Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover Columbus, Ohio

Pregnancy is one of the most wonderful experiences that life has to offer. But in addition to the incomparable joys and challenges of carrying a child and giving birth, come uncontrollable body changes in size and shape. These body changes often lead to sagging breasts, unwanted fat, and loose skin around the abdomen, resulting in a post-pregnancy figure that can cast a shadow over your confidence and self-image.

With mommy makeover surgery in Ohio, you can benefit from a set of safe and effective plastic surgeries to restore and enhance your figure after pregnancy and childbirth.

A varying  combination of plastic surgery procedures can help you uplift your breasts to restore their size or shape, get rid of stubborn fat and loose skin that cannot be improved via diet and exercise, and obtain a firmer abdominal profile that gives you a toned appearance. If you opt for abdominal muscle repair during your mommy makeover, it can also help you fix functional issues such as post-pregnancy back pain and incontinence.

At Zochowski Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Zochowski specializes in performing all of the breast and body surgeries that make up a comprehensive mommy makeover. This allows you to embrace a refreshed appearance that will also restore your confidence.

To see how Dr. Zochowski can help you with a mommy makeover Columbus, Ohio residents can benefit from, schedule your consultation through our website or call us at (614) 490-7500.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that address aesthetic and functional concerns that may occur after pregnancy and childbirth. Depending upon the type of concerns that you face and the goals that you have, your mommy makeover will be customized to specifically achieve your unique goals.

The most common procedures in a mommy makeover are:

Breast Lift

Due to weight fluctuations during pregnancy and physical changes during breastfeeding, your breasts may develop sagging skin and appear deflated. This makes them point downwards and causes your nipples to droop below the breast fold.

Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin of your breast, lifting sagging tissue, and repositions drooping nipples and adjusts areola size if necessary. This gives your breasts a perky, youthful, and uplifted appearance.

Breast Augmentation

If your breasts have become disproportionate, lost volume or lack symmetry, breast augmentation may be an option.  You may consider getting breast augmentation if you are not happy with the size and shape of your breasts and want to refresh your appearance after your pregnancy and childbirth.

With the use of breast implants, you can give your breasts an enhanced size and shape that fits your aesthetic goals. After a patient decides their desired volume sizing, Dr Zochowski will make breast implant  selection based on patient measurements and unique assessment.  You can rest assured that your breast implants are chosen to best suit your body and desired outcome.


It is common to gain excess fat during pregnancy. But sometimes, diet and exercise after childbirth are not enough to lose this unwanted fat. These stubborn pockets of fat can create unsightly bulges affecting  your figure, changing the way your clothes fit  which can affect self confidence.

With liposuction, you can eliminate these stubborn pockets of fat from various areas of your body, including but not limited to your chin, abdomen, back, and thighs. Liposuction body contouring allows you to restore your pre-pregnancy figure with toned and sleek contours.

Tummy Tuck

Weight gain and loss due to pregnancy can leave  sagging skin that makes your abdomen look wrinkled and loose.    Pregnancy-related changes can also weaken your abdominal muscles and lead to challenges such as back pain and incontinence.  This loose skin over weakened abdominal muscles can appear as a bulging abdomen.

An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, can help you remove excess skin through a targeted surgical procedure.  Removing the excess skin and targeted liposuction will give your abdomen a more contoured appearance. A tummy tuck also includes abdominal muscle repair to tighten the midsection and resolve issues such as back pain and incontinence after pregnancy and childbirth.

During your initial consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zochowski will assess your needs and listen to understand your aesthetic goals to develop a unique combination of procedures to ensure your mommy makeover provides optimal results.  Your mommy makeover surgical plan with Dr Zochowski will be designed to restore your pre-pregnancy body, the renewed confidence is a bonus.  

Photo Gallery

Want to see real patient results?

Explore all the Liposuction cases performed by Dr. Christopher Zochowski in Columbus, Ohio.

Photo Gallery

Want to see real patient results?

Explore all the Liposuction cases performed by Dr. Christopher Zochowski in Columbus, Ohio.

What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

When you get your mommy makeover done by a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can gain many advantages through its offered set of procedures.  Dr Zochowski combines the techniques and procedures for each patient to maximize outcome.

These perks include but are not limited to:

  • Improved appearance of your breasts.
  • Elimination of unwanted fat.
  • Smoother body contours.
  • Resolution to issues such as lower back pain and incontinence.
  • Improved self-confidence.
  • Combined recovery after multiple procedures equals less time recovering overall.

A consultation with Dr. Zochowski will determine what type of benefits can be achieved  by getting a mommy makeover with the board certified plastic surgeon Columbus, Ohio residents trust with their needs.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

You might be a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you exhibit the following characteristics.

  • You feel dissatisfied with your post-pregnancy figure.
  • You want to improve the look of your breasts.
  • You have stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet or exercise.
  • You have sagging skin around the abdomen that creates a wrinkled or pouchy look.
  • You suffer from issues such as back pain and incontinence due to weakened abdominal muscles.
  • You are in overall good health.
  • You hold realistic expectations from the procedure.
  • It has been at least six months since you gave birth.

You do not need to identify with all of these requirements to benefit from a mommy makeover. Instead, you can speak with breast and body specialist Dr. Zochowski to determine if a mommy makeover will be suitable for your aesthetic goals.

What Happens During a Mommy Makeover Procedure?

During a mommy makeover, Dr. Zochowski and his specialized team plan, prepare and perform the surgical plan developed during your consultation and subsequent visits before your surgery date. Every patient has a personalized surgical plan, therefore the steps taken during your mommy makeover surgery in Ohio vary on a case-to-case basis.

Here is a general overview of what you can expect to happen during your mommy makeover.

  • You arrive at our state-of-the-art surgical facility.
  • You receive general or local anesthesia as indicated by assessments of your health and preferences.
  • Zochowski performs the required surgical procedures with the assistance of our specialized team of medical professionals.
  • Zochowski attends to each aspect of the surgical plan with meticulous skill.
  • You are moved to the recovery room for a few hours, after which you can generally go home the same day. If the combination of procedures is more complex or you are more comfortable staying for overnight nursing care, this option can be arranged.

No matter the combination of procedures planned, Dr. Zochowski makes it a point to describe the relevant techniques and  procedures  in great detail during your pre-surgery consultations.   He will also see you pre-operatively on the day of your surgery to review the surgical plan and answer last minute questions.  His personalized care and attention  will give you more confidence going into your mommy makeover surgery.

Mommy Makeover Recovery Process

The mommy makeover recovery process depends upon the type of procedures that you go through during the process. The planned procedures determine your general recovery timeline.

In all cases, Dr. Zochowski makes sure to prescribe you the medication you need for pain management while also giving you instructions on how to take optimal care during your recovery.

Overall, you can expect the following general timeline during your recovery process.

  • You will have some discomfort during the first few days after your mommy makeover, but pain management with prescribed medications will provide relief for more comfortable rest while recovering.
  • You may experience swelling and bruising at the surgical sites, but this will resolve in a few weeks.
  • You may need to take 1-3 weeks off work after your mommy makeover, depending on your job responsibilities. The first 7-10 days are the most critical for rest and limited activity.
  • Dr Zochowski provides a series of 4 laser procedures in the months after surgery for improved scar healing.
  • You will begin to enjoy the results of your mommy makeover after your swelling and bruising begin to subside, but results will continue to improve over 4-6 months.

Schedule Your Mommy Makeover with Dr Christiopher Zochowski, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Columbus, OH

Since mommy makeover procedures vary,  it is crucial that you seek a board-certified plastic surgeon with the specialized training and experience necessary to achieve your best results . Dr Zochowski’s elite surgical training, technical skills, and dedication to aesthetic excellence sets him apart.  Dr Zochowski specializes in procedures for the breast and body in Columbus, Ohio.

To explore your options for a mommy makeover Columbus, Ohio residents can benefit from, contact us through our website or call us at (614) 490-7500 today.

Mommy Makeover Frequently Asked Questions

Since a mommy makeover is a personalized surgical plan, the cost of the procedure depends upon the complexity of your surgical plan. Scheduling a consultation to discuss your goals with Dr. Zochowski will provide a better understanding of your best options and associated costs.

You will not feel any pain during surgery due to general anesthesia that will keep you asleep throughout the procedures. In addition, Dr. Zochowski uses long acting local anesthesia to maintain your comfort for 48 to 72 hours after surgery. Prescribed medication is also provided to help with a smooth, comfortable recovery.

The recovery process for a mommy makeover depends on the extent and complexity of procedures. Generally, you should plan for 1-3 weeks off to ensure optimal recovery. More specific recovery details will be determined after a surgical plan is established. Rest, good nutrition, pre-planning will help ensure a smooth recovery. 

Contact Us