What is a Mommy Makeover?

Dr. Lee Colony  In: Mommy Makeover

During pregnancy, your body can change drastically. Your weight may fluctuate, causing your abdominal muscles to separate and weaken, and your breasts can grow or shrink. Many mothers’ self-esteem and body confidence can diminish after motherhood. The personalized mommy makeover procedure addresses these concerns to get you comfortable and confident in your body again.

What Does the Mommy Makeover Consist Of?

A mommy makeover includes complementary breast and body enhancement procedures. At Michigan Plastic Surgery, women may choose from breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, labiaplasty, and more.

For optimal safety and healing, some combinations of the mommy makeover process are done simultaneously, and other surgeries are split up, varying based on the individual and the procedures decided upon.

Breast Augmentation

During a breast augmentation, saline or silicone implants are surgically placed in an individual’s chest to boost the size and shape of breasts. Incisions are placed under the breast, nipple, or armpit. The implants are placed under the pectoral muscles, the pectoral muscle covering, or behind the breast tissue. 

Breast Lift

A breast lift is performed with incisions around the areola. The placement and angle of these incisions are based on the size and shape of the breasts, the location of the areola, and the amount of sagging. After the incisions, excess skin is removed, and breast tissue is lifted and reshaped with the areola placed at a higher level. 

Breast Reduction

After having a baby, your breasts may be larger, causing increased discomfort in your back and shoulders. Breast reduction surgeries can solve unwanted pain and extra breast tissue. Dr. Colony makes incisions to remove excess tissue and fat during breast reduction. Dr. Colony requests that clients get liposuction on either side of their chest to create a natural chest profile. He then repositions and reshapes the breasts. Incisions may be placed vertically around the areolas or underneath the breast.


During liposuction, small incisions are made at the desired treatment points, and a cannula is inserted that loosens unwanted fat and suctions the fat out of the body.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck removes excess skin, fat and tightens muscles. During this procedure, an incision is made under the belly button, where Dr. Colony removes excess fat with liposuction.


Labiaplasty occurs to resize, remove, and trim excess tissues in the inner and outer lips of a vagina. You may be a good candidate for this if you are experiencing pain or insecurity.

Buttock Fat Grafting

Buttock fat grafting surgery is commonly known as Brazilian Butt Lift surgery or BBL. The procedure takes a patient’s excess fat from their abdomen, thighs, sides, and back and transfers it to their buttocks to create their desired contours.


Aging and weight fluctuations during pregnancy can cause sagging skin to appear under your arms. An arm lift can eliminate stubborn fat and stretched skin resulting in more toned trim upper arms. During the procedure, incisions are made, excess skin is removed, and the upper arms are reshaped.

Customize Your Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover plastic surgery is customizable for each client. A mommy makeover can benefit mothers by renewing post-baby bodies to their preferences. A mommy makeover includes your desired combination of procedures that can be addressed during a consultation with Dr. Colony.

Schedule Your Consultation

Contact Michigan Plastic Surgery today if you are interested in a mommy makeover in East Lansing, Michigan, and would like to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee H. Colony.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Michigan Plastic Surgery