Mommy Makeover in Charlotte

Ready to feel great about your body again? A mommy makeover can help you get back the firm, youthful body—and self-confidence—you had before you had children with only one recovery period. And the changes you make are up to you—we’ll listen and work together to design your personalized body sculpting treatment plan.

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Personalized Procedures

A mommy makeover is a personalized set of procedures that focuses on restoring your body back to its pre-baby shape or achieving the shape you’ve always wanted. Common goals are to restore breast shape and fullness, tighten loose abdominal muscles, remove excess skin and reduce unwanted fat deposits through water-assisted liposuction. These changes help you feel better about yourself and give you a positive self-image can benefit you and your family.

What is a Mommy Makeover 360?

A mommy makeover 360 is a highly effective way to restore a person’s body to their beautiful pre-pregnancy shape or better. It is the combination of multiple procedures, most commonly body and breast procedures, that correct distortions that commonly result from pregnancy. The goal is to feel beautiful at any age.

Quick Facts

Combination Approach

Mommy makeovers often combine breast enhancement (with or without implants), liposuction, & tummy tuck surgery. Combining procedures allows you to see your desired changes all at once, which can be a huge confidence-booster

Normal Recovery

Mommy makeover recovery typically is not much different than that after a single procedure, such as a tummy tuck


Mommy makeovers costs in Charlotte vary depending on your unique procedure plan; typically prices range from $10,000 to $30,000.

It wasn’t until after I stopped nursing that I really looked at my breasts.

My once small but perky breasts had become a little flatter…a little droopier. To be honest, they looked a little sad, especially compared to the rest of my body.

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Dr. Ditesheim’s Approach to Mommy Makeovers

Each mommy makeover in Charlotte is unique to the individual and no two mommy makeovers are exactly alike.

Some of our patients want larger, fuller breasts than they had before, while others are happy with their breasts but want to address sagging skin on their bellies.

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Procedure #1: Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a procedure that adds volume to the breasts to restore shape and enhance the appearance. Saline or silicone implants are the two types of implants used for breast augmentation, although fat transfer can also be used in some cases.

Breast implants are very safe, but as foreign entities to the body, have certain risks. The scar to place the implants can be easily hidden within the breast fold, around the areola, or even in the armpit in some cases.

Procedure #2: High Definition Liposuction

High Definition Liposuction is an advanced technique that sculpts the body with intention, unlike traditional liposuction with only focuses on removing excess fat. Like a sculptor, Dr. Ditesheim selectively removes fat from both the deep and superficial layers to create a precise shape and enhance muscle definition. To do this shaping, the patient is rotated several times to address the full circumference of a woman’s body. Fat that is removed can be used for augmenting the buttocks or the breasts.

Procedure #3: Tummy Tuck

tummy tuck is a procedure that firms, tones, and contours the abdomen. Also called an abdominoplasty, it does this by removing loose skin and excess fat as well as tightening midline abdominal muscles.

The inner (fascial) layer is stretched during pregnancy, but unlike skin, does not have the elasticity to contract. Surgically tightening the inner core layer to a normal tone is important in supporting the back and restoring a flat tummy.

Why Do Breasts Lose Shape After Pregnancy?

After pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breasts stay enlarged for months, and the skin stretches. When milk production stops, the breast glands shrink. The combination of stretched skin and loss of volume causes the breast to appear flat and lose the round, pre-baby body shape. When the skin above the nipple has stretched, the nipple will land at a lower position. When the skin of the lower pole stretches, the breast sags. For many women, stretched skin makes the nipple lower than ideal and to have a majority of skin hanging below the breast crease.

Breast deflation can be corrected with either breast implants or fat grafts. This is fat taken from another part of the body and transplanted to the breast to restore volume. Two breast surgeries can help rejuvenate the appearance of the breasts, breast augmentation and breast lift. These procedures can also be combined for a more customized mommy makeover result.

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What Does the Tummy Tuck Scar Look Like? Can it be Hidden?

It is very important to design the incisions so that the final scars can be hidden. Ideally, we are trying to create an hourglass shape with waist definition being the narrowest part. In many mommy makeover patients, prior to surgery, their torsos have a squareness, appearing equally long as wide. After, the waist is defined, and by flattening the tummy the torso or abdomen appears to have a beautiful proportion.

When the tummy tuck is designed, the excess skin is marked for removal. But more important is leaving enough skin so that the final scar has no tension and can sit very low on the body, just at the pubic edge. If the scar is placed too high, the torso will be unintentionally made shorter. The tummy tuck scar should follow the natural crease between the abdomen and the thighs. In this sense, it is very easily concealable in most underwear and bathing suits.

What Will the Belly Button Look Like After a Tummy Tuck?

The only scar the patient will show in a bikini is around the belly button. Dr. Ditesheim designs this incision with extreme attention to detail and avoids putting any tension on the site when suturing. If there is tightness on the scar it will widen or contract rather than being hidden. There should be a central “section” of the tummy with a natural depression around the belly button. For the belly button to look natural, there must be three-dimensional planning on the part of the surgeon. This is one more reason to trust only board-certified plastic surgeons, and those with extensive experience performing mommy makeover Charlotte.

State-of-the-art, on-site surgical suite located in Charlotte, North Carolina

Our suite is certified with the highest level of accreditation by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF).

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Jeffrey A. Ditesheim, MD, FACS


Charlotte, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey A. Ditesheim is a highly accomplished, board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence. In choosing a plastic surgeon, you want to be completely confident that your procedure will be performed with advanced surgical skills and true artistry. Dr. Ditesheim has an impeccable reputation in Charlotte, North Carolina and beyond, drawing discerning patients to his exclusive clinic in Ballantyne.

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Why Dr. Ditesheim?

Cosmetic surgery is about you, not a procedure. That’s why Dr. Ditesheim approaches things differently. You’ll never hear him say you “need” a procedure. He’ll go over all of your options; you choose how to proceed. And this approach works! Just ask our happy patients.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Ditesheim has a reputation as a perfectionist and is adamant about helping you achieve your goals with results that enhance your natural beauty.

When you choose Dr. Ditesheim, you get:

  • A board certified plastic surgeon with 20+ years of experience
  • Incredible support; the same medical team cares for you throughout the process
  • Imaging technology & sizing that lets you preview your results with accuracy—what you see is what you get
  • Privacy & safety of a fully accredited, on-site surgical facility

Our goal here at Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery is to help you make your desired improvements, not to achieve someone else’s “ideal.” In other words, a mommy makeover is a customized package made specifically for you be it surgical options as well as non-surgical treatments.

It wasn’t until after I stopped nursing that I really looked at my breasts.

My once small but perky breasts had become a little flatter…a little droopier. To be honest, they looked a little sad, especially compared to the rest of my body.

beautiful young woman in sunglasses and white bikini, standing on a bridge smiling

We help you get the look you want

Have you recently had a baby and want to recover your pre-pregnancy figure? A mommy makeover can help you reclaim the youthful shape you enjoyed before your pregnancy.

At Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey A. Ditesheim can answer your frequently asked questions about mommy makeovers to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident about moving forward with cosmetic surgery.

What is a mommy makeover?

The mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to help rejuvenate your body in a way that brings out the best in your figure. These procedures most often include breast enhancement and body contouring. However, each woman’s concerns are different, so Dr. Ditesheim’s primary focus is on working with you to find the best approach to help meet your personal goals.

Am I a candidate?

There are many factors that go into determining whether you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Typically women who have decided not to have more children will be better candidates, as results will likely be maintained longer without another pregnancy. However, due to the customizable nature of the mommy makeover, almost any woman who feels uncomfortable with the shape of her body after pregnancy may be a good candidate, as long as she’s in good physical and mental health. It’s a good idea to wait at least 6 months since you’ve had your baby or after weaning, and to have reached and maintained your pre-pregnancy weight for several months before getting a mommy makeover.

What is included in the mommy makeover?

The procedures that will be performed in your mommy makeover will depend on your personal needs and goals.nnBreast augmentation can restore volume to deflated breasts, or boost your cup size for a curvier look.nA breast lift may be best for those women whose breasts sit low or have taken on a saggy, droopy appearance. In some cases, a breast lift can be combined with implants for breasts that are higher, firmer and shapelier.nA tummy tuck repairs separated abdominal muscles and removes stretched-out belly skin for a slimmer midsection.nLiposuction can fine-tune specific problem spots like the muffin top, love handles, and inner or outer thighs.nNonsurgical treatments like chemical peels and facials or BOTOX® can help your complexion look younger and more refreshed.nDr. Ditesheim will talk with you about your appearance concerns to better understand which cosmetic treatments should give you the best possible results.

Does having more procedures mean a longer recovery time?

While a mommy makeover may sound intimidating due to the number of procedures that may be performed at once, recovery time is often about the same as it would be for a single procedure. The length of the surgery will depend on which procedures you decide to have, but often takes between 2 to 5 hours. Mommy makeovers are typically performed on an outpatient basis, so you should be able to return home shortly after the surgery is done.

What should I expect after my mommy makeover?

Dr. Ditesheim will give you detailed post-op instructions to help ensure that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. You may have a hard time moving around comfortably immediately after your mommy makeover, but should be able to resume your normal activities by a few weeks later. Results vary depending on the specific procedures performed, but overall you should enjoy a rejuvenated appearance with improvements that specifically addressed your post-pregnancy concerns.

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