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Mommy Makeover Procedure Overview

A Long Island mommy makeover is a customized combination of cosmetic procedures designed to address the physical changes that occur in a woman's body following pregnancy and childbirth. It typically involves a combination of procedures such as breast augmentation or lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and sometimes additional treatments like buttock enhancement or thigh lift.

  • Average Cost: Surgeon's fee starts around $30,000, depending on the procedures included. Fee does not include Surgery Center fees or Anesthesia fees. Call for details.
  • Combo Procedures: Typically includes a combination of Breast Surgery (lift, augmentation, or
    reduction), Tummy Tuck, and Liposuction
  • Discomfort Level: Moderate
  • Anesthesia Options: General Anesthesia
  • Recovery Period: Six to Eight Weeks, varying by procedure
  • Results Length: Long-Term, with proper maintenance
  • Potential Benefits: Restoration of pre-pregnancy body shape, improvement in breast appearance and firmness, reduction of excess abdominal skin and fat, tightening of abdominal muscles, enhanced self-confidence, and improved body image vs a trade-off with scars.

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What is a mommy makeover?

Pregnancy can weaken and separate the stomach muscles while compromising the breasts' appearance. Stretched-out skin and excess fatty tissue are also inevitable after childbirth. Many moms try to combat these unwanted changes with diligent dieting and exercise regimens, but these measures are rarely sufficient for the dramatic improvements they seek.

A mommy makeover is a solution to this problem. The term refers to a customized series of surgical and cosmetic procedures rather than one set plan to restore your figure, expand your wardrobe choices, and help you feel like yourself again.

Dr. Alizadeh, located in New York City, takes great pride in customizing your procedure to meet your needs. He will curate a personalized treatment plan to include any areas of your body that have been negatively affected by motherhood.

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Mommy Makeover Before & After
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Here are some mommy makeover before and after images that show actual patients with Dr. Alizadeh so you can see the results he regularly delivers.

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When creating a custom surgical plan, Dr. Alizadeh often combines two of his most performed and popular procedures, the NaturaBra™ breast lift and the NaturaTuck™ tummy tuck at his New York City office.

The NaturaBra breast lift has been proven to have the most impactful, long-lasting outcome of any breast lift procedure. The NaturaTuck’s innovative technique results in minimal pain and a minimal drain approach for quick recovery and mobilization back to your daily life. 

Dr. Alizadeh combines the NaturaBra breast lift and NaturaTuck tummy tuck in a proprietary approach to produce a more athletic posture. The figure's aesthetics are improved, and scars are well concealed for an incredible ten-year follow-up satisfaction rate.

What concerns can a mommy makeover correct? 

A mommy makeover in Long Island can be customized to correct your aesthetic concerns. The most common problems repaired by a mommy makeover are:

  • Separated rectus muscles and fascia (or diastasis recti)
  • Excessive and sagging skin
  • Loss of stamina
  • Excess fat in the hips, belly, and thighs
  • Deflated and drooping breasts
  • Low-hanging nipples
  • Facial lines, wrinkles, and creases

Who makes an ideal candidate? 

The ideal candidate for a mommy makeover in New York City includes the following:

  • Frustrated with excess and sagging skin and fat
  • Concerns do not respond to dieting and exercise alone
  • Weakened abdominal muscles
  • Loss of self-confidence
  • Loss of energy and stamina
  • Non-smoker
  • In good mental and physical health
  • Free from significant medical issues
  • Realistic expectations
  • Finished having children
  • BMI of less than 30
  • Stable weight

Why choose Dr. Alizadeh for your mommy makeover?

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Long Island and an authority in the field of aesthetics, having served as the former Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center and currently serving as the Professor of Clinical Surgery at New York Medical College.

Dr. Alizadeh holds the esteemed position of Professor of Clinical Surgery at New York Medical College and is recognized for imparting his innovative techniques to numerous surgeons spanning 27 countries worldwide. His far-reaching contributions encompass training over 100 plastic surgeons, delivering more than 100 specialized lectures and presentations, and serving as both the oral examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the primary clinical trial investigator for the FDA. Dr. Alizadeh's dedication extends to his numerous peer-reviewed articles, which have significantly propelled advancements in the field of plastic surgery. He has also provided those in need with vital healthcare through his nonprofit organization, Mission: Restore. 

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A Premier Choice for Mommy Makeovers in NYC

Because Dr. Alizadeh is passionate about championing new advances in cutting-edge science that improve quality of life and help his clients to thrive, he was named a Top Doctor by the Consumer Research Council, Castle Connolly, and the US News and World Report.

Dr. Alizadeh obtained his MD from Cornell University Medical College, going on to complete elite General Surgery and Plastic Surgery training at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Additionally, he spent a year training in Cosmetic Surgery, Microsurgery, and Breast Reconstruction at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. 

His extensive training and experience make Dr. Alizaden the best choice for your mommy makeover in NYC.

What procedures are included in a mommy makeover?

Breast augmentation/lift

Mommy makeover patients frequently choose breast augmentation with implants to restore the shape and size of their breasts. There are several considerations, such as:

  • Type, shape, size, and texture of the implants chosen
  • Location of the incision
  • Placement of the implant

Alternatively, if your primary concern is drooping breasts, a breast lift or Dr. Alizadeh's NaturaBra™ technique may be the right choice. The technique involves:

  • Removing excess skin
  • Tightening other tissues in the breast
  • Creating an internal bra from existing skin

This creates a natural perkiness scientifically shown to last more than ten years. Dr. Alizadeh can also perform a breast augmentation with a lift to deliver the exceptional benefits of both procedures.

Tummy tuck

Abdominoplasty creates a flatter and leaner abdomen while also strengthening the walls of the abdominal muscles. Dr. Alizadeh's NaturaTuck™ tummy tuck technique removes unwanted fat and loose skin and uses progressive-tension sutures to minimize recovery. A mommy makeover most commonly includes a tummy tuck to repair damaged stomach tissue associated with pregnancy and childbirth.

Dr. Alizadeh uses innovative plication techniques to define the abdominal muscles and, in certain patients, can perform the “no pain/no drain” procedure.

The procedure uses Exparel anesthetic to numb the abdomen for up to 72 hours post-procedure paired with progressive tension techniques, eliminating the need for drains and maximizing fast recovery.

Buttock lift

A "butt lift" improves the appearance of flattened or sagging buttocks by augmenting them with fat harvested from other body sites. Dr. Alizadeh uses his NaturaCurve™ butt lift technique to create a rounder look that addresses laxity while providing roundness and projection.

A buttock lift is an ideal mommy makeover inclusion because it can correct issues caused by weight gain and skin stretching from pregnancy.


Liposuction loosens and removes subcutaneous fat deposits with a thin device known as a cannula. The procedure is frequently combined with other surgeries, such as a mommy makeover, to optimize the results of a lift or similar contouring procedure. Dr. Alizadeh can apply it all over the body, including:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Chest area
  • Back
  • Upper arms

Other options

Because pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing uniquely impact each woman's body, patients can discuss their ideal mommy makeover in New York City with Dr. Alizadeh during an initial consultation. They may include facial contouring, labiaplasty, and non-surgical treatments such as laser skin rejuvenation.

What can I expect from the treatment process?

You can expect the following three phases from the mommy makeover treatment process:

  1. Consultation – Dr. Alizadeh conducts an initial in-depth consultation in Long Island to determine your aesthetic concerns and curate the best solution-based treatment plan. Additionally, he will perform a physical exam and a thorough review of your medical history to give you the information needed to move forward confidently.
  2. Anesthesia – Our board-certified anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia to ensure you are perfectly relaxed and comfortable throughout your treatment. You will feel no pain, and when you wake up with your improved physique, you’ll be more youthful, energized, and rejuvenated.
  3. Procedure – Dr. Alizadeh carries out your treatment plan by carefully performing strategic body sculpting to transform your appearance. He will create minimal post-operative scarring and reduce your risk of complications. Once your sutures have been closed, you will recover in our state-of-the-art suites in New York City to be monitored before returning home.
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Dear Dr. Alizadeh,

For two years, I had considered doing a “Mommy Makeover,” a combined tummy tuck and breast augmentation surgery that I hoped would restore my pre-pregnancy body. Diet and exercise couldn’t help me any longer; my breasts were deflated and my stomach was plagued by excess wrinkled skin from losing and gaining weight during two back-to-back pregnancies. I was frightened by what I heard would be a long recovery fraught with pain, but I was more frightened that I would never be able to wear a bikini with confidence ever again. After months of research and several consultations with other surgeons, I knew upon meeting Dr. Alizadeh that he would be the one I’d entrust my body to.

Now, five weeks after surgery with Dr. Alizadeh, I can happily say that I am thrilled I decided to go for it. The results are phenomenal! I’m not sure my body ever looked this good—even before I had children. My breasts are firm and full, and my stomach is flatter than ever. I am so thankful to Dr. Alizadeh and the excellent care I received from the entire staff.


What happens after my mommy makeover?

After surgery, you will need a friend or family member to accompany you home and assist you for the first 24 hours. Dr. Alizadeh will provide pain medications and antibiotics to ward off infection. Additionally, you will receive compression garments to minimize swelling and keep your newly contoured physique in peak condition. Drains may be placed to help excess fluids out of the body.

During recovery, you should expect swelling and bruising for several days, which will subside over the next several weeks. Dr. Alizadeh recommends avoiding strenuous exercise for up to six weeks, but you should take light walks to help improve your circulation and mental health. Most patients can resume work within three weeks if their job is not physically demanding.

Mommy Makeover FAQs

What are the risks associated with a mommy makeover?

Risks from this procedure include infection, bleeding, anesthesia risks, hematoma, temporary numbness, scarring, poor wound healing, and poor cosmetic results. Breast surgery carries with it the risk of capsular contracture and implant rupture.

Can I have more children after a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover does not affect your ability to birth additional children. However, another pregnancy can compromise your aesthetic results, so Dr. Alizadeh strongly suggests you postpone your procedure if you expect to get pregnant within the next few years. If you have a mommy makeover and then get pregnant in the future, Dr. Alizadeh can perform revision procedures to help you maintain your figure.

Will I lose sensation in my nipples after the breast lift?

If you are concerned about losing sensation in your nipples, discuss it with Dr. Alizadeh at your consultation. He can adjust his technique to conform with your wishes, choosing incisions that do not disturb the nipple-areolar complex.

Are there a lot of scars after a mommy makeover?

All of the procedures involved in a mommy makeover will involve some incisions. As such, patients are likely to have scars following their recovery period. That said, they will fade over time and can be improved with the right care.

Does a mommy makeover get rid of stretch marks?

Mommy makeover procedures include various treatments that can address stretch marks. For example, a tummy tuck can treat stretch marks on the stomach, a breast lift can treat stretch marks on the breasts, and an arm lift can treat the arms.

What is the recovery process like?

Generally speaking, patients should plan to stay at home and rest for at least 2 weeks following their treatment. They can get back to their daily routines after 2 to 3 weeks and can engage in more strenuous activities by the 6-week mark.

Is labiaplasty part of a mommy makeover procedure?

Yes. If desired, labiaplasty can be included in a mommy makeover procedure.

How long until I can exercise after a mommy makeover?

Patients must refrain from vigorous exercise for at least 6 weeks following their mommy makeover procedure. After that period, they are free to get back to their workout regimen.

Does insurance cover a mommy makeover?

Mommy makeovers are usually not covered by insurance plans because they are considered to be a primarily cosmetic procedure.

What is the cost of a mommy makeover in NYC?

Because a mommy makeover in Long Island is highly personalized in terms of complexity and procedure combinations, the price varies considerably. Once Dr. Alizadeh has designed your surgical plan, your exact cost will be included. For a mommy makeover that includes a tummy tuck and breast lift, with surgeon's fee starting at $30,000 (not including surgery center or anesthesia fees). 

For Long Island patients interested in a Mommy Makeover

Cosmoplastic surgery has three convenient locations in the New York Metropolitan areas, covering both Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Learn more about our Mommy Makeover.

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