There is arguably no event more life-changing than pregnancy and childbirth. This exciting time in a woman’s life is usually marked with anticipation and happiness. However, along with all of the wonderful parts of becoming a mother, many women also experience unwanted physical changes and often struggle to return to their pre-pregnancy weight and shape. Mommy makeover surgery can give patients a highly effective option for achieving or restoring a slimmer, trimmer, and more contoured figure. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev of Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery have helped numerous Long Island, NY women address their concerns about skin tightening, fat removal, and more through a mommy makeover.
What is a mommy makeover?
One of the aspects that patients enjoy most about the mommy makeover is that the procedure is tailored to each individual woman. Following an initial consultation, during which Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev will discuss your concerns and goals, a custom surgical plan will be created. Depending on the results you are hoping to achieve, your mommy makeover may be comprised of several procedures that differ from the mommy makeover plan of another patient. Some of the procedures that are most commonly included in a mommy makeover:
Breast augmentation: The restoration of volume using breast implants or fat grafting
Breast lift: A surgical repositioning of the breasts to achieve a more youthful look
Tummy tuck: Removal of excess skin from the stomach area as well as tightening of separated abdominal muscles
Liposuction: The surgical removal of stubborn, exercise-resistant pockets of fat
How can a mommy makeover help me get rid of fat?
A major concern for women after having children, or simply as they age, is the presence of stubborn fat. Often, patients will develop pockets of fat that don’t respond to traditional diet and exercise or respond at a slower rate. Despite consistent work in the gym, many patients find that these fat distributions linger. Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev may recommend including liposuction as part of your Long Island mommy makeover. Using liposuction, small to moderate amounts of fat can be easily and permanently removed from the abdomen, hips, thighs, back, and other areas.
Can a mommy makeover tighten or remove excess skin?
When the skin has been stretched out over a long period of time due to obesity or pregnancy, it is likely that it will lose some of its natural elasticity. When this occurs, it can be difficult — if not impossible — for the skin to snap back to its original state even after a patient has lost the weight. Patients may be left with loose, sagging, excess skin that can significantly hinder their lifestyle, both physically and psychologically. Many patients turn to cosmetic surgery for the removal of this excess skin. Several of the procedures included in a mommy makeover are specifically designed to remove excess skin and give the patients a tighter, more contoured look. These procedures include:
Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
Contrary to popular belief, the mommy makeover is not a procedure that is strictly reserved for women who have had children. The mommy makeover can be effective for helping any woman struggling with excess skin or fat transform her physique. In general, mommy makeover candidates should be in relatively good health, non-smokers, and have no contraindications to anesthesia or surgery. The results of a mommy makeover can be significantly compromised by future weight fluctuations, so it is recommended that patients considering the surgery be at or near their goal weight (within 5 – 10 pounds), and have maintained that weight for at least six months prior to the procedure. It is important for women to be certain they are done having children before undergoing a mommy makeover, as a future pregnancy can alter the surgical results.
The best way to find out if a mommy makeover may be right for you is to be evaluated by one of the highly experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery. Call our convenient Huntington, NY office to schedule your consultation with Dr. James Romanelli or Dr. John Layliev today, and learn more about how a mommy makeover can help you trim the fat, enhance your look, and change your life.