Restore Your Pre-Pregnancy Figure

This tailored approach helps restore the body’s appearance to a pre-pregnancy condition, focusing on areas most affected, such as the breasts, abdomen, and hips.  At the Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Anu Antony understands the unique needs of women, offering a compassionate, comprehensive approach to achieving their aesthetic goals.

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover in Raleigh & Cary, NC with Dr. Anu Antony typically includes several procedures, which may be performed in one surgical appointment or multiple stages, depending on the individual’s health, treatment goals, and recovery considerations. Dr. Anu Antony meticulously plans each surgery to maximize safety and superior outcomes, ensuring transformative and natural-looking results.

Mommy Makeover Common Procedures 

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall, which may be stretched or separated after pregnancy.

Breast Surgery

This can include a breast lift (mastopexy), breast augmentation, or breast reduction, tailored to address changes from breastfeeding and the natural aging process.


Targets and removes stubborn fat deposits in various body areas such as the hips, thighs, and buttocks, refining the overall body contour.

Other Procedures

Depending on the individual, additional procedures, such as a thigh lift or butt lift, might be performed to enhance the lower body’s appearance.

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Personalized Treatment Planning

  • Consultation: During an initial consultation, Dr. Antony discusses your concerns, examines the areas to be treated, and outlines a personalized plan based on your unique physical condition.
  • Preparation: Patients receive detailed instructions on preparing for surgery, including guidelines on diet, rest, and medications.
  • Procedure: The procedures are performed under general anesthesia. The order and combination of procedures are strategically planned to minimize recovery time and enhance overall results.

What Is the Recovery Time After a Mommy Makeover?

A full recovery after a Mommy Makeover varies significantly based on the extent and combination of procedures performed. Typically, patients should plan for a recovery timeline that accommodates the healing processes of multiple areas if procedures like tummy tuck, breast surgery, and liposuction are performed simultaneously.

Initial Recovery

The first two weeks are the most critical recovery phase. Patients will experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, managed with pain medications prescribed by Dr. Antony. It’s crucial during this period to rest and avoid engaging in strenuous activities or lifting, including lifting or caring for young children, so plan on arranging some additional support at home.

Moderate Recovery Phase

By the end of the third week, many patients feel more comfortable and may return to work, provided their job does not involve heavy physical activity. However, exercise should still be limited to gentle physical activities like walking.

Continued Healing

Patients can gradually resume vigorous activities over the next four to six weeks. Full recovery, including the ability to participate in high-impact exercises and lift heavy objects, typically occurs around the 6 to 8-week mark, but this can vary.

Follow-up Care

Dr. Antony schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process and ensure that recovery is progressing. These check-ups are critical for addressing concerns and guiding patients on the proper steps at each recovery stage.

Following Dr. Antony’s postoperative instructions and attending all scheduled follow-up visits is vital to ensure the best possible recovery and results from a Mommy Makeover.

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What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

Slim, Lifted, Youthful Figure

This technique restores a taut, lifted figure that may be impossible to regain solely through exercise and diet.

Enhanced Comfort and Confidence

Helps alleviate discomfort associated with loose or hanging skin and fat on the abdomen or breasts, improving self-esteem and a positive body image.

Customized Results

Each Mommy Makeover is tailored to fit the individual’s specific needs and aesthetic desires, ensuring results that fulfill their vision of beauty.

Why Choose Dr. Anu Antony?

Choosing Dr. Anu Antony for your Mommy Makeover in the Raleigh & Cary, NC area means entrusting your transformation to a surgeon whose expertise blends the precision of medical science with the nuance of artistic vision. Dr. Antony is board-certified in plastic surgery and trained as an artist at the prestigious Lorenzo Medici Institute in Italy, equipping her with a distinctive perspective on body aesthetics.  Her extensive surgical training at top institutions, including Stanford University Medical Center, and fellowships at Memorial Sloan Kettering and Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital have honed her cosmetic and reconstructive surgery skills. Dr. Antony’s approach is deeply personalized. She focuses on achieving natural-looking results that enhance body confidence. Her commitment to excellence is evident in every consultation and procedure, ensuring that patients receive the highest level of care and achieve outcomes that surpass their expectations.

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