Mommy Makeovers are a rising trend, but what is a mommy makeover, and why do women consider them? To answer these questions this week, Dr Lycka is joined by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr Ed Miranda from San Francisco to discuss combining cosmetic surgery procedures to help women regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. Changes to skin, stretch-marks and the abdomen during pregnancy can be corrected with the Mommy Makeover, a combination of surgical techniques such as the tummy tuck, breast-lift or reduction and liposuction aimed at reducing the physical impact of pregnancy. Dr Miranda covers a range of topics from how soon to consider surgery after giving birth, contra-indications and when surgery is the only answer. Latest treatments and new developments are explained as well as how to prevent or reduce negative body changes during pregnancy. Dr Miranda’s sympathetic approach incorporates encouraging lifestyle changes to enhance surgical results, with the emphasis on realistic expectations.