Preparing for Your Mommy Makeover: What to Expect

A Mommy Makeover is a transformative procedure designed to help mothers restore their pre-pregnancy bodies and boost their confidence. At VIVE Plastic Surgery, we understand that preparing for this comprehensive surgery can be both exciting and overwhelming. This article provides a detailed guide on what to expect before, during, and after your Mommy Makeover, ensuring you are well-prepared for a smooth and successful transformation.

Understanding the Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover is a customized combination of cosmetic procedures tailored to address the physical changes that occur after pregnancy and childbirth. Common procedures include:

  • Breast Augmentation or Lift: To restore volume and correct sagging.
  • Tummy Tuck: To remove excess skin and tighten abdominal muscles.
  • Liposuction: To eliminate stubborn fat deposits.
  • Buttock Augmentation: To enhance the shape and size of the buttocks.

Before Your Mommy Makeover

1. Initial Consultation

The journey begins with an initial consultation at VIVE Plastic Surgery. During this meeting, you will discuss your goals, medical history, and any concerns with your surgeon. The surgeon will evaluate your physical condition and recommend a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

2. Medical Evaluations

Your surgeon will likely require a series of medical evaluations to ensure you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. These evaluations may include blood tests, imaging studies, and a thorough review of your medical history.

3. Setting Realistic Expectations

It’s essential to have realistic expectations about the outcomes of your Mommy Makeover. Discuss your goals and desired results with your surgeon to ensure they align with what can be realistically achieved.

4. Pre-Surgery Instructions

Follow all pre-surgery instructions provided by your surgeon. This may include stopping certain medications, quitting smoking, and making necessary lifestyle changes to prepare your body for surgery.

5. Preparing Your Home

Prepare your home for your recovery period. Set up a comfortable recovery area with essentials such as pillows, blankets, medications, and entertainment. Arrange for someone to assist you with daily tasks during the initial recovery phase.

During Your Mommy Makeover

1. The Day of Surgery

On the day of your surgery, you will be admitted to VIVE Plastic Surgery’s state-of-the-art facility. Your surgeon will review the plan with you, and anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

2. The Procedure

The length of the surgery depends on the number and complexity of the procedures being performed. Your surgeon will carefully execute the customized plan, addressing each area to achieve the desired results.

3. Immediate Post-Operative Care

After the surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery area until you are stable and comfortable. Your surgeon will provide detailed post-operative care instructions, including how to care for your incisions, manage pain, and recognize signs of complications.

After Your Mommy Makeover

1. Recovery Period

The initial recovery period typically lasts two to three weeks. During this time, it’s essential to rest and allow your body to heal. Follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding activity restrictions, wound care, and medications.

2. Managing Discomfort

It’s normal to experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising after surgery. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medications to help manage any discomfort. Applying cold compresses and wearing compression garments can also aid in reducing swelling.

3. Gradual Resumption of Activities

Gradually resume light activities as advised by your surgeon. Avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and vigorous exercise for at least six weeks. Listen to your body and take it slow to ensure proper healing.

4. Follow-Up Appointments

Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon. These visits are crucial for monitoring your healing progress, addressing any concerns, and ensuring you achieve the best possible results.

5. Long-Term Care

Continue to take care of your body by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Eat a balanced diet, stay hydrated, and engage in regular physical activity once you have fully recovered. Protect your skin from the sun to prevent scarring and maintain the results of your Mommy Makeover.

Emotional and Psychological Preparation

1. Emotional Readiness

Undergoing a Mommy Makeover is not just a physical transformation; it’s an emotional journey as well. Be prepared for a range of emotions, from excitement and joy to anxiety and impatience. Having a strong support system can help you navigate these emotions.

2. Support System

Ensure you have a reliable support system in place, including family, friends, and professional counselors if needed. Having people you can rely on for emotional and practical support is vital during your recovery.

3. Celebrating Small Milestones

Celebrate each milestone in your recovery journey. Acknowledge the progress you make, no matter how small, and stay positive about the changes you are experiencing.


Preparing for a Mommy Makeover involves careful planning, realistic expectations, and a strong support system. At VIVE Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality care and support throughout your journey. By understanding what to expect before, during, and after your Mommy Makeover, you can approach the procedure with confidence and achieve the beautiful, rejuvenated results you desire. If you’re ready to take the next step, schedule a consultation with us today to discuss your goals and begin your transformation.