Mommy Makeover

Darren M. Smith, MD -  - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Darren M. Smith, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Imagine having your pre-baby body back! Pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding cause the body to go through tremendous changes and strain. The Mommy Makeover works to improve all of those areas that were exposed to the often significant physical stressors of having children. Darren M. Smith, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who takes the finest care of his patients in New York City and those from around the world, helping them regain their pre-pregnancy body and again love the way they look. Call the office today or book online to learn more about the with Dr. Darren Smith’s unique, whole-patient approach to Mommy Makeover surgery.

Mommy Makeover

What is the 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 nursing. Typical areas of the body the Mommy Makeover addresses include the:

  • Breasts
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Genitalia
  • Buttocks

This procedure is an efficient way to address multiple issues at one time. Every woman experiences unique changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Therefore, each Mommy Makeover is highly tailored to your specific goals.

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 if breastfeeding)

Dr. Smith works with you during the consultation to address all of your specific needs, as well as to go through your medical history, medications, previous surgeries, and other pertinent information to make sure the Mommy Makeover is right for you and custom tailored to your specific needs.

What can I expect during the surgery?

Possible procedures during a Mommy Makeover include:

  • Breast augmentation – using breast implants or a fat transfer to increase the size of the breasts
  • Breast lift (“mastopexy”) – removing excess skin and repositioning the nipples and areolas to lift and reshape the breasts
  • Breast Reduction - Removing excess skin, fat, and tissue to reduce the size and improve the appearance of the breasts
  • Tummy tuck – removing excess fat and skin of the abdomen, while also restoring weakened or separated abdominal muscles
  • Buttock augmentation – improving the contour, size, and shape of the buttocks
  • Liposuction – removing excess fatty tissue where needed to improve the body contour
  • Vaginal rejuvenation – reshaping of labial tissue to restore youthful appearance and address functional concerns

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

How long does recovery take?

After your Mommy Makeover surgery, you will be wearing compression and support garments appropriate for the specific procedures you have 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 exact nature of the procedures you have.

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

Since every Mommy Makeover is tailored specifically to the patient, Dr. Smith provides detailed postoperative instructions to you based on the procedures you will have.

What can I expect from the results?

The Mommy Makeover is designed to return your body as closely as possible to its pre-pregnancy appearance. 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 be made tight and flat. To achieve these changes, you will have 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.

Having multiple procedures at once in the form of a Mommy Makeover 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). Dr. Smith performs all of his surgeries, including Mommy Makeovers, in a fully accredited facility and publishes on techniques to achieve excellent multi-procedure outcomes safely and efficiently in the leading plastic surgery journal read by plastic surgeons around the globe.

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.