How often have you heard “it took nine months to make a baby and it will take at least nine months to get your body back?” But what if nine months, two years, or even five years comes and goes and your body is still a shell of its former self? What if your breasts are now sagging and deflated due to the constant demands of breastfeeding? Or the stretch marks are still too many to count? The surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Long Island are experts in mommy makeovers and can assist in helping you look and feel your best.
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So what exactly is a mommy makeover and how will it help me achieve my pre-baby body goals? Let’s take a deeper dive on the subject. A mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures that target the areas that are most affected by pregnancy and aging. You can choose from two or more procedures that will help reduce the lasting effects of pregnancy. So which procedures are most common with a mommy makeover? Here, we list out a few of the most common treatments our Long Island moms seek to have.
Breast Augmentation with Implants
Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body. Breastfeeding, however, is an entirely different discussion. The breasts become enlarged during pregnancy (which most women love, but it can serve as a tease wants they deflate after childbirth). Also, your hormone levels rise and fall like a roller coaster, and finally, you nurse your baby for a number of months--all of these aspects can greatly change the look, feel, and strength of the breasts. Breast augmentation with implants is one of the most popular procedures requested by women, especially after having children. Ideal candidates are women who have smaller breasts or breasts that have changed shape. Your surgeon will work with you during your consultation to determine which type of implant and surgical technique will work best with your body. With the help of implants, your breasts can be well on their way to looking fuller, perkier, and more attractive.
Remember that never-ending tug of war game that your newborn played with your nipples? Or perhaps your breasts became extremely large and heavy and now they are deflated, yet sagging and dropping. Nursing (and pregnancy) can definitely leave a lasting impression on your breasts. This, along with the combination of gravity and aging hasn’t just lowered your breasts, but also your self-esteem. If your breasts point downward and are now saggy and deflated, a breast lift may be required to lift them to a higher, stronger position on the chest wall. A breast lift removes loose skin and tightens the surrounding tissue and underlying tissue structure, which then lifts your breasts. This procedure can help you obtain the perky breasts you once had prior to pregnancy.
Breast Lift with Implants
Many women think they just need implants in order to have their breasts looking their best. A lot of factors come into play when determining which breast procedures will provide the best outcome. If your breasts are sagging or nipples are pointing down you may benefit from a combination of a breast lift with implants. Loose skin is removed to raise the breasts and implants are inserted to give the breasts a fuller appearance.
The tummy tuck is another popular procedure requested by many Long Island moms. Regardless if you gave birth to a single child or multiple children, the tummy never seems to return to its original appearance. A tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) removes loose skin and excess fat in the abdominal area. This results in a smoother and overall more toned appearance that will have you rocking a two-piece bikini in no time. There are several tummy tuck techniques our plastic surgery center offers depending on the amount of loose skin present. The incisions are made so that they can be well hidden under your undergarments.
If you have worked hard and your body is back or close to a good weight, but there are still stubborn pockets of fat you just can’t shed then you may be an excellent candidate for liposuction. This popular cosmetic surgery involves a punch-hole incision in the skin and then a small cannula suctions out the fat deposits. Liposuction can be performed on the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and other areas. Some women think they may need a tummy tuck in order to get their bodies back, but in certain instances, liposuction is all that is required.
No matter how you spin it, your vagina went through some extreme trauma during childbirth. Many women experience significant tearing during labor and unlike the uterus, the labia won’t return to its original size after delivery. Vaginal restoration will correct the size and shape of the labia. Correcting this issue will not only help with the appearance of your labia, but can also improve your sex life and allow you to wear tight clothing without any discomfort. Multiple techniques including labiaplasty or a laser can be used to remove the excess skin and tissue. Your surgeon will discuss options with you during your consultation and determine the best technique for you.
So you thought childbirth was the hard part, but now you have to deal with the ongoing stress of raising and disciplining your kids. This stress can affect not only your body, but also your face. If you’re noticing more lines and wrinkles around your brows, eyes, and forehead, then BOTOX injections may be the answer. BOTOX is a nonsurgical method used to smooth lines on your face and make them less visible. Reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles can make you look and feel like a whole new person.
Give our Long Island office a call to schedule a consultation. A surgeon will meet with you and discuss your problem areas. They’ll examine these areas and provide feedback on which procedures you’ll benefit from. They’ll also go over what to expect during the procedure and recovery time and get your mommy makeover scheduled. A mommy makeover can drastically improve the way you look and feel. After all the times your children were the center of attention, why not take some time to focus on yourself?