A woman who just gave birth may be disappointed to find out that her pre-baby clothes doesn’t fit her anymore and realize that she may have difficulties in getting her pre-pregnancy shape back. With the commitment to help post-childbirth women in improving the contours of their body, Dr. Steven Wallach performs New York City tummy tucks and Mommy Makeovers for residents in Manhattan and nearby areas.
What constitutes a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover refers to a combination of body contouring procedures designed to improve the appearance of one’s body after pregnancy and childbirth. Specifically, these procedures are aimed at sculpting your post-pregnancy body which could include sagging breasts and excessive abdominal fat.
A Mommy Makeover procedure with Dr. Wallach could include the following
- tummy tuck, liposuction and breast augmentation
- tummy tuck, liposuction and breast lift with or without implants
- tummy tuck, liposuction and breast reduction
It is important to note that a Mommy Makeover is highly recommended for those who have already tried diet and exercise measures to improve the appearance of their body contours but has failed to do so.
Why do I need to combine procedures?
The risks that come with anesthesia is primarily one of the reasons why Mommy Makeovers combine surgeries. The time between sleep and consciousness is one of the most dangerous times during surgery. By combining such procedures, you only go through this dangerous phase once. Also, each surgery has its own length of recovery period. By combining procedures, you save yourself the hassle of recovering twice or thrice with separate surgeries. Each procedure often requires you to rest for 7 to 10 days. Keep in mind that as a mother, you’d rather go for the combination of procedures which will allow you to cover for a short period of time.
When is the best time to have a Mommy Makeover?
There is no exact amount of recommended time as to when a mommy makeover should be performed. However, the best time to have one is when most of your bodily functions are already back to normal. What constitutes “normal”?
- when your body weight has stabilized (approximate 3-6 months after childbirth)
- 2 to 3 months after stopping from breastfeeding
- after attempts of diet and exercise to improve the appearance of your body
If you have plans of giving birth again, it is best to put off your plans of a Mommy Makeover as you may have to go through the same phase of sagging breasts, love handles and extra bulges. If you’re looking into a Mommy Makeover with Dr. Wallach, schedule an initial consultation by calling our Manhattan office at (212) 861-6400 or by mail at 1049 5th Avenue, Suite 2D in New York, NY 10028. You can also fill out this contact form to request additional details. We will listen to your concerns educate you about what is best for you, and make recommendations. We look forward to hearing from you!