What is a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeovers at North Shore Center for Plastic Surgery are quite popular with Long Island moms in part because several types of cosmetic improvement can be combined with a single recovery period. Some of the benefits of a Mommy Makeover include:

  • Restoration of volume to your breasts with implants.
  • Reduction of excess skin and fat in the breasts that may be causing a sagging or drooping appearance with Breast Lift or Breast Reduction.
  • Reduction of excess skin and fat in the abdominal region with tummy tuck and muscle tightening.
  • Removal of stubborn fat deposits in virtually any area of the body with SmartLipo or Liposuction.
  • Reduction of stretch marks.
  • Rejuvenation of the face for a more relaxed, refreshed and youthful appearance.

As with elective cosmetic surgery, candidates should be in good health and be free of medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, bleeding disorders and diabetes. These conditions and some others, could cause complications while under anesthesia.

Women who are considering this procedure should definitely have finished having children since a subsequent pregnancy will undo the results of a Mommy Makeover. Moms who want to recover their pre-pregnancy body should be at or near their ideal weight as a Mommy Makeover does not take the place of weight loss.

The results from a Mommy Makeover are known to last for many years; however, they are not designed to last a lifetime. A woman’s body can fluctuate based on weight changes, aging, and future pregnancies. To ensure long-lasting results, patients should follow a healthy lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet and exercise regimen.

The Mommy Makeover surgery can range in time from either 3-6 hours depending on the overall treatment plan and how many procedures are involved. The recovery period is dependent on the types of procedures performed. Most patients who receive Mommy Makeovers typically return to their normal daily activities after two to four weeks, although in most cases, patients are advised to wait four weeks to resume strenuous activity (strenuous exercise, heavy lifting and sexual activity).  Patients are advised to arrange for household help following the procedure and must enlist a friend or family member to drive you home on the day of the procedure.  In most cases, Mommy Makeover patients will be required to wear a support garment for several weeks after surgery to facilitate healing and optimize their post-surgical figure.  Bruising and swelling can be common, although this appearance will fade within a few weeks to one month.

 

What Procedures Make Up A Mommy Makeover?

BREAST PROCEDURES:

  • Breast Lift

Natural aging, gravity, weight loss, and pregnancy can cause the breasts to sag or droop overtime. A breast lift, also referred to as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to lift the breasts and restore their youthful shape and appearance. A breast lift does not address fullness or the size of the breast. A breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift, and the saline or silicone implant can be used to achieve a fuller, larger breast….LEARN MORE.

  • Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, helps millions of women overcome physical and emotional discomfort every year. This procedure was designed to remove excess breast fat, tissue, and skin to achieve a smaller size and natural contour that complements your activity level, comfort, and natural proportions while relieving the discomfort associated with very large breasts…..LEARN MORE.

  • Breast Implants

Breast augmentation, also called breast enhancement or breast enlargement, is a surgical procedure where saline or silicone implants are used to enhance the appearance of the breasts. Breast augmentation is also used to help reconstruct breasts after a mastectomy. Visit our Breast Reconstruction page for more information….LEARN MORE.

ABDOMINAL PROCEDURES:

  • Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck (a.k.a. abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that can be particularly beneficial for women with stretched skin and muscles caused by significant weight loss or pregnancy. A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin and simultaneously tightens weakened stomach muscles in order to flatten and shape a protruding stomach and waist….LEARN MORE.

  • Liposuction

Liposuction (also known as Lipoplasty) is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. It not only removes unwanted fat, but helps sculpt the body’s natural contour. This body contouring technique can also be used for many areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, cheeks, chin, neck, thighs, upper arms, and waist and helps to create a more contoured, smoother appearance. It’s ideal for areas of the body that don’t respond well to diet and exercise….LEARN MORE

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