Mommy Makeover

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Tijuana, Mexico

A mommy makeover is a customizable combination of plastic surgery procedures to help you restore the body you had pre-pregnancy. Depending on the parts of the body you would like to enhance, the mommy makeover can offer full-body rejuvenation that eliminates sagging, unwanted fat, and stretch marks that came about during pregnancy and after childbirth.

The comprehensive makeover may include a breast lift with implants, a tummy tuck, and liposuction with fat transfer to the buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift) to refine your contours further. With Dr. Manuel Gutierrez Romero, you can collaborate to create a unique treatment plan that may include one or more surgeries, either at different times or within the same procedure. With this customizable transformation, you can once again feel confident in your curves and regain a sense of youthful attractiveness.

At the Cosmetic Surgery & Bariatric Surgery Center in Tijuana, you can begin your mommy makeover journey. No matter your particular concerns, Dr. Manuel Gutierrez will consider your unique needs to present you with the most effective, safest method of attaining the results you desire.

If you are looking for the best mommy makeover experience possible with a skilled, attentive surgeon, call our practice at (619) 572-8981 if you are from the USA, or call (664) 607-3377 if you are located in Mexico. You can also inquire about our procedures online, Dr. Gutierrez’s patient coordinators will be happy to help you schedule your appointment at your earliest convenience.

Mommy Makeover Procedures

Tummy Tuck

The changes that come with pregnancy can truly change your sense of satisfaction with your body. For one, the pressure of carrying a baby can stretch the abdominal skin and muscles so much that only surgery can correct it. When the abdominal muscles separate, it can create a bulge that will not recede with diet or exercise. If you feel that you have this condition- called diastasis recti- you may feel uncomfortable with the contours of your midsection. In these situations, a tummy tuck can recreate a flat stomach that you can feel proud to flaunt.

For this procedure, Dr. Manuel Gutierrez will assess the amount of lax skin and pinchable fat that you have in the area to determine incision size. He will make the main tummy tuck incision from hip to hip directly above the pubic area, allowing the remaining scar to remain well-hidden beneath a bathing suit or just under a waistband. From this incision, he will remove excess fat and repair the muscles with internal sutures so that they heal in a tighter position. For more extensive tummy tucks, he may need to make an incision surrounding the navel to be able to remove excess skin around it. Not only can this procedure correct post-pregnancy “pooch”, but the muscle repair aspect of the procedure can even help women reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence, an issue that often develops after experiencing childbirth. (1)

Breast Lift

In addition to pregnancy, breastfeeding can radically affect breast contours. You may notice that your breasts appear more stretched and aged due to the dramatic enlargement during pregnancy and sudden reduction in size during lactation. In the breasts, only a type of connective tissue called Cooper’s ligaments suspends them on the chest wall, so any volume change can drastically change elasticity, fullness, and elevation. With a breast lift, Dr. Manuel Gutierrez can bring back the fullness and youthful skin of your breasts with minimal scarring that will fade significantly over a few months.

For this procedure, Dr. Manuel Gutierrez will change the positioning of the breast mound and modify the size of the areolas, if necessary. Depending on your situation, he may perform the breast lift using one of three techniques. He may use “lollipop” incisions that follow around the outline of each nipple and descend to the lower crease of the breast or “anchor” incisions that do the same, but with an added incision line along the lower crease- forming an anchor shape. For less severe skin laxity, he may only need to make an incision around each areola. A breast lift may make your breasts appear smaller due to the process of repositioning the mounds to a more flattering placement on the chest, but overall, Dr. Gutierrez will preserve breast volume.

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Manuel Gutierrez can augment breast size using smooth, cohesive silicone gel implants. For this surgery, he will take time to understand the breast proportions you would like to achieve. He will ensure that you are properly informed about the pros and cons of each type of implant and what will work best for your body. Implant material, profile (the amount the implant projects from the chest wall), shape, texture, and placement are all considered vital parts of the surgical plan.

Dr. Gutierrez can insert the implants via periareolar incisions around the areolas or inframammary incisions within the breast fold. A few days into your recovery, Dr. Gutierrez will remove the initial dressings and prescribe a surgical bra to offer support for the breasts as they continue to heal over the next few weeks. The scarring around the areolas tends to diminish quicker and seemingly dissolves into the naturally darker skin, while inframammary crease incisions can be easily hidden by the breasts themselves.


Liposuction is a minimally invasive fat removal procedure in which Dr. Manuel Gutierrez will only need to make an incision about a centimeter or less to suction away stubborn fat. It can contour numerous areas of the body, including the abdomen, flanks, arms, and thighs. To make the procedure as safe and optimal as possible, he will administer tumescent fluid into the treatment area to allow the fat tissue to separate from vital lymph vessels, blood vessels, and other connective tissues. This solution will also constrict blood vessels to eliminate blood loss while also numbing the area to mitigate post-procedure discomfort. After this solution settles in, Dr. Gutierrez will insert a long, suction device just under the skin, sculpting slimmer contours in the area. For liposuction, surgeons can perform successful and safe procedures using either local or general anesthesia. (2) The method of anesthesia will depend on the nature and the extent of your procedure. Dr. Gutierrez can perform liposuction on any part of the body with pinchable fat.

Brazilian Butt Lift

By combining a Brazilian butt lift with other procedures as part of a mommy makeover, patients can achieve a comprehensive transformation of their bodies, targeting multiple areas of concern simultaneously. Fat grafting to the buttocks involves Dr. Manuel Gutierrez extracting fat from donor sites using liposuction and injecting it directly into the buttocks to achieve more significant volume and shaping. His precise technique ensures balanced and symmetrical results, improving overall aesthetic harmony. Each of Dr. Gutierrrez’s BBL procedures is personalized to address patients’ specific goals, ensuring a tailored outcome that complements their unique body shape.

Personal Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Manuel Gutierrez, you will be able to speak about your cosmetic issues, and he will evaluate these areas to help you find the most effective solution for your needs. After carefully assessing the contours you would like to improve, he will discuss his recommendations, ensuring that you are informed of the pros and cons of each. A mommy makeover is a highly personalized plan, so it can involve several of the procedures mentioned above. Dr. Gutierrez will be sure to inform you of everything involved with the procedure/s you are interested in, explaining the preparation steps, the aftercare needed, and the final results.

To get started feeling amazing in your body, we invite you to schedule a mommy makeover consultation at our Tijuana office online or call us at (619) 572-8981 (USA) or (664) 607-3377 (Mexico). Our patient coordinators will help you find a consultation date that works well with your schedule.

Cost of a Mommy Makeover in Tijuana

The cost of your mommy makeover will depend on your chosen procedures, surgical fees, anesthesia fees, and the extent of your procedure/s. Dr. Manuel Gutierrez will give you a total cost estimate during your first appointment at our practice.

As a facility in Tijuana, Mexico, we have affordable surgeries that are only a fraction of the cost of an American establishment. Still, Dr. Gutierrez prides himself in quality work and is considered to be a highly reputable surgeon who has served thousands of patients from around the world. If you would like to review other options that Dr. Gutierrez specializes in, please visit our website’s blog.


What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a customized combination of cosmetic surgical procedures aimed at rejuvenating the body after childbirth. It typically involves procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast lift, though other procedures may be added according to the wishes of the patient.

Can I have more children after undergoing a mommy makeover?

While it is technically possible to have children after a mommy makeover, it is generally recommended to undergo the procedure when you no longer plan on having more children. Pregnancy and childbirth after a mommy makeover can compromise the results achieved.

Can a mommy makeover be customized?

Absolutely! Dr. Manuel Gutierrez understands the importance of personalized treatment plans and will work closely with you to tailor a mommy makeover that addresses your unique concerns and helps you achieve your desired aesthetic enhancements.

How long will it take for me to see the final results of my mommy makeover?

Every patient’s recovery varies, but most individuals can expect to see noticeable improvements within several weeks following their mommy makeover. However, for optimal healing and complete resolution of swelling, it can take several months or up to one year to see the full and final results.


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