Have you noticed that after having children, you have more “inches to pinch” than you’d like? Are there some love handles, saddle bags and tummy rolls you’d love to get rid of but no matter how much you work out and eat sensibly, they just won’t go away? If so, you may be like many of my patients who are mothers whose bodies are showing the long-term effects of pregnancy, childbearing and breastfeeding. For women who want their younger, trimmer body back, or even something better, I recommend a Mommy Makeover. As well as this type of cosmetic surgery, I offer a full range of other body sculpting procedures that can help you achieve a firmer, more shapely body. To learn more, click here.
A Mommy Makeover can correct changes from having children that diet and exercise can’t
Without surgical intervention, some of the physical changes that come along with having children can become permanent, such as separated abdominal muscles, sagging breasts, excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat. That’s where a Mommy Makeover can help. This combination of plastic surgery procedures can help tighten the abdominal core, lift the breasts, remove hanging skin and eliminate excess fat.
A combination of procedures — you choose the areas you’d like to improve
A Mommy Makeover consists of a customized combination of surgical procedures. Having several procedures at the same time rather than individually is actually more beneficial — not only do you get better results but you undergo one recovery downtime rather than several, so you are inconvenienced as little as possible. In my plastic surgery practice, I use the latest, state-of-the-art techniques to minimize my patients’ pain and recovery time so they can quickly return to their families and their lives.
Choose from these 6 procedures for a trimmer, younger-looking body
Whether performed under local, “twilight” or general anesthesia, a Mommy Makeover can include any or all of these six surgical procedures:
- Breast augmentation/breast implants
Breast augmentation surgery is performed to enlarge small breasts, underdeveloped breasts or breasts that have decreased in size after a woman has had children. I can also make breasts more symmetrical if one is significantly larger or smaller than the other. I offer four types of breast implants, all of them safe: saline (sterile saltwater), silicone, the IDEAL Implant and Natrelle® gummy.
- 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.
- Brazilian butt lift
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.
- 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
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.
The best patient is an informed patient
As a highly experienced plastic surgeon, I feel strongly that my patients should be as well-informed as possible before undergoing any kind of surgical procedure. In addition, they should be realistic about the results they are expecting to see after surgery. For that reason, I meet extensively with each patient beforehand so that together, we can achieve the best possible results.
Are you a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover? If so, you 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
Make sure you’re getting a Mommy Makeover for the right reasons
It’s important to realize that a Mommy Makeover is major surgery with a certain amount of recovery time. For that reason, you should undertake a Mommy Makeover for yourself, not to attain an idealized, unrealistic image of beauty or to fulfill someone else’s idea of what your body should look like.
For safety and the best results, I perform Mommy Makeovers at the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester
For almost every plastic surgery procedure I perform, including Mommy Makeovers, I use the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester. Located in Harrison, NY, the Surgical Specialty Center has an 11-bed recovery room and four operating rooms. Each operating room is fully equipped with state-of-the-art anesthesia (provided by a board-certified anesthesiologist), emergency equipment and everything else I and my surgical team need to provide the highest standard of care to each one of our patients.
The Surgical Specialty Center is Medicare approved, state licensed and meets all current requirements at the top level of New York State. To learn more, watch this short video by clicking on the image below.
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 plastic surgery procedures will achieve the best possible results. For further pricing details, please contact me.
Is this surgery covered by insurance?
Generally speaking, Mommy Makeover surgery is considered to be an elective cosmetic procedure, meaning that it is not covered by insurance.
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.
For more information on Mommy Makeovers, I recommend these 3 blogs
So that you can be fully informed before you decide to have a Mommy Makeover, I’ve written several blogs explaining this procedure and its many benefits. Here are the 3 most popular ones:
- Ready To Look And Feel Better About Yourself? Ready For A Mommy Makeover?
- What You Need To Know Before Getting A Mommy Makeover
- Get Your Better Body Back With A Mommy Makeover!
To learn more about the full range of body contouring procedures I offer:
There are several body procedures available to you in my plastic surgery practice. To learn more, please visit these pages on my website:
- Body Procedures
- Butt Augmentation
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Lower Body Lift
- Mommy Makeover
- 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.