If you are one of the many women considering a mommy makeover to restore a slimmer and more youthful appearance after childbirth, you may be surprised to learn that there are additional benefits that go beyond aesthetics alone. At Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev have performed numerous mommy makeover procedures for Long Island-area women looking to improve their bodies after giving birth and breastfeeding. While the new shape and tone of the body are typically the most apparent benefits of a mommy makeover, many patients may realize unexpected — yet deeply significant — psychological, emotional, and even medical benefits from the procedure.
To learn more about how a mommy makeover can benefit you, it is important to first understand a few basics about the procedure.
What is a mommy makeover?
Unlike some cosmetic procedures, a mommy makeover is not a strictly defined technique. Mommy makeover surgery refers to a procedure or multiple procedures that are performed simultaneously. The goal is to restore and/or enhance some of the features that are commonly lost or compromised when women go through pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Some of the most common concerns that can be addressed with a mommy makeover include:
Loss of breast volume
A "pooch" in the tummy
Stubborn excess fat
What procedures are used in a mommy makeover?
One of the main advantages of a mommy makeover is that the procedure is tailored specifically to your situation. At Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev are dedicated to providing the highest level of patient service and care throughout your treatment, and fully understand that undergoing cosmetic surgery is a very personal decision. During your initial one-on-one consultation, your surgeon will take all of the necessary time to evaluate your case thoroughly, discuss your goals, answer your questions, and put together a custom treatment plan that best meets your needs. A few of the procedures that are commonly included as part of a Long Island, NY, mommy makeover:
How can a mommy makeover benefit me?
With the mommy makeover consistently being one of the most in-demand cosmetic surgeries in the nation, it is no secret that women are enjoying the benefits of the procedure. Breast augmentation can help restore volume lost after childbirth and breastfeeding, while a breast lift can be used to enhance the shape and position of the breasts to achieve a more youthful look. A tummy tuck and liposuction can produce drastic results in terms of eliminating a pooch in the midsection, trimming the waistline, and removing stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise.
Are there health benefits to getting a mommy makeover?
In short, absolutely! We have already established the aesthetic benefits associated with a mommy makeover procedure at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, but it is important to also outline what else can be achieved. Arguably the most impactful results of mommy makeover surgery – aside from the physical improvements – are the incredible psychological and emotional benefits that follow. For many women, the physical changes they experienced as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can have a detrimental effect on their lifestyle, self-confidence, and more. By addressing and correcting a large number of physical concerns with a mommy makeover, Long Island, NY-area women are able to enjoy a newfound self-confidence and satisfaction.
In addition to the emotional and psychological boosts of a mommy makeover, some patients also experience further physical and health-related benefits from the procedure. When breast shape and size are corrected, women often cite a dramatic decrease in physical discomfort during certain activities and positions. Often, getting a mommy makeover can also result in improved posture and less discomfort in the back and neck.
Am I a candidate for a mommy makeover?
Fortunately, most patients can be considered good candidates for a Long Island, NY, mommy makeover, as the procedure is tailored for each woman. In general, good surgical candidates are relatively healthy, do not smoke, and have reached and maintained their goal weight (within 10 pounds) for at least six months. It is also important for women considering a mommy makeover to think seriously about whether they are done having children. While pregnancies after a mommy makeover are not dangerous to the mother or child, it is best for women to be sure they are finished having children before undergoing a mommy makeover. Future pregnancies can compromise, complicate, or reverse the results of your surgery, ultimately leading to the need for a second or subsequent surgery.
How do I get started?
If you think a mommy makeover may be right for you, the first step is to be evaluated by a qualified, experienced physician. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY, are expertly trained and experienced in all facets of mommy makeover procedures and look forward to helping you achieve the body of your dreams. Call our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. James Romanelli or Dr. John Layliev, and learn more about how a mommy makeover at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery can benefit you.