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Mommy makeover

We believe that investing in yourself makes you stronger

✓ 96% patient satisfaction
✓ less than 1% complications

The name ‘mommy makeover’ says it all.You are a new mother, a new person and you have a new bundle of joy in your life. Motherhood is one of the most beautiful things a woman can experience. But you also have a new body that may have changed drastically. Unfortunately, it often goes hand in hand with hormonal and body changes due to pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Pregnancy changes you from the inside out. Your belly gave space to a growing fetus, your breasts grew and/or shifted, and you most likely gained weight in other parts of your body. Motherhood also turns your schedule upside down, so you may not have time to run to the gym. If you need help getting your pre-pregnancy shape back, a Mommy Makeover may be for you.

Why choose Essential Aesthetics?

Safety & quality mark
Your safety is crucial to us. Essential Aesthetics is therefore proud to have ISO-9001 and NEN-8009 quality marks. This means that we meet international requirements for quality, safety and care. In addition, this certification emphasises the importance of the wishes of our patients and of our commitment to continuous improvement.

Excellence is our norm
The combination of international surgeons and the sharing of knowledge and experience enables us to deliver a high level of aesthetic surgery. The team of Essential Aesthetics always strives for the highest achievable and shows this through great involvement and striving for excellent results. Our surgeons have a heart for people and for everyone’s personal and natural beauty.

Your trust is the heart of our clinic
The standard of Essential Aesthetics is that the most precious asset that you place in our hands is treated with respect and dedication. Our team understands that surgery is a big step that has not only a physical, but also an emotional impact. We therefore do our utmost to support you in this as well as possible.

Unlimited pre- and post care
Essential Aesthetics is known for excellent before and after care. During the consultations we take the time to listen carefully to your questions and wishes. Our personal attention and warm approach makes you feel at home. Even after the procedure, our medical team will offer you the necessary care.


The name ‘mommy makeover’ says it all.You are a new mother, a new person and you have a new bundle of joy in your life. Motherhood is one of the most beautiful things a woman can experience. But you also have a new body that may have changed drastically. Unfortunately, it often goes hand in hand with hormonal and body changes due to pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Pregnancy changes you from the inside out. Your belly gave space to a growing fetus, your breasts grew and/or shifted, and you most likely gained weight in other parts of your body. Motherhood also turns your schedule upside down, so you may not have time to run to the gym. If you need help getting your pre-pregnancy shape back, a Mommy Makeover may be for you.

And do you want to get back into shape in life? Essential Aesthetics will help you so that you can look in the mirror with pride. A radiant outer appearance immediately affects our inner self and we deserve to shine. Motherhood is beautiful, but it can also demand a lot of us women. A mommy makeover can, with one and sometimes two surgeries, help you regain balance between your inner and outer self.

What happens during a mommy makeover

A mommy makeover is a combination of treatments. Often:

  • Breast correction and
  • Breast lift;
  • Liposuction and lipofilling;
  • Abdominoplasty.

This means that in one or maybe two times you’ll feel great about your body! During a personal consultation, a plastic surgeon will look together with you at which combination of procedures is most suitable for you. Have a look at the information here on the various treatments you have in mind.

If you are ready for the next step in your journey to greater self-confidence and radiant motherhood, book an appointment for a no-obligation consultation with the plastic surgeon. Our experienced international surgeons are accustomed to performing extensive surgeries in a safe and innovative way and will be happy to hear you and explain the possibilities.

Breast reconstruction

Breasts largely determine the figure and appearance of a woman. Pregnancy and breastfeeding do not make our breasts more beautiful. The effect of pregnancy and an expansion of the breasts with milk causes the fibrous bands that support the breasts in their youthful shape to break down and the skin to stretch.

One of the treatments within the mommy makeover surgery is a breast correction. There are several options for this, as every woman has a different preference. At Essential Aesthetics we like to listen to your wishes.

A breast correction can consist of:

If you still want to have children, we advise you to wait a little longer as the result may change after a future pregnancy.


Sometimes, when we try, psysical training does not bring us the results we had hoped for. Many women suffer from a stacking of fat around the hips, thighs, abdomen and upper arms. This is particularly true after pregnancy due to the influence of hormones. Liposuction may then be an option.

During the surgery, incisions are made in inconspicuous places on your abdomen where a fluid is injected which causes the fat to loosen from the skin. The doctor then sucks the fat away, using a small hollow needle. Once the surgeon is satisfied with the result, he sutures the small incisions.

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

Many men and women wish for a tighter or flatter stomach because indeed the belly is a problem zone. Skin ageing, weight loss, but also pregnancies can cause the stomach skin to start hanging, no matter how many ab exercises you do. Sometimes unfortunately surgery is the only way to get rid of that flabby belly. A tummy tuck can be the solution to remove the loose skin. Never want to have to hide your stomach again? That is possible, with the right surgery and our surgeon can help you. One of the domains of expertise of our international expert, is suturing. It is customary to only suture the upper skin layer. Our surgeon however attaches value to a beautiful scar that is as inconspicuous as possible. He achieves this by suturing each layer of skin, ensuring less scarring.

During a tummy tuck, the plastic surgeon makes an incision at the navel. The doctor makes a second incision just above the pubic area and just below the bikini line from side to side. Then the abdominal muscles are stitched together. The loosened skin pulls the surgeon down to the incision. The plastic surgeon carefully closes the wound after removing the excess tissue.

A tummy tuck is often performed in combination with other treatments such as sucking up or cutting away excess fat. The surgeon will look at the possibilities you are interested in and will advise you on which combination would deliver the best result.

A mini tummy tuck or a total tummy tuck can give you that tighter and flatter tummy.

Recovery after mommy makeover

Depending on how extensive the surgery is, it may be necessary to stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 days. Sometimes a drain is placed to drain excess fluid. Our patients often comment that the pain is not that bad. The area is sensitive after the surgery and you will probably experience some pain which can be relieved with analgesic medication. Avoid (in as far as possible) coughing and sneezing, because the added pressure on the zones which were operated on will increase the pain.

For best results it is important that you wear a supportive corset for 4 weeks, 24 hours a day. This will support the operated area, prevent excessive swelling and speed up your recovery. After 4 weeks you will only need the corset during the day and will no longer need it at all after 8 weeks. The treated area will be red and swollen immediately after the surgery and there is often bruising. Most people can return to normal work after 2 weeks, check with your surgeon. It will take 6 weeks before you can resume any heavy, demanding work.

The final result is attained 3 to 6 months later once the body is fully recovered. If there are no drastic changes such as pregnancy or strong fluctuations in weight, the result is usually permanent. Discuss your expectations with the surgeon to see what the results will be and avoid disappointments. The best results are achieved when you are at your target weight. A tummy tuck is not a means to lose weight, it may sometimes be necessary to lose weight first, before the surgery.

Safety through precautionary measures

You will receive, well before your surgery, a document with patient information, detailing general national advice. The surgeon will also give you personalized advice based on the scale of the tummy tuck and your general health status. Below is a short summary of the general advice. It is important to take it into account for the best result.

Before the surgery:

  • Stop smoking four weeks before the surgery
  • Start taking Arnica drops two weeks in advance to reduce bruising and swelling.
  • If you are taking medication such as Marcoumar, Sintrom/Sintrommitis or Asprocardio, consult your surgeon, the same applies to Aspirin or painkillers with aspirin such as Advil, Diclofenac and others.
  • Do not use blood thinning medication before surgery.
  • Do not forget to arrange transportation home, even if you are staying the night. Driving yourself after the surgery is not allowed.
  • Arrange for someone to help you in your home for the first few days.

The day of the surgery:

  • Take a shower or a bath, after the surgery you are not allowed to shower for up to 72 hours.
  • Do not use body lotion or cream
  • Wear easy and loose-fitting clothes
  • Don’t forget to take your corset to the O.R.
  • Do not wear jewellery, watches or piercings
  • Do not eat or drink anything in the 8 hours before the surgery.
  • Make sure you are rested and on time

After the surgery:

  • Make sure you’re not home alone for the first few days.
  • Preferably rest on your back.
  • Keep the blood circulation active by walking around every hour. This promotes wound healing.
  • Do not shower until 72 hours after the tummy tuck, ask the surgeon or the care team for advice.
  • During the first three weeks after the tummy tuck, make sure that you do not push, lift or bend.
  • Try to avoid sneezing, coughing and laughing.
  • Work is possible after about a week and a half, but only if it involves moderate to light physical exertion.
  • Resuming sports is generally possible on average six weeks after the surgery, in consultation with the surgeon.
  • Do not drive in the first period (car, motorcycle, etc.).

Risks and complications

There are risks and complications associated with every surgery. A tummy tuck is a major surgery, which means there is a greater risk of complications than with smaller surgeries. Think carefully in advance about the pros and cons and read up on the risks and possible complications:

  • Allergic reaction to the agents used
  • Infection (1-2%)
  • Poor wound healing
  • Numbness in the area operated on
  • Longer pain than expected
  • Excessive scarring


  • Mommy makeover from € 8.500,-
  • * Surcharge general anaesthetic € 1.500,-
  • Postoperative scar treatment 125 euro per zone

Use the free (and obligation-free) consultation, to ask any questions you may have. The doctor will examine, together with you, the possibilities that best suit your body. Should you want another appointment after this one or need more information, we would be delighted to oblige. This is your body we are talking about, you deserve the best so make that appointment. Essential Aesthetics is proud to have already helped so many patients on their journey to a more beautiful body and is honored with a satisfaction score of no less than 96%. [Read the reviews here]

Now it is up to you! Book a free personal consultation with one of our care team specialists 070 220 2222. Because you are essential to us.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon costs € 50 and is then deducted from the cost of the operation(s). Even if you do not go forward and book a treatment with us after the second consultation, you will still have received, for € 50, an extensive and medically sound consultation which will provide you with a lot of information, and a valuable basis for any subsequent steps.

Our results

About us

Pleasantly surprised by the care I received at Essential Aesthetics. Top doctors and staff are very kind and caring!  definitely recommend this clinic!

Essential Aesthetics is a special clinic with ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certification, in a beautiful monumental building in The Hague. We are specialised in plastic surgery, injectables, weight loss and anti-ageing treatments. From our vision, Essential Aesthetics offers you as much guidance as possible in all disciplines necessary for a healthy lifestyle.
Our clinic was born from the passion of one woman. The passion for beauty and a deep sense of gratitude for all that our body gives us has led to the life work of the owner and founder: a clinic that encourages women to become more self-confident and empowered and to enjoy more of the gift of a beautiful and healthy body. And that’s what Essential Aesthetics does with a passionate team of Dutch, international doctors and experienced experts. Essential Aesthetics is a brand made by women, for women. It’s a lot to trust your body to someone else. We understand that and therefore offer you only the best and safety from our clinic.
You can come to our clinic for fillers, muscle relaxants treatments but also for plastic surgery: breast augmentation, buttock augmentation, facelifts, liposuction and more. What makes our clinic unique is that we will also be offering you professional DNA research, nutritional advice, connective tissue massage and sports guidance.

Meet our specialists

Our ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certified clinic only works with experienced qualified specialists with passion for the profession, who care and have an eye for your needs and wishes as our patient, with respect for your natural beauty. Our business is built around fulfilling your wishes! We bring in the commitment to details, to the highest quality and safety requirements, to ensure the best result. Thanks to our international doctors active in the field and up to date with the latest trends and techniques, we can help you to get the best result possible. Our specialists are looking forward to working with you to see how we can make your dream come true. The Essential Aesthetics care team is there for you before, during and after the journey. From the intake to the aftercare. With us you are in capable, safe hands because you are essential to us.

Dr. Gabriel Jansen

Senior Dutch plastic surgeon

Cosmetic surgery requires a personal,
tailor-made approach, something that
Dr. Gabriel Jansen is always aware of.

Dr. Aniel Sewnaik

Medical director & Face surgeon

Dr. Sewnaik is a BIG-registered physician with years of experience in reconstructive surgery to the head and neck.

Dr. Luca Piombino

Italian plastic surgeon

Dr. Luca Piombino is an Italian trained and registered expert in plastic surgery.

Dr. Professor Philippe Levan

Renowned French plastic surgeon

Dr. Professor Levan is a leading French plastic surgeon with more than 27 years of experience in plastic surgery and a pioneer in the field of remodelling. He is an internationally recognized innovator in the field of buttock implants and the inventor of biconvex implants.

Mommy makeover The Hague

The intake, after care and check-ups of the mommy makeover take place in our beautiful building in The Hague. Mommy makeover The Hague is done at Essential Aesthetics.


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