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Mommy Makeover

As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available, a mommy makeover combines breast and tummy rejuvenation to provide a comprehensive transformation. By delivering both breast and tummy procedures in a single surgery, mothers benefit from holistic restoration of their former body—and sometimes even an improvement upon that. All told, mommy makeover patients are among the happiest in the entire field, as they can enjoy motherhood with restored confidence.

Typically a mommy makeover is a combination of two or three cosmetic procedures such as breast lifts, breast augmentations, tummy tucks, or liposuction. However, it is possible for other procedures to be included in a mommy makeover. Beverly Hills, Los Angeles surgeon Dr. Hoefflin takes care to discusses all available options with his patients. He is renowned for his expert care and ability to restore patients to their natural, prepregnancy figure.

About the Procedure

Mommy makeover surgeries vary greatly depending on the combination of plastic surgery procedures being performed. In all cases, Dr. Hoefflin places an emphasis on creating a natural appearance and doing everything possible to minimize scaring./p>

Mommy makeovers last anywhere from two to four hours depending on which combination of procedures are performed. Dr. Hoefflin performs this surgery as an outpatient procedure in his state-of-the-art, fully credentialed surgical facility. Patients are usually under general anesthesia or deep intravenous sedation administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist.


Breasts implants are placed in the body thought one of four common incision locations: around or along the bottom of the areola (periareolar), along the natural fold where the breast meets the chest wall (inframammary), through the top area of the breast near the armpit (transaxillary), or through an incision made in the belly button (transumbilical or scarless breast augmentation).

Tummy tuck incisions are located very low on the abdomen and are usually low enough that they cannot be seen, even when wearing a bikini.

Breast lift incisions are typically made around the areola and can sometimes extend below the breast towards the crease where the breast meets the chest.

Liposuction incisions are very small (1/4″), and are scattered inconspicuously around the treatment area. The incisions are so small that they heal very quickly and typically become almost impossible to see.

Implant Location

Dr. Hoefflin performs breast augmentations using the specialized “dual-plane” technique. Using this technique, he places part of the implant below the pectoral muscle and part of the implant above it. This gives a slight lift to the breast, provides long-lasting results, and offers a natural, youthful appearance.

What should I expect after surgery?

Dr. Hoefflin’s mommy makeover patients usually have small, self absorbing sutures that do not need to be removed. Patients are discharged home and experience very little pain due to the anesthetics used during the procedure and the oral pain medications prescribed for post-operative comfort. Patients are able to return to work and social activities within seven to ten days. Light exercise can be resumed after several weeks, with a full return to all activities after four to six weeks. Final results can be appreciated anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months after surgery.

Possible Complications

When performed by a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon, the risk of serious problems after a mommy makeover are rare. During your consultation, Dr. Hoefflin will discuss specific risks with you as well as whether or not you are a suitable candidate for a mommy makeover. As always, you can reduce your risk of complications by closely following Dr. Hoefflin’s pre- and post-operative instructions.

If you are considering a Mommy Makeover, Los Angeles board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hoefflin can help. Contact our offices to schedule a complimentary consultation.

To learn if you are a candidate for the Los Angeles mommy makeover surgery, contact Beverly Hills, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hoefflin for a complimentary consultation.