Mommy Makeover Featured Patient

A 36 year old female three months following a mommy makeover: tummy tuck with muscle placation and breast augmentation.

If having children has taken a toll on your looks and confidence, Dr. Mowlavi can help. Pregnancy is an amazing journey that comes with a great reward. Unfortunately, it can also cause many undesirable changes to the body, particularly the stomach and breasts. During your consultation, Dr. Mowlavi will utilize his artistry and wealth of experience to customize a unique surgical plan, just for you. We guarantee that your custom mommy makeover procedure will successfully reverse all of the unwanted changes incurred by pregnancy.

What is a Mommy Makeover procedure?

The Mommy Makeover involves an individualized surgical plan that often combines a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and/or breast lift, along with liposuction. In one single procedure, Dr. Mowlavi can restore your body to its pre-pregnancy days by addressing all of your concern areas, including: breasts, abdomen, thighs and hips. Yes, all of these areas can be safely treated in just one single surgery. Dr. Mowlavi is even able to correct severe abdominal deformities and bulges. He has developed a new (patent pending) surgical tool, called the “Mowlavi Umbilicator,” which allows for optimum placement of the belly button during tummy tuck surgery. Recreating a naturally appearing “innie” belly button allows our patients to wear two-piece swimsuits and show off their new, youthful tummies free from fear of having an unnatural, operated-on look.

To fully appreciate what Dr. Mowlavi’s comprehensive Mommy Makeover can do for you, please review the stunning before and after transformation photos below.

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

A "Mommy Makeover" surgery is a combination of procedures that restores a woman's youthful, pre-pregnancy body. Depending on your needs, this makeover can include liposuction, a breast lift or augmentation, and an abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck."  The price of a typical Mommy Makeover can range between $7,500 and $20,000 depending on the type and amount of procedures needed.

If you are ready to get your pre-pregnancy body back and would like to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Mowlavi, Orange County's top plastic surgeon.

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How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

The all-inclusive cost starts at $5,000 when performed by expert board-certified plastic surgeons. This fee includes the surgeon’s fees, operating room fees, anesthesia fees, implant fees, breast band/garment, and all of your postoperative visits. Above all, Dr. Mowlavi is Orange County's top breast augmentation surgeon and will ensure that the results meet all of your expectations.

Book a Free Consultation

The only way to really know and understand the cost of any cosmetic procedure is to book a consultation. 

When Dr. Mowlavi can talk with you to learn about your needs and desires and can see you and determine what needs to be undertaken can he really determine the cost of your procedure.

Mommy Makeover Before and After

A 35 year old female following a mommy makeover which included a breast augmentation, mini tummy tuck, and liposuction of the abdomen.

A 54 year old woman six months following a mommy makeover, including a thigh tuck, breast lift with augmentation, and a full abdominoplasty.

A 49 year old female two months following a mommy makeover with breast lift and full abdominoplasty.

Breast Augmentation FAQs

During your breast augmentation consultation we will discuss:

  • The ideal implant size, shape, and form
  • Breast sizing
  • Discussion of various approaches for implant placement’
  • Preoperative management and planning
  • Postoperative care

There are many reasons why you might feel that one of your breasts is firmer than the other. This can be caused by early capsule formation or it may be that the implant was malpositioned. You will need to follow up with your plastic surgeon for this as this diagnosis is more accurate when made by feel during an examination.

Capsular contracture prophylaxis exercises can be initiated as early as one week following surgery but you have to make sure that you don’t push your breasts up; I recommend using a breast band over the first two weeks that minimizes the risk of malposition. When messaging your breasts, it is very important to keep one hand over the top of the implant while the other hand messages your breasts so that you don’t inadvertently push the implants up.

A radiated breast will always feel firmer and sit higher but this is not capsular contracture.  This is caused by fibrosis of your skin, underlying fatty, and fibro septal network. The capsule, in fact, might be absolutely normal assuming that you placed your implant after the radiation. Fat grafting has been recommended as a treatment to soften your breasts.

The only way to ensure that your chosen implants are going to provide you your desired breast size augmentation is to complete breast sizing during your consultation. During this visit, you are provided the opportunity to try out amongst a variety of breast implant sizers in order to hone in on your desired breast size. 

Also, when the implants are placed inside you, they will be actually 5% smaller in size. As a result, you must take this into account. A final reason why you may feel that your breasts are smaller at two months is that you have gotten used to your swollen breasts over the first six weeks that is now resolving.

You can side sleep immediately after breast augmentation. The idea is to not allow your implants to move from the dissected breast pocket until the pockets have scarred down (creation of a capsule). 

This occurs by 4 weeks following surgery. Regardless, as long as you wear a breastband (my favorite is the Mermaid band), you should have no problems with any activities that don’t require heavy weight lifting with your arms. The only exception is sleeping on your tummy in the early postoperative period which can push the implants out of their pocket.

Universally patients are not allergic to silicone. In fact, silicone is found in your diet as it is present in a potato skin. It is also used in your acrylic nails! Finally, it can be found in our cartilaginous structures such as the knees and ears. There has not been a single case of a true allergic reaction to silicone to date.


Whether or not you will need a lift is dependent on your nipple position. If your nipple is below or at your inframammary crease, then you will need a simultaneous lift at the time of your breast augmentation. 

The amount of lift is based on your chosen implant. The reason for this is to allow your nipple to be centered on your implant. This follows the fact that the implant must sit on your inframammary crease and such that the radius of your implant will be centered on your nipple. This is the most important consideration. 

The breast lift can only raise your nipple approximately 5 cm so it can only be performed for minimal to moderate nipple sagging. A virtual consultation with a breast specialist is recommended to make sure you appreciate what needs to be done to get you an excellent outcome.

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