If you’re like most mothers, pregnancy and childbirth has likely changed your body forever. While some women may regain their pre-baby physiques naturally, most of us need a little bit of help to achieve our ideal contour. This is particularly true for women who have had multiple children or who have gone through pregnancy at an older age. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery offers patients the ability to address and correct some of the most common post-pregnancy complaints.
Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev take great pride in helping Long Island, NY women restore their figures and boost their confidence through the mommy makeover procedure. If you have been curious about what a mommy makeover is and how it may be beneficial to you, scheduling a consultation at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery is a great place to start. In the meantime, learn more about the procedure here, including what to expect from a mommy makeover after a C-section.
What is a mommy makeover?
Arguably the most frequently asked question about a mommy makeover is what the procedure actually is. Unlike other procedures, a mommy makeover is not one specific surgery. Instead, the mommy makeover is a custom surgical plan of multiple procedures that is tailored to each patient’s needs and goals. Some of the treatments and surgeries that typically make up a mommy makeover include:
- Tummy tuck: the removal of excess skin in the mid-section and tightening of the underlying abdominal muscles
- Breast augmentation: a surgical procedure designed to increase breast volume through the use of artificial implants or fat grafting to the breast
- Breast lift: a procedure that repositions the breast and gives the patient a more youthful contour by excising excess breast tissue
- Liposuction: the surgical removal of stubborn deposits of fat around the body
- Labiaplasty: a surgical reshaping of the labia minora, or inner lips of the vagina, usually to decrease their size or length
Who can benefit from a mommy makeover?
Despite its name, the mommy makeover can be useful for women of all ages, even those who have not had children. In general, women who desire an improvement in their overall body contour, breast size, breast position, and other features may benefit from a mommy makeover. During your initial one-on-one consultation, Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev will discuss your concerns and goals at length, explain your options in detail, and answer all of your questions fully before putting together a mommy makeover plan specifically for you.
Is a mommy makeover safe after a C-section?
As the rate of births performed via C-section continues to rise, it is only natural for more and more patients to wonder whether a mommy makeover after a C-section is safe. As long as a woman waits until she has healed from the C-section, a mommy makeover procedure is considered safe and effective. It is important to remember that a C-section, while fairly routine, is still a major surgery. Women considering a mommy makeover after C-section should wait a minimum of 6-18 months to pursue the surgery in order to let their body heal completely from both the pregnancy and the initial procedure. The knowledgeable and experienced team at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery can help you better determine if – and when – a mommy makeover after C-section may be appropriate for you.
What happens if I get pregnant again after a mommy makeover?
Just like a mommy makeover after a pregnancy or C-section can be perfectly safe, it is also possible and safe for a woman to carry a child after having a mommy makeover. While it is typically recommended that women wait until they are done having children to undergo a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or the other procedures involved in a mommy makeover, the caring team at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery understands that life does not always go according to plan. There is no inherent risk in becoming pregnant after a mommy makeover, but some women may experience increased tightness in their abdomen, difficulty breastfeeding, or other issues if they become pregnant after a mommy makeover.
Perhaps the biggest risk of pregnancy after a mommy makeover is the need for a second or subsequent procedure. Weight gain, stretched out skin, and other physical changes associated with pregnancy can compromise the results of a mommy makeover, leading reputable surgeons to advise women considering the procedure to be certain that they are done having children.
What results can I expect from a mommy makeover?
With the long list of procedures that may be included in a mommy makeover, patients are able to achieve dramatic and stunning results from their surgery. Some of the most enjoyed results of a mommy makeover typically include:
- Increased breast volume
- Improved breast position
- Reduction in fat
- Enhanced overall contour
- Flatter, smoother stomach
If you are interested in learning more about how a mommy makeover after C-section can benefit you, the first step is to be evaluated by a qualified, certified, and experienced plastic surgeon. Call Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery to schedule your Long Island, NY consultation with Dr. James Romanelli or Dr. John Layliev today, and take the first step toward getting – or restoring – the body you’ve always wanted!