After pregnancy, many women want to prove to themselves they can still look and feel as they did before. Boise’s board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sorensen, makes this possible with the mommy makeover procedure. He combines several fat removal and skin tightening techniques to correct the physical effects of childbearing. The best candidates for this procedure are women who cannot achieve their pre-pregnancy bodies with diet and exercise alone. While Dr. Sorensen personalizes the procedure to each and every patient, a mommy makeover typically involves altering the breasts and abdomen.
"Dr. Sorensen’s work is AMAZING! I trusted his extensive expertise, and I could not be more pleased!"- J. / Google / Jan 01, 2018
"Dr. Sorensen is a 5 Star Dr. all the way from start to finish. I cannot express how pleased I am with Dr.Sorensen and his artistic abilities when it comes to sculpting the human body. I am 34 years old and chose Dr. Sorensen to perform my abdominoplasty surgery on 6/23/18. It’s been 2 weeks since my procedure and my stomach looks amazing, i feel great and all in all it has been an easy process, little pain, minimal downtime and remarkable results. I have felt so great, that the most challenging part about this whole procedure has been trying to not do so much because I feel so well. I have 4 children, have had 3 C-Sections and a hysterectomy. I was told the pain would be comparable to my C-sections and hysterectomy, I must say, for me this holds zero truth. In comparison to pain and recovery time, I would rate my pain, from my abdominoplasty a 2 compared to my C-sections and hysterectomy being a 10. However he provided me with adequate pain care and I believe that has helped immensely w/controlling my pain. I felt a high level of comfort from the second I met Dr.Sorensen, I believe he truly cares about each individual patient and their desired results. What I appreciate most about Dr.Sorensen is his professionalism, knowledge and confidence in his abilities as a Plastic Surgeon. You cannot go wrong in choosing him to do your work, and can say I am beyond pleased with my results. I am extremely blessed that Dr.Sorensen was the one that did my procedure and I can honestly say I have ZERO regret. I did my homework on Dr.Sorensen and took the time to read every single review others had left regarding their experience w/him and can tell you he is a trusted Plastic Surgeon with a remarkable reputation and education. He is worth the wait and worth every penny! Thank you Dr.Sorensen for turning my dream into a reality and for giving me results I never could’ve dreamed of having, results I thought my stomach wasn’t capable of!"- C.N. / Google / Jul 06, 2018
"Dr. Sorensen is a fantastic surgeon. I had a TT 3/14/18 after a lifetime of weight gain and weightloss. I never thought I would see the day where i could comfortably wear a thin white t shirt without having to wear spanx. His work is excels, he is precise and efficient!. I have a very thin line for my incision and its lightening with each passing day. He gave me a cute belly button and was very helpful during my recovery. I recommend Dr. Sorensen to anyone who listens. My only regret is not getting BL and arm reduction during my TT procedure. You will not be disappointed. Additonally, the girls in the office are so great. Val has injected my lips twice and done a great job, Harmony is wonderful and so sweet. They are very patient with questions. I love my results, thank you!"- I.G. / Google / Jun 01, 2018
"I had Abdominal plasty May 15, 2018 so far I’m very happy with my results it’s only been a week and a half but it looks amazing! The staff are all very helpful in answering my questions And very nice every time I call.. I would definitely recommend Dr. Sorensen"- T.R. / Google / May 25, 2018
"I am very happy with my results from my breast augmentation, they look really good and natural and suits my body perfectly. Dr. Sorensen did an amazing job and I recommend him!"- K.J. / Google / May 23, 2018
The mommy makeover procedure is uniquely tailored to each patient depending on what body part they want to improve. In most cases, the breasts and tummy are addressed together (though not always). The conditions addressed during surgery and the surgical technique used will vary.
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Loss of volume and/or breast tissue, sagging and/or drooping, excess skin (ptosis), breasts that have become too large
- Surgeries to consider: Breast augmentation with implants, breast lift, breast augmentation with a lift, breast reduction surgery
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Excess fat and/or persistent bulge in the abdomen, sagging and loose skin, stretch marks and other unsightly skin irregularities
- Surgeries to consider: Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction of the abdomen
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Sagging skin and excess fat in the buttocks, hips and thighs
- Surgeries to consider: Lower body lift including liposuction and skin tightening of the buttocks, hips and thighs
All mommy makeovers are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. Depending on how many techniques are combined, the surgery could last multiple hours. It is common for patients to have a short hospital stay with this surgery. Most women will require a full month to recover, but many will be able to return to work within 2 weeks. The results will reveal themselves in multiple stages as the breast implants settle into their natural placement and the incisions begin to heal. It generally takes a full year for all of the changes to make their final appearance.
Mommy makeover procedures will vary in cost depending how many surgeries were combined and how many surgery sessions are needed. At a minimum, if a breast lift with augmentation is performed along with a tummy tuck, the cost could range from $8,500-$17,000. According to RealSelf.com, after reviewing more than 1,300 women, the average cost for a mommy makeover is around $12,825.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost Per Treatment
- $8,500 - $17,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Mommy Makeover FAQS
Is it Safe?
There are always risks to consider when contemplating surgery. When procedures are combined, those risks can increase. Therefore, it is important to find an experienced cosmetic surgeon who is skilled in performing multiple procedures in one setting. Ultimately, a combination procedure can have numerous benefits, including only having to undergo surgery once — which means only one recovery and one fee.
What if I get Pregnant?
In a perfect world, women would wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur.
What About Stretch Marks?
If stretch marks exist on an area of the body (i.e. breast, tummy, etc.) that is going to be lifted and tightened, they may be removed when the excess skin is trimmed away. For any stretch marks left behind, as well as any other skin irregularities that may exist, there are skin-rejuvenating techniques that can help fade and remove these imperfections.
Will I Have Scars?
Scarring will occur with almost any cosmetic procedure. However, every effort is made to place and close the incisions carefully so that scarring is minimized. Scarring eventually fades into faint lines and can be concealed by undergarments and bathing suits. Most patients feel that the physical results following a mommy makeover far outweigh the scarring left behind.