Mommy Makeover FAQ

If you’re considering a Mommy Makeover in Sacramento or Granite Bay with Dr. Wayne Yamahata, you might feel overwhelmed by all the information available. Dr. Yamahata understands that there’s a lot to learn when it comes to this exciting, transformative procedure. To help make the process easier, he’s provided succinct answers to some of the questions he hears most commonly from his patients.

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Who is eligible for a Mommy Makeover?

Contrary to its name, you don’t have to be a mommy to undergo a Mommy Makeover. The procedure typically includes a combination of breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. It is appropriate for any woman whose body has changed as the result of weight loss or aging, as well as pregnancy. During your consultation, Dr. Yamahata will talk to you about your concerns and perform a physical examination to help you choose the combination of procedures that is likely to give you the results you want.

How safe is a Mommy Makeover?

The safety and well-being of his patients is Dr. Yamahata’s top priority, and he performs Mommy Makeover procedures in his own certified surgery center or a local hospital for maximum safety. Although the safety of the surgery is well-documented,1 Dr. Yamahata evaluates each patient on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the procedure is likely to be successful. In some cases, Dr. Yamahata may recommend a staged Mommy Makeover instead of a single procedure because the surgery does take longer when procedures are combined.

How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?

Perhaps even more than other plastic surgery procedures, all of which Dr. Yamahata customizes for each patient, each Mommy Makeover surgery is completely unique. Each surgery, which usually includes 2 or 3 distinct components, is precisely tailored to each patient. Therefore, we can’t offer an exact quote on our website. During your consultation, Dr. Yamahata will draw up an estimate just for you based on the surgical plan that you work together to develop. He offers financing options to make Mommy Makeover procedures fit into the budgets of all his patients.

What procedures may I incorporate into my Mommy Makeover?

Most Mommy Makeover procedures combine breast lift (with or without implants) and tummy tuck surgeries. Many also include liposuction to remove localized fat. However, these aren’t hard-and-fast rules. Some women choose to undergo surgical breast reduction or even a face procedure. Dr. Yamahata respects the individuality of each patient and looks forward to working with you to select the options that work best for your body and your lifestyle.

What are the benefits of combining procedures?

For the majority of patients, it’s simply more practical to undergo multiple surgeries at once instead of separately. The combined approach saves time, as a single recuperation period means less time away from work and other daily activities. A combined procedure also often costs less than multiple individual procedures, because expenses such as operating room and surgical fees only need to be paid once. Many women also find it satisfying to see their results all at once for a transformative effect.

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What can I do to improve my experience after surgery?

It’s important to carefully follow Dr. Yamahata’s instructions for a successful, smooth recuperation after Mommy Makeover surgery. If you have small children at home, it can be difficult to adjust to focusing on yourself as you heal. To help ease this transition, Dr. Yamahata advises enlisting a trusted friend or family member to lend a hand during your recuperation. For about a week, you’ll likely need help preparing meals, maintaining your home, and caring for your children. A strong personal support system can make a world of difference after surgery.

How long will the results of my Mommy Makeover last?

The results of Mommy Makeover surgery can last indefinitely, although exact timelines can vary based on the specifics of the procedure and the patient. To enjoy your new body for as long as possible, Dr. Yamahata advises against significant weight fluctuations and pregnancy, as they can alter your results.

Your Next Step

If you’re interested in meeting with Dr. Yamahata at his Granite Bay or Sacramento office to discuss a Mommy Makeover procedure, request a consultation online, or call his office in Sacramento at (916) 929-1833 or Granite Bay at (916) 773-5559.

1 Matarasso A, Smith DM, Strategies for Aesthetic Reshaping of the Postpartum Patient, Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Aug;136(2):245-57. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001410.