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Dr. Joshua Kreithen and Dr. Marc Salzman: The Sarasota Mommy Makeover Specialists

After having children, many women are eager to restore the appearance of their bodies to feel like themselves again. If this sounds like you, Dr. Joshua Kreithen and Dr. Marc Salzman can help. Dr. Kreithen and Dr. Marc Salzman are specialists in cosmetic body procedures, particularly mommy makeover surgery. 

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover addresses the areas of the body that have been altered by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding — typically the stomach, hips, and/or breasts. A mommy makeover is a highly customized combination of procedures that are performed all at once to minimize recovery time and maximize convenience. Mommy makeover procedures most commonly include a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast surgery such as augmentation, lift, or reduction.  

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Do I have to be a mommy to have a mommy makeover?

No, you don’t have to be a mommy to enjoy the benefits of a mommy makeover. While the procedure targets the areas that are most commonly associated with pregnancy and childbirth—loose skin on the abdomen, stubborn fat, and sagging breasts—these issues are not exclusive to mommies. These problems can also affect an individual who has lost a significant amount of excess weight, and a mommy makeover might be ideal for a patient in this situation. During your consultation, Dr. Kreithen or Dr. Salzman will discuss with you which procedure will be best for your specific needs. He is highly experienced with weight loss patients. 

Before & After

Planning your mommy makeover surgery

The first step in getting a mommy makeover is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kreithen or Dr. Salzman. During this important first meeting, Dr. Kreithen or Dr. Salzman will discuss your medical history, perform a physical exam, and listen closely to your concerns and expectations. Your initial consultation also makes it possible to determine the estimated cost of the procedure, which can vary from case to case. Dr. Kreithen and Dr. Salzman will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to achieve the best and longest-lasting results possible.

Mommy makeover surgical details

Depending on the complexity of your mommy makeover, the procedure may require an overnight stay. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and may last several hours. During surgery, Dr. Kreithen or Dr. Salzman may utilize abdominoplasty, where abdominal muscles are tightened and excess fat and skin are removed. Your mommy makeover may also include liposuction, in which fat deposits are suctioned out through a hollow tube (cannula) inserted through strategically placed incisions in the skin. These procedures may also be combined with breast surgery, which may involve breast augmentation and/or a breast lift. Once your specific treatment plan has been determined, Dr. Kreithen or Dr. Salzman will be able to give you a better idea of the step-by-step surgical process.


The recovery period following a mommy makeover procedure may last up to eight weeks; however, the length of recovery greatly depends on the extent of the surgery and how many cosmetic procedures are being combined. Dr. Kreithen, Dr. Marc Salzman, and their experienced medical staff will provide you with detailed follow-up care and post-surgical instructions to help your recovery go as smoothly as possible.

As with any surgery, discomfort should be expected post-surgery. This may last for about a week, and it may take up to two weeks before you can drive. It’s a good idea to schedule your mommy makeover around a time when you can have a friend or family member assist you for a couple of weeks, especially if you have children.    


The results of a mommy makeover generally become apparent over time as the swelling and bruising subsides. Dr. Kreithen and Dr. Salzman are top body contouring specialists in Florida who have been serving Sarasota and Tampa patients for many years. In addition to mommy makeovers and body sculpting procedures, Dr. Kreithen and Dr. Salzman also offer facial rejuvenation, including blepharoplasty and minimally invasive anti-aging treatments such as Botox® and dermal fillers. Rejuvenating treatments such as these often go very well with a mommy makeover. 

Candidates for a mommy makeover

If you’re considering a mommy makeover in the Sarasota and Tampa area, it may be the perfect procedure for you—even if you’re not a mommy. The best candidates for a mommy makeover:

  • Have undergone pregnancy, breastfeeding, childbirth, or excessive weight loss and have been left with loose skin and/or deflation of the breasts
  • Are you finished with pregnancies and breastfeeding
  • Are close to their goal body weight
  • Want a dramatic improvement all at once
  • Are non-smoking and generally healthy
  • Understand what the procedure can accomplish
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Mommy makeover in Sarasota and Tampa from Holcomb-Kreithen Plastic Surgery & MedSpa

Why choose Holcomb-Kreithen Plastic Surgery & MedSpa for your mommy makeover? Dr. Joshua Kreithen is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a specialist in the area of cosmetic body procedures — particularly with mommy makeovers and weight loss patients.

Plastic surgery is our main focus at HKPS, and we have privileges at local hospitals to accommodate patients needing general anesthesia and/or overnight stays. (We also have a state-of-the-art, AAAASF-certified outpatient surgical facility.) We provide comprehensive plastic surgery of the face, nose, breast, and body, and our center is a one-stop shop for all things aesthetic. Besides being a gifted surgeons, Dr. Kreithen and Dr. Salzman are also artists who will deliver beautiful results. If you are in the Sarasota and Tampa area and are interested in restoring your body with a mommy makeover, contact us for a consultation.

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