Feel and Look Like Yourself Again with a Mommy Makeover

The demands of motherhood go beyond time and energy. Though giving birth to a child is an incredible gift, it takes a toll on your body in both resources and appearance. It’s not unusual to feel detached from “you,” the person you saw in the mirror prior to your life as a parent. 

Now that your children are older, and perhaps your reproductive years are over, it’s time to recapture your essence, and sometimes this means restoring your body to a shape that resembles your pre-motherhood condition. You need a mommy makeover, a suite of procedures that reverse many of the changes that pregnancy and childrearing create. 

Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG is a cosmetic surgeon as well as an obstetrician and gynecologist, so he’s ideally positioned to understand both the effects of motherhood and how to surgically reverse them. Consult with Dr. Zikria when you’re ready to rediscover yourself through the power of aesthetic surgery. 

The scope of a mommy makeover

Motherhood can take a toll on your face, breasts, abdomen, and vagina, so your ideal makeover program could include a wide range of treatments.There’s no standard series of procedures that every woman requires as part of a personalized mommy makeover, nor are all aspects of her treatment necessarily surgical. 

You’re not restricted to your pre-baby shape either. A mommy makeover can be restorative, but it can also enhance, giving you the opportunity to choose the contours you want, even if they’re not the same as your natural appearance. 

When to have your treatments

While some women may choose to wait until their children are in high school or even college, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the benefits of a mommy makeover sooner. Your body is generally more resilient when you’re younger, so you could recover from surgery more easily. You’ll also have more time to enjoy the benefits of your revised body. 

You will need to be fully recovered from childbirth before surgical procedures can take place. Your breasts take time to stabilize in the months after breastfeeding, so breast lifts and enhancements may need to wait. Some procedures aren’t recommended until after you’re certain you’re done having children. 

Nonsurgical aspects of your mommy makeover, such as Botox® and dermal fillers should also be put off until you’re finished breastfeeding. 

Typical mommy makeover procedures

Choosing the right components for your makeover are best done in consultation with Dr. Zikria. He can give you an overview of the procedures that will provide the best results for you as well as ensure that your expectations stay realistic. Some of the procedures your mommy makeover might include are: 

Breast augmentation, reduction, and lift

Breast augmentation addresses breast fullness and cup size, while a lift changes breast height and nipple location. It’s possible that your breasts permanently increase in size, and some women choose breast reductions. Augmentation and reductions can be combined with a lift. 

Tummy tuck

Loss of tone on the abdomen is common after childbirth, particularly when abdominal muscles separate. Abdominoplasty, commonly called a tummy tuck, can fix this muscle issue while removing fat and excess skin. 


Stubborn fat stores on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs can be treated with liposuction. 

Vulva and vagina laxity

The appearance and shape of your genitals can change because of childbirth. Dr. Zikria recommends the ThermiVa® radiofrequency system to restore your genitalia to a more youthful state. 

Dr. Zikria and our team provide a wide range of cosmetic surgeries and aesthetic services in addition to the few listed here. Contact Gul A. Zikria, M.D., FACOG in Milpitas, California, to schedule your personal consultation to start the mommy makeover process. You can feel like yourself again sooner than you think, so call now. 

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