Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can take a toll on a woman's body and result in sagging skin, loss of breast volume, and stretched abdominal muscles. A mommy makeover is a highly effective way to reclaim a woman's pre-baby figure. This combination of cosmetic procedures can rejuvenate the areas of the body most affected by pregnancy to help moms feel and look their best.
A mommy makeover is a customized set of procedures capable of altering a woman's body after she has children. Some women may experience excess loose skin and fat in their stomachs, while others need a breast augmentation to recapture the fullness of their former breasts. A mommy makeover is not a one-size-fits-all approach, as every patient's body is different. Breast augmentation is generally included in this makeover and remains one of the most highly requested cosmetic surgeries to date.
Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev of Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY, are specialists in the Long Island area in the procedures that make up mommy makeovers. Under their expert care and guidance, women can reclaim a slimmer, tighter, more youthful figure after having children. Here is some helpful information about breast augmentation and other surgeries that are commonly part of a mommy makeover, and how the team at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery can assist in your body goals.
A mommy makeover can help restore your body
Following childbirth, certain areas of the body change as a result of skin stretching, weight gain, and hormonal fluctuations. Breasts can appear deflated, and women may struggle with loose, sagging skin in their lower abdominal area. Excess fat from weight gain during pregnancy can rest on the hips, thighs, or lower back, making it difficult to get back into regular clothing. A mommy makeover utilizes a specific combination of procedures that may include a breast lift or augmentation, tummy tuck, and further body contouring with liposuction to combat stubborn pockets of fat.
Breast augmentation and lift
Fluctuations in hormones, weight gain, and altered breast size due to nursing can all change the breast’s skin elasticity. Reduction in volume, shape, and size are all common factors that moms experience post-pregnancy. Highly customizable and extremely popular, breast augmentation can give moms a new and improved overall shape and size to enhance the appearance of the breasts, and a breast lift can tighten and reposition the breasts. For women in the Long Island area who have more substantial breasts after pregnancy, the plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery may recommend a breast lift along with a reduction.
Benefits of breast augmentation
For many women, the benefits of breast augmentation are dramatic. Here are some of the ways a breast augmentation can change your breasts:
Add volume so breasts are fuller and firmer
Improve symmetry, so both breasts are the same size and shape
Increase breast size
Boost self-esteem and confidence
Other common add-ons for a mommy makeover
The first step in your mommy makeover is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery. They will listen to your concerns and formulate an all-in-one mommy makeover plan. One of the most significant benefits of a mommy makeover is its ability to incorporate more than one procedure in one surgery. That means the patient only has one surgical day and one recovery period instead of multiple recoveries over an extended period.
Another popular procedure for a mommy makeover is a tummy tuck. The stomach is quite possibly the most affected area after pregnancy and childbirth. Mothers may struggle with excess fat and skin, as well as stretch marks after having children. If a patient only needs a small amount of skin removed and tightened, a mini tummy tuck may be recommended. Other moms may have a more substantial amount of excess fat and skin to be removed. They also may need to tighten the underlying abdominal muscles that were stretched due to pregnancy. In that case, a traditional or extended tummy tuck may be necessary for the best results. A reverse tummy tuck is another option for women who have loose skin primarily in their upper torso following weight loss.
A mommy makeover will usually involve liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of excess fat. Liposuction further contours targeted areas like the stomach, thighs, hips, and lower back for a slimmer, smoother figure.
Contact Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery today
To reach your desired outcome from a mommy makeover, you need the experience and expertise of board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev of Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery. Their expertise results in an artistically crafted makeover plan to help moms look and feel like their old selves, and often even better than before. They have helped numerous women in the Long Island area transform their bodies with a mommy makeover. If you are considering a mommy makeover, schedule a consultation with Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev in Huntington, NY, today to begin your journey toward a slimmer belly, shapelier figure, and enhanced bustline.