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Mommy Makeover In Essex County, New Jersey

Also Offering Mommy Makeover for Morris & Union Counties

Do you love being a mother, but not love the effects that motherhood has had on your body? If this is the case, Dr. Erwin Bulan can help!

Dr. Bulan is pleased to offer patients in Northern New Jersey mommy makeover plastic surgery. Mommy makeover is not actually one surgery, but rather a combination of multiple cosmetic surgery procedures designed to address the common aesthetic complaints that many moms have after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

At Bulan Plastic Surgery, in Essex County, NJ, we are proud that so many patients turn to us for our surgical skill in mommy makeover surgery. We also take great pride in the opportunity to reward hardworking mothers by giving them their pre-baby body back. Read on to find out how.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy can leave women with sagging skin that has lost its elasticity, particularly in the abdominal area. It can also wreak havoc on a woman’s stomach muscles, often severely weakening them or even causing them to separate.

Not only that, but breastfeeding may leave mothers with drooping or deflated-looking breasts, or nipples that have migrated southward. In some cases, women complain that their breasts are smaller after nursing than they were before they got pregnant. This can be especially frustrating for women who had a petite breast profile to begin with.

Procedures Available for Personalized Mommy Makeover

To address these common aesthetic complaints, Dr. Bulan typically includes abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck” surgery), breast augmentation and breast lift surgery in his mommy makeover plastic surgery procedure. Tummy tuck surgery addresses a less-than-perfect midsection, while breast augmentation and breast lift surgery address a lackluster bust line. (To learn more about each of these cosmetic surgery procedures, please visit their respective pages by clicking on the links above.)

Also, Dr. Bulan can include additional plastic surgery procedures in mommy makeover surgery if desired. For instance, many patients request that liposuction or thigh lift be added to the surgery. Be sure to discuss all your aesthetic concerns with Dr. Bulan during consultation, so he can create a surgical treatment plan that is customized for you.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeover is a fantastic way to reverse many of the physical effects of pregnancy and nursing on the body. But it’s not appropriate for everyone.

Although there is no age limit for mommy makeover, Dr. Bulan normally recommends that you delay mommy makeover until you are reasonably sure you are finished having children. Treatment won’t affect your ability to become pregnant or have a safe pregnancy, but becoming pregnant after mommy makeover can reverse some of the effects and possibly require corrective surgery in the future.

Mommy Makeover in Essex CountyAnother requirement to keep in mind is to make sure your body has recovered and stabilized from giving birth and nursing. Most women wait until they are at least six months from weaning their babies; this gives the breasts and body time to normalize. Having surgery while you are still recovering from delivery or trying to lose the “baby weight” is neither safe nor recommended. You will see the best results if you postpone surgery until you are happy with your weight and feel stable, health-wise.

Speaking of health, if you are considering mommy makeover, you should not have any serious physical or mental health conditions that could compromise your safety or your surgery. If you have diabetes or a serious autoimmune disorder, it could increase the chances of something going wrong during or after surgery.

You should be able to articulate your mommy makeover goals to your plastic surgeon clearly, and these goals should be realistic. If you want an entirely different body type, or you expect perfection, mommy makeover is probably not right for you. Dr. Bulan will work with you to help narrow down your goals and explain what is reasonable to expect from mommy makeover.

Pursuing Mommy Makeover: What Is the First Step?

The first step in pursuing mommy makeover surgery is easy – you have already done it by researching mommy makeover on the Bulan Plastic Surgery website!

The second step is also simple: schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Bulan to get more details about the procedure. During consultation, Dr. Bulan will review your medical history, unique physique and aesthetic goals for surgery. He will show you before-and-after photos of the many happy mommy makeover patients he has helped in the past. He will also discuss the procedure in detail and answer any questions you may have. Once you are satisfied that mommy makeover is right for you, the caring plastic surgeon will give you instructions about the next steps in the process to getting your pre-baby body back.

Remember, mommy makeover is a complex surgical procedure, and rewarding results can only be achieved if you undergo mommy makeover surgery with a highly trained, extremely experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Bulan.

But be prepared: Once you have undergone mommy makeover surgery with Dr. Bulan, your body will be so stellar that people may question if you are actually a mother!

What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

The biggest benefit to having a mommy makeover with Dr. Bulan is his experience. Nothing matters more than the surgeon’s years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the procedures that make up a mommy makeover. Dr. Bulan’s mommy makeover expertise reduces the risk that something will go wrong during or after surgery.

Another benefit to working with Dr. Bulan is his keen eye for aesthetic detail. This is something you cannot teach or learn — either a surgeon has it or he doesn’t. Dr. Bulan will use his finely-honed skills to help you look and feel absolutely beautiful.

In addition to his experience and artistic sensibilities, Dr. Bulan is also extremely compassionate and personable. He understands how serious surgery is, and he will be with you every step of the journey to make the experience as pleasant as can be. Dr. Bulan will take the time to listen to your concerns and requests and answer all of your questions to the best of his ability.

Mommy Makeover Recovery

After surgery, mild discomfort or pain is common. You will receive a prescription for pain medication to take as needed. Your breasts and abdomen will be swollen and bruised and may feel tight or tender. You will need to wear special compression garments or binders for a few weeks after surgery to support the healing tissues.

Plan to take two to three weeks off from work, depending on the nature of your job. You will have additional restrictions on physical activities like exercise and playing sports. You will not be able to bend over or lift anything heavy for up to six weeks.

Throughout your recovery, you will have follow-up visits with Dr. Bulan, during which he will check your healing progress and answer any questions you have.

Your scars should fade significantly over time, but will never disappear. Luckily, the incisions will be carefully placed so that scarring is hidden beneath bras, underwear and bathing suits.


Mommy Makeover in Essex County, New Jersey  Be patient — the results of your mommy makeover procedures will not be apparent immediately. Allow a few months not only for the bruising and swelling to subside, but also for the tissues to settle. Your body should improve gradually for several months following the day of your surgeries.

The length of time mommy makeover results last differs by procedure. To maintain the results of your breast lift and/or augmentation, you will need to have a revision surgery approximately 10 to 12 years after the initial surgery.

On the other hand, body contouring procedures like tummy tuck and liposuction will last indefinitely. The fat cells removed through these procedures are gone permanently, so long as you maintain a healthy weight there forward. Keep in mind that having more children after mommy makeover is highly likely to undo many of the positive results accomplished through these surgeries.

How to Schedule a Mommy Makeover

Motherhood may be one of the greatest gifts in life. Unfortunately, a disappointing side effect of motherhood is the physical toll that pregnancy and nursing can have on the body.

Being a mother usually means that you spend each day taking care of everyone else. But, today is the day that you start taking care of yourself! Reclaim your pre-baby body today – contact Dr. Bulan by calling Bulan Plastic Surgery at (973) 467-9744 now. He has performed mommy makeover for many Union County, Morris County and Essex County patients. See the results he can get for you. Your body has amazing capabilities, and you deserve to feel great about it!

Mommy Makeover FAQs


One of the best aspects of mommy makeover is that it is customizable to your specific needs and aesthetic goals. The combination of procedures is entirely up to you, so you can choose whatever surgeries will address your self-diagnosed “problem” areas. The procedures that are recommended for your Mommy Makeover may be done in a single surgical setting, or separated into several staged surgical procedures. The decision will take into account patient preference, as well as surgical safety.

If you are unsure which procedures will benefit you most, Dr. Bulan would be happy to make recommendations after hearing the aspirations you have for your appearance. Together you can devise a plan that will give you renewed confidence in your post-pregnancy body.


Aesthetically, the biggest changes to your body will be to the stomach and breasts. Your pregnancy belly will stretch out the skin, and for most, the skin is not elastic enough to snap back into place afterward. The weight you have gained might also not fall off as easily as it would have previously. Your body may now cling to fat deposits that even diet and exercise cannot seem to address. Some women will even notice their abdominal muscles separate.

Your breasts will also go through changes due to lactation. Breasts will get bigger at first as they build functional tissue to aid in breastfeeding, but then as this tissue atrophies once your baby has been weaned, the breasts may get smaller than they were originally. They will also usually start to sag.


The price of mommy makeover differs from patient to patient, with the main factor being which combination of procedures you choose to incorporate into your mommy makeover. By having these procedures performed at the same time, you will save money compared to having them done separately. After devising a surgical plan during a consultation, Dr. Bulan will be able to provide you with an accurate cost breakdown.


Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in New Jersey  Since mommy makeover is a combination of multiple procedures, it is important to select a surgeon who is skilled in all areas rather than a specialist. Dr. Bulan is a renowned plastic surgeon with the expertise to perform any cosmetic enhancement that will make you feel better after giving birth.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Ideal candidates for our mommy makeover procedure in New Jersey are women whose abdomen and breasts have changed from pregnancy and giving birth.

What is the Recovery Time for a Mommy Makeover Procedure?

Recovery time can greatly vary depending on the extent of the surgeries. Typically, patients can return to non-strenuous work within two to three weeks after mommy makeover surgery.

When Will the Swelling Go Down?

Much of the swelling will begin to diminish after several weeks, but it can take a few months before all of the swelling is gone and you see your final results from your mommy makeover procedure at Bulan Plastic Surgery.

How Long Does a Mommy Makeover Take?

Procedure time can vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of procedures and the surgery plan created by plastic surgeon specialist Dr. Bulan. Typically, a mommy makeover takes between from 3 and 6 hours.

Should I Wait Until I am Done Having Kids Before I Get a Mommy Makeover?

It is possible to have another pregnancy after a mommy makeover if you wish but we encourage you to have this procedure done after having kids, as your results will last longer.