Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 356-4241

Mommy Makeover FAQ

A Mommy Makeover by San Jose plastic surgeon Dr. Vincent Lepore can create stunning, transformative results for women whose bodies have changed as the result of pregnancy and motherhood. Mommy Makeovers are completely customized to suit the needs of each individual patient, and the possibilities can be overwhelming for those researching the surgery. Here, Dr. Lepore provides answers to some of the questions he hears most often from his prospective Mommy Makeover patients.

Dr. Lepore, a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the San Jose area for years, is dedicated to exceeding your expectations while making patient care his top priority. To meet with Dr. Lepore and find out whether a Mommy Makeover is right for you, request a free cosmetic consultation online, or call his office at (408) 356-4241.

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Who is a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Despite its name, a Mommy Makeover is not just for mothers. Although the procedure is popular with women whose bodies have been affected by pregnancy, it's appropriate for many people who wish to simultaneously tighten and lift their breasts, abdomen, and other parts of their bodies that have sagged due to factors such as weight loss or aging. During your consultation, Dr. Lepore evaluates your body to determine whether a Mommy Makeover is right for you.

Is it safe to combine procedures?

Yes. Mommy Makeover is a popular procedure that has been successfully performed on thousands of women across the country. Prior to surgery, Dr. Lepore asks you many questions about your lifestyle and medical history to determine whether the procedure is a good match for you. Although many women are physically able to undergo several surgeries all at once, others may be better served by a staged approach. Dr. Lepore helps you decide which option will provide you with the safest and most effective results.

What options do I have for my Mommy Makeover?

Typically, Mommy Makeover surgery includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast lift sometimes with breast augmentation. At his San Jose practice, Dr. Lepore customizes each procedure based on the needs of the individual patient. For example, some women choose to under breast reduction instead of augmentation or lift, while others add facial rejuvenation to the surgery. Labiaplasty is also a popular way to rejuvenate an area that is often altered by childbirth.

How soon after having children can I undergo a Mommy Makeover?

Although it's exciting to plan a Mommy Makeover, it's important to give your body plenty of time to recover following childbirth. Prior to undergoing surgery, you should be at or near a healthy weight and have completed breastfeeding. Patients should also be able to care for themselves properly during recuperation. For most, this means enlisting extra help with chores and childcare. Dr. Lepore advises prospective patients to wait at least 6 months after childbirth before undergoing the surgery.

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Can I have children after a Mommy Makeover?

Although it's possible and safe to become pregnant after a Mommy Makeover, Dr. Lepore generally advises against it in order to preserve your surgical results. If you're considering a Mommy Makeover but aren't sure whether you'd like to have more children in the future, share your concerns with Dr. Lepore during the consultation. He may recommend alternative procedures to safely give you the results you want.

Can a Mommy Makeover remove a C-section scar or stretch marks?

If a Mommy Makeover includes a tummy tuck, it is likely that a C-section scar and stretch below the belly button can be improved or removed completely. Keep in mind, however, that the abdominoplasty will create a scar of its own. Dr. Lepore is careful to place the abdominoplasty incision as low as possible where it will be effectively concealed by clothing and most swimwear.

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How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?

Due to the highly customizable nature of a Mommy Makeover, it's impossible to provide an accurate quote over the Internet. In San Jose, the cost of a Mommy Makeover is different for every patient and includes:

  • The surgeries performed
  • The surgical approach required
  • The cost of breast implants, if used
  • Other fees, such as an anesthesia fee

During your consultation, Dr. Lepore creates a written quote just for you that accurately reflects your aesthetic goals.

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