What is a Mommy Makeover?
It can be a profound experience to see what your body is capable of through pregnancy and childbirth. It can also be frustrating to experience the permanent changes that accompany pregnancy and breastfeeding.
A mommy makeover is a combination of breast enhancement and body contouring procedures that help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure, helping you feel like the confident person you are.
Most mommy makeovers involve a combination of breast surgery (augmentation and lift) and tummy tuck procedures. We also recognize that each patient has different personal goals and clinical needs after their childbearing years. That’s why each treatment plan is customized to you and your body.
If breastfeeding has left you with deflated breasts, a breast augmentation will restore or increase the fullness and volume of your pre-pregnancy breasts using either implants or fat transfer.
Implants can be composed of saline solution or a silicone gel and come in a range of shapes, profiles, and volumes. You can learn all you need to know about breast implants on our breast augmentation service page
Dr. Maman knows there is no one-size-fits-all approach to breast implants. The implants he selects are customized to match your personal goals and your anatomy. We take precise measurements of your chest wall and work extensively to understand your post-surgery goals in this process.
Breast lifts, or mastopexies, are performed to:
- Elevate drooping breasts
- Remove sagging skin
- Reduce and reposition the nipples and areolas
Breast lifts can be performed alone or with either a breast augmentation or a breast reduction. Our breast lift service page will help you understand how Dr. Maman approaches this complicated procedure.
No matter what your needs are, a breast lift is not just a surgery. It’s a sculptural process that requires both technical skill and an artistic eye. Dr. Maman is uniquely trained for both.
Mommy tummy. It’s our postpartum patients’ most common concern.
Pregnancy and its associated weight gain can put tremendous stress on the skin, muscles, and connective tissues that make up your abdomen. This stress often results in physical changes that are permanent and resistant to changes in diet and fitness, including:
- Localized fat packets
- Diastasis recti, a condition that happens when the thin connective tissue that connects your two vertical abdominal muscles is stretched or torn
- Excess abdominal skin
- Misshapen belly button
- Stretch marks
An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is an advanced surgery that removes excess skin and fat while reshaping the contours of your stomach. You can read about Dr. Maman’s approach to abdominoplasty on our tummy tuck service page, but our patients’ words speak for themselves.
“Dr. Maman is very thorough during the consultation, and I felt confident my results would look natural while achieving my aesthetic goals.”
Liposuction compliments the more complex mommy makeover procedures by creating toned and slim contours through the removal of stubborn, localized fat packets.
Note: While some physicians include a Brazilian butt lift in a mommy makeover, Dr. Maman does not perform any butt lift procedures due to their higher-than-average complication rate.
We make sure you have the information you need to feel good about your decision throughout the entire process, beginning with your inquiry to our practice, the consultation and beyond.
Before surgery, we provide:
- 60- to 90-minute in-depth initial consultations with a complete medical history review and physical assessment by Dr. Maman
- Multiple pre-op visits to answer all your questions and make sure you’re recovery-ready
- Specialized surgery coordinators to help you navigate scheduling, financial and insurance processes
Once you’ve moved forward with surgery, we make sure you’re just as cared for. You’ll get:
- Convenient and safe operating facilities in NYC
- Luxury recovery rooms at NYC hotels for out-of-town patients or patients uncomfortable recovering at home
- Complimentary, custom post-operative support garments and scar treatment regimens
- Attentive and routine aftercare visits
Personalized, Holistic Patient-Centered Approach
Understanding each patient’s personal and clinical needs is central to our practice. We customize treatment plans for each patient, and each patient receives Dr. Maman’s personal contact information along with direct round-the-clock access to our nurse and surgical coordinator
“Dr. Maman and his staff are very patient and they took the time to answer all of my questions and provide honest feedback. My results are natural-looking and fresh, which is exactly what I was hoping for.”
Results & Recovery
We take every measure to provide the highest degree of comfort for our patients throughout their entire journey with our office.
All patients should be fully informed. That’s why we schedule multiple pre-op appointments, so you know what to expect from your procedure. We stay in close contact during this period and each patient even receives Dr. Maman’s personal cell phone number.
Once you’ve completed your surgery, you have the option to recover at home or one of our luxury recovery rooms at select hotels in New York City. Recovery timelines vary depending on your procedure, but we offer complimentary aftercare visits for the entire first year after your surgery.
For more information, read our FAQs below.
See our other patients’ outstanding results. Let’s find the right approach for you and the results you’re looking for.
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Meet Dr. Daniel Y. Maman, Board-Certified NYC Plastic Surgeon
A Harvard fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with post-doctoral training at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Dr. Maman has appeared on the New York Times Top Doctors and Super Doctors in Plastic Surgery lists.
Dr. Maman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified. This recognition is granted only after six years of rigorous education training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He’s also a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Whether your reasons for breast augmentation surgery are personal, clinical, or both, you deserve an exceptionally well-trained, professional who is more than just a surgeon, but a partner in your care.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Basic Mommy Makeover FAQs
How much do you charge for a mommy makeover?
Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
You are a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you are generally healthy, are done with childbearing, and have:
- Sagging and/or deflated breasts with enlarged and/or asymmetrical areolas
- Excess fat and loose skin around your abdomen
- Diastasis recti (separated stomach muscles)
- Stretch marks and/or misshapen belly button
Another important consideration is whether you have the time, resources, and support to manage recovery.
Where will my surgery be performed? How long will it take?
A mommy makeover is complex, and you should expect to be in the operating room between four and six hours.
How soon can I receive a mommy makeover after giving birth?
Should I consider a mommy makeover if I plan to have more children?
If you simply cannot wait and are planning a minimum of one year post-surgery before becoming pregnant, and if you understand that pregnancy will affect your results, Dr. Maman will work with you to determine viable options.
Is it safe to have multiple procedures at once?
If Dr. Maman determines that combining procedures is safe for you, a mommy makeover can minimize your overall recovery time and reduce costs.
How hard is recovery and how long will it take?
This does not mean you will be debilitated for 14 days. We encourage patients to walk and participate in simple daily activities as they are able, but you should expect some level of discomfort, including bruising, swelling, and generalized tenderness over the first few weeks after your surgery.
Full recovery is typically achieved around six to eight weeks.
When can I workout after a mommy makeover?
Even if you feel strong, it’s important to allow your body adequate time to heal. This means you should avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting (anything over 10 lbs) for a minimum of six weeks, maybe even eight.
Waiting to exercise, but remember that by combining your procedures into one operation vs. spreading them out means you have actually reduced your overall recovery time. Allowing yourself those few extra weeks to recuperate will reduce your risk of complications and set you up for lasting success.
When can I go home?
Will I need special clothes after my surgery?
Will I have to pay for follow-up visits after my surgery?
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