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You make a lot of sacrifices as a mom, but your body doesn’t have to be one of them. When you experience changes in your body that you are unable to restore, it is time to consider cosmetic enhancement. A mommy makeover surgery is a highly-customizable set of plastic surgery procedures that can benefit new mommies and seasoned ones alike. The body can go through many physical changes during pregnancy and childbirth, and mommy makeover patients seek to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy profile and contour. This procedure is variable in time and recovery period, but you can discuss your makeover mommy options in New York during your consultation with Dr. Steven Wallach who is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon .
Depending on your unique requirements and goals, Dr. Wallach will help you choose from a range of procedures that restore your pre-pregnancy body contours. The following procedures are commonly included in a mommy makeover surgery, but your unique treatment can be tailored to your specific concerns.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover surgery is any set of procedures that improves the body contour of a woman after having children. This may include procedures that re-shape your abdomen and tighten the abdominal muscles like a tummy tuck; procedures which enhance the contours of your breasts like a breast augmentation with breast implants and a breast lift; or procedures for skin and fat elimination from different body areas like a tummy tuck or liposuction. Since these procedures not only remove the excessive skin and fat, but also tighten and uplift your skin, it offers dramatic results that restore your youthful pre baby body contours.
In addition to these surgical procedures, there are also several non-invasive procedures that you can choose from. These include injectables which are used expertly to give you long lasting and rejuvenating results with minimal downtime.
Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
A good candidate for a NYC mommy makeover is a patient that desires improvement in their body contour after having children. It is imperative that you have completed having pregnancies and are at your ideal weight when choosing to undergo this procedure. This is important since any weight loss or pregnancy in the future will alter the changes you achieve with the procedure.
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
The fee for a mommy makeover in New York will vary by the combination of plastic surgery procedures that are performed. This can run from $8k-$30K.
What should I expect during my consultation?
During the consultation, you will spend a lot of time with the plastic surgeon reviewing your surgical goals. An exam will then be performed and a surgical plan will be discussed with you at length. This is done keeping in mind with your post pregnancy goals, and with an aim to help you get rid of the excessive skin and fat from different areas of your body. Whether you are struggling with changes in your breasts, tummy, lower body, or facial changes, there is a procedure to help you get a rejuvenated appearance with natural and long lasting results.
What are the risks of a mommy makeover?
The risks of surgery include poor wound healing, infection, seroma, hematoma, dysesthesia, unfavorable scarring, rebound laxity, and need for further procedures.
Preparing for a mommy makeover?
I usually tell my patients to eat healthy and exercise regularly and avoid medications and herbal supplements that might cause bleeding.
Understanding the steps of the mommy makeover procedure
Usually, a mommy makeover procedure is performed under general anesthesia. If a breast augmentation or breast lift procedure is performed along with a tummy tuck, then the breast procedure is performed first. In general, the tummy tuck surgery is likely the last procedure to be performed because at the end of the surgery procedures, the patient is often completed in a flexed position.
What should I expect during the recovery period?
Patients may have drains which usually come out within about a week or when the drainage is low enough. These drains minimize the risk of potential surgical complications like fluid build-up or seroma. Many times, patients are wearing a binder or special garment related to the procedure which keeps the swelling in check. Patients are seen routinely for follow-up in the office and will likely be able to go back to light duty within 1-2 weeks. It is important that you do not miss your follow-up appointments since they allow us to check that your surgical area is healing as expected.
What results should I expect after a mommy makeover?
You should expect that the areas treated have a better contour and you have regained your pre-baby body once you have healed. This is a highly customizable procedure wherein the different surgeries and techniques are chosen keeping in mind the post pregnancy changes you have gone through and the contours you desire to achieve.
After getting a mommy makeover, the best feeling you will have is to be able to feel good and comfortable in your body again. The mommy makeover not only smoothes out the exercise resistant fat bulges, it also helps in seeing yourself as you were before the pregnancy. A mommy makeover can make you feel more confident and better about yourself, which can translate to a happier experience at home. A common phrase often heard is “Happy wife, happy life. Some of the dramatic results you can expect after your surgery include better cleavage, removal of stretch marks and your clothes fitting better.
What words are associated with the procedure?
Words associated with a mommy makeover surgery include: mommy makeover, tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, breast lift, mastopexy, breast augmentation, Liposuction, Brazilian butt lift, BBL, buttock augmentation.
The breasts can undergo quite a bit of physical changes during pregnancy and nursing, and every woman’s breasts will respond a bit differently. They can grow, sag, get stretch marks, and lose their youthful profile throughout the course of childbearing. Women struggle not only with the physical effects of changes in their breasts, but also the accompanying emotional and psychological effects. We understand how some women can feel self-conscious due to these drastic changes in their body which doesn’t allow them to enjoy their motherhood to the max.
Your mommy makeover can include plastic surgery procedures to restore your breasts to your preferred profile and projection, whether it be through breast reduction, breast augmentation using breast implants, or breast lift. These plastic surgery techniques might also be combined to give you the results you want. This is especially true when in addition to contouring of your breasts, you also desire an increase in the cup size. Some women who had breast implants earlier may want to change their size or remove them altogether.
The abdominal region can change the most radically throughout pregnancy, and most women rarely recover their pre-pregnancy abdominal contour due to the stretching and strain that this area experiences. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery can be highly effective at restoring the pre-baby abdominal contour by removing stretched and excess skin, the excess fat deposits, and many stretch marks. Another reason that makes it so difficult to tone-up the abdominal area is that the abdominal muscles may separate during childbirth. The tummy tuck surgery while removing the excess skin and fat, also improves the abdominal laxity by tightening the underlying abdominal muscles.
This can also 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 excess fat after pregnancy because of the way that the female body stores fat throughout the process. Sometimes, diet and exercise aren’t enough, and you may still be struggling to tone-up your body. Liposuction is a minimally-invasive way to slim down the body and common areas where excess fat accumulates during pregnancy and remains hard to eliminate. Liposuction removes the fat deposits using different techniques to effectively shape-up every body area from the tummy to your thighs and even ankles. Although this technique is sometimes used in abdominoplasty for removal of abdominal fat and in breast reduction procedures, as well, it can also easily be used in other areas of the body within the same cosmetic surgery procedure. It is used as an added procedure to perfect your contours to get you the desired results.
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. The more the number of surgeries included in your procedure and their technique, the longer your recovery time period could be. You’ll need to undergo downtime due to the surgical techniques included, but you may also choose to include less invasive procedures as well for a final touch on your new body. These non-surgical procedures help you maintain the results of your surgery and also make use of other techniques such as facial fillers to give you instant rejuvenation. You can discuss your treatment plan during your consultation 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 surgical 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.