Mommy Makeovers

Mommy Makeovers: The New GenerationAndrew N. Kornstein, MD, on the evolution of the modern mommy makeover

By William Payton

Mommy makeovers remain one of the more popular combination treatments in cosmetic surgery. In 2013, the three procedures most often included in a mommy makeover package—breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck—ranked first, third, and sixth, respectively, in popularity among women, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Plastic Surgery Practice sat down with Andrew N. Kornstein, MD, a New York City-based plastic surgeon, to discuss the surgical innovations that have helped mommy makeovers become more popular among mothers looking to get their pre-pregnancy, breast-feeding, and child-rearing bodies back.

Have you seen an uptick in these procedures?

I’ve been doing these procedures for a long time, and it has actually been pretty steady over the years. But what used to be a combination of tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation is now called a mommy makeover. So, in my opinion, it’s just that there is more awareness than there used to be because people are using the term “mommy makeover” for this triad of procedures. Though it has always been popular, the mommy makeover is certainly more complex than it used to be, thanks to the advent of new, noninvasive modalities, implant types, and the use and variety of acellular dermal matrix. This complexity has enabled us to achieve a better and longer-lasting aesthetic result.


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