Mom and baby laughing in the grass.

If you’ve had children, you know the toll that pregnancy and breastfeeding can take on your body: stretched skin, saggy breasts, and the annoying belly pooch that refuses to disappear no matter how many hours you spend at the gym. A Mommy Makeover is the best way to get that “pre-baby body” back.

The combination of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures referred to as a Mommy Makeover usually includes cosmetic breast surgery, such as breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, and liposuction at our St. Louis practice. The physical changes are dramatic afterward, but these procedures do more than just change the bodies of our patients, it’s safe to say many of the women describe this as life-changing surgery.

Here are a few other ways patients say the surgery reshapes their lives.

  • A changed wardrobe: This begins with going through your closet with an eye toward things you’ll need to discard, as well as holding onto “goal garments” that you’ll finally be able to wear after getting a Mommy Makeover. Check out this video from a past patient taking a fresh look at her clothes.

  • A changed outlook: For many moms, the decision to undergo cosmetic plastic surgery may be the first time since having children that they made their own needs a top priority. Many women who are raising a family are accustomed to putting others’ needs ahead of their own. In many cases, women who have learned the value of “me time” say that lesson alone makes them better moms and better spouses.
  • A changed lifestyle: The slimmer, toned midsection that results from a tummy tuck and liposuction can be a confidence boost for patients who want to show off their new figure. That, in turn, gives moms the incentive they need to maintain healthy habits — such as regularly exercising and following a nutritious diet.

One more thing to think about: A Mommy Makeover can be anything you want it to be. Even though the women who come for a Mommy Makeover consultation at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery typically want breast enhancement and body contouring procedures, the combination can include other treatments. In fact, labiaplasty is becoming increasingly popular among patients who want to feel more secure while being intimate with their partners.

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