Pregnancy and childbirth, while undeniably beautiful and fulfilling, are also two of the most traumatic processes a woman’s body can undergo. The woman’s entire physique is altered, and continues to change for months after childbirth and throughout the period of breastfeeding. A woman’s body can take months or years to recover, and in many cases may never be able to fully revert to its pre-pregnancy state. Our mommy makeover in Long Island can help address this.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover, also known as "post-pregnancy surgery", is a series of procedures performed in a single operation to mitigate the cosmetic effects of pregnancy and childbirth on a woman’s body, restoring her confidence.
Elements of a Typical Mommy Makeover
Rather than referring specifically to any single procedure, the term "mommy makeover" is used in reference to any combination of different procedures to help restore pre-pregnancy shape and definition to multiple areas of a woman’s physique. While the specifics vary, our typical Long Island mommy makeover includes some sort of:
- Breast Procedure. During pregnancy, breasts swell to much greater than their normal size, and their size and shape can continue to fluctuate significantly after birth and throughout breastfeeding. Breasts may continue to sag as a result of lost volume, or may remain uncomfortably large. A breast augmentation, reduction, or lift can help.
- Tummy Tuck. During pregnancy, the abdomen must stretch and protrude significantly to accommodate the growing baby. As a result, the muscles and connective tissues that hold internal organs in place are stretched so far that they often remain slack after birth and are unable to return to their original dimensions. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, can help by removing excess skin and fat, and tightening loose fascia.
- Liposuction. During pregnancy, you’re eating for two, and your body is holding on to every bit of nutrition it can. However, many women have trouble losing this baby weight even months after giving birth. Liposuction can remove excess fat from the arms, leg, torso, and other body areas to restore the body’s pre-pregnancy shape and definition.
Are you ready for a mommy makeover?
A customized combination of these procedures can help restore your confidence as you get back the body you had before kids with your mommy makeover in Long Island. However, your body needs time after childbirth to recover, and so we recommend waiting a year after giving birth to undergo cosmetic surgery. This time allows the uterus to shrink back to its normal size and the rest of the body to fully recover. Many women are surprised to see how significantly their bodies can bounce back on their own during this waiting period, and surgery should only be considered when the body will not return to its original shape on its own.
Additionally, breast alterations should only be performed at least six months after breastfeeding is completed, and all of these procedures should wait until a woman is done having children, as subsequent pregnancies could jeopardize the aesthetic results.
To schedule your initial consultation for your mommy makeover in Long Island, with the dedicated cosmetic team at NYBG Plastic Surgery, please get in touch with our office.
Why Choose NYBG Surgery and Dr. Small for your Mommy Makeover?
The New York Bariatric Group and their Director of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Small, is the leading cosmetic surgery teams in New York. Their combined experience and skill in face and body aesthetics and rejuvenation procedures has led to a reputation for excellence in makeover surgeries.
NYBG Surgery is renowned for their state-of-the-art facilities and for having a cosmetic surgeon who stays on the leading edge of new technology. Advanced techniques reduce recovery time, minimize scarring and produce far more natural looking results.
Dr. Small’s innovative techniques and research in the field of cosmetic surgery combined with his extensive technical background and training will give you the confidence you need to realize your cosmetic goals and restore your pre-baby body.
On your initial consultation for your mommy makeover you will discuss each area that you wish to have improved and develop a plan for optimal results. Any and all concerns and questions regarding the procedures available for your mommy makeover will be addressed and answered. Restore your confidence in your appearance and in yourself by choosing NYBG Surgery and Dr. Small for your post-pregnancy breast and body rejuvenation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mommy Makeovers
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that address areas of the body that have changed during and after pregnancy and helps to recover a person’s pre-pregnancy or more youthful figure.
Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
If you are in good health and at a stable weight after having children and you would like to rejuvenate your figure, then a mommy makeover might be right for you!
When Should I Consider Getting a Mommy Makeover?
Once you feel that you are finished having children and at least 6 months after you have concluded breastfeeding then a makeover can be considered. Pregnancy after a makeover will alter and reduce the results of work done.
What Issues Does a Mommy Makeover Address?
- Stretched or excess skin or fat on tummies
- Sagging, stretched or flattened breasts
- Stretched areolas
- Deformed nipples
- Excess fat on thighs and/or arms
- Facial changes due to weight gain or loss
Which Areas are Addressed During a Mommy Makeover?
The main areas that can be addressed are the abdomen, which can be tightened, and the breasts, which can be lifted, reduced or augmented. Other areas include the thighs, arms, and face.
Which Procedures are Typically Used for a Mommy Makeover?
A tummy tuck to correct stretched muscles, skin, and tissue.
- Breast lift, reduction or augmentation to enhance breasts after the conclusion of breastfeeding.
- Liposuction to remove residual fatty deposits.
Which Breast Rejuvenation Procedure is Right for Me?
Depending on the degree damage to your breasts, you may want a simple breast lift if they sagged after breastfeeding, or a reduction if they have become too large. Augmentation is also an option to increase volume in sagging or flattened breasts.
Will I Experience Numbness After Surgery?
Breast surgery may lead to prolonged numbness or reduced sensation in the affected area. Sensation may recover over time but your surgeon will best inform you on what to expect.
Are All the Procedures Done at the Same Time?
This depends on the combination of procedures that you would like to have done and the extent of the work that is required. Your surgeon will suggest the best combination of procedures to be done, whether together or separately.
How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Mommy Makeover?
Post-surgery swelling and bruising typically takes 3-4 weeks to subside, and a couple of months before your body feels fully recovered. If multiple surgeries are necessary, it is possible they may be scheduled months apart, or all performed in one surgery. Every Mommy Makeover is a customized to match the needs of the patient.
Will I Need Assistance During My Recovery?
Assistance during recovery is vital. Planning on having proper care during your recovery will allow healing to occur properly and reduce the risk of complications. Planning for childcare and help with other necessary tasks before surgery is encouraged.
What Should I Anticipate During Recovery?
Expect to have a reduced activity level and restricted use of your arms and torso. Heavy lifting will not be an option until healing has completed. This avoids the risk of compromising incision or surgical sites.
Is Financing Available?
Talk to our office to enquire about payment options for your desired procedures – we can help you arrange a payment plan that works for your budget.