One thing all mothers have in common is that pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding change their body dramatically. For some, a healthy diet and working out regularly can help restore your pre-baby body. For others, more dramatic changes are necessary to eliminate stubborn fat deposits and excess skin. A mommy makeover combines multiple cosmetic surgeries to help a mother regain the youthful figure she once enjoyed.

What Does a Mommy Makeover Correct?

A mommy makeover can address various aesthetic concerns. Dr. Dreyfuss will discuss goals and desired results with you during a consultation. With your input in mind, he will structure a surgical plan to match your cosmetic needs and desired goals. Procedures may include:

Most women want to improve their breasts, abdomen, and buttocks. Combining cosmetic procedures can help mothers correct multiple problem areas at once. From his full suite of body contouring procedures, Dr. Dreyfuss can improve your body outline by performing two or more aesthetic surgeries at once.

Best Candidates

Optimal candidates for a mommy makeover share the following characteristics.

In Good Health

As with any operation, mommy makeover candidates should be in good overall health. The body must be capable of healing properly to successfully recover after surgery. If you have any existing conditions or medical concerns, let Dr. Dreyfuss know. From there, he can determine if a mommy makeover is right for you.

At Optimal Body Weight

The best candidates for a mommy makeover are close to their healthy weight. Being over- or under-weight may compromise the outcome if you lose or gain weight after surgery. You should be aware that a mommy makeover is not a weight-loss treatment. It’s a contouring procedure designed to remove stubborn fat pads and excess skin.

Have Time to Recover

Depending on which procedures are part of your mommy makeover, you will need time to heal. You should plan at least two weeks off from your regular schedule to rest and recover. If you include a tummy tuck with the procedure, expect a longer recovery, about a month to six weeks.

No Future Pregnancies

Before investing in enhancing your figure with a mommy makeover, you should wait until you are no longer planning to have children. Any future pregnancies can negatively impact your results.


We all know smoking can be hazardous to your health. After all, that’s why there’s a surgeon’s general warning on every pack. Smoking impedes circulation, making incisions less likely to heal and close properly. It also increases the likelihood of infection and weakens the immune system.

If you smoke, quit. If you can’t quit for good, stop smoking for at least two weeks before and two weeks after surgery.

Are You Ready to Learn More?

If you are considering a mommy makeover to resolve body issues resulting from pregnancy, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss is here to discuss the procedure with you. To start the process, contact us online or set up a virtual consultation.

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Aging and breastfeeding can take a toll on the appearance of breasts. Women often endure sagging, flattening, or loss of volume in the breasts, leading to a drop in self-esteem and confidence. Fortunately, there are now powerful procedures that can help counter the effects of aging on the breasts. With the help of Dr. Dreyfuss, the combination of breast lift and breast implants can help reposition the breasts, reshape the breasts, and restore volume and fullness.

Why Choose a Breast Lift?

The breast lift is a great procedure for rejuvenating breasts that have been affected by aging. A breast lift can bring back the perkiness of the breasts by removing excess skin, reshaping the breasts by rearranging breast tissue, and even repositioning the nipples. Dr. Dreyfuss specializes in the breast lift and has helped countless women restore their breasts to a more youthful state.

Why Get Implants?

Breast implants come in an infinite variety of shapes, sizes, and textures. Because of their wide variety, implants allow the breast augmentation to be fully customizable for each patient’s unique needs. Breast implants are inserted into the breast to enhance its volume and shape, but many also act and feel like natural tissue.

Why Combine Both?

Various factors like aging, weight loss, and genetics can lead to flattened, sagging breasts. Pregnancy can also have drastic effects on the breasts: lactation may cause the breasts to increase in volume, but after breastfeeding, the breast tissue will shrink causing the breasts to droop and lose volume. A breast lift can reposition these breasts, but it won’t be able to restore volume.

All these concerns can be addressed by a two-step breast procedure like the combined breast lift and breast augmentation. A breast lift can bring back the perkiness of the breasts, while breast implants can add volume and reshape the breasts.

Benefits of Implants and Breast Lift

A combined breast lift and implants can:

  • Address multiple concerns with one procedure
  • Consolidate the recovery period
  • Offer rejuvenation and enhancement

Schedule Your Consultation

Combining the breast lift and breast implants can bring major enhancement for women who need breast rejuvenation and breast enhancement. Dr. Dreyfuss will help you decide if this two-step procedure is right for you. To begin the ultimate procedure for breast enhancement, contact Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery for a consultation.

A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, based on patient input, revealed 6 aspects of breast surgery that made a profound impact on satisfaction and quality of life.

1. Breast Characteristics
Clearly the main goal of cosmetic breast surgery – participants of the study commented about improvements in breast shape and the clothing options that were now available to them as a result.  One patient with breast implants reports, “Some things are much more fun to put on, and the stuff that I used to wear looks way better–I am sure they looked good before, too–but I just fill in a bit more, look a bit more busty in them.”

2. Physical Well-Being
Breast reduction patients can get relief from back and neck pain, which often allows increased activity and better health.

3. Psychosocial Well-Being
Patients in the study shared the positive changes in self perception and experiences in social settings. Increased confidence and feeling as if you fit the perceived “norm” of the female body are said to be a common benefits of breast surgery.

4. Sexual Well Being
When people feel more attractive, they generally experience more sexual pleasure.  If breast implants or another surgery improve a woman’s perception of her self and her body, sexual well being can consequently improve.

5.  Surgeon-Patient Relationship
Women who experienced a good surgeon-patient relationship – with open, honest communication – expressed more satisfaction with breast surgery.  Patients who had an adverse relationship with the surgeon or staff reported being fearful, uncomfortable, and less satisfied.

6. Overall Satisfaction

Researchers also included the simple category of general satisfaction.  Would you undergo the surgery again?  One breast augmentation patient responds, “there is not one day that goes by that I am not so pleased that I did it.”

You can access a similar article by the same researchers for free at BioMed Central.