Mommy Makeover

Reclaim Your Youthful Body After Pregnancy


Mothers do a wondrous thing when they bring a baby into this world, but the nine-month process can take its toll on a woman’s body. Pregnancy can lead to stretching of the skin, weakness of abdominal muscles, and increased fat deposits. The breasts can also be affected as some women lose volume, the skin loosens, and the breasts start to sag. A variety of procedures are available to give mothers back their shape they had prior to their pregnancy. Some of the Mommy Makeover procedures offered by Dr. Liszka can restore your figure to it’s pre-pregnancy form.

Mommy Makeover Surgery Procedures

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Following a pregnancy, some women may lose volume in their breasts which will call for a breast enhancement. In other instances, breasts will begin to sag and the solution then becomes a breast lift. Both procedures are safe and allows your breasts to retain their pre-pregnancy form. Breasts are often one of the most problematic areas in post-pregnancy. With the help of Dr. Liszka, your breasts of yesterday do not have to be a thing of the past.

Tummy Tuck
It is no secret that having kids can do a lot of damage to a woman’s body. The skin and muscles of the tummy are stretched out leaving behind unsightly stretch marks, sagging skin, and a bulge from muscle weakness. Many mothers become self-conscious of the way this looks. A tummy tuck can do the trick of ridding you of the unwanted after-effects of pregnancy. Sometimes, diet and exercise is just not enough.

Hips and Thighs
Weight is put on during pregnancy and some of the problem weight remains in the hip and thigh areas. This is a problem for many mothers, even some of the most dedicated ones who eat right and exercise regularly. The solution lies in liposuction around the hip and thigh areas.

Personalized Procedures

Patients can pick and choose which procedures they would like to incorporate to their Mommy Makeover. Each procedure is individualized to fit each patient’s needs and often involves a combination that best suits their desired results. General anesthesia is used during most Mommy Makeover procedures so patients do not have to worry about being awake to experience any pain or unpleasantness. Exact procedure times differ according to what operations each individual chooses.

The Recovery Process

Since there is a variety of procedures involved with a Mommy Makeover, Dr. Liszka will advise you how long your recovery will take. Recovery times tend to be a little longer with multiple procedures done at the same operative setting. Walking is acceptable, although duties should remain light. No strenuous exercise is allowed the first two weeks. It usually takes up to six to eight weeks for women to “feel normal” and return to doing everything they could before a Mommy Makeover.

Mommy Makeover Essentials To Know

If you are considering a Mommy Makeover, make sure you allow enough time off of work or have assistance around the home to allow for proper recovery. It is also wise to wait to have surgery until you are done having children because another pregnancy could undo everything you will achieve with your Mommy Makeover. It also helps to work on your body before choosing a Mommy Makeover with proper diet and exercise. Women with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 serve as ideal candidates. A healthy lifestyle is recommended after Mommy Makeover procedures to maintain your results.

The ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover includes women who are finished having children. Future pregnancies could wind up undoing all that was accomplished with a Mommy Makeover. See Mommy Makeover Pictures of procedures completed by Dr. Liszka and Ballantyne Plastic Surgery.

Ballantyne Plastic Surgery
14135 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

March 18,2020

To Our Patients,

The Surgeon General, the CDC, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have all recommended delaying or postponing elective surgery and medically non essential patient visits during the Covid 19 pandemic as we anticipate an unprecedented strain on our Healthcare System. The Novant Healthcare System has cancelled/rescheduled all elective operations beginning 3/18/2020. They have not given a date when they anticipate opening their operating rooms for elective surgery and we will be monitoring that closely. Also, the CDC and Federal Government have recommended limiting social interactions to try to slow the spread of disease. For that reason Ballantyne Plastic Surgery will be operating on an extremely limited basis for the next two weeks or longer and only be seeing patients for medically necessary reasons. This is defined as patients whose health would be negatively affected if they are not seen. This will apply mainly to patients in the early post operative period. As of March 18, 2020 the following applies to Ballantyne Plastic Surgery:

  1.  All elective surgery is being cancelled and will later be rescheduled when the  operating rooms are open for elective procedures. Every effort will be made to accommodate your scheduling desires.
  2.  All medically non-essential patient visits will be rescheduled for a minimum of 2 weeks or however long the CDC and other governing agencies deem essential to limit the spread of Covid 19. This includes:
          a. All new patient consults
          b. All dermal filler and neuromodulator (botox) patients
          c. All aesthetic services (laser, skin pen, peels, etc.)
          d. All long term post surgical follow up patients unless there is a problem requiring immediate intervention
  3. Dr Liszka will determine who will be seen during this time period and you will be notified as to your appointment date. You also may call the office to discuss whether you need to be seen during this time

All of us at Ballantyne Plastic Surgery are very sorry to have to implement the above protocol for our practice and the impact it makes on our patient’s schedule and lives. This is an unprecedented medical problem and requires extreme measures. We believe this is necessary and in the best interest of our patients, staff, community, and country.


Thomas G. Liszka, M.D.
Ballantyne Plastic Surgery
(704) 295-0777

Practice Policy Regarding Covid 19

Ballantyne Plastic Surgery is open for consultations, follow up appointments , and selected services. Our commitment to our patients is to provide excellent care in the safest possible environment. We have implemented protocols recommended by the CDC, North Carolina Medical Board, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons regarding Covid 19 precautions. We are requiring all patients to wear a mask for admittance to our office, answer screening questions, and have their temperature checked. We are also timing appointments to allow for social distancing. We appreciate your trust and consider it a privilege to provide care for all your aesthetic needs. Please call for an appointment or if you have questions regarding our practice during these difficult times.