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Mommy Makeover Encino

Mothers deserve to feel good about their bodies – and a mommy makeover with Encino-based board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven J. Varkony can make that happen for you! Breast enlargement and/or breast lift surgery can give you breasts that look as good as or better than they did before your first child. A tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck can tighten and rejuvenate your abdomen, while the latest VASER ultrasound liposuction techniques can help to give you a beautifully sculpted body in remarkably little time. When it comes to such issues as loose skin, sagging breasts, and stubborn fat deposits, no amount of exercise or dieting can accomplish what’s possible with this set of highly targeted procedures.

Mommy Makeover Basics

A mommy makeover addresses a woman’s post-pregnancy body issues in a single-session surgery. It typically combines two or more of the following;


Tummy Tuck/Mini Tummy Tuck.

tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is typically the centerpiece of a mommy makeover. It addresses the loose skin and residual fat that often follow one or more childbirths and the large weight losses that come with them. The procedure tightens abdominal muscles that can often become separated (recti diastasis) after one or more childbirths and removes excess skin and fat that are often resistant to any amount of dieting and exercise. If all the excess skin is below the belly button, a mini tummy tuck is usually sufficient.


Breast Augmentation.

The increases in breast size during pregnancy and lactation and the decrease in size afterward can leave breasts saggy and smaller. Breast augmentation surgery using a cohesive silicone gel (“gummy bear”) or saline implant can sometimes solve these frequent mommy makeover issues by enlarging the breasts. In some cases, however, it may be best to combine the procedure with a breast lift to lift the nipple in order to create a more perky, youthful breast…


Breast Lift.

When the breast is saggy and flat, with a droopy areola and nipple, a breast lift (mastopexy), can remove excess skin, restore a pyramidal shape, and lift the areola and nipple into a more youthful, perky position. If there is a loss of volume, placing a small implant at the time of the breast lift can restore upper quadrant fullness and add balance and harmony to the newly lifted breasts. Whether or not breast augmentation is also desired, mastopexy is very popular and continues to satisfy patients.*



This very popular technique for removing stubborn pockets of fat is typically employed during tummy tucks but its use doesn’t have to end there. Since many moms deal with extra fat in places other than the abdomen, mommy makeover liposuction can address other problem areas such as “love handles” on the hips and waist. Patients who want comprehensive body contouring with their mommy makeovers may want to explore VASER liposculpting with Dr. Varkony.


Systematic review of outcomes and complications in nonimplant-based mastopexy surgery,” Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery.  Pietro G. di Summa, Carlo Oranges, William Watfa, Gianluca Sapino, Nicola Keller, Tay Sherylin, Ben K. Chew, Dirk J. Schaefer, and Wassim Raffoul. February 2019.

Frequently asked questions about Mommy Makeover


You want to wait several months after pregnancy before you have a tummy tuck. This is to allow your abdominal skin to shrink back as much as possible. This will enable Dr. Varkony to safely tighten your abdomen.

For breast surgery, you will need to wait at least six months before having the procedure. For moms who are breastfeeding, the wait will be at least six months after you discontinue breastfeeding to allow the breast to shrink to its final volume.


Mommy makeover procedures are done in our fully certified hospital-grade outpatient operating room. We always use board-certified anesthesiologists and certified registered nurses to ensure a safe and successful procedure.


Yes. It is very important to have a family member or friend care for you during the first day or two following your procedure.


All patients require basic lab tests and medical clearance from their primary care physician. If the patient is over the age of 45, we also require an EKG. If you don’t have a primary care physician, we can refer you to one.


For almost all cases, general anesthesia or twilight anesthesia can be used, which means you will be completely comfortable and pain-free during the entire surgery. As you might expect, patients with shorter procedures can have lighter sedation. Regardless, mommy makeover patients will always be completely comfortable during the procedure and monitored by a board-certified anesthesiologist.

Mommy Makeover Recovery

Before you are released from the recovery room after surgery, Dr. Varkony and his team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to ensure a successful recovery. You will also be provided with prescriptions for antibiotics to prevent infections as well as pain medications. Expect initial discomfort to be somewhat similar to what you might experience following a very heavy workout. After the initial recovery period, over-the-counter pain medications will generally be sufficient to control discomfort.

While you will see a lot of the results of your mommy makeover soon afterward, it will take several months for the final outcome to become apparent. Depending on the surgeries involved, most people can go back to work several days after the surgery.

Mommy Makeover Cost

Because every patient and every mommy makeover set of procedures is different, it’s not possible to provide accurate information about the cost of a mommy makeover with Dr. Varkony. Moreover, with our financing programs, we can typically work the cost of procedures into a patient’s budget so please come in to find out more before letting cost be an obstacle.

Get Started on a Mommy Makeover with Dr. Steven J. Varkony

A leader in the Greater Los Angeles area medical community, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven J. Varkony is an acknowledged innovator at the leading edge of plastic surgery. If you are interested in a mommy makeover or any other surgeries, call our offices today at (818) 907-9090 or fill out the form on this page.

Dr. Varkony is based in Encino but sees patients from throughout the Greater Los Angeles area and beyond, including Tarzana, Reseda, Woodland Hills, Studio City, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Brentwood.

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