For many women, becoming a mother is the start of a whole new chapter of their lives. It comes with many changes and challenges, including physical ones. The bodily effects of carrying and giving birth to a child can remain with you for many years. Some might never go away fully on their own. For these and other reasons, more and more mothers are turning to post-pregnancy plastic surgery, popularly known as “mommy makeover surgery.” 

Here at Bruno Plastic Surgery, we know that motherhood isn’t always easy. The changes your body has gone through can leave you feeling insecure and may even affect the clothes you feel comfortable wearing. Dr. Anthony Bruno has more than 20 years of experience helping mothers achieve their cosmetic goals and regain their confidence.

With a mommy makeover, Dr. Bruno can do the same for you!

What Exactly is Mommy Makeover Surgery?

“Mommy makeover” is an umbrella term for multiple post-pregnancy plastic surgery procedures that are usually performed during the same operation. Additional sessions may be required depending on the extent of the makeover.

As noted by the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the purpose of mommy makeover plastic surgery is to address changes in a mother’s body (including breast, abdomen, waist, buttocks, etc.) occurring from pregnancy. That said, there are many different personal reasons why a patient might want to get a mommy makeover.

Regain Your Pre-Baby Body

The worst thing in the world is feeling uncomfortable inside your own skin. After giving birth to a child, many women have trouble recognizing themselves in their mirror. Their body no longer looks as it once did. If this is something you’ve experienced, post-pregnancy plastic surgery might be the answer. A mommy makeover surgery can help you regain your pre-baby body and help you feel like yourself again.

Wear the Clothes You Want

When you’re pregnant, it can be difficult finding clothes that fit comfortably and look good at the same time. Surprisingly, this doesn’t always change post-pregnancy. You may find that the clothes you wore both during and before your pregnancy no longer fit. Luckily, with a mommy makeover, you don’t have to throw out all your favorite outfits.

Look Great, Feel Better

Getting a mommy makeover isn’t just about how you look, but how you feel. If you don’t look your best, you can’t feel your best. If you’re struggling with body image issues or a lack of confidence because pregnancy has changed your appearance, mommy makeover surgery may be able to elevate your mood and provide you with a newer, more positive outlook.

Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery Procedures

Because pregnancy affects all women differently, no two mommy makeover surgeries are the same. You may wish to have certain procedures done that other patients don’t need, or vice versa.

If you’re not sure which combination of procedures is right for you, Dr. Bruno can help you decide. He’ll work hand-in-hand with you to identify what areas of your body you’re most unhappy with and he’ll explain what options are available to you. Together, you’ll develop an individualized mommy makeover plan tailored to your specific wants and needs.


One of the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover is liposuction. After nine months spent eating for two, many mothers find that they have gained unwanted fat in the stomach, waist, butt, thighs, and other areas of the body. Liposuction removes this unwanted fat, enabling you to return to a healthier, natural figure and keep an active lifestyle.

Breast Lift

During pregnancy, it’s not unusual for a woman’s breasts to increase in size. When her breasts return to their normal size, however, stretched and weakened tissue can cause sagging. This is further exacerbated by breastfeeding. Incorporating a breast lift into your mommy makeover surgery can make your breasts look perky and youthful once again.

Tummy Tuck

The area of the body most prominently affected by pregnancy is, of course, the stomach. As with breasts, stretching of the skin surrounding the stomach can result in loose and sagging skin after pregnancy. A postpartum tummy tuck can not only tighten the skin and remove excess fat, but also eliminate stretch marks and help improve core muscle strength.

Butt Lift

You may not realize it, but pregnancy can negatively impact the tissue elasticity of your buttocks as well. For this reason, you may wish to include a butt lift in your mommy makeover plan. This will help improve the shape and tone of your butt’s underlying tissue, while smoothing out dimpled and irregular skin.

Breast Augmentation

For mothers whose breasts suffer from post-pregnancy sagging and shrinkage, a breast list might not be enough to restore volume and fullness. In these cases, adding breast augmentation to your mommy makeover may be beneficial. With the aid of silicone or saline implants, you can have large, firm breasts once again.

Recovering from Post-Pregnancy Plastic Surgery

Because mommy makeover surgery is an outpatient procedure, in most cases, you will be able to return home the same day your operation is performed. After the procedure, Dr. Bruno will provide detailed recovery instructions as well as answer any questions that you might have.

The period of recovery following mommy makeover plastic surgery varies from patient to patient. This is because of how customizable mommy makeovers are. Typically, it will take several weeks to fully recover. During this time, most patients will need to avoid heavy lifting or other strenuous activities. You may experience swelling and bruising, and you may receive a prescription to help with soreness.

If possible, Dr. Bruno recommends that patients interested in mommy makeovers wait until after they’re done having children to have the surgery. This will help prevent the results of post-pregnancy plastic surgery from being undone. Some results might fade as you staying, but maintaining a healthy weight can help you get the most out of the procedure.


Schedule Your Mommy Makeover in NEPA with Dr. Bruno

Dr. Bruno is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has helped countless mothers achieve their post-pregnancy cosmetic goals, and he can do the same for you.

If you’re interested in a mommy makeover surgery in Scranton, Moosic, or elsewhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania, look no further. You can have your pre-baby body back. All you have to do is fill out the contact form and make an appointment with Bruno Plastic Surgery!


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