Introduction to Mommy Makeover

At our practice in Newport Beach, mommy makeover surgery has become increasingly more popular and one of Dr. Sundine’s favorite procedures to perform. To learn more about the surgery, please read the paragraphs below. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sundine, please call our office or contact us today.

Mommy makeover procedure

What is a Mommy Makeover?

It’s common for women to feel overjoyed about being a mother but less enthused about the toll pregnancy took on their bodies; this is nothing to feel ashamed of. There are ways to correct the areas of the body that are affected by pregnancy — through diet, exercise, surgical intervention, or a combination of the three. Since pregnancy affects more than one area of the body, plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Sundine offers a treatment that addresses all areas in what is essentially one surgery, called a mommy makeover.

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Who Is a Candidate for Mommy Makeover Surgery?

Suitable candidates for mommy makeover surgery should be in good health and have reasonable expectations of what surgery can and cannot accomplish. You should be done having children; it is recommended that a woman wait at least six months after giving birth before considering mommy makeover surgery. Also, you should finish breastfeeding and be at a stable weight before having the procedure.

Recovering from Mommy Makeover Surgery

The recovery from mommy makeover surgery depends on the procedures that were performed. If you have had breast surgery and a tummy tuck you will most likely need to wear special garments (an abdominal binder and a surgical bra) for several weeks following surgery. If you have included a butt lift into your procedure, you will need to stay off of your buttocks while the area heals. You will need to rest at home for several days before Dr. Sundine gives you the go-ahead to return to work and other normal activities. You should also refrain from strenuous exercise and heavy lifting (including lifting children) until Dr. Sundine approves those activities. Dr. Sundine will provide more specific instructions and guidelines for mommy makeover recovery during pre-operative consultations.

The Mommy Makeover Procedure

A mommy makeover treats the areas of the body that change the most during pregnancy. You can choose to combine breast surgery with an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), as well as liposuction to eliminate fat deposits from the back, thighs, and buttocks. Dr. Sundine can help you identify the areas of the body that you are unhappy with, and suggest the procedures to best target those areas. He performs the procedure at an accredited surgical center where you will be safe and comfortable.

  • Breast Augmentation will involve the placement of breast implants. A breast lift, or even a reduction, depending on your unique aesthetic needs may be recommended instead.
  • Tummy tuck is often included in a mommy makeover treatment plan because pregnancy can drastically affect the midsection, stretching out the muscles and skin and leaving you with a pregnancy “pooch.” Tummy tuck surgery tightens the abdominal wall, removes excess fat and skin, and tightens the remaining skin. Sometimes it can improve the appearance of stretch marks, too.
  • Liposuction can slim areas of the body that gained weight with pregnancy: the thighs, lower back, and buttocks. Buttock enhancement (i.e., Brazilian butt lift) can transform a behind from flat and saggy to curvy and perky.
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How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Newport Beach?

A Newport Beach mommy makeover is a highly personalized procedure that often combines multiple surgeries. For us to provide you with an exact cost, you’ll need to meet with Dr. Sundine in his Orange County office. He will be able to answer your questions, give his recommendations, and provide you with all associated costs.

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Over the years, many plastic surgery Orange County patients have trusted their cosmetic transformations to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Sundine. In addition to performing combination procedures such as mommy makeover, Dr. Sundine is a gifted facial plastic surgeon. He is pleased to provide advanced aesthetic results to Newport Beach rhinoplasty and facelift patients, as well as patients seeking eyelid surgery in Orange County. If you’re interested in setting up a consultation with Dr. Sundine, please contact us today.

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons-Fellow
American Academy of Pediatrics-Fellow
International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association
American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgery

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    I gave Dr. Sundine the highest possible review in each category because he truly deserved the highest reviews on every level. I am a very well recognized lawyer on the West Coast. My firm has spent millions of dollars on television advertising in which I appear. I could not afford to have a bad face lift or even for people to notice I had a face lift at all. I interviewed many physicians including some of the “celebrity” physicians. Ultimately, I chose Dr. Sundine because he performs highly complex complete facial reconstruction procedures on children. I figured if he was so skilled that he could perform such incredibly difficult procedures on a child, I was confident he could perform a face lift with which I would be happy. The results were so far beyond my expectations that I could hardly believe. I look literally ten years younger. I am incredibly happy with the results and they seem to get better and better as the healing continues. I never had a problem getting a return call or making an appointment. Dr. Sundine is always pleasant and answers all of my questions. I would recommend him to anyone!!!

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  • "I Am Very Satisfied With The Results"

    What I really like about Dr Sundine is his vast experience and training. I also like the fact he did not try to sell me other procedures. He is also very down to earth and easy to talk to. I am very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend him.

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  • "Thanks, Dr. Sundine!"

    After much research and multiple visits to other surgeons, I knew right away that Dr. Sundine was the perfect choice for me. He is gentle and kind and genuinely listens to you. I felt completely confident in his ability from the first visit to the last. Even the day of the procedure, he spent ample time talking to me, taking measurements, and making marks on my body so as to get the perfect results. I have been singing his praises to all of my friends and will recommend him to anyone searching for a plastic surgeon. Thanks, Dr. Sundine!

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  • "Excellent Plastic Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is an excellent plastic surgeon! I have been using his services for almost 5 years. The office setting is state of the art and his office manager Toni makes sure that everything runs efficiently. They really listen to your needs before and after surgery to make certain that you walk out fully satisfied. If you want to look years younger and fully refreshed I highly recommend that you use his services. This is not your typical Newport Beach plastic surgeon’s office. Patients walk out looking naturally gorgeous, not overdone like some of the women in Orange County! The office offers a full range of injectables, peels, and lasers in addition to major cosmetic surgery procedures. Whether you need a little tweak or surgery this is the physician that you should see!
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  • "You are the Best Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is the best plastic surgeon. Dr. Sundine’s excellent skills and knowledge has made my surgery turn out so well. But more importantly, it made me feel better about myself. Again, thank you Dr. Sundine for all you have done for me. You are the best surgeon!
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