Conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles.
A pioneer in his field, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer helps create customized treatments for all of his patients’ needs. Working with his team of expert plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, Dr. Emer can help his patients achieve the body they’ve always dreamed of.
Right for you?
Am I a Good Candidate for the Mommy Makeover?
Despite its name, mommy makeovers are not just for mothers. Women who struggle with multiple problem areas due to pregnancy, genetics, hormonal changes, and/or the natural aging process can all be good candidates for a mommy makeover. As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you are pursuing cosmetic changes to please yourself, not to conform to someone else’s idea of a perfect body.
In general, ideal candidates for the mommy makeover procedure are:
- Healthy, both physically and emotionally
- At or close to their ideal weight
- Positive in their outlook
- Realistic in their expectations
- Done with their childbearing years
Mommy Makeover Consultation: The First Step
Choosing to undergo a complex procedure like the mommy makeover is a personal decision and will require an in-depth consultation with Dr. Emer in Beverly Hills to ensure it is right for you. The consultation allows our expert team to:
- Speak with you about the things that you wish to change on your body and your ultimate goals for your figure
- Assess the areas of your body that you want to improve
- Learn about your medical history and any previous surgeries you’ve had
- Explain your treatment options
- Answer your questions about the recommended course of treatment
From there, Dr. Emer and his team can plan your procedure and provide personalized instructions about what to expect and how to prepare for the surgery.
What procedures are included in the mommy makeover?
What makes the mommy makeover so effective is that it is customized for you and can include several procedures to target each of your trouble areas. The most commonly included treatments with a mommy makeover are those that resolve concerns with the breasts and abdomen.
However, the breasts and abdomen are certainly not the only areas of the body that can be affected by pregnancy, and many women choose to address additional contouring concerns in their mommy makeover in order to achieve comprehensive, whole-body enhancement. Depending on your goals for treatment, a mommy makeover can include:
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause dramatic changes in the size, shape, and position of the breasts. Some women lose volume in the breasts causing a “deflated” look, while others experience enlarged breasts that cause physical discomfort. Sagging and drooping breast tissue is also common after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Dr. Emer’s plastic surgeons are highly experienced with breast surgery. To address unwanted changes to your breasts and create breast contours that complement your shape and help you feel sexy and confident again, a mommy makeover can include breast surgeries such as:
Breast augmentation with fat grafting – To restore volume and reshape the breasts, Dr. Emer can transfer unwanted fat from one area of your body to the breasts. This method of natural breast augmentation is minimally invasive, achieves a moderate volume increase, and provides long-lasting improvements.
Breast augmentation with implants – Breast implants can provide more significant augmentation and more precise contouring than fat grafting. Breast implants come in a range of shapes, sizes, and textures, allowing you to achieve your ideal breast contours.
Breast reduction – Enlarged, heavy breasts often cause physical pain and emotional distress that can make it difficult for you to be the mother you want to be. A breast reduction can eliminate excess breast tissue to alleviate discomfort and help you look and feel your best again.
Breast lift – If you have drooping or sagging in the breast area, a breast lift can restore the breasts to a perky, youthful position.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
A tummy tuck (full or mini) is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess skin and tighten and lift sagging tissue around the abdomen. A tummy tuck can also tighten the abdominal muscles to firm and flatten the stomach area.
Changes “down there” after pregnancy are common, and Dr. Emer provides many options to improve sexual health and pleasure, as well as to address cosmetic concerns in this area.
There are non-surgical and surgical methods that can resolve concerns with the appearance and function of the vaginal area, including:
Energy-based treatments – Dr. Emer often recommends non-surgical treatment with radiofrequency devices like BTL Ultra Femme or Votiva to tighten the pelvic floor and strengthen the vaginal walls. Energy-based treatments also stimulate collagen production to improve skin tone and texture.
Labiaplasty – Enlarged labia can cause physical discomfort, self-consciousness, and health and hygiene issues. Plastic surgery to reduce the size of the labia is called a labiaplasty.
Liposuction (Fat Removal)
Whether you have new pockets of fat after pregnancy or want to address stubborn fat that you’ve had for years, Dr. Emer can perform liposuction to smooth and slim your problem areas. Dr. Emer performs an advanced form of liposuction called hi-definition liposculpture to remove fat, create definition, and tighten the skin.
With hi-definition lipo, Dr. Emer employs VASER ultrasound technology to heat beneath the skin, disrupt the fat, and achieve high-definition sculpting. He follows VASER lipo with internal heating devices to tighten the skin around your slimmer contours and provide optimal body shaping in a single procedure.
Weight fluctuations and hormonal changes with pregnancy can cause unwanted changes to the buttock contours. A surgical butt lift can eliminate drooping skin and restore more youthful buttock contours. Buttock augmentation with fat grafting (Brazilian butt lift) or with implants can be performed to achieve rounder, firmer, perkier buttocks.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
A brachioplasty, or arm lift, can eliminate “bat wings” and restore a more toned look in the upper arms. Surgical removal of excess fat and skin in the upper arms can provide long-lasting improvements.
A thigh lift can create slimmer, firmer contours in the upper thigh. Dr. Emer’s plastic surgeons can target unwanted fat and loose skin in the inner thigh, outer thigh, or both areas with this cosmetic surgery.
Moderate skin laxity can often be treated without the need for surgery. Dr. Emer can use minimally invasive internal heating devices such as InMode BodyTite or Renuvion to tighten loose skin as needed throughout the body.
Cellulite affects most women and is one of those pesky conditions that has no 100% cure. However, Dr. Emer provides advanced cellulite treatments with QWO, Cellfina, shockwave therapies, and other techniques to provide significant, noticeable improvements.
Mommy Makeover Procedure: What to Expect
Mommy makeover surgery typically takes three to five hours, depending on the number and types of procedures being performed. If your mommy makeover includes plastic surgery, your procedure will be performed at an accredited surgical facility with general anesthesia.
Some patients can achieve their mommy makeover treatment goals without the need for plastic surgery. In these cases, Dr. Emer may perform your mommy makeover at his Beverly Hills medical practice. Local anesthesia can be used for many less invasive procedures.
Following a patient consultation and analysis, Dr. Emer and his team of trusted West Hollywood plastic surgeons will craft a detailed surgical plan that is customized to the patient’s unique needs. The exact details of your mommy makeover will be reviewed with you once your procedure plan is complete, so you can ask any questions you may have before scheduling.
Dr. Emer first performs hi-definition liposuction, body sculpting, and contouring procedures in order to loosen the skin and slim the body contour, allowing for skin removal and optimal body shaping in a single procedure.
Dr. Emer then tightens the skin with internal heating devices; employs VASER ultrasound technology to heat beneath the skin, disrupt the fat, and achieve high-definition sculpting; and uses fat grafting to provide volume and lift in the breast area, sculpt the arms, reshape the buttocks, and/or rejuvenate the vagina. Cellulite is also treated with Cellfina, fat grafting, or injectables such as Sculptra or Bellafill.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A mommy makeover?
Dr. Emer’s patients often describe their mommy makeover results as life-changing. Benefits of this procedure can include:
- Tighter, more sculpted appearance
- Firming of separated abdominal muscles
- Abdominal contouring
- Lifted, perkier breasts
- No more pesky fat rolls
- Turn back the clock on aging
- Improved look down under
- Reduction in unwanted fat and cellulite
- Improved satisfaction with one’s appearance
- Treatment is highly customized to your needs
- One recovery period for multiple procedures
What to Expect During Mommy Makeover Recovery
One major benefit of the mommy makeover is that it combines multiple procedures into one, so you only have one recovery period. This is particularly important for busy mothers and working women who cannot easily take time away from their normal routines.
The length of your recovery period will depend on the procedures included in your mommy makeover. It is important to rest and follow all aftercare instructions in order to protect the treatment sites and allow them to heal. Patients should expect several days of downtime and should arrange for a friend or family member to help with childcare and household duties during the initial stages of their recovery.
Swelling and bruising can be expected for several weeks after your procedure. Dr. Emer may recommend compression garments, medications, and aftercare therapies to support your recovery.
You will need to attend follow-up appointments, so Dr. Emer can monitor your recovery. As the healing process progresses, Dr. Emer will advise you when you can return to work and other activities. Many patients can resume light activities after two weeks, though intense exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for four to six weeks, or as recommended by Dr. Emer.
Youthful and Rejuvenated appearance
Following the Mommy Makeover procedure Dr. Emer’s patients follow a monthly radiofrequency skin tightening treatment plan and customized skin care protocol to maintain their youthful, rejuvenated, and sculpted appearance.
Mommy Makeover Results
It can take several months to see your mommy makeover results. As you heal, swelling will subside, and you will start to see your new contours.
Mommy makeover results can last for many years. A healthy lifestyle and weight management can help you keep your slimmer, firmer shape.
However, the natural aging process can affect your body contours over time. Regular non-surgical cosmetic treatments can prevent sagging skin, wrinkles, and other signs of aging that can disrupt your youthful look.
Following the mommy makeover procedure, Dr. Emer’s patients follow a customized post-treatment protocol and skincare regimen to maintain their youthful, rejuvenated, and sculpted appearance. Maintenance protocols often include radiofrequency or ultrasound skin tightening, collagen-stimulating treatments, and other skin rejuvenation procedures.
The Dr. Emer Difference
A pioneer in his field, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer creates customized treatments for all of his patients’ needs. Dr. Emer understands that every patient has unique aesthetic goals, and he is meticulous about designing treatments that honor each patient’s vision.
Dr. Emer’s experience and expertise as a body sculptor allow him to develop innovative combination treatments to maximize improvements and promote long-lasting results. Using cutting-edge technologies and advanced techniques, Dr. Emer and his team of plastic surgeons can safely and effectively create your ideal contours.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
The price of a mommy makeover is determined by the specific procedures included in the treatment. You will be able to review all pricing information associated with your mommy makeover prior to scheduling your surgery.