About Mommy Makeovers
The miracle of life usually comes with a hefty physical toll on the mother's body. After pregnancy and childbirth, women may find many changes to their body that they are unable to fix with a healthy diet and exercise, including stretch marks, sagging or smaller breasts, stubborn pockets of fat, loose stomach muscles, and excess skin throughout the body. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of lifting and contouring procedures for a woman who wants to restore her body back after pregnancy and childbirth. It most commonly refers to the combination of either a breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty) with or without a lift (mastopexy) and a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with liposuction (liposculpture) of the flanks (lower back). At Suzanne A. Trott, MD, FACS in Beverly Hills, CA, every mother will have a private consultation with double board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Trott to discuss their needs, concerns, and goals. Dr. Trott can then create a customized Mommy Makeover of surgical and nonsurgical procedures to restore her body and renew her confidence.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"34 Year Old Mother of 2 in Desperate Need of a Mommy Makeover - Beverly Hills, CA - After having children, I became deeply insecure and unhappy with my body. I couldn't lose the last 10 pounds of baby weight and I was left with extremely large, saggy breasts and pockets of fat under my armpits, on my hips, stomach and lower back areas. Not to mention stretch marks galore! Several doctors and nurses have thrown out Dr. Trott's name over the years when I would express interest in a mommy makeover. I researched and had consultations with several Los Angeles plastic surgeons but I knew after I met Dr. Trott that she was going to be the one to fix my problem areas. Dr. Trott had the same vision as I for the outcome that I wanted. We agreed on a breast lift, surgical removal of the breast tissue under my armpits, and liposuction of my hips, flanks, lower abdomen and inner thighs. This was my first surgery and experience with anesthesia so I was understandably nervous. Dr. Trott and her assistant, Ady were extremely helpful in answering my every question and never made me feel like I was annoying them or my questions were silly. I was given not only the office number but their personal emails and cell phone numbers and they replied quickly to my every concern. I felt completely confident and secure in my decision by the time my surgery date approached and Dr. Trott even checked in with me the night before. When I arrived for my surgery, Dr. Trott took her time going over everything that I wanted done and made sure that we were on the exact same page regarding the outcome. She held my hand and kept me calm as I was given the anesthesia. Her nurses updated my family regularly during the surgery and made them feel comfortable as well. When I awoke after surgery, Dr. Trott was right there with my family members. I was blown away by the level of care I was receiving and how much she truly cared. I was most definitely in excruciating pain from the liposuction and nauseous from the anesthesia but I wasn't scared and felt like I was in good hands. I was then taken to a recovery center where I stayed for 3 days. Dr. Trott visited AND called me each day and made sure I had the garments, medication and care that I needed during the first few days after my surgery. I mostly slept those first few days but by the 3rd day the pain wasn't as bad and I could move around more comfortably. When Dr. Trott unwrapped me and changed my garments I could not even believe my eyes! Even though I was swollen and bruised, I looked amazing! My breasts were back where they were supposed to be and I didn't have a muffin top or random fat pockets. I have regularly followed up with Dr. Trott ever since and recently just booked the final part of my mommy makeover, a tummy tuck. I have referred several friends to her since my procedure and they have all had incredible life changing results. I could not be happier with my decision! "- H. / RealSelf / May 01, 2016
"39 Year Old, Mother of Two Kids. Beverly Hills, CA - Having had a full tummy tuck and liposuction a few years ago with a different doctor, I was disappointed that I still had fat that wasn't removed through my first procedure and over time it was difficult to get rid of regardless of exercise and diet. I had heard that Dr. Trott was well known in Beverlly Hills for her plastic surgery work and decided to give it one more try. I'm glad that I did because I'm thrilled will the results. "- M. / RealSelf / May 17, 2016
"Excellent, Caring Physician - I did a lot of research and spoke with several doctors before deciding to have Dr. Trott perform my liposuction and breast lift. I'm middle-aged and after three children I wanted the "mommy make-over" to get back the body I previously had. My surgery was a few years ago, and everything still looks great. I was particularly impressed with the amount of time Dr. Trott spent with me before, immediately after, and in after-care follow up visits. She truly cares about her patients, and her goal is to help you look the way you want to look. She is extremely sensitive to patients not wanting to look like the had "work" done, so her focus is on natural sculpting. She is honest, very knowledgeable, and an excellent surgeon. I would definitely recommend her to anyone without reservation."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 14, 2013
"Dr. Trott does an amazing job targeting all problem areas and perfecting the female shape. I had tummy tuck with lipo of flanks and thighs. She went above and beyond her promised treatment. After being disfigured for years I am finally able to dress appropriately for summer. She is the most thorough Dr. I have ever been to."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 08, 2009
"Dr. Trott and staff are top notch. I have visited a lot of high end plastic surgeons and her tummy tucks are the best I've ever seen. Her Lipo work is above and beyond anyone else as she does things nobody else does. The best!"- H.S. / Yelp / Apr 23, 2016
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women in good health who need assistance restoring their body after pregnancy and childbirth. A mommy makeover is best for women who have used a healthy diet and exercise to naturally restore their body, but there are still stubborn pockets of fat, loose skin, or other concerns that cannot be altered naturally. It is recommended that candidates seeking a mommy makeover not be planning any more pregnancies, as additional pregnancies will alter the work of this procedure. If you do get pregnant after your mommy makeover, a few touch up surgeries are usually needed to restore your results.
What to Expect
Prior to the procedure, you will meet with your surgeon to discuss which procedures will be part of their mommy makeover treatment plan. Since a mommy makeover incorporates a number of different procedures, each patient’s surgical experience will be different. Most mommy makeover surgeries will be performed in an accredited surgical facility or hospital with the patient under general anesthesia. The length of the surgery varies based on the number and types of procedures performed at one time. Because of the invasiveness of certain procedures, some patients will be required to stay overnight following surgery. Recovery time for this procedure is extensive and can take up to 6 – 9 moths for full recovery. However, most patients can go back to their normal routines after roughly the first month. Exercise should be avoided for 2 months post-surgery or when your surgeon gives approval. After surgery, you will slowly begin to see your transformed body as the swelling subsides.
Scarring is a natural part of any surgery and should be expected. It is important that patients consider a board-certified cosmetic surgeon for this procedure, as they will have the knowledge and skill to minimize scarring and make incisions where they will be less noticeable. After fully recovering, scarring should be minimal and in most areas, hardly noticeable. Patients should not let this deter them from a mommy makeover, as the benefits of this procedure outweigh the scarring.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $11,500
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get Your Body Back
A mommy makeover offers women the opportunity to get back to the body they once had before the changes caused by pregnancy and childbirth. At our office, we will work closely with you to discuss individual needs and cosmetic goals, as well as develop a plan to restore your body. It is our goal to help you achieve the body you desire by using state-of-the art technology and services. Schedule a consultation with us today, so that we can assist you in your makeover journey.