Restore your vitality with a Mommy Makeover.

While becoming a mother is a coveted experience for women everywhere, it can also come with some unwanted changes in the body. The gift of motherhood typically requires women to sacrifice their pre-pregnancy figures. While this is a natural part of the maternal process, it doesn't mean women must settle for a body they don't feel comfortable and confident in. 

A Mommy Makeover is a comprehensive treatment designed to help mothers regain their self-esteem and pre-baby physique. At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand the unique needs of mothers and offer a tailored approach to every Mommy Makeover procedure.

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover in Chicago at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery involves a customized combination of plastic surgery procedures that treat and reverse the unwanted physical changes resulting from childbearing.

It usually involves a combination of procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. This treatment aims to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy state or even enhance it, helping women regain their self-confidence and feel more comfortable in their skin.

The benefits of a Mommy Makeover

Comprehensive transformation

A Mommy Makeover offers patients the ability to restore multiple areas of their body in a single procedure. This allows patients to save time as they achieve a full-body transformation. 

Customized to your needs

Every woman's body is unique, and a Mommy Makeover is tailored to your specific concerns. Whether you want to enhance your breasts, tighten your abdomen, or get rid of excess fat, the procedures are personalized to meet your goals.

Boost in self-confidence

A Mommy Makeover can significantly improve your self-esteem by helping you regain your pre-pregnancy body. Feeling comfortable and confident in your skin is a priceless benefit.

Minimizes the effects of aging

In addition to addressing post-pregnancy concerns, a Mommy Makeover can also help combat the progressive effects of aging, giving patients a more youthful appearance.

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Who is a candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeovers are suitable for women who are finished having children and are in good overall health. Ideal candidates typically exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Have concerns about post-pregnancy changes in their breasts, abdomen, or other areas
    Are at a stable weight and follow a healthy lifestyle
  • Have a good understanding of what the procedure can and cannot achieve

During a Gold Coast Plastic Surgery consultation, Dr. Lukavsky thoroughly evaluates your current condition and health background to determine the best course of action for treatment. 

What does the procedure entail?

A Mommy Makeover is a highly customizable procedure, as each involves a specific combination of surgeries tailored to the patient’s unique needs and goals. Based on the consultation, our team will determine the best combination of procedures to achieve your desired results from your mommy makeover in Chicago. The surgeries are typically performed in a single operation, reducing overall recovery time.

Common treatments that are employed in a Mommy Makeover may include:

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation can restore or enhance breast volume, addressing issues like post-pregnancy breast deflation or asymmetry.

Breast lift

A breast lift, or mastopexy, can help elevate and reshape sagging breasts, creating a more youthful appearance.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a procedure that involves removing excess tissue and fat from the midsection and tightening the underlying abdominal muscles.


Liposuction can eliminate stubborn fat deposits in various areas of the body, giving the patient a more sculpted appearance.

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The recovery process

The recovery period following a Mommy Makeover is different for every patient and depends on the combination of procedures performed. However, here is a general overview of what to expect:

Immediate postoperative period

Discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common but can be managed with prescribed medications.
Patients may return home the same day or the day after surgery.

    Return to normal activities

    Patients can gradually resume regular activities within a week, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.
    The pace of recovery is unique to each individual, but most experience a noticeable improvement in their comfort and appearance as healing progresses.

    Final results

    The complete benefits of a Mommy Makeover become more apparent as the body heals and any postoperative swelling subsides.
    Patients can expect a return to their natural or enhanced appearance, often accompanied by improved physical comfort and overall well-being.

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    Are there any side effects?

    Mommy Makeovers may have certain side effects and risks like any other surgical procedure. These may include:  

    • Bruising
    • Swelling
    • Scarring

    • Infection
    • Complications related to anesthesia 

    The team at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery will go over these risks with you in detail during your consultation and provide guidance on how to minimize them.

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    Why choose Gold Coast Plastic Surgery?

    At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons and medical professionals are dedicated to providing safe, effective, and personalized mommy makeovers in Chicago procedures. Dr. Lukavsky utilizes his extensive experience in cosmetic surgery to tailor every Mommy Makeover procedure to the patient's unique needs. We put patient safety and satisfaction above all else, ensuring you are in capable hands from the initial consultation through recovery.

    Reach out to our office today to set up a confidential consultation and learn more about your Mommy Makeover options. 

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