A Mommy Makeover involves the combination of aesthetic enhancement procedures performed in tandem, or over a series of appointments. At your initial consultation, Dr. Steven Holzman, our board-certified plastic surgeon, will work with you to develop a treatment plan that incorporates the procedures that will be most beneficial to your needs.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a cosmetic procedure designed to return the body to its pre-pregnancy shape and beauty. The process of pregnancy and childbirth can lead to many changes in the shape, volume, and appearance of the breasts and body. Many women, after having children, wish to restore their contours. Mommy Makeover surgery combines two or more procedures that can be customized to suit your unique goals. While this treatment often includes a breast lift and tummy tuck surgery, each patient can include the techniques that best apply to their desired outcome.
What Techniques Does a Mommy Makeover Include?
One of the many benefits of this procedure is the ability to customize the treatment plan to address your concerns. Tummy tuck surgery and a breast lift are the most common two techniques used, but many women opt for breast augmentation instead, or they may prefer liposuction instead of a tummy tuck. You can learn more about each of these popular options below:
A tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) addresses one of the most visible signs of physical change after pregnancy: the abdomen. This procedure tightens the abdominal muscles and lifts the overlying skin, eliminating excess skin and pulling the remaining skin taut for a smoother, more athletic-looking midsection.
Excess fat and skin that accumulate in the breasts during pregnancy often linger after childbirth, giving the breasts a sagging appearance. Breast lift surgery addresses this by lifting the breasts to a higher position and eliminating extra skin, giving them a smoother, perkier aesthetic.
New moms who would like to take breast enhancement one step further than a breast lift and add volume and new contour to the bust line may benefit from breast augmentation with implants. Our plastic surgeon can give you fuller, more sensual-looking breasts that are more proportionate to your body frame.
One of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed today, liposuction can get rid of stubborn, excess fat pockets in virtually any body area. This procedure is especially useful for areas of fat that have been unresponsive to even the most rigorous diet and exercise regimens.
What Is Recovery After a Mommy Makeover Like?
Recovery following a Mommy Makeover will depend on the particulars of your treatment plan. Different techniques have different healing times, and Dr. Holzman will review the estimated downtime of your program with you during your initial consultation. It’s important to note, multiple procedures could require a longer recovery than a single procedure—or they may not. Everyone heals at their own rate. We will review what to expect in detail so you are well-prepared when making a decision.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
The price of a Mommy Makeover will depend on which procedures you combine for your treatment plan. To give you a general idea of the potential cost, the average price* of tummy tuck surgery in 2017 was $5,992, the average price of breast lift surgery was $4,672, and the average price of liposuction was $3,374. Please keep in mind these numbers are averages and only reflect the cost of the surgeon’s fee. Anesthesiology and hospital facility fees will also apply. To give you access to the best and most complete information, it is our practice philosophy to provide a full breakdown of expected costs for your treatment plan at your initial visit. We also welcome your questions and can assist you in finding plastic surgery financing as needed.
*According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons