Discover the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover: What You Need to Know

At New York Liposuction Center, we understand the physical and emotional changes that come with pregnancy. We are proud to offer a variety of Mommy Makeover procedures to help restore your body and confidence. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of treatments aimed at reversing the effects of pregnancy on the body. It can include tightening excess abdominal skin, improving breast droop and/or volume, and improving localized fat collections in various areas. common procedures included are tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, breast reduction, labiaplasty, and nonsurgical treatments such as skin care or chemical peels.

Our founder and lead surgeon Dr. Arnold Breitbart is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in liposuction at our two locations: 700 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021 US and 1155 Northern Boulevard Suite 110 Manhasset, New York 11030 US. He is dedicated to helping mothers achieve their desired results through Mommy Makeover surgery.

In this article we will discuss the definition of a Mommy Makeover, its popularity among mothers, what procedures make up a Mommy Makeover, recovery from surgery, if you are a candidate for surgery and the benefits of undergoing this type of procedure.

What Procedures Make Up a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a combination of surgical procedures designed to help women reverse the physical changes that can occur due to pregnancy and childbirth. The goal of this type of surgery is to improve the appearance of the abdomen, breasts, and other problem areas in order to restore a more youthful figure. Commonly included procedures are tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, breast reduction, labiaplasty, and nonsurgical treatments such as skin care or chemical peels.

Common Targets for Surgical Improvement

The most common targets for improvement during a Mommy Makeover are the abdomen and breasts. The abdominal area can be affected by stretched skin due to weight gain during pregnancy or childbirth. This can cause sagging or loose skin around the belly button area as well as localized fat collections in various areas. Breast droop (ptosis) and volume loss may also occur after having children.

Abdominal Procedures

One of the most popular procedures involved in a Mommy Makeover is an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). During this procedure, excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen is removed and the remaining skin is tightened with sutures or even laser technology if needed. Liposuction may also be used to remove localized fat collections from other areas of the body such as the hips, thighs, arms, or back.

Breast Procedures

Breast procedures are often part of a Mommy Makeover depending on individual needs and goals. A breast lift can address sagging tissue and restore perkiness while reducing areolar size if desired. If volume loss has occurred in addition to ptosis (droop), then breast augmentation with implants may be recommended in order to restore fullness and shape to the breasts. In some cases where there is significant breast droop accompanied by large areolas, a breast reduction may be recommended in order to reduce both size and weight of the breasts while lifting them into a more youthful position on the chest wall.

Other Problem Areas

In addition to abdominal and breast procedures, other problem areas can also be addressed during a Mommy Makeover depending on individual needs and goals. Labiaplasty is one procedure that can help reduce enlarged labia minora which may have occurred due to childbirth or age-related changes in elasticity of tissue in this area. Nonsurgical treatments such as chemical peels or skin care products can also be used to improve texture and tone of skin throughout the body for overall rejuvenation effects without surgery.

Procedure
Description
Tummy Tuck
Excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen is removed and the remaining skin is tightened with sutures or laser technology.
Liposuction
Used to remove localized fat collections from other areas of the body such as the hips, thighs, arms, or back.
Breast Lift
Addresses sagging tissue and reduces areolar size if desired.
Breast Augmentation
Restores fullness and shape to the breasts.
Breast Reduction
Reduces both size and weight of the breasts while lifting them into a more youthful position on the chest wall.
Labiaplasty
Reduces enlarged labia minora which may have occurred due to childbirth or age-related changes in elasticity of tissue in this area.
Nonsurgical Treatments
Chemical peels or skin care products can improve texture and tone of skin throughout the body for overall rejuvenation effects without surgery.

Recovery from a Mommy Makeover

The recovery period for a mommy makeover depends on the procedures that are included in the makeover plan. Generally, the most common procedure (abdominoplasty) requires one to two weeks off work and activity restrictions until 12 weeks after surgery. Other procedures generally require 1-2 days off work and resumption of full activities in 6-8 weeks.

Abdominoplasty Recovery

Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, is one of the most popular procedures involved in a mommy makeover. The recovery period for this procedure usually requires one to two weeks off work and activity restrictions until 12 weeks after surgery. During this period it is important to get plenty of rest and avoid strenuous activities such as running or lifting heavy objects. It is also important to wear a compression garment, which helps reduce swelling and discomfort during the healing process.

Breast Procedure Recovery

Breast procedures such as breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation are also commonly included in a mommy makeover plan. The recovery period for these procedures generally requires 1-2 days off work and resumption of full activities in 6-8 weeks. Although some bruising and swelling can be expected following these procedures, pain should be minimal with proper postoperative care including wearing a supportive bra for several weeks after surgery.

Activity Restrictions and Compression Garments

It is important to follow all instructions given by the plastic surgeon regarding activity restrictions and compression garments during the recovery period of a mommy makeover. Activity restrictions help minimize strain on the incisions while they heal and allow your body to recover properly from surgery so that you can achieve optimal results from your procedure. Compression garments help reduce swelling and discomfort during the healing process by providing support to your newly contoured body shape. Wearing compression garments as instructed by your surgeon will help ensure that you get the best possible outcome from your mommy makeover surgery.

Main Idea: Recovery period for a mommy makeover requires activity restrictions and compression garments to ensure optimal results. Key finding: Abdominoplasty requires 1-2 weeks off work and 12 weeks of activity restrictions; breast procedures require 6-8 weeks of full activities.

Am I a Candidate for Surgery?

If you are considering a Mommy Makeover, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon for a free consultation. During the consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your individual needs and goals for surgery, and discuss the benefits of various procedures that may be included in your Mommy Makeover.

Your surgeon will also review your medical history and current health status to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for surgery. Generally, candidates should be in good overall health, not currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future, and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved through surgery.

Benefits of Mommy Makeover Surgery

mommy makeover surgery can provide both physical and emotional benefits. Physically, the combination of procedures can help to restore pre-pregnancy body contours by tightening loose skin and improving localized fat collections. Breast procedures can improve symmetry, volume, and shape of the breasts. Emotionally, many patients report feeling more confident after their Mommy Makeover procedure as they gain back their pre-pregnancy figure.

Ultimately, each patient’s candidacy for surgery should be determined on an individual basis during consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. The best candidates are those who understand the risks associated with surgery and have realistic expectations about the outcome of their Mommy Makeover procedure.

Conclusion

At New York Liposuction Center, we understand the physical and emotional changes that pregnancy can bring to a woman’s body. We are dedicated to helping women restore their pre-pregnancy figures through our mommy makeover procedures. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arnold Breitbart, has extensive experience performing these types of surgeries and can help you determine if this type of procedure is right for you.

We believe that every woman deserves to feel confident and beautiful in her own skin. With a Mommy Makeover, you can regain your pre-pregnancy shape and look your best again. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Breitbart at either of our two locations (700 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10021 US or 1155 Northern Boulevard Suite 110, Manhasset, New York, 11030 US) to learn more about the benefits of a Mommy Makeover.