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Mommy Makeover

Whether you’ve recently had your first child or your children are all grown up, you’re probably used to putting the needs of your family first. But pregnancy, childbirth, and the demands of motherhood can all take a toll on your body, and sometimes diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to restore it to its original shape. Many women visit South Bay Plastic Surgeons for mommy makeover surgery in Torrance from Los Angeles, Long Beach, and other nearby cities to improve many areas of the body at once. With this personalized combination procedure, we can help you feel like yourself again.

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This 37-year-old mother of 3 wanted to remove her stretch marks, get a flatter tummy, and enhance the size of her breasts. Her mommy makeover included a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, using round, silicone gel implants placed under the muscle.

*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a customized procedure that addresses the aesthetic concerns of women after pregnancy and childbirth. Although the surgery can be tailored to each patient’s exact specifications, a mommy makeover typically corrects sagging breasts and loose skin and excess fat around the abdomen. Other procedures, such as liposuction, are also commonly added to a mommy makeover. Benefits include:

  • Dramatic results. Having these procedures performed in a single surgical session enhances the final “wow” factor.
  • Saving time and money. Patients appreciate that they have to take time off work only once, and they also pay certain fees, such as for anesthesiology, just once.
  • Elevated confidence. The emotional benefits of taking care of numerous cosmetic concerns in a single operation also contribute to mommy makeover patients being among our most satisfied.

“To anyone looking for a plastic surgeon: I wish I could find the right words to give you the comfort you need to place your body in Dr. Newman’s hands. During my consultation, I knew he was the right surgeon for me, and I believe his caring personality and calming presence will give you the same feeling.”

— W., RealSelf reviewer

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What procedures are done in a mommy makeover?

Our surgeons understand that pregnancy affects each woman differently, and they recognize the importance of customizing your mommy makeover to meet your precise needs. When you pursue a mommy makeover, you have plenty of options for total customization. A mommy makeover typically combines body contouring with breast enhancement to redefine your natural contours and tone areas that don’t respond to exercise. During your consultation, your doctor works with you to help you select a plan of action that meets your aesthetic needs and fits your lifestyle. Here are some of your options:

Breast Enhancement

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can permanently alter the breasts, leaving them with a saggy or “deflated” appearance. Stretched skin and oversized areolas may leave you feeling embarrassed or self-conscious. Depending on your goals, breast enhancement can reposition, reshape, enlarge, or reduce your breasts for a perky, natural-looking silhouette that you can’t wait to show off. Breast lift and breast augmentation procedures are the most popular for mommy makeover patients.

Body Contouring

Abdominoplasty is a common component of a mommy makeover. This comprehensive procedure improves the look of the abdomen by tightening loose muscles and removing excess fat and skin. The result is a stronger, more toned midsection.

Although abdominoplasty is one of the most popular additions to a mommy makeover, many women may also benefit from some of our other body contouring options. Liposuction is a popular and effective choice for targeted fat removal in areas such as the neck, arms, and back, and thigh lift or arm lift surgery can improve the look of limbs, too.

What can I expect after a mommy makeover?

By combining surgical procedures in a single operation, you also combine your healing time into a single recovery period. In the majority of cases, our surgeons perform mommy makeovers as outpatient procedures, meaning you will return home the day of the surgery.

Expect to experience the most discomfort during the first week of the recovery, and for the tummy tuck to be the most uncomfortable area. Our tummy tuck patients usually return home with an ON-Q* pain pump that automatically releases numbing medication for the first few days after surgery. It’s also important to wear your compression garments at all times during the first 2 weeks because they provide support and minimize swelling.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at South Bay Plastic Surgeons, 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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Aug 27, 2020
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Getting a Breast Augmentation was something that I have always wanted to do. Being in the foster care system taught me to be an independent woman, and as a part of that, I sought out to fix something about myself I was never truly comfortable with. It didn’t take long to find the perfect match for me. Once I found my team, I didn’t think twice. To Rachel the “Bra Fitter”, thank you for always making me feel comfortable during those awkward times of the fittings, and ensuring me that I was always in good hands. If they had a sales position for your job, you would be the best, and your communication was unparalleled. To Dr. Burrell the “Mastermind”, thank you for helping me trust doctors again. I trusted you implicitly with every direction that we took. You are so skilled in what you do and the passion you have for your job shows in every conversation we had. To Krishna the “Sweetest Receptionist”, thank you for welcoming me with open arms. I have had so many horrible interactions when it came to doctors’ offices, and your awesome smile made me feel like home. I never knew offices like yours could be so welcoming. Though you are the first face everyone sees when you walk in, I am honored that you took so much time out of your day to check in on me. To Olga the “Unbelievable Recovery Nurse”, thank you for walking me through my day-of procedures and what to expect. You handled my fear of needles like a champ, and I know I am not easy to deal with when it comes to “the poke”. I was so nervous before, but your calming bedside manner made me feel as though I was talking to my very own best friend. To Dr. Patel the “Vein Champagne Supplier”, thank you for being by my side. You knew exactly what to say to keep me calm. Our pre-operation call was like speaking to someone’s mother. You walked me through everything step by step and knowing you were by my side during the surgery made it all the more easy! To Chelsea the “Nurse with the biggest smile”, thank you for keeping my emotions high. Your demeanor made me feel so comfortable! Last but not least, to Cara the “Raddest Nurse”. How could you forget a girl like her? She was amazing. From the moment she walked in the room, I knew I was in good hands. You were so gentle, and I could tell you cared. It’s often easy to forget about all the people that made this happen, and if I did, I apologize-must be the drugs!  I am beyond thrilled with everything so far, and even more, I am so happy to have been surrounded by such amazing people throughout this journey. If you are looking for a place to go, this is the absolute best choice in the South Bay! -Madison Lucci
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Aug 17, 2020
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To Ni-Jui Liang,MD I am very happy with the result..! I’m glad choose you as my doctor I give you Thousand stars and thumbs up... Thank you 🙂
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Aug 14, 2020
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Dr Newman and Dr Liang both have great bedside manners!! Dr Newman is a perfectionist in my opinion, I have had a few surgeries for breast reconstruction (due to breast cancer) and I fully trust his judgement when making decisions during surgery, and I am 💯 % pleased with each outcome! The front office staff is amazing as well. The office is warm and welcoming!
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Dec 6, 2019
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Elizabeth Lopez has my akin glowing!! I go every month!! Love love my Aesthetician
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Oct 31, 2019
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Ni Jui Liang, MD performed surgery to remove cancer in my arm. From the first visit until the last Dr. Liang and the staff at South Bay Plastic Surgery were amazing. Not only are they incredibly nice and courteous but Dr. Liang is a miracle worker! When my surgery was done I had many stitches and expected to have a horrible scar. To make things even more difficult he had to work on an area where my wife's name was tattooed. Somehow he was able to remove the cancer sew my arm back and you can't even see a scar!!! Thank you so much for your amazing skills and your great bedside manner. I would highly recommend them to everyone. And my wife is so happy that her name is still boldly emblazoned on my arm and in my heart. Thank you again Dr. Liang and South Bay Plastic Surgery Charlie Woods
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May 22, 2019
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Dr Jewell did my breast augmentation in October 2018. The result is very natural and I am so happy with it! I am forever grateful to Dr Jewell and the whole team at South Bay Plastic Surgeons. Thanks for advising me and for the amazing result!
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Mar 26, 2019
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Doctors are awesome told me wat could happen wat they recommend gives you time to think about it the ma are very professional aswell
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Mar 6, 2019
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Great experience with Dr. Liang! I lost over 100 lbs naturally and after my breast looked completely deflated. The whole process was made easy by Dr. Liang and the staff at South Bay Plastic Surgeons. They were very helpful and always made me feel comfortable. I am now 2 months post op from having an augmentation and lift and I couldn’t be happier. They are full and lifted and feel completely natural. I had an overall great experience and I recommend Dr. Liang highly.
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Dec 27, 2018
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Lou at South Bay Plastic Surgeons did an amazing job on my various lines on my face....I have had so many people coming up to me asking what kind of facial regimen I use and I tell them it’s all Lou....I have 3 other friends that swear by her, she is so good at injections...it doesn’t hurt! Thank you Lou and Southbay Plastic Surgeons for your professional service!
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Nov 29, 2018
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Dr. Newman is the best! I recommend him to all of my friends and family! I have had multiple procedures with Dr. Newman and I cannot express how happy I truly am! Dr. Newman and all of the staff were very helpful throughout the entire process. Even on Christmas eve when I had a concern, Dr. Newman himself called me back to address my needs. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Dr. Newman and the staff for bringing back some needed confidence into my life!!
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Sep 26, 2018
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After my mastectomy in 2014, Dr. Spenler performed my reconstruction surgeries (insertion of expander then later replacement with implant). I cannot speak more highly of him. Dr. Spenler is an excellent surgeon and a caring person. The office runs very efficiently and all the personnel there helped me navigate my way through the whole experience. I am so happy that 4 1/2 years ago, I chose South Bay Plastic Surgeons to be a part of my journey through breast cancer/reconstruction. I have had zero complications and now happily back to my new normal.
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Sep 19, 2018
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Life can throw some zingers. At 60 I got the news of breast cancer. Modern medicine and superb medical professionals got me through two lumpectomies and radiation treatment without missing a beat with our retirement travels. Then at 68 I got the news that I had breast cancer again. This time I elected to have a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction. I had a surgeon for the mastectomy in mind but did not have a clue as to who to go to for the reconstruction. Dr Whitney Burrell came highly recommended by my surgeon. My oncologist was happy with my selection and put me in their caring hands. Dr Burrell is down-to-earth and no-nonsense – an approach that resonates well with me. I looked forward to my weekly visits during reconstruction. Her sunny personality brightened my day. I am now finished and very happy with the results. It is important to find a team of doctors that you feel comfortable with and believe in and that work well together as doctors. I believe it made my recovery so much easier. I highly recommend Dr Whitney Burrell for breast reconstruction surgery. She is a highly skilled and caring plastic surgeon. I also commend the support team Dr Burrell works with at South Bay Plastic Surgeons. They are well trained professionals. The staff works out of a suite of rooms that are nicely appointed, simple, clean, and efficiently organized. My office visits were very pleasant and comfortable as well as timely.
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Sep 8, 2018
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Lou at South Bay Plastic Surgeons made me feel so much better about myself. I have hated, the lines around my mouth, jawls (as I call them) and the lines at the top of my head. It's bothered me for years but I finally did something about it. She used fillers, and Botox to take away the aging I was feeling. I was just around several friends at a party and they said I looked so rested and younger looking, what was my secret??? The greatest thing is no one suspected I had Botox or fillers done. That's what made me so happy. I never wanted people thinking of me ......"OMG what did that lady do to her face". This was so natural looking, nothing drastic so my friends just thought I was taking better care of my skin. I can't thank Lou and the team at South Bay Plastic Surgeons for making me feel younger!
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Jun 11, 2018
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May 17, 2018
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Dr Burrel is a very talented surgeon and has such an amazing and positive vibe. I am truly grateful she was the one to do my reconstruction after my mastectomy in 2016. I highly recommend her and her team.
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Apr 13, 2018
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Dr Mewman is the best surgeon, you’re in the best hands! His beside manners are genuine and he truly cares for his patients. I don’t worry about my outcome because Dr Newman is the best of the best and really cares about his patients! He is helping me get my life back after my double mastectomy and I trust him completely! Thanks again for all you do not just for me but all your patience! 💗
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Dec 11, 2017
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Jul 26, 2017
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I cannot thank Dr. Newman and his wonderful staff enough for the amazing results from breast reconstruction after a double mastectomy. Dr. Newman is everything one would hope for in a doctor...kind, calm, answers any and all questions, and above all, his work is second to none. If you are looking for a top notch plastic surgeon in the South Bay, look no further.
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Mar 2, 2017
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Everyone there is pleasant and professional. Dr. Jewell is great!
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Feb 13, 2017
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Dr. Arnstein and Nurse Debbie are the best!!! That made me feel so special and more than just another patient. They genuine and caring. Can't wait to finish my body works, made me feel and look amazing!
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Mar 15, 2016
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Dr. Burrell is AMAZING! I wouldn't want anyone else helping me through turning my breast cancer journey into a positive one!
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Dec 10, 2015
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Doctor jewel was amazing
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Oct 28, 2015
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My experience with Dr. Michael Newman and the entire staff at South Bay Plastic Surgeons has been phenomenal from the first visit through my post op appointments! My journey began with a consult visit with Dr. Newman and Yvette, his Patient Care Coordinator. Dr. Newman asked several questions to understand my decision to have breast augmentation surgery and shared detailed information I needed to make the best decision for my body type and size preference. When he exited the fun began with Yvette providing me with a bra so we could determine my desired implant size, then on to 3D simulation imaging so I could somewhat envision the size I selected. Yvette was delightful, humorous, and answered all my questions without hesitation offering her opinion only if I asked. I even received a complimentary SBPS t-shirt...thanks guys! At the surgical center, Dr. Newman's bedside manner was gentle, encouraging, confident and very professional; consistent characteristics I've recognized throughout my pre and post op visits with him. And by the way, my surgery was a huge success, recovery uneventful, and my desired results achieved 100%!! Overall, I can't say enough positive comments about SBPS from the front office, medical assistants, patient coordinators, to my surgeon Dr. Newman. My surgery was in July and I continue to have the same positive experience with each post op visit. Thanks to each of you for making my very serious and personal decision to have breast augmentation surgery one of the best decisions I've ever made!
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Jul 17, 2015
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This was definitely as good as it gets. Before I went to SBPS I did a bunch of research on who and where I wanted to get my breast augmentation done by, I also work in a hospital and every person I came across gave me Dr. Newman's name to go and get a consultation with him and so I did. It was the best choice i could of made. He was absolutely amazing in every way, he was extremely helpful and made me feel comfortable every time I saw him. I was a B cup before going into surgery we agreed on a mutual size and put in 475cc, I went in feeling extremely comfortable with the size and came out of the surgery feeling even more confident then before. I have always been an athlete and my weight fluctuates pretty often so I had a little asymmetry going into the surgery and the implants completely fixed it for me. I would recommend Dr. Newman to anyone and everyone because he truly is the best at what he does, he looks for the best interest of the patients health and well being and will give you nothing but honest opinions and help you along your beauty makeover. I hope many of you find this as helpful in your decision.
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Dec 17, 2014
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This group has excellent Plastic Surgeons coupled with caring staff. I personally manage a lot of their pathology cases from their office and Surgery Center; extremely easy to manage. Great Work!!! Josh (Bio-Path)
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Aug 12, 2014
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I know all the Dr's are amazing .. but, I'm a Dr. Spenler girl!! I am in the midst of my reconstruction surgery with him and he is doing am awesome job on my reconstruction! ! Thank you Dr. Spenler for taking your time with me and always making me feel like all my questions are answered and explained fully. 🙂
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Jun 17, 2014
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Dr. Newman was my fifth and final consult for a breast augmentation. When I met him, I knew he was someone who was trustworthy, knowledgeable, honest, and competent. He's got extensive training with doctors who've innovated breast augmentation surgery. I've gone to four doctors in Beverly Hills and they do not hold up to Dr. Newman's professionalism. His pricing is very competitive and there's a lot of options regarding where you can get your procedure done. His staff is wonderful and registration was an easy process. There's no tricks, no gimmicks. What he says is what you really can expect. I've had some apprehension with other doctors I've seen but Dr. Newman made me feel so much at ease. I'm so excited to schedule my surgery!
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Feb 1, 2014
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I LOVE SBPS! Dr. Newman took wonderful care of me after my breast cancer diagnosis-I was TOTALLY satisfied & amazed with his numerous reconstruction surgeries for me, as well as his kind and caring concern & response to my needs. I am now blessed to be cancer free & use the other wonderful services SBPS offer! I HIGHLY recommend them, they are awesome and I am forever grateful for their care. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
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Oct 25, 2013
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Dr. Newman, Very understanding plastic surgeon. Great person to have as a doctor!
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Sep 12, 2013
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Dr. Jewel is the best...I am five years Breast Cancer free and my reconstruction she did was fabulous...I still get compliments on my Tram Flap procedure! Thank you Dr. Jewel and Dr. Lavia!
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Sep 1, 2012
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I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had opted for a double mastectomy. I was given the name of Dr. Newman for reconstructive surgery. I was frightened, and worried. I wasn't sure what to expect or what was entailed. Upon arrival at his office, I was greeted with a warm smile, his office is soothing and I found Dr. Newman to be calm and compassionate. Dr. Newman did the reconstruction, and follow up surgeries. Still unsure of the outcome, I was a bit wary. Treatment of breast cancer can be a long process. Over the course of time, and many office visits, I was always greeted with a warm smile, and always kindness from his staff. Dr. Newman never made me feel rushed or in a hurry. Every step of the process was explained in detail. I was quite surprised how natural my results were. I feel great, I thought I would feel self conscience about my appearance, and was worried about scarring. I have very minimal scars and am so grateful for my outcome. I feel so blessed to have come through this whole process without fear, and I have Dr. Newman and his staff to thank for my easy journey.
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Dec 23, 2010
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I had a lower facelift done. Dr Newman and his staff were not only knowledgable and experienc but were kind and compassionate. Dr Newman knew what results I wanted more than I even did. Could not recommend him and all the wonderful people he works with more
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I had a gift certificate to get a facial and it was so nice. They really told me alot about my face and how to take care of it. The staff was so knowledgable and nice.

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

Depending on the nature of your job, plan to take 2 to 3 weeks off work after the surgery.

While each patient’s recovery is unique, these general guidelines can help enhance the healing process.

  • Preparation: Fill your prescriptions ahead of time, make sure you have support from a family member or friend available at all times during the first few days following the surgery, and prepare meals that can be frozen. Arrange for child care if you have small children.
  • Don’t overdo it: Trying to do too much, too soon, can actually result in a longer recovery time. It’s important to get up and walk around, but don’t do much more than that for the first 2 to 3 weeks, even if you feel up for it.
  • Communication: If you have concerns or feel that something isn’t quite right, contact our office. Our staff can provide answers or schedule a follow-up appointment if necessary.

Can a mommy makeover include facial procedures?

A mommy makeover can be a great opportunity to undergo a facial procedure, too. If you’ve been considering rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, or another option for facial rejuvenation, you may be able to add it to your mommy makeover. Our doctors offer guidance during your decision-making process to help you understand which combination of procedures will create a beautiful, lasting, and safe result.

If you have any questions about mommy makeover surgery at our Torrance practice, request a consultation online, or call South Bay Plastic Surgeons at (310) 784-0644 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.

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