Rejuvenate your figure after pregnancy with a mommy makeover
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There's no doubt that having a child is one of the most extraordinary and rewarding experiences in the world. The moment your child is born is an amazing one, and one you're likely to cherish for the rest of your life.
But there's also no doubt that childbirth and nursing put a tremendous strain on a woman’s body. The aesthetic effects of pregnancy can be significant, and it's not at all unusual for women to tell us that they're looking for some way to restore their bodies to the way they looked before having children.
With a mommy makeover, this sort of restoration is eminently possible. Our experienced plastic surgeons can use safe, effective cosmetic procedures to address your aesthetic concerns and effect an extraordinary change.
If you live in or around New Jersey and you're considering a mommy makeover, please call Associates in Plastic Surgery today at 732-548-3200.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is not a single, targeted procedure. Instead, it's a cosmetic treatment program that involves performing a number of different body contouring procedures over a certain period of time.1
This is often necessary, as pregnancy, childbirth and nursing can negatively affect multiple areas of the body.
Mommy Makeover Procedures
Every mommy makeover is unique, and our plastic surgeons will work with you to craft a body contouring plan that's right for you and meets your specific goals.
Procedures frequently performed for mommy makeover patients include:
This involves restoring breasts deflated after pregnancy and breastfeeding to a healthier, more abundant volume through the placement of breast implants, or in some cases using a fat transfer process.
Breast augmentation will often be combined with a breast lift, a procedure to elevate sagging breasts to a perkier, more youthful position while adjusting the angle of the nipples.
Liposuction is used to slim, contour and revitalize ailing fat-riddled areas of the back, hips, waist, thighs, upper arms, buttocks and stomach. We offer many different kinds of liposuction, including ultrasound lipo, SmartLipo, VASERLipo and more to eliminate excess fat.
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a procedure to trim away excess skin and fat from the lower torso and tighten abdominal muscles for a more beach-ready appearance. During pregnancy, the muscles of the abdominal wall become separated, and a surgical intervention is the only solution that will restore the belly’s former appearance.
Flat, misshapen buttocks can cause undue embarrassment as well as a poor fit in clothing. A butt lift through fat transfer or implants can beautifully restore your femininity and sensuality, while boosting self-confidence.
Female enhancement procedures
The vagina and the labia become stretched out during pregnancy, but can be restored through surgery for a better appearance and a better sexual response during intercourse.
Facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers and injectables
The surgeons at APS can help to offset the negative effects of aging on your skin, restoring a youthful glow, adequate facial volume, and a more well-rested aesthetic overall.
Am I a Candidate For a Mommy Makeover?
Plastic surgery, while quite safe, puts a strain on you, both physically and mentally. And because a mommy makeover requires multiple surgical procedures over a relatively short period of time, it's important to ensure you're a good candidate before moving forward with any cosmetic surgery.
You should be in excellent health before undergoing a mommy makeover. A healthy body is a body that's capable of handling surgery. We'll make sure you're physically capable of withstanding major surgery.
Finally, you should be in sound mental health as well. This means possessing a clear understanding of the risks of surgery, as well as healthy expectations for your results.2
Mommy Makeover: What to Expect
Preparing for Mommy Makeover Surgery
The first step in preparing for a mommy makeover is to attend a private consultation with a plastic surgeon you trust. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to candidly discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals. After a brief examination, you and your doctor will decide together which mommy makeover procedures are right for you.
Another key part of preparing for a mommy makeover is to ensure that you have the support you will need during recovery. You won’t be able to lift much, including children, and will need rest while you recover.
What to Expect During Mommy Makeover Surgery
The details of mommy makeover surgery are different for every patient’s unique treatment plan. Most mommy makeover procedures are performed on an outpatient basis/ Procedures like tummy tuck and breast surgery are performed under general anesthesia, and liposuction may also be performed to eliminate stubborn fat pockets. Your doctor will thoroughly discuss the nature of each surgical procedure with you before your mommy makeover.
Recovery After Mommy Makeover
Because a mommy makeover is a customized suite of surgical procedures, each patient’s recovery period looks a little bit different. Your plastic surgeon will give you detailed expectations and instructions for your recovery time. For the most part, you can expect to take at least one to two weeks off of work for a mommy makeover. You will likely experience some discomfort, bruising, and swelling, and your cosmetic surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help you stay comfortable. Most mommy makeover patients must refrain from heavy lifting and strenuous activity for at least a few weeks after surgery.3
Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeover
The cost of each mommy makeover is different and is based on the plastic surgery procedures included in each unique treatment plan. We offer a number of convenient payment and financing options to help our patients fit a mommy makeover into their budgets.
When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, procedures that fall into a mommy makeover are generally considered to be safe. Still, any surgical procedure is associated with certain risks and complications. Your plastic surgeon will go over all possible risks and side effects of your mommy makeover treatment plan.
Resources & References
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Mommy Makeover. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/mommy-makeover. AccessedMay 13, 2022.
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/mommy-makeover/candidates. Accessed May 13, 2022.
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Patience is important after your mommy makeover. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/patience-is-important-after-your-mommy-makeover. Accessed May 20, 2022.
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