Is a Mommy Makeover or Tummy Tuck Right for You?


Pregnancy tends to change a woman’s physique permanently. Weight gain during pregnancy is normal and expected, but some of that excess fat may linger long after you’re no longer pregnant. Your belly of course expands to accommodate your growing baby, which tends to leave women with stretched abdominal skin and muscles. Breasts may sag and you may notice excess weight on your thighs, buttocks and back. If you can’t seem to shake the excess fat or tighten the sagging skin after childbirth, then it may be a good time to consider a mommy makeover as a means of achieving your rejuvenation goals.

Some women need only a tummy tuck alone, not the combined procedures of a mommy makeover. To arrange a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey, please call us in Scottsdale at 480-767-7700.

Mommy Makeover Often Includes a Tummy Tuck

Women seeking mommy makeovers at Dr. Corey’s practice often note the way their breasts and abdomens have changed since pregnancy. Most mommy makeovers include a tummy tuck because the abdominal area is altered by pregnancy.

A mommy makeover isn’t any one technique. On the contrary, it’s an umbrella phrase referring to a combination of procedures designed to fit your needs. It could be any combination you choose under the guidance of Dr. Corey. Other commonly incorporated surgeries include liposuction and breast lift.

Your decision to combine a tummy tuck with other procedures would be based on your goals. So if there is more than one body feature you’d like to refresh, Dr. Corey may recommend a series of cosmetic surgeries.

Abdominoplasty is Sometimes a Standalone Procedure

Dr. Corey recommends only those procedures that are right for you as an individual. It’s possible you need only a tummy tuck, especially if:

  • You are satisfied with all other areas of your physique
  • Your tummy is your main area of concern
  • You don’t feel that your breasts, thighs, arms or back have been altered undesirably because of your pregnancy
  • Most areas of your body have bounced back since pregnancy with the exception of your tummy

Also called abdominoplasty, this procedure repairs stretched and separated abdominal muscles, which is a common result of pregnancy. The muscles lose elasticity as the abdomen grows, sometimes stretching so far that a gap can be felt between those muscles. Abdominoplasty not only repairs the muscles but also removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. If these are your primary concerns, then Dr. Corey may suggest a tummy tuck alone.

Discover Your Surgical Options for Rejuvenation

Dr. John Corey has been performing cosmetic procedures – including mommy makeovers and tummy tucks – for decades in Arizona. To discuss your goals for revamping certain areas of your physique post-baby, please schedule a consultation in Scottsdale by calling our team at 480-767-7700. Our guests visit us from across the state, including Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler. Dr. Corey is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing since 1993. Please see our mommy makeover before-and-after gallery and tummy tuck before-and-after gallery.