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Mommy Makeover in New York, NY

During pregnancy, women’s bodies go through unique and often permanent changes to accommodate their growing baby. After giving birth, many women struggle in a quest to restore their pre-pregnancy bodies. This mission can take a toll on the self-esteem of many moms, especially since diet and exercise can only take some women so far. The Mommy Makeover is a surgical option that combines breast and body procedures that are specifically designed to treat the enhancement needs of moms.

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What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover combines cosmetic procedures, each designed to restore a woman’s body after pregnancy, childbirth, or changes due to aging. Most women choose a combination of breast and body procedures to enhance or rejuvenate multiple areas of the body that are most affected by changes due to pregnancy or aging. This procedure offers transformational results with less downtime and recovery, as opposed to undergoing each procedure separately.

Who Is a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Candidates for a Mommy Makeover may experience changes to their bodies after pregnancy, childbirth, or due to aging. They may experience breast sagging, separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti), and stubborn pockets of fat. Candidates also desire a procedure combining multiple surgical sessions to minimize recovery time and experience full-body rejuvenation.

Women considering a Mommy Makeover should be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. If you need a Mommy Makeover, you may require correction for one or more of the following conditions:

  • Volume loss in the breasts
  • Sagging breast tissue
  • A tummy pooch
  • Excess abdominal skin
  • Unwanted deposits of fat
  • Stretched or loose labia minora (inner lips)

How Is a Mommy Makeover Performed in New York, NY?

A Mommy Makeover is an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. Dr. Cha customizes each Mommy Makeover to fit the unique needs of his patients. You may not require each procedure outlined in the Mommy Makeover. Your procedure aims to enhance your body and restore a youthful, attractive look. 

Your Mommy Makeover will combine cosmetic procedures during one (or more) surgical session. The combination of procedures will depend on your preferences and specific goals for your Mommy Makeover, so each will be unique. Some popular procedures include the following:


What Can I Expect During My Mommy Makeover Recovery?

The length of your recovery will vary depending on the extent of correction required to achieve your results and your chosen procedures. You will experience swelling, bruising, and redness in your treatment areas. Oral pain medication will be provided to help ease any discomfort. Patients are required to rest for several days following their procedure. You may wear a series of compression garments if you undergo any body contouring procedures.

Most patients can return to work within one to two weeks following their procedure. You should be able to resume your regular exercise routine, with your doctor’s permission, after four weeks. Most major swelling should subside by six weeks before your final results become visible.

When Will I See My Mommy Makeover Results?

The Mommy Makeover provides patients with quality, long-lasting results. However, the life of body contouring procedures depends on your lifestyle following surgery. Live a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise to maintain your results. Additional pregnancies following your procedure may affect the quality of your results and are, therefore, not recommended.

Mommy Makeover FAQ

How much does a Mommy Makeover cost in New York, NY?

The cost of a Mommy Makeover in NY will vary greatly depending on several factors, including the type of procedures you have combined, the extent of necessary revision for each, and the specific technique Dr. Cha uses to create your desired result. Additionally, Mommy Makeover procedures are more cost-effective than undergoing multiple procedures separately, as you will only have one surgical session, and anesthesia is administered once, reducing the associated fees.

After you consult with Dr. Cha, once a surgical plan has been created and agreed upon, we will happily provide you with an accurate cost estimate.

Will I have scars after my Mommy Makeover?

Dr. Cha takes great care to place incisions in discreet locations without extensive visible scarring. However, depending on your body’s natural healing process and the correction required to achieve your results, you may develop mild scarring. Any scarring that does develop is likely to fade over time.

How long will my Mommy Makeover take?

This will depend on the number of procedures as well as their complexity. Dr. Cha may also recommend more than one surgery to ensure your safety. Your Mommy Makeover procedure can take 3-4 hours.

How soon after my baby can I have a Mommy Makeover?

While it can be challenging to wait, it’s crucial for your health and the safety of this procedure that you wait until you are fully healed after childbirth. This will look a little different for everyone, but your skin needs to shrink back and heal, your breasts need to shrink, and your uterus needs to contract. If you are considering a breast procedure, you should finish breastfeeding first.

Do I have to have children to be a candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

No. A Mommy Makeover can help any woman who wants a full-body rejuvenation, as it is fully customized to your needs and goals. While useful for postpartum women, the surgical procedures that we highlight for the Mommy Makeover are also applicable to women who experience changes due to the natural aging process.

Will the results of my Mommy Makeover be permanent?

No cosmetic procedure can guarantee permanence, as the body will continue to age and undergo natural changes. However, a Mommy Makeover can offer transformational results that are intended to be long-lasting. With proper diet and exercise and no subsequent pregnancies, most, if not all, procedures will look fantastic for years to come.

What happens if I get pregnant after my Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy and childbirth after a Mommy Makeover can reverse some of the results, especially that of abdominoplasty and specific breast enhancements, which is why we urge patients to consider a Mommy Makeover only after they are done having children. If you do get pregnant again, you may need additional procedures to restore your results from the first one.

If you want to restore your pre-pregnancy body with a Mommy Makeover, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Cha today. Contact our office at (212) 717-2222 or fill out our online contact form for additional information.

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