Mommy Makeover in NYC
There is no question that having children can be one of life’s greatest rewards. The changes that occur to a woman’s body both during and after pregnancy can make regaining one’s pre-pregnancy body extremely difficult. A comprehensive procedure known as a Mommy Makeover can be performed from our state-of-the-art surgery center in the heart of New York City to improve and rejuvenate multiple areas of the body that have been affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Dr. Stafford Broumand is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can custom-tailor a combination of breast, body, and/or facial treatments to address your specific needs and concerns; ultimately helping to restore a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance with natural-looking results.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a comprehensive set of surgical procedures tailored to address the various physical changes that many women experience after pregnancy and childbirth.1 It is designed to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy physique by rejuvenating the breasts, abdomen, and other affected areas, enhancing both the body’s contour and a woman’s confidence.
Mommy Makeover Procedures
A Mommy Makeover typically combines several plastic surgery procedures to address multiple areas of concern. The most commonly included are:
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty): Tummy tuck surgery helps remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles that may have become separated (diastasis recti).
Breast Lift (Mastopexy): This procedure elevates sagging breasts, restoring them to a more youthful and perky position.
Breast Reduction: This breast surgery aims to reduce the size of overly large breasts by removing excess fat and tissue, often alleviating discomfort and providing a more balanced aesthetic.
Liposuction: This body contouring procedure removes stubborn fat deposits that can be resistant to diet and exercise.
Brazilian Butt Lift: This fat grafting procedure transfers purified fat to the buttocks, offering an uplifted and fuller appearance.
Labiaplasty: This vaginal rejuvenation procedure addresses changes or discomfort in the labial region.
Stretch Mark and Scar Revision: These treatments utilize various techniques to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and C-section scars.
Preparing for a Mommy Makeover
Before undergoing a Mommy Makeover, it’s crucial to participate in a thorough consultation at 740 Park Plastic Surgery to ensure the procedures are tailored to your unique needs and desires. Being in good overall health and close to your ideal weight is essential for optimal outcomes and safety. If you’re considering a breast procedure as part of your makeover, a recent mammogram may be recommended. Additionally, patients should be aware of certain medications and supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding; therefore, it’s vital to disclose all current medications and supplements to your surgeon. Finally, as the recovery phase is crucial, it’s a good idea to arrange for assistance during the initial postoperative period, especially if you have young children at home. Having a helping hand can make the recovery smoother and more comfortable.
What to Expect During A Mommy Makeover Procedure
While each procedure within a Mommy Makeover has its specific steps, they are typically performed under general anesthesia. Multiple procedures are combined into a single surgery session, reducing overall recovery time. Dr. Stafford Broumand will use advanced techniques to ensure minimal scarring and optimal results.
Mommy Makeover Recovery & Results
Following this procedure, Mommy Makeover patients typically require 1-2 weeks of downtime wearing compression garments, the duration of which can vary based on the specific procedures performed. During the recovery phase, it’s essential to avoid heavy lifting and engage in only limited physical activities to ensure the body heals correctly. Vigorous activities, in particular, should be postponed for about 4-6 weeks post-surgery. Although patients can observe initial improvements shortly after their procedure, the final and most transformative results often emerge after a few months, once any residual swelling has fully subsided. With a commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the rejuvenating effects of a Mommy Makeover can be long-lasting. However, it’s worth noting that while the results are enduring, the natural aging process will continue to influence the body’s appearance over time.
Schedule A Consultation For Mommy Makeover
For more personalized information and to discuss if a Mommy Makeover is right for you, please contact 740 Park Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, New York, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stafford Broumand.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeover Surgery
Ideal candidates are those in sound overall health without any underlying medical conditions that might impede healing or elevate surgical risks. Being at or close to one’s target weight is beneficial, as dramatic weight changes post-surgery can modify the results. Many surgeons recommend that women consider this surgery only after they have completed their families since subsequent pregnancies can alter surgical outcomes. If breast surgery is part of the plan, it’s advantageous to have concluded breastfeeding and wait a few months to allow the breasts to attain their stable post-pregnancy size and form. Having realistic expectations is essential, as candidates should grasp what the procedures can and can’t accomplish. It’s also crucial for potential candidates to be non-smokers, as smoking can negatively impact wound healing and increase the likelihood of complications. Lastly, emotional readiness for both the recovery phase and potential shifts in body image is a significant aspect of being a suitable candidate.
It’s ideal to wait until you’re done having children and breastfeeding. This ensures the longevity of the results.
Yes, many women choose a combination of procedures that include facial rejuvenation procedures or others. Apart from the standard surgeries designed to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy body, many women also opt for non-surgical treatments. Injectables, such as fillers and Botox, can be added to the treatment plan to address concerns related to facial aging, wrinkles, and volume loss. These treatments can complement the rejuvenation achieved by the Mommy Makeover, offering a more holistic transformation. Your exact needs will be discussed during your Mommy Makeover consultation and taken into account when Dr. Broumand creates a custom treatment plan designed to achieve your cosmetic goals.
All surgeries result in visible scars however, Dr. Broumand employs advanced techniques to minimize scarring. Scars typically fade over time.
A Mommy Makeover, like any surgical procedure, comes with inherent risks. While many women undergo these combined surgeries without complications and are pleased with the results, it’s essential to be informed about potential adverse outcomes. Common surgical risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, and anesthesia-related issues, among others.
1 ASPS. Mommy Makeover. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/mommy-makeover. Accessed October 27, 2023.
2 ASPS. Mommy Makeover Recovery. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/mommy-makeover/recovery. Accessed October 27, 2023.