You’re a new mom or perhaps, a mom to multiple little people! It is a joyous occasion when you bring home your new baby but not always easy to look in the mirror and see how your body has changed. With all the great beaches and miles of boardwalks offered in and around Long Island, wouldn’t it be nice to get back to those outdoor activities and feel good about yourself at the same time? Pregnancy can take its toll on a woman’s body and every woman’s body reacts differently to this life-changing experience. However, YOU can reclaim your pre-baby body back or even have a better looking post-baby body with the help of a mommy makeover provided by our board-certified plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Long Island, NY.
When you consider pregnancy, you often don’t fret over what your body will be like after it’s over. Pregnancy can exhaust your body in the areas of loose or saggy breasts (especially after breastfeeding), dispropriate thighs or hips due to fat settling in those areas with weight gain, and the sudden appearance of “love handles” you may never have battled before. In addition, as your belly grows throughout pregnancy, your skin stretches to accommodate the growing baby. However, once your bundle of joy is born, sometimes, the skin simply cannot adjust and go back to normal. Thus, one of the most common culprits during pregnancy is loose skin or stretch marks in the abdominal area. Regular exercise and good nutrition can help you get back a nice figure, but sometimes, it isn’t always enough to give you the toned, smooth results you desire.
Here at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery we offer several cosmetic treatments, some even noninvasive, to get you back on track and feeling better about YOU.
What is a “Mommy Makeover”?
Just like it sounds a mommy makeover is for mommy! It is a little extra help to get you back to your old self on the outside, boost your self-confidence on the inside, and get you feeling back to normal while caring for your family. Did pregnancy leave you with sagging or deflated breasts, loose skin in your abdominal region or other areas of your body due to weight gain? If so you can pick what procedures you prefer based on your personal goals to get yourself back. There are a number of combination surgeries that our new moms undergo. Let’s look at all the possible options and benefits you can get from your mommy makeover.
Options for Long Island Moms
Let’s face it, regular exercise and a balanced diet can take months to get your pre-baby body back. With the options offered through a mommy makeover, you can attain results in days or weeks so that no one in the long island area will even know you had a baby! There are numerous options to consider when having a mommy makeover. The most common surgeries include:
Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries women turn to after they have completed pregnancy and nursing. Breast feeding, in particular, can leave the breasts looking deflated and flat. This loss of volume only gets worse as a woman ages and continues to lose their baby weight. Breast augmentation uses a silicone or saline breast implant to enhance the size, shape, and look of the breasts so they appear fuller and shapelier. For women who have sagging breasts and loose skin from nursing one or multiple children, a breast lift can help tighten post-pregnancy loose skin and bring the breasts back to a younger, desirable look.
Also known as a “tummy tuck”, this is a procedure that can be performed to remove excess skin or even stretch marks left behind on the lower abdomen after pregnancy. It is performed to tighten the abdominal muscles in order to attain a flatter stomach. The abdominal area is the main part of the body (besides the breasts) that is greatly affected by pregnancy due to changes that occur on the inside and outside of the skin from carrying a baby for 9 months. It is generally the most common procedure done for a mommy makeover.
When diet and exercise can’t rid you of excess fatty deposits, liposuction can be an option as one of the procedures performed during a mommy makeover. There are many forms of liposuction, but the traditional method uses a cannula to remove fat from the body in order to change the shape or contour of certain areas such as the hips, thighs, buttocks or abdominal area. Those love handles you despise so much that you didn’t have before you were pregnant can finally be slimmed down with this popular procedure.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
One of the greatest advantages of having a mommy makeover is the ability to address multiple post-pregnancy issues and combine plastic surgery procedures into a single treatment session. For busy moms, this means (in most cases) just one time in the OR under anesthesia and one recovery period to follow. While some women may need or require more than one surgery, many of the components of a mommy makeover can be done at the same time.
While a mommy makeover can provide amazing physical benefits, the emotional and psychological benefits are also very worthwhile. Women experience a renewed sense of self-confidence after their surgery as their bodies are restored and their youthful shape is reclaimed. Numerous studies have shown that weight gained during pregnancy can sometimes impact a woman in different ways, from a low libido and depression to feeling they have lost a sense of themselves in the process. A mommy makeover is a dramatic way to rejuvenate your body and regain self-assurance.
Having a baby is a wonderful experience, but don’t let the experience of pregnancy take your body away. Whether you choose to have a couple of the procedures mentioned above, or more, get some extra help with a mommy makeover and reclaim your figure and youthful look. To learn more about the cosmetic treatments or procedures available at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Long Island, NY call our office and schedule your consultation today.