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Learn About Our Mommy Makeover

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

How Many Areas Can I Lipo?

Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?

If rejuvenating multiple areas of your body after having children sounds appealing, then you may be a perfect candidate for a mommy makeover in NYC at Allure Plastic Surgery. It's never too late to feel proud and confident about your body again, especially if your pregnancy has resulted in some unappealing changes.

Your mommy makeover procedure can target any combination of the following areas:

What are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

Here are just a few of the key benefits you could receive:

  • C-Section scar diminishment 
  • Removal of stretch marks or spider veins
  • Larger breasts (if desired)
  • Smaller breasts (if desired)
  • Lifted breasts that no longer hang down
  • A smooth and tight abdomen
  • Fat removal from various areas of the body
  • A wonderful boost in self-confidence
  • Vaginal rejuvenation

How Does the Mommy Makeover Process Work?

When considering a mommy makeover in NYC, prioritize selecting an experienced plastic surgeon. Their extensive experience with countless procedures ensures they can effectively understand the nuances of your case.

Ensure your procedure takes place at a fully accredited plastic surgery facility, hospital, or ambulatory surgery center certified by JCAHO, AAAASF, or AAAHC. These agencies inspect for cleanliness, safety, and staff training, guaranteeing your operation occurs in a regulated, secure environment.

Once you feel confident with your selected surgeon, you will have a full consultation to get to know your surgeon and go over the procedure options available to you with your mommy makeover. Your surgeon will discuss your medical history and a physical examination will be performed.

Before and After Photos of Mommy Makeovers at Allure Plastic Surgery

Candidate for Mommy Makeover

  • Good overall health is typically required for surgery.
  • Not planning to have more children to maintain results.
  • If breastfeeding, wait until fully stopped or at least three months post-birth.
  • Maintain a stable, healthy weight to preserve results.
  • Commit to the advised recovery period, which varies based on procedures and individual factors.

    Combining Multiple Procedures

    "The popularity of mommy makeover surgery has been increasing over the past few years, as more and more photos of all aspects of a person's life are being placed on social media. A simple picture taken at the beach can instantly be shared onto hundreds of people's Facebook and Instagram accounts, so people are much more aware of their appearance today,” says Dr. Elliot Heller, M.D., of Allure Plastic Surgery located in New York, NY.  

    “Also, plastic surgery has become much more

    commonplace as many celebrities write about their experience, which is read by millions of people, possibly making them more comfortable about seeking out plastic surgery themselves.”

    A “Mommy Makeover” is a common term used to describe a combination of plastic surgery procedures that your surgeon will perform at the same time. These procedures target the body areas most affected by giving birth, with you and your surgeon working closely together to determine the optimal choice of procedures, based on your body and your personal goals.

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    What Procedures Can a Mommy Makeover Entail

    Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

    Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a "tummy tuck," addresses pregnancy-related abdominal damage that often can't be fixed with diet and exercise. Besides tightening loose skin, the procedure can strengthen abdominal muscles, reduce C-section scars, and eliminate stretch marks, spider veins, and varicose veins.

    Liposuction (Lipoplasty)

    Liposuction targets stubborn fat pockets post-pregnancy that are challenging to remove with diet and exercise alone. It can treat areas like the waist, buttocks, bra line, and thighs, reducing bulges and improving cellulite for a smoother, more youthful look.

    Breast Enhancement

    After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women will see a decrease in their overall breast size, often accompanied by stretched breast skin and enlarged areolas. A breast enhancement procedure can help your breasts regain that pre-pregnancy bounce and firmness, often better than ever.

    Vaginal and Labia Rejuvenation

    A labiaplasty is a surgery on the labia (the "lips" surrounding the vagina), which can be performed alone or in conjunction with a vaginoplasty. This procedure can address either the labia majora (the larger, outer vaginal lips) or the labia minora (the smaller, inner vaginal lips), modifying their size or shape, often making the lips smaller and/or correcting an asymmetry between the two.

    Brazilian Butt Lift

    With either a Brazilian butt lift or buttock implants, you can achieve a shapelier behind that enhances your overall silhouette.

    Thigh Lift

    A thigh lift streamlines the lower body and sculpts your legs to appear leaner and more attractive.


    Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at altering the size or shape of the labia minora, typically for cosmetic reasons or to alleviate discomfort.

    Skin Peels

    Skin peels, also known as chemical peels, are cosmetic treatments that involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate dead skin cells, improve texture, and promote a brighter, smoother complexion.


    Botox, a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, is commonly used in cosmetic procedures to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by paralyzing facial muscles.

    Dermal Fillers

    Dermal fillers, often hyaluronic acid-based, are injectable substances used to restore volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial contours for a youthful appearance

    These are some of the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover, however many of our patients opt for other surgical procedures as well as minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedures to create a more comprehensive result. During your private consultation, your surgeon will provide detailed explanations of the options available to you that will help you achieve your body goals.

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    During consultations, discuss your appearance goals and preferences with your surgeon. Review before-and-after photos and talk about procedure details, costs, potential complications, and recovery. Take your time to ask questions and make informed decisions tailored to your needs for a personalized surgical plan.

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    What Can I Expect During Recovery After My Mommy Makeover?

    Your recovery time will vary, depending not only on the details of your individual anatomy but based on the number of procedures you’re having performed, as well. Before your mommy makeover in NYC, your surgeon will discuss recovery times in detail with you, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. In the meantime, here are some general recovery guidelines you can refer to:

    • The first one to two hours after surgery will be spent in the recovery room.
    • During the first few days, you'll experience soreness and swelling, which your doctor will assist in alleviating by prescribing pain medication. You’ll need to limit your movement to basic walking (to maintain circulation), keeping physical activity to a minimum, and expect to be mostly immobile during this time.
    • Within two weeks of your surgery, your stitches will be removed and you’ll be able to notice the improvements in your overall appearance. Your surgeon will provide guidance on safe and proper healing, based on the procedures you included in your Mommy Makeover.
    • Two to four weeks after surgery, you’ll still need to be careful and avoid strenuous lifting or situations that could potentially interfere with proper healing, but will likely find that you’re able to comfortably return to work and resume daily activities, all while enjoying your incredible new body.
    • After four to six weeks, more strenuous exercises and activities can be performed as your body continues to heal. You’ll notice your scars continuing to heal, along with other signs of surgery diminishing.

    What is the Cost of a Mommy Makeover?

    The cost of a mommy makeover varies based on factors like procedures included, facility fees, and more. It typically ranges from several thousand to tens of thousands of dollars. Setting up a consultation with our providers at Allure Plastic Surgery can provide a precise estimate tailored to your needs, and they can discuss financing options if necessary.

    Mommy Makeover FAQ

    What are the advantages of a Mommy Makeover vs individual procedures?

    The benefits of having a combination Mommy Makeover procedure, as opposed to scheduling separate procedures, is the reduced overall recovery time and cost savings. “A Mommy makeover is convenient because several procedures can be combined into one surgery, resulting in only one anesthesia and one recovery period,” adds Dr. Heller. “The total costs will be a little less when procedures are combined as well.”

    How long should I wait after having children to undergo a Mommy Makeover?

    If you’re interested in a Mommy Makeover procedure, we typically recommend that you wait until you’ve stopped breastfeeding, or a minimum of three months after giving birth.

    How do I prepare for a Mommy Makeover?

    Your surgeon will provide you with detailed guidelines and instructions on proper preparation leading up to your procedure. These instructions will include a list of medications to avoid, dietary restrictions, medical conditions that must be addressed, and how to properly plan for your recovery period. One of the most important aspects of your surgery is the recovery time. It’s critically important that you arrange for a helper at your home, for at least the first week after your surgery. If you are currently caring for younger children, it’s essential to have someone assist with your child care duties during this time. You’ll have restrictions on lifting, which includes babies and toddlers. Arranging for assistance with your daily life duties, especially child care duties, will speed up your recovery and healing time and minimize the possibility of complications that could delay your recuperation.

    How long will the results of my Mommy Makeover last?

    Most patients who have undergone a mommy makeover find their results lasting indefinitely if they avoid significant weight fluctuations, maintain a healthy diet, and participate in an active lifestyle. Of course, it is impossible to fully halt the natural aging process, but the results of your mommy makeover will last for many years following your procedure with proper self-care.

    How much does a Mommy Makeover Cost in NYC?

    A mommy makeover at NYC's Allure Plastic Surgery contains many different factors that can impact the price, and generally range between $7,000 and $20,000. The final cost will depend on a variety of factors, including the procedures you elect to include, your geographical location, the experience and expertise of your surgeon, facility fees, anesthesiologist fees, and additional optional services. Now that you have an idea of the costs, you should understand that making decisions based on costs is not in your best interests. You should select the plastic surgeon that you feel the most comfortable with and that you feel is most qualified to safely perform your procedures. If your surgeon’s fees are out of your budget, you should consider reducing the procedures performed or postpone your mommy makeover until you have the budget available to afford the surgeon of your choice.

    Who can I talk to about a Mommy Makeover?

    We recognize that as a mother, you want to feel comfortable and confident in your own skin. For more mommy makeover information, questions or clarifications, please contact Allure Plastic Surgery in Staten Island, NYC at (212) 661-2563 today to schedule your consultation with an experienced New York plastic surgeon. We welcome patients throughout the Manhattan, New York City, and Long Island areas. During your consultation, we will discuss your specific goals for your mommy makeover and which procedures will help you reclaim your youthful appearance.

    I am a 23-year-old mom who has extreme breast and abdominal sagging following a 50+ lb weight loss. How can I improve my silhouette?

    Simply looking at photos and considering the issues you have described, we would recommend a “mommy makeover.” It’s great that you’ve lost as much weight as you have, but unfortunately this can result in sagging skin because of its loss of elasticity. That means the breast skin may not be able to support an implant without the addition of a lift. There are many different types of breast lifts so it’s possible that the incisions can be minimal in nature. A mommy makeover also includes liposuction and a tummy tuck. The liposuction will resolve the excess fat while the tummy tuck will address excess skin and lax muscles, leaving you with a much smoother abdomen. The breast lift will take care of the saggy appearance of your breasts, allowing breast implants to fill them out and recreate a more youthful shape.

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    A combination of procedures like this requires a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who specializes in body procedures. A thorough consultation with your surgeon should give you a clear understanding of what level of improvement can realistically be achieved. For more information, please contact Allure Plastic Surgery online or call (646) 844-5683 today for a consultation at our Manhattan office.

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