Mommy Makeover Specialist

Linda Swanson, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Torrance, CA & Los Alamitos, CA

Many women, even those who remain very fit throughout their pregnancy, struggle to get their pre-baby bodies back after giving birth. While diet and exercise can certainly help to shed weight and tone muscle, they can only do so much — and there are some things, like breast volume loss, that they cannot improve at all. At Dr. Swanson’s practices in Torrance and Los Alamitos, California, mommy makeovers are available to help you regain your pre-pregnancy shape. Schedule a consultation to learn more about the benefits of a mommy makeover today.

Mommy Makeover Q & A

What is a mommy makeover?

After giving birth, you probably have less time than ever to hit the gym, and it can seem nearly impossible to get back to looking and feeling your best. But all is not lost. Dr. Swanson offers a mommy makeover to give you back the figure you had before pregnancy — maybe even a better one!

A mommy makeover is a customized combination of a tummy tuck, breast lift, and breast augmentation.

Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover?

Dr. Swanson designs mommy makeovers for moms who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their abdomen and breasts after pregnancy.

To determine if you are healthy enough for surgery, Dr. Swanson reviews your medical history and requests pre-op testing. She also discusses your expectations for surgical results to ensure the procedures are the best option.

What can I expect during a mommy makeover procedure?

Dr. Swanson performs the outpatient procedures under general anesthesia. You can expect to go home following your surgery.

During the procedure, Dr. Swanson performs a tummy tuck by tightening your abdominal muscles and removing excess skin to contour your figure.

If you’re having a breast augmentation, Dr. Swanson inserts either a saline or a gel implant into each of your breasts. To properly position your breasts after implants, Dr. Swanson may perform a breast lift, removing excess skin and tightening breast tissue to enhance the shape and contours of each breast.

How long does recovery take after a mommy makeover?

Following your surgery, you’ll need to wear a compression garment over your abdomen, under your regular clothes, for several weeks. Recovery from breast augmentation doesn’t typically take as long as recovery from a tummy tuck, but you should take at least two weeks off from work and avoid any strenuous activity to allow your abdominal muscles to heal properly.

Do I need to be a mom to have a mommy makeover?

No. This combination of procedures can also be an effective way to enhance your figure if you lose a lot of weight and are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts and abdomen. Dr. Swanson can assess the suitability of a mommy makeover based on your cosmetic goals and overall health.

Schedule a mommy makeover consultation online or by calling the office.