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Why a Mommy Makeover?

Motherhood is full of unexpected joy, but a little time for yourself would be nice, too. 

This is especially true now that you want to address some post-pregnancy parts of your body. 

At Reflections Cosmetic Surgery in Cartersville, GA, we recommend you consider a mommy makeover.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

It’s no secret that your body changes after having a baby. From a loss of elasticity in the breasts to stretch marks to skin discoloration, these changes can be difficult to address by yourself. Diet and exercise alone are not always enough to get your body back to where it was, meaning you may need help.

A mommy makeover is a customized therapy that allows you to restore the parts of your body most affected by childbirth. We offer different procedures to help lift, sculpt, and tone your body for results that look like – or improve upon – the old you. After, you’ll have a renewed sense of self, only better, because now you have little ones smiling at you every day.


Making Time for Treatment

Being a mom is no small job. We know you’re busy balancing work, life, and family. 

But into these responsibilities comes the need to make time for yourself, too. 

Without that, you won’t be able to fully appreciate the life you’re building. We urge you to find time in your schedule for your mommy makeover 

You’ll likely need to ask others for help, but that’s perfectly acceptable. The main goal is to rejuvenate your appearance so you feel more confident. 

This will filter down to your parenting skills, where you’ll feel more patient and relaxed with your children.

How It Works

A makeover can include treatments that are both surgical and non-surgical. The goal is to give back the appearance you had pre-pregnancy so you feel more comfortable with your body. In this way, a makeover can boost your self-confidence and allow you to fully embrace the beauty of motherhood. Each woman’s goals are different when it comes to post-pregnancy appearances. You may choose therapies that even your skin tone or eliminate weight in stubborn pockets, both caused by pregnancy. Additional concerns you may want to address include:

  • Excess, sagging skin
  • Stretch marks or other scars
  • The appearance of veins
  • Breast symmetry
  • Breast augmentation
  • Fatigue
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Stretched muscles
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Body contouring

What to Expect

As you might have guessed, a makeover typically incorporates several different therapies. Again, these are different for each woman, and the results are customized accordingly. One patient may wish to tone her tummy and lift her breasts, while another may want to focus on skin and face rejuvenation. There is no right or wrong combination of treatments, and together, we’ll build a plan that focuses on your core goals.The duration of your treatment will also vary, depending upon the therapies you elect. We can discuss this in greater detail during your consultation appointment. Again, we want to remind you this is a highly customizable process. Think about your appearance now and what you want it to be, and we’ll help bridge the gap.

Recovery Time

Because pregnancy impacts many parts of the body, you’ll likely want to focus on several different treatment areas. We therefore recommend you plan on taking some time off from work to recover. You may require additional time if your job involves a lot of moving and/or lifting. You’ll also want to refrain from most physical activities so your body can heal. If you have small children, arranging for short-term in-house care may be beneficial. The exact details of recovery will be described once we know the therapies you’ve decided to have.

Benefits of Surgery

Breasts play an important role in the female physique. They provide the soft, rounded appearance so often used to identify femininity. 

Sometimes, however, a woman’s breasts simply don’t grow in proportion to the rest of her body. Other times, pregnancy or weight loss can reduce breast size. 

Surgery can enhance breast size and restore a plumper silhouette. Additional benefits include:

  • Balancing uneven breasts
  • Giving volume to flat breasts
  • Increasing cleave
  • Providing projection
  • Giving symmetry with the whole body

Who Is This Right for?

We generally recommend that patients wait six months after the birth of their last child to have a mommy makeover. Pregnancy and childbirth exact a great deal from the body. As you heal, you’re also caring for your newborn, and the strain can be great. We want to make sure you’re in the best possible condition before you choose your therapies.We’ll also conduct a review of your medical history to ensure you’re in sound health. This will help you heal as quickly and effectively as possible, and also reduce any downtime you may need for recovery. We similarly ask that you provide us with a list of any medications you’re taking to avoid adverse reactions.

Family Planning

Candidates should ideally be finished with their family planning. This is not a strict point of candidacy, but waiting until you’re done having children will provide you with the longest-lasting results possible. Subsequent pregnancies can have the same effects on your body as previous ones. If you get pregnant again after therapy, you may need to start over in your mommy makeover process. We recommend you forego this inconvenience and schedule your consultation once your family planning goals are met.

Realistic Expectations

The therapies we offer are not intended to alter your appearance, but to simply enhance your natural beauty. Having realistic expectations from your makeover will help you feel satisfied with your results. You will look and feel your best, but it’s important to remember all results vary. They largely depend upon your body and the therapies you choose to have.


Because cigarettes can impede blood flow throughout the body and prolong healing, we recommend you quit smoking at least several weeks prior to your therapy. This will help optimize your results and improve your overall health.

Multiple Therapies at Once

With a mommy makeover, you get multiple therapies in one package. This gives you a chance to target different areas in a much shorter period of time. It also means you’ll see overall benefits; opting to only reduce the appearance of stretch marks will yield one result. But combining this therapy with, for instance, a breast augmentation will enhance more parts of the body. We like to call this a more dramatic effect, which allows you greater satisfaction. You won’t have to look in the mirror and think that although your stretch marks are improved, you still aren’t satisfied with your breasts.

To Your Success

A mommy makeover can rejuvenate the way you see yourself and the image you project to the world: strong, confident, and brimming with the joys of motherhood. 
Get ready to greet the new you with a safe and effective selection of therapies available in our office. Give us a call today!
Dr Justin Gusching - Cosmetic Surgeon

Meet Your Surgeon...

“It takes heart, commitment, and unending dedication to become an exceptional surgeon. Dr. Justin Gusching has worked hard at developing each of these special qualities.”
Dr. Gusching completed his cosmetic surgery fellowship through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) at Southern Surgical Arts. He has since been refining his artistic eye and his excellence in cosmetic surgery.  Read more about Dr. Justin  Gusching