Mommy Makeover in New York
Even though they are some of the most beautiful processes, pregnancy and childbirth do a lot of damage to your body. Between the expansion of the abdomen, the swelling of your breasts, and the excess fat that collects due to eating for two, your body will never be the same after having your baby. Mommy Makeover surgery is a collection of breast and body contouring surgeries that target the areas most affected by childbirth.
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover surgery is performed on women to:
- Restore feminine curves
- Repair weakened abdominal muscles
- Smooth abdominal contours
- Remove abdominal fat
- Elevate the breasts
- Restore breast volume
- Improve breast symmetry
- Enhance body confidence
- Increase clothing options
Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Women consider Mommy Makeover surgery to slim and tighten their figures and enhance their curves after the trials of childbirth. Even though there is no guarantee that your figure will return to its pre-pregnancy form, this surgery will help to restore your silhouette. Women interested in Mommy Makeover surgery should be in good overall health, have realistic expectations of their results, and not smoke. New mothers should also be finished breastfeeding and should not have immediate (or distant) plans for another pregnancy. If you are considering breast augmentation in your Mommy Makeover and are over 35 or have a family history of breast cancer, you may be asked to undergo a preliminary mammogram.
What Is Discussed During My Mommy Makeover Consultation?
Your consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon is essential to a successful Mommy Makeover. During your meeting, your surgeon will:
- Discuss your goals for the procedure
- Take your measurements and photos
- Determine the procedures being combined
- Explain your surgical options (including breast implant choices for augmentation patients)
- Develop a surgical plan
If you think you may be a candidate for Mommy Makeover surgery, contact New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.
How Can I Personalize My Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover surgery is performed at our Manhattan surgical center under general anesthesia for your comfort and safety.
While every Mommy Makeover is unique, this surgery takes several hours to perform and requires you to arrange for someone to get you to and from our surgical center and stay with you for the first 24 to 48 hours of your recovery.
Your Mommy Makeover will consist of some or all of the following procedures. What Is a Breast Lift?
What Is a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery addresses breast ptosis (sagging) by tightening the glandular tissue and removing excess skin. This treatment elevates the breasts and restores youthful perkiness and shape.
Your breast lift will consist of one of the following incisions:
- Periareolar: Around the areola
- Lollipop: Around the areola and vertically down the lower pole to the breast crease
- Anchor: Around the areola, vertically down the lower pole, and across the breast crease (inframammary fold)
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation surgery restores volume to deflated breasts or adds volume to naturally small breasts. This is achieved through the use of breast implants inserted through incisions made around the areola, along the breast crease, or in the armpit.
Your breast implant options include:
- Saline: Available in smooth or textured surfaces, these implants provide a more augmented, rounder breast appearance
- Silicone: Available in smooth or textured surfaces and round or anatomical shapes, these implants offer a more natural look and feel
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery restores tight and smooth abdominal contours by removing abdominal skin and fat. This procedure also corrects weakened or separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) to restore aesthetics, comfort, and abdominal strength.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction surgery removes unwanted pockets of fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and any other location that developed fatty deposits following pregnancy and childbirth. This treatment is performed by inserting hollow tubes through small incisions to remove unwanted fat cells.
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) enhances butt fullness and roundness by injecting the fat that was removed with liposuction into various areas and depths of the buttocks. This fat transfer procedure allows women to restore voluptuous curves after having children.
What Are Your Concerns?
What Will My Mommy Makeover Recovery Be Like?
You will develop bruising, swelling, tenderness, and numbness at your incision sites. Compression garments may be wrapped around your treated areas to promote blood circulation, reduce swelling, protect the incisions, and facilitate the healing process.
Women who have undergone Mommy Makeover surgery will be required to rest comfortably during their recovery but should get on their feet for leisurely walks frequently. Patients will need to refrain from strenuous activity and exercise (including lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling anything over 10 pounds) for at least six weeks.
Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Kim provide all of their patients with their cell phone numbers so that they can be reached at any time during recovery.
Is a Mommy Makeover Painful?
Mommy Makeover surgery is performed under general anesthesia to prevent any pain during or immediately after the procedure. You can expect to develop some discomfort following your Mommy Makeover once the anesthesia leaves your system. This discomfort can be alleviated with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication and rest.
Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim will provide you with specific pain management instructions tailored to the procedures in your Mommy Makeover.
Will My Mommy Makeover Leave Scars?
Mommy Makeover surgery requires multiple incisions in various regions of the body. While Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Kim place these incisions in easy-to-conceal locations, the incisions will result in post-operative scarring. Scarring will fade with time and can be further lightened with the use of topical scar creams and silicone strips or gel. You should keep all healing incisions out of the sun to prevent the darkening of the scars.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in New York?
Mommy Makeover surgery is an extensive combination procedure that requires the use of many different techniques. Because this surgery is personalized to you, it is impossible to estimate the price of your procedure until your consultation when your board-certified cosmetic surgeon has had a chance to evaluate your needs and create your customized plan.
We offer financing options through CareCredit® to assist you in paying for your Mommy Makeover in New York.
What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeover Surgery?
How should I prepare for my Mommy Makeover?
Your Mommy Makeover will take a lot out of you. Therefore, proper preparation is essential to a smooth treatment and recovery process. For your safety, you are recommended to cease smoking and taking all blood-thinning medications (including aspirin, ibuprofen, and some herbal supplements) for at least two weeks before and after your surgery. You should also arrange for your transportation to and from your procedure and childcare during your recovery.
Can I get pregnant after having a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover surgery repairs the tissues that were damaged by pregnancy and childbirth. While this surgery will not prevent you from getting pregnant or impact your child’s health, becoming pregnant will change (and maybe reverse) your results. This is why we recommend waiting to undergo this cosmetic surgery until after you are finished having children.
What if I undergo a Mommy Makeover with young children at home?
During your recovery, you will not be able to lift anything over 10 pounds for the first six weeks. This may make childcare difficult if you have toddlers or young children at home. You must rely on a strong support system during this time to help with your children’s needs as well as all day-to-day household chores.
What are the risks associated with a Mommy Makeover?
The board-certified cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts have over a decade of experience in performing breast and body enhancement procedures, and they have helped many women achieve desirable results and the return of body contours. While complications of Mommy Makeover surgery at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts are rare, they are possible. These complications include:
- Negative reactions to the anesthesia
- Blood clots
- Prolonged wound healing
- Implant complications, such as capsular contracture, rupture, or displacement
When can I return to work after my Mommy Makeover?
Women are recommended to take at least two weeks off of work following their Mommy Makeover. Women with particularly strenuous jobs or those whose jobs require them to be on their feet all day may require additional time.
Can I breastfeed after a Mommy Makeover?
The ability to breastfeed after cosmetic breast surgery varies from woman to woman. While breast enhancement surgery (breast lift or breast augmentation) can impact your ability to breastfeed, it does not always do so. The surgery chosen, the techniques used, and a woman’s ability to heal all affect breastfeeding capability. If you think an additional pregnancy may occur after Mommy Makeover surgery and are concerned about your ability to breastfeed, share this concern with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim during your consultation.