Mommy Makeover

Long Island Mommy Makeover with Dr. Vandegrift

Body changes caused by pregnancy, childbirth, weight fluctuations, and breastfeeding lead many women to yearn for their pre-baby bodies back. While this can be troubling for any woman, there is a way to restore one’s body to a slimmer, tighter, and more youthful shape. 

A mommy makeover by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift can reverse many post-pregnancy body changes and restore a more youthful appearance to the body. Utilizing her expertise, skill, and compassionate dedication to her patients, Dr. Vandegrift strives to help her patients feel confident in their appearance once again. Ready to find out if a mommy makeover right for you?

Read on to learn more about what you can expect when you schedule a mommy makeover in Long Island, NY. You can also contact Dr. Vandegrift online or call (631) 935-0303 to schedule your consultation for a Long Island mommy makeover. Vandegrift Plastic Surgery is located in Huntington, NY, and proudly serves patients from all over Long Island and New York City.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

“Mommy makeover” is a broad term referring to the combination of popular aesthetic procedures to restore the body after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Patients typically select multiple procedures to reshape the breasts, abdominal area, and feminine areas

A typical mommy makeover consists of several surgeries, one right after the other. By combining treatments, patients can recover from multiple surgeries at the same time. Recovery periods are typically much shorter than would be expected if each procedure were performed separately. This process can be started shortly after pregnancy or many years later.

Dr. Vandegrift partners with each patient, helping them develop a plan that best aligns with their unique concerns and goals. It should be noted that not every mommy makeover can be performed in one session. 

Why Should I Choose Dr. Vandegrift for My Mommy Makeover in Long Island?

Skill isn’t the only factor that determines the success of a mommy makeover. Patients need to feel heard and acknowledged. Dr. Vandegrift combines exceptional surgical skills with a deep desire for patient happiness. She partners with each patient, listening to their needs and working with them to achieve the best result. You can learn more about Dr. Vandegrift’s background, training, and philosophy by visiting her about page.

Meet Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast and body rejuvenation that restores a youthful, supple appearance after pregnancy or weight loss.

While offering a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including breast lift, tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, and oncoplastic breast reduction, Dr. Vandegrift also has a special interest and expertise in both invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. With a focus on keeping your look natural, she provides a holistic approach to each patient, specifically tailoring a treatment regimen that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best.

Procedures in a Mommy Makeover: What’s Included?

Patients work directly with Dr. Vandegrift to choose the procedures that are included in their mommy makeover. Since pregnancy changes each body differently, customization is key to achieving the best results. 

Common procedures included in a mommy makeover are:

Recovery After a Mommy Makeover

The body heals quickly after surgery, but time off from work and daily activities will be needed. Most patients take 2-3 weeks off from work after a mommy makeover. Tenderness, bruising, and swelling are expected during the recovery process. 

Patients with young children may need additional help during the recovery process. Heavy lifting, including lifting a toddler or small child, is not permitted for 6-8 weeks after surgery. Arranging for help as needed before surgery helps patients to follow their recovery recommendations and avoid unnecessary post-surgical complications. 

The duration of your recovery will vary depending on several factors, including your age, the type of operations you had, and how well you follow the recovery guidelines. Fortunately, you can count on Dr. Vandegrift to be there for you along every step of the journey. 

I Want to Learn More About a Mommy Makeover in Long Island- What’s Next?

The first step to pursuing mommy makeover surgery is a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr.  Meredith Vandegrift. A consultation isn’t a commitment to have surgery; it is an opportunity to learn about plastic surgery in a safe and supportive environment. Patients can learn about mommy makeover surgery, ask questions, and receive personalized treatment advice. 

If you’re ready to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vandegrift, reach out to our office by calling (631) 935-0303. Our team will help you choose a convenient time to visit our Huntington office, where you’ll meet with Dr. Vandegrift, explore your mommy makeover surgery options, and see our team in action. We look forward to welcoming you to our office soon and helping you rediscover confidence in your body again. Contact us today to schedule your mommy makeover consultation.


Long Island Mommy Makeover

Undergoing a mommy makeover will not negatively affect a future pregnancy. However, to ensure your mommy makeover results last for a long time, we recommend that you wait to schedule surgery until you’re no longer planning future pregnancies. Pregnancy causes many changes to the appearance of the body—changes that can undo or reverse a mommy makeover transformation.

Many women get stretch marks during pregnancy, especially on the skin around the abdominal area. A tummy tuck removes excess skin (and any stretch marks on the skin) from this area and can significantly reduce the number of stretch marks present.

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your body after pregnancy, you may benefit from a mommy makeover. 

Good candidates for this procedure: are no longer pregnant or breastfeeding, do not plan on having any future pregnancies, are non-smokers, are in good health.

Some scarring is anticipated after a mommy makeover, but the location and number of scars will depend on the procedures selected. Dr. Vandegrift is highly skilled in making incisions that are precise and well-concealed. She can give each patient a personalized idea of what to expect during their consultation.

Most patients will require pain medication after surgery to alleviate discomfort for a restful recovery. While you may need prescription pain medications for a few days, many effective non-narcotic over-the-counter options are available. Dr. Vandegrift will advise you on effective strategies for reducing discomfort after surgery.

The cost of a mommy makeover will depend on each patient’s unique characteristics and the procedures selected for their surgery. We’ll provide a detailed estimate of costs during your mommy makeover consultation.