Mommy Makeover Specialist

Prime Plastic Surgery

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in San Diego, CA & La Jolla, CA

Being a mom can be one of the most wonderful journeys you’ll ever make, but it can also wreak havoc on your body. If your family is complete and you want to regain your pre-baby body (with a few improvements), a mommy makeover is just the ticket. At Prime Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon James Chao, MD, FACS, helps women in the San Diego area look as if they’ve never seen the inside of a delivery room. To learn more, call the office or fill out the online form to request an appointment. Please visit our photo gallery to see thousands of patient before and after images.

Prime Plastic Surgery - - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

What is a mommy makeover?

Your body undergoes a tremendous amount of change when you have children, and not all of it is welcome. First, the pregnancy stretches out your abdomen, often leaving you with dysfunctional abdominal muscles and excess skin that’s been stretched beyond its limits to bounce back. Then breastfeeding can do a number on your breasts, leaving them saggy and hollow.

A mommy makeover surgery is designed for women who are through having children and want to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies.

What is included in a mommy makeover?

The mommy makeover isn’t one procedure, but a combination of procedures that may include one or more of the following:

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is designed to increase the fullness, size, and shape of your breasts with implants.

Tummy tuck

Dr. Chao surgically removes excess folds of tissue from your abdomen that have been stretched out by pregnancy and lost their ability to bounce back. He can also repair your abdominal muscles, remove some stretch marks, and get rid of fat deposits during your tummy tuck procedure.


Dr. Chao vacuums out extra fat from beneath your skin, which he can do as a standalone procedure or as part of a tummy tuck.

Breast lift

As the name implies, Dr. Chao moves your breasts up on your chest wall to give you a more youthful profile. The doctor can combine this procedure with a breast augmentation if breastfeeding has robbed your breasts of their previous fullness.

Breast reduction

If your breasts didn’t shrink back down to their original size post-pregnancy, Dr. Chao can remove excess tissue, giving them a better shape and position.

Dr. Chao reviews your mommy makeover cost before you get started so you know what to expect.

How many surgeries does a mommy makeover take?

Dr. Chao is one of the best mommy makeover surgeons and makes every effort to combine your procedures, but you may have to undergo multiple surgeries to get your body to your goals. The number of procedures you need depends entirely upon the areas you want to tackle and the extent of the work needed.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Chao sits down with you to discuss your wishes, and then he performs a physical exam so that he has a better idea of what sort of timeline you’ll need.

If you like being a mom, but aren’t thrilled with your “mom body,” call Prime Plastic Surgery to learn more about the mommy makeover. Or use the online scheduling tool to set up a consultation.

Prime Plastic Surgery consists of the top board-certified surgeons in the country providing the highest caliber of patient care. We offer cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, to help patients achieve truly life-changing results. Our surgeons are members of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities

Discover what the Prime difference can do for you. Request a consultation online or call our practice at (858) 285-4667.

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