When I ask my female patients who have children if they love being a mom, they always answer yes. But then if I ask them if they love what childbearing has done to their body, I get a different answer. No matter how much you adore your children, pregnancy and breastfeeding take a toll on your figure, often resulting in drooping and smaller-than-before breasts, stubborn fat deposits, a flabby and protruding stomach, loose skin, sagging buttocks and thigh saddlebags.
But there’s good news! A Mommy Makeover can help correct these problems. Whether you decide to have one body contouring procedure or a combination of them at the same time, a Mommy Makeover helps women of all ages and body types regain the body they had before children, and in many cases, get a better shape than they ever had.
What is a Mommy Makeover and what will it do?
Whether performed under local, “twilight” or general anesthesia, a Mommy Makeover consists of a customized combination of procedures that can help a woman regain the body she had before children, or in many cases, help her look and feel better than ever.
As I tell my patients who are considering a Mommy Makeover, combining surgeries makes the most sense because it not only limits your total recovery downtime, it allows you to enjoy the results all at once, whether than bit by bit after several surgeries.
To minimize my patients’ pain and recovery time, I use the latest state-of-the-art techniques so they can quickly return to their families and their lives, and I perform all of my plastic surgery procedures in The Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester, a state-of-the-art 4-operating-room, 11-recovery-bed ambulatory surgery center that meets the New York Department of Health standards for Hospitals.
Choose from these 6 procedures for a trimmer, younger-looking body
Many of the physical changes caused by pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can be dramatically improved or even reversed by the following body sculpting procedures. Each one can be performed in combination with others for the best results.
Breast augmentation surgery is performed to enlarge small breasts, underdeveloped breasts or breasts that have decreased in size after a woman has had children. It can also make breasts more symmetrical if one is significantly larger or smaller than the other. There are three types of breast implants available in the U.S.: saline (sterile saltwater), silicone gel and the Ideal Implant (a structured, saline-filled implant that combines the natural look and feel of silicone gel with the safety of saline).2. Breast lift
Breast lift surgery restores the shape and contour of breasts that have sagged as a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, age, gravity, heredity and other factors. This procedure re-positions the nipple and areola (the pink skin surrounding the nipple) to a higher position, moves the breast tissue to a higher level, removes excess skin from the lower portion of the breast, and reshapes the remaining breast skin.
Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. As long as you maintain your weight, liposuction is a permanent solution for fat removal. The most commonly-requested areas of the body for liposuction are: waist, hips, flanks, arms, abdomen, thighs, buttocks and lower legs.
A Brazilian butt lift uses liposuction to take pockets of excess fat from unwanted areas such as your belly, waist or thighs and transfer it to the buttocks area, increasing the size, shape, position and fullness of your butt. The benefits of a Brazilian butt lift are two-fold: it slims and trims those areas where you have too much fat, while giving you a higher, fuller, firmer butt. Plus, since a Brazilian Butt Lift uses your own fat, there is very little risk of rejection.
5. Tummy tuck
Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a highly effective way to reduce excess fat and skin and tighten abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck removes loose, flabby skin that has lost its shape and elasticity, strengthens weakened stomach muscles, improves the look and shape of the belly button, defines the waist, removes stretch marks, and creates a smoother, tighter midsection.
Lower body lift surgery, often done in conjunction with liposuction, reduces excess fat and loose, hanging skin. It is also very effective at tightening and sculpting the buttocks, back of the thighs, outer thighs, inner thighs, hips and abdomen. This surgery may also help minimize the appearance of cellulite.
Am I a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover surgery is a highly individualized procedure, or combination of procedures, and I want to emphasize that you should do it for yourself, not to fit some ideal image (airbrushed fashion models, singers or movie stars) or to fulfill someone else’s ideas of what your body should look like.
Ideal candidates for Mommy Makeover surgery should:
- be in good medical health
- be at or near their ideal body weight
- have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
- be finished with childbearing
- not smoke or drink excessively
How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?
One of the first questions my patients usually ask me when they’re considering having a Mommy Makeover is how much it will cost. My answer is that there is no one standard price. Recognizing that every woman’s body and desired results are unique to her, I determine the exact cost of a Mommy Makeover after I have met with the patient, evaluated her body type, amount of fat stores, overall physical condition and her personal goals and expectations. Then together, we will decide which combination of plastic surgery procedures will achieve the best possible results. For further pricing details, please contact me.
Considering a Mommy Makeover?
I understand that choosing any of the Mommy Makeover procedures is an important decision for a woman. I also know how much it means to each and every one of my patients to achieve the results she wants. If you are thinking about getting a Mommy Makeover and would like to schedule a free consultation to talk about it, please contact me and I will send you additional information prior to your appointment. To make sure you are fully informed about your surgery options and understand exactly what results to expect, I will take all the time you need to make sure all your questions are answered.
To learn more about a Mommy Makeover, read these 3 blogs
So that you can be fully informed before you decide to have a Mommy Makeover, I’ve written several blogs explaining the procedure and its benefits:
- Get Your Pre-Childbearing Body Back, Or Even Better, With A Mommy Makeover
- After Children, Do Something For Yourself With A Mommy Makeover
- Considering A Mommy Makeover? Here Are Several Beautiful Options.
More information on body sculpting procedures
For further information on all of the body slimming, toning and contouring procedures I offer, you might find these pages on my website helpful:
- Body Procedures
- Mommy Makeover
- Butt Augmentation
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Lower Body Lift
- Tummy Tuck
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.