Having a baby can be one of the most exciting experiences of a young mother’s life. Realistically, it affects almost every aspect of a woman’s life when she has a child. For some women it is surprising that so having a baby can physically take on a woman’s body and appearance. While the joy of being a mother should never be predicated upon maintaining a woman’s shape and figure; it is shortsighted to pretend that the effect on a woman’s appearance is not relevant. Many women seek a consultation with Dr. Angelchik to discuss the options available following childbirth. Dr. Angelchik first challenges women to isolate the areas they are most concerned with. In most cases women are unhappy about the changes that have occurred with their breast and abdomen. For the breast many women have lost volume and therefore the breast sag to some degree. In some cases the sagging can be severe and in other cases it may be only slight. Dr. Angelchik will discuss breast lift options with each patient helping them to understand the need for breast lift versus the idea of placing an implant to replace volume without lifting the breast. In most cases a breast augmentation combined with a breast lift can be performed in one surgery. As an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Angelchik has one of the lowest re-operation rates for complications related to combining breast augmentation and breast lift during the same surgery. There are a few reasons for this low complication rate which are discussed with each patient during the initial consultation. Patients who are unhappy with their abdomen may have a few options. In some cases, a classic tummy tuck which includes tightening the muscle that was stretched during pregnancy, as well as removing excess skin is the best recommendation. For others, Dr. Angelchik may recommend what is come to be known as a Brazilian tummy tuck. This procedure allows Dr. Angelchik to perform more liposuction on the upper portion of the abdomen and is a excellent option for patients who have more thickness than loose skin as an issue. For other patients, liposuction alone may be an excellent solution if there is not a significant component of loose and lax skin. The combinations of cosmetic breast and body toning procedures have been marketed over the recent years as the “mommy makeover”. Unfortunately because the marketing term sounds so easy, many patients take the seriousness and potential risks of unsatisfactory results and complications very lightly. Dr. Angelchik stresses the importance of understanding the unique issues each patient brings to the table and cautions patients against a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to combination surgeries including the mommy makeover. Dr. Angelchik recommends a consultation for patients who are considering body contouring procedures and breast augmentation combination surgery including the mommy makeover.