Mommy Makeovers: It’s Time to Take Back Your Body

Motherhood and childbirth are transformative, life changing experiences. Throughout pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many physical and hormonal changes. Many of these changes reverse, but some, like muscle separation of the rectus muscle, never quite return to their pre-baby state. If, after time and exercise, a woman wants to regain some of her pre-baby figure, a surgical mommy makeover can help. So what is a mommy makeover near you? It’s a solution aimed at restoring the shape and appearance of your figure to those pre-baby days. 

Maybe it’s excess skin on your tummy leftover from losing the baby weight. Maybe your breasts are a little deflated after breastfeeding, or maybe the vaginal area is stretched and is affecting intimacy with your partner. While all these changes are completely normal, plastic surgery techniques can help restore your body.

Mommy makeovers are completely customized surgical packages tailored to meet your specific post-baby needs. Below we will discuss the treatments offered for mommy makeovers near you at Plastic Surgery Associates in Northern California! 

Your makeover, on your schedule

The most important part of the process is the initial consultation, where you can tell the doctors what your specific concerns are. Together with the doctors’ input, you can then prioritize the procedures you are most interested in, and, voilà, a custom plan will be created for you. Typically we will do no more than 4.5 hours worth of surgery at a time, so if your procedures are more involved it may be best to do them in stages for your safety and well-being.

Worried about getting your mommy makeover done and being back to business before the school year starts for your kiddos? We will complete your makeover within a back-to-school timeline so you won’t miss a beat. 

Dramatic results without the need for drains

Dr. Furnas, Dr. Culbertson, and Dr. Canales use a Progressive Tension Suture (PTS) technique that allows them to perform tummy tucks without drains. And, the rate of fluid accumulation after a tummy tuck is close to zero when using their technique.

The PTS technique places dissolvable stitches from the skin and abdominal flap down to the muscle, closing vacant space and tightening the skin. The doctors have been using this technique for over 8 years, with great acceptance from both patients and their partners, as there are no drains to empty and no drains that pull or get stuck in clothing.

With PTS, we reduce complications and make sure you recover quickly, comfortably, and effectively. The technique usually adds less than 20 minutes to the surgery time compared to traditional tummy tucks. What’s more, it’s so effective that there are fewer seromas (fluid accumulation pockets) with the PTS technique than the technique that uses drains.

Our mommy makeover treatment options

Learn more about our surgical techniques for mommy makeovers

 A variety of procedures can be paired together for your customized plan—the most popular treatments for mommy makeovers at Plastic Surgery Associates in Santa Rosa are:

  • liposuction
  • breast augmentation and/or breast lift
  • tummy tuck
  • vaginal rejuvenation
  • labiaplasty

We will thoroughly discuss your concerns and expectations and answer questions on every detail of your different options. 


Liposuction has been the gold standard of fat reduction for decades. While there are a variety of nonsurgical body sculpting options today, liposuction is the most effective and fastest way to eliminate stubborn fat that just won’t melt away on its own. 

Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift

Breast augmentations and breast lifts are popular surgeries for women regardless of whether they’ve had children. A breast augmentation involves adding volume to the breasts via surgical implants. Implants are either silicone or saline, both of which are extremely effective. Our breast augmentation patients at our Santa Rosa plastic surgery center are thrilled with their results and newfound confidence, often remarking they wish they had done it sooner!

Related: Achieve Your Ideal Look: Breast Augmentation Near You in Northern California

Breast lifts can be performed with or without a breast augmentation. In addition, we now can do a fat transfer to the breast for those women who want more volume without the use of an implant. While genetics and weight loss can cause breasts to look deflated, pregnancy and breastfeeding can empty the breasts so little but skin is left. With a breast lift, our surgical experts trim away loose skin and surgically tighten remaining tissue. Most women find a breast lift leaves them feeling more comfortable and youthful. They also feel that they can wear bathing suits and sundresses without constantly tugging or adjusting the straps.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks can be performed on women who have loose or wrinkled skin as well as excess stubborn fat in the abdomen. Some women find that their excess skin and fat remains an issue despite diet and exercise.

When it comes to tummy tucks, there are a few different options depending on your needs and preferences. For example, we customize the incision type based upon the amount of excess skin in the area. For those who have a lot of loose skin, we offer an extended tummy tuck which involves an incision from hip to hip above the pubic area. There are less invasive options available to those who are less concerned about their amount of loose skin.

There are usually three components to the tummy tucks we perform at Plastic Surgery Associates: excision of loose skin, muscle tightening, and liposuction. Before beginning your surgery, we will ensure you have a full understanding of the type of tummy tuck we will perform and that you understand the needed aftercare. 


Both the vagina and vulva go through changes during pregnancy and childbirth. During a labiaplasty, we decrease the size of the labia majora (outer lips) and/or labia minora (inner lips). This can improve the look and feel of the vulva, increasing sexual pleasure as well as confidence. 

Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas have additional training in labiaplasty—in fact they are international leaders in labiaplasty procedures. Hundreds of plastic surgeons around the world have been trained in their techniques. You know you’re in the best possible hands when you choose Plastic Surgery Associates for a labiaplasty as part of your mommy makeover.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal rejuvenation comes in many forms, both surgical and nonsurgical. For some women with mild changes, a nonsurgical technique may suffice. For those who have more significant stretching of the vaginal canal, or whose labia are elongated, a surgical procedure is more effective and can be done in one session.

Two of the most common vaginal rejuvenation surgeries we perform during mommy makeovers include vaginoplasty and perineoplasty. These procedures repair damage from childbirth, including damage from an episiotomy. While we cannot surgically tighten the entire pelvic floor, patients have reported significant improvement in vaginal tightness after one or both of these vaginal rejuvenation procedures. 

Who is a good mommy makeover candidate?

Because most of the procedures involved in a mommy makeover are surgical, you must be in good medical health to start this journey with us. You should also be at or close to your ideal body weight, have a positive attitude with realistic expectations, and of course be done having children. 

What if I get pregnant again?

Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so your results aren’t compromised. However, we have had patients who have an unexpected pregnancy and they report that not all the surgical gains were lost because of a new pregnancy.

If you do end up having another baby after your mommy makeover procedure, fear not. We can always perform additional procedures to restore your shape. 

How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?

Mommy makeovers are customized packages designed to meet your exact needs. During your consultation, we will take our time to listen and understand your wants and needs before performing a physical examination. 

Following this, we can give you suggestions on what to include in your treatment plan. Often, women want breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both) together with a tummy tuck and liposuction. But you’re not limited to those procedures! Get in touch with us and learn about all the procedures you can explore for your mommy makeover. 

Schedule your mommy makeover near you in Northern California today!

Confidence looks great on you! With a mommy makeover from the experts at Plastic Surgery Associates, you’ll be on track to get back to your pre-baby body. 

We are here to help fulfill your needs for plastic surgery in Northern California. Give us a call at (707) 537.2111 or get started with a virtual consultation. 

Don’t forget, you can always shop online for skincare products from our Allegro MedSpa! We carry Obagi, Alastin, SkinBetter, SkinMedica and more trusted, medical-grade skincare brands. 

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