If you would like to rejuvenate multiple areas of your body after having children, you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Whether your children are still young or they are grown, it's never too late to feel confident about your body again. These personalized procedures are best for women who:
Because these guidelines are general, the most effective way to determine whether any cosmetic surgery procedure is right for you is to speak with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons during a consultation.
Your consultation is an exciting time for you to get to know your surgeon and learn about the improvements that await you with a mommy makeover. This appointment will begin with a review of your medical history and a physical examination. You will then have the opportunity to:
The end goal is to arrive at a personalized surgical plan that will safely provide all of the improvements you want. To help you with your decision-making process, you will be given specific details about the procedure including the cost, possible complications, and logistics that will help you with planning. Our surgeons encourage you to take your time in deciding whether and when to move forward, and you will have the chance to speak with other surgeons if you'd like.
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women end up with smaller breasts, stretched breast skin, and enlarged areolas. Breast enhancement surgery can help your breasts look more like they did before having children or even better than ever. Procedure options include:
Mothers know all too well that changes to the body are inevitable after pregnancy. Many have concerns about the appearance of their midsections, and other areas of the body may have residual fat. We have options to address these concerns:
These are some of the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover, but many of our patients also choose other surgical and non-surgical procedures to create a more comprehensive result. During your private consultation, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will provide detailed explanations of the options that could help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Our surgeons typically perform mommy makeover surgery as an outpatient procedure at a fully accredited surgery center near our office. The surgery is performed using general anesthesia that is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist for the highest level of safety and patient care. The amount of time for the surgery depends on the extent of the procedures you choose, but it typically ranges from 2 to 4 hours.
One of the benefits of having a combination mommy makeover procedure as opposed to scheduling separate procedures is the reduced overall recovery time. Although the recovery process will vary depending on the procedures performed, you can expect to follow this general timeline:
FIRST FEW DAYS
You'll experience soreness and swelling, which your doctor will help to alleviate by prescribing pain medication. Aside from walking around your house to maintain circulation, you should keep physical activity to a minimum.
Following the first few days, you'll begin to notice your energy returning. Although you may feel ready to resume your daily activities, you should take this time to let the body heal. We recommend clearing your schedule and avoiding any type of heavy lifting or strenuous activity.
1 TO 2 WEEKS
Within 2 weeks of surgery, we will remove your stitches and you'll see a noticeable improvement in your overall appearance. Your surgeon will provide instructions on how to promote proper healing based on the procedures included in your mommy makeover. Our patients often find that they're able to return to work and begin enjoying their beautiful results.
NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS
Following the initial 2 weeks of recovery, you'll notice that your scars are healing and other signs of surgery are diminishing. Our staff will check in with you to make sure you're recovering well, and we'll be available to answer any questions you might have.
The price of your mommy makeover will depend on the procedures included in your surgery. The range for mommy makeovers is $7,000 to $14,000. We understand that patients may need assistance in affording this investment, so we offer patient financing. We urge all plastic surgery patients to consider other factors, such as a surgeon's qualifications, above cost. Visit Meet the Surgeons to get to know our team.
Your surgeon will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. These instructions will include a list of medications to avoid, information on dietary restrictions, and material related to medical conditions.
One of the most helpful things you can do ahead of time is to arrange for someone to help you at home for at least the first week after surgery. While you are used to caring for your children, it is essential to allow someone else to take over at this time. Be aware that you will have restrictions on lifting, which includes babies and toddlers. By giving yourself a break from your chores and your children up front, you will speed up your recuperation and minimize the possibility of complications that could set back your recovery.
We typically recommend that patients wait until they've stopped breastfeeding, or at least 3 months. For mothers with grown children, a mommy makeover is appropriate as long as the patient is healthy and can commit to a recovery period.
Our mommy makeover patients find that their results last indefinitely if they avoid significant weight fluctuations and maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle. It's impossible to stop the natural aging process, but your results will last for many years following your procedure.
The Plastic Surgery Group
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Albany, NY 12206
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