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Motherhood is one of the most remarkable and beautiful gifts that a woman can experience in her life. With a child comes joy and love that cannot be matched. However, along with the positives, the childbearing process can take a major toll on a woman’s body, especially on her breasts and abdomen. 

While some of these changes can resolve on their own, others don’t and can remain that way forever, if untreated. 

The good news, though, is that plastic surgery can help moms regain their pre-baby body so that they can feel confident and comfortable as they push their stroller at the park or have pool play days in the water. 

Beautiful and fit mom wearing a hat and sitting on the sand at the beach with her daughter

There are many different cosmetic surgery procedures that can help you achieve a hot-mom bod just like some of your favorite celebrities

Below, you’ll find information on some of the most popular and effective postpartum plastic surgery procedures

If you feel like you may be a candidate for any of these procedures, make sure to schedule a consultation

1. Breast Augmentation

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, your breasts grow in size to allow for your milk to come in. However, after you are finished breastfeeding your baby, your breasts return to their pre-pregnancy size, and sometimes even get smaller. 

Additionally, another concern that moms have after childbirth is breast asymmetry, with one breast being a different size than the other. 

Breast augmentation surgery increases the size and improves the shape and volume of your breasts with the use of breast implants (saline implants or silicone implants). 

At your consultation, Dr. Andreasen will go over your implant options to help you choose the best implant size and type for your body and lifestyle. Along with a larger, fuller size, any asymmetry can be corrected with breast implants. 

Before and after photo showing the results of a breast augmentation performed in the Inland Empire.

Take a look at some before and after breast augmentation photos in our photo gallery

2. Breast Lift

Following pregnancy and childbirth, many women notice that their once perky breasts now sag in an unattractive manner. This sagging is due to the fact that the tissues and ligaments in your breasts were stretched while your breasts grew larger with milk. 

Once you finish breastfeeding, the size of the breasts lessens, but the tissues and ligaments are stretched so far that they cannot return to their previous state. 

Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is a cosmetic surgery that lifts your breasts to a higher position so that you can feel comfortable and confident with your youthful breasts. 

For this procedure, Dr. Andreasen will remove some of the underlying breast tissue that is causing the sagging, and he will reposition the remaining tissue to allow for a more natural appearance to your breasts. Additionally, if you struggle with downward facing nipples, a breast lift can allow your nipples to be repositioned to a more youthful and natural height. 

3. Breast Lift With Augmentation

For the most comprehensive and dynamic breast transformation, breast lift surgery with augmentation (also known as a mastopexy augmentation) allows for your breasts to be lifted to a higher, more youthful and perky position while also having the size and volume of your breasts increased with the use of implants. 

After your breast lift with augmentation, you will hopefully feel more confident in your appearance, knowing that you are turning heads for all the right reasons.

Before and after photo showing the results of a breast augmentation and lift performed in the Inland Empire, CA.

Take a look at some before and after breast lift with augmentation photos in our photo gallery.

4. Liposuction

Liposuction surgery is one of the most trusted and effective cosmetic procedures available. 

With liposuction, pockets of stubborn, subcutaneous fat are removed. This fat is essentially vacuumed out of your body through a cannula, which is a thin tube that is inserted through small incisions in the target area(s). Once the fat is removed, those removed fat cells are gone for good, leaving you with a thinner, more toned appearance that you will feel comfortable having.

Take a look at some before and after liposuction photos in our photo gallery.

5. Tummy Tuck

One of the most common complaints from new moms about their bodies is sagging skin in their midsection. This makes sense, since that is the part of your body that your baby called home for nine-plus months. 

Stubborn fat and sagging belly skin can cause many moms to feel self-conscious about the way they look. 

Luckily, tummy tuck surgery (also known as abdominoplasty) removes pockets of abdominal fat, tightens underlying abdominal muscles (which often separate during pregnancy and childbirth), removes excess and sagging skin around the abdomen, and tightens the remaining skin to allow for a sleeker and better contoured midsection. 

After tummy tuck surgery, it may even be impossible to tell that you were pregnant at all!

Before and after image showing the results of a tummy tuck performed in the Inland Empire, CA.

Take a look at some before and after tummy tuck photos in our photo gallery.

6. Bra Fat Roll Removal

Many women experience excess skin and fat bulging out from their bras along their back and sides. This can be embarrassing for some women and can be a result of the increased breast size during pregnancy. 

However, this bra fat roll can be reduced through the use of liposuction in these target areas. For women needing more extensive correction, including women with less skin elasticity, skin excision may be necessary in addition to liposuction. 

With skin excision, excess skin is removed so that you can have a smoother and flatter appearance along your bra line in your back and sides.

7. Mommy Makeover

One of the most transformative procedures for women after they are finished with having children is Mommy Makeover surgery

A Mommy Makeover is not a single procedure; instead, it is a customizable combination of procedures that can include any and all of the procedures listed above (breast surgery, tummy tuck, and liposuction). 

A few of the benefits of Mommy Makeover surgery include: 

  • Less overall cost 
  • Less overall recovery time (since you are having and recovering from the procedures at the same time) 
  • More dramatic results. 

At your consultation, you will be able to discuss your aesthetic goals with your plastic surgeon to see if a Mommy Makeover is the right choice for you. 

Take a look at some before and after Mommy Makeover photos in our photo gallery.

Something to Keep in Mind

Ideally, you should undergo postpartum procedures, especially tummy tuck and Mommy Makeover surgeries, only when you are finished having children. 

If you have these surgeries and then become pregnant again, then the pregnancy and childbirth may erase some of the cosmetic corrections made.  

Interested in Learning More?

If you would like to know more about the different surgeries we offer to help you regain your pre-baby body, then contact our office at (909) 291-4900 or schedule a consultation online today!  

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Dr. Andreasen is the premier plastic surgeon in the Inland Empire of SoCal

Troy J. Andreasen, M.D.

3333 Concours St Bldg #3
Ontario CA 91764
Phone: 909-291-4900

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