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What Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover, in reality, is a clever marketing term – it traditionally refers to combined cosmetic surgery of the breasts (most often an augmentation, or “boob job”) with a tummy tuck in a woman who has had children and wishes to regain her pre-pregnancy figure. A Mommy Makeover is […]

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Mommy Makeover Recovery

Following a Mommy Makeover, recovery and downtime will depend on a number of different factors, including the particular treatments received as well as the patient’s natural healing process. Some procedures involve a significant amount of downtime, like a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). These Moms will need help with their children nearly […]

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Should Moms feel guilt when considering a Mommy Makeover?

Mothers, by their nature, are GIVERS.  We take care of our children, our husbands, our coworkers, other family members, friends…  all before we think of ourselves.  It is rare for a Mom to schedule time or activities just for herself, without feeling some degree of guilt or considering that she […]

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Mommy Makeover details: Breasts, tummies, unwanted fat and more!

What is a Mommy Makeover all about?  Does it always include a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck?  Do Moms have to be SURE they are not going to have any other children before planning surgery?  There are many common questions related to Mommy Makeovers, and Dr. Horton strives to answer […]

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“Mini-abdominoplasty” – a “mini” job?

Patients often contact me seeking a “mini-abdominoplasty”.  They want correction of the separation of their abdominal muscles after pregnancy – known as rectus diastasis – but are afraid of a long scar and a long recovery.  Some surgeons might try to “sell” the idea of a lesser, more gentle and less […]

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Why Mommy Makeovers are so rewarding

Why do I love offering Mommy Makeovers to my patients?  Because the Mommy Makeover is often the ONLY method I can offer women to regain breast fullness, correct sagginess or drooping, remove stretch marks, the tummy pooch or lower abdominal “twin skin” (as many lovingly call it) and contour other areas of […]

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Dr. Karen M. Horton, M.D. - Plastic Surgery, Physicians & Surgeons - Medical-M.D., San Francisco, CA