Becoming a mother can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a woman’s life. However, many mothers feel frustration when trying to regain their pre-pregnancy figure with diet and exercise alone. Our experienced plastic surgeons offer custom-tailored Mommy Makeover treatments designed to address the common aesthetic concerns and bodily changes that can manifest during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and in the years of raising children. These concerns may include:
- Sagginess or “droopiness” of the breasts
- Lost breast volume
- Stretched or torn abdominal muscles
- Excess skin and fat around the abdomen
- Stretch marks
- Stubborn isolated fat deposits
- Facial wrinkles and creases
A Mommy Makeover can provide our patients at New York Plastic Surgical Group with the opportunity to effectively rejuvenate their bodies and reverse many of the changes that accompany pregnancy and breastfeeding. The term “Mommy Makeover” refers to a series of treatments and surgeries to address your unique concerns and desires. A Mommy Makeover can give you a way to renew your confidence and achieve a more fit and youthful appearance.
For more information about Mommy Makeovers, or to learn how one of our surgeons can design a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals, please contact our office today.
Mommy Makeover Procedure
Since each individual will have different cosmetic concerns and needs, the specific details of a Mommy Makeover procedure will vary from patient to patient. During the consultation process, one of our plastic surgeons will carefully listen to your goals and design a treatment plan that can meet your expectations. Procedures that can be part of a Mommy Makeover include:
- Breast Lift
- Breast Augmentation
- Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)
- Injectables and Dermal Fillers
Depending upon the surgical plan and your unique needs, a Mommy Makeover can be performed all at once or spread out across multiple appointments and performed in stages.
Mommy Makeover Recovery and Results
The details and duration of a Mommy Makeover recovery will vary depending upon the types of procedures that are performed. You will receive full recovery details once a treatment plan has been created during your pre-operative consultation. In many cases, patients are able to return to work and their normal daily activities after one to three weeks. Our plastic surgeon will usually recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise for up to six weeks.
Commonly Asked Questions About Mommy Makeover
It is our goal to provide the information you need to make an informed decision about your care. Our plastic surgeons have answered some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Mommy Makeover surgery to help you become more knowledgeable about this popular procedure. If you would like to know more, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation, please reach out to our skilled medical team.
Are there any age restrictions?
Most patients who elect to have a Mommy Makeover are in their 30s and 40s; however, there is no defined upper age limit for this procedure. The most important factor that we take into consideration is your general health. During your initial consultation, one of our experienced surgeons will evaluate your needs, review your medical history, and discuss your goals. If you have reasonable expectations for the outcome and are in good overall health, you should be an ideal candidate regardless of age. If you are younger, it’s important to note that saline breast implants are FDA-approved for patients 18 years of age or older, and silicone implants for those who are 22 years of age or older.
When can I return to my normal schedule?
Everyone heals at their own unique rate, and many considerations will play into your recovery. We encourage you to listen closely to your body to determine when the right time is to return to work and your routine. Most patients take about two weeks off from errands, office work, and other day-to-day activities. Light walking is encouraged, but more strenuous exercise should be suspended for at least a month. If you have questions about certain types of recreation, our plastic surgeons can give you a timeframe tailored to your treatment plan and degree of healing. After a few months you may feel fully recovered, but some minor swelling may remain for some time after, even if you’re unaware of this effect.
Will this procedure affect my ability to have children?
Tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation or lift, and liposuction should not have any effect on your fertility or your ability to give birth. We recommend that women considering this procedure wait until they’ve finished growing their families to help preserve the outcome, but the operation should not impact their reproductive system. If you decide to have another child at some point following your operation, you may experience some changes in your body contour that initially led you to consider a Mommy Makeover. If you want to restore your figure to its pre-pregnancy shape again, we can help you find a solution that best suits you.
How long will the results last?
The surgical procedures involved in a Mommy Makeover are designed to provide lasting results. That said, the natural process of aging will continue. If you take good care of your skin and lead a healthy and active life, you should be able to enjoy the benefits of your treatment for 10-15 years or more. Just as everyone heals differently, everyone ages in their own way. We can help you make the most of your procedure; we’re happy to provide advice and guidance on how to extend the results as long as possible.
If you would like to learn more about your Mommy Makeover treatment options and how you can restore your pre-pregnancy figure, please contact NYPSG today. We will be happy to answer your questions, or assist you with scheduling a consultation here at our practice.