Pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing will leave their effects on a woman’s body. Some moms may be affected more than the others in cosmetic terms, and may want to restore their pre-pregnancy figure once they have decided to have no more children. Mommy makeover is a major cosmetic surgery procedure for these moms to achieve comprehensive correction in various areas of the body.
One of the benefits with a mommy makeover is that the procedure is flexible and can be tailored according to the unique needs of a candidate. The operating surgeon will evaluate her anatomical and aesthetic needs and create a customized mommy makeover surgical plan.
Targeted body contouring, skin tightening, body lift, and reduction of stretch marks and cellulite – all can be performed in a single surgical procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Nasir provides mommy makeover to patients in New Haven, Westport, CT, and surrounding communities.
Women who may have undergone a C-section or given birth naturally can make equally good candidates for mommy makeover plastic surgery procedure. The first condition is that the woman should be having good general health, and not suffering from any pre-existing health condition that could pose risk during or after the surgery.
The candidate should ideally have a moderate and stable body weight and a reasonable amount of skin elasticity to ensure attractive results. Her chief concern would be to reverse the aesthetic fallouts of pregnancy and regain smoother and tighter skin, youthful body contours, and mitigate the appearance of stretch marks, cellulite, and scars.
The surgeon will usually perform a mommy makeover with the patient under general anesthesia. In a few cases, local anesthesia with IV sedation may be used, if the procedure is not extensive. Duration of the surgery will depend on the number of surgical and non-surgical procedures involved. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will customize the mommy makeover to fit the patient’s unique needs and to make the surgery less invasive.
One or more of the following procedures are typically included in a mommy makeover surgery:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Laser Liposuction
- Tummy Tuck
- Lower Body Lift
- Cellulite Reduction
- Stretch Mark Removal
- Non-invasive procedures such as Botox or Dermal Fillers
The surgeon will create incisions in discreet locations, and approach the procedures in a way where more work can be performed using only a few incisions. Breast augmentation with lift may be combined for women who have suffered loss of volume in the breasts following pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Tummy tuck surgery combined with laser liposuction is a common procedure for many moms in this procedure. The abdominal area may develop loose skin and stretch marks due to overstretching of the tummy during pregnancy. Laser liposuction may be used strategically in multiple areas to create even looking contours in a minimally invasive way. Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, CT, and nearby areas for mommy makeover.
Downtime involved in a mommy makeover may range from 10 to 14 days in most cases. The patient should be prepared to follow the surgeon’s post-operative care instructions diligently in order to have a safer and faster recovery.
Dr. Nasir is a Cosmetic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport and Fairfield locally as well as surrounding communities. We also serve patients from all over Connecticut, regionally, including many from New York City, as as well as international patients.