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Mommy Makeover

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Mommy makeover includes surgical procedures that are tailored to reverse some of the changes to a woman’s body that can occur during pregnancy. This highly customized group of procedures targets loose skin; weakened or separated abdominal muscles; areas of fat that resist traditional weight-loss measures; and loss of skin flexibility, shape and projection in the breasts.

Mommy Makeover Procedure Options

A makeover is not focused on creating a wholly new profile, but rather restoring the contours, tone and integrity of the pre-pregnancy years. Tummy tuck is central to this suite of surgeries, which may also include liposuction and breast lift, and often breast augmentation as well. A successful mommy makeover requires not just extraordinary surgical precision, but also clear communication between doctor and patient, to ensure women achieve the result they imagine.

How Does a Pregnancy Change a Woman’s Body?

The physical stresses of pregnancy are unique tests of a woman’s anatomy, as nearly every part of the body mobilizes to create and sustain a temporary home for the unborn child. Substantial weight gain, commonly 30 pounds or more, provides a natural cushion, and breasts enlarge in preparation for the many days of nursing to come.

Because the most dramatic changes occur in the abdomen, the skin and muscles in this area undergo exceptional amounts of stress. It is not unusual for stomach muscles to separate completely, creating a bulge that can only be reversed by repairing the breach and rebuilding the muscles.

As the abdomen expands, the flexibility of a woman’s skin is also tested. Many women develop stretch marks in the abdomen and a so-called “pancake” or pendulous breast appearance. How well your body adapts to these stresses depends a great deal on the degree of skin flexibility you inherited, although lifestyle choices also play a role.

How Soon Can Mommy Makeover be Performed?

Timing is extremely important. The first variable to consider is whether you anticipate a future pregnancy. An additional pregnancy will likely reverse much of the improvement that was gained with tummy tuck and other mommy makeover procedures. Abdominal muscles may once again weaken or separate.

Once you have made the decision that your family is complete, Dr. Funt recommends that you wait at least six months after childbirth to see how much healing your body will achieve on its own. At the end of this period you will have a good sense of how much of your pre-pregnancy shape and tone will return naturally.

Mommy Makeover Recovery

The procedures that comprise mommy makeover are major surgery, and your body will require several months to fully recover. This is particularly true of tummy tuck. Because muscles and skin have been cut, tightened and realigned, a prolonged period of immobilization is required to ensure optimal healing. Liposuction, which is performed via small incisions, has a much shorter recovery time.

Tummy tuck patients wear a pressure garment in the early days of recovery, and moms who choose breast lift or breast augmentation return home wearing a surgical bra. Swelling and some bruising may persist for months. As a result, the final result you can see in the mirror emerges gradually. Vigorous physical activity must be avoided in the first weeks of recovery, but mild exercise such as walking can play a positive role in boosting circulation, preventing blood clots and even lifting your mood.

What Is Typically Included in a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover Long Island, NYMommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures aimed at restoring a woman’s pre-pregnancy body. The most popular surgical choices are tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation and liposuction. Dr. Funt will collaborate with each patient to customize a surgical plan that best achieves their aesthetic goals. Patients are not limited to the most popular options and may choose to incorporate any number of procedures that will bring them contentment and raise their confidence.

How Much Does Mommy Makeover Cost?

Because mommy makeover is customized for each patient, the price is largely dependent on which surgeries the patient chooses to undergo. Dr. Funt is transparent about costs during the consultation phase so that his patients can make fully informed decisions. Overall, patients do tend to save money (specifically on anesthesia and facility costs) by combining procedures rather than having them performed separately. Insurance does not typically cover mommy makeover because it is elective, cosmetic surgery. However, patients who would prefer to make payments toward the total cost of their procedures can seek financing through CareCredit.

Is Mommy Makeover Worth It?

Surveys show that women who have had mommy makeover are overwhelmingly satisfied with their decision to cosmetically enhance their body. Dr. Funt’s stellar patient reviews are further confirmation of this approval. Many women who have never considered plastic surgery become interested after seeing the ways their body change after having a baby. Since the loose belly skin and breast sagging that often accompany childbirth cannot be dieted or exercised away, plastic surgery is the most practical solution for reattaining the body a patient previously enjoyed. Ultimately, it is up to each individual to decide whether cosmetic surgery is a worthwhile choice.

How Soon Can I Go Back to Work after Mommy Makeover?

Plastic Surgeon Long Island, NYEach patient’s recovery timeline depends on the procedures that have been performed. On average, most women feel well enough to return to work after two or three weeks. Some women may even feel well enough sooner, assuming that their job is mainly sedentary. Strenuous activity, including exercise, should be postponed for about two months to allow the body time to heal. Dr. Funt is happy to discuss a schedule for resuming work and workouts with each patient to ensure recovery goes as smoothly as possible.

How Long Do Mommy Makeover Results Last?

Mommy makeover results are long-lasting and, in some cases, permanent. Breast procedures like breast augmentation and breast lift can last for about 10 to 20 years. Dr. Funt prides himself on having the surgical skills to achieve results with an extended lifespan. At a certain point, gravity and aging will undo the results of a breast lift, though women who remain good candidates for the surgery are likely eligible for a revision lift to maintain the results.

As for abdominoplasty and liposuction, these results can last indefinitely. Aging does not cause the skin and fat cells removed with these procedures to return. The key for women who want to preserve these contours for the rest of their lives is to keep a steady, healthy weight. Significant weight fluctuation can cause fat cells to expand and stretch the abdominal skin all over again.

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