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What is a Mommy Makeover?

by Caroline Peckham

Feb. 23, 2024, 4:05 p.m.

Motherhood is a transformative experience, bringing immense joy and love into your life. Yet pregnancy and childbirth can also leave lasting physical changes on your body. These changes, while a beautiful part of your story, can sometimes impact your self-confidence and well-being. Enter the Mommy Makeover, a personalized combination of cosmetic procedures designed to address these concerns and help you feel empowered and beautiful in your own skin.

Why Choose a Mommy Makeover?

Every woman's experience and motivations are unique. Here are some common reasons why women consider a Mommy Makeover:

  • Restore your pre-baby figure: Pregnancy stretches the abdominal muscles and skin, leading to diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscles), loose skin, and stubborn fat deposits. A Mommy Makeover can address these concerns with procedures like tummy tucks and liposuction, creating a smoother, more toned silhouette.
  • Enhance your breasts: Breastfeeding and weight fluctuations can cause changes in breast size and shape, such as sagging or loss of volume. Breast augmentation, lifts, or reductions can restore fullness, perkiness, and a more balanced appearance.
  • Boost your confidence: Feeling good about your body directly impacts your self-esteem. By addressing physical changes that may be causing self-consciousness, a Mommy Makeover can empower you to embrace your body and radiate confidence.
  • Reclaim your individuality: Motherhood is a demanding role, and it's easy to prioritize others' needs over your own. A Mommy Makeover can be seen as an act of self-care, allowing you to invest in your well-being and reclaim your pre-motherhood identity.

Tailored to You: Exploring Your Options

A Mommy Makeover is not a one-size-fits-all solution. A double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr Capuano takes the time to understand your unique concerns, desired outcomes, and medical history. He will then personalize your treatment plan that may include procedures like:

  • Tummy Tuck: Tightens abdominal muscles and removes excess skin, creating a flatter, smoother stomach.
  • Liposuction: Removes unwanted fat deposits from areas like the abdomen, thighs, and arms, sculpting a more defined silhouette.
  • Breast Augmentation: Enhances breast volume with implants, restoring fullness and balance.
  • Breast Lift: Addresses sagging breasts, lifting them to a perkier, more youthful position.
  • Breast Reduction: Reduces breast size for improved comfort and proportion.
  • Labiaplasty: Addresses concerns related to the appearance and functionality of the labia majora.
  • Brazillian Butt Lift (BBL): Improves the shape and definition of the buttocks by removing excess skin and fat, creating a lifted and perkier appearance.
  • Back Lift: Tightens and removes excess skin from the back, addressing concerns like sagging and stretch marks, particularly after significant weight loss or pregnancy.
  • Thigh Lift: Lifts and tightens the skin on the inner and outer thighs, removing excess skin and fat to create a smoother, more toned appearance.

Pros and Cons of a Mommy Makeover


It's crucial to make an informed decision. Here are some key points to consider:

  • Enhanced Body Contour and Appearance: Procedures like tummy tucks, liposuction, and breast lifts can address concerns like loose skin, stubborn fat deposits, and sagging breasts, resulting in a smoother, more toned silhouette. This can positively impact your clothing choices, self-perception, and overall confidence.
  • Improved Self-Confidence and Body Image: Feeling good about your body directly impacts your emotional well-being. Addressing physical changes that may be causing self-consciousness can boost your self-esteem, leading to increased confidence in social situations and your daily life.
  • Potential Relief from Physical Discomfort: Diastasis recti, a separation of abdominal muscles, can cause back pain and other physical discomfort. A tummy tuck can address this issue, alleviating pain and improving your overall well-being.
  • Personalized Treatment Plan: Dr. Capuano tailors each Mommy Makeover to the individual, ensuring it addresses your specific needs and goals. This level of customization ensures you achieve the desired results without unnecessary procedures.
  • Experienced and Qualified Surgeon: Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Capuano ensures you have access to his expertise, advanced techniques, and commitment to patient safety and satisfaction.


  • Cost and Potential for Limited Insurance Coverage: Mommy Makeovers are typically not covered by insurance, making them a significant financial investment. Be prepared to discuss financing options and ensure you understand the total cost involved.
  • Surgery Involves Risks and Potential Side Effects: As with any surgery, there are inherent risks. These include infection, bleeding, scarring, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Dr. Capuano will thoroughly discuss these risks with you and ensure you understand the potential outcomes.
  • Recovery Time and Commitment to Post-Operative Care: Healing after surgery requires dedication and patience. You'll need to follow specific instructions regarding activity restrictions, compression garments, and wound care. Be prepared to dedicate time and effort to ensure optimal healing and results.
  • Emotional and Psychological Considerations: Deciding to undergo surgery is a personal choice. It's important to be honest with yourself about your motivations and expectations. Consider seeking support from loved ones or a therapist to navigate the emotional journey and manage expectations.

Ultimately, the decision to pursue a Mommy Makeover is deeply personal. Weighing the pros and cons carefully, understanding your individual needs and expectations, and consulting with a qualified surgeon like Dr. Capuano are crucial steps in making an informed decision that aligns with your overall well-being and goals.

What are the stages of getting a Mommy Makeover?

Consultation: During a private consultation with Dr. Capuano, you'll discuss your goals, concerns, and medical history. He will provide realistic expectations, explain the available options, and answer any questions you have.

Planning and Preparation: Once you decide to proceed, Dr. Capuano and his team will guide you through pre-operative instructions, anesthesia options, and financial considerations.

Procedure and Recovery: Dr. Capuano performs all procedures in a fully accredited surgical suite, ensuring your safety and comfort. Recovery typically involves pain management, compression garments, and follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

Beyond Surgery: Dr. Capuano and his team provide ongoing support throughout your recovery journey, ensuring you have the resources and guidance you need for optimal healing and results.

Why Choose Dr. Capuano for Your Mommy Makeover?

When it comes to entrusting your body to a surgeon, Dr. Capuano's qualifications and approach stand out. Double board-certified in plastic surgery, he boasts extensive experience in both aesthetic and reconstructive procedures, ensuring his expertise extends far beyond just cosmetic concerns. He doesn't simply treat patients; he takes the time to truly understand your individual goals and anxieties, crafting a personalized treatment plan that aligns perfectly with your vision.

Dr. Capuano prioritizes safety and optimal results, but his dedication also goes beyond technical prowess. The team at the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery embodies compassionate care, prioritizing your comfort and satisfaction throughout your entire journey, from the initial consultation to the final recovery stages. Don't just take our word for it – we encourage you to research our office’s Google reviews to see for yourself. See for yourself why so many trust Dr. Capuano as their surgeon, and embark on a journey towards a renewed sense of self-love and empowerment.

Schedule a Consultation

Ready to embark on your journey to reclaiming your confidence? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Capuano today by calling 201-820-5280. We look forward to helping you achieve your desired results and embrace a renewed sense of self-love and empowerment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Mommy Makeovers:

Q: Am I a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

A: The best way to determine your candidacy is through a consultation with Dr. Capuano. He will assess your individual needs, medical history, and desired outcomes to create a personalized treatment plan.

Q: How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?

A: The cost varies depending on the specific procedures included in your personalized plan. During your consultation, Dr. Capuano will provide a detailed cost breakdown and discuss financing options.

Q: What is the recovery time like?

A: Recovery time varies depending on the procedures performed. Dr. Capuano will provide you with specific recovery instructions and timelines during your consultation.

Q: Are there any risks associated with Mommy Makeovers?

A: As with any surgery, there are potential risks and side effects. Dr. Capuano will thoroughly discuss these with you during your consultation and ensure you understand all potential outcomes.

Q: Will insurance cover my Mommy Makeover?

A: Insurance coverage for cosmetic surgery is typically limited. Dr. Capuano's team can help you determine if any portion of your procedure may be covered by insurance.

Q: Can I combine a Mommy Makeover with other procedures?

A: Yes, in some cases, it may be possible to combine a Mommy Makeover with other procedures, such as breast augmentation or liposuction of other areas. Dr. Capuano will discuss these options during your consultation.

Remember, choosing a Mommy Makeover is a personal decision. The most important factor is finding a qualified and experienced surgeon who understands your needs and goals and can help you achieve the best possible outcome.

We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about Dr. Capuano and the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery in New Jersey. We are confident we can help you achieve your desired results and feel beautiful and confident in your own skin.