You make a lot of sacrifices as a mom, but your body doesn’t have to be one of them. A mommy makeover is a highly-customizable set of surgical procedures that can benefit new mommies and seasoned ones alike. The body can go through many changes during pregnancy and childbirth, and a mommy makeover procedure seeks to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy profile and contour. This procedure is variable in time and recovery, but you can discuss your mommy makeover options during your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Wallach.
The following procedures are commonly included in a mommy makeover, but your unique treatment can be tailored to your specific concerns.
The breasts can undergo quite a bit of change during pregnancy and nursing, and every woman’s breasts will respond a bit differently. They can grow, sag, and lose their youthful profile throughout the course of childbearing. Your mommy makeover procedure can include a surgical procedure to restore your breasts to your preferred profile and projection, whether it be through breast reduction, augmentation, or lift. These techniques might also be combined to give you the results you want.
The abdominal region can change the most radically throughout pregnancy, and many women rarely recover their pre-pregnancy abdominal contour due to the stretching and strain that they experience. An abdominoplasty procedure can be highly effective at restoring the abdominal contour by removing excess, stretched skin and fat, while also improving the laxity between the underlying muscles. This can have medical benefits for women who suffer from urinary stress incontinence and back pain after childbirth due to a lack of support in the abdominal region.
Some women struggle to lose fat after pregnancy because of the way that the female body stores fat throughout the process. Sometimes, diet and exercise aren’t enough, but liposuction is a minimally-invasive way to slim down the lower body and common areas where fat accumulates during pregnancy. Although this technique is sometimes used in abdominoplasty and breast reduction procedures, it can also easily be used in other areas of the body within the same procedure.
Many women suffer in silence when it comes to permanent changes in the skin of the pelvic region after childbirth, which can lead to medical problems and sexual dissatisfaction. The childbirth process can stretch and tear the skin of the pelvic region and be very difficult to restore without surgery. A mommy makeover can include reduction of excess skin or enhancement of the labia in order to restore the vaginal area to its former appearance.
Because the mommy makeover process is so customizable, your recovery time will vary depending on how extensive your makeover is. You’ll need to undergo downtime due to the surgical techniques included, but many women also choose to include non-surgical procedures as well for a final touch on their new body. You can discuss your treatment plan with Dr. Wallach, during which he can guide you through your recovery time and care steps.
If you would like more information about NEW YORK CITY PLASTIC SURGEON DR. WALLACH and his success with New York City mommy makeover procedures, we hope that you will not hesitate to contact our Manhattan offices at (212) 257-3263 or by mail at 1049 5th Avenue, Suite 2D in New York, NY 10028; or using our CONTACT FORM to request additional details.