Mommy Makeover Specialist

Samuel E.  Salcedo, M.D. -  - Plastic Surgeon

The Plastics Doc

Samuel E. Salcedo, M.D.

Plastic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA & Riverside, CA

If having children has left you with a saggy stomach, stretch marks, misshapen breasts, and troublesome areas of diet- and exercise-resistant fat, you’re not alone. At The Plastics Doc in Beverly Hills and Riverside, California, top-rated plastic surgeon Dr. Samuel E. Salcedo offers the mommy makeover, a comprehensive solution designed to help restore your pre-pregnancy appearance. To find what a mommy makeover can do for you, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Mommy Makeover Q & A

What is a mommy makeover?

The mommy makeover is a highly personalized cosmetic solution that uses several strategic procedures to address or correct many of the most common body issues women experience following pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

The central goal of the mommy makeover is to help you regain your pre-pregnancy body, usually by focusing on rejuvenating your abdomen and breasts. A typical mommy makeover may include a breast lift and a tummy tuck; some women also opt to include labiaplasty, a type of vaginal wellness surgery.

A mommy makeover can address:

  • Deflated or saggy breasts
  • Stretched nipples or areolas
  • Disproportionate breast size
  • Stretch marks or loose skin
  • Pockets of diet-resistant fat
  • Saggy vaginal structures

Because pregnancy affects every woman’s body differently, the exact procedures that Dr. Salcedo recommends for you will fit your specific aesthetic goals.

Which mommy makeover procedures are most popular?

Although a mommy makeover may include any combination of cosmetic procedures that help restore your pre-pregnancy figure, the most commonly requested procedures are:

Tummy tuck

Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, is used to create a smooth, firm abdominal profile by removing excess fat and skin (including stretch marks) and restoring weakened or separated muscles in your abdominal wall.

Breast life

Breast lift surgery raises and reshapes your breasts by removing excess tissue and supporting them in a higher position. Because this procedure doesn’t enhance your breast size, it’s the perfect solution for women who want their chest to appear just as it did before pregnancy, nursing, and postpartum weight loss.  

What other mommy makeover procedures are available?

Because becoming a mother can change your body in a variety of ways, Dr. Salcedo may also recommend one of the following mommy makeover procedures:


Liposuction uses a slender tube to target and vacuum out areas of persistent fat. This highly customizable procedure allows you to effectively sculpt away unwanted fat to get your pre-pregnancy body back.  

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation uses silicone gel implants or saline implants to restore volume to breasts left smaller by post-pregnancy or post-nursing volume loss.


Pregnancy, vaginal childbirth, and postpartum weight loss can all impact the elasticity and contours of your vaginal structures. Labiaplasty is a simple cosmetic procedure that helps restore the outer shape and appearance of your vagina.

Is a mommy makeover right for me?

If you’re done having children, you’ve reached a healthy and stable body weight, and you’re no longer nursing your last child, you may be ready for a mommy makeover.

It’s important to be sure you aren’t planning to have more children, as any future pregnancies can jeopardize the results of your makeover. You should also be in good physical health and have realistic expectations before you schedule your procedure.

To speak with Dr. Salcedo about how a mommy makeover can benefit you, call The Plastics Doc today or schedule an appointment online anytime.  

*Individual results may vary