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Transform Your Post-Baby Body With Mommy Makeover

Motherhood is a beautiful journey, but it often brings about changes in a woman’s body that may impact her self-confidence. 

The Mommy Makeover is a comprehensive cosmetic solution designed to help women regain their pre-pregnancy bodies and boost their self-esteem. This combination of surgical procedures addresses various concerns, including breast changes, abdominal issues, and stubborn pockets of fat. 

In Cyprus, plastic surgeon Dr. Demetris Stavrou performs Mommy Makeovers tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals, delivering safe, natural-looking, and beautiful results.

What is It?

A Mommy Makeover is a holistic approach to body rejuvenation that combines multiple cosmetic procedures to help women regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. 

Mommy Makeovers might consist of breast augmentation or breast lift to enhance the breasts, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to remove excess abdominal skin and fat while tightening the underlying muscles, and liposuction to target stubborn pockets of fat in areas like the thighs, hips, or flanks.

While a Mommy Makeover can provide significant improvements in a woman’s appearance and self-esteem, it’s essential for patients to have realistic expectations, as it may not completely reverse all the changes brought about by pregnancy and childbirth. 

Each Mommy Makeover is tailored to the individual, offering customized solutions to help women feel more confident in their post-pregnancy bodies.

Common Procedures For A Mommy Makeover

The most common procedures included in a Mommy Makeover are the following:
  • Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift: Enhances breast size and shape and corrects sagging.
  • Tummy Tuck: Removes excess abdominal skin and fat, tightening the underlying muscles for a flatter stomach.
  • Liposuction: Targets stubborn pockets of fat in various areas to contour the body.
  • Thigh Lift: It is an effective treatment for diet-resistant fat pockets, relaxed skin, and dimpling on the upper thighs.
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation (Labiaplasty): Aims to reduce the vulva’s inner tissues so that they become symmetrical with the outer part of the female genitals.
  • Arm Lift: Tightens loose skin and removes excess fat between the underarm (armpit) and elbow.


Mommy makeover plastic surgery helps women regain their pre-pregnancy bodies, boosting both their appearance and self-assurance.
  • Full-Body Transformation: Mommy Makeovers provide a comprehensive transformation by addressing multiple concerns in a single surgical session.
  • Enhanced Body Proportions: Mommy Makeovers aim to restore balance and proportions to the body, helping patients achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated look.
  • Increased Confidence: These procedures boost self-esteem by helping women feel more confident in their post-pregnancy bodies.
  • Tailored Plastic Surgery: Mommy Makeovers can be customized to each patient’s unique needs, addressing specific concerns.
  • Long-Lasting Results: While results may vary, Mommy Makeover outcomes are typically long-lasting, providing enduring aesthetic improvements.
  • Reduced Downtime: Combining procedures into a single surgery can reduce overall downtime compared to having each procedure separately.
  • Reduced Cost: Combining multiple procedures into one surgery can be cost-effective compared to undergoing each procedure separately.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Many people who visit the EIPS clinics in Nicosia and Limassol ask Dr. Stavrou, “Is a Mommy Makeover right for me?”

To be an ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover means you are in good physical and mental health, maintain a stable weight, and have realistic expectations about what results this surgery type can achieve. 

Moreover, candidates should be willing to follow post-operative instructions, including proper rest, wound care, and lifestyle adjustments during the recovery period.


Preparing for a Mommy Makeover involves several steps to ensure a safe and successful outcome.
  1. Consultation: Schedule a thorough consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stavrou, who specializes in Mommy Makeovers. During this meeting, discuss your goals, expectations, medical history, and any questions or concerns you may have. The surgeon will evaluate your candidacy and recommend the most suitable procedures to address your needs.
  2. Medical Evaluation: Undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation to assess your overall health. Your surgeon may request blood tests, electrocardiograms, or other assessments to ensure you are in good physical condition for surgery.
  3. Lifestyle Adjustments: If you smoke, it’s essential to quit well in advance of the surgery. Smoking can impair healing and increase the risk of complications. Additionally, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine can contribute to better surgical outcomes.
  4. Prepare Your Home: Create a comfortable and safe recovery space in your home. Stock up on essential supplies, including prescribed medications, clean bandages, loose-fitting clothing, and healthy meals that are easy to prepare.
  5. Follow Pre-Operative Instructions: Your surgeon will provide specific pre-operative instructions, such as fasting before surgery, showering with a special antibacterial soap, and refraining from eating and drinking after midnight on the day of the procedure.
  6. Arrange Childcare: If you have young children, arrange for their care and supervision during the initial days of your recovery. You may need help with childcare responsibilities as you heal.
  7. Emotional Preparation: Be mentally prepared for the recovery process, which may include temporary discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Having realistic expectations and a positive mindset can contribute to a smoother recovery experience.
  8. Final Consultation: Schedule a final pre-operative consultation with your surgeon to review your surgical plan, address any last-minute concerns, and ensure that all preparations are in place.

Recovery & Aftercare

Recovery times vary depending on the extent of procedures performed. Patients should follow post-operative instructions for optimal healing. It may take several weeks or months for the final results to become fully visible. Here is what to expect during the recovery period and how to care for yourself afterward:

Immediate Post-Operative Period: After surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area to awaken from anesthesia. Surgical dressings and compression garments will help minimize swelling and support the healing process. You may experience some discomfort, pain, and grogginess during the initial hours.

Hospital Stay (if applicable): Depending on the extent of your procedures, you may need to stay in the hospital for a brief period.

Pain Management: Pain and discomfort are common during the early stages of recovery. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medications to alleviate discomfort. Follow the prescribed dosage and schedule.

Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising are expected after surgery. Applying ice packs to the affected areas can help reduce these symptoms. Keep your head elevated while resting to minimize facial and upper body swelling.

Restricted Activities: Avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and bending during the initial weeks after surgery. Follow your surgeon’s recommendations for gradually resuming physical activities.

Wound Care: Keep surgical incisions clean and dry. Follow your surgeon’s instructions for wound care, which may involve changing dressings and applying topical medications.

Supportive Garments: Continue wearing compression garments or surgical bras as directed by your surgeon. These garments help reduce swelling and provide support to the treated areas.

Dietary Considerations: Follow a balanced and nutritious diet and stay well-hydrated to support the healing process.

Follow-Up Appointments: Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon. These visits allow your surgeon to monitor your progress, remove sutures or drains if necessary, and address any concerns.

Patience & Realistic Expectations: Be patient, as it may take several weeks or months for swelling to fully subside and final results to become apparent. Healing time varies from patient to patient, and your final results will depend on factors such as the extent of procedures and your body’s response.

Risks & Considerations

Undergoing a Mommy Makeover is a significant decision, and it’s important to be well-informed about the potential risks and considerations associated with these procedures. Potential risks of Mommy Makeovers may include the following:
  • General Surgical Risks: Any surgical procedure carries inherent risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Your surgeon will take precautions to minimize these risks.
  • Asymmetry: Achieving perfect symmetry can be challenging, and there is a risk of subtle asymmetry in the results, particularly in breast surgeries.
  • Changes in Nipple Sensation: Breast augmentation or breast lift procedures may affect nipple sensation. Some women may experience temporary or permanent changes in nipple sensitivity.
  • Seroma Formation: The accumulation of fluid, known as seroma, can occur in the treated areas. Drainage or aspiration may be necessary to address this issue.
  • Blood Clots: Prolonged immobility after surgery increases the risk of blood clots (deep vein thrombosis). Your surgeon may recommend measures to reduce this risk, such as early mobilization and compression stockings.
  • Poor Wound Healing: Some individuals may experience delayed wound healing, leading to prolonged recovery. This can be influenced by factors such as smoking, diabetes, or poor circulation.
  • Scarring: This is an inevitable part of surgery, but experienced surgeons like Dr. Stavrou aim to minimize visible scars through careful incision placement and advanced techniques.
  • Infection: Infection at the surgical site is a risk, although it is relatively rare. Following strict post-operative care guidelines and maintaining proper wound hygiene can reduce this risk.


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What our patients say!

Rhinoplasty. Dr. Stavrou did an excellent job with my nose, the results are incredible, as good as the ones he has posted on his social pages. I had no pain after the surgery, no complications, everything went smoothly. The recovery was very fast, like 3 weeks. Dr. Stavrou was very kind and professional, I felt very comfortable with him and his team. I trusted him since the first meeting. I highly recommend him to everyone.
Natalie Arsalide
Natalie Arsalide
April 18, 2022.
Dr.Stavrou goes above and beyond to be helpful throughout the whole experience. Overall I am very happy with my results as it is everything I envisioned and more.
Roberta Mifsud
Roberta Mifsud
March 24, 2022.
Edit: I thought I'd add to my review after 1+ year post operation! I got my nose done by Dr Stavrou 27 months ago. The results are beyond excellent and I couldn't ask for better service from the doctor and the team! For anyone who's wondering, almost all of the swelling and bruising was gone after 2 weeks and my nose currently looks like it did about a month after the operation. I highly recommend him!! Old review: Today is the 10th day after my rhinoplasty with Dr Stavrou. Dr Stavrou operated on me following a functional rhinoplasty performed by my otolaryngologist. It was a painless experience and the results have exceeded my expectations! It hasn't affected my daily activities apart from the fact that I was not allowed to work out excessively. The swelling and bruising has almost disappeared completely. The results are excellent and I finally have a nose that complements my face. Not to mention the entire team was very helpful! Thank you so much Dr Stavrou!
Christina Kakoulli
Christina Kakoulli
March 4, 2022.
Ήθελα εδώ και χρόνια να κάνω μείωση στήθους και η αλήθεια δεν το τολμούσα. Είχα ακούσει τα καλύτερα λόγια για τον Δρ. Δημήτρη Σταύρου και το αποφάσισα. Είναι ένας εξαιρετικός γιατρός αφοσιωμένος στην δουλειά του και με επαγγελματισμό σου δίνει το καλύτερο αποτέλεσμα. Για μένα το αποτέλεσμα είναι ένα μικρό θαύμα νιώθω υπέροχα! Γιατρέ σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ για το άψογο αποτέλεσμα. Εύχομαι καλή συνέχεια και με την καταπληκτική σου δουλειά να κάνεις χαρούμενους ανθρώπους.
Demetra Demetriou
Demetra Demetriou
February 7, 2022.
After years of not feeling so confident , due to my breast size I met Dr. Stavrou and from my first consultation I knew he was the right doctor for my procedure. Totally calm and assertive , he guided me to the correct choice, resulting in a perfect outcome making me feel not only extremely confident now but also natural ! I highly recommend him to any women who is facing similar issues. Dr Stavrou thank you once again !!
Tekla Madar
Tekla Madar
January 23, 2022.
Η περίπτωση μου ήταν λιγότερο συχνή και διαφορετική από αυτές που ακούμε στην καθημερινότητά μας. Μεγάλες αυξομειώσεις βάρους (40-50 κιλά) μετά από δύο βαριατρικές επεμβάσεις για αντιμετώπιση της νοσογόνου παχυσαρκίας, με αποτέλεσμα την υπερβολική χαλάρωση του δέρματος σε πολλά σημεία του σώματος. Είχα την τύχη να ακούσω για το Δρ. Σταύρου από φιλικά άτομα, και όταν αποφάσισα να επισκεφτώ πλαστικό χειρούργο ήταν ο πρώτος που πήγα και εκεί άκουσα και έμαθα για το body contouring. Ακολούθησαν πολλά ραντεβού, άπειρες ερωτήσεις, απορίες και φόβος από την πλευρά μου. Όλες οι απαντήσεις του Δρ. Σταύρου άμεσες και ειλικρινείς, ακόμα και αυτές που δε μιλούσαν για βελτίωση όπως ήθελα να ακούσω! Καμιά απάντηση δε δόθηκε απλά για να μου «χαϊδέψει» τα αυτιά. Ο ίδιος με παρότρυνε να επισκεφτώ και άλλους πλαστικούς για να ακούσω και άλλες γνώμες. Τελικά, ήταν ο μόνος που με έπεισε, ο μόνος που μπορούσε να καθησυχάσει το φόβο, το άγχος και την αγωνία μου και ο μόνος που είχε απάντηση σε ότι τον ρωτούσα και έτσι ακολούθησα το ένστικτό μου και επέλεξα τον Δρ. Σταύρου για να προχωρήσουμε μαζί σε όλο αυτό που αποφάσισα να κάνω. Ήξερα από την αρχή ότι τα χειρουργεία θα ήταν πολύωρα και αυτό με φόβιζε περισσότερο αλλά ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που με την ηρεμία του με καθησύχαζε. Σε περίοδο έξι μηνών υποβλήθηκα σε δύο πολύωρα χειρουργεία. Η μετεγχειρητική μου πορεία και στις δύο επεμβάσεις ήταν η καλύτερη δυνατή και η ανάρρωση πολύ πιο εύκολη από όσο περίμενα και από όσο προετοιμάστηκα ψυχολογικά να αντέξω. Όλα όσα μου είπε ο Δρ. Σταύρου για τη μετεγχειρητική πορεία, τον πόνο και την ταλαιπωρία, δεν ειπώθηκαν απλά για να με «παρηγορήσουν» να μη φοβάμαι και να μην ανησυχώ. Ήταν όλα ειλικρινή και αντικειμενικά. Όπως ακριβώς μου τα περιέγραψε, έτσι ακριβώς έγιναν. Ακόμα και στα θέματα που αφορούσαν τη ψυχολογία μου ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που ήρεμος, μετρημένος και χαμογελαστός με καθησύχαζε. Γιατί όταν ένα άτομο μπαίνει στη διαδικασία να αρχίσει κάτι τόσο σημαντικό, δε μετράει μόνο το να είσαι άψογος σαν επαγγελματίας απέναντί του, αλλά και το να γνωρίζεις τη ψυχολογία του ασθενή σου ανάλογα με την κάθε περίπτωση και ο Δρ. Σταύρου κατέχει την πρώτη θέση και στα δύο!! Αισθάνομαι τυχερή που επέλεξα να εμπιστευτώ στα χέρια του γιατρού Δρ. Σταύρου την αποκατάσταση του σώματός μου και που ο φόβος δεν με απέτρεψε από το να αποφασίσω να κάνω όλα όσα η περίπτωσή μου απαιτούσε, ώστε να έχω το καλύτερο δυνατό αποτέλεσμα. Θα ήταν άδικο αν ο φόβος και η ανησυχία για τα πολύωρα χειρουργεία, τον πόνο και την ανάρρωση δε με άφηναν να έχω κάτι καλύτερο. Γιατρέ μου σε ευχαριστώ για όλα! Συνέχισε το λειτούργημα που κάνεις με τον ίδιο ακριβώς τρόπο που το κάνεις γιατί είναι σπάνια και μεγάλη αρετή να έχεις την ικανότητα και τη δύναμη να χαρίζεις τόσα πολλά χαμόγελα στους ανθρώπους!
Chryso Κ
Chryso Κ
January 22, 2022.
I empiria mou me tin epemvasi rinoplastikis itan arketa apotelesma mou einai ekseretiko aksizi ton kopo!! o giatros mu poli kalos kai eksipiretiko olo to prosopiko! Den ixa kanena idietero pono oute taleporia mono 2-3 meres imun pio prosektiki meta itan ola mia xara, stin evdomada ekana oles tis kathimerines drastiriotites pu ekana kai prin..aksizi ton kopo kai me to parapano tha to ksanakana!!🙂
eleni tirimou
eleni tirimou
January 21, 2022.

Choosing the Right Surgeon For Your
Mommy Makeover in Cyprus

If you are looking for an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon in Cyprus to achieve safe and satisfactory Mommy Makeover results, reach out to Dr. Demetris Stavrou.

Dr. Stavrou specializes in breast and body plastic surgery, as well as skin cosmetic enhancement procedures for women. At our clinics in Nicosia and Limassol, he and his team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and expectations.

For the ultimate and safe Mommy Makeover in Cyprus, call Dr. Stravou at 70088002 & +357 97873787 to schedule an appointment and find out more information on Mommy makeovers today!

Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Meet Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Dr. Stavrou is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon leading the European Institute of Plastic Surgery since 2012. He was trained in top Medical Institutions in Greece, London, Melbourne and Israel. He has extensive experience in all types of plastic surgery and an artistic eye. He is compassionate and always by the side of his patients to make them feel comfortable, secure and confident. For Dr. Stavrou, paying attention to the details is what makes the difference in cosmetic procedures.

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