Mommy Makeover

Being a mommy is beatitude. However, the effects of pregnancy can cause dissatisfaction when it comes to your body image. Mommy makeover aims to restore childbirth related issues.

What is Mommy Makeover?

During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through whole raft of changes such as hormonal fluctuations, weight gain and expansion of the abdomen. Mommy makeover is a combination of multiple surgical procedures performed on a woman’s body to address common changes after pregnancy but women who have never been pregnant and have experienced weight fluctuations can also benefit from mommy makeover. Mommy makeover procedure may include cosmetic surgeries on the face, breasts, body and also non-surgical treatments.

Common procedures that may be included in a mommy makeover procedure: breast lift, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, thigh lift, arm lift, liposuction, vaginal rejuvenation, anti-wrinkle injections and so on.*1 Every woman has a different body, so that mommy makeover procedure is customized according to each woman’s individual needs and desires. If you want to achieve a youthful and firmer body appearance in one operation, then mommy makeover is just for you.

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Problems & Solutions

There are multiple variations of mommy makeover procedure for different needs. Here you can find answers for different complaints.

I’m planning to lose a lot of weight via mommy makeover.

Mommy makeover is not a weight loss procedure. You should not think mommy makeover as an alternative...

If I get pregnant after mommy makeover, can’t I go back to my pre-results?

There are generally no major risks about becoming pregnant after mommy makeover procedure...

I want to have mommy makeover, but I’m afraid of scarring.

Unfortunately, all surgeries leave scars, including mommy makeover. However, with the help of advanced...

Will I be able to get rid of my stretch marks during mommy makeover?

During mommy makeover surgery, some skin parts are removed, so that some of your stretch marks may be...

I don’t want to refrain from my exercise routine for a long period of time.

In general, your recovery process is going to be like this: After surgery, there might be bandages or...

I have large, sagging breasts and abdominal fat, but no abdominal sagging.

In this case, breast reduction, breast lift and liposuction procedures can be included in your mommy makeover...

Testimonials

Experience speaks for itself! Hear out what our patients have said:

Mommy makeover procedure changed my life and I feel like a million bucks with my new body and relieved mental state. Now, I can’t take my eyes off the mirror and I’m so happy with the appearance of my body. This procedure has incredibly improved the visible signs of my pregnancies and now, I have a fitter and defined body.
Karen Willis Gynecomastia Surgery
During my whole time in Turkey, I didn’t have to think about anything. Everything proceeded according to the plan. I can’t find anything to complain about my hotel or the vehicle assigned for all necessary transportations. Hospital was modern and incredibly clean. And I see every day how talented my surgeon is!
Noemi Bernardini Gynecomastia Surgery

Why Clineca?

At Clineca, we take everything seriously. We understand how important the results are for you. We care about your health and comfort as much as you do. From beginning to end, we inform you, guide you, serve you, and help you.

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Fully Equipped Hospitals

Surgeries are performed in prestigious fully equipped hospitals in which doctors from all specialties are present.

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Free Consultation

We provide free online consultation with highly experienced surgeons through video chat.

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Ensured Performance

We cooperate with the surgeons who perform a limited number of surgeries each week to ensure the best results.

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7/24 Support

You can contact our agents 7 days 24 hours for your questions or support.

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5-Star Hotels

We provide you with special discounts in luxurious hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Your comfort is very important to us.

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VIP Transportation

We provide, via VIP vehicles, airport transfer and transportation between your hotel and the hospital before and after the surgery.

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Wellbeing Assistance

As Clineca, we will provide you with patient accompaniment, who will visit you every day in your hotel room during resting period to examine you and provide medical assistance if needed.

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No Hidden Costs

The price includes fees of the surgeon and the anesthesiologist, operating room expenses, anesthesia, hospitalization, standard tests, medications and medical visits by a nurse.

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All-Inclusive

The price includes hotel accommodation (including breakfast), airport transfer, transportation between hotel and hospital before and after the surgery.

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Optional Services & Products

Interpreter service, BBL pillow, neck pillow (rhinoplasty), eye mask (rhinoplasty), voltage converter, and others that will enhance your comfort and satisfaction.

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Why Turkey?

Turkey is a leading player in medical tourism, and Istanbul, which is an extremely beautiful touristic city, is the plastic surgery capital of Turkey.

Step by Step Experience for International Patients

Clineca has a holistic approach. We believe that everything should be right for a satisfactory cosmetic surgery experience, including your days in İstanbul. That is why we plan every detail of your journey.

Knowing Each Other

Shortly after you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will listen to you, ask you questions, and answer yours. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If you want to go further, they will arrange an online consultation for you.

Online Consultation

You will have an online consultation with your surgeon through video chat. They will perform an online examination, listen to you about your wishes, and will provide you with in-depth information. They will help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.

Planning

We'll plan your whole journey, including the date of your surgery and where you'll stay at while you’re in Istanbul. We'll inform you about everything you need to know from what to have in your suitcase to what to do before your procedure.

Landing

Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport before you land. The driver will be waiting for you. We'll drive you to the hospital. At the hospital, we will perform required blood tests and the COVID test. Then, we will take you to your hotel.

Examination & Surgery

The next morning, we will take you from your hotel to the hospital. Your surgeon will examine and inform you about the procedure. On the same day, you will have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.

Resting & Recovering

After your stay at the hospital, we will drive you to your hotel. You will rest and recover at your hotel room during the following week. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care.

Entertainment

We will gladly and proudly show you around our beautiful city. We will be more than happy to provide you with professional guidance in historical sightseeing. You can also learn from us where you can find anything from shopping to entertainment.

Follow-Up & Leaving

We will take you for your 1-week follow-up with your surgeon. They will examine you, remove your bandages if required, and inform you about what you should/shouldn’t do during your recovery period, in detail. Afterwards, we will drive you to the airport.

Recovery Period

During your recovery, we will be in touch. We will inform you, check on you, and answer your questions. You can reach us 7 days 24 hours. We will expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Mommy Makeover?

It is not hard to be eligible for a mommy makeover procedure. If you are reading this, you are probably a candidate!

You may be a good candidate:

  • If you are dissatisfied with the changes in your body after pregnancy and want to turn back to your pre-pregnancy body
  • If you have not been pregnant but have experienced weight fluctuations
  • If you want to address more than one cosmetic problems in one operation
  • If you have lots of sagging skin after pregnancy or weight loss
  • If you are close to your pre-pregnancy weight
  • If you are done having children
  • If you are healthy and have realistic expectations

What are the Expected Outcomes of Mommy Makeover?

The outcomes of mommy makeover procedure can be analyzed in two main categories: aesthetical and psychological.

Aesthetical Outcomes

Mommy makeover can address all kinds of aesthetical concerns about your body after pregnancy. A mommy makeover procedure improves the most visible signs of childbearing such as sagging, deformed, and fatty skin. It helps you to get rid of unwanted defects. In the direction of your needed procedures, you can obtain a fitter, younger and more defined physical appearance.

Psychological Outcomes

The psychological outcomes of the procedure are as important as the physical ones. For most people, sagging or deformed appearance of their body is a serious concern. If you are not happy with the appearance of your body, you can experience serious psychological distress which can negatively affect your self-confidence and social life. After the procedure, you will have a more positive self-image. Through mommy makeover, you can significantly improve your self-confidence, life quality and overall life experience.

How is a Mommy Makeover Done?

Mommy Makeover is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy beauty. It is a complex surgery customized according to needs and wishes of the patient.

Anesthesia

Like all kinds of surgery, mommy makeover requires anesthesia. Because of the fact that surgery will be performed at more than one part of the body at one setting, general anesthesia is typically preferred. Depending on the case and the preference of the surgeon, anesthesia requirements may vary. In either case, you will not feel any pain.

Surgery

There are multiple variations of mommy makeover procedure, and the details of the surgery depend on the patient’s needs and the surgeon’s approach. Before accepting a patient for a mommy makeover surgery, our contracted surgeons determine the best options for a patient along with the patient’s desires. This surgery is a highly customized procedure. After a meticulous consultation process, the surgeons make their surgical plans in coordination with their patients. What’s suitable for you depends on your anatomical characteristics and your desired goals.

Procedures

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure involves the placement of breast implants inside the breasts to provide augmentation of volume and projection to your breasts. Through breast augmentation you can have larger, rounder, and fuller breasts.

Breast Lift

Breast lift is a surgical procedure performed to raise and shape the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the neighboring supportive tissues. The nipple and areola are relocated to the ideal position. If there is an asymmetry, it is also corrected. In this way, your breasts will be more in shaped and uplifted form.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is performed to remove excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue from the breasts to make them smaller, lighter, perkier and more in proportion with your body.*2 The goal is to achieve youthful and well-shaped breasts and to alleviate the discomfort of large breasts.

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty, also known as Tummy Tuck, is a surgical procedure performed to remove excessive fat and skin in the abdomen, and to tighten muscles in the abdominal wall.*3 After the surgery, a flatter and firmer appearance is achieved. It is an especially excellent treatment for women who had multiple pregnancies.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure involving the suction of excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body. The objective is sculpting the body by removing fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Many different regions of the body may be targeted for liposuction*4. Through liposuction, you can achieve a leaner and more harmonious appearance.

Risks and Complications

Mommy makeover is a customized surgery that combines multiple cosmetic procedures in one. Because of that, depending on the included procedures, the complications differ. For more information, you can check the respective pages for their individual complications list. And keep in mind that the more the surgical sites, the more the risk of complications.

What To Expect During An Mommy Makeover Recovery?

The First Week

After surgery, there might be bandages or dressings to reduce swelling. A small tube can be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid. Besides, there might be stitches or sutures on your incisions that are not absorbable. These will be removed by your surgeon within the next two or three days after surgery. You may be tender, feel tired and experience moderate pain for several days following the surgery, but this can be managed through pain medication. Most patients are able to return their daily activities within one week but be prepared that your recovery may be longer.

Later

You may need to take 2-3 weeks off work, but it can change from patient to patient. Swelling and bruises will gradually disappear, but it may take a longer time for swelling to subside. It may take 3 to 6 weeks to subside, but you may easily camouflage them with makeup. It is best to avoid tiresome activities for at least two weeks. You should refrain from strenuous exercises, avoid stretching and heavy lifting for at least 6 weeks after the surgery. Your surgeon will follow your recovery and tell you when you are ready. It is very important to follow post-op instructions. Your surgeon will provide customized recovery plan based on your needs and your level of healing.

Guidance & Support

A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.

Quote from the Doctor

“Through customizable mommy makeover procedures, we are able to work miracles for women who want to turn back to their pre-pregnancy body.”

What to Do Before the Mommy Makeover

During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.

Instructions

Most important instructions include,

  • Stop smoking at least 2 weeks before the surgery.
  • Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen and aspirin) for 2 weeks before the procedure.
  • Avoid herbal remedies and supplements
  • Take only the medications approved by your surgeon.
  • Follow a healthy diet before surgery.
  • Don’t gain weight before surgery. It is important to be at a stable weight before undergoing surgery.
  • Arrange someone for childcare.

What to Do After the Mommy Makeover?

What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:

  • Do not smoke for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
  • Do not drink alcohol for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
  • You will be seen in the next few days for bandages and dressings or drain removal.
  • Do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications after the surgery until your surgeon approves using them.
  • Take pain medication and antibiotics prescribed for you by your surgeon.
  • Rest as much as possible even if you feel better.
  • Keep your head elevated and straight.
  • Wear loose clothes and don’t use accessories around your incisions.
  • Wear sunscreen and follow a healthy diet.
  • Do not swim at least for 3 weeks after the surgery.
  • If anything unusual happens, please contact us.

Quote from the Doctor

“Pregnancy affects each woman in a different way. So the mommy makeover surgery is customized for each patient. This surgery is a combination of several cosmetic procedures which together restore and even improve the pre-pregnancy body.”

FAQ

We know you have many questions. Having realistic expectations and deciding to have a cosmetic surgery requires information. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about mommy makeover.

Mommy makeover is a combination of multiple surgical procedures performed on a woman’s body to address common changes after pregnancy. It may include cosmetic surgeries on the face, breasts, body, and also non-surgical treatments.
All surgical procedures have some risks. However, if it is performed by an experienced and talented surgeon, the risk of having a serious problem is very small.
During surgery, you will not feel pain because of anesthesia. After the procedure, you may experience pain and discomfort which can easily be controlled with pain medication.
Because of the fact that surgery will be performed at more than one part of the body at one setting, general anesthesia is typically preferred.
If you are dissatisfied with the changes in your body after pregnancy and want to turn back to your pre-pregnancy body, you may be a good candidate for mommy makeover.
You can’t have a meaningful weight-loss via mommy makeover. Mommy makeover is performed when you have reached or closed to your pre-pregnancy weight to correct the sagging skin and it is not a weight loss procedure.
Surgery time depends on the number of procedures involved so that it can vary. But generally, it takes about 3.5 to 4 hours to perform.
After surgery, there might be bandages or dressings to reduce swelling. These will be removed by your surgeon within the next two or three days after surgery. Most patients are able to return their daily activities within one week.
There are different factors that can affect how long your results may last but generally, your mommy makeover results can be long-lasting.
It is best to avoid tiresome activities for at least two weeks. You should refrain from strenuous exercises, avoid stretching and heavy lifting for at least 6 weeks after the surgery.
A mommy makeover procedure helps you to get rid of unwanted defects because of childbearing. In the direction of your needed procedures, you can obtain a fitter, younger and more defined physical appearance.
The amount of scarring depends on the degree of sagging of your breasts or abdomen but generally the incisions are strategically hidden into certain places which will be concealed and not visible.
The total cost can vary according to the type of surgical technique and procedure. You can contact us for detailed information. (Get a quote)
Your surgeon will prepare a detailed and customized plan by discussing your goals, desires, and expectations with you. He/she will ask you some questions about your medical history, make a physical examination, and provide treatment options and before-after photos.
When you work with highly experienced and understanding doctors such as the ones our clinic works with, you will be certainly satisfied with your results. Mommy makeover surgeries are among their specialties. They and their stuff work tenderly to provide high quality care and fascinating results.
At Y Clinic, we are using 3D Imaging System. This technology provides a preview of your new body before your mommy makeover procedure begins.
If you are in good health and done having children, you are ready to have mommy makeover procedure.
There are generally no major risks about becoming pregnant after mommy makeover procedure but if you think about having children, it is advised to postpone the procedure because pregnancy may adversely affect the result.
Some parts of skin are removed during mommy makeover surgery, so that some stretch marks might be removed but some of them might be remain unchanged.

Problems & Solutions

There are multiple variations of mommy makeover procedure for different needs. Here you can find answers for different complaints.

Mommy makeover is not a weight loss procedure. You should not think mommy makeover as an alternative to weight loss. If you are planning to lose a lot of weight, you should consider doing regular exercises or bariatric surgeries. If you lose a lot of weight and reach your ideal weight, then you might consider mommy makeover procedure in order to get rid of residual excess skin and fat. Therefore, in the direction of your needed procedures, you can obtain a fitter, younger and more defined physical appearance. If you want to have mommy makeover surgery, first of all, you should be at your ideal weight or close to your ideal weight. Mommy makeover should not be considered as an alternative to weight loss procedures such as bariatric surgeries.
There are generally no major risks about becoming pregnant after mommy makeover procedure. However, if you have a plan to get pregnant, then you may consider postponing your mommy makeover procedure until you are done having kids because pregnancy may adversely affect the results. For example, during pregnancy, abdominal muscles stretch largely. This can change the appearance of your abdomen and lead to undesired results. Skin elasticity and breast tissues can change and possibly affect the size and shape of your breasts. If you get pregnant after mommy makeover, you may not be able to return to your pre-results so that it is best to wait until you are done having children. In this way, your mommy makeover results will be long-lasting.
Unfortunately, all surgeries leave scars, including mommy makeover. However, with the help of advanced surgical techniques, scars can be kept to minimum. The length of the scar depends on the incision technique and the amount of skin being removed. Every patient may need a different method. However, this is no matter because the scars are generally located on strategic points. For example, if you have abdominoplasty, your scars will probably be low on the abdomen which will be hidden under your bikini and underwear lines. If you have breast lift, you may have a scar along the breast or around the areola depending on the degree of sagging of your breasts. If you have liposuction, there are very small incisions which will be unnoticeable in time.
During mommy makeover surgery, some skin parts are removed, so that some of your stretch marks may be removed and some of them may be replaced. For example, if you have abdominoplasty, you can get rid of stretch marks on the abdomen by removing that skin with stretch marks. If you have breast lift, the same procedure is done. If you have stretch marks on your arms, an arm lift may help to improve them as well. But keep in mind that some of your stretch marks may still be unaffected. If you want to get rid of stretch marks, you should try other treatment methods such as laser therapy, microneedling or microdermabrasion. They are highly effective methods about removing stretch marks on your skin. If your goal is just to get rid of your stretch marks, mommy makeover should not be considered as an alternative to these methods.
In general, your recovery process is going to be like this: After surgery, there might be bandages or dressings to reduce swelling. A small tube can be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid. Besides, there might be stitches or sutures on your incisions that are not absorbable. These will be removed by your surgeon within the next two or three days after surgery. Most patients are able to return their daily activities within one week but be prepared that your recovery may be longer. You may need to take 2-3 weeks off work, but it can change from patient to patient. It may take 3 to 6 weeks for swelling to subside. It is best to avoid tiresome activities for at least two weeks. You should refrain from strenuous exercises, avoid stretching and heavy lifting for at least 6 weeks after the surgery. Your surgeon will follow your recovery and tell you when you are ready.
In this case, breast reduction, breast lift and liposuction procedures can be included in your mommy makeover. If you have large and sagging breasts, you will need two breast enhancement operation: a breast reduction and a breast lift. These two procedures can be easily combined, and they are frequently performed together. Through breast reduction, you will have smaller and lighter breasts while breast lift will give your breasts more in shaped and uplifted form. If you have some fat deposits in your abdominal region, but you don’t have a loose skin problem, you may consider liposuction for removing your excess fat. Through liposuction, only your fat deposits will be removed from the targeted area. Besides, using liposuction instead of a traditional surgical removal decreases the impact of the procedure and risks of complications on your body. If you have unwanted fat in your abdominal region, and if you are hoping to remove the fat without removing any excess skin, liposuction is the better choice. Either way, during your consultation, your surgeon will give you the accurate information about your situation and help you to determine the best option.
References

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2. Hall-Findlay, E. J., & Shestak, K. C. (2015). Breast Reduction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 136(4), 531e–544e. https://doi.org/10.1097/prs.0000000000001622

3. Matarasso, A., Matarasso, D. M., & Matarasso, E. J. (2014). Abdominoplasty: classic principles and technique. Clinics in plastic surgery, 41(4), 655–672. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cps.2014.07.005

4. Pelosi, M. A., 3rd, & Pelosi, M. A., 2nd (2010). Liposuction. Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America, 37(4), 507–viii. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ogc.2010.09.004