What is a Mommy Makeover and why are so many moms in Hawaii seeking plastic surgery?

November 6, 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Beauty Service,Columns,Health & Wellness

Unlike our parents’ generation, todays moms want to stay young and feel young. Living in Hawaii we tend to spend much more time outdoors and our local attire calls for summer wear all year round.

Hawaii Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Larry Schlesinger from the Mommy Makeover Institute of Hawaii provides mothers with more than a physical cosmetic touch up; he assists in 2 things that are most essential to living a happy life – Confidence and a positive self-image.

This is not to imply mothers are lacking in themselves or denying the beauty of motherhood. This is simply implying those mothers, who are reaching out for help in restoring what they’ve once embraced; balanced reflections of beauty, inside and out, are being heard.

Many may raise questions about exercise and dieting, which are all great for losing weight however, for some, it’s more than weight. It’s the little pooch belly, over sagging belly, stretch marked belly, muffin tops, loss of volume in the breast and buttocks, over growth of breasts, etc… At the Mommy Makeover institute of Hawaii, these are the types of patients we see and the types of concerns we address.

So, what exactly is a Mommy Makeover? A Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgical procedures that assist in recreating a mother’s body, confidence and positive self-image. While it can consist of ALL of the following at one time, Dr. Schlesinger emphasizes safety first with limiting these procedures to 2 or 3 at the most, depending on what is decided by the patient and his professional assessment of his patients health.

  1. Breast Lift – Improving the appearance and structure of sagging breasts.
  2. Breast Augmentation – Enhancing and/or returning breast size to pre-measurements of pregnancy
  3. Breast Reduction – To reduce breasts that enlarged during pregnancy
  4. Tummy Tuck – To reconstruct sagging skin and/or restore stomach muscles (rectus diastis)
  5. Liposuction – Eliminates unwanted pockets of fat from the stomach, waist line, hips and thighs.
  6. Butt lift – Enhances a shapelier contour to the buttocks.
  7. Labiaplasty – Tightening of the vaginal opening.
  8. Treatment of Facial Hyperpigmentation – Addresses the pregnancy mask aka melasma.

What are the procedural steps? In most procedures Dr. Schlesinger is able to list a generalization of steps yet because the Mommy Makeover is a combination of surgical procedures a list is unable to be compiled. Nevertheless what can be said of the Mommy Makeover is, it is an outpatient surgical operation that requires general anesthesia.


What is the recovery time? Recovery times vary from patient to patient and will depend on the types of surgery selected in your Mommy Makeover. Dr. Schlesinger does require someone to be with you directly after surgery and caring for you within the first 24-48 hours after surgery. A better time frame for recovery will be discussed in your follow up appointments at the Mommy Makeover Institute of Hawaii.


For a better understanding of what the Mommy Makeover procedures can do for you, we encourage you call for your FREE consultation 808.597.8835 or if you prefer a little more research into the individual procedures, please visit Dr. Schlesinger’s website: www.mommymakeoverhawaii.com