A Complete Guide to : Mommy Makeover’s

A mommy makeover may seem overwhelming with so much information out there, so let’s break it down for you.

In this short guide, we’ll explain what a mommy makeover is and what it can do for your appearance. We will also address some of the myths and misconceptions associated with this popular procedure.

Combined with a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, and buttlift, it can remove and correct signs of aging on your body after having children  in order to give your face a more youthful appearance.

In return for all your body has been through with having kids, you deserve a mommy makeoverA board-certified plastic surgeon can enhance the natural features and even add a little extra . 

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeovers are designed to enhance a woman’s appearance and shape after childbirth. A woman’s body changes after pregnancy in many ways. The breasts, belly, waist, genitalia, and buttocks are a few of the most common areas to be addressed.

Mommy makeovers are usually performed as a single-stage procedure. There are many techniques available for mommy makeovers, and many factors should be taken into account when choosing the best techniques for the job.

An overview of Mommy Makeover procedures

Can I get a mommy makeover without surgery?

There are alternate non surgical treatments to help restore your body after childbirth, such as massages and Cool Shaping treatments, which are also helpful. But the short answer to this is no, since a mommy makeover entails more than one procedure.  

What to expect after a mommy makeover

DR BUCIORecovery time for a Mommy Makeover depends on what procedures you have done. Mommy Makeovers are not single surgeries, rather a combination of cosmetic procedures customized for you.  Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Breast Lifts (with or without implants), and Brazilian Butt Lifts are the most popular surgeries that comprise a Mommy Makeover. 


Depending on how your body heals and the scope of your procedures, the recovery timeline is completely individual. A mommy who just underwent liposuction and BBL can expect a different recovery time than a mommy who underwent a full tummy tuck, BBL, and a breast lift.

Let’s assume the mom had all of her procedures done in one session. Here’s what she can expect:

Mommy Makeover Recovery: the first 48 hours

It is likely that you’ll need some help during the first few days post-op. Most of our mommies stay the first night at our luxurious recovery boutique to be cared for by one of our nurses. Afterwards, you might feel a bit uncomfortable and notice numbness, swelling, and bruising in the treated areas. It is completely normal to experience these symptoms, and they will start to subside after 48 hours.  During the first few days, you should avoid showering to prevent moisture from entering your incisions.

Recovery Week One of the Mommy Makeovers.

Despite the fact that swelling and bruising are subsiding by now, certain discomfort can still be expected in the treated areas. If you had a breast lift or tummy tuck, you may feel tightness in those areas. It is advisable to avoid sitting down when getting a Brazilian Butt Lift. 

It is absolutely okay to rest and recover at home, as long as you have someone to help with simple things such as sweeping, driving, and showering. The first week can still be hard, especially if you are anxious to show off your new body, but it’ll be over before you know it!

The Mommy Makeover recovery continues.

After 2 weeks, moms are usually able to resume normal activities as long as they avoid lifting heavy objects and performing strenuous physical activities. It is recommended that you take several walks throughout the day. Compression garments may be required for some Mommy Makeover procedures. 


These are no longer an issue after weeks 4 or 5. You will start feeling incredibly better after 4 to 6 weeks of the procedure. The results of a Mommy Makeover can now be appreciated since there is generally little swelling and bruising.


Surgery shopping list must haves 

Please find below a quick checklist of items you should get before or right after surgery. Don’t forget to check these off your list.


  • All of these medications will be prescribed by your surgeon: pain medication, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and ointments. Consult your surgeon so you can either buy them before the procedure or identify a pharmacy that can supply everything you need.

Compression garments. 

  • You should only use compression garments that are of medical quality and surgical bras that are of surgical grade. 

Butt Pillow

  • Be prepared with a booty pillow if you are getting a Brazilian Butt Lift.

A first-aid kit 

Make sure you have 

  • Bandages
  • Dressings
  • Sponges
  • Gauze on hand. 
  • Someone to help you

Ask your surgeon for recommendations after making a list.

Things you need to consider when choosing a surgeon

Any procedure should be done under the care of a surgeon who meets your needs, so make sure you choose the right one for you. Do a background check on the surgeon, looking at their qualifications, experience, and reviews, along with photos and reviews to see how their procedures have gone. Getting the results and expectations that you are looking for will be easier if you know who your surgeon is.

What are Dr. Bucio’s credentials?

Certifications:DR BUCIO

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What to look for in before and after photos 

If you want to make sure that your doctor will provide you with the result you desire, take a look at their before and after pictures to see if it is right for you and you like what others have achieved. 

You will be amazed by the before and after pictures of these patients.

For each patient, we provide options that are tailored to their goals and help them achieve their goal of achieving a natural appearance. In addition to being one of the top centers for plastic surgery and health care, VIDA Wellness and Health has dedicated itself to research and patient care for over 30 years. At VIDA Wellness and Beauty, our mission is to create a pleasant experience for our patients. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Bucio to discuss your concerns about your appearance and learn what treatment is best for you with our Tijuana office or through a virtual consultation.


Please note that this article does not provide medical advice. It is intended to provide general information only. It should not be used in place of professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you are seeking a diagnosis or treatment, please consult your primary physician or a specialist. A health emergency should be reported immediately to your doctor or 911 if you suspect you may be experiencing one.

Francisco Bucio

Dr. Francisco Bucio - Is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Plastic, Cosmetic, and Reconstructive Surgery. He has wide experience in Liposculpture, Breast Augmentation, Brazilian Butt Lift, Mommy Make Over, and more. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Mexican Asociation for Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, to name a few. He is also certified by the Mexican Council for Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery.