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Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover is a series of procedures designed to help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure. A Mommy Makeover often includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation.

Should You Consider A Mommy Makeover?

Having kids can take a toll on a mother’s body. It’s no secret that the most obvious changes are seen in the abdomen and breasts.

If you have loose sagging abdominal skin or deflated breasts, a Mommy Makeover can help restore your pre-pregnancy figure.

Are You A Candidate?

Our Body Contouring Cosmetic Self Evaluation can help you decide if a Mommy Makeover is the right procedure for you.



Restore Your Pre-Pregnancy Figure

Becoming a mother is a beautiful, life-changing experience, but it can also take a significant toll on a woman’s body. Any woman who has been through it knows firsthand the changes that take place as a result of pregnancy.

After having children, it’s no secret that the most obvious changes are seen in the abdomen and breasts. Sometimes these changes are minimal, but for others they are profound. Some women have loose sagging abdominal skin, and others have abdomens that protrude because their muscles have been stretched by pregnancy. Many women have hollow, deflated, sagging breasts after breastfeeding, and others have breasts that are still full but droopy. Fat also accumulates in “problem areas” like the thighs, love handles, and arms.

Diet and exercise can help, but many women are discouraged by the lack of results. Getting back to your desired weight is an important first step, but, unfortunately, there is no amount of dieting or exercise that can correct loose skin, repair the stretched abdominal muscles, or lift sagging breasts.

A Mommy Makeover procedure in San Francisco that addresses a loose tummy, sagging breasts, and excess fat can be a great solution to help you get your pre-pregnancy body back. A Mommy Makeover is really a combination of procedures such as tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction that can address the abdomen and breasts at the same time. The procedures can also be performed in stages as well, depending on your overall health, goals, and preferences. The main advantage of a Mommy Makeover is that you will only have one operation and more importantly only one recovery.

The Results Are So Worth The Recovery

Many of our patients have waited years before gaining the courage to choose a Mommy Makeover. Their biggest regret?

...That they waited so long to have the procedure done!


Are You Bothered By A Portruding Abdomen or Sagging Breasts?

You may be a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover if you wish to correct the impact that childbirth and breastfeeding have had on your body, including one or more of the following:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Small breasts
  • Overly large breasts that are out of proportion
  • A protruding abdomen
  • Separated abdominal muscles
  • Sagging skin on the abdomen
  • Excess fat on certain areas of the body

It’s important to be finished having children, to be in good overall health, to be a non-smoker, to have a Body Mass Index of 35 or less, and to have realistic expectations.

If you are a mom who is unhappy with her figure, concerned that you can no longer wear the nice dresses and two-piece swim suits from your pre-pregnancy days, a Mommy Makeover may be right for you.

Procedures Steps

The term Mommy Makeover may be relatively new, but all the procedures involved have a long and successful track record.

A Mommy Makeover may include one or more of the following procedures. The procedures chosen depend on your specific needs and goals.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

There are very few women who do not have changes to their abdominal wall after having children. Some have loose sagging abdominal skin. Others have abdomens that protrude because their muscles have been stretched by pregnancy.

A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin and tightens weakened abdominal muscles to create a firmer, flatter abdominal contour.

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Breast Lift  

Breastfeeding leaves many women with breasts that are deflated and sagging. Other women have breasts that are still full but droopy. A breast lift procedure restores a youthful shape and lift that was lost during pregnancy. A breast lift is often combined with breast augmentation in women who need or desire increased fullness.

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Breast Augmentation

After pregnancy, some women are left with breasts that are deflated but have minimal sagging. For these women, breast augmentation can be a good choice. Breast augmentation restores fullness to hollow breasts that have minimal to mild sagging. Breast augmentation alone will not correct sagging but can be combined with a breast lift.

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Liposuction (Tumescent Liposuction, Smartlipo)

Pregnancy leaves many women with excess deposits of fat that remain despite diet, exercise, and weight loss. Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that removes excess fat from areas such as the the hips, thighs, love handles, bra rolls, neck, and arms. Liposuction alone will not correct or fix loose, sagging skin but can be combined with a tummy tuck.

Learn More About Liposuction

Breast Reduction

Some women are left with breasts that are larger than desired or out of proportion to the rest of the body, in some cases even causing back pain. In this situation, a breast reduction can help you obtain more proportional, smaller, and lighter breasts.

Learn More About Breast Reduction


The labia (external skin surrounding the vagina also known as the inner lips and outerlips) can be stretched or enlarged after pregancy, which can cause irritation or hygiene issues or be unsightly. Labiaplasty is a procedure that removes excess tissue from the labia to improve hygiene and appearance.

Learn More About Labiaplasty

A Mommy Makeover may be combined with other procedures such as facial rejuvenation, skin care, and buttock enhancement.

A Mommy Makeover is typically performed under general anesthesia. Some procedures may be performed an outpatient basis, while others will be required to stay overnight in the hospital so that your initial recovery can be monitored. The length of surgery varies from two hours up to a full day depending on the number and types of procedures chosen.


What to Expect After Treatment

Recovery time from a Mommy Makeover depends on the number of procedure performed and your body’s particular ability to heal itself.

The Results Are Worth The Recovery

Most patients should expect to be sore and somewhat uncomfortable during the first week or so after surgery. You will likely want to spend the first week or so resting quietly at home, althouth you will be instructed to get up and walk around the house every few hours to maintain healthy circulation. Because of the large amount of skin removed, your abdomen will feel tight and sore and you will initially walk in a bent-over “little old lady” position. It may take 5 to 7 days for you to stand completely upright. Temporary swelling, bruising, numbness, and tingling are also expected after surgery.*

You will need to refrain from strenuous activity including lifting more than 20 pounds for about six weeks. Most patients return to work in 2-4 weeks, although recovery time may vary depending on your age, genetics, skin quality, technique used, and occupation.

Childcare is a common concern. Because of the limits placed on lifting and straining, you will need to have help with small children for the first few weeks after surgery. Lifting even a 25 pound child too soon after your Mommy Makeover can jeodardize your results by streching the incision site and possibly leading to prolonged bleed or swelling.

You will feel “back to normal” in about 3 to 6 months.*

Choosing a Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgeon

Do Your Homework

It is very important to choose a surgeon who has a similar innate aesthetic to your own. Dr. Fan’s approach to a Mommy Makeover comes as the result of years of study, research, and practice.

Look Natural, Not Overdone

He is known for his exacting surgical technique and his highly refined aesthetic sensibilities born out of a passion for art. Together, these skills allow Dr. Fan to produce the results of a Mommy Makeover that are natural and simply beautiful.

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Exact Costs Vary Depending On Your Specific Needs and Desired Results

The cost of a Mommy Makeover varies from person to person and depends on a number of factors including your specific needs and desired results.

Factors that contribute to the cost of treatment include:

  • Your particular needs and goals
  • The extent, type, and number of procedures chosen for your Mommy Makeover
  • The experience and reputation of the plastic surgeon
  • Any advanced technology or surgical techniques that may be used
  • The geographic location where the procedure takes place
  • The surgical facility used
  • The type of anesthesia a patient selects

Costs of surgery may include fees for the surgeon, anesthesia, operating room, facility, equipment, implants, garments, aftercare, lab tests, and medications.

The cost for a Mommy Makeover ranges from $20,000 to $90,000.

We offer a range of patient financing plans including low monthly payment plans and plans for those with suboptimal credit histories.

You can find more information about our Financing plans here

See Your Results

Get A More Shapely Figure

A Mommy Makeover will help you obtain a flatter and firmer abdomen, fuller and more shapely breasts, and an improved figure.

The results of your Mommy Makeover will become more and more evident over the first 2 to 3 months after surgery.

Dr. Fan and his team are known for their artistic eye, experience, and meticulous attention to detail.  They are also known for their outstanding Mommy Makeover results.


Mommy Makeover FAQ

Am I a good candidate?

If you are a mother who is in good health, finished having children, close to your goal weight, and who wants to get back to her pre-pregnancy appearance and that feeling of knowing how good you look with a flat tummy and full, shapely breasts, a Mommy Makeover may be just right for you.

How long will my surgery take?

The length of surgery varies from two hours up to a full day depending on the number and types of procedures chosen.

Is a Mommy Makeover painful?

Because a Mommy Makeover involves surgery on the abdominal muscles, your abdomen will feel tight and sore for 1-2 weeks, and recovery generally takes more time than that for other procedures. Any discomfort experienced during the recovery process can be controlled with over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers.

Read: How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Mommy Makeover

How long before I can get back to all my activities?

Again, this depends on the surgeries you have had performed. Usually, a patient can return to work in a couple of weeks and to more strenuous activities in 6-8 weeks. We will be closely monitoring your progress and let you know how quickly you can begin engaging in activities such as exercise and lifting.

Can I Have Smartlipo instead of a Tummy Tuck as part of my Mommy Makeover?

It depends.

Women who have had children and have minimal to modest loss of skin elasticity and good muscle tone may be good candidates for liposuction (eg. Smartlipo) alone if you are willing to accept that your skin quality will not be improved.

Women who have significant amounts of loose skin and/or loose or separated abdominal muscles need a tummy tuck along with liposuction.

Be wary of anyone suggesting that a laser or other “fancy” technology (eg. Smartlipo, nonsurgical skin tightening treatments, etc.) can eliminate the need for a tummy tuck, as seems to be prevalent among less scrupulous practices today. This is rarely true. We regularly see patients who have been disappointed by these technologies ending up at our office in need or a tummy tuck or, worse yet, more extensive reconstruction because of resulting problems such as dimpled skin.

It has been suggested that a laser can help with skin tightening after liposuction, but scientific evidence is lacking. (And this opinion is coming from a physician who owns a Smartlipo device).

Read More: Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck

Will my results be lasting?

Yes. Results of your Mommy Makeover will be long lasting as long as you don’t have substantial weight gain or another child after your surgery. Either of these will lessen the ultimate effect. No procedure stops the natural aging process.

Will I need to adhere to any specific diet, vitamin or exercise program following my procedures?

No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many women feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their Mommy Makeover. Also, any excessive weight gain could lessen the wonderful results of treatment.


Is a Mommy Makeover safe?

Every surgical procedure comes with risks. However, a Mommy Makeover is a collection of tried and true techniques that have been used by plastic surgeons for many, many years to great results.

Will I have to stay overnight at a hospital or other surgical facility?

Mommy Makeovers can often be done on an outpatient basis, with no need for an overnight stay. You will remain in our facility for a while after surgery, so we can monitor your recovery. Some patients will require an overnight hospital stay depending on your age, health, and extent of procedures. You will need to have a friend or family member drive you home.

What are the costs involved?

The cost of a Mommy Makeover is dependent on the types and number of procedures involved.  Each situation is unique.  Dr. Fan will help you create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your particular goals, and your budget. The cost for a Mommy Makeover can range from $5,000 to $50,000.


Related Procedures


Liposuction is a procedure that removes unwanted fat through tiny openings in the skin. Liposuction does not remove or tighten sagging skin. Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck.

Learn More About Liposuction


CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells without surgery or downtime. CoolSculpting does not remove or tighten sagging skin. The results seen with CoolScupting are more modest compared to those achieved with liposuction and tummy tucks.

Learn More About CoolSculpting

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a procedure that removes excess fat and skin and tightens weakened abdominal muscles to create a firmer, flatter abdominal contour.

Learn More About Tummy Tuck

Breast Lift

A breast lift restores a youthful shape and lift to the breasts.

Learn More About Breast Lift

Breast Reduction

A breast reduction reduces the size and weight of large, heavy breasts that are out of proportion to the rest of the figure or causing issues such as back pain.

Learn More About Breast Reduction


Labiaplasty removes excess tissue from the labia to improve hygiene and appearance.

Learn More About Labiaplasty - Coming Soon


“Dr. Fan and staff provide the best most consistent customer service I have ever received. If you are looking for the best plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation and tummy tuck, look no further. If you are looking for a surgeon who is meticulous and will deliver the results you want, Dr. Fan is your man. Highly recommend, and beautiful office.”*

— Ms. C

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Ready to Get Back Your Pre-Pregnancy Body?

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During your consultation, Dr. Fan will take the time to address your specific goals and to discuss your treatment options. He will determine if you are a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover and review the results that can be realistically achieved. He will also help you determine which procedures may benefit you the most.


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