Did Childbirth Take a Toll on Your Body? Consider a Mommy Makeover

Dec 02, 2022

Did Childbirth Take a Toll on Your Body? Consider a Mommy Makeover

No amount of scars or sagging skin could ever take away from the miracle that is your bundle of joy — but that doesn’t mean you have to throw self-care out the window. Check out how our mommy makeover can help you get your pre-baby body back.

There’s nothing quite as miraculous as childbirth. Even the smoothest, least complicated births defy the logic of biology. But regardless of how easy (or not so easy) your labor turned out to be, chances are that you walked away with a few battle wounds. 

Many consider the physical changes that follow pregnancy and childbirth as badges of honor, but even if you agree, there’s nothing wrong about longing for the body you had before your baby. 

Dr. Susie Rhee and Dr. Sotirios Papafragkou at Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island in Roslyn Heights, New York, have years of experience helping women love their bodies again with a comprehensive suite of mommy makeover services.

Your body after your baby

You look down at your precious bundle of joy and can’t help but smile. But later on, when you look in the mirror at your changed body, it’s normal to feel a pang of nostalgia for your old appearance.

Months of pregnancy and hours (sometimes days) of labor can take a massive toll on your body. Some of the most common ways your body changes post-childbirth are:

  • Perineum soreness
  • Vaginal laxity
  • Weakened pelvic floor
  • Stretch marks
  • Excess skin
  • Sagging breasts
  • Excess fat
  • Uncomfortable sex
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Lax abdominal muscles

There are plenty of creams, workout regimens, and diet plans that promise a quick bounce back, but many of these are not scientifically tested and results aren’t always consistent. 

That’s where we come in. 

A closer look at the mommy makeover

Mommy makeover is an umbrella term for a variety of cosmetic treatments that address the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. Depending on your needs, we may recommend one or more of the following.

Breast augmentation

Your breasts rapidly change size as you go through pregnancy. These quick changes can permanently alter the shape of your breasts. We can restore your breast shape with breast implants or fat grafting. 

Breast lift

Pregnancy and postpartum changes can also stretch out your breasts and leave them slumped and sagging. We tighten and lift up sagging breast tissue with a routine surgical procedure that removes excess skin and supports breast tissue. 


Did you eat for two during pregnancy? Are you still trying to catch up on your healthy habits long after you’ve left the hospital? We get it. Losing pregnancy weight can be a real challenge. Around 75% of women report being heavier than they were before their pregnancies, with 47% of them retaining at least 10 pounds. 

Liposuction is a quick solution to stubborn fat that has lingered on your abdomen, thighs, and/or buttocks. 

Labiaplasty and vaginoplasty

If you delivered your baby vaginally, it’s almost impossible not to stretch yourself out “down there.” Labia and vaginoplasties are surgical procedures we use to remove excess tissue to improve the appearance of your vagina, enhance your sex life, and restore function.

Tummy tuck

Is your midsection sagging and making it look like you’re still pregnant? A tummy tuck can fix that. We simply remove excess skin and surgical tighten your abdominal muscles to reshape and flatten out your belly area.

Buttock augmentation

Going through pregnancy and then caring for a baby likely means you haven’t had time to work in your squats and donkey kicks. If your derriere is worse for wear, we can lift and reshape it with buttock augmentation.  

The cherry on top

In addition to our surgical procedures, we also offer other cosmetic treatments, including Botox® and fillers. Talk to us about topping off your mommy makeover with these beauty-enhancing procedures. 

Don’t spend another day dreaming of the body you once had. Prioritize self-care and come see us for a mommy makeover consultation. You can schedule an appointment by calling our friendly staff at 515-714-5430 or using our online booking tool.

We are a Plastic Surgery center, and offer Breast Reduction, Tummy Tuck, and mommy makeover services. Call us to book your appointment today.