Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll, but it comes at a high reward. While you’re preoccupied with nurturing a new family, it can be difficult to take time for yourself. This leads to many new moms feeling like they’ve lost their confidence in their body, even with strict diet and exercise. Surgery can sometimes be the most transformative option, so it’s important to choose a board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in mommy makeover procedures.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a customized suite of surgical procedures designed to address the areas of the body that are commonly affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Many women find that childbearing changes their body in ways that don’t revert back naturally or with exercise regimens. These areas commonly include the stomach and breasts, although each woman can take a different approach to their mommy makeover procedure.

Mommy Makeover Candidates

There’s no cap on when it’s too late for a mommy makeover, but it can be too early. It’s important that you’re fully recovered from childbirth and that your hormones return to a stable state before you opt for invasive surgeries. It’s also important to consider whether you plan to become pregnant again, since this can affect your results. If you’re in between pregnancies or think you may change your mind in the future, you should consider non-surgical options or adjust your mommy makeover schedule accordingly.

It’s also important to consider that you’ll need to take time away from work and childcare, meaning the timing may not be right if you’re unable to make accommodations. Because the mommy makeover combines more than one surgical procedure, it comes with more downtime.

What Happens During a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover will be unique to the areas you want to address and the appropriate procedures. In general, a mommy makeover includes procedures like a tummy tuck and breast lift, but some other common options include breast augmentation, breast reduction, a Brazilian butt lift, and liposuction. Together, these options can help restore your figure with a single procedure so that you only require one downtime period. A mommy makeover can be performed with general anesthesia at our certified, in-house facility, and Dr. Diktaban will ensure you understand the steps of your customized surgical plan before your surgery date.

Results and Recovery

A mommy makeover recovery can be more extensive based on which procedures you opt for. For a mommy makeover that addresses only the breasts and stomach, you can expect to recover for a few weeks before returning to your regular schedule. It’s extremely important to wear compression garments during this time to help your body recover and reduce swelling. Dr. Diktaban will prescribe medications to manage any discomfort as well. You’ll need to avoid activities like bending or lifting, so you should enlist help with regular tasks around the house. Most patients begin to see their final results at 6-12 weeks after surgery, during which you can return to your regular exercise regimen and enjoy your new figure.


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Schedule a Consultation

A mommy makeover is an excellent way to transform your body and enjoy a restored figure after pregnancy. To learn more about your options and begin planning your ideal procedure, contact our Manhattan office by calling or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get pregnant after a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover will not affect your ability to get pregnant. However, getting pregnant again after a mommy makeover can mean that you’ll need additional surgery to maintain your results, meaning you should ensure that your family is complete before opting for a mommy makeover.

Is it safe to breastfeed with implants?

Some women opt for breast implants as part of a mommy makeover. Although it’s recommended that you wait until you’re fully recovered from labor before getting a mommy makeover, breast implants do not endanger your child if you breastfeed with them. Be sure to discuss your plans for breastfeeding with Dr. Diktaban so he can choose the appropriate techniques and incisions.

How soon after childbirth can I get a mommy makeover?

Since everyone recovers at different rates, this number can be different for each woman. It’s generally recommended that you wait at least six months, however.

Can a tummy tuck be considered medically necessary?

A tummy tuck could be considered medically necessary if the skin hangs over and onto the pubic and genital area. If the hanging skin creates a fold that leads to skin rashes. That is called intertrigo.

What is all included in a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover traditionally involves surgery on the breasts and abdomen which really were affected by the pregnancy. Lately, genital rejuvenation has been popularly added as another body part affected by pregnancy that can be corrected..

What is included in the mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover traditionally involves surgery on the breasts and abdomen which really were affected by the pregnancy. Lately, genital rejuvenation has been popularly added as another body part affected by pregnancy that can be corrected..

How much fat can be removed during liposuction?

It is not always what you remove that is important but what you leave. The fat that is left needs to be contoured appropriately with proportion and balance.

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

The recovery varies significantly depending on what procedures are performed. Tummy tucks usually take the longest amount of time to recover. Breast augmentation with the implant under the muscle will involve a longer recovery for a very athletic person who performs activities like jogging, yoga, tennis, golf.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

For over 35 years, Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, has made it his life's work to enhance the natural beauty of his patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding areas of New York City. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban provides the ideal blend of realistic, aesthetic, and safe cosmetic treatments and procedures.