Plastic Surgeon Sees More Patients Requesting Mommy Makeovers

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Dr. Lori Polacek, a board-certified Rhode Island plastic surgeon, says she’s seeing more patients coming in for Mommy Makeovers. The combination procedure targets areas of the body most affected by pregnancy.

Board-certified Rhode Island plastic surgeon Dr. Lori Polacek says she has noticed a rise during the past year in the number of patients requesting Mommy Makeovers.

Aimed at reversing the changes in a woman’s body that often result from pregnancy and breastfeeding, the Mommy Makeover is a combination of surgical procedures performed at the same time. Each makeover can be customized to meet the patient's individual needs, but it usually consists of treatments such as liposuction, breast enhancement and abdominoplasty.

“From what I’ve seen at my practice, the number of mothers looking to reclaim their original figures through plastic surgery has grown considerably,” Dr. Polacek says. “I credit recent advances in both surgical and anesthetic techniques, which have made it safer and more efficient to perform multiple surgeries at once.”

Dr. Polacek also cites the reduced recovery time achieved by grouping procedures rather than performing them separately.

“Because the combined surgeries translate into a shorter recuperation time, I think busy moms are more comfortable sculpting their bodies from a multi-directional approach, knowing that they'll be back to their normal routines sooner,” she says.

The Providence plastic surgeon says she has even had several women come from out of state for this customized combination of treatments.

“Childbirth can have some acute effects on a woman’s body,” Dr. Polacek says. “A Mommy Makeover is a universal term for multiple procedures performed simultaneously with the goal of reclaiming the tighter and more youthful appearance the patient likely had before pregnancy.”

The Mommy Makeover epitomizes Dr. Polacek’s approach to plastic surgery, which centers on personalizing the treatments she provides for her patients who come to Rhode Island for breast implants, liposuction, tummy tucks and thigh lifts.

"Each of my patients has a unique body that can benefit from a different treatment or, in this case, combination of treatments," Dr. Polacek says. "Whether she has given birth relatively recently and wants her original breasts back by way of a breast lift and augmentation, or whether she has tried for years through exercise and diet to lose those last few pounds, I can help her find the perfect combination of procedures that will target her particular concerns.”


Dr. Lori Polacek ( is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been in practice since 1992. At her Center for Plastic Surgery in Rhode Island, she provides a full range of surgical and non-surgical procedures. After earning her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, she completed an internship in surgery and a residency in general surgery at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Polacek then completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the renowned Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Mass. A member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Rhode Island Medical Society, Dr. Polacek is a well-respected member of the medical community and has been recognized as a Top Female Plastic Surgeon in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly.

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