Mommy Makeover Manhattan, NY

You make a lot of sacrifices as a mom, but your body doesn’t have to be one of them. A mommy makeover is a highly-customizable set of surgical procedures that can benefit new mommies and seasoned ones alike. The body can go through many changes during pregnancy and childbirth, and a mommy makeover procedure seeks to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy profile and contour. This procedure is variable in time and recovery, but you can discuss your mommy makeover options during your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Wallach.

The following procedures are commonly included in a mommy makeover, but your unique treatment can be tailored to your specific concerns.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is any set of procedures that improves the body contour of a woman after having children. This may include a tummy tuck, breast surgery, and liposuction to name a few.

Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover?

A good candidate for a mommy makeover is a patient that desires improvement of her body contour after having children.

How much does a mommy makeover cost?

The fee for a mommy makeover will vary by the combination of procedures that are performed. This can run from $8k-$30K

What should I expect during a consultation for a mommy makeover?

During the consultation, you will spend a lot of time with the doctor reviewing your surgical goals. An exam will then be performed and a surgical plan will be discussed with you at length.

What are the risks of a mommy makeover?

The risks of surgery include poor wound healing, infection, seroma, hematoma, dysesthesia, unfavorable scarring, rebound laxity, and need for further procedures.

How should I prepare for a mommy makeover?

I usually tell my patients to eat healthy and exercise regularly and avoid medications and herbal supplements that might cause bleeding.

What are the steps of a mommy makeover procedure?

Usually, mommy makeovers are performed under general anesthesia. If a breast procedure is performed along with a tummy tuck, then the breast procedure is performed first. In general, the tummy tuck is likely the last procedure to be performed because at the end of the procedure the patient is often completed in a flexed position.

What should I expect during my mommy makeover recovery?

Patients may have drains which usually come out within about a week or when the drainage is low enough. Many times, patients are wearing a binder or special garment related to the procedure. Patients are seen routinely for follow-up in the office and will likely be able to go back to light duty within 1-2 weeks.

What results should I expect after a mommy makeover?

You should expect that the areas treated have a better contour once you have healed.

What words should I know about mommy makeover procedures?

Words associated with a mommy makeover include: mommy makeover, tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, breast lift, mastopexy, breast augmentation, Liposuction, Brazilian butt lift, BBL, buttock augmentation.


Breast Surgery

The breasts can undergo quite a bit of change during pregnancy and nursing, and every woman’s breasts will respond a bit differently. They can grow, sag, and lose their youthful profile throughout the course of childbearing. Your mommy makeover procedure can include a surgical procedure to restore your breasts to your preferred profile and projection, whether it be through breast reduction, augmentation, or lift. These techniques might also be combined to give you the results you want.


The abdominal region can change the most radically throughout pregnancy, and many women rarely recover their pre-pregnancy abdominal contour due to the stretching and strain that they experience. An abdominoplasty procedure can be highly effective at restoring the abdominal contour by removing excess, stretched skin and fat, while also improving the laxity between the underlying muscles. This can have medical benefits for women who suffer from urinary stress incontinence and back pain after childbirth due to a lack of support in the abdominal region.


Some women struggle to lose fat after pregnancy because of the way that the female body stores fat throughout the process. Sometimes, diet and exercise aren’t enough, but liposuction is a minimally-invasive way to slim down the lower body and common areas where fat accumulates during pregnancy. Although this technique is sometimes used in abdominoplasty and breast reduction procedures, it can also easily be used in other areas of the body within the same procedure.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Many women suffer in silence when it comes to permanent changes in the skin of the pelvic region after childbirth, which can lead to medical problems and sexual dissatisfaction. The childbirth process can stretch and tear the skin of the pelvic region and be very difficult to restore without surgery. A mommy makeover can include reduction of excess skin or enhancement of the labia in order to restore the vaginal area to its former appearance.


Because the mommy makeover process is so customizable, your recovery time will vary depending on how extensive your makeover is. You’ll need to undergo downtime due to the surgical techniques included, but many women also choose to include non-surgical procedures as well for a final touch on their new body. You can discuss your treatment plan with Dr. Wallach, during which he can guide you through your recovery time and care steps.

If you would like more information about NEW YORK CITY PLASTIC SURGEON DR. WALLACH and his success with New York City mommy makeover procedures, we hope that you will not hesitate to contact our Manhattan offices at (212) 257-3263 or by mail at 1049 5th Avenue, Suite 2D in New York, NY 10028; or using our CONTACT FORM to request additional details.

Mommy Makeover Frequently Asked Questions

Are Mommy Makeovers dangerous?

Mommy makeovers have a low risk of complications, they are not dangerous to perform.

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

Most patients can go back to light duty within 7-10 days. Most can go back to aerobic activity within 3-4 weeks and heavy lifting in about 6-8 weeks.

Can a tummy tuck be considered medically necessary?

Tummy tucks are not medically necessary

How many plastic surgeries can be done at once?

Many times two or possibly three can be done on a healthy patient. It all depends upon the extent of the various procedures.

Do you lose weight after a mommy makeover?

You may lose a bit of weight if tissue is removed by liposuction or a tummy tuck or any excision procedure.

How much did you pay for your mommy makeover?

Each mommy makeover may be different so the fee will vary as to which procedures are combined.

How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?

I tell patients to eat healthy, exercise regularly and avoid any foods or supplements that might cause bleeding.

How much fat can be removed during liposuction?

Most will not take more than 5 liters of fat in any one session.

What does a mommy makeover cost?

Each mommy makeover may be different so the fee will vary as to which procedures are combined.

What is all included in a Mommy Makeover?

Each Mommy makeover may be different. Some may get a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, or liposuction, or breast lift to name a few.

What is included in the mommy makeover?

Each Mommy makeover may be different. Some may get a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, or liposuction, or breast lift to name a few.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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