Unhappy with your post-pregnancy body? Wish you looked the way you did before you got pregnant? Mommy makeover surgery is the solution. A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that tighten the abdomen and improve the shape and height of the breasts. The popularity of mommy makeover is on the rise with young mothers who want to “turn back the clock” on their bodies.

Pregnancy can have lasting effects on your figure; after all, your body releases hormones and stretches to accommodate the growing baby and prepare itself for childbirth. It's completely normal to long for your pre-pregnancy physique after having a baby, and it's also normal to struggle with dieting or exercising off the extra pounds and loose skin. Mommy makeover combines several plastic surgery procedures in order to improve the appearance of your figure and give you more confidence in the way you look.

A talented cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Margoles embraces the opportunity to help mothers feel better about their bodies through plastic surgery. She will work with you to develop a mommy makeover plan that suits your personal aesthetic goals.

Candidates for Mommy Makeover

If you feel self-conscious about your figure after having children, mommy makeover may be right for you. To be a good candidate for mommy makeover, you should be in good health, at your ideal weight and have reasonable expectations of surgery. You should not plan to have more children after your mommy makeover, as pregnancy can reverse the results.

Mommy makeover is best for:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Breasts that have lost volume after pregnancy/nursing
  • Protruding abdomens
  • Loose, saggy abdominal skin
  • Localized fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise

Your Mommy Makeover with Dr. Margoles

Dr. Margoles will customize your mommy makeover to your individual needs and ideal cosmetic outcomes. You will discuss your needs and goals prior to surgery, during your consultation. For example, if you would like to lift and augment your breasts, Dr. Margoles will place breast implants and perform a breast lift with breast implants. If you are unhappy with the way your stomach looks, she can also perform tummy tuck surgery to repair separated muscles, remove loose, saggy skin and give you a firmer, slimmer stomach. If you have areas of excess fat that you have not been able to get rid of through diet and exercise (e.g., in the love handles, buttocks, thighs or back), Dr. Margoles can use liposuction techniques.

Depending on the specifics of the case, Dr. Margoles may perform all of your mommy makeover procedures during the same operation, or space them out. You should plan to discuss this with her during your initial surgical consultation and she will make her recommendation.


After surgery, Dr. Margoles will apply bandages and compression garments to minimize any swelling. You may have mild bruising and soreness for a few weeks, but these side effects are only temporary. Dr. Margoles can prescribe pain medication to soothe any discomfort.

You will need to rest as much as possible in the days immediately following your mommy makeover. Since you won't be able to bend, lift or strain, you may need to ask a family member or friend to help with taking care of your kids, especially if they are young. You won't be able to pick up your children for one to two weeks.

It is critical to follow all of Dr. Margoles' pre- and post-operative instructions in order to minimize your risk of complications and speed up your recovery. She will advise when it is safe to return to work and your normal activities.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you would like to learn more about mommy makeover and how it can restore your pre-pregnancy figure, please contact our office (203)869-2939 to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Margoles can show you before-and-after patient photos and explain your options in greater detail.

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