Many women experience unwanted changes in their bodies as a result of pregnancy such as loss of fullness in the breasts and excess abdominal fat. While diet and exercise is encouraged, it may not be enough to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy shape. LIPSG plastic surgeons customize cosmetic procedures to correct post-pregnancy issues and enhance the body with the Mommy Makeover. In some cases, a combination of procedures can be done in a single surgery to limit down-time for busy mothers. Mommy Makeover options include breast augmentation or lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, facial injectable treatments to refresh the face, and stretch mark reduction.
You may want to consider a Mommy Makeover if you experience some or all of the following:
- Sagging or drooping breasts
- Excess skin and fat in the abdomen
- Fat deposits in any additional areas of the body such as the thighs
- Stretch marks
- Tired face
Mommy Makeover Breast Procedures
Aesthetic Breast Center surgeons understand the importance of feminine contours and can help patients regain the appearance of youthful and fuller breasts after pregnancy and/or breastfeeding. Breast procedures that are typically performed in the Mommy Makeover are the breast augmentation and breast lift.
- For women who may have lost significant volume in their breasts, a breast augmentation with implants may be advised in order to achieve a fuller bustline. During this procedure, silicone or saline implants are placed into the breast.
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- A breast lift, or mastopexy, is recommended for women experiencing droopiness and extra skin in the breasts due to childbirth and breast feeding. By removing and tightening excess skin in the area, the breasts are ultimately lifted into a higher position.
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Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
As a result of stretched skin and expanded abdominal muscles during pregnancy, the abdomen is undeniably the most impacted area of a woman’s body. A Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, is one of the most effective procedures in restoring the pre-pregnancy body, as it tightens the stretched stomach muscles and excess skin to create a flat and firm stomach.
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Mommy Makeover Liposuction
Liposuction removes excess pockets of fat from the body which can develop during or after pregnancy. Liposuction can be performed on a number of body areas in order to restore natural curves and contours. The most popular areas for liposuction after pregnancy are:
- Love Handles (Flanks)
Mommy Makeover Facial Rejuvenation
Following pregnancy, many women find that the signs of aging and loss of sleep become more apparent on the face. At Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, the Mommy Makeover can include surgical or non-surgical facial rejuvenation to create a refreshed, younger look. The most common facial rejuvenation procedures include injectables and eyelid surgery.
- Injectables or dermal fillers offer a quick non-surgical treatment for the face to add back lost volume, smooth wrinkles and revitalize your look. Popular cosmetic injection treatments include BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVEDERM™ and Sculptra® as well as facial fat transfer.
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- Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) helps to correct drooping upper eyelids and puffy, under eye bags, giving the face a more youthful, refreshed aesthetic.
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For women who desire a fuller face correction, click here to learn about the innovative facelift techniques performed at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group.
Mommy Makeover Stretch Mark Reduction
The weight gain of pregnancy leaves some women with pronounced stretch marks, or strie, on the skin. Long Island Plastic Surgical Group’s medical spa, The Aesthetic Center, offers the innovative, FDA cleared Palomar fractional resurfacing laser to treat both new and mature stretch marks by improving color and skin texture. This treatment has no down-time but may require 3-5 treatments for optimal results.
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Scheduling A Mommy Makeover
A Mommy Makeover can be performed in one of our two state-of-the-art, private operating rooms in Garden City. The operating rooms are fully equipped and have been certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF). This certification signifies that these facilities adhere to the highest standards of care.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
The type and extent of the procedures, as well as whether they are performed in tandem or over a period of months, are all factors that will determine the recovery period from a Mommy Makeover. For the most invasive procedures, patients can usually expect their recovery period to last anywhere from one to three weeks. For procedures such as injectable treatments, the recovery period can be much shorter.
Mommy Makeover Risks
At Aesthetic Breast Center, our plastic surgeons are not only highly-trained, but have extensive experience in performing a variety of procedures, including those involved in the Mommy Makeover. During your initial consultation, your doctor will review with you the specific risks and benefits to each of the surgeries you decide to have. Our doctors are committed to guaranteeing patient safety, and every precaution will be taken in order to ensure the safest procedure and recovery process, while minimizing the risk of complications.
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A Mommy Makeover can help rejuvenate your body and restore confidence after pregnancy. Call to schedule your complimentary Mommy Makeover today at 516-504-3014.