Who Are the Best Candidates for a Mommy Makeover?

Cosmetic procedures have grown in popularity over the years. If you’ve ever considered the idea, now is a great time to take a closer look and see what might be right for you. In fact, procedures have come so far that they are often grouped together to reduce recovery times. The perfect example of that is the mommy makeover. It’s a group of procedures that treats common cosmetic concerns that often arise after pregnancy.

That said, you don’t have to be a mother for a mommy makeover. In fact, if you want to know if it’s right for you, see if you might be a candidate by reading on.

General Health Considerations

Anyone in good general health who does not smoke and is more or less near or at their ideal weight is off to a good start for candidacy. Additionally, a good candidate for a mommy makeover is someone who can cosmetically benefit from the makeover. This could be someone with a number of concerns that include the following:

  • Loss of breast volume
  • Sagging breasts
  • Loose skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Stubborn fat

Mommy Makeover Options

Mommy makeovers are typically made up of 2-3 surgeries most commonly a breast and abdominal surgery. During consultation, you have the opportunity to discuss the specific concerns you have, and create a surgical plan that best suits your goals and lifestyle. The following are examples of common procedure combinations for a mommy makeover:

  • Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck
  • Breast Reduction and Tummy Tuck
  • Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck
  • Breast Augmentation with Lift and Tummy Tuck
  • Breast Augmentation and Abdominal Liposuction

Reaching Your Stable Weight

As we all know, the process of childbirth involves pretty significant changes to body weight. That is perfectly natural, but it’s important to hold off on a mommy makeover until you have reached a stable weight or are closer to your ideal weight.

Even if you aren’t a mother, this holds true. Additional weight changes can undo some of the effects of the procedure, and there’s no point in going through the process just to lose the results right away.

Once your weight is stable, you can discuss all the potential procedures with your surgeon and move forward with your mommy makeover.


Sometimes, it’s easier to discuss what prevents someone from being a good candidate, and in medical terms, those are contraindications.

Obviously, you want to avoid multiple surgeries if you have significant health complications, such as severe heart disease and a compromised immune system. Such conditions complicate the surgery and dramatically increase the risks of side effects.

If you have any of the following conditions, it may be best to hold off on a mommy makeover unless otherwise recommended by your surgeon and primary care doctor:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Clotting disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Lung disease
  • Anesthesia allergies

Each of these concerns can vary in severity. You can always discuss options with your doctor, but it helps to know what might prevent candidacy.

Explore Your Options at Burgess Plastic Surgery

If you want a mommy makeover or another procedure, it all starts with a consultation. Call Burgess Plastic Surgery in Lake Oswego, OR, today at 503-699-6464 or reach out to us online to get started.

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