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The journey of motherhood is rewarding and life-changing. However, physical changes that accompany pregnancy and childbirth can sometimes leave new mothers feeling self-conscious and less confident about their bodies. A Mommy Makeover in Chicago, offered by Dr. John Q. Cook at the Whole Beauty Institute, combines various surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to address these changes, helping women feel beautiful and confident again.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the benefits, procedures, and recovery time associated with a Mommy Makeover.

The Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover is a comprehensive treatment that focuses on rejuvenating your body after pregnancy. The procedure restores a physique in line with pre-baby contours, helping you to feel more confident in your skin. Among the benefits of the surgical strategy are:

Improved self-esteem: Regaining your pre-pregnancy shape can significantly boost your self-confidence.

Customizable treatment plan: Mommy Makeovers are tailored to your specific needs and preferences, offering optimal results.

Long-lasting results: With a healthy lifestyle, the effects of a Mommy Makeover are remarkably lasting.

Mommy Makeover before and after

Mommy Makeover before and after performed by John Q. Cook, M.D.

Popular Mommy Makeover Procedures

A Mommy Makeover can include various cosmetic procedures, depending on your individual needs. Some popular treatments include:

Breast Augmentation or Lift

Breast augmentation enhances your breast size and shape via breast implants or fat transfer. A breast lift raises and reshapes sagging breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the breast tissue. These surgeries can be performed separately or in conjunction, depending on the patient’s preferences.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal area, as well as tightens the underlying muscles. This procedure provides a more toned, flatter appearance and can restore a weakened or separated abdominal wall.


Liposuction reduces targeted, stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Often used in conjunction with other procedures, this surgery contours and smooths various areas, such as the stomach, hips, thighs, or buttocks, providing you with a sleeker silhouette.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal rejuvenation procedures, such as labiaplasty or vaginoplasty, address the physical changes that can occur in this intimate area during childbirth. These treatments can improve both appearance and functionality, enhancing your comfort and overall sense of well-being.

Mommy Makeover before and after

Mommy Makeover before and after performed by John Q. Cook, M.D.

What to Expect During Recovery

Recovery time for a Mommy Makeover varies depending on the procedures you choose to have done. Typically, the recovery period ranges from two to six weeks. During this time, it’s essential to follow your doctor’s instructions for as smooth and complication-free a recovery as possible.

With this in mind, it’s crucial to arrange for someone to help you with daily tasks and childcare during the initial phase of your recovery, as you may have movement restrictions and need ample rest. Your doctor will give you detailed guidelines on when you can resume regular activities and exercise, as well as any specific care instructions to support your healing process.

Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Consultation at Whole Beauty Institute

At Whole Beauty® Institute, our skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Q. Cook, will work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan, addressing your specific concerns and goals to restore your pre-pregnancy contours. We pride ourselves on our compassionate, patient-centered approach to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

If you are considering a Mommy Makeover and want to learn more or schedule your consultation, contact us today. Our team is dedicated to helping you rediscover your confidence and beauty through personalized, comprehensive treatments.