The miracle of childbirth often leaves women with a body they no longer recognize. Cherry Hill plastic surgeon, Dr. Evan Sorokin offers his patients the mommy makeover to help women tighten and lift the areas of the body commonly altered by pregnancy and childbirth. While each mommy makeover is individualized to the needs and goals of the patient, most treatment plans include breast, abdomen, and lower body surgeries. By combining multiple procedures, the patient can reduce their overall recovery time and get back to their life sooner.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"Mommy Makeover/MILF, lol - Cherry Hill, NJ - Love love love this doctor. He has such a lively personality. Very reassuring that I would be fine. He has a state of the art building that is as beautiful as his work. Im 8 weeks in recovery. All of his staff is amazing and beautiful. Makes you say wow i want to look like that. Very nice knowledgable people.his one nurse in recovery is so rude, but still love my new body and in gods name I am blessed to have chosen such a wonderful surgeon. - - I am a young mother that was just very insecure about my body. I wanted my body to fit my age to regain my confidence."- C. / RealSelf / Mar 11, 2012
"He's a Da Vinci. Seriously. Magnificent. An Artist - Cherry Hill, NJ - Now I didn't have a Mommy makeover. I have had two different procedures with Dr. Sorokin, one last December (lipo) and one in mid-June (augmentation with secondary lipo), that almost amount to one.As the title implies Dr. Sorokin is quite simply a wonderful plastic surgeon.Ten years ago I would not have pegged myself for a person who would actually get any type of cosmetic surgery done, I am a very average person. I work in education, am not drop dead gorgeous, I am average in all ways, and like most of America I am a lil over-weight. I initially went to Dr. Sorokin for lipo, to help kick start my weight loss regimen. He took off 6 liters - from my flanks, abdomen and hips. It did what it was supposed to. I am now almost 30 lbs lighter than I was pre-surgery, am working out regularly, am following an extremely healthy diet (a la WW). It was what I needed to get me going.Sadly however, I lost weight in my breasts. The girls went down at least two cup sizes and I have always taken pride in them, so the loss was a blow to my self-esteem. I like seeing myself with breasts, and for once in my life I was able to afford investing in me. There had been a symmetrical issue following my lipo in Dec., where there was a mound below my navel on the left hand side, and he cleaned that up, and then some.Dr. Sorokin was the third plastic surgeon I have visited over the past 5 years, but he was the first one who I felt comfortable with. He truly is interested in making people happy with how they look. And price wise, he was far more reasonable than the other plastic surgeons I had visited. He checked up on me after both procedures, he responds personally to your emails, and the women in the office check up on you. He goes the extra mile, although he doesn't need to. Given the hot 90-something degree weather he came in on a Saturday (usually closed) to check things out so I could get fresh garments and so I could get the go-ahead to shower.Although the place has a very chic-chic look to it, the people who work there are real, down to earth. Although many have had some work done it all looks very natural, not "plastic".He truly cares about the patient. He could charge wayyyy more than he does. He has one of the best bedside manners I have ever encountered. I felt comfortable, I didn't feel self-conscious. - - I did it for the self-esteem factor, because I had the $$$ on hand (not a fan of financing cosmetic surgery). It's totally natural to maybe feel a little selfish doing this, but you're investing in you, and if you aren't going to blow it all by gaining a zillion pounds after or doing something to nullify work done, then it is worth it. The psychological pay-off alone is worth it."- M. / RealSelf / Jun 24, 2012
"Exceptional Plastic Surgeon and Wonderful Staff! - Cherry Hill, NJ - I have recently undergone a "Mommy Makeover" with Dr. Sorokin and I cannot believe I actually went through with the procedure. Dr. Sorokin helped me overcome all of my fears and concerns regarding plastic surgery. He was incredibly patient and understanding with answering any and all of my questions and made me feel like he truly cared. His entire office staff is by far the most welcoming and kind group of women I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! In addition to him being a truly great well rounded physician, his work speaks for itself. He has changed my body, helped me be more confident and ultimately changed my life. I couldn't be more grateful for him and his work and am so glad that I found Delaware Valley Plastic Surgery. He is hands down the best Plastic Surgeon in the state and all positive, great reviews! I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone. He is simply the best!!! Thank you Dr. Sorokin and Staff!"- J. / RealSelf / Oct 20, 2012
"Mommy Makeover- TT, BL with Silicone Implants - Cherry Hill, NJ - I had done so much research on the mommy makeover and as soon as I met Dr Sorokin, I knew he was the right doctor. He is very straight forward and gives you realistic expectations for your body and is very honest. He is very professional and easy to talk to. His entire staff is amazing which rounds out the experience. They all love what they do and are excited for you which helps the nerves. - - For almost 8 years, I had slowly put on weight, was always tired and never felt right. I was diagnosed with depression but no medication made me feel better. Finally, about 4 years ago they realized my thyroid was shot and as a result my hormones were out of wack. Now, I feel great but haven't been able to lose more than 30 pounds of the 80 I gained. My stomach looks like I am 8 months pregnant no matter how much I work out and do sit-ups. I went from an A to a saggy C cup in the chest with the weight gain. Although bigger, my boobs have travelled south and are uneven. I have finally decided to do something for myself and 16 days before my 37th birthday, I'm getting my mommy makeover!!! I'm not actually a mom, but doing all the procedures that most mommy's have.I spent months doing research and looking on this site. So, I decided to share my journey as well since I have benefited greatly from reading everyone's story. I met with several doctors who all at first said I was too heavy to have the tummy tuck. I am never going to be a small girl and have been at this weight for over a year without budging. I met Dr Sorokin a month ago at my consult and liked him right away. He told me that before he came in the room he wasn't going to do the surgery, but after examining me and seeing how bad my stomach muscles were bulging, he said he would do it. I have no delusions of being thin after this, I just don't want to be asked if I'm pregnant anymore by strangers, I am 3 days away from my surgery. I am nervous, excited, and going crazy making sure I have everything I need. Good luck to everyone else having procedures this month !!! I had my boyfriend take my before pics which was so embarrassing. It's hard for me to look at them, but it's all part of my journey."- R. / RealSelf / Jul 21, 2014
"39 Years Old, 4 Kids, 4 C-sections, and Much Needed Mommy Makeover. Cherry Hill, NJ - My Dr. Is the best. He answered all my questions, and made me and my husband feel very comfortable. I highly recommend him to anyone in the Delaware Valley area looking to have this procedure done. - - O my I can't believe I did it. I wanted to have this surgery since I had my first child and saw my stomach after all was said and done. So I did it I had my surgery 4 days ago. I am still in pain, but praying that the outcome will be worth all the hard work.I went in at 6:45am, very scared and nervous. My PS walked me through what I was get ready to experience. I said my prayers, kissed my family and walked in the OR. OMG can I say I was a mess. I was so scared, all I remembered was Alisha ( love you girl) holding my hand and talking to me as I fell to sleep. 4 hrs later (I think) I woke up and it was all over, and I couldn't wait to see the outcome. My PS wrapped me up and said to come back in a day to check the dressing. Below are a few pic of me before surgery."- M. / RealSelf / Nov 24, 2014
The mommy makeover procedure is uniquely tailored to each patient depending on what body part they want to improve. In most cases, the breasts and tummy are addressed together (though not always). The conditions addressed during surgery and the surgical technique used will vary.
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Loss of volume and/or breast tissue, sagging and/or drooping, excess skin (ptosis), breasts that have become too large
- Surgeries to consider: Breast augmentation with implants, breast lift, breast augmentation with a lift, breast reduction surgery
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Excess fat and/or persistent bulge in the abdomen, sagging and loose skin, stretch marks and other unsightly skin irregularities
- Surgeries to consider: Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction of the abdomen
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Sagging skin and excess fat in the buttocks, hips and thighs
- Surgeries to consider: Lower body lift including liposuction and skin tightening of the buttocks, hips and thighs
All mommy makeovers are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. Depending on how many techniques are combined, the surgery could last multiple hours. It is common for patients to have a short hospital stay with this surgery. Most women will require a full month to recover, but many will be able to return to work within 2 weeks. The results will reveal themselves in multiple stages as the breast implants settle into their natural placement and the incisions begin to heal. It generally takes a full year for all of the changes to make their final appearance.
Mommy makeover procedures will vary in cost depending how many surgeries were combined and how many surgery sessions are needed. At a minimum, if a breast lift with augmentation is performed along with a tummy tuck, the cost could range from $8,500-$17,000. According to RealSelf.com, after reviewing more than 1,300 women, the average cost for a mommy makeover is around $12,825.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $10,000 - $17,500
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3-4 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Is it Safe?@headingTag>
There are always risks to consider when contemplating surgery. When procedures are combined, those risks can increase. Therefore, it is important to find an experienced cosmetic surgeon who is skilled in performing multiple procedures in one setting. Ultimately, a combination procedure can have numerous benefits, including only having to undergo surgery once — which means only one recovery and one fee.
What if I get Pregnant?@headingTag>
In a perfect world, women would wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur.
What About Stretch Marks?@headingTag>
If stretch marks exist on an area of the body (i.e. breast, tummy, etc.) that is going to be lifted and tightened, they may be removed when the excess skin is trimmed away. For any stretch marks left behind, as well as any other skin irregularities that may exist, there are skin-rejuvenating techniques that can help fade and remove these imperfections.
Will I Have Scars?@headingTag>
Scarring will occur with almost any cosmetic procedure. However, every effort is made to place and close the incisions carefully so that scarring is minimized. Scarring eventually fades into faint lines and can be concealed by undergarments and bathing suits. Most patients feel that the physical results following a mommy makeover far outweigh the scarring left behind.