Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and childbirth are among life’s most memorable events for many women. They are also among the most physically demanding events, changing the body in ways that can’t be reversed even through a healthy diet and exercise. Women often consider plastic surgery procedures, such as breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, or liposuction, to help get back their pre-pregnancy bodies. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fady Sinno understands that combining these procedures into a single surgery, called a mommy makeover, makes sense for many busy moms from Columbia and Baltimore.

What’s included in a mommy makeover?

Each mommy makeover is a custom combination of procedures to fit the patient’s different cosmetic goals. Women typically choose a combination of the following procedures:

Your procedure could also include other options, such as facial treatments. Dr. Sinno can guide you on what options can be safely combined in a surgery that addresses all your goals.

Dr. Fady Sinno

Meet Dr. Fady Sinno

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fady Sinno provides individual attention and personal care to each of his patients. His warm, personal approach and exceptional results make him a top choice for Baltimore, MD, area men and women who want to look and feel their best.

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How long does mommy makeover surgery take?

To maintain your comfort and safety, Dr. Sinno limits surgery time to 6 hours. For reference, a combined breast augmentation and tummy tuck can last anywhere from 4½ to 6 hours for most patients. Liposuction done as part of a tummy tuck doesn’t add significant time. The duration of your selected procedures depends on your areas of concerns and the techniques Dr. Sinno uses. During your consultation, Dr. Sinno will evaluate your body and talk to you about your goals to help you understand which combination of procedures is safe for you.

Women who require a combination of more extensive procedures such as breast lift, augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction will be advised to stage them into 2 operations that can be done within 1 or 2 weeks from each other. This will result in:

  • Shorter, safer anesthesia times
  • Easier recovery as outpatient surgery
  • Minimizing total downtime

Dr. Sinno performs mommy makeover procedures using general anesthesia, and you may need to stay overnight at the hospital.

What happens during a mommy makeover consultation?

Your mommy makeover consultation is an important opportunity to meet with Dr. Sinno and discuss your potential mommy makeover. During this private appointment, Dr. Sinno encourages you to ask questions and express your concerns. He also performs a thorough physical evaluation to examine the areas of concern and help you understand which procedures may be best for you. If you’re considering breast augmentation as part of your surgery, you may try on implant sizers to help you visualize your final result. Dr. Sinno will discuss the advantages and limitations of the available breast implants, including the newer shaped (or form-stable) silicone gel implants. You’ll also be offered a written estimate that reflects the series of procedures you’ve chosen.

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

Most mommy makeover patients should plan to take about 10 to 14 days to recuperate. While every patient recovers at her own pace, there are guidelines that can help you heal and make your recovery as comfortable as possible. There are specific instructions for the different procedures:

Tummy tuck: Most patients return home with 2 drains to empty fluid from the surgical area. Dr. Sinno wraps your abdomen in an elastic compression garment to minimize swelling. A pain pump that delivers local anesthetic in the days after surgery will help you remain comfortable. It’s important to move around within 1 day of surgery, although you won’t be able to stand up straight for at least 5 days.

Breast augmentation or lift: Your recovery is aided by wearing a surgical bra during the first 2 weeks after surgery. It should be worn throughout the day and night, except when bathing, to provide added support to your breasts. Breasts sometimes heal at different rates, so you may notice reduced swelling in one breast and not the other.

Women who undergo mommy makeovers generally feel more confident after seeing a flatter, smoother abdomen and enhanced breasts. Your results will continue to improve over the course of a few months as swelling fades, revealing your new sleek body contours.

Testimonials

  • “I am incredibly happy with the results of my mammoplasty! The results have far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Sinno was very knowledgeable, professional, and transparent with me about the procedure. Dr. Sinno and his staff are incredible and are always a pleasure to work with! They provide excellent personalized care and I was very impressed with the surgery center.”

    – Patient Review on Vitals

  • “Dr. Sinno, is caring, intuitive, and extremely skilled. He is more interested in producing an artistic, natural, and beautiful result than in simply making money. I consider him to be one of the most ethical and professional plastic surgeons in the region. I highly, highly recommend.”

    – TriciaLeanne

  • “I have been going to Dr Sinno for more than 15 yrs, I had 3 surgeries, He has the best bedside manner & his professionalism is beyond anyone I met! I Love my results. He is truly an artist. I can’t say enough about him, I HIGHLY recommend him.”

    – Rbsbeauty

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More Mommy Makeover FAQ


I’ve never been pregnant. Can I still have a mommy makeover?

Absolutely! The popular surgery is simply called a “mommy makeover” because many of the treatments involved address concerns caused by pregnancy and childbirth. However, the surgery is by no means exclusively for mothers. In fact, a mommy makeover is also popular with people who have lost a significant amount of weight, because it can remove excess skin and restore a more youthful, “lifted” appearance to the body. A mommy makeover is also highly customizable, which means you can choose the combination of procedures that works best for your body.

What are the benefits of combining procedures?

Dr. Sinno’s mommy makeover patients have found the combination surgery approach advantageous for a number of reasons, which often include:

  • There is only one recovery period, which is more convenient for taking time off work and other activities.
  • It saves some money compared with having procedures done separately because patients have to pay certain fees only once, such as anesthesiology and operating facility fees.
  • Having several treatments done at once brings emotional benefits as patients complete a full transformation, restoring their bodies to a more youthful state in one fell swoop.

Since patient safety is the most important factor, Dr. Sinno will recommend staging the procedures in multiple surgeries if they are expected to require extended anesthesia time.

Does a mommy makeover leave scars?

Your medical team will give you instructions for incision care to help your scars heal and fade quickly. Dr. Sinno is able to place tummy tuck incisions so that they are hidden when wearing a bathing suit. Most breast augmentation patients have implants inserted through an inframammary incision, which is where the bottom of the breast connects to the chest — a very discreet location.

What can I do to prepare for my mommy makeover?

There are several ways you can prepare yourself for surgery and recovery. Although Dr. Sinno will give you detailed instructions to help you get ready, here are a few tips to make your procedure and recuperation easier:

  • Be close to your desired weight before the surgery. Tummy tuck and liposuction are not weight-loss procedures.
  • Exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet.
  • Stop taking certain medications, such as anti-inflammatory pain relievers and other common medications. Our team will provide you with a list and details on how soon to stop before surgery.
  • If you smoke, quit at least a month before your surgery to reduce the risk of complications during recovery.
  • Have your prescriptions filled a few days before surgery so they’ll be at the ready when you arrive home.
  • Ensure that you have a friend or family member willing to help with chores, errands, and childcare while you heal, because you’ll have activity restrictions that prevent you from doing many of your regular activities.
  • Ensure your kitchen is stocked with ready-to-eat or easy-to-prepare meals and snacks that are healthful and low in salt. Although you won’t have any dietary restrictions, pain medications may affect your appetite. It’s important to make every calorie count while your body heals.
  • Be sure you have enough comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to wear while you heal. If you undergo a breast procedure, you’ll also need button-down shirts that don’t require you to lift your arms over your head.

How long will my mommy makeover results last?

Your results can last for many years by living a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a stable weight is one of the best ways to ensure your results last. Eating right, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking can preserve your results and help you look your best for decades.

What are my next steps?

Are you ready to find out more about mommy makeover surgery in the Baltimore or Columbia area? Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at  (410) 884-4200 (Ellicott City) or  (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). His offices are conveniently located near Catonsville, Randallstown, and Reistertown.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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HealthGrades
5.0/5
Sep 3, 2021
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The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Sep 2, 2021
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The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received. If I could I would shout from the roof tops how pleased I am with my results and the care I received from Dr. Sinno and his staff I would. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am beyond thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2021
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ABSOLUTELY WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!! Dr Sinno and his team are knowledgeable and friendly! I am ecstatic over my results! Thank you Dr. Sinno, Rima * Tayra!!!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 7, 2021
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Dr. Sinno is one of the most caring plastic Surgeons I have had the pleasure of meeting. His staff is no different and will go the length to assist you in any possible way. A coworker recommended him to me when I needed breast reduction surgery. After meeting him for consultation I knew he is the right surgeon for me. And he did an excellent job! Thank you Dr. Sinno, and staff for being who you are, and making me happy. God bless you all. You are the Best
Google
5.0/5
Jul 1, 2021
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My experience with Dr. Sinno and his team have been great. I am completely satisfied with my results and my only regret is not seeing Dr. Sinno sooner. I haven’t been happy with my initial breast implants for many years and went to several consults. After my consult with Dr. Sinno, I knew I would be in great hands. He explained everything in a way that was easy to understand yet still comprehensive. He was patient with all my questions and was never condescending. He really listened to me and what I was looking to achieve. He explained everything clearly including possible risks. I really appreciate his honesty and attention to detail. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon. Thank you to Dr Sinno and his team! It was totally worth it.
Vitals
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
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My experience with Dr. Sinno and his staff has been very positive. I highly recommend Dr. Sinno. He is an excellent, talented plastic surgeon. In 2009 he performed an upper eyelid surgery and I was very pleased with the results. So, when I decided to get a facelift in 2019, I again decided to go to Dr. Sinno. Dr. Sinno and his staff are very professional, kind, and caring. They made me feel comfortable and at ease. He did an amazing job. I look natural and years younger than I imagined. I am extremely happy with the results of both surgeries. Dr. Sinno and his staff went above and beyond my expectations in both service and results.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
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Absolute perfection! I underwent a breast augmentation with Dr. Sinno. I waited years for this and I'm beyond satisfied with my experience and beyond thrilled with my results. Dr. Sinno and his staff listened to my expectations and from the very first consultation visit were so welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. My breast augmentation results are absolutely perfect. I cannot express enough how incredibly happy I am that I chose Dr. Sinno and his practice.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
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Absolute perfection! I underwent a breast augmentation with Dr. Sinno. I waited years for this and I'm beyond satisfied with my experience and beyond thrilled with my results. Dr. Sinno and his staff listened to my expectations and from the very first consultation visit were so welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. My breast augmentation results are absolutely perfect. I cannot express enough how incredibly happy I am that I chose Dr. Sinno and his practice.
Google
5.0/5
May 4, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and his entire staff are top notch. They will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. They take amazing care of me from start to finish and during follow ups. Excellent service and excellent results.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
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where to even start! i got a labiaplasty at dr. sinnos office on a whim right before I moved and they were able to fit me in before I moved with enough time for the post surgery check ups. Dr. Sinno is super knowledgeable in the labiaplasty procedure and I took a long time researching it. This had actually been a surgery I was wanting and avidly researching since I was 12 years old. Thank you to the entire staff and Dr. Sinno, they did everything to make me feel comfortable and happy the entire time. I definitely recommend him for labiaplasty especially if you’re looking for a wedge labiaplasty. if you want to see the healing process i posted it on his realself!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and staff are the best! I was 100% satisfied with the support I had from them before, during and after my surgery! I received a tummy tuck with lipo and the results are life changing! I am only 2 weeks post op and loving my new body! I couldn’t thank Dr.Sinno and the staff enough for everything!!!! Love them and would go back in a heartbeat
Google
5.0/5
Apr 15, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and entire staff make cosmetic procedures a most pleasant experience. I also received recommendations on a skin care/anti-aging regime, and I have been happy with that as well. Their after care/follow-up with their patients is also excellent. I would entrust Dr. Sinno in any of my future plastic surgeries. He delivers amazing results!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 6, 2021
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I had scheduled consultations with two surgeons, Dr. Sinno being my first. After meeting him and his staff, I cancelled the other consult. My experience exceeded my expectations. The staff is very welcoming, compassionate and clearly take pride in what they do. Dr. Sinno was very patient, answered all of my questions, addressed all of my concerns and truly put me at ease. The day of my procedure was picture perfect. Everything went well and according to plan. I am so pleased with my choice with Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery. Thank you Dr. Sinno and staff for caring so much!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 22, 2021
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Was in need of a breast augmentation after much volume loss after extended breastfeeding. Through a family member's recommendation, I scheduled a consult with Dr. Sinno. He was the second plastic surgeon I received a consultation with and he exceeded my expectations from the very first visit. His bedside manner was so down to earth, nice, respectable, and knowledgable. He took my concerns seriously and gave me above and beyond the results I wanted. His staff is so gracious and just as compassionate as he is. I felt at home and that I had a good surgical team taking care of me before, during, and after my procedure. My procedure was on a Friday and my post-op was scheduled for the Monday following. One of the nurses called me on Saturday on her personal cell phone just to check up on me and give me helpful advice. I have never experienced this type of excellent treatment from any medical team before. They are committed to their patients. For anyone afraid or skeptical of certain procedures, Dr. Sinno and his team will comfort you, work with you, and make you feel right at home. I would recommend him to anyone!
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5.0/5
Mar 4, 2021
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Full disclosure: I consulted with 3 plastic surgery practices in Howard County before choosing the Sinno Center. I wanted to make sure I made the best decision with as little bias as possible. I have nothing but nice things to say about the Sinno Center. From the moment I walked in I had a good feeling. Dr. Sinno is a brilliant, extremely talented surgeon. The staff is just as amazing; they know their stuff, and they've been there for years which was very important to me. Dr. Sinno did an excellent job. They are always very responsive, professional, and polite. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend the Sinno Center to anyone contemplating plastic surgery of any kind. Thank you SO much Dr. Sinno, Justine, Rima, Tayra and everyone else at the Sinno Center! One of the best decisions I've ever made in my life.
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5.0/5
Feb 3, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and his staff are the absolute BEST! Everyone there are polite and friendly. His office is very clean and professional. The entire team is clearly dedicated to providing outstanding service! I see Dr. Sinno for Dysport injections. He always takes the time to do a thorough consultation. He really listens to me so he understands what I’m hoping to accomplish during my visit. He makes his recommendations in a way I can really understand him too. He is very easy to talk to and before I know it, my visit is over. I love my results!!! 100% I recommend!!!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and his entire team are amazing, personable and extremely knowledgeable. They take you step by step to ensure your comfortable with your decisions, never making you feel rushed or pressured. The day of my surgery I felt 100% at ease in knowing that I was in good hands. Dr. Sinno is an extremely proud perfectionist at his craft. I'm 100% happy with my decision and happy I chose the Sinno Center. I"ll forever be a part of the SInno Family. Crystal Smith
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5.0/5
Jan 29, 2021
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Dr.Sinno is AMAZING!!!!! I could go on and on...I would recommend him to anyone who wants a doctor who builds a trusting relationship with you. He listens to exactly what you want and delivers above and beyond! You can tell he takes extreme pride in his work and it shows. Every single staff member is so incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and caring!!! Their office is always so clean and welcoming. TRULY THE BEST IN TOWN!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 27, 2021
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I searched for 8 years to find a plastic surgeon that I felt I could trust. The moment I met Dr. Sinno's team, I honestly felt like I was home. From the time, I walked into Dr. Sinno's practice everyone was kind, warm and welcoming. I got the exact results I asked for during my consultation. Dr. Sinno exceed my expectations, I don't believe I could of found a better plastic surgeon. Dr. Sinno and his staff are beyond amazing! I highly recommend Dr. Sinno for your life changing needs! He gave me confidence that I thought I would never have in my life!!
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5.0/5
Dec 22, 2020
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I don’t usually write reviews but I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you about my experience with Dr Sinno. Before I selected Dr Sinno as my surgeon I did my research. Board certified: check. Good reviews: check. Good consult: check. Having Rhinoplasty was something I have looked forward to for several years and I wanted to be extra sure before committing to going though with it. Kinda hard to hide the the nose on your face, right?! From consult to post surgery it was a good experience. The front office staff was kind and friendly. At the consult he actually listened to what I had to say and explained the process in detail. He took the time to make sure that we were both on the same page so I could get my desired result. The day of surgery he met with me before and after the procedure. I had minimal bruising and swelling and could tell a huge difference only one week after surgery. His level of professionalism and skill while also being humble about it are the reason I picked him to perform my rhinoplasty. He is there to work with you to give you the result you are looking for. Another thing I liked is that I wasn’t just a number to them. The practice always made me feel welcome. If you are looking for a surgeon look no further.
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