What to Expect After a Mommy Makeover

We’re excited to help you restore and enhance your shape after childbirth with a Mommy Makeover. We know it’s tough to decide to take some time to take care of yourself right now, and we’re glad you’re planning to do so. 

Your Mommy Makeover at the Gentera Center for Plastic Surgery will be customized for your individual needs. As a part of our Mommy Makeover procedures, your stomach will be restored to its pre-birth contours, and other parts of your body will be treated as well. 

We are confident that this commitment to your own wellness and confidence will pay off. 

Just like the Mommy Makeover itself, your recovery plan will be personalized for your specific needs. So, before you start looking for the best Mommy Makeover specialist in Coral Gables, here’s an idea of what you can expect.

Mommy Makeover Surgery Recovery

Before beginning the Mommy Makeover, you should plan for your recovery. You will need to take at least two weeks off from most activities – including work. 

During this time, you will need pain management, child care assistance, and rest. We recommend that you refrain from physical activity like pushing strollers, carrying groceries, or lifting heavy objects, including children. 

Strenuous or daily workout routines will need to be put on hold for four to six weeks following the Mommy Makeover surgery, but you will need to move around – gently and carefully – each day.

The Healing Process

After your procedure, you’ll be on the road to a restored and enhanced post-childbirth shape, but first, you’ll need to heal. 

Here’s what the healing process may look like: 

  • 48 hours after Mommy Makeover surgery: Having a plan in place for childcare and meals for the next two days will minimize worrying about the little things right after Mommy Makeover surgery. Your caretaker should already have pain medication prepared, along with any antibiotics you may need.

By pre-planning, you can ensure a restful recovery over the next few days, during which you will experience the majority of the pain and swelling associated with the procedure. 

Small and gentle movements before heading straight to bed will help prevent blood clots. Staying hydrated with lots of water and minimizing salt intake will reduce excess swelling. 

  • Pain management: The pain from a Mommy Makeover can be managed with over-the-counter medications like Motrin or Tylenol. Taking scheduled doses may be enough to keep you comfortable throughout your recovery. 

However, it’s important to note that the type of pain management you receive from your doctor will depend on your surgeries. Labiaplasty surgery and a tummy tuck are sometimes considered the most uncomfortable of all Mommy Makeover procedures. Labiaplasty surgery can be uncomfortable when a patient uses the bathroom and keeps the area clean during recovery. Tummy tuck pain can vary depending on the need for muscle repair. Compared to these procedures, breast augmentation may cause the least amount of discomfort. 

  • Childcare assistance: Moms with young children under five years old should consider having a caretaker stay with them for at least ten days. You will not be able to pick up your kids because you can risk injury and affect the surgery results. For moms with young children at home, it’s best to elicit the help of friends and family during recovery. 

You may need as long as six weeks to feel like yourself again. Since you may undergo various surgeries or treatments in one session, taking the time to fully recover will yield the best results. 

Seeing the Results: Your Restored and Enhanced Post-Childbirth Shape

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Results of a Mommy Makeover can be long-lasting as long as weight is maintained and weight fluctuation is minimized. 

The procedure will not affect subsequent healthy pregnancies, but a new pregnancy can compromise the results. It is highly recommended that you wait until you’ve completed building your family before moving forward with a Mommy Makeover or labiaplasty surgery. 

Depending on which procedures you get, the final results may reveal themselves at different times:

  • After one month, you can expect the swelling of all areas treated to have drastically improved. 
  • Labiaplasty can take up to three months to heal. 
  • Tummy tucks and breast surgeries can take up to six months to heal fully.

In about four weeks, you will be able to get a general sense of what your results will look like, but you will have to be patient to see the final outcome. It may take up to a year for the full results to be revealed. 

Call us to learn more about restoring and enhancing your shape after childbirth. 

We offer a highly customized and personalized option that is in harmony with your unique life and circumstances, and surgical goals. 

Our medical and health care providers and state-of-the-art technologies allow us to combine two or three surgeries, along with laser and other procedures and treatments, into a single visit. This helps minimize downtime and may allow you to see your restored post-childbirth shape more quickly.

You’ll be in excellent hands with our women’s wellness specialist. Learn more about Mommy Makeovers here

Mommy Makeover and Vaginal Rejuvenation

Here at Gentera Center for Plastic Surgery, we want to help women live their best, most holistic lives. That can include not only nutrition, exercise and self care for wellness, but also cosmetic surgery, which may be especially indicated after giving birth.

Childbirth can be one of the most transformative and exciting experiences in a woman’s life. But for many women, some of the transformation of one’s body can be unexpected and unwelcome.

A Mommy Makeover at the Gentera Center for Plastic Surgery offers a way to recapture the figure you enjoyed before having children, while committing to your own wellness, confidence and holistic lifestyle.

The Mommy Makeover can restore – and even enhance – your shape. These procedures can make dramatic changes that restore your stomach to its pre-birth contours or address other parts of your body that need attention, including your breasts and vaginal area.

The Mommy Makeover surgeries are not only about looking good and increasing confidence – they will help you feel better, both inside and out.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

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Mommy Makeover surgery typically involves a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation and/or a breast reduction/lift.

The Mommy Makeover procedure provides full-body contouring that helps restore comfort and self-confidence to women in many stages of life. As one of the most comprehensive procedures, it is highly effective at reversing some of the more unwelcome after-effects of childbirth.

Our Mommy Makeovers also address issues such as:

  • Loose and sagging skin
  • Excess fat and bulging of the abs, hips, thighs and arms
  • Sagging breasts or changes in breast size

Well-Woman Wellness Checkup With a Mommy Makeover

If you wish, you may include a well-woman checkup as part of your Mommy Makeover. Our women’s wellness specialist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Astrid Marina Zorrilla, can perform your annual wellness exam. This visit includes your Pap smear, a thermal breast exam and recommended wellness blood tests.

Vaginal Rejuvenation with a Mommy Makeover

After childbirth, skin sagginess can also happen in the birth canal. Many women find that adding a vaginal rejuvenation procedure to their Mommy Makeover provides life-enhancing satisfaction. At Gentera Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer non-invasive and surgical procedures to help address this concern.

Vaginal rejuvenation options include labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, and on-surgical vaginal rejuvenation.


For some women, childbirth changes the size of the labia, or inner folds of the vagina. This can lead to discomfort and pain during intimacy or when engaging in physical activity. Sometimes, the enlarged areas can be visible under tight clothing and might cause self-consciousness and embarrassment.

Labiaplasty, a well-tolerated procedure that can be a key part of the Mommy Makeover, can help restore self-esteem and relieve emotional and physical distress. It is one of our most popular procedures, and we have many reports from women who have loved its results.


Some women may experience skin laxity or sagginess in the birth canal after childbirth. The vagina may feel loose and sex may not be as enjoyable as it was before. With a vaginoplasty, the vaginal canal can be tightened to improve this. A mommy makeover can be combined with a vaginoplasty, all in the same surgery day, providing a complete restoration of your body.

VIVEVE Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal canal skin laxity and urinary leakage can be treated with a non-invasive procedure, the VIVEVE System.

This one-time treatment gently tightens the vagina, leading to greater pleasure for you and your partner. It is especially helpful for those concerned about the effects of aging, or who have had multiple pregnancies.

VIVEVE System for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Some women may experience urinary leakage when they cough, sneeze or with certain movements. This is known as stress urinary incontinence, and can worsen with pregnancy or after childbirth. The VIVEVE System helps tighten the tissues underneath the urethra to prevent leakage of urine.

Benefits of Combining a Mommy Makeover with Vaginal Rejuvenation

Many women find that combining the Mommy Makeover with a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, whether non-invasive or surgical, provides a highly satisfying outcome.

There are a number of benefits when these two procedures are combined. Because they can be done in one session, multiple surgery dates are not needed. What’s more, one recovery time means a faster return to daily life.

Combining a Mommy Makeover With Other Procedures

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Your health, function, how you feel and how you look are all treated together at Gentera Center for Plastic Surgery. After consultation with our physicians, women may decide that other complimentary surgeries can be part of the Mommy Makeover. That might include butt augmentation, arm lift and liposuction, as well as facial procedures.

Call us to learn more about a Mommy Makeover.

We offer a highly customized and personalized Mommy Makeover that is in harmony with your unique life and circumstances and surgical goals. With our women’s wellness specialist and state-of-the-art technology and facilities, you will be in good hands.

By combining two to three surgeries in one session, we can help you live the holistic, happy, fit and energized life you deserve with minimal downtime.

You are a good candidate for Mommy Makeover surgeries if:

  • You are in good overall health
  • You are in good psychological health
  • You are near or currently at your goal weight, with a history of sustaining this weight for the past six months
  • You are a non-smoker

Call us today for a consultation to discuss your next steps!