Do I Need To Be a Mom To Benefit from A Mommy Makeover?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


A mommy makeover is just a fun term used to describe a set of cosmetic procedures aimed at providing one recovery. Regardless of a person's parental status, a mommy makeover is for any woman wanting a personalized body makeover. The same cosmetic issues that affect a mom after having children can affect women in general. Aging, fluctuating weight, and genetics are all factors much like pregnancy that can change a woman's body. A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that can help any woman address her aesthetic concerns and feel more confident about how she looks.

For women in the Louisville, KY area, they can turn to dual board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi. Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery specializes in surgical and nonsurgical procedures, particularly mommy makeovers. After a private one-on-one consultation, Dr. Mizuguchi will listen to a patient's concerns and get a better understanding of her aesthetic goals with this procedure. He will then devise a treatment plan to address any issues and determine what every patient may need.

A mommy makeover is designed to help patients, with or without children, address the common issues women face with their bodies. Here is a more in-depth look at what a mommy makeover can do and how Dr. Mizuguchi can help.

Do I need to be a mom for a mommy makeover procedure?

The simple answer to that question is no. All women go through changes with their bodies as they get older, much like with pregnancy. Fluctuating weight and hormones are frequent topics of discussion among women either with age or having children. Breasts can lose shape and volume. Excess, loose skin can accumulate in the stomach area due to fluctuating weight. Even a woman's genetics can play a significant role in how her body will change. If a woman's mom carried weight in her stomach area, it might be an inherited trait even without children. If a woman is predisposed to having large breasts because of her grandmother, it might lead to ptosis or sagging breasts as she gets older. Mom or not, if a woman wants to improve the way she looks, a mommy makeover can help.

Does a mommy makeover offer one recovery?

A "mommy makeover" is widely popular throughout the Louisville area because it combines two or more cosmetic procedures, allowing for one recovery period. A mommy makeover is a customized approach to choosing which cosmetic procedures can address each patient's unique needs. Working closely with a qualified surgeon, like Dr. Mizuguchi, will help women asses what they need to transform the way they look.

Some popular cosmetic procedures for a mommy makeover are:


Liposuction is utilized to suction away unwanted fat, reshaping, and contouring certain areas to give women a slimmer appearance. Common target areas for liposuction are thighs, hips, and stomach.

Breast augmentation or lift

With a mommy makeover, Louisville women can opt for breast implants to improve the overall shape and size of their natural breasts. In some cases, a breast lift may be needed to eliminate excess skin and reduce any breast sag to locate new breast implants in a perkier position. During a consultation, Dr. Mizuguchi will determine if one or both procedures are necessary to give patients optimal results.


A tummy tuck is a popular procedure with a mommy makeover. With today's surgical advancements, a tummy tuck procedure can be tailored to what every woman needs. A mini, full, or extended tummy tuck can give women different options to have a more toned, smoother stomach area.

Nonsurgical treatments

Today, women considering a mommy makeover are including facial rejuvenation as part of their treatment plan. Over time, facial skin can look tired and dull. Noninvasive options like facial injectables of BOTOX® or dermal fillers can eliminate wrinkles and restore volume giving women an overall fresh, new look. These types of options are easily added to a woman's makeover day.

Who is the right candidate for a mommy makeover?

Mommy makeover surgery is a highly customized procedure. Any women, not just moms, can consider this cosmetic help. However, any candidate for a mommy makeover should be:

  • Healthy
  • Non-smoker
  • Close or near their ideal weight
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations about this procedure

There are no set rules on what procedures make up a mommy makeover, and therefore who can get one. The sole purpose of a mommy makeover is to provide the right cosmetic options for a patient to allow for one recovery. It also means finding the right, qualified plastic surgeon to designate what is needed and give patients the best outcome.

Dr. Nana Mizuguchi is a mommy makeover expert and dual board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon in Louisville, KY. You don't have to be a mom to have a day that is all about you. If you are interested in a mommy makeover, then we invite you to call Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.