Mommy Makeover

The Ultimate Guide to Mommy Makeover

Last fact-checked: 24 February 2020

Busy moms can get their pre-pregnancy bodies back in shape in just one session with a mommy makeover abroad. Discover what this increasingly popular procedure entails, as well as how much you can save at one of Medical Departures' quality-checked clinics or hospitals around the world. 

What Is a "Mommy Makeover"?

Comprised of several surgeries performed concurrently, a mommy makeover is designed to address the effects pregnancy has on tummies, breasts, legs, and other areas that aren't as firm or perky as they used to be. The procedure is tailor-made for each individual, and can include, for example:

  • Breast enhancement (Lift, augmentation, reduction, etc.)
  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction

Post-pregnancy changes are normally most apparent around tummy and breasts, and a mommy makeover is a great way to take care of these problems with one operation and, importantly, only one recovery time.

Am I Suitable for a Mommy Makeover?

If you are fed-up with stretch marks, a sagging tummy and pockets of fat on your abdomen, waist, thighs or arms which do not improve with diet and exercise, or the shape and size of your breasts have changed for the worst then a mommy makeover could be for you.

You are likely to be a good candidate for the procedure if you are in good general health and have realistic expectations and a positive attitude.

What Can I Do Before and After Surgery to Improve Recovery?

You will need to follow pre- and post-mommy makeover surgery advice from your surgeon as the surgery will take several hours and place heavy demands on your body for healing. This normally includes:

  • Reaching a target weight make sure you do it at least a month before surgery (if you are overweight)
  • Exercise daily
  • Eat a healthy diet as the nutrients will help with recovery
  • Stop smoking as smoking may cause complications
  • Don’t take aspirin or other drugs/medicines that may thin the blood

After mommy makeover surgery, you will need to arrange a support system that will be essential to your recovery. Driving, lifting, cleaning and laundry will all be out of the question for several weeks, if not months for more strenuous activity, and if you have young children, you will need assistance as you recover.

What's Involved in the Mommy Makeover Procedure?

The mommy makeover procedure does vary from patient to patient depending on what areas of the body they want to improve.

For further information, visit our information sections on each of the specific procedures, including liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction.

What's the Recovery Time for a Mommy Makeover?

The benefit of having the procedures together is that you will have only one recovery time. Adversely you have multiple operations to recover from. The first week will be the worst and you will still not be up to much even two or three weeks later, but after that you should be improved greatly.

Full recovery usually takes around six weeks and so you won’t be able to do any heavy lifting (even picking up children) until then.

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

This depends on which elements of surgery you have to make up your mommy makeover package, as well as where you go. As an example:

As you can see, most of our clients are able to save at least 50% - which equates to thousands of dollars (either US or Aussie) wherever you go. 

What About the Quality of Surgery Abroad?

The doctors we work with who perform surgery on international clientele (or medical tourists as they are sometimes known) all have excellent qualifications and track records. They are used to treating patients from abroad, and most are well aware that if they provide sub-standard services, word would soon get around and patients would stop coming. It is in their interests to provide high-quality services and customer satisfaction.

We advise everyone to do a little research on their prospective clinic or surgeon, as we do At Medical Departures. As well as checking out mommy makeover reviews from former patients, we pre-screen out doctors and clinics, verifying professional accreditation and members and doing criminal and legal checks.

You can get started now with Medical Departures by browsing through our background-checked clinics in these top medical tourism destinations:

How Do I Get Started?

Browse Medical Departures' full list of mommy makeover hospitals and clinics here. Book directly or through our Customer Care Team to guarantee the best prices online and 24-hour assistance. 


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Chidyllo, Stephen, MD, DDS, FACs. Is breast reduction covered by health insurance? American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 19 January 2018.

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Website accessed: 24 February 2020.