Although pregnancy and breastfeeding are some of the most beautiful parts of motherhood, afterward it's common to feel self-conscious and dissatisfied with the way your body looks. It's likely you have more than one area you'd like to rejuvenate. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian C. Reuben offers a solution though cosmetic surgery. He performs mommy makeover procedures in Midvale, Utah, to help women from Murray, Sandy, and surrounding areas renew their bodies and their confidence.
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Before & After Photos
After losing a substancial amount of weight and after having 5 kids, this patient came to see us for our Mommy Makeover. She had a tummy tuck and a breast lift with an augmentation. The patient chose a 350cc silicone implant with a high profile. At 36 years old and 5'8, this patient continues to live an active liftstyle and now currently owns a gym. Her post-operative pictures were taken 3 months following her surgery.
This 32 year old woman had a breast lift, breast augmentation and abdominoplasty. She is 5'5 and leads an active life-style. Pictures are taken 3 months post surgery.
Mommy Makeover Candidates
A mommy makeover is a custom combination of plastic surgery procedures that Dr. Reuben performs at once to renew women's bodies after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Ideal candidates for this procedure are in good physical condition, are at or near their ideal weight, do not plan to have more children, and have realistic expectations about their results. Benefits include a combination of the following:
- Removing loose, stretched skin
- Enhancing breast shape
- Improving the appearance of a cesarean scar
- Reducing stretch marks
- Repairing torn, enlarged, stretched labia
"I had Dr. Reuben do my breast augmentation (silicone all the way!!!) and tummy tuck. I AM A NEW PERSON! I feel more confident and beautiful and would recommend him to anyone looking for a plastic surgeon."
— rstone123, age 35, 2 kids, mommy makeover patient of Dr. Reuben on RealSelf.com
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Popular Procedure Options
Dr. Reuben personalizes each mommy makeover to the patient's desired improvements. Because pregnancy and childbirth affect similar areas, mommy makeovers typically include a combination of the following procedures:
- Breast augmentation restores lost breast volume or fills out naturally small breasts.
- Breast lift reshapes lax breasts and reduces enlarged nipples.
- Tummy tuck firms and flattens the abdomen by removing stretched, wrinkled skin and excess fat and repairing separated abdominal muscles, if necessary.
- Liposuction sculpts the waist, hips, thighs, and other areas where stubborn fat has collected.
- Labiaplasty rejuvenates enlarged or torn labia.
Together you and Dr. Reuben will choose the procedures that will help you get back to your pre-pregnancy shape. While it might not be possible to completely erase the changes from pregnancy, in many ways you could look better than before.
The Dr. Reuben Difference
"After pregnancy, an important part of feeling like yourself again is to feel good about the way your body looks."
— Dr. Reuben
Dr. Reuben performs mommy makeover procedures in an accredited hospital or surgical facility as an outpatient procedure or with a brief hospital stay. Depending on the procedures chosen, the surgery can take from 2 to 5 hours to complete.
What to Expect Afterward
You will need help for the first week or so after your mommy makeover, especially if your children are young. Recovery time depends on a variety of factors, including your individual healing rate and the specific procedures performed. By strictly following the restrictions you are given in terms of lifting and other activities, you will allow your body to heal as rapidly as possible and minimize the possibility of complications. Most women will be ready to return to work and feel close to normal within 2 weeks to a month depending on the procedures chosen.
Common Questions About Mommy Makeover Surgery
Is it safe to have more than one procedure performed together?
When you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Reuben and have your procedure performed in an accredited facility, combined procedures are typically safe. Dr. Reuben understands how many procedures can be safely combined and the limits on exposure to anesthesia. His extensive experience performing complex post-weight loss procedures has made him well qualified for mommy makeovers.
How long should I wait after having my last baby to have a mommy makeover?
If you are planning to have a tummy tuck, it's best to wait about a year. This delay will give you a chance to lose the weight you gained during pregnancy and for your overall body weight to become stable. In addition, Dr. Reuben recommends postponing breast procedures until you've stopped breastfeeding for at least 3 months to give your breasts time to return to their normal state.
What are the advantages of a mommy makeover?
Mommy makeovers are so popular with Dr. Reuben's patients for a variety of reasons, including:
- Multiple improvements in one surgery
- A single recovery period
- Exposure to anesthesia only once
- More affordable than having the procedures performed separately