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What is Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery?

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgeon | Rowland | Baldwin | Whittier | ArcadiaShine Cosmetic Surgery is one of the premier facilities for patients in Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Baldwin Park and surrounding areas who need aesthetic or reconstructive surgery. The facility’s on-site surgical suite is accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), a national accreditation organization for outpatient surgery centers.

Dr. Daniel H. Lin heads the facility and provides some of the latest procedures in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Lin is a board certified facial plastic surgeon and a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He combines years of training and experience to provide safe and effective plastic surgery treatments in the region.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy, childbirth, and breast feeding can often take a toll on a mother’s body and make her feel less satisfied with her appearance due to the changes that may occur following motherhood. This is where a mommy makeover surgical procedure can help reverse the undesirable physical changes and help a mother regain her pre-pregnancy body and shape. Mommy makeover is a set of cosmetic surgical procedures performed as a combination to make a mother’s body look more youthful, shapely, and proportionate.

Typical aesthetic problems for new moms may include loosened skin and muscles in breasts, thighs and other parts, as well as excess fat in the abdominal area. Many moms try to lose excess weight with exercise and diet, but the loss of fatty tissue may not occur evenly or some of the stubborn fat deposits may not respond to exercise. It is also not possible to restore skin elasticity and tightness in many cases. Procedures that are usually a part of a mommy makeover may include the following:

Breast Augmentation

Breasts of a mother may sometimes lose volume following breastfeeding, causing the breasts to appear less full and saggy. Breast implant surgery may be a fantastic option in such cases to restore volume and make deflated breasts appear fuller. Breast enhancement has become a popular procedure and is included as a part of a mommy makeover in many cases.

Breast Lift

Breast size may increase or decrease following a pregnancy and nursing, resulting in the breasts becoming saggy or droopy. Breast lift surgery may be performed to raise the position of breasts and reposition the areola and nipples to restore their firmness and shape. The procedure may or may not be combined with breast augmentation.

Breast Reduction

Following a pregnancy and lactation period, the expanded milk ducts change and may result in the breasts becoming softer, more elastic and also more saggy. The process may also lead to volume gain for some moms. Breast reduction procedure may be necessary in such cases to restore firmness, shape, and proportion to the breasts.

Tummy Tuck

The most conspicuous changes during a pregnancy will occur in the abdominal region. Muscles in the bulged abdominal area will become weak and the skin becomes stretched. Stretch marks may also occur due to rupture in skin collagen. These conditions may not be corrected with exercise and balance diet following childbirth. Tummy tuck is an effective cosmetic surgery procedure in such cases, which may be performed as a part of a mommy makeover. Depending on the patient’s needs, the surgeon may suggest a full or partial tummy tuck. The procedure can restore a firm and flat abdomen with tighter and smoother skin.


Sometimes a woman may not gain weight excessively following a pregnancy, but excess fat deposits may occur in specific areas of the body. If such fat pockets do not respond to exercise and diet, the surgeon may recommend liposuction as a part of a mommy makeover. This procedure helps re-contour and re-sculpt areas such as thighs, arms, hips, legs, and lower back. Saddlebags, love handles, tummy bulge, double chin, and other unsightly fat pockets can be corrected effectively with liposuction.

Mommy Makeover with Dr. Daniel Lin

Dr. Lin will decide the right combination of procedures for a mommy makeover in close consultation with the patient with an aim to satisfy the patient’s needs in a safe and effective way. The length of the procedure may vary from patient to patient, depending on the number of procedures involves. A mommy makeover has become an increasingly accepted plastic surgery procedure because of the effective results it achieves for a mom’s physical appearance.

Dr. Lin has performed several mommy makeover surgeries for patients in Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, and surrounding communities. He performs the procedure at his state of the art facility called Shine Cosmetic Surgery, where patient safety and comfort are top priorities at every stage of the surgery.

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