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There is nothing like the joy and wonder of raising children, watching them grow to become responsible, happy adults. Pregnancy and childbirth, however, are taxing on a woman’s body. Regaining your pre-pregnancy body can be challenging, with some changes not responding to diet or exercise. Dr. Antell performs mommy makeover surgery in New York -  the perfect solution to restoring your pre-pregnancy figure, reestablishing your self-confidence and satisfaction with your body.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a tailor-made set of surgical procedures to restore a woman’s body after pregnancy and childbirth. After conducting a thorough evaluation of your body and discussing your goals, Dr. Antell will work with you to customize the procedure to achieve your vision for your body. Dr. Antell's mommy makeover procedure in New York can effectively treat:

  • Sagging, excess skin
  • Drooping or “deflated” breasts
  • Stubborn pockets of fat
  • Loose abdominal area
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Sagging abdominal skin and tissue
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Am I a candidate for a mommy makeover?

Many mothers are concerned about the idea of undergoing surgery, especially when they have children who may be old enough to notice the dramatic changes in their bodies. In addition, it can be difficult to make time for the surgery and the recovery period. The fact is, however, that the increased self-confidence and physical condition resulting from a mommy makeover can significantly improve your quality of life, confidence, and overall life experience.

If you’re a mother who’s suffering from unpleasant changes in your body after giving birth and you don’t plan to have more children in the immediate future, you are likely an excellent candidate. We do, however, recommend waiting at least six months after giving birth before undergoing any surgical procedures.

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What procedures are involved in a Mommy Makeover?


A mommy makeover often includes several procedures, all customized to meet your goals. Each mommy makeover is different, and they may include some or all of the following treatments:


  • Breast AugmentationBreast augmentation is performed to combat volume loss in the chest and create rounder, more feminine-looking breasts. Implants made from saline or silicone are used to increase the cup size and offset breast deflation that occurs with aging, pregnancy, or massive weight loss. 
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy)Breast lift surgery addresses breast ptosis, or sagging. The procedure is often performed in combination with breast augmentation to improve both the shape and the angle of the breasts, repositioning the nipples in a more youthful position. A breast lift can also accompany a breast reduction procedure. In either case, after mastopexy, the breasts appear perkier and more attractive.


  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) – A tummy tuck can remove excess sagging abdominal skin, trim stubborn fat, and tighten the six-pack muscles, which may have become separated after childbirth. After a tummy tuck, the stomach appears firm, flat, and sculpted, opening up a whole new world of wardrobe options.
  • Lower Body Lift – A lower body lift is a combination treatment that contours the hips, thighs, and buttocks for a tighter, firmer physique. It is an ideal option for clients who have undergone massive weight loss and are looking to shed the drooping skin that causes chafing, irritation, and a poor self-image.
  • LiposuctionLiposuction is the ideal foil to bulky fat that won’t budge no matter how much you diet or exercise. Liposuction can be used to streamline, slim, and sculpt multiple areas of the body, including the thighs, belly, bra rolls, back, waist, hips, and more.


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FAQ

What is the best way to prepare for a mommy makeover?

It’s important that you undergo a mommy makeover only after you are at or close to your ideal weight. So if you wish to shed some pounds, you should do it before your surgeries. You should have finished breastfeeding and no longer be lactating in order to qualify for a mommy makeover. As with any surgical endeavor, patients should be non-smokers who are mentally and physically healthy and have no significant medical issues to contend with. Their outlook towards surgery should be positive and realistic, based on a private consultation with our team.

What will my scars be like after a mommy makeover?

All surgeries come with incisions, but Dr. Antell practices a meticulously detailed, conservative technique that minimizes your scarring. The incisions are placed in such a way that the scars later become virtually invisible. For instance, the tummy tuck scar is well-hidden by the bikini line, and the breast augmentation scars are covered by the bra lines.

Should I get a mommy makeover if I plan to get pregnant again?

It is generally not recommended to undergo a mommy makeover until after you are finished giving birth, only because pregnancy can stretch, distort, and compromise your aesthetic results. However, there is no physical or medical reason why you couldn’t get pregnant again in the future.

How can I preserve my results after a mommy makeover?

After your mommy makeover, it’s important to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle that includes nutritious foods, exercise, rest, and relaxation. If you do gain a significant amount of weight, it might distort your outcome. For most patients, mommy makeover results are long-lasting and sustainable, improving your physique and your confidence for years to come.

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Why choose Dr. Antell for your mommy makeover in NYC?

The most important decision when considering plastic surgery is selecting the surgeon. A high level of artistry, experience, and knowledge are incredibly valuable, as they allow you to feel confident and comfortable with your choice.

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Antell has over 25 years of experience in New York City and has repeatedly been recognized as a “Top Plastic Surgeon” by Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country, Vogue, and New York Magazine.

Dr. Antell treats patients from all over the world in his private New York City practice, catering to celebrities, high-profile individuals, and discerning patients who demand superior results. With the philosophy that “plastic surgery should whisper, not scream,” Dr. Antell takes a conservative approach to the mommy makeover. He understands that minor adjustments can make massive improvements, so he customizes the procedure to deliver the right treatments to the right areas. When you arrive at Dr. Antell’s practice to discuss your mommy makeover in his New York practice, you will receive an unparalleled level of care, competence, and professionalism.

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What can I expect from my recovery after a mommy makeover?


While recovery for a mommy makeover will take longer than it might for a single treatment, altogether, your healing time will be shorter than if you had undergone each procedure by itself. The mommy makeover is a highly customized body contouring solution, so each patient will experience their own recovery journey. 


The doctor will provide you with a detailed aftercare plan and prescription pain medications. You may be asked to wear compression garments, which work to minimize your swelling and keep your new, sculpted contours intact. In general, your swelling, pain, and bruising will persist for a few weeks. You should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for at least six weeks. Most patients return to work around the third week after their surgeries.

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The Cost of a Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeovers are one of the most patient-tailored cosmetic procedures. In fact, they’re not a single procedure, but a combination of multiple procedures, each one of them chosen to address a patient’s unique concerns and physique. A typical mommy makeover could include a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast lift. While each of these is usually priced separately, for a mommy makeover, the cost of each will be combined, while some costs that are typically required for each procedure on its own (such as hospital or anesthesia fees), may be reduced. For a personal cost estimate on your mommy makeover, please contact our office.

How do I get started?

Dr. Darrick E. Antell and his staff will be happy to provide a discreet and private consultation to evaluate your needs and discuss a mommy makeover in his New York City office. Please call the office at (212) 988-4040 to schedule your consultation.

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