Mommy Makeover


As a mom and an athlete, Dr. Renee Burke knows that pregnancy changes a woman’s body in ways that exercise and eating a healthy diet alone can’t remedy. She understands your frustration, which is why she is considered a top mommy makeover surgeon for her Barrington, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Crystal Lake, and Algonquin patients. A mommy makeover surgery combines procedures that address a woman’s specific concerns after having children or following significant weight loss.

Good Mommy Makeover Candidates

The best candidates for mommy makeover surgery are women who have finished having children, are in good overall health, and feel self-conscious about their post-pregnancy bodies. The combination of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures typically included in a mommy makeover operation can improve the areas most affected pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. These procedures can include:

  • Tummy Tuck: Also called an abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery removes wrinkled or excess skin, diminishes stretch marks, and, if necessary, repairs abdominal muscles separated during pregnancy.
  • Liposuction: Dr. Burke typically combines a tummy tuck with liposuction to remove pockets of fat and sculpt attractive contours.
  • Breast Augmentation: Deflated breasts is one of the common concerns after having children, and breast implants can restore breast volume.
  • Breast Lift: Women often combine a breast lift with breast augmentation to restore a more youthful shape to their breasts.
  • Breast Reduction: In some cases, women have overly large breasts after having children and get breast reduction surgery to relieve back and neck pain.
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation: Labiaplasty can improve the appearance of the labia after childbirth.

A mommy makeover combines 2 or more of these procedures in a single operation. It’s important that you’re not a smoker because nicotine increases the risks of complications and can make recovery following surgery more difficult.

What’s the Ideal Mommy Makeover Package?

To be honest, there’s no one best mommy makeover package. Instead, we focus on choosing the right combination of procedures that are personalized to your unique needs. While a mommy makeover typically includes a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, you may also benefit from procedures such as a breast lift or vaginal rejuvenation to enhance your transformation. During your consultation, we’ll thoroughly explore your concerns and discuss all your surgical options before mapping out the best mommy makeover package for your specific needs.

Dr. Renee M. Burke
Dr. Renee Burke

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Burke uses the latest techniques and technology to bring your vision to life. Her artistic eye and years of experience produce stunning results that enhance your natural beauty.

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Your Consultation

One of the things that sets Dr. Burke apart as one of the best mommy makeover surgeons in the Arlington Heights and Schaumburg area is her approach to consultations. She connects with patients on a personal level to learn why they’re interested in a mommy makeover at this point in their lives and what their expectations are for the procedure.

Based on your conversation and the physical exam Dr. Burke performs during the consultation, she creates a customized surgical plan that’s designed to address your specific concerns. After Dr. Burke finishes explaining what procedures she recommends for your mommy makeover, our staff prepares a detailed quote that includes all costs (including operating room, anesthesiologist, and surgeon fees).

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What to Expect

Dr. Burke performs mommy makeover surgery using a general anesthetic, and most patients return home the day of their surgeries. Depending on the extent of the surgery, the operation may last from 3 to 6 hours. Most mommy makeovers combine tummy tuck, liposuction, and cosmetic breast surgery procedures. You can learn more about the specific procedures involved in your operation on those pages.

“Dr. Burke is professional, caring, and very reassuring. She answered all of my questions and concerns and put all my fears to rest. She definitely made me feel like I was her only patient, as I am sure she does with all of her patients. A wonderful plastic surgeon, all the way around!”

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Recovery and Results

Even though a mommy makeover involves multiple procedures, your recovery won’t necessarily be longer or more uncomfortable than after any other cosmetic surgery procedure. One of the main benefits of a mommy makeover is that you only need to arrange for a single recovery period, which is especially attractive for patients with young children at home. You should plan on taking a few weeks off from work and limit your activities to walking during the first week. As a top mommy makeover surgeon who also keeps your safety at the forefront, Dr. Burke provides detailed post-op instructions that you should closely follow to help you recover as quickly and comfortably as possible.

Mommy Makeover FAQs

How do I choose the best mommy makeover surgeon for me?

To find a top mommy makeover surgeon in your area, start by Googling “board-certified plastic surgeon near me” and look for plastic surgeons with experience performing combination procedures. Arrange a consultation with the surgeon to ensure you feel comfortable asking questions and exploring your options. Ask to see the surgeon’s mommy makeover before and after photos to view their artistry and skill at work!

How long does surgery take?

Mommy makeover surgery typically takes 3 to 6 hours, depending on the combination of procedures being performed. For your safety, we limit your procedure to 6 hours. If your desired combination of procedures is expected to take longer, we may consider performing your mommy makeover surgery in stages. Our goal is to always prioritize your safety, time, and results.

When will I see my final mommy makeover results?

You will be able to see the final results of your mommy makeover surgery within 6 months, once swelling has fully resolved. At this point, you can confidently show off your new physique. However, scars will continue to fade for 6 to 12 months after surgery.

How many dress sizes will I go down after mommy makeover?

Many mommy makeover patients go down at least a dress size or two after surgery. In general, most women find that their clothing fits better, and they feel more comfortable showing off their tauter, firmer midsection in tight clothing, workout gear, and swimwear.

Is the procedure safe?

Yes, when you’re in the hands of a highly qualified mommy makeover surgeon, the procedure can be safe. It’s essential to select a board-certified plastic surgeon who prioritizes your safety as well as your results. Also, ensure your provider has prior mommy makeover experience and a proven track record performing combination procedures.

Schedule Your Consultation

Women from nearby communities, including Schaumburg and Arlington Heights, trust Dr. Burke for their mommy makeover surgeries. If you want to feel confident in your body, request a consultation using the online form to meet with Dr. Burke, or call our office at (847) 382-4400 to schedule an appointment.