Body Procedures in Mexico: Mommy Makeover

Procedure, Benefits and Cost

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of patients going through with a Mommy makeover is on the rise. The main procedures that entail a Mommy makeover surgery, such as a tummy tuck, a breast lift and a breast augmentation have seen a rise in popularity since the early 2000’s.

Mommy Makeover is a term used to define a combination of different plastic surgery treatments whose objective is to improve the physical changes that remain after a pregnancy. It’s important to clarify that a Mommy makeover is personalized because not every patient has the same needs, in other words not everyone needs all the procedures that entail a Mommy makeover, some might only need 2. The way to determine this is through a consultation with the patient’s chosen surgeon.


Mommy Makeover Procedure and Recovery


As stated above, the Mommy makeover involves a group of different plastic surgery treatments. The possible procedures that patients undergo during a Mommy makeover are the following:

  • Breast Augmentation: This procedure uses breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of the patient’s breasts. This surgery also improves the shape and size of the patient’s breasts and gives them a more symmetrical look.
  • Breast Lift: this surgery raises and tightents the surrounding area of the breasts to reshape and lift them.
  • Buttock Augmentation: This procedure improves the shape, size and contour of the buttocks and improves the balance of the body by giving it a more symmetrical look. The surgery is done through fat transfer or with buttock implants.
  • Liposuction: This treatment reduces and reshapes specific areas of the body. It removes excess fat from these areas and improves the proportion and contour of the body.
  • Tummy Tuck: This procedure will improve the appearance of the patient’s abdomen by tightening the skin and removing the stubborn fat that patient’s haven’t been able to shed

A Mommy makeover can last between 4-8 hours depending on the procedures you will have done.

Immediately after the Mommy makeover surgery, the surgeon will gauze or bandage all of the incisions made, a compression garment will be provided to control swelling in the waist, buttocks and abdomen, they will also provide the patient with a support bra that will minimize the swelling and bruising on the breasts. It’s crucial that the patient understands that the recovery period is not short and that they’ll have to refrain from going to work and their daily activities for at least two weeks. It’s important that the patient rests as much as possible and doesn’t do any strenuous activities. It is also crucial that the patient attends their follow-up appointments throughout the recovery period so that their surgeon can make sure that they are recovering properly. In addition, the patient must follow all the instructions and recommendations given by their surgeon so that their recovery goes smoothly.

Benefits and Risks of a Mommy Makeover

Benefits Risks
1. You have multiple surgeries at once. 1. Possible infections.
2. A firmer abdomen. 2. Possible inability to breastfeed.
3. Perkier breasts. 3. Persistent pain.
4. More contoured and symmetrical body. 4. Cardiac and pulmonary complications.
5. Increased self confidence. 5. Unfavourable scarring.

Just like any other cosmetic surgery the Mommy Makeover surgery has its own benefits and risks.

It’s imperative that the patient understands the possible risks if the surgery is not done correctly. For this reason, it’s crucial to do a thorough research on possible hospitals, clinics and surgeons that perform this specific procedure, as well as reading reviews written by patients who have undergone this surgery.

Candidates for a Mommy Makeover


To be able to be a candidate for the Mommy makeover surgery the patient’s BMI must be under 34.5 and they must also be in good health. Apart from this requirement, it’s important that the patient doesn’t suffer from any of the following high-risk conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or any kind of heart disease. In addition, it’s important that the patient is a non-smoker or quits smoking 2 weeks before the procedure. As stated before these are just some of the requirements to be considered for the surgery, it’s important that the patient has a consultation with their desired surgeon before considering going through this procedure.

Cost of a Mommy Makeover in Mexico

The average cost for a complete Mommy makeover in the United States can range from $9000 to $20000, in Canada it can range from $15000 to $28000 while in Mexico it can cost around $7000. Therefore, the cost of a Mommy makeover in Mexico is more affordable and of the same quality than the price of one in the United States or Canada. The lower price range does not mean that the procedure is of lower quality in Mexico. In fact, this country has high quality surgeons who have studied in the United States, as well as well equipped and modern clinics and hospitals.

It’s crucial that patients who are interested in getting a Mommy Makeover surgery do their research on a surgeon in Mexico that fits their specific needs, read reviews made by other patients who traveled to Mexico for this kind of procedure and have an online consultation with their desired surgeon who will guide them during the whole process. It’s also important that the patient has realistic expectations and follows their surgeons instructions and recommendations for a safe recovery.


  • How long after birth should the patient wait for a Mommy makeover?

    It’s recommended that the patient waits at least 6 months after giving birth to start considering a Mommy makeover.

  • Is it recommended to have more children after a Mommy makeover?

    It is not recommended to continue having children after a Mommy makeover because the patient can risk the long-term results.

  • Can a patient travel after a Mommy makeover?

    It’s recommended that the patient waits at least 4 weeks before traveling anywhere.