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After a few years and a couple of children, many women today are deciding to get their bodies back with a mommy makeover.

A mommy makeover includes a combination of procedures, such as a tummy tuck and breast surgery, along with other body-shaping treatments, like liposuction, that rejuvenate a mom’s physique.

Is a Mommy Makeover right for me?

The stress of raising a family today is often combined with a full-time career, and many mothers don’t have time to go to a gym. Even for those that do, there are still stubborn areas of fat as well as sagging skin that’s an inevitable part of aging and being a mom.

But today women realize that cosmetic surgery is a viable and acceptable option for continuing to look their best. With a few surgical procedures, mothers feel young again, with minimal down time.

Breast Enhancement

Breastfeeding and aging can cause sagging, and sometimes only a little lift or enhancement is needed. Other times, women see their breasts lose volume after pregnancy. In a mommy makeover, breast augmentation and breast lift surgeries are included to restore breast fullness and youthful breast position. In a consultation with Dr. Robbins you will have the opportunity to see what your breasts will look like after a breast augmentation by utilizing our Vectra 3D Imaging System. Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ is the only practice in Iowa offering the Vectra 3D Imaging System. Patients love this system because it allows you to see a 3D image of yourself before and after breast implants. It is also used for breast lifts and facial surgeries like rhinoplasty. See our Vectra 3D Imaging webpage for more information or learn more about the Vectra 3D sculptor at

Tummy Tuck

The abdominal area is another primary area of focus in the mommy makeover. Stretch marks and/or belly fat can all be treated through a tummy tuck. Depending on where the stretch marks are located, they can often times be minimized during an abdominoplasty because that skin is removed. Even the most active mom may find it is hard to lose the pouch beneath her belly button. During a tummy tuck, Dr. Robbins can flatten the abdomen by repairing the muscles, while removing excess fat and sagging skin. If surgery is not an option, we offer CoolSculpting and Exilis which are nonsurgical ways to reduce belly fat. Click here to learn more about CoolSculpting which reduces fat by freezing it. Exilis provides fat reduction AND skin tightening through heat and radio frequency.

Liposuction and Fat Reduction

Liposuction is another optional treatment in a mommy makeover. As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today, liposuction reduces localized areas of excess fat. Dr. Robbins can sculpt areas such as the abdomen, arms, buttocks, thighs, or hips. The recovery for liposuction is minimal. Click Here to learn more about liposuction.

Another option, which is becoming more popular than traditional liposuction for fat reduction is Smartlipo. The advantage of Smartlipo is that it provides fat reduction, skin tightening, and you are awake for the procedure. Local numbing is used on the indicated areas instead of general anesthesia.

Skin Care

As part of a total approach to a mommy makeover, skin care essentials can also be considered. This includes the use of chemical peels, microdermabrasion, as well as laser treatments for hair removal and wrinkle reduction. Botox® and dermal fillers, like Juvederm® and Radiessse®, can also enhance results.

Mommy Makeover FAQs

  • Can new mothers have a mommy makeover?

    Because the body is still recovering and changing, you need to wait six months after childbirth before you get plastic surgery. Likewise, nursing mothers should also wait three to six months after breastfeeding before any breast procedures. If you are planning on having more children, wait until afterwards to have your tummy tuck.

  • Can more than one procedure be done at a time?

    Yes. Combined procedures are very common in plastic surgery. They can save you time (by combining recovery times) and money. During a complimentary cosmetic consultation, Dr. Robbins can create a surgical plan designed to do both at the same time or a staged approach if that works better for you and your family.

  • Who can perform a mommy makeover?

    You should choose a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in body contouring and breast enhancement procedures. Here at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, Dr. Robbins has performed many procedures like this, as exemplified in our before and after photo gallery. Dr. Robbins is the only quadruple board certified plastic surgeon in Iowa. He is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Laser Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. These boards require rigorous oral and written exams as well as an evaluation of a surgeon’s training and methods. Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ also has a fully accredited operating suite which allows for more privacy and continuity of care.

  • What can I expect during the consultation?

    During your mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Robbins at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, he will sit down with you and discuss your goals, and the options we offer to help achieve them. Together, you will devise a complete treatment program. Dr. Robbins and our staff will answer any questions you may have and give the full details of the mommy makeover, including precautions, risks, and recovery.

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Are you ready to discuss your mommy makeover? Call (515) 221-9999 or email us to inquire about scheduing your complimentary cosmetic consultation at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™.

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A tummy tuck can address both the upper and lower abdomen. It’s important to note that tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for conventional weight loss. The best candidates will already be in good health and physical shape before electing surgery.

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The goal of tummy tuck surgery is to redefine and reshape the abdomen through the removal of excess skin and fat and tightening of abdomen muscles.

You may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty if you have:

Localized fat deposits around your midsection
Excess or hanging skin around your abdomen
Stretched or separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)

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A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.

Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

Prior surgery
Significant fluctuations in weight

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A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and restores weakened muscles to create a smoother, firmer abdominal profile.

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In 2019, the Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure was the 5th most performed cosmetic surgical procedure performed on females in the US.
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Dr. Robbins is Iowa’s only quadruple board certified plastic surgeon and each year performs 5x more breast augmentation procedures than the national average.

We offer complimentary consultations where you can meet with Dr. Robbins and the Des Moines Plastic Surgery team. Consults involve learning more about the procedure you’re interested in, determining if you’re a candidate, and going over results and expectations.

Learn more about our award-winning practice by visiting our website and schedule consults conveniently online.

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Consultation: the first step.

Many women start their surgical journey by talking to a friend or a relative who has already had a breast augmentation. While these are all good places to start, your most valuable resource is a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon.

A consultation doesn’t take long, and with an expert’s opinion, you’ll be better able to understand the benefits, risks, and discover which implant options are best for you and your body.

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What LOOK can Natrelle® implants give you?
Your surgeon can help you choose the best option based on your needs, wants, unique body structure, and more. Natrelle INSPIRA® Breast Implants are designed for a full look—especially at the top. Keep in mind that choosing the right implant for you is more than just deciding on size.

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Should you request a certain bra size?

Believe it or not - no!

Surgeons talk size and projection when it comes to selecting implants. Breast implant size is actually measured in cubic centimeters (cc), not by bra cup size. The larger the implant, the higher the number of cc.

Projection refers to the side profile or the distance that the implant projects from your body.

The amount of volume (cc) and the degree of projection you and your surgeon select will depend on your body type and the shape and fullness you want.

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What does GUMMY feel like?

All Natrelle INSPIRA Breast implants are soft, with varying levels of gel squishiness. When you go gummy, you don’t have to sacrifice implant softness. The best way to determine softness is to feel each implant during your consultation.

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What does GUMMY mean?

Gummy describes the consistency of silicone gel in Natrelle INSPIRA Breast Implants.

This gummy-like gel sticks together and has a tendency to hold its shape.

Each implant in the INSPIRA collection has a different level of cohesivity, or what surgeons refer to as gumminess.

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