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What to Expect After a Mommy Makeover?

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What to Expect After a Mommy Makeover?

The birth of your child is a joyous moment of welcoming a new family member, but it can also feel like saying goodbye to your pre-baby figure. A mommy makeover restores the parts of your body most affected by pregnancy to help you regain your slimmer, more sculpted appearance. This procedure is tailored to your needs to help you look even better than you did before pregnancy. 

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*Individual Results May Vary

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Dr. Tenley Lawton’s experience as a mother of two makes her especially committed to superior mommy makeover results. She understands how powerful this transformation can be for women who feel like pregnancy has affected how they feel about their bodies. A mommy makeover is a combination of several procedures that address the most common post-pregnancy concerns. 

What is Included in a Mommy Makeover?

While each mommy makeover is unique, Dr. Lawton has found that most women achieve their desired results with three procedures:

You can also use this opportunity to add other procedures or non-surgical treatments to maximize your results. Discuss all your concerns during your consultation so your treatment plan gives you the results you want.


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.

What to Expect After a Mommy Makeover

Knowing what to expect before a procedure helps you make preparations for your recovery time. Dr. Lawton and her team will provide you with detailed instructions. 


You will have some bruising, swelling, and discomfort, especially for the first two weeks. If you have had a full tummy tuck, your motions will be limited, so you will need assistance with lifting or other tasks. You can expect to spend the first two weeks or more resting and recovering before returning to low-activity jobs. 


Dr. Lawton will see you for several follow-up visits and let you know when you can resume various activities. Some people might return to their normal routine in six to eight weeks, while others may need more time to recover. Taking enough time to rest is vital to your recovery and avoiding complications. 


While there will be differences immediately after your procedure, you will have bandages and support garments on that prevent you from seeing them right away. Most people get their first look at their results after about two weeks when most of the swelling has resolved. Full results may continue to evolve for up to a year

Mommy makeover results can last a lifetime but can change if your body changes. Significant weight changes or pregnancy can undo some of the benefits of the procedure. We recommend that women considering a mommy makeover maintain a healthy lifestyle and not plan to become pregnant in the future.


*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) (949 )356-6158 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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