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. The physical effects of childbirth can be difficult to overcome. Newport Beach patients trust Dr. Sundine to help rejuvenate their breasts and body with a Mommy Makeover. To learn more about the surgery, please read the paragraphs below.

Hands in hair -- mommy makeover -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What is 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.

Mommy Makeover -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What Are The Benefits

Of Mommy Makeover?

Many of our patients have seen the following benefits from their Newport Beach Mommy Makeover:

  • Breast Fullness and Shape are brought back or even improved
  • Helps you regain your pre-pregnancy figure
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Reduces or removes stretch marks
  • Tightens loose skin

Who is a Candidate

For Mommy Makeover?

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.

Woman by tree -- mommy makeover

What’s The First Step?

The mommy makeover procedure is one of the most exciting operations to perform. It can completely transform a woman’s body, giving her back something she may have felt she lost. The first step to getting a mommy makeover in the Orange County area with Dr. Michael J. Sundine is to book a consultation. When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Sundine will examine your body, discuss your personal goals and options we can provide, and he will answer any questions you may have. You will also be asked some questions about your medical and health history, so it’s important to be open and honest as the information you provide will help avoid unnecessary side effects or risks. If you and Dr. Sundine both feel that this is the best solution for your needs, surgery will be booked with our Patient Coordinator and we’ll provide pre and postoperative instructions.

What to Expect on the Day of Mommy Makeover

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.
Dr. Sundine getting ready for surgery

Mommy Makeover


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 in 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.

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.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

Dr. Sundine is highly regarded by both patients and physicians alike and is sought out for his unique skillset of championing some of the toughest plastic surgery cases. He has been voted an Orange County “Physician of Excellence” by the Orange County Medical Association in 2006, 2007, 2008,2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013, as featured in Orange Coast Magazine and has also been featured in Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California Super Doctor for Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Sundine is a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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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 makeovers, Dr. Sundine is a gifted facial plastic surgeon, providing 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 at 949-706-3100, or you can request an appointment through our website and a member of our team will be with you as soon as possible.

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