Having a child is a beautiful experience. Even while you’re experiencing the joys of motherhood, it’s normal to feel frustrated with the ways your body changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding. A mommy makeover surgery in NYC can be a solution that helps you look and feel your best.
What is a mommy makeover?
A “mommy makeover” is a term used to describe a surgery, typically multiple surgeries, that a woman elects to have after giving birth. Most moms experience the most significant changes in their breasts and abdomen.
How Pregnancy Affects the Body
Pregnancy causes a lot of changes to the body, including weight gain and changes to the shape and size of the breasts. In some cases, women can experience changes in their labia as well. After birth, these changes can leave new moms feeling less like themselves.
One of the most frustrating changes during pregnancy is weight change. Even after giving birth, the prior weight gain can lead to loose skin in the abdomen that doesn’t return to its original shape. It can also create pockets of fat that are resistant to exercise.
Breasts often become more prominent during pregnancy and then can shrink after pregnancy and breastfeeding. This can lead to stretched skin and sagging breasts.
Every mommy makeover surgery in NYC is tailored to the unique needs of our patients.
Am I a candidate for mommy makeover surgery?
Ideal mommy makeover candidates are in good general health, both physically and mentally. If you’re a smoker, you’ll need to quit before your surgery for the best results and safety.
You’re Done Having Kids
Our team doesn’t recommend undergoing a mommy makeover procedure if you’re not done having kids. Getting pregnant again can undo the results of your mommy makeover.
You’re Within 10 to 20 Pounds of Your Ideal Weight
A mommy makeover is primarily a restorative surgery and isn’t meant for significant weight loss. It is not a weight loss surgery. You’ll want to make sure you’re close to your ideal weight.
It’s Been 4 to 6 Months After Birth or Finished Breastfeeding
The body continues to change after birth, so it’s important to wait to schedule your surgery until enough time has passed. In particular, the breast tissue will continue to change during breastfeeding, so waiting until after you’ve finished is important.
What does a mommy makeover address?
The “mommy makeover” is a catch-all term for surgeries that address a number of concerns, including:
- Loose or sagging skin
- Fat deposit
- Changes in breast shape or size
- Enlarged nipples
- C-section scar
- Separated abdominal muscles (Rectus Diastasis)
Types of Surgeries Included in a Mommy Makeover Surgery in NYC
The most common procedures performed as mommy makeovers are breast surgeries with a tummy tuck. However, there are several surgeries that can be included based on your personal desires.
When you’re considering a mommy makeover surgery in NYC, it can be completely customized based on your aesthetic goals. It’s important to choose a surgeon who offers the surgeries that you are interested in.
Breast Augmentation (Implants)
Pregnancy and breastfeeding significantly impact the size and shape of your breast, making breast augmentation a really common request for mommy makeovers.
Breast implants can help restore the appearance of the breasts tailored to each patient’s anatomy. The implants can be saline or silicone, or Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani can use fat transferred from other parts of the body. Your mommy makeover can use a combination of these techniques too in order to ensure natural-looking and feeling results.
A breast lift reshapes the breast by removing excess skin and tightening the tissue. This procedure can easily be combined with breast augmentation too.
During your consultation, Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani can discuss the best techniques for restoring your breast to their pre-pregnancy form.
This surgery can also remove stretch marks and restore the belly button. There are different types of tummy tucks that can address different concerns. During your mommy makeover consultation, Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani can discuss which technique will work best for you.
A mini-Tumy tuck is a good option for patients who do not need a muscle repair and do not have too much extra skin and fat to remove.
Reverse Tummy Tuck
This is a good option for patients who have extra skin and fat that is localized above the belly button. This is a particularly good option for patients interested in also having surgery on their breasts at the same time since the same incision can be used to do both surgeries.
Vaginal childbirth causes changes in the appearance and size of the labia. These changes can lead to discomfort while sitting or exercising and during intercourse, which leads to unnecessary distress.
A labiaplasty is a common procedure that can relieve discomfort and remove excess tissue from the labia.
Liposuction can help target pockets of fat that may develop during pregnancy that are resistant to diet and exercise after birth. The fat is removed permanently, restoring a slimmer, more contoured figure.
More than that, fat that is removed from liposuction can be used to be transferred to different areas of the body to augment and add volume. For example, fat can be used to improve the shape and size of the breasts, buttocks, and hips during a mommy makeover surgery in NYC. For patients who do not want to have implants, this can be a suitable option depending on certain factors.
For patients who had a c-section and are concerned about their scar, scar revision is an option. C-sections aren’t performed by plastic surgeons, so when they suture you closed, they’re not prioritizing aesthetic concerns. Scar revision can make your scar less noticeable.
Brazilian Butt Lift
Being a mom doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to feel attractive. In recent years there’s been a rise in the “hourglass mommy makeover” that also includes a Brazilian butt lift to restore lost volume in the buttocks. A BBL uses fat transferred from elsewhere in the body through a liposuction procedure.
What happens when I book a mommy makeover surgery in NYC?
Because a mommy makeover is such an individualized surgery, you’ll want to schedule a consultation with a surgeon.
When you visit Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery for a mommy makeover consultation, you’ll meet with Dr. Brian Bassiri-Tehrani and our patient care coordinator.
Be prepared to discuss
- Your medical history
- Your desired results
- Current medications
- Any medications you’re currently taking
During this conversation, you’ll get the chance to ask questions about your particular surgeries and view before and after photos from other patients.
For breast surgeries, we use 3D imaging to help you visualize your potential results. You’ll also have the opportunity to view “tester” implants while discussing sizing options.
How to Prepare for Your Mommy Makeover
It’s important to be prepared for your surgery. After your mommy makeover, you’ll need to prioritize rest while you’re recovering.
You’ll need someone to drive you home the day of surgery, and you’ll also likely need help around the house for a few days. Make sure you plan properly for childcare, meals, and any errands.
Most patients need to take about 2 weeks off from work while they’re recovering.
On the day of your surgery, you’ll go over your procedure again, and Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani will answer any questions you have.
You’ll be placed under general anesthesia during surgery, and your surgery will be completed based on your unique treatment plan. How long your surgery takes will depend on the number and type of procedures you’re having completed.
After your surgery is complete, you’ll be able to go home to rest and recover. Our surgical team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to properly care for your body post-surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeover Surgery in NYC
How much does it cost?
Our Mommy Makeover in NYC costs between $12,000 and $25,000. The cost is largely dependent on the number and type of procedures performed.
How long will I be off work?
The initial recovery period for a mommy makeover is about 2 weeks. Most people feel ready to return to work by the second week, although it depends on your unique experience and lifestyle.
What is included in a mommy makeover?
A “mommy makeover” is a popular term for any combination of surgeries meant to help restore the body after pregnancy. Most mommy makeovers include breast enhancement and abdominal reconstruction such as a tummy tuck.
Interested in a mommy makeover? Schedule your consultation today at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery.
Born and raised in New York, Dr. Brian Bassiri-Tehrani joined the Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery team in 2023. Holding a number of different honors, certifications, and professional memberships, Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who combines his passion for medicine and love for aesthetics to create amazing results and help patients unlock their full potential.
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