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Although pregnancy can be one of life’s greatest gifts, many women find that after their children are born it can be difficult to get their bodies back into shape. Stretch marks, breast sag, and excess fat left in many body areas are common problems after pregnancy – and they can all be addressed with a Mommy Makeover at our Sacramento area practice. Dr. Charles Perry offers a variety of procedures that can help you restore your body contours with beautiful, natural-looking results.

What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover can address a variety of issues at once, restoring a number of body areas to their pre-pregnancy appearance. Some of the benefits of a Mommy Makeover include:

  • Reduction of sagginess in the breasts
  • Reduction of fat in virtually any area of the body
  • Reduction of loose, hanging skin in the midsection
  • Tightened abdominal muscles for a more toned-looking stomach

Who Is a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Candidates for a Mommy Makeover are typically women who want to obtain a more youthful physique, possibly similar to the way they looked before they had children. They may suffer from lax or loose skin, breast sag, or excess fat pockets in various body areas due to factors such as pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and more.

In addition, candidates should ideally be in good health and have realistic goals about the outcome of treatment. Dr. Perry will meet with you before the procedure to determine your eligibility and develop a plan to address your cosmetic concerns.

**Disclaimer: If you are a smoker, you MUST DISCONTINUE smoking a minimum of 4 weeks BEFORE & AFTER SURGERY. A nicotine test will be administered.**

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When Is the Best Time for a Mommy Makeover?

Although every Mommy Makeover case is unique and every patient heals according to her own timeline, Dr. Perry generally recommends that patients do not pursue this procedure until they have finished completing their families. This is because experiences like pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and child-rearing may cause the effects that were treated in the Makeover to reappear. Patients are also advised to wait six months to a year after giving birth before undergoing a Mommy Makeover, as the body often needs this time to stabilize.

What Can Be Included In a Mommy Makeover?

One of the most requested procedures at Chrysalis Cosmetics, a Mommy Makeover encompasses a number of plastic surgery options for a more complete rejuvenation. Areas with the most stretch marks and excess skin are typically the ones patients like to target first. Mommy Makeover procedures often include:


Tummy tuck

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) addresses the midsection. During pregnancy, the uterus presses onto the muscles of the abdominal wall, pulling them apart and often permanently separating them. A tummy tuck will tighten the abdominal muscles and eliminate excess skin for a flatter stomach.

Learn more about tummy tuck.



Liposuction can remove excess fat that has gathered in virtually any area of the body, including the thighs, love handles, hips, buttocks, arms, breasts, and back. Dr. Charles Perry can use liposuction to reduce these stubborn areas of fat that are often resistant to diet and exercise.

Learn more about liposuction.

Breast Enhancement

Breast Enhancement

One of the most common problems women face after pregnancy is sagginess and loose skin in the breasts. A breast lift will eliminate the excess skin and tighten the breast area, giving the breasts a “perkier,” more youthful appearance. For an even greater rejuvenation of the breasts, Dr. Charles Perry also offers breast augmentation with implants, providing you with a larger breast size and a bustline more proportionate to your body frame.

Learn more about breast lift and breast augmentation.

What Can I Expect During Recovery?

Recovery times from a Mommy Makeover will depend on the number of procedures you undergo and the extent of those procedures. Mommy Makeovers are generally performed in combination as one operation. Please visit the above links to specific procedures for more information on what you can expect during recovery. Dr. Charles Perry will explain all aspects of the treatments to you, including any potential risks, alternative options, and recovery expectations, at your initial consultation.

What Results Can I Expect from a Mommy Makeover?

Dr. Perry’s extensive training and skills allow so many of our patients to enjoy beautiful Mommy Makeover results. Common effects include a slimmer waistline; a flatter, firmer, and more toned stomach; perkier breasts; and reduction of unwanted phenomena like stretch marks and hanging skin.

The longevity of your Mommy Makeover results will be contingent upon the treatments included. In general, adhering to a well-balanced diet and active lifestyle can encourage the figure to appear healthy and youthful for years to come.

Will My Mommy Makeover Scars Be Visible?

The visibility of residual scarring from a Mommy Makeover procedure will ultimately depend on the specific treatment options that are being performed. For example, if a full tummy tuck is part of the Mommy Makeover, an incision will need to be made from hip to hip, which will result in a scar in this area. Incisions for any breast surgeries included in the Mommy Makeover, such as breast augmentation or breast lift, will be made according to the techniques that are utilized for those procedures, which typically do result in some degree of noticeable scarring. For a treatment such as liposuction, scarring is often minimal since the incisions required are usually quite small and inconspicuous. With all of this in mind, it is important to note that Dr. Perry is extensively experienced with these popular plastic surgery treatments and utilizes advanced techniques to minimize signs of scarring as much as possible. Additionally, the incisions are typically created in areas that make residual scars easily concealable under clothing, and scars typically diminish in appearance over time.

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

The cost of a Mommy Makeover is highly variable among patients due to the customized nature of this procedure. Here at Chrysalis Cosmetics, the price of a Mommy Makeover can range from approximately $15,000 to $25,000, depending on the selection of treatments that will be included, the overall complexity of the treatment, costs associated with the surgical facility and anesthesia, and other factors. When you and Dr. Perry have decided upon the specific options that will be included in your Mommy Makeover, he will design a comprehensive treatment plan. A member of our team will then produce a total cost estimate of your Mommy Makeover and go over it with you. In addition to a full range of convenient payment methods, Chrysalis Cosmetics accepts plastic surgery financing arrangements through reputable lending agencies. These companies offer qualified applicants a number of affordable payment plans that can be helpful for patients who would like to pay for their Mommy Makeover treatment on a monthly basis.

Contact Dr. Perry to Schedule Your Mommy Makeover

For women who would like to renew their body image after pregnancy, a Mommy Makeover from Dr. Charles Perry can help you achieve your goals. Contact Chrysalis Cosmetics today for more information, or to schedule a consultation.

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