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Making Over Mommy

You take care of everyone else. It's time to take care of you.

Becoming a mother can be one of the most rewarding things any woman does. However, not every transformation that comes along with childbirth is welcome. With our Philadelphia Mommy Makeover at StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center, Dr. Stark and the team deliver a customized solution for women with the most important job in the world.


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What is a Mommy Makeover?

Simply, our mommy makeover in Philadelphia helps restore the body to its pre-pregnancy state. Your makeover can encompass a range of surgeries, but what matters most is attaining your distinct objectives. During your personal consultation, Dr. Stark will help you identify your goals and select procedures to best achieve your objectives.

A Mommy Makeover usually focuses on removing excess skin from the abdomen, tightening stretched abdominal muscles, removing stretch marks from the belly area, correcting the shape and placement of the breasts, and contouring the body. A Mommy Makeover is performed under general anesthesia and lasts about four to five hours.

What Are the Benefits of a
Mommy Makeover?

Dr. Stark's mommy makeovers are fully customizable, allowing each woman to address the cosmetic concerns that are specific to her. So whether it's creating a more toned abdomen, elevating saggy breasts, or removing resistant areas of fat, a mommy makeover can do it all.

Instead of separate procedures, a mommy makeover allows patients to renew their physique in one surgery. It is an excellent option for busy mothers as there is just one recovery period. In a few weeks, they can get back to their daily routine, feeling as beautiful and confident as they did before having children. Here are some of the key reasons women choose to have a mommy makeover:

  • There is less downtime than having separate surgeries
  • Patients can save money on anesthesia fees by bundling procedures
  • By addressing multiple concerns at once, the body takes on a more harmonious and youthful appearance overall
  • The procedure is customized to address various areas of the body that have been affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding

Who is a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Any woman concerned about the physical toll pregnancy or breastfeeding has taken on their body may be a candidate for mommy makeover surgery. Some of the aesthetic concerns the procedure is designed to address are the following:

  • Abdominal skin laxity
  • Loose skin on the upper arms, hips, buttocks, and thighs
  • Separation of the muscles in your abdomen
  • Sagging breasts due to breastfeeding or aging
  • Asymmetric breasts due to breastfeeding
  • Breasts that have become too large for your comfort
  • Stubborn pockets of fat that won't go away with diet or exercise

Before embarking on this type of procedure, patients should carefully consider whether they are done having children. While a mommy makeover does not affect fertility, a future pregnancy can undo the results.

Some contraindications to elective surgery include serious health conditions, smoking, and active pregnancy. Dr. Stark will ask about your medical history and may advise diagnostic testing to determine if you are healthy enough to undergo cosmetic surgery.

Your Mommy Makeover

Some of our most popular and effective treatments for moms in the Philadelphia area include:


Tummy Tuck

Despite diet and exercise, the abdomen is often a problem spot for many women. Pregnancy causes widening and loosening of the muscles, fluctuations in weight can cause excess or drooping of skin, and genetics may work against us in the battle for a flat tummy. Dr. Stark can stretch and tighten the muscle and remove excess skin, minimizing the appearance of scars and even stretch marks, and improving the overall tone and contour of the abdomen. Dr. Stark may perform a mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck depending on the extent of skin laxity and whether the abdominal muscles need repair.


Breast Lift

Dr. Stark creates a more youthful and contoured shape through incisions around the areolae and under the breast. With his meticulous techniques and attention to fine detail, he is able to minimize the appearance of scars while giving your breasts a more youthful and lifted look. Dr. Stark may also perform a breast lift and breast augmentation (implants) simultaneously to restore perky breasts and improve upper pole volume.

Breast Augmentation

With age and childbearing, breasts tend to fall and deflate from their original position. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances the breast in the most natural-looking way using silicone or saline breast implants or the patient's own fat obtained from liposuction (fat transfer breast augmentation) of other problem areas of the body. Dr. Stark works closely with each patient to achieve the desired shape and size. In addition, Dr. Stark uses a rapid-recovery breast augmentation technique to minimize trauma to the existing breast tissues for your mommy makeover breast augmentation.

Breast Reduction

Many large-busted women find their breasts get in the way of being physically active in motherhood. Also known as reduction mammoplasty, a breast reduction aims to reduce the size of overly large or heavy breasts by removing the excess tissue. This creates a more perky, smaller breast shape and improves overall body proportions. The procedure may also alleviate back and shoulder pain associated with heavy breasts.



Liposuction is a way of permanently removing fat from different parts of the body using a suctioning device. Usually, these areas are stubborn and resistant to diet and exercise. Dr. Stark uses the S.A.F.E. and high-def liposuction techniques to achieve a leaner, more streamlined outcome in his mommy makeover surgeries.

Body Lift

While weight gain is normal during pregnancy, some mothers gain and then lose a significant amount of weight, resulting in redundant skin 360 degrees around the midsection. A lower body lift is a comprehensive surgery that firms and tones lax skin on the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs with an elongated incision. Dr. Stark also offers upper body lifts to correct the laxity of the breasts and upper arms simultaneously.

Your patient experience

Whatever procedures comprise your mommy makeover surgery, the staff at our Philadelphia plastic surgery practice will ensure you feel comfortable and cared for when you walk in. At StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center, our comfortable exam rooms, and our surgeons' warm bedside manner will immediately put you at ease. We understand surgeries can be emotionally difficult, and ultimately the key to success is an alignment of your goals with those of your doctor.

For our patients looking to get back to a pre-pregnancy body with a mommy makeover Philadelphia board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ran Stark, will allow the time and comfort each woman deserves to discuss her desired outcome, and how we can help to deliver it. As health is of the utmost importance, Dr. Stark will ensure you take any necessary supplementation and stop any medications that may interfere with surgery. In addition, Dr. Stark's considerable skill and finesse come through to minimize scarring with every closing suture.

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Mommy Makeover recovery

Mommy makeover recovery varies from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the surgery and contouring involved in each individual case. Most women are able to return to work and resume daily activities one to two weeks after their mommy makeover and are fully healed about six weeks after their mommy makeover. Final results are able to be appreciated after three to six months post-operatively.

How Safe is a
Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is considered a safe procedure for most healthy patients. However, all surgeries carry a degree of risk that even a highly skilled surgeon cannot eliminate entirely.

Possible complications include the risk of infection, hematoma, seroma, blood clots, and others. Dr. Stark will review all the possible adverse effects with you during the consultation process. He will take the time to answer any questions you might have. You will be asked to review the list of risks and sign off acknowledging you have read and understood them before agreeing to have surgery.

Dr. Stark takes every precaution to ensure a safe, successful surgery. As a double board-certified Philadelphia plastic surgeon, Dr. Stark comes highly qualified to mitigate the risks associated with mommy makeovers. He is also well equipped to handle any complication(s) that may arise.

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Meet the Doctor

Ran Stark, M.D. is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He completed more than 10 years of additional training and residencies after completing his medical degree to become one of the foremost plastic surgeons in the Philadelphia area.

His keen attention to detail, artistic eye, and practiced hands help him give his patients consistently exemplary results - but the difference is also in his manner. Dr. Stark makes your goals his own. He will always do the utmost to help you uncover the greatest version of yourself.

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Mommy Makeover FAQs

Why Get a Mommy Makeover?

Do you remember what it was like before you changed your name to Mom? Sometimes, it might be hard to remember the time before your child or children become the center of your world. Perhaps it has been a while, or maybe you don't feel as youthful and vibrant anymore, and that's ok. It's why getting a mommy makeover could be perfect for you.

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For many of us, we picture ourselves as forever young and beautiful. Care-free and stress-free with a bright and radiant display. The stresses of everyday life happen to all of us, and we learn to grow and live with the changes our bodies go through. That's where Dr. Stark comes in. He can provide amazing mothers like you options to get you feeling like you had your pre-pregnancy body. Then, through care and understanding, the team at StarkMD can help you achieve your specific goals to get you looking and feeling the way you deserve while maintaining the natural beauty you display as a mother.

Can Mommy Makeover Procedures Be Combined?

It is not uncommon to want more than one mommy makeover procedure because it is natural for the body to change in many ways following childbirth. Dr. Stark's skill and ability mean that not only are mommy makeover procedures safe on their own, but many are safely combined. An advantage to combining procedures is reducing downtime. Instead of having multiple surgeries at different times that would require various forms of recovery, you can minimize your downtime while you enjoy the benefits of multiple mommy makeover procedures.

How much does a Mommy Makeover cost in Philadelphia?

The surgeon's qualifications, location, and your specific combination of procedures all impact pricing. Nationally, the average cost is approximately $12,750 for the surgeon's fee. Additional costs such as anesthesia, hospital, medication, and aftercare fees may be incurred. Because it is a customized procedure, the best way to obtain an accurate cost for mommy makeover surgery is to schedule an in-person consultation.

How long after giving birth should I wait before getting a Mommy Makeover?

Every woman and every pregnancy is unique and different, which is why every one of our mommy makeovers in Philadelphia with Dr. Stark is custom-made for his patients. It is recommended to wait until you're done having children, but each situation is unique. After pregnancy, Dr. Stark likes to wait as close as possible to a year before considering surgery. This allows your body to normalize to its pre-pregnancy state. Dr. Stark will personalize a plan tailored for you based on your needs.

What if I have more children after my Mommy Makeover?

Nothing can compare to the feeling of being a mother. Sometimes that means your family continues to grow. Because pregnancies can have a variety of effects on the body, a mommy makeover is most practical for women who do not wish to have more children or are past their childbearing years. A mommy makeover is a wonderful option for all moms, but getting pregnant after getting a mommy makeover could require additional procedures in the future.

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Schedule a consultation

To learn more about a Mommy Makeover, your next step is a private consultation with Dr. Stark. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Stark brings decades of experience and training to each consultation. When you meet with Dr. Stark, he takes the time to give you information and options, so you can have confidence in your decision to move forward with the best procedure for you. Confidence. Personalized care. Impeccable results. That’s the Stark Difference. Discover that difference yourself by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Stark today.

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