No matter how many children a woman births, women typically see dramatic changes to their bodies. Some women hope to eventually enjoy their pre-baby bodies again, but that’s not always the case. Hoping to revive that pre-pregnancy confidence and body, women opt for a “Mommy Makeover.”
A Mommy Makeover combines some of the most popular surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures that address the common aftereffects following pregnancy. Patients merge several services into one package for considerably less money than having the surgeries performed separately.
Ample benefits come with Mommy Makeovers. Patients opting for Mommy Makeovers will see improvements in breast symmetry and volume, remove any excess skin from the abdomen, repair any stretched or separated abdominal muscles, have the potential to get rid of stretch marks, and reduce the number of pockets of diet and exercise-resistant fat. Overall, women who get this procedure not only get their pre-pregnancy body back, but they receive a confidence boost.
Considering a Mommy Makeover administered by northern New Jersey’s top plastic surgeon? Continue reading to learn about what a Mommy Makeover procedure entails.
The Types of Procedures in Mommy Makeovers
There are two broad types of procedures that patients can receive during a Mommy Makeover: surgical and non-surgical procedures. Surgical procedures typically included are Breast Augmentation, Breast Lifts, Brazilian Butt Lift, Labiaplasty, Liposuction, and Tummy Tucks. Non-surgical procedures include laser skin resurfacing, dermal fillers, Botox and CoolSculpting. Any of the surgical procedures can take anywhere from three to five hours, ensuring a patient’s recovery resolves at the appropriate time.
Breast augmentation uses implants or fat pockets from other areas in the body to ensure lost volume and symmetry caused by post-pregnancy weight loss. Meanwhile, a Mammoplasty (Breast Reduction) removes excess fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts to make them proportionate with the rest of the body. Mastopexy (Breast Lift) can use breast implants or fat transfer to tighten the tissue surrounding the breasts while eliminating unwanted excess skin. Doing so helps with reshaping breasts, as well as enhancing their contour. Both procedures correct any visible aftereffects that moms see from pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian Butt Lift uses implants or transferred fat from the thighs, abdomen, or hips to reshape, and remedy contour and size. This procedure can go hand in hand with liposuction; surgeons can transfer any removed fat from liposuction to a Brazilian Butt Lift. Talk to your plastic surgeon about including it in your Mommy Makeover package.
During pregnancy, the body conserves and holds onto fat near the abdomen, thighs, and hips. Unfortunately, this stubborn fat doesn’t always respond to dieting and exercise. Boasting a vacuum-like tub, Liposuction purges access fat. This procedure assists with improving the patient’s contours while improving body proportions in targeted areas.
In many instances, plastic surgeons will administer Liposuction in tandem with Tummy Tucks since they achieve similar results. Depending on your goals, your board-certified plastic surgeon will deploy Liposuction administered near the abdomen, waist, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, ankles, and upper arms.
A tummy tuck removes extra skin and fat located on the patient’s stomach and creates a smoother and firmer midsection. This procedure also repairs any separated or weakened stomach muscles during pregnancy. When administered alongside liposuction, the plastic surgeon will complete the liposuction stage first to accurately gauge how much excess they can remove.
After a woman delivers a baby naturally, her muscles and skin will stretch out. Labiaplasty (vagina rejuvenation) trims the stretched-out labia minora, so they remain tucked inside and symmetrical with the labia majora.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
This type of non-surgical procedure uses lasers to treat many post-pregnancy concerns. Some of these physical concerns range from stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, large pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers can help with making the patient’s skin a youthful appearance. A board-certified plastic surgeon will inject the fillers into the patient’s cheeks or lips. The results can prove as effective as Botox. Also, Dermal fillers restore hyaluronic acid levels in your skin to help with hydrating and increasing skin volume.
This type of non-surgical procedure assists with smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles for a fresh look. The patient will be able to see visible results in two weeks. Botox offers tons of other health benefits, such as treating migraines, neck spasms, excessive sweating, overactive bladder, and lazy eye.
CoolSculpting focuses on fat reduction by freezing cells to help the patient’s body get rid of them naturally. This procedure seeks to reduce fat pockets in various areas, such as the belly, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, jawline, and chin. The sister device, CoolTone, uses electromagnetic pulses to strengthen, tone, and even firm muscles on the belly, thighs, and buttocks. Talk to your plastic surgeon further if this procedure.
Recovering from a Mommy Makeover
At Personal Plastic Surgery, our primary goal is to make your healing as quick and safe as possible so you can enjoy your enhanced and refined figure. The recovery period length depends on the number of procedures in the Mommy Makeover package. Depending on the number of surgeries, rehabilitation can take anywhere from one week to ten days, but patients may experience some symptoms and physical limitations for at least six months.
While patients may need to stay overnight for observations, patients complete the bulk of the recuperation process at home. Be prepared to encounter soreness, bruising, and swelling for most of the recovery. Make sure there is help with all the necessary housework and childcare to ensure maximum post-operative healing. Patients may begin walking after finishing the first week of post-surgical recovery. Allow your incisions ample time to heal by avoiding vigorous exercise for six weeks.
Even though the effects of a Mommy Makeover are long-lasting, make sure to stick to a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet. For further recovery information and timeline, talk to your plastic surgeon.
Talk to Dr. Sanjay Lalla About Your Mommy Makeover Dreams!
Tired of living with lingering pregnancy fat? Well, a Mommy Makeover is the perfect cosmetic solution! We understand that giving yourself the gift of a mommy makeover is a big step. We want to thrill you with the results! With offices in both West Orange and Millburn, our attentive and compassionate care is ready to personalize your treatments.
If you want more information about any Mommy Makeover procedures, connect with Dr. Sanjay Lalla by dialing (973) 324-9455 today. Our compassionate team looks forward to helping you restore a youthful glow.