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A woman’s body inevitably changes dramatically after a pregnancy; this is no surprise to mothers, as they watch the changes occur during the process of creating a new life. Top New York plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Rothaus, is a specialist in body contouring and has helped many women transform their lives and regain a healthy self-image with the mommy makeover. Rothaus Plastic Surgery offers this remarkable surgery to women in New York, Manhattan, Westchester, the Upper East Side, and the surrounding regions of New York.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

The mommy makeover procedure was designed for mothers who have not been able to go back to their pre-pregnancy bodies, even after extensive exercise and a strict diet. The mommy makeover is a cosmetic surgery that revitalizes and reshapes areas of the body that have changed due to pregnancy skin stretching and weight gain. A typical mommy makeover includes a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction. In some cases, a labiaplasty is also incorporated in the overall procedure.

What is the Procedure like During a Mommy Makeover?

During the initial consultation, Dr. Rothaus will listen to your aesthetic goals and tailor an individualized surgical plan that best suits your goals. He will also discuss all the aspects of the procedure and the surgical techniques he will use during the surgery. Because there are multiple procedures incorporated in the mommy makeover, the surgical plan will be customized and vary with each patient. For many, a combination of techniques will tighten the skin and muscles of the abdomen, reshape the body for a more natural and appealing contour, restore shape and volume to the breasts, and eliminate stubborn areas of fat.

A mommy makeover can be done in one operation or as a staged procedure in a series of operations. Dr. Rothaus prefers to plan a series of procedures separated in time. In that manner, they can each be performed as an outpatient procedure. The recovery varies from patient to patient and from procedure to procedure. As a single staged procedure, it is a longer surgery requiring an overnight stay in the hospital. In such situations, the mommy makeover is performed under general anesthesia and, depending on how many procedures are combined, can take more than four to eight hours.

What is the Recovery Process After a Mommy Makeover?

Recovery from any major surgery can be challenging. Full recovery from your mommy makeover can take between six to 12 weeks, although most patients can return to their normal routine within three to four weeks. Exercise is discouraged for at least three weeks post-surgery.


Normal surgical scars are common and expected depending on the procedure. Because of this, it is important to find a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon well versed in the complex mommy makeover procedures to perform the surgery. An experienced surgeon like Dr. Rothaus will ensure that scarring is kept at a minimum and that the results are gorgeous and long-lasting.

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I was referred to Dr. Rothaus by a friend. I am extremely happy with the results from my procedure. It has made a tremendous impact in my life. I strongly recommend Dr. Rothaus.

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Recovery Time: 10-20 days

Average Procedure Time: 1-4 hours

Procedure Recovery Location: Outpatient

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Get Your Body Back

A mommy makeover gives a woman the chance to regain her slim figure and youthful curves. It is now one of the most popular procedures performed at our New York office. We love to bring positive changes to a woman’s life, and this surgery does just that. If you are ready to get your pre-pregnancy body back, we encourage you to contact our office today and schedule your consultation. Rothaus Plastic Surgery provides mommy makeover procedures to patients in New York, Manhattan, Westchester, and nearby New York communities.

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