What is a Mommy Makeover?


As plastic surgery becomes more popular and less taboo, there are many procedure and treatment terms that can be confusing to people researching plastic surgery options. In some instances, procedures can even have multiple meanings, which only adds confusion to patients wanting to educate themselves on their plastic surgery options. One procedure in particular that can be confusing to define is the mommy makeover. Dr. Greenwald’s goal with his mommy makeover patients is to help restore their pre-baby body and in many cases improve their self-confidence. The procedure can address one or multiple areas of the body and is typically performed when a mother has completed, or plans to take a long break from, having children. The term “mommy makeover” will have a different meaning based on the specific concerns of the individual patient. For example, some women require a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) and a breast lift after experiencing loose skin in the abdominal area and sagging breasts from breastfeeding. For other women, a mommy makeover could consist of a breast augmentation to add volume to deflated breasts or liposuction to contour that certain area of the body that is diet and exercise resistant. There are even some women who include Botox, injectable fillers and skin care procedures into their mommy makeover treatment plan so they look refreshed after countless sleepless nights. At our practice, we are proud to offer non-surgical options such as CoolSculpting – a one hour in-office body contouring treatment – which is perfect for busy moms who can’t be slowed by recovery times. “Every woman’s body responds differently to child bearing, which is why we customize our treatment plans for each individual patient” says Dr. Greenwald.

For more information on our mommy makeovers, contact our office and ask to speak to one of our patient coordinators.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.