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Get your body back with a mommy makeover

Imagine having your pre-baby body back! Pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding cause the body to go through tremendous changes and strain. A mommy makeover works to improve all of those areas that were exposed to the significant physical stressors of having children. The procedures performed in this total body makeover may include breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, body sculpting with liposuction, and more, all custom-tailored to correct the changes your body underwent from pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Board-certified plastic surgeon on the Upper East side

Darren M. Smith, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who takes the finest care of his patients from within New York City and from across the globe, helping them regain a pre-pregnancy body and once again love the way they look. Call the office today or book online to learn more about Dr. Darren Smith’s unique, whole-patient approach to a custom mommy makeover.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover aims to restore the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after undergoing the changes associated with pregnancy, giving birth, and breastfeeding children. Typical areas of the body the mommy makeover addresses include:

  • Breasts
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Genitalia
  • Buttocks

This procedure is an efficient way to address multiple issues in a single surgery. Every woman experiences unique changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Each custom mommy makeover is individually-tailored to meet your specific body image goals.

Before & After

Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover?

An ideal candidate for a mommy makeover is:

  • In good medical health
  • At their ideal body weight
  • Has a positive outlook and realistic expectations
  • Is finished with childbearing
  • is 6 months post-delivery (or breastfeeding)

Dr. Smith will work closely with you during a private consultation to address all of your specific needs, as well as to review your medical history, medications, previous surgeries, and other pertinent information. This will help him to design a custom-tailored surgical plan for a mommy makeover that addresses your specific needs.

What can I expect during the surgery?

The procedures performed as part of a mommy makeover at our luxury private practice in Manhattan may include one or more of the following:

Breast augmentation

Your breasts may appear deflated, no longer looking perky, rounded, and youthful. Breast augmentation can be performed by placing implants or with a custom natural fat transfer procedure to restore lost volume.

Breast lift (“mastopexy”)

If your breasts appear saggy or droopy, they can be restored with a custom breast lift to remove excess skin and lift the breasts back to a youthful position on the chest wall. A breast lift can also correct the size, shape and position of the nipple and areola (nipple areola complex).

Breast Reduction

Some women struggle with overlarge breasts, leading to discomfort, rashes, back pain, neck pain and other symptoms. A breast reduction will remove excess skin, fat, and tissue to reduce the size and reshape the breasts and nipple structure to create a more youthful, fresh appearance.

Nipple and Areola Reshaping

Your nipples and areolas may have changed size and shape during pregnancy and breastfeeding, with areolas becoming stretched and asymmetrical and nipples becoming longer than you may prefer. The size and shape of your areolas can be corrected with a simple procedure, and over-projected nipples can be refined with a straightforward procedure as well.

Tummy tuck

Your abdomen may demonstrate significant changes after pregnancy. Stretch marks, saggy skin, excess fat that no exercise seems to resolve, or weak or separated abdominal muscles can be restored to a fit, firm, taut, youthful look with a custom tummy tuck or abdominoplasty.

Buttock augmentation

Your buttocks can be enhanced to appear lifted, round, and attractive in a custom buttock augmentation. These procedures may take the form of a Brazilian butt lift (natural fat transfer) or a custom surgery to lift and enhance your look with implants to create a beautiful, rounded derriere.


Your body naturally stores extra fat during pregnancy, a genetic holdover from days when a shortage of nutrients during pregnancy and breastfeeding may have been an issue. These fatty deposits are often very difficult to resolve with diet and exercise, but with our advanced liposuction treatments they can be easily removed to restore your youthful, sculpted figure.

Vaginal rejuvenation

If you are embarrassed, uncomfortable, or struggling with changes to your vagina, a custom surgical reshaping of labial tissue can restore a youthful appearance and address issues related to function, form and the enjoyment of intimacy.

Dr. Smith is experienced in each of these procedures and can expertly explain their respective nuances, expected results, and recovery process.

Mommy Makeover FAQ

How long does recovery take?

After your mommy makeover surgery, you will be wearing compression and support garments appropriate for the specific procedures you had. In general, you should allow two weeks before returning to an office job, and approximately five to six weeks before returning to full activity levels. This will depend on the number and type of procedures you have.

While you will see a very nice change immediately after surgery, it will take a few months for the swelling of your breasts, abdomen, genitalia, or buttocks to resolve to the point that your final results are achieved.

Since every mommy makeover is tailored specifically to the patient, Dr. Smith will ensure you have full and complete postoperative instructions, along with an exceptional level of post-operative care and attention.

What can I expect from the results?

A mommy makeover is designed to return your body as closely as possible to its pre-pregnancy appearance – or better. For example, if your breasts lost volume and sagged as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding, they will be lifted and volumized; if your abdomen developed a bulge and became soft, it will once again be youthful, tight, and flat.

Will I have many scars after a mommy makeover?

The restoration of your pre-baby body will require incisions that leave scars, but they will be placed in the most discreet locations possible. Dr. Smith is highly skilled at expertly placing the smallest possible incisions in the least noticeable areas. You will be free to wear revealing clothing with no concerns about visible scars.

Will all the procedures be performed in one surgery?

Having multiple procedures in one surgical appointment can be a transformative experience. It offers a savings in time (one recovery for several operations) and cost (one set of anesthesia and operating room fees for several operations). Some patients will be better served by having two surgeries. Every case is unique, and Dr. Smith will work with you to develop a surgical plan most appropriate for your goals.

Why choose Dr. Darren Smith for my mommy makeover?

Dr. Smith performs all of his surgeries in a fully-accredited private facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology that follows the most stringent safety protocols. Not only does Dr. Smith have an outstanding reputation as a plastic surgeon as shown by his stellar reviews, but he has also published scholarly papers in the leading plastic surgery literature trusted by plastic surgeons around the globe on his advanced techniques for safe, effective, multi-procedure mommy makeovers.

Dr. Smith stands out from the crowd of plastic surgeons. His education and training are far above and beyond that of most surgeons, and this extensive training
and resulting finely honed skillset produce superb results. His background includes one of the top aesthetic surgery fellowships in the world, where he became expert at the most advanced cosmetic surgery techniques. This experience has, in turn, lead to truly superior surgical outcomes.

Our practice: Discretion, comfort, and superior results.

Dr. Smith’s practice provides the highest level of service in every way, including a friendly, comfortable environment, where we employ advanced patient safety protocols, consistently achieve exceptional results, and offer the highest level of personalized aftercare.

To see if a mommy makeover is right for you, book a consultation at the office of Darren M. Smith, MD. You can book your appointment online or call the office.


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