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Mommy Makeover in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert and surrounding AZ cities

Has childbearing taken its toll on your body? The goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the shape and appearance of your body. Many women in Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Phoenix AZ experience changes drastic changes in their breasts, abdomen, waist, and buttocks following a pregnancy. If you’re looking to regain those beautiful contours, a mommy makeover may be the ideal procedure for you.
After a pregnancy, the whirlwind of physical and hormonal changes leave your body looking very different. Your Scottsdale mommy makeover surgeon – Dr. Jude LaBarbera – helps women regain a more familiar body shape. The surgery itself may combine different procedures targeting the tummy, hips, and breasts. These contouring procedures help patients restore their body closer to a beautiful, natural and pre-baby state.


Treatments that may be included in your mommy makeover regimen include:
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Arm lift and thigh lift
  • Labiaplasty
  • Facial treatments
Jude LaBarbera, MD Plastic Surgery works to help each one of his patients get into the best possible shape following a pregnancy and childbearing.

Ideal Candidates for a Mommy Makeover

The goal of a mommy makeover plastic surgery is to tighten and soften areas that have been negatively impacted by a pregnancy. This allows women to feel and look great all over again after having children.
  • Women who have tried, but who are unable to restore their pre-pregnancy figure, tend to be ideal candidates for this procedure.
  • Those who have a stable weight and have completed childbearing are also great candidates for this surgery.
Dr. Jude LaBarbera will go over your specific post-pregnancy concern and come up with the right regimen to achieve that great shape again. Good medical health, ideal body weight, and realistic expectations are necessities to get the most from a mommy makeover Phoenix patients could desire.


During your Gilbert, Scottsdale, or Phoenix mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Jude LaBarbera, you’ll get an opportunity to ask all the questions. The doctor will talk to you about your concerns and expectations from the procedure. Patients are also taken through the surgical techniques and other procedure specifics. Following complete evaluation by Dr. Jude LaBarbera, a list of procedures needed for the mommy makeover will be provided. These may include a breast lift to reshape the breasts, a tummy tuck to repair stretched abdominal muscles, a liposuction to re-contour body areas, and labiaplasty to rejuvenate the appearance of the vagina. Your surgeon will also inform you whether the mommy makeover will be performed within a single session. Usually, Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs mommy makeovers in the same session to limit the patient’s overall recovery period. Your mommy makeover consultation with Jude LaBarbera, MD Plastic Surgery is an excellent opportunity to get all your questions about the procedure answered.


Dr. LaBarbera’s Surgical Technique

Dr. LaBarbera’s choice of surgical technique for the mommy makeover is influenced by the specific need of each patient. Different women have different requirements and expectations. Some common issues that need to be corrected following childbearing include sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, and a flabby tummy. Many women also need to improve their breasts towards regaining lost volume. Lower body changes, surface irregularities, and stretch marks are also common. Dr. Jude LaBarbera will use breast augmentation and breast lift procedures (and sometimes even a breast reduction) to improve breast shape and size as part of a mommy makeover. Dr. LaBarbera will perform a liposuction to trim away excess fat, then tighten the skin to improve the body’s contouring. This is important to address stretch marks and other lower body changes. Other surgical procedures may be elected if they are needed to give the patient an ultimate post-baby look.


Dr. Jude LaBarbera’s AZ mommy makeover is a considerable procedure meant to tone the whole body. It is an invasive surgery that requires multiple surgeries, usually completed within one surgical session. The procedure will be performed under general anesthesia and lasts up to 3 hours (or longer). The recovery pace will vary from one patient to the other – but most women find the recovery process to be slow because it is multiple procedures performed at once. How long it takes to attain full recovery usually depends on the extent of the makeover. For some patients, it’ll take just 6 months. For others, up to a year is needed for noticeable changes. It’s reasonable to expect difficulties in walking upright following the first few weeks after surgery. Jude LaBarbera, MD Plastic Surgery, will provide specific guidelines to ensure a prompt and complication-free recovery for the mommy makeover AZ patients can easily interpret and accomplish. You’ll be advised to take it slow during the initial period of recovery. Many patients are able to get back to their normal routine after about three weeks. However, strenuous activities and exercising will be forbidden for 6-8 weeks following surgery.


A mommy makeover in Arizona (Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Chandler AZ) cost will vary depending on the extent of the surgery and patient’s needs. The term mommy makeover is used to describe the procedures that many women desire after having children. There is a wide range of procedures that can be done with a mommy makeover. This phrase is usually used for patients wanting procedures done to improve the appearance of their breasts and tummy. Insurance typically does not cover mommy makeovers because these procedures are not considered a medical necessity. Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs mommy makeover in an ultra-modern Scottsdale and Gilbert AZ surgery center, supported by a team of highly professional and licensed staff.


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Safety is something to which many mommy makeover Gilbert patients may be concerned, and any other plastic surgery for that matter. Since this is an invasive surgery covering a large area of the body, the overall risk increases. Finding a highly experienced Scottsdale or Gilbert AZ plastic surgeon is the best safeguard patients can take to minimize the risks of surgery. Under the hands of Dr. Jude LaBarbera and his team of licensed professional staff, the risk of complications is greatly reduced.
A pregnancy may negate/compromise the results of a mommy makeover procedure. The stretching of skin, uncontrollable weight gain, and other physical changes are inevitable during childbearing. Thus, Dr. LaBarbera recommends that this procedure is carried out after you complete pregnancies. Make sure you let Dr. LaBarbera know if you’re considering carrying a pregnancy after a mommy makeover.
Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.