What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures meant to restore a woman’s before-pregnancy physique. A mommy makeover usually focuses primarily on the breasts and abdomen, but can also address other areas of the body. This combination of procedures may include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, or liposuction.

Who is a Good Candidate?

If you have experienced one or multiple pregnancies and are now unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, abdomen, arms, or thighs, a mommy makeover may be able to help. Not only can these procedures improve the way clothing fits, it can also boost self-confidence! Candidates will be in good health, near their goal weight, and finished having children, as future childbirth can affect results. A consultation with Dr. Howland can help to decide if a mommy makeover is right for you.

What to Expect

Because a mommy makeover is a highly individualized process, the procedure will be different for each patient. Those who undergo any combination of breast procedures can expect to experience symmetrical, proportionate, perky breasts, while those who undergo body sculpting procedures such as a tummy tuck of liposuction can look forward to a slimmer, more youthful looking silhouette.


Depending on the combination of procedures that you choose to undergo, Dr. Howland will convey how much downtime you should expect. Drains may be placed to collect any excess fluid during recovery. Compression garments may also be required, to control swelling. Discomfort can be controlled with pain medication. Because procedures are performed together rather than staged, patients only have to experience on recovery period.

Patients in the Salt Lake City and Draper areas who are interested in taking the first step towards a more youthful body silhouette can contact our office today to learn more about a mommy makeover!