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How Long Does a Mommy Makeover Take?

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How Long Does a Mommy Makeover Take?

As rewarding as motherhood is, many women feel uncomfortable in their bodies after the toll of pregnancy. A mommy makeover is an effective procedure designed to restore your pre-baby body and your confidence.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a series of cosmetic procedures that target the most common problem areas after childbirth, typically the breasts and abdomen. Pregnancy and nursing often lead to drooping breasts, loose skin, and stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to exercise and a healthy diet. When this happens, a mommy makeover is the most effective solution to return your body to its original shape.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon and a mother of two, Dr. Tenley Lawton has the experience and the understanding to help you rejuvenate your body after pregnancy. She will personalize your mommy makeover to address your unique goals and give you natural-looking, remarkable results.

Liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast lift are the most common procedures in a mommy makeover. Depending on your needs, a mommy makeover can also include breast augmentation, a butt lift, and more. 

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*Individual Results May Vary

What to Expect During a Mommy Makeover

Your mommy makeover will be tailored to your needs. Depending on which procedures are included, Dr. Lawton will perform your mommy makeover under general anesthesia in approximately three to five hours. She will strategically place incisions and use her unique “stitching” pattern to minimize scarring.

Recovery After a Mommy Makeover

Recovery time will depend greatly on your individualized procedure. In general, you can expect recovery to take from one to three months. Swelling and bruising are normal for a few weeks after the surgery, and during this time, you may need help with routine chores and childcare.

Mommy Makeover Benefits

A mommy makeover can restore and enhance your body after childbirth, giving you greater confidence and self-esteem. Having multiple procedures done simultaneously reduces your recovery time, offers more impactful results, and saves you money. Dr. Lawton specializes in mommy makeovers and is passionate about helping her patients feel beautiful in their enhanced, rejuvenated bodies.

Some of the concerns a mommy makeover can treat include:

  • Drooping breasts
  • Diminished breast size and shape
  • Loose, sagging skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Stubborn fat deposits
  • Stretched abdominal muscles


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

If you want to revive your pre-baby body and improve problems like sagging skin and excess fat, a mommy makeover may be the answer. Ideal candidates are healthy non-smokers who are within 20% of their weight goal. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about mommy makeovers? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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