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Mommy Makeover

By Z Paul Lorenc, MD 11 months ago
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What Is A Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is hands down the best procedure available to get the body looking its best after having children. The surgery addresses all the problems that come from being pregnant: loose skin on the stomach, a lack of fullness and sagging in the breasts, stretch marks, and even hard-to-get-rid-of fat. The results are dramatic and it gives a restored sense of self-confidence.

Once you have had your children, pregnancy can take a toll on the body. The “Mommy Makeover” has gained popularity to address many issues that affect a post-pregnancy body. This includes sagging breasts, loose skin or a pooch in the abdomen. Motherhood brings about endless joys, but the effects of pregnancy on the body can sometimes be drastic.

If your body didn’t “bounce back” and getting it to look how it did than before pregnancy is problematic, a Mommy Makeover, which combines surgical procedures like breast surgery and a tummy tuck, can restore what’s been lost and get rid of what’s become more permanent.

Mommy Makeover NYC | Manhattan Quick Facts

  • IV sedation
  • Breast Lift
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Laser Liposuction

Ideal Candidate For A Mommy Makeover

You don’t have to be a mom to have a mommy makeover. Some women experience the same body concerns as mothers even if they have never had children. Just because you haven’t been pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t address what you don’t like about your breasts and stomach in a surgical setting.

A Mommy Makeover may be right for you if you want to regain the body you had before pregnancy. 

You need to wait at least three to six months after delivering your baby before you should consider surgery. You’ll also want to be fully done breastfeeding so that your plastic surgeon can get a feel for your true breast size and position. 

If you are planning on having more children, you may want to wait until you are done with all of your pregnancies to consider a Mommy Makeover. Most plastic surgeons do not recommend tummy tucks for women who still want to have children.

Mommy Makeover Procedures

Mommy Makeovers in New York City are very popular for mothers because it includes a combination of procedures that improve multiple areas of the body.  One of the advantages of the Mommy Makeover is that the surgeon can perform the combination of procedures during one single period. Dr. Lorenc’s patients choose the procedures based on their goals and areas that they want to improve.  Some of these include a breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction.

Breast lift

  • Surgery consists of removing excess skin from around the areola, and possibly also from the bottom of the breast and breast fold
  • Tightening the surrounding skin to re-shape and support the breast as well as elevate the nipple and areola to its original position
  • Reduction of the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple) is possible if necessary.

Tummy Tuck

During a tummy tuck excess skin is removed, which necessitates a new hole be made and the skin redraped. Every plastic surgeon has their own technique when it comes to this part of the surgery. Because of the skin excision and redraping, your belly button may appear narrow and thin after surgery.

Laser liposuction/ProLipoPLUS

During Laser liposuction, a tiny cannula is inserted through small incisions about one half inch in length and fat tissue is liquefied. The laser component of the state-of-the-art laser lipo system promotes skin contraction over treated areas for firmer, smoother skin tone.

Prepping For Surgery

  • Fill your prescriptions in advance
  • Stock up with plenty of healthy foods that are easy to digest for when you get home and are recovering
  • Take care of any house cleaning prior to surgery—you won’t have the energy or be able to do it during your recovery

Mommy Makeover Recovery

Recovery time is more significant due to the combination of the three procedures. During your consultation, Dr. Lorenc will discuss in detail what to expect during the recovery process based on the procedures performed.

When Can I Resume Exercising?

Exercising will be off limits for a while.  Any time that you have plastic surgery you need to wait until your plastic surgeon has given you the go-ahead before heading back to the gym. Expect to not work out for at least eight to 12 weeks, until you fully heal and your doctor tells you it’s OK.

Will I Have Scarring?

For both a C-section and hysterectomy, the surgeon makes the incision on the lower part of the stomach, which your plastic surgeon can remove during the tummy tuck portion of your Mommy Makeover. He can remove and tighten any extra skin that hangs over the existing scar, resulting in just one scar and a much smoother contour.

Schedule a Consultation

If you want to learn more about the mommy makeover procedures, call (212) 472-2900 or write to us to schedule a consultation at our NY office. Our practice serves NYC, Manhattan and surrounding areas.

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