Modern Mommy Makeover in NYC

New York Modern Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover surgery combines multiple plastic surgery procedures in one setting to address the bodily changes caused by pregnancy and children, as well as the desired aesthetic outcomes of the patient.

Mommy Makeovers typically focus on loose skin, muscle separation or diastasis recti, stubborn fat, and droopy or deflated breasts.

Simply put, we help mothers and grandmothers feel confident by lifting things that fell, tightening things that are loose, and removing and sculpting stubborn fat. To address these areas, mommy makeover surgery can include any combination of:

  • Lipo360
  • Muscle repair
  • Mini tuck or full tummy tuck
  • Breast surgery
  • Petite Brazilian butt lift
  • Other areas of sculpting and tucking.

Given the number of procedures that must work in harmony to perform a mommy makeover, it is imperative that patients obtain the knowledge and information necessary to make the best educated decision for their care.

Who is a Mommy Makeover Candidate?

During the mommy makeover consultation, many women say they simply do not feel like themselves after pregnancy and breast feeding. They feel like their body has been ravaged by their children and no amount of diet and exercise can undo the changes.

This feeling is all too true because many of the changes from pregnancy have nothing to do with diet and exercise; they are physical changes to the body that cannot be altered without surgery. From extra loose skin, to stretched far apart muscles and deflated breasts the effects of pregnancy and breast feeding can be dramatic and if you experience these changes you may be a candidate for mommy makeover surgery.

As patients consider a mommy makeover, they often ask our team questions like, “How much does it cost?”, “Where is the scar?”, “How long off of work?”, and “When can I go back to exercise?”.

While these are all valid questions, what’s more important at the early stages of your mommy makeover journey is to answer some questions yourself:

  • Do I really want to have a big surgery?
  • Am I doing this for me or is someone pressuring me into doing something I don’t want to do?
  • Am I ready emotionally and physically to have surgery?
  • Do I have the support system of family, friends, work, financial etc. that will enable me to pursue this decision?
  • Am I willing to the best of my abilities follow Dr. Neinstein and his team’s strict protocols for before and after surgery to prevent complications and get the best results?

If you are able to answer these questions in the affirmative, it’s likely appropriate to take the next steps in your journey.

What is the Experience Really like?

Hear patient stories in their own words.

Love you Baby!
-Dr. Neinstein with his wife Lauren, son Aspen and baby Blair.

A note from Dr. Neinstein

At Neinstein Plastic Surgery, Dr. Neinstein himself primarily focuses on our NYC mommy makeover procedures. As a son, husband, and father his goal in surgery and in life is to make the mom’s feel special because we all owe them a lifelong debt of gratitude.

In keeping with our ethos of safety and predictably our modern mommy makeover surgeries have a very low psychological burden. This means mothers, husbands, and partners have a very high acceptance and satisfaction rate with the procedure. Since our goals are to reverse physical changes that are out of the patients control it is almost like a reconstructive procedure in a sense. This gives families confidence that they are not taking time, energy, and resources away from the family for frivolous reasons. The psychological wellness and quality of life improvements with modern Mommy Makeover extend to the whole family because when mom is happy, we are all happy.

“Given that I have spent 20 years creating knowledge, skill, a team, and infrastructure to what we believe is the best possible mommy makeover surgical experience on the planet, we want to connect with our patients and establish a long term relationship. If I see 10 women in a day seeking surgery to overcome some of the changes that occurred from pregnancy or breastfeeding, I may do 10 different operations, this is because I use all the surgical tricks I have accumulated to come up with a unique and different customized surgical plan for each patient. I always say that surgery is a marriage and we – patient and Doctor – are burning the ships, meaning we are both committing whole-heartedly to this. While it may seem daunting to some, and that’s why most surgeons rarely do such involved procedures, my team and I this is the best part of the operation; we truly create rich and meaningful relationships with our patients on their journey to becoming their happiest and best self.” – Dr. Neinstein

More About Us

Mommy Makeover with Neinstein Plastic Surgery in NYC

The primary areas addressed in a mommy makeover are loose skin, muscle separation or diastasis recti, stubborn fat, and deflated or droopy breasts. 

Mommy makeovers can address these areas individually, or in conjunction with one another by incorporating procedures such as tummy tuck, Lipo 360, and c-section shelf repair.

This is the first part of the procedure where we sculpt from breast to groin all the way around and up the back to give long lean elegant silhouette.

Lipo 360 is a comprehensive liposuction procedure that targets multiple areas of body fat. The procedure essentially covers from the breast to the groin and all the way around. In terms of areas, it is considered to target the abdomen, waist, and lower back.

Lipo 360 is our most popular liposuction option at Neinstein Plastic Surgery. It is ideal for patients such as mothers who want to make dramatic changes to their body, or those seeking to look and feel their best by changing their core area. Learn more

Many patients will have diastasis recti or separation of the muscles. During surgery we will repair this so the abdomen doesn’t pooch or buldge anymore and when you do a plank in the future nothing will fall out. We repair all the muscles not just the vertical rectus but also the obliques to help strengthen the core and bring in the waist. We also have newer techniques for revision tummy tuck surgery that involves diamond shape muscle repairs.

The connection between the two vertical rectus muscles thins during pregnancy to accommodate the growing uterus. This causes the muscles to separate. After pregnancy the connection regains its thickness and strength but not all women will have their muscles recoil.

While certain types of physiotherapy, exercise, and noninvasive technology such as EmSculpt can help improve the diastasis, many women will be left with an abdomen that looks pregnant when they are not pregnant. This requires repair. If your iPhone broken, you would repair it and if your muscles and core are no longer functioning properly it is not only unsightly for many women, but it can feel as though things are falling out.

Repairing and reconstructing the core can give great satisfaction to women. Not only will you look better but you will feel as though things are back where they should be and your core exercise going forward will be more meaningful.


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We specialize in a number of tuck options to help our patients get their desired outcome.
  • Full tuck: the most common; loose skin above and below the belly button
  • Mini tuck: loose skin below belly button only
  • Extended: loose skin that goes beyond hip bones
  • Reverse tuck: loose skin above belly button only
  • Belly button tuck: loose skin at belly button
These procedures can be combined as well. For example, many patients will have a reverse tuck with a belly button tuck. Can my Muscles be repaired with a mini tuck? Yes! Dr. Neinstein and team have created unique instruments to go all the way up. What happens with my belly button? In a full tuck we bring it out a new opening and in a mini we set it back down without a scar. Dr. Neinstein and team teach courses on how to make beautiful natural elegant belly buttons. Our goal is for you to be confident in a bikini, sports bra, or crop top.

Full Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck patients have loose skin, diastasis recti and stubborn fat. As such, they require a more comprehensive procedure to address all three areas.

General anesthetic is required for tummy tucks. The procedure consists of:

  • 3-4 hour general anesthesia
  • Liposculpting of stubborn fat
  • Muscle Repair
  • Removal of extra skin

Recovery requires drains and patients will need about a week of rest until they are walking normally again.

Full Tummy Tuck with Breast Surgery

Many patients also want to address their breasts during their Mommy Makeover surgery. We can perform breast augmentation with implants, fat transfer, breast lifts, and reductions in conjunction with the the other areas.

We offer a full range of breast surgery options that our patients can select to enhance their mommy makeover procedure. Options include:

  • Breast Augmentation with implants, fat (breast boost), implants with fat
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift with implants, fat, implants with fat
  • Breast Reduction
  • Implant exchange
  • Implant downsize
  • Capsular contracture correction
  • Internal bra placement to correct breast implant malposition

Breast surgeries are performed by Dr. Neinstein, Dr. Anna, or both together, depending on the option you choose.

Loose Skin

Pregnancy will stretch your skin from the inside out. Loose skin occurs when the collagen bundles in the skin unravel. After pregnancy, some patients will have a good recoil or snap of the skin, but others are left with significant loose skin.

 “Unfortunately you cannot exercise your skin, loose skin persists and can be a burden and extremely bothersome to patients”

– Dr. Neinstein

Options for Loose Skin

1. Minimally Invasive (Vaser + J-Plasma)

This is our signature liposculpting procedure. We melt fat with Vaser technology in conjunction with jPlasma that helps tighten the skin itself.


Ideal for patients without diastasis recti and minimal loose skin.

Minimally Invasive + Lipo 360

Ideal for patients with moderate loose skin without significant diastasis recti, with or without a c-section.

In this scenario many patients will have our signature minimally invasive lipo 360 with a mini super low tuck.


For this procedure we use dissolving sutures, we do not move the belly button and we rarely use drains.

Double Reverse Mini Tuck

Ideal for patients with loose skin above the belly button and minimal diastasis recti.

Dr. Neinstein learned the double reverse mini tuck while spending time in South America.

The double reverse mini tuck removes extra skin from above the belly button and tucks it under the breast into an incision that mimics a breast augmentation incision.


What do the scars from a double reverse mini tuck look like at surgery?


How tight can the skin get?


How is the reverse tuck performed?

How are muscles repaired and how big is the incision?

Muscle repair requires suture repair of the muscle gap.


If you have a minimal amount of loose skin the incision can be kept small. Either way, this will be done under general anesthesia and will still include Lipo 360.

C-Section Shelf Repair

Many women can have an unsightly “shelf” at their lower waist after a cesarean section. Cesarean section shelves tend to occur when the c-section scar heals all the way from the skin to the muscle, and the upper skin folds and hangs over the scar. This requires scar removal and gentle re-approximation of each anatomic layer to its proper counterpart.

The c-section shelf can be treated alone, with lipo 360, with full tummy tuck, or a variation of other liposculpting procedures we perform.


BBL surgery using the fat transfer method begins with liposuction to remove unwanted fat from a designated area(s) of the body (typically, stomach, waist, and/or thighs). The fat is then processed and re-injected into the buttocks to improve contour.

What makes Mommy Makeover at Neinstein Plastic Surgery Different and modern?

Traditionally, changes to the body from pregnancy resulted in plastic surgeons offering cookie cutter operations to moms. These mommy makeover procedures often did not address the unique characteristics of each patient, their goals, desires, and lifestyle.

At Neinstein Plastic Surgery we focus on a unique, patient-centric approach to the mommy makeover. There are a number of aspects of Neinstein Plastic Surgery’s mommy makeover that make the procedure both unique to our NYC plastic surgery practice and modern:

  • We use innovative techniques for muscle repair, fat removal, skin tightening and breast enhancement
  • We offer minimally invasive procedures for mom’s with limited downtime
  • We offer complete and thorough modern mommy makeover procedures for those who have set aside more downtime
  • We never use a cookie cutter approach

In addition, Neinstein Plastic Surgery has in-house specialists such as Dr. Anna and Dr. Chris to make every aspect of your surgery world-class.

Dr. Anna Steve

With the addition of breast surgery specialist Dr. Anna Steve, who has a deep understanding of modern techniques in breast surgery (especially breast revision surgery), you can have a hybrid procedure. This means Dr. Steve will simultaneously work alongside Dr. Neinstein for your surgery.

Dr. Chris Funderburk

To better support patient demand for our proven abilities in Mommy Makeover surgery Dr. Chris Funderburk – who is the kindest southern gentleman you will ever meet – has truly become an on par world expert in these procedures. Dr. Funderburk’s patients get the same team, facility, and resources as they would with Dr. Neinstein.

An Emphasis On Safety

Dr. Neinstein sits on the safety committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgery and takes the responsibility of performing surgery on mothers very seriously. Here are some of the unique safety aspects that are involved in modern Mommy Makeover Surgery in NYC with Dr. Neinstein.

Mommy Makeover Surgery Recovery

Let’s talk about healing, traveling and exercise.

  • Week 1: Patients should expect soreness and a full week of rest downtime.
  • Week 2: Most patients are moving around, driving, and returning to work.
  • Month 1: You will be in garments, having massages, living normally – going out to dinner, etc.
  • Month 2: You will start weaning off garments. Massages will continue, and you will begin easing back into exercise.
  • 4-6 week lead time for beach vacation
  • 12 week minimum lead time for wedding

Procedure scars will fade over a year. We use antibiotic ointment to heal the incision for two weeks then we use Skinuva and silicone scar patches.

Mommy Makeover Surgery Cost in NYC?

The cost of mommy makeover and tummy tuck will vary from patient to patient depending on their unique goals and procedural aspirations.

When thinking of costs, patients need to consider facility fees, anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, after care, garments, and medications.If you are feeling excited, nervous, and inspired you are ready to start the journey.

Please contact us and our concierge team will be in touch to learn your story (a bit about you, goals, fears, concerns) and graciously start a meaningful life changing process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dr Neinstein writes safety guidelines and sits on many safety committees to help ensure he is at the forefront of all surgical safety principles.

No elective surgery should ever go over 6 hours. We know that complications go up beyond an acceptable level of risk after 6 hours and therefore we will never let that happen to you.

In our world-class, state-of-the-art facility built with an extreme emphasis on safety.

We go to the next level in safety and then we go beyond.

  • We have a state-of-the-art facility that is held as the gold standard.
  • We have a highly curated expert team of anesthesia and nurses who work not just at a high level, but in sync with one another.
  • We have hospital privledges at Lenox Hill for backup.
  • What makes us absolutely unique and stand alone in NYC is that we have two Operating Rooms which means two anesthesiologists and a 10 person team. We have more resources for safety than any other office and pride ourselves on being world leaders on this.
Yes, we use Exparel 100% every time; we use this in the breast and abdomen.
Its not great, most patients take narcotics for 2-3 days. So far, over 1,000 Neinstein Plastic Surgery patients will tell you its 100% worth it.

Most patients will stay at The Pierre, The Plaza, The Carlysle, or The Ritz Carlton.

You will be assigned one of our elite aftercare recovery nurses. Our team will transport you directly to your hotel via wheelchair with your nurse by your side. 

Your nurse will contact you when you book your surgery to get acquainted and go over every detail.

It takes one week to heal enough to be mobile and feel normal. We recommend patients plan to stay 7-10 days.

From Our Patients

Patient Testimonials

The most impressive thing, aside from your insane talent and dedication to excellence… is how kind, approachable and humble you are. You have people telling you you are the greatest everyday I’m sure, and yet you don’t carry yourself with a big ego. You actually take the time needed to give undivided attention to your patients and make them feel important. I have felt so cared fore throughout this entire process. . I just wanted to tell you that you are a really beautiful person inside and out making a real difference in so many womens lives. Also the fact that you are a person from Canada and made this type of life and mark for yourself is just so mind blowing. I bet your parents are just so proud of you.
Thank you a million times over ♥️

Thank you. Sometimes I tear up from happiness. I am blown away that these could be my results. It was Impossible for me to believe. I knew the surgery would improve how I looked and felt. The reality is that it has changed my world, the results are magical! True genius work here!

Just wanted to send this pic to you…. It has been 6 months since my surgery and I will be forever grateful to you for giving me back my pre-baby body. This has been such a life changer for me, the confidence that I have now being in my own body and the ability to wear all the clothes that I thought I would never be able to wear again. I have always worked out to try to get back to that body and because I wasn’t getting or seeing the results, it made me start not to enjoy doing it. I continued just because I knew I needed to for my mind and self being. But now I have a totally new outlook on working out especially since I am seeing the results. I am so much stronger now and actually get excited when I have a training session with my Pilates trainer. My friends have noticed a huge change in my attitude and of course my body and I tell them “I owe it all to Dr. Neinstein”. So thank you again for giving me back my confidence!!!! I tell everybody how amazing you and your whole team were before and after surgery and the after care experience was out of this world. ❤️. Happy Sunday!
Btw your daughter is absolute beautiful.

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