A mommy makeover is a highly customizable combination of surgeries that lift, smooth and contour areas of the body following pregnancy. This makeover can include: breast augmentation or reduction, breast lift, breast lift with implants, labiaplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction, and other procedures. 

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Having children can grant such joy and purpose, but it can be hard to devote any time or effort to oneself after giving birth. It is a taxing and difficult process for the body to go through, resulting in massive changes, particularly to the abdomen and breast areas. With a mommy makeover by Dr. Joshua Korman, patients can achieve effective body contouring results that are unique to their individual situation.

For a comprehensive consultation to discuss a custom-designed surgical makeover, contact Korman MD at one of the numbers below, or fill out this form.

San Jose – (669) 666-9161

Carmel-by-the-Sea – (831) 244-8680

Mountain View – (650) 617-2035

About Mommy Makeovers

Pregnancy takes an enormous toll on a woman’s body. Many changes occur while a baby develops within the uterus. The skin and tissue of the midsection stretch to provide room, resulting in significant anatomical changes. Though some areas will “snap back” to how they were previously, many will not. With a mommy makeover, patients can regain the confidence and contours of their pre-pregnancy body.

A mommy makeover can involve the following procedures in any combination, but it almost always involves abdominoplasty and breast enhancement, because of the ways pregnancy affects these specific areas of the body.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Dr. Korman performs breast lifts for women who experience breast ptosis (sagging) or notice a flatter or less symmetrical contour after pregnancy. Through an incision commonly spanning from the areola to the lower crease of the breast, skin is removed and the nipple is placed higher on the breast mound. This gives the breast a youthful and lifted look.

Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty)

If the patient is unhappy with the size of their breasts due to deflation, then Dr. Korman will suggest a breast augmentation. Using silicone or saline implants, like the mommy makeover as a whole, this portion is highly customizable, with regard to the type, size, projection, and placement of the implants. Dr. Korman will discuss the many options available at a personal consultation. 

Breast Reduction

During a breast reduction, Dr. Korman will reduce the size of the breast by extracting excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue. This is for patients who are physically and psychologically uncomfortable with their current breasts and request a smaller and more manageable size. 

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

In a typical tummy tuck, he will make an incision from hip to hip, and excess skin is then removed and the muscles and tissue are secured to create a toned and flat stomach. This can be a standard, extended or mini tummy tuck depending on the patient and the amount of excess skin to be removed. During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles often stretch at the center to make more room in a condition known as diastasis recti. During a tummy tuck procedure, the surgeon can also suture these muscles back into place, restoring core strength. After a tummy tuck, the abdomen is tightened and contoured to restore the waist-to-hip ratio.  


Liposuction is a procedure wherein Dr. Korman removes stubborn fat deposits using suction. Dr. Korman makes small incisions near the hidden near the targeted area, and then a tube called a cannula, which separates fat from tissue is inserted and used to extract it. Liposuction can be performed on many different areas of the body, including the abdomen, flanks, back, arms, and thighs.

Buttock Augmentation

Dr. Korman also offers buttock augmentation procedures. This involves either the use of implants or fat transfer to enhance the shape and contouring of the butt area. This procedure would complement the other alterations that the patient undergoes during a mommy makeover, but it can also make the healing process more challenging. Since the other typical procedures performed during this service are focusing on the front of the body, it can be hard to heal those areas when the backside is also healing.


After a woman gives birth, it is not uncommon that the labia minora change shape or positioning. A labiaplasty is a procedure that removes tissue from the labia minora for a more aesthetic and comfortable intimate area

Inner Thigh Lift

An inner thigh lift is one of Dr. Korman’s specialties. Focusing on the sensitive inner thigh area, he will choose an incision location and method to tighten and smooth the skin between the legs for a firmer, more sculpted look. This procedure can be paired with any and all of those mentioned above, and is a great addition to a mommy makeover procedure.

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

Here are some benefits to receiving a mommy makeover that go beyond the procedures themselves.

  • The process is highly customizable, giving the opportunity to pick and choose exactly what is right for the patient.
  • Patents can undergo multiple procedures at the same time without having to come back another day.
  • As many mommy makeover procedures can be conducted simultaneously, this can shorten healing time.
  • A mommy makeover can restore a younger and tighter silhouette, which can help to boost self-esteem and body confidence.

Candidates of a Mommy Makeover

The patient is a good candidate for a mommy makeover if:

  • They are in good overall health
  • They are finished having children
  • They don’t plan on losing or gaining weight
  • They have realistic expectations of what the surgery can accomplish
  • They are able to take adequate time off to recover

A mommy makeover can be customized for anyone, whether they are a new mom, if they have had multiple children, or simply a person looking to turn back the clock on their figure.

Personal Consultation

At a consultation with Dr. Korman, patients are given all possible information and plan options to figure out which procedures can best help them meet their goals. He will inform them of every feasible direction a mommy makeover can take. Whether they are looking for just a breast augmentation and tummy tuck to tackle the areas they care the most about, or they are looking for “the works” that could include a breast augmentation and lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction, a highly personalized treatment plan is easily achievable.

Mommy Makeover Preparation

 It is vital to prepare well for a mommy makeover and to follow Dr. Korman’s instructions carefully. To get ready for the chosen procedures, patients should: (1)

  • Refrain from the use of tobacco products
  • Receive a physical examination from Dr. Korman
  • Inform us about their current medications
  • Inform us about any past surgeries 
  • Pick up prescriptions ahead of time
  • Arrange a ride to and from our facility
  • Adequately prepare their home for recovery

Recovering from Multiple Procedures

After receiving a mommy makeover, patients may be required to wear tight wrapping to help with swelling. They may be fitted with drains to remove any fluids that can build up near the incision points. They will have to come back in to get those removed around one week later, during which Dr. Korman will also inspect how well they are healing and whether follow up procedures are necessary. This will also be a chance to make sure any recovery questions are answered. 

Recovery time is completely dependent on how many procedures are included in the mommy makeover, but the average initial recovery time for daily activities is 7-10 days. For more strenuous activities, recovery is around 4-6 weeks. 

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures 

Short Scar Facelift

After having a baby or going through weight fluctuations, the skin can stretch and then possibly sag when any weight is later lost. Dr. Korman offers a short incision facelift to help maintain a youthful visage.

Also known as a “mini facelift,” this is a facial rejuvenation procedure that requires only short incisions as opposed to a traditional facelift. All incisions are carefully hidden within the hairline. This can be added to a patient’s mommy makeover to tighten and smooth wrinkles and refresh the face. (3) 

If you are looking for more information about mommy makeovers, or just want to learn more about Dr. Korman’s practice and specialties, take a look at this blog.

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in San Jose?

The cost of a mommy makeover is extremely dependent on which combination of procedures is the right fit for the patient and their overall expectations and results. During the consultation, Dr. Korman will make sure each patient is well aware of their options and expenses. To make an appointment at Korman MD, fill out this form or call one of the following numbers:

San Jose – (669) 666-9161

Carmel-by-the-Sea – (831) 244-8680

Mountain View – (650) 617-2035


What does a mommy makeover involve?

A mommy makeover typically includes a combination of surgical procedures that target different areas of concern. This may involve a tummy tuck to address loose abdominal muscles and excess skin, a breast lift to restore sagging breasts, liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat, and sometimes breast augmentation to enhance breast volume and shape. The specific procedures included in a mommy makeover will be tailored to a patient’s unique needs and desired outcome.

Can I breastfeed after a mommy makeover?

Breastfeeding after a mommy makeover is possible, but it will depend on the specific procedures performed and individual factors. If you are planning to have more children and want to breastfeed in the future, it is essential to discuss this with your plastic surgeon during your consultation. In some cases, certain breast surgery techniques may affect milk production or nipple sensation.

How long do the results of a mommy makeover last?

The results of a mommy makeover can be long-lasting, especially if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and stable weight after the procedure. However, it is important to note that the natural aging process and future pregnancies can still impact the appearance of your body over time. It is essential to have realistic expectations and understand that maintenance procedures or touch-ups may be needed in the future.


  1. Sean Doherty M | B, Thursday N 5. Five things you need to know about a mommy makeover. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Published 2023. Accessed October 9, 2023. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-a-mommy-makeover
  2. Van Pham T, Truong KHTN. Short or Minimum Incision Deep Plane/Extended Deep Plane Facelift/Rhytidectomy. Facial Plastic Surgery. 2020;36(04):376-385. doi:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1714118