A mommy makeover is a procedure performed to address concerns after pregnancy and childbirth. The procedure includes a breast procedure, most commonly a breast augmentation and/or breast lift, and a tummy tuck with liposuction. While Dr. Lopez knows the blessings and great memories that come with having children, she also understands the challenging effects it can leave on the body. Despite weight loss, diet and exercise, the effects of child rearing remain on the body, commonly due to excess lax skin. Some of these effects include saggy, asymmetric breasts, loose abdominal skin, stretch marks and diastasis rectus. Every mommy makeover procedure is tailored to address each specific patient’s concerns. In some patients, other procedures are performed including labioplasty and liposuction of the back. This is one of Dr. Lopez’s most commonly performed procedures, and rightfully so, because it restores a woman’s self-esteem and confidence. The procedure generally takes 4-6 hours to perform and the recovery time is 2-3 weeks, although patients are asked to refrain from heavy lifting for 6 weeks.