Mommy Makeover

Nothing is more rewarding than becoming a mother. And though women cherish each and every single one of their children, the truth is that pregnancy takes a toll on the body. What is disturbing about this fact, is that even vigorous exercise and diet are generally not enough to get your pre-pregnancy body back.

Therefore, more and more women are consulting board-certified plastic surgeons for a life-changing Mommy Makeover procedure. At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, VA, our professional doctors can give you back your body, as well as your self-confidence. Simply put, you can (and will) feel great again! If you want the best of both worlds – beautiful children and a beautiful body, then the Mommy Makeover procedure may be perfect for you.

To learn more about the Mommy Makeover Procedure, or to schedule a consultation, contact the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg today by calling (540) 371-7730.

Every patient is different, with her own wants and needs. Depending on your specific goals, and what you hope to see post-surgery, a Mommy Makeover procedure may include any of the following:

After childbirth, you may discover that you have stretch marks, sagging breasts, and a large stomach, hips, or thighs. All of these undesired issues can be improved with a Mommy Makeover procedure – whether you have had one pregnancy or multiple pregnancies. The entire staff at our fully accredited facility is trained and experienced, particularly, when it comes to performing Mommy Makeover procedures.

It is imperative to know that each procedure has its own requirements before and after surgery. To find out specific information on every surgery you plan on pursuing, it is recommended you visit that surgery’s individual page.

For example, a tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from both the mid and lower abdomen, as well as tightens the abdominal wall muscles. Yet, liposuction removes excess fat from under your skin. A breast procedure can accomplish a variety of goals, such as increasing the size of the breasts, decreasing the size of the breasts, and/or lifting the breasts higher up on your chest.

During a Mommy Makeover procedure, there are commonly three areas of the body addressed: breasts, abdomen, and labia.

To view our real patient Mommy Makeover before and after photos, visit our gallery.

Mommy Makeover Options


Throughout your pregnancy, the breasts will change in size and shape, especially if you plan on breastfeeding your child. Therefore, women often want to increase their breast volume with implants. Yet, if a woman already had breast implants prior to the pregnancy, she may require an augmentation to correct the implants by either increasing or decreasing their size.

For change in breast shape, a woman may choose to pursue a mastopexy, which refers to a breast lift. When performed successfully, a breast lift can reshape the breast by tightening the tissue and skin.


One of the most essential components of the Mommy Makeover procedure is a tummy tuck. During pregnancy, the belly’s skin stretches, and the abdominal wall muscles separate, all to accommodate the growing baby. As a result, stretch marks generally form. However, a tummy tuck can tighten these muscles, as well as the skin. While there is no cure for stretch marks, a tummy tuck may help mask the appearance of these unwanted marks.

Liposuction is also another popular method to contour the body. Liposuction can help get rid of fat in the abdomen, but in a range of other areas, too, including: the hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks, and neck.


It is common during the last stages of pregnancy for the pelvis to become congested, and as a result, cause swelling of the labia. Some women even find that the labia minora may protrude a bit outside of the labia majora, which may cause discomfort. Therefore, a procedure is needed to shorten the labia.

If you decide to have more than one surgery, the majority of the Mommy Makeover procedures can be performed in our accredited facility in Fredericksburg, VA on the same say day, and conveniently on an outpatient basis. In face, receiving more than one procedure at a time is more economical for you, and will even decrease the time you need to spend on recovery.

Mommy Makeover Recovery

The Mommy Makeover procedure offers a variety of surgeries, and each of these surgeries will require their own special requirements and recover period. You will be given detailed instructions during your free consultation, which will inform you of exactly what to do before and after your surgeries.

Again, please refer to the individual pages for each surgery for more information. For most procedures, you can expect to need some time off from work. Further, for any sort of pain or discomfort you may experience during this recovery process, your doctor can prescribe medication.

To learn more about the Mommy Makeover Procedure, or to schedule a consultation, contact the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg today by calling (540) 371-7730

Mommy Makeover FAQs

Below, you will find a list of questions often asked in regards to a Mommy Makeover procedure. However, if you do not happen to see your particular question, or still have concerns regarding any of the surgeries, please feel free to reach out.

What is a Mommy Makeover procedure?

A Mommy Makeover procedure combines a variety of cosmetic surgeries in order to help restore a woman’s body after the negative effects of pregnancy and childbirth have taken place. For convenience, these procedures can be performed all at once.

What are the common surgeries included in a Mommy Makeover procedure?

Because the overall goal of a Mommy Makeover procedure is to focus on areas of the body that have been negatively affected by pregnancy and childbirth, common surgeries included in this process include breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and labiaplasty. These surgeries can successfully restore the breasts, stomach, and waistline. Though, as mentioned above, some patients may decide to pursue other surgeries, such as a thigh lift or buttock lift.

Is a Mommy Makeover procedure safe?

As with any type of major or cosmetic surgery, unforeseen risks and complications can always occur. However, these risks and complications are less likely to occur when your surgeries are performed by an educated and trained professional, such as those staffed at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg.

It has been proven that it is safe to have multiples surgeries performed at one time. During your initial consultation with your doctor, you can ask about potential risks associated with a Mommy Makeover procedure, and how to further avoid them. If you are healthy, prepared, and follow the instructions given to you by your doctor, it is highly likely you will experience a smooth and safe procedure.

What are the benefits of a Mommy Makeover procedure?

All cosmetic surgeries are subjective, meaning the benefits of a Mommy Makeover procedure can vary. However, one of the biggest and most common benefits of having multiple procedures performed at once is less time spent recovering. Further benefits may include less exposure to anesthetics, one charge for the operating room, and one charge for the anesthesia required for the surgeries.

Can I have more children after a Mommy Makeover procedure?

While it is best to be done having children before pursuing a Mommy Makeover procedure, there is no reason that you cannot have more kids once you have had the surgery.

Further, it is best to wait at least three months after childbirth to schedule a Mommy Makeover procedure. Remember, when you do pursue surgery, it is necessary to be back in a healthy routine (i.e. dieting and exercising).

How much time will I need for recovery post-surgery?

The amount of time needed for a recovery will depend on how many surgeries you have performed, as well as which specific surgeries. Often, it is best to give yourself about one week to spend recovering. It is important that you do not push your body to do anything it is not ready to do. Over the next few weeks post-surgery, you will continue to see improvements, with final results becoming visible in about one to two months.

How much does a Mommy Makeover procedure cost?

The cost of a Mommy Makeover procedure will depend on how many surgeries you have performed. You can visit our fees and financing page to find out about Mommy Makeover costs. There are discounts available when receiving more than one surgery at a time at Plastic Surgery of Fredericksburg.

Does a Mommy Makeover procedure hurt?

Because pain is subjective, and different women have different levels of tolerance for pain, it is difficult to answer this question. Yet, for any type of pain or discomfort you may feel, your doctor can prescribe you medication.  Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg introduces EXPAREL® PAIN MANAGEMENT. Our board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Heppe and Dr. Bautista, and board eligible, Dr. Aflaki, are always researching ways to improve the patient’s experience, and the doctors feel this new product will significantly enhance post-operative comfort.

Mommy Makeover Before and After Photos

To better showcase what our procedures can accomplish, we invite you to take a look at our photo gallery. These images depict successful results of our prior patients.


You can also see what prior patients have said about the professional staff and services offered at the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg:

“Four years later, I’m still loving the outcome of my breast implants. Everyone at the office was nice, professional, and informative” – Satisfied Patient

“I had a breast lift performed, and I’m healing extremely well. My breasts look amazing, and I would recommend the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg for many reasons. The staff is friendly, doctors are professional and knowledgeable, and I’m glad I had the procedure done. I know I picked the right place!” –  Satisfied Patient

“Dr. Heppe performed liposuction, tummy tuck, breast lift with augmentation absolutely love the results! He was so kind, very professional, and l his office staff is great! I would highly recommend Dr. Heppe” – Satisfied Patient

“I met for a consultation on May 2, 2016, and had the mommy makeover procedure just 6 short weeks later. The staff was attentive to my needs and anxiety, they never tired of answering my questions or reassuring me that everything was going well. Dr Bautista himself is a wonder to work with and he listened to and assuaged all of my concerns. The procedure went swimmingly, and I am 200% satisfied with my results. If you’re dreaming of any type of cosmetic enhancement, stop dreaming and start working toward that reality. It is COMPLETELY worth it!!” – Satisfied Patient

To learn more about the Mommy Makeover Procedure, or to schedule a consultation, contact the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg today by calling (540) 371-7730.