Mommy Makeover

A “Mommy Makeover” is a group of procedures designed to improve some of the changes that happen after one or more pregnancies. It is typically considered after a women is done having children and focuses on each patient’s individual areas of concern.

Most women are interested in improving the look of their breasts and waist and so the goal is to bring the breasts and abdomen to a more youthful appearance. Common breast procedures are either a breast lift (mastopexy) or a breast enlargement (augmentation) using breast implants. Sometime, a combination of breast lift and enlargement will give the best result. For women who feel their breasts are too large, a breast reduction may be done instead (and may be covered by health insurance).

The other part of a Mommy Makeover is a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) which can tighten the abdominal wall and at the same time, the loose skin and stretch marks in the lower abdomen can be removed. If needed, liposuction of the love handles (or other areas such as the thighs, back or arms) is done. A “lipoabdominoplasty” can both contour and tighten the abdomen in one procedure. For some women, the pubic area can be improved by lifting the loose skin (mons lift) or making the labia smaller (labioplasty).

The cases and results below are based on Dr. Gutowski’s own patients. They are a representative sample of the many Mommy Makeovers  that he personally performed. Results are based on each individual patient’s goals, expectations and body proportions. Dr. Gutowski also offers a “no drain tummy tuck” for most patients.

A Mommy Makeover can last between 2 and 4 hours and can be done using sedation anesthesia for a faster recovery.

During your consultation, you may also see a simulation of your results on the Vectra 3D Imaging System.

For more information and to discuss Mommy Makeover options, you may contact Dr. Gutowski to schedule an appointment and view more before and after photos. 

37 year old before and 4 months after a Mommy Makeover which included breast augmentation with implants, a tummy tuck and liposuction of the flanks (love handles)


35 year old before and 5 months after a Mommy Makeover which included a circumferential  tummy tuck and breast augmentation with fat grafts taken from the removed fat from the abdomen.


48 year old before and 4 months after a Mommy Makeover which included a breast lift (mastopexy), a circumferential tummy tuck and liposuction of the flanks (love handles)



Copyright: Karol A. Gutowski, M.D., Chicago, IL, 2011


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