Dr. Zuckerman's Guide to Mommy Makeover Surgery

A before and after Mommy Makeover outcome, an abdominoplasty and breast augmentation, by Dr. Zuckerman 2 months post-op. For more of Dr. Zuckerman's Mommy Makeover surgery before & after images, visit the full Before & After Page.

A before and after Mommy Makeover outcome, an abdominoplasty and breast augmentation, by Dr. Zuckerman 2 months post-op. For more of Dr. Zuckerman's Mommy Makeover surgery before & after images, visit the full Before & After Page.

Dr. Zuckerman's "Mommy Makeover" procedures are designed specifically for new mothers who would like to restore their pre-pregnancy figures, because unfortunately, many women experience a variety of physical changes after having children that may be difficult to reverse with diet and exercise. Dr. Zuckerman has trained at world-renowned medical institutions such as Brown University and New York University. He can help new moms renew the breasts, flatten the tummy, and eliminate excess fat from virtually any body area. Dr. Zuckerman customizes his Mommy Makeover procedures to your individual needs, using techniques that are proven safe and effective at restoring your body with natural-looking results. For new moms, attention to the way you look never has to be a sacrifice!

Please contact Dr. Zuckerman's practice for more information on Mommy Makeover procedures, or to schedule a consultation with him.

The Surgery

Mommy Makeover Procedures

Mommy makeover procedures typically involve a number of procedures, either performed together in one operation, or over a series of appointments. Mommy Makeover candidates typically include mothers who are experiencing:

  • Extra skin and fat in the breasts causing a sagging or drooping appearance
  • Excess fat and skin in the abdominal region
  • Stubborn fat deposits in virtually any area of the body
  • Areas of stretch marks

A Mommy Makeover is designed to address a number of aesthetic issues you may be having after childbirth. Procedures that can be part of a Mommy Makeover include:


Liposuction eliminates stubborn fat pockets that have accumulated during or after pregnancy. These fat pockets can be removed from virtually anywhere on the body for a more contoured, fit aesthetic. Dr. Zuckerman uses advanced liposuction techniques that have proven safe and effective at getting rid of excess fat and restoring your natural curves.

Learn more about liposuction.

Breast Lift

One of the most noticeable effects of pregnancy is droopiness and extra skin in the breasts. This can also become more pronounced after breast-feeding. A breast lift as part of a Mommy Makeover procedure addresses sagginess in the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the skin of the breast area, lifting the breasts to a higher position for a more youthful, “perky” appearance.

Learn more about breast lift.

Breast Augmentation with Implants

After pregnancy, the breasts can lose volume and appear smaller. Along with a breast lift, Dr. Zuckerman can also place silicone or saline breast implants to give you a fuller bustline that’s more proportionate to your body frame. This popular plastic surgery procedure is an ideal part of a Mommy Makeover for women who would like to restore lost volume in the breasts for a more curvaceous, sensual appearance.

Learn more about breast augmentation with implants.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) targets the most obvious area of physical change in a new mom: the stomach region. During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles are often pushed apart and stretched, making it extremely difficult to restore the mid-section to its pre-pregnancy appearance. A tummy tuck tightens the stomach muscles and pulls the remaining skin taut for a flatter, firmer appearance.

Learn more about abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

Injectable Facial Rejuvenation

Dr. Zuckerman also performs a number of injectable facial rejuvenation options that can do wonders for eliminating the appearance of exhaustion and aging that can afflict new mothers. Botox® Cosmetic can significantly reduce wrinkling and creases in the forehead and other areas of the face, and dermal fillers such as Restylane® and Juvederm® can fill in lines and wrinkles as well as plump up the lips and cheeks for a more youthful aesthetic.

Learn more about injectable facial rejuvenation.

Some procedures in a Mommy Makeover can be combined into one operation. Dr. Zuckerman will discuss each procedure with you at your initial consultation and determine if your individual needs can best be met with a combination of procedures at one time, or spread out over a series of appointments.

A Mommy Makeover can be performed at one of Dr. Zuckerman's state-of-the-art operating rooms in midtown Manhattan. The operatories are fully equipped and have been certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF). This certification signifies that facilities adhere to the highest standards of care.


Recovery from Mommy Makeover procedures will depend on the type and extent of the procedures undergone, as well as whether they were performed in tandem or over a period of months. Patients can typically expect anywhere from one to three weeks or more of recovery from the most invasive procedures, and a much shorter period for procedures such as injectable treatment.


Dr. Zuckerman will go over the specific risks and benefits to the procedures you ultimately decide upon at your initial consultation. He is highly-trained and experienced with a variety of procedures, and every precaution will be taken to ensure a safe procedure and recovery process with minimal risk of complications.

Before & After Results

View more Before & After results for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) in the Before & After section of Dr. Zuckerman's website.

Ready for your consultation?

Are you ready for your consultation with Dr. Zuckerman? During your consultation, Dr. Zuckerman can address concerns and any questions you may have about the surgery. He will also discuss with you the details of his approach: incision location(s), procedure length and techniques, likely operative outcome, etc. Contact his office via the request form or call any of his four physical office locations. Dr. Zuckerman also offers consultations via Skype and a process for out-of-town patients to visit New York to have surgery.