Summer is quickly approaching and soon you will find yourself planning a relaxing day on the beach with your children. If you have just given birth or you are a mom located in NYC that is ready for an improved look, the mommy makeover is something you will want to consider. There are a variety of procedures to choose from, such as tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, breast lift and breast reduction. Mommy makeover procedures will surely restore your post-baby body, get you ready for summer and reveal your inner self-confidence once more.
Tummy Tuck Surgery
During pregnancy, your skin is weakened and stretched out to accommodate your growing baby bump. Many mothers in NYC experience stretch marks and sagging skin that may become permanent. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes sagging skin and reshapes the waist and abdomen. The benefits of this procedure are a defined waistline, firm tummy and improved self-esteem. However, after only a few weeks you can resume your normal daily activities, including regular exercising. During the recovery period, bandages, dressings and compression garments are common. Your doctor will give you a recovery plan so you will know exactly when it is okay to resume physical activities during your recovery period.
Some pregnancies can leave difficult to manage pockets of fat and give the appearance of an undefined waistline. If you have been eating healthy and exercising only to find that the problem area doesn’t respond to your efforts, you may want to consider liposuction. This procedure involves the removal of resistant fat in the abdomen region, specifically along the waist, hips and surrounding areas. Liposuction procedures involve the injection of fluid into the treated area and the use of a small tube to remove the fat. Benefits you will receive from liposuction are quick results and a firmer, more toned appearance. Recovery time varies per patient and is determined by the intensity of the procedure. Usually patients are capable of returning to their regular schedules within a few weeks.
Pregnancy can cause a woman’s nipples and breasts to sag. Many new mothers experience this and are often surprised. This situation can be solved with a breast lift. Mastopexy is a procedure that trims excess skin and tightens the supporting tissues. Benefits of this procedure include a firmer, youthful look. During the first few weeks of recovery, patients can expect to experience swelling, discomfort and bruising. Pain medication is commonly needed to reduce discomfort for the first week or longer. The doctor will provide instructions on how to care for dressings and bandages throughout the healing process.
During pregnancy breasts usually swell and become enlarged. Afterwards they gradually return to their normal size. Sometimes breasts can remain enlarged and cause discomfort as well as backaches. Breast reduction surgery will help breasts return to their natural shape and form. This procedure removes extra tissue, skin and fat from the breast and involves the repositioning of the nipple. Physical activity is limited for a few weeks after surgery. Patients may expect to have slight swelling or discomfort during recovery.
Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is an experienced plastic surgeon in NYC that is certified by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He takes pride in offering the “Mommy Makeover” to New York City mothers to help them restore their post-baby body and get you ready for the summer of 2015. Contact Dr. Steinbrech today at (212) 750-7100 to schedule a consultation.