Unhappy With Your Post Pregnancy Body? Learn More - Mommy Makeover

After pregnancy, your life is changed forever. Not only do you have a wonderful new life to care for and love, but you also get sagging breasts, separated abdominal muscles, and changes to vaginal tissue. For many moms, your body’s new “standard” is a bit disappointing, making you feel like an imposter in your own skin. 

But you don’t have to live with these physical changes forever because you can get a personalized mommy makeover to restore your body and your self-confidence. If you live in West Orange, New Jersey, or the nearby communities, you have access to the premier plastic surgeon in the area, Richard Peck, MD. Here’s what you can expect with a mommy makeover from Dr. Peck.

A personalized approach

First and foremost, your mommy makeover is as unique as you are. During your consultation, Dr. Peck listens to your concerns and recommends procedures that help you achieve your aesthetic goals. You only get the procedures you want and need to restore your body’s contours, improve vaginal tissue, and help you feel comfortable in your new post-baby body. 

At our practice, mommy makeovers are not one-size-fits-all. Instead, they’re customized surgical procedures. For example, for your personalized mommy makeover, you might combine any of the following surgeries:

Combining these procedures means faster results and less downtime so you can get back to your busy life as a mom. 

Breast lift or augmentation?

After pregnancy and nursing, your breasts are forever changed. They may be smaller than before pregnancy, larger, or asymmetrical. Don’t worry! All of this is normal and typical. A breast lift, augmentation, or a combination of both, can return your breasts to a more youthful state. 

Breast lift

Sagging occurs because while you were pregnant, your breast ligaments and elastin stretched out to prepare for breastfeeding. Once stretched, these ligaments no longer hold fatty breast tissue in place. As a result, your breasts often go from perky to pendulous. 

If you opt for a breast lift as part of your mommy makeover, Dr. Peck returns your breasts to their original higher position on your chest. He accomplishes this by removing excess skin and tightening tissue.

Breast augmentation

After pregnancy and breastfeeding, your breasts often look deflated. That could be a result of them growing in size during pregnancy, nursing, and then losing pregnancy weight. During a breast augmentation, Dr. Peck restores volume to your breasts in a way that’s naturally in proportion with the rest of your body. 

Breast augmentation as part of your mommy makeover is also a great time to get the size and shape breasts you’ve always wanted. In some cases, to achieve this goal, Dr. Peck may recommend a combination of breast lift and breast augmentation surgery. 

Tummy tuck or liposuction?

The same principles apply to your belly — depending on your needs, Dr. Peck may recommend a tummy tuck, liposuction, or both. 

Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck is ideal when you have more than just fatty tissue around your middle. During a tummy tuck, Dr. Peck not only removes excess fat and skin, but he can also tighten your abdominal muscles. This procedure ensures that you remove the excess skin that stretched to carry your baby, and it restores separated abdominal muscles. 


Liposuction removes fat from targeted areas, including your belly, hips, buttocks, and thighs. If your abdominal muscles are intact after giving birth, but you’re unhappy with excess fatty tissue around your middle and other areas, Dr. Peck performs liposuction to permanently remove fat and resculpt the treated areas. 

Again, depending on your needs, you may only want a tummy tuck, or liposuction, or some combination of both. That’s the beauty of a totally customized mommy makeover — you get exactly what you need to look and feel your best. 

And, because you have all your procedures at the same time, your recovery period is in a single timeframe. This means you can plan ahead for scheduled downtime and get back to your daily routine without further interruption down the road. It does take several weeks to heal, but it’s encouraging to see your body transforming all at once. 

If you’re unhappy with your post-baby body, it’s time to explore the many options of a mommy makeover at Richard Peck Plastic Surgery. Call our office at 973-559-5375 to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online today.

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