About the Mommy Makeover
New York board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Koch frequently works with women who wish to have their pre-pregnancy body back. Even though childbirth is an amazing and miraculous moment for many women, it often will alter the tightness and shape of various body parts — and can leave one feeling frustrated. The great news is that it's possible to reclaim a slimmer, tighter physique thanks to the help of the mommy makeover surgical procedure performed at our New York facilities. This body contouring treatment uses a blend of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to target the stomach and breasts, as well as other areas affected by pregnancy — virtually any area affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc. can be repaired. In addition, nonsurgical remedies can be used to enhance surface irregularities, such as skin problems or stretch marks, from the rapid fluctuation and stretching of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"Great tummy tuck/mommy makeover! - I went to to have a consult on a tummy tuck after having 4 kids. You can only imagine what my belly looked like. (gross) I loved Dr. Koch from day 1. In my consult he was patient and explained everything. When we went in for the examination I ended up deciding to do my breast too because they were also gross. Lol! My result was fantastic! I am very happy and so is my husband. I once again feel confident and sexy."- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 27, 2012
"33 Mom of 2, Much Needed Mommy Makeover - Tarrytown, NY - Dr. Koch is very friendly. He listened to what I wanted. I am happy with my outcomes. I will be returning to him in the future."- E. / RealSelf / Apr 28, 2015
The right candidates for body contouring and mommy makeover are those who have undergone pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, and have worked to get a slimmer look through a consistent healthy lifestyle with little result. For many women, surgery is recommended to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. If you have completed childbearing but you are unhappy with the imperfections left behind, such as lifeless, deflated breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted fat tissue in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could be beneficial for you. The goal of Dr. Koch is to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body so you can resume life without additional concern about the appearance of your body.
A mommy makeover is a body contouring treatment, tailored for each woman by Dr. Koch based on the specific areas of the body to be corrected. Many procedures can be paired together — the most common treatments are liposuction of the flanks and lower back, as well as breast lift surgery, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery. The mommy makeover surgeries are performed using general anesthesia, taking 3 – 7 hours based upon the number of treatments. In addition, an overnight stay at the hospital might be necessary. Your treatment plan might also include nonsurgical skin procedures, such as laser treatments and injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface issues.
What to Expect
After a recovery period in the hospital, you will begin to recover at home with the proper post-operative instructions we supply. The recovery process is generally a gradual process, so you will be encouraged to rest and take it easy. Moving around and walking may be hard for the first week or so, and a step-by-step, home-healing protocol will be required to help the incisions and sutures heal properly. Most patients find that the healing phase can take about six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, most patients are able to return to a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Working out should wait for around two months. In the end, this surgery can be an amazing journey for women, allowing them to love the way they look and feel once again.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover can vary depending on what you are including in your surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Koch will create your customized treatment plan before he can estimate your exact costs. A mommy makeover is an investment in reclaiming your body after pregnancy and childbirth, so it's important to focus on getting amazing results instead of finding the lowest cost. Our practice accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest financing so your mommy makeover is more affordable.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
In your consultation with Dr. Koch, he will listen to your wants and needs before examining your body. After this, he can make recommendations on what should be a part of your treatment plan. Often, women want a breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) together with liposuction and a body lift.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body, so nonsurgical treatments are usually not enough to get significant improvements. During your consultation, Dr. Koch can go over both surgical and nonsurgical options. Based on your needs and goals, he will let you know if treatments like nonsurgical fat reduction (for example, CoolSculpting), vaginal rejuvenation (for example, ThermiVa), or nonsurgical skin tightening (for example, ultherapy or Thermage) can be considered.
Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers a beautiful new shape, it does include some scarring. Dr. Koch will create clean, small incisions. Most scars that result from this surgery will be able to be hidden with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, Dr. Koch or a member of his team will go over scar care so your sutures heal flat and eventually fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
In a perfect world, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you get pregnant after your mommy makeover, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $10,000
Reclaim Your Figure
If you want to stop feeling aggravated with your body while trying to lose those remaining pounds, we invite you to contact one of our offices in New York to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Deflated breasts, excess skin, and other skin irregularities can be fixed with this custom surgery. During the consultation process, plastic surgeon Dr. Koch will address your concerns and aesthetic goals and create a tailored surgical plan to repair each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgical talent, it is possible to regain the figure you desire.