Mommy Makeover in NYC

Take Time for You by Planning Your Mommy Makeover in NYC

If you’ve recently completed your family, you’re likely experiencing many emotions. Some of those feelings may be intertwined with the desire to take time for yourself while giving your child or children unwavering support and care.

We know it can feel impossible to take time for yourself while raising a family, but your needs deserve attention, too. The providers at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery are here to help you plan the mommy makeover procedures you’ve been waiting to schedule.

Dr. Brian Bassiri-Tehrani is an experienced NYC surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgical procedures. Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani is skilled in helping patients determine which mommy makeover procedures can help them feel like their best selves. He and our caring Patient Care Coordinator understand that taking time for yourself may feel challenging, but we encourage you to schedule a consultation to learn more about our aesthetic procedures.

Defining a Mommy Makeover in NYC

A mommy makeover in NYC includes any aesthetic procedure that can rejuvenate the body and breasts after pregnancy. Patients can choose to have one or multiple renewing procedures.

No two mommy makeovers are alike; our team is here to help you choose which procedures can complement your anatomy and help you reach your post-baby body goals.

3 Mommy Makeover in NYC Planning Tips

You likely remember how important and challenging it was to take care of your needs while also caring for your child post-pregnancy. And although you’ve now completed your family, you likely still feel the strain of ensuring you get the necessary “me time.” You’ve gone through a lot and deserve time to reconnect with yourself.

Consider the following mommy makeover planning tips to help make scheduling your mommy makeover less stressful:

1. Talk to Your Support Network

If you’re considering one or multiple mommy makeover procedures, talk to your partner and support network about how everyone can work together to make sure you can get the treatments you want.

While most mommy makeover procedures require patients to seek childcare assistance during their recovery, we can help you manage your time away by providing a detailed pre- and post-surgery recovery plan.

During your consultation, our Patient Care Coordinator will ensure you know how long you’ll need assistance post-surgery. This can give you and your partner or support network a better idea of how long you’ll need help with tasks, such as heavy lifting.

2. Consider Procedure Timing

When we plan your mommy makeover procedure or procedures, we take the following into account:

Your Unique Needs

We will always take a comprehensive medical history and conduct a focused physical examination before scheduling any procedure. Our individualized approach allows us to create a detailed surgical plan. This will enable us to keep your safety and goals as our highest priorities when planning your mommy makeover.

Your Recovery Time

Our mommy makeover procedures have different recovery times that we can discuss during your consultation. When planning your mommy makeover in NYC, we will always consider:

  • How many procedures you want
  • The extent of the procedures that you want to plan
  • Your medical needs and history, including BMI

If you plan on having multiple procedures that require time between them, this period is usually 1 to 2 months.

3. Don’t Feel Bad About Taking Care of Your Needs

Sometimes, mom guilt can creep in when patients start actively planning their mommy makeover. We understand these feelings and reassure you that planning these procedures is not selfish; it’s self-care.

While we will never talk you into a procedure at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, we will give you the space to determine what procedures can help you achieve your personal and aesthetic goals.

The Most Common Mommy Makeover in NYC Procedures

The following are the procedures most commonly requested by women seeking a mommy makeover:

Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck Options

One of the most common conditions women experience post-pregnancy is rectus diastasis, which causes the abdominal wall to stretch. A tummy tuck can correct this issue and also achieve the following:

  • Tighten unwanted loose skin
  • Remove stretch marks
  • Restore the belly button
  • Achieve a flatter waistline

Depending on your needs and desired results, you can choose from one of the following types of tummy tuck procedures:

  • Traditional tummy tuck: This procedure helps address the skin below and above the belly button.
  • Reverse tummy tuck: This procedure addresses skin above the belly button and can easily be combined with breast surgeries, as the scar it produces is hidden under each breast.
  • Mini tummy tuck: A small area of skin and fat is removed below the belly button during this procedure.

Depending on the type of procedure you have, tummy tucks take 3 to 4 hours to complete, and the recovery period is 2 weeks. You will have to refrain from working out for a month.

Mommy Makeover in NYC Breast Surgery Options

Patients may choose to have one or combine the following breast procedures as part of their mommy makeover.

Breast Lift

A breast lift involves tightening excess skin on the breast and reshaping the breast mound. Most breast lift procedures take 2 to 4 hours and require a week of recovery. You cannot work out for a month after this procedure.

Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani can combine this surgery with breast augmentation to address breast deflation that can occur after breastfeeding.

Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation is a procedure where the size or volume of a breast is increased. Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani can use silicone or saline breast implants or a fat transfer procedure (fat liposuctioned elsewhere and injected into the breast) to augment the breast shape.

The best candidate for breast augmentation is someone who desires larger breasts and wants to have more upper-chest fullness and volume. A breast augmentation can also significantly help with breast shape, symmetry, and body figure.

Most breast enhancement procedures take 1 to 2 hours, but sometimes can take up to 4 hours. You can expect to need a week to recover and to take a break from exercising for a month.

Additional Procedures You Can Include in Your Mommy Makeover in NYC

Vaginal childbirth can affect how the labia looks and feels, and it can change the labia shape. These changes can cause discomfort when a patient exercises or sits and may impact sexual intercourse. A labiaplasty can correct these changes and alleviate symptoms.

You can expect this procedure to take 1 hour and to need a week of recovery time, along with 2 weeks without strenuous exercise.


Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani uses liposuction to help eliminate excess fat that sometimes develops during pregnancy. He commonly uses liposuction in the following areas:

  • Stomach
  • Hips
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Waist
  • Abdomen

Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani is also able to transfer fat removed with liposuction to other areas of the body that you’d like to augment, including the breasts and buttocks. If you want to tighten the skin in the area where you get liposuction, you’ll want to schedule a skin-tightening procedure, too.

Liposuction can take up to 4 hours and is typically an outpatient procedure when it’s not combined with other procedures. You’ll need to wear a compression garment for as long as advised by Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani. You can expect to see some swelling and bruising, and may experience some tenderness during this time. We will help you manage any pain with pain medication.

You can expect to make a full recovery within 6 weeks of your procedure.

Scar Revision

Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani can use scar revision to help make C-section scars less noticeable. Most scar revision procedures take 30 minutes to 3 hours. During this procedure, Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani will excise your scar and scar tissue. He will finish by precisely re-sewing the incision line.

You can expect to need 1 to 7 days of initial recovery time.

Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian Butt Lift is often used during an “hourglass mommy makeover” and can help restore volume in the buttocks. During the procedure, Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani uses fat transferred from elsewhere in the body through liposuction. The entire procedure will take 3 to 4 hours, and recovery can take up to 3 weeks.

Give Yourself the Time and Treatment You Deserve With a Mommy Makeover in NYC

Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani and our Patient Care Coordinator understand that taking time for yourself post-pregnancy is challenging, but you deserve the break. Because when you take time to tend to your needs, you can better support those around you, including your children. We’re here to help you plan your mommy makeover in NYC whenever you’re ready to start the conversation.

Born and raised in New York, Dr. Brian Bassiri-Tehrani joined the Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery team in 2023. Holding several honors, certifications, and professional memberships, Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who combines his passion for medicine and aesthetics to create excellent results and help patients feel empowered.

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