Mommy Makeover

In San Jose, CA

Mommy Makeover Introduction

Welcoming children into the world is an incredible experience, but childbearing can take a toll on a mother’s body. Every patient is unique, and every woman experiences different changes in their body after giving birth. For many, no amount of diet and exercise can restore the body to its pre-pregnancy shape. A Mommy Makeover is a great way to feel more confident about your body and is an area of expertise for Eric Li, MD, and the team at CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos, CA. If you are in San Jose or the surrounding Bay Area and are interested in getting your previous (or even better) body back, please continue to read the information below.

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a popular term used to describe a combination of plastic surgery procedures aimed at rejuvenating a woman’s body after pregnancy and breastfeeding. For many women, the joys of motherhood are also accompanied by significant physical changes.

Most women receiving this procedure focus on three main areas to improve their bodies.  The first area is the abdomen, which can involve the repair of lax abdominal muscles, eliminating excess and loose skin and stretch marks, and removal of stubborn fat.  The second area is typically the breasts, which may require a lift or enhancement of volume after post-pregnancy and post-breastfeeding deflation.  The last area is the vaginal area, which can sometimes undergo deflation or develop loose skin and require vaginal rejuvenation procedures.

Please keep in mind that not every patient will require each one of these cosmetic procedures to achieve their ideal body, and Dr. Li will only suggest surgeries that match your individual goals and needs.

Who are the best candidates for a Mommy Makeover?

The best candidates for a San Jose Mommy Makeover surgery are those that meet the following criteria:

  • Are healthy and close to or at their ideal body weight
  • Be at a stable weight
  • Committed to continuing a healthy diet and exercise routine
  • Finished with childbearing
  • Has a positive outlook and realistic expectations
  • Nonsmoker
  • Stopped breastfeeding for 3 months

What are the benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

Our Mommy Makeover patients in Los Gatos, San Jose, and the Bay Area have enjoyed the following benefits:

  • Return to normal activities in two to three weeks 
  • Renewed body image after pregnancy
  • Reshaped and rejuvenated breasts after pregnancy
  • Reshaped and rejuvenated torso after pregnancy
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Restored integrity and strength to your abdominal muscles
  • Ability to fit formfitting clothes

The best part of a Mommy Makeover is the ability to customize your surgeries. This means you can expect an outcome that is just as unique as you are!

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Mommy Makeover First Step

What’s the first step?

If you’re interested in getting a Mommy Makeover procedure in San Jose and the greater Bay Area at CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos, CA, the first step is to schedule a consultation. At your initial appointment, Dr. Li will evaluate your health and explain which surgical procedures and techniques are most appropriate for you. He will listen to your expectations and aesthetic goals for your Mommy Makeover procedures, followed by a physical exam.

The most important step to prepare for your Mommy Makeover is to go into the process with realistic expectations. Advancements in plastic surgery tools and techniques have opened up a world of possibilities, but there are always limitations to what can be accomplished with surgery. Dr. Li works hard to ensure each patient knows what to expect in terms of recovery time and outcomes. This can make a world of difference in your level of satisfaction after your procedures.

If you are a smoker, it is also important that you find a way to quit the habit prior to your Mommy Makeover. Smoking impairs your circulation, tissue quality, and overall healing abilities. Finding a smoking cessation program that works for you will greatly enhance your recovery and your overall health.

Before you leave, our Patient Coordinator will give you instructions to prepare weeks before surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications.

What to expect on the day of a Mommy Makeover surgery

Mommy Makeover patients will have a customized journey depending on the specific procedures they elect to undergo. Dr. Li and his team use general anesthesia to ensure our patients have a comfortable and painless surgical experience.  Below, we’ve outlined some of the more common Mommy Makeover procedures performed:

  • Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty): increases breast size using implants that are placed under the breast tissue or chest muscles, or via fat transfer.
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy): raises and reshapes the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue, making your breasts firmer and more youthful. It can also help reduce the size of enlarged areolas.
  • Nipple Reduction: reshapes and reduces the size of enlarged nipples.
  • Liposuction: removes unwanted body fat in areas of excess that are resistant to exercise and a healthy diet. Commonly treated areas include the armpit (axilla), lower back, hips, thighs, and abdomen
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty): helps improve the appearance of the abdomen. During this surgery, excess skin and fat are removed, any rectus diastasis is repaired, and the remaining skin is repositioned to improve the shape of your torso
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation (Vaginoplasty): this can include surgical and non-surgical treatments to improve the vagina’s appearance or function. Procedures can tighten the muscles inside the vagina, or improve the appearance of the vagina 

To learn more about the individual aspects of these procedures, please refer to their respective pages.

Mommy Makeover recovery

After your Mommy Makeover surgery, our staff will keep an eye on you until you come out of sedation. You will be fitted with compression garments to help reduce swelling. Mommy Makeover procedures are usually outpatient procedures, and once you are released, you will need to have someone drive you home, as you may feel a bit groggy and sore after the procedure. It’s also beneficial to have a responsible adult available to assist with any basic tasks and avoid putting any strain on any incisions or treatment areas.

Dr. Li will prescribe pain medications to minimize discomfort and reduce swelling during your recovery. The recovery period will vary from patient to patient and will be detailed during your consultation. We recommended taking this time to recover, relax, and enjoy healing as much as possible.

Mommy Makeover Cost

How much does a Mommy Makeover cost in San Jose, CA?

The cost of a Mommy Makeover in Los Gatos, San Jose, and the Bay area will be based on your treatment goals and the procedures selected. You will spend time with Dr. Li, discussing what you hope to achieve with your procedures and after discussing which options are best for you, he will create a customized surgical plan that meets your needs.  From this point, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a cost and help you schedule your procedure.


Why choose Dr. Li?

When you’re looking for a Mommy Makeover plastic surgeon in San Jose and the greater Bay Area, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eric Li of CA Aesthetics should be one of your top choices. Having worked alongside some of the leading experts in plastic and cosmetic surgery in Canada, the United States, and Australia, Dr. Li has developed advanced skills and expertise in face, body, and breast surgery. He created CA Aesthetics from the ground up with the encompassing goal of providing patients with a safe, comfortable, and private space for premiere surgery care in Los Gatos and the surrounding Bay Area. 

He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

It is also important to review who will be performing your surgeries. In cases involving multiple procedures, some surgeons will utilize assistants or work with other surgeons to complete different parts of your case at the same time. This is different from Dr. Li’s approach because he prefers to work independently, from start to finish, to control every step and ensure that all elements of your procedures are performed by him.

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Schedule your consultation with Dr. Eric Li today and take the first step towards your new self with a Mommy Makeover! Contact CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos, CA to discover how Dr. Li’s expertise and personalized approach can help you achieve your desired aesthetic in San Jose and the surrounding Bay Area. Call (408) 883-7943 to book your appointment or use our website to embark on your path to enhanced confidence and beauty.

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