Pregnancy can be a very trying time for many mothers. Among other worries weight gain is one of the top concerns. According to recent article University of London researchers concluded that eating a healthy, calorie-controlled diet during pregnancy is helpful in preventing excessive weight gain and will reduce the risk of complications. Dietary restrictions were the most beneficial when compared to exercise as well as a combination of diet and exercise. Studies show that in Europe and the U.S., as much as 40 percent of women gain excess pounds instead the recommended weight during pregnancy. Dr. Kim explains to patients who consult with him after pregnancy that making the decision to improve their body contour after pregnancy is an excellent option for improving self-esteem and self-confidence. Many women tell Dr. Kim that after pregnancy they have lost significant volume in their breast and have loose skin on their abdomen. Many patients are also dissatisfied with a sagging component to their breast. Typically Dr Kim will recommend an abdominoplasty combined with a breast augmentation which is commonly known as a “mommy makeover”. For some patients a breast lift may be needed as well. Provided the patient is healthy these procedures can be performed together. For mothers who have gained more weight than they intended to gain a mommy makeover can be an excellent reward after losing the baby weight. The surgical procedure adds the perfect finishing touch.