Achieve a more youthful figure with a Mommy Makeover procedure at Maine Plastic Surgery

Pregnancy and motherhood are life-changing experiences that bring women incredible joy. Unfortunately, they can also create changes in the body that are unwanted. Dr. Gardenier and the team at Maine Plastic Surgery carry out customized Mommy Makeover procedures in Portland, Maine to help their patients achieve their ideal look. 

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a customized and all-inclusive cosmetic procedure designed to restore a mother's body to its pre-pregnancy state. When performed by a skilled practitioner, like the team at Maine Plastic Surgery, this procedure can even provide patients with results that are far better than where they were before. 

The procedure typically involves a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments that address issues such as sagging breasts, excess abdominal fat, stretched abdominal muscles, and stubborn pockets of fat. The goal is to rejuvenate a woman's appearance and boost her self-esteem, allowing her to embrace her post-pregnancy body with newfound confidence.

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The benefits of a Mommy Makeover

Some benefits of a Mommy Makeover include:

  • Targets multiple areas in a single procedure, offering a complete body rejuvenation
  • Restores or enhances a woman's pre-pregnancy body and significantly boosts her self-esteem.
  • Customized to address the specific concerns of the individual patient
  • Combination of multiple treatments into one procedure to minimize overall downtime compared to having separate surgeries
  • Provides long-lasting results and enduring improvements to a mother's body

Who is a candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeovers are suitable for women who:

  • Have completed their families and are not planning on having more children
  • Are in good overall health and maintain a stable weight
  • Are experiencing concerns such as sagging breasts, excess abdominal fat, or stretched abdominal muscles
  • Have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure
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Treatments typically included in a Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover can involve a wide array of surgical and non-surgical treatments, depending on the patient’s unique needs and goals.

Common procedures include:

  • Breast augmentation: Restoring or enhancing breast volume and shape
  • Breast lift: Lifting and reshaping breasts that have sagged due to pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty): Removing excess skin and fat and tightening abdominal muscles for a flatter, firmer stomach
  • Liposuction: Targeting stubborn pockets of fat in various areas of the body
  • Vaginal rejuvenation: Addressing changes in the vaginal area due to childbirth

The Mommy Makeover procedure


The journey begins with a consultation, where the patient's concerns and goals are discussed, and Dr. Gardenier creates a customized treatment plan. 

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A Mommy Makeover is typically performed in one surgical session under general anesthesia. The specific procedures are carried out in accordance with the treatment plan.


After the surgery, patients can expect a recovery period that varies depending on the extent of the procedures. It can take several weeks for patients to make a full recovery. 

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The recovery process

The recovery experience after a Mommy Makeover is unique to each patient and depends on the procedures performed. However, some common aspects include:

  • Post-operative care: Patients will receive detailed instructions on how to care for surgical sites, manage discomfort, and any potential side effects.
  • Temporary restrictions: Physical activities should be kept at a minimum for several weeks, including strenuous exercise.
  • Gradual improvement: Swelling and bruising will gradually subside, and the incisions will heal over time.
  • Long-term results: Patients will enjoy long-lasting improvements in their body's appearance and contour, provided that they maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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Why choose Maine Plastic Surgery?

For several years, Maine Plastic Surgery has been dedicated to serving the Portland, Maine community by providing cutting-edge cosmetic and healthcare solutions.

Our team blends exceptional expertise with compassion to provide an experience that is comfortable and provides exceptional results. Our commitment begins with your first consultation and extends throughout your post-treatment recovery, ensuring that you feel confident in the process the whole way through. We strive to ensure that each patient leaves our facility feeling and looking their best. 

A Mommy Makeover is a transformative journey for mothers seeking to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies and rediscover their self-confidence. Maine Plastic Surgery's personalized approach and expertise make this transformation a reality. 

Reach out to us today to arrange a confidential consultation and learn more about our Mommy Makeover procedures in Portland, Maine.

Mommy Makeover FAQ

Are there age restrictions for mommy makeover candidates?

How long do the results of a mommy makeover typically last?

Is it possible to breastfeed after undergoing a mommy makeover?

Are there age restrictions for mommy makeover candidates?

Generally, there are no strict age restrictions for mommy makeover candidates. The suitability depends more on individual health and whether the patient has completed childbirth and breastfeeding.

How long do the results of a mommy makeover typically last?

The longevity of mommy makeover results varies, but they are designed to be long-lasting. Factors such as lifestyle, aging, and future pregnancies can influence the duration. A healthy lifestyle and weight maintenance can contribute to prolonged satisfaction with the outcomes.

Is it possible to breastfeed after undergoing a mommy makeover?

Breastfeeding after a mommy makeover is possible, but it depends on the specific procedures performed. Breast augmentation alone typically has a minimal impact on breastfeeding, while other procedures may pose more challenges.

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