Pregnancy takes a toll on the body, and in some cases, a healthy diet and regular exercise aren't enough to eliminate the changes that have occurred. However, you can get your pre-baby body back with breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover. Typically, a mommy makeover is a combination of two or more cosmetic procedures that not only rejuvenate a mom’s appearance but can also improve her self-esteem.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY, are experts at performing mommy makeovers. Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev offer a comfortable and welcoming environment for women who are ready to change the way they look. The team at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery listens to each patient’s desires and formulates a plastic surgery plan that will fulfill their aesthetic goals. Here is some helpful information about what a mommy makeover can do, including the role of breast augmentation as part of the total rejuvenation plan.
The role of breast augmentation
During a mommy makeover in the Long Island, NY, area, the plastic surgeons at Romanelli Plastic Surgery address their patient’s concerns during their informative consultation. Breast augmentation is a crucial piece of the puzzle for most women to complete their body transformation through plastic surgery. A breast augmentation helps to improve the fullness, symmetry, projection, and size of post-pregnancy breasts.
A mommy makeover can include one or more of the following procedures, depending on a woman’s aesthetic goals:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
- Tummy tuck
When you meet with Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, they will explain in detail the different surgeries, so you have an idea of what to expect. During this appointment, let your surgeon know your desired results so they can suggest the best course of action. These are some common goals of a mommy makeover as described by our patients:
- Correct sagging breasts
- Restore volume to the breasts
- Improve breast symmetry and shape
- Repair large or stretched areolas
- Tighten sagging skin on the abdomen
- Reduce stubborn pockets of fat along the hips, back, and arms
Mommy makeovers are performed in an accredited surgical facility under general anesthesia. The surgical technique and conditions addressed during surgery will vary, but it is common for a complete mommy makeover to last several hours. Some patients require a short hospital stay afterward.
Breast augmentation, lift, or reduction
The breasts are an area of the body commonly affected by pregnancy. Fluctuating hormones, weight gain, and breastfeeding can alter the breast area. Loss of volume, shape, and size are all common results of pregnancy. Breast augmentation with breast implants can give moms a new and improved overall shape and size to their breasts. A breast lift can tighten and lift breasts that have become saggy or droopy. In some cases, women experience larger breasts after pregnancy, and may consider a breast lift and breast reduction as their makeover choice.
In addition to breast augmentation, these procedures are also commonly included in mommy makeover surgery:
Another popular procedure for a mommy makeover is a tummy tuck. New moms may struggle with excess fat, skin, and stretch marks after having children. There are several tummy tuck options:
- If a patient needs a small amount of excess, loose skin removed and tightened, a mini tummy tuck may be the best option. A mini tummy tuck is generally recommended for moms affected by a "pooch" or loose skin and stretch marks below the belly button.
- A traditional or full tummy tuck may be a good choice if a patient needs to remove a more significant amount of excess fat and skin. A larger incision allows for a significant amount of the abdomen to be altered while repositioning the belly button.
- An extended tummy tuck requires a longer incision than mini and traditional tummy tucks. Liposuction is typically performed to address the excess fat on the back and sides. The muscles are tightened and the belly button is repositioned for a more attractive appearance.
Regardless of the type, the main goal of any tummy tuck procedure is to give moms a slimmer, more toned stomach area so they can feel more confident.
Liposuction and other mommy makeover add-ons
In most cases, a mommy makeover will involve some form of liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of excess fat and further contour target areas like the stomach, thighs, hips, and lower back. Liposuction helps shape a mom's body for a slimmer, more toned look and creates a delicate balance with the other cosmetic procedures performed during a makeover.
Noninvasive treatments can also complement the surgical procedures as part of a mommy makeover. Pregnancy can take a toll on a mom's skin or facial area. Many Long Island-area moms can reduce or eliminate the signs of wrinkles, deep creases, and fine lines with BOTOX® or dermal fillers. These rejuvenating treatments can give moms a fresh, relaxed look.
A mommy makeover can give women in Long Island, NY, a more toned, rejuvenated look. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery will listen to your concerns and help you decide which procedures will work best for you. If you are interested in breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY, today.