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Reasons for a Mommy Makeover?

A women’s body doesn’t usually snap back to where it was before pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. And sometimes, no matter how hard you try, our post-pregnancy bodies don’t always respond to diet and exercise.

The following are some of the reasons why a Mommy Makeover may be a great solution for returning to your pre-pregnancy body:

  • The abdomen may not completely recover after pregnancy. Stretch marks and musculofascial laxity (reduced tightness of the uterine muscles) may require surgical intervention to restore your anatomy
  • The rectus muscles (your “six-pack”) may never return to the midline, creating a bulge that doesn’t improve with diet and exercise. A Mommy Makeover can help remove that bulge
  • Stretch marks are evidence of deep dermal (skin) injury from rapid weight gain. Many products are marketed to fix this, but surgical removal of the scarring of the lower abdomen may be the surest way to eliminate stretch marks for good
  • Abdominoplasty, or a “tummy tuck,” treats both muscle and skin damage in a single procedure
  • Sagging breasts can be repaired with a mastopexy, or breast lift. Through skin excision and reshaping of breast tissue, a woman may regain the fullness and original shape of the breasts prior to the effects of gravity and pregnancy
  • Both breast augmentation with implants and breast reduction with minimization of volume can be combined with abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to create a return to the body’s pre-pregnancy form

Mommy makeoverMommy Makeover FAQs

You are now probably wondering whether you are a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover. Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about this popular procedure:

What is the goal of a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is done to help restore the natural curves of your body to closely match your shape prior to pregnancy.

What are the procedures in a Mommy Makeover?

Some of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in a Mommy Makeover include a tummy tuckbreast lift, liposuction, breast augmentation, vaginal rejuvenation, and BOTOX®. You and Dr. Karen will choose what procedures best fit your goals.

What’s recovery like after the surgery?

It’s hard for busy moms to get a break – but it is extremely important to be able to rest after your surgery. Recovery depends on the type and amount of procedures you include in your Mommy Makeover. You will need to limit your activities for a few days or even longer; therefore, it is important to make arrangements for someone to help with your family and the baby while you heal from surgery.

How do I know if I am a good candidate?

If you have had a child and are not feeling confident about your body anymore, then you’re most likely an excellent candidate for a Mommy Makeover.

To learn more about Mommy Makeover procedure or to schedule a consultation by Dr. Karen Soika, please contact us at 203-489-3908 or click here.


  • Karen M. Soika, MD

    Dr. Soika is a highly competent and compassionate cosmetic surgeon. She did an eye lift for me and I am absolutely thrilled and satisfied with the results. She is masterful at her work and takes extra care to ensure proper follow up and recovery is accomplished.

    Self-verified patient · Eye Lift
  • Mini Facelift

    I suffered deep thermal burns to my face caused by the incompetence of a Dermatologist for 1 year with no relief, until I met Dr. Soika. She administered a treatment to give me the relief I was looking for. She was the only Dr.who took the time to listen, diagnose and performed a procedure with great results! Because of her, I am on the road to recovery!

    Self-verified patient
  • Dermal Filler

    My sons wedding was coming and I wanted to look and feel my best, I called Dr. Soika because I saw her local Ad. It was the best call I made! My skin looks 7 years younger-tighter, and I look for rested and awake. I didn’t believe it was possible without surgery, but Dr. Soika did an incredible procedure in 1 1/2 hours with no down time.

    A. McCabe · Thermage-Skin Tightening

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