Whoever coined the term mommy makeover clearly had never given birth. If they had, they’d know that the last thing a woman who has had a baby needs is a cutesy moniker to mask the fact that the combination of procedures it encompasses—typically liposuction, breast augmentation, and tummy tuck—is no joke. Give it to her straight: the recovery is long and painful; but 96% of RealSelf users say it’s “Worth It” and report newfound confidence.

If you’re considering a mommy makeover to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy state, here’s the advice 10 RealSelf Verified doctors from across the country would give you—in 10 words or less, because we know you’re short on time.