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Childbirth is an amazing and miraculous thing, but it has been known to change the tightness and shape of certain body parts—and can leave one feeling frustrated and unhappy with their appearance as a result. San Francisco, CA plastic surgeon Dr. James Anthony works regularly with women seeking to regain their pre-pregnancy figure, enabling them to reclaim a tighter, slimmer figure through the revolutionary mommy makeover surgical procedure performed at our practice.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Providing the best mommy makeover in San Francisco and the Bay Area, Dr. Anthony uses a combination of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to reshape the breasts, tummy, and lower body. Virtually any body part affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc. can be repaired.

Furthermore, non-surgical treatments can also be incorporated to smooth surface-level imperfections such as skin problems or stretch marks from the rapid stretching and fluctuation of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy.

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

The cost of a mommy makeover can vary, depending on what you are including in your surgery. During your personal consultation, Dr. Anthony will work closely with you to consider your goals and develop a personalized treatment plan, which he’ll then use to estimate your costs. A mommy makeover is an investment in reclaiming your body and confidence after pregnancy and childbirth, which is why our primary focus is always on achieving the results you’re looking for. Our practice accepts many payment options, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing so your mommy makeover is more affordable.

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What are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

  • Smoother, firmer stomach that is thinner, more youthful, and more appealing
  • Younger, fuller-looking breasts
  • Repair or reverse the cosmetic impact that pregnancy has had on your body
  • Reduce the physical stress and strain as a new parent, caused or exacerbated by the excess skin left behind after bearing a child
  • Return your body closer to its pre-pregnancy levels of beauty 
  • Achieve a significant boost of self-confidence
  • Expand your wardrobe options
  • Ready yourself for a return work according to your ideals and on your terms
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Who is an Ideal Candidate For A Mommy Makeover in San Francisco?

If you’ve recently undergone pregnancy, childbirth, and/or nursing and have tried to achieve a tighter figure through a consistently healthy lifestyle with little result, you might very well be a great candidate for a mommy makeover procedure. 

For many women, surgical intervention is recommended to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. Too many women find themselves frustrated with lingering imperfections after childbirth, such as deflated breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or undesirable areas of fat tissue in the hips, thighs, and buttocks. Dr. Anthony’s mommy makeover procedure is designed to help our Bay Area patients by reclaiming their pre-pregnancy body so they can get back to living life comfortably and confidently.

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What is included in a Mommy Makeover?

Every mommy makeover is tailored to an individual patient’s unique cosmetic conditions and concerns. As such, a mommy makeover is a complete all-in-one procedure that may include any or all of the following:

Breast Lift and/or Breast Augmentation

To lift the breasts back to their pre-pregnancy position and improve their size, look and form, breast augmentation or lift is done. Size increases of the breasts are done with either implants (for larger size increases), or with a fat transfer to the breasts. If only a raising and repositioning of the breasts is desired, only a lift is done, without implants or augmentation.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is often done in order to tighten up and reduce the size of the abdominal region. This removes extra skin and fat and tightens the muscle in the abdominal wall, which are heavily impacted by pregnancy.


Liposuction is often done to remove stubborn excess fat from the stomach and abdomen itself, as well as from the thighs, arms, or back, if these have been affected by pregnancy. Because the full extent of the procedure is carefully curated to meet your needs, you can choose whether or not to incorporate liposuction in these areas.

Patient Testimonial

From beginning to end, the entire process was extremely smooth and comfortable. It was an absolute pleasure to work with this doctor. I felt like he listened to me, provided guidance on how to get the results I was looking for, and was both thoughtful and kind all the way through. The entire staff at this facility is so friendly, and they really took care of me. I have to say, I am also REALLY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS!!!! I would definitely suggest working with Dr. Anthony and his team.


Dr. Anthony’s Surgical Technique

The mommy makeover procedure is a body contouring surgery that is specifically tailored to each individual patient by Dr. Anthony, based on her specific areas of concern.

A mommy makeover often involves a variety of procedures, with the most popular being liposuction of the love handles and lower back, breast lift surgery, breast implants, and a tummy tuck. The mommy makeover surgeries are performed with the patient under general anesthesia and can last anywhere from three to seven hours, depending on the complexity.

Modern pain relieving injections dramatically decrease pain after surgery, resulting in the need for less pain medicine and a quicker recovery.

Following surgery most patients are placed in an adjacent hotel and cared for overnight by one of our experienced caregiver personnel.

What Can I Expect After My Mommy Makeover?

Our Bay Area mommy makeover is categorized as an invasive process, and can surgically cover a large portion of the body. Once you’ve left the hospital, you’ll recover at home with the post-operative instructions we provide. 

The recovery process is a gradual one. Moving around and walking will be difficult the first week or so, and a step-by-step, at-home healing protocol will be needed to help your incisions heal properly. Many patients find the healing process can last around six months, but the majority of women are able to return to a somewhat normal routine within several weeks (exercise should be held off for around two months).

Reclaim Your Figure

If you’re ready to put an end to feelings of insecurity about your post-baby figure and are looking for the best mommy makeover, we welcome you to contact our office to learn more about the body contouring options we offer. Drooping breasts, excess skin, and other surface irregularities can be corrected with this procedure, which focuses on attractive results that look completely natural. During the consultation process, Dr. Anthony will address your concerns and aesthetic goals, creating a custom treatment plan to repair each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgical talent, we will help restore your body. If you wish to learn more about a mommy makeover, contact us today and schedule a consultation at our clinic located in San Francisco.

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Mommy Makeover FAQ

How Do I Decide What to Include in my Mommy Makeover?

During your initial consultation with Dr. Anthony, he’ll listen closely to your needs and concerns before examining your body, at which point he’ll be able to recommend the procedures you should include as part of your mommy makeover. Most women include a breast augmentation and/or lift along with liposuction and a tummy tuck.

What About Non-Surgical Treatments?

Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on the body, and many non-surgical treatments aren’t quite sufficient to get the results you want. During your consultation, Dr. Anthony can talk you through both surgical and non-surgical options. Based on your personal goals, he’ll let you know if treatments like non-surgical fat reduction (CoolSculpting®, for example), laser vaginal rejuvenation (like ThermiVa®), or non-surgical skin tightening (Ultherapy® or Thermage®) can be considered.

Will I Have Scars?

Although your mommy makeover will leave some scarring, Dr. Anthony makes every effort possible to create incisions that are as subtle as possible. On the upside, any scars that result from this surgery can be easily concealed with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, Dr. Anthony or a member of his team will go over scar care so your incisions heal properly.

What If I Get Pregnant Again?

A woman should wait to have a mommy makeover until all her pregnancies have been completed so that the surgical results can remain uncompromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. However, pregnancies aren’t always planned, and if you get pregnant after a mommy makeover, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.

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