A woman’s body undergoes significant (and often permanent) changes due to pregnancy and breastfeeding—and in many cases, diet and exercise alone are often unable to help it bounce back to its pre-baby state. According to Haute Beauty Expert Dr. Emerick Salas, “The most dependable way to restore a tighter tummy and youthful-looking breasts is Mommy Makeover surgery, and this combination of procedures can include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and/or a breast lift, as well as liposuction.”

But before you schedule surgery, there are a few key things to know.