Mommy Makeover Surgery in Albany
Having children is one of life’s most precious gifts. Unfortunately, pregnancy and breastfeeding can wreak havoc on a woman’s body. You love your children, but perhaps you don’t love your figure after having kids. If this sounds familiar, consider undergoing mommy makeover cosmetic surgery with Dr. Bruce Barach. With mommy makeover surgery, Dr. Barach can improve the cosmetic concerns that many mothers share after having children.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover in Schenectady, NY, is a combination of surgical procedures, usually focused on the breasts, abdomen and waistline, that are performed in a single surgical appointment. They are designed to restore a woman’s body after pregnancy and childbirth, and therefore focus on the areas most affected by childbearing.
Common Aesthetic Concerns Many Moms Share
Pregnancy often causes the abdominal skin to stretch out and lose its elasticity, so it can no longer “bounce back” to a smaller shape and size once the excess pregnancy weight has been lost. Also, pregnancy can severely damage the abdominal muscles, often causing them to separate. Once these developments occur, surgical intervention is necessary to remove the excess abdominal skin and repair the underlying musculature, for a firmer, flatter abdominal contour.
In addition, nursing can take a toll on a woman’s breasts, often causing them to sag or appear flat like a pancake. The nipples may migrate down the front of the breasts so they point toward the ground instead of facing forward. The areolas can become overly enlarged. Some women even report that their breasts are smaller in size than they were before having kids. Thankfully, including breast lift surgery in mommy makeover surgery, with or without breast implants, can improve cosmetic concerns affecting the breasts.
Although these are the most common aesthetic concerns that women have after pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women experience different cosmetic effects, such as stubborn deposits of fat throughout the thigh area. Dr. Barach can customize mommy makeover surgery to address the specific aesthetic concerns that you may have after having children.
What are the benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is all about you, restoring your body to more closely resemble your pre-pregnancy appearance. Each Mommy Makeover is unique, customized to meet each mom’s personal goals.
A Mommy Makeover can:
- Save you recovery time by combining procedures
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars
- Restore your self-confidence
Types of Mommy Makeover procedures:
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction or Augmentation
- Breast Revision
- Genital Rejuvenation
- Scars & Stretch Marks
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Tummy Tuck
Who is a candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
A woman is a candidate for a Mommy Makeover after childbirth if her weight has been steady for three months, she engages in regular exercise, and follows a healthy diet. In addition, she should wait to schedule a Mommy Makeover until two or three months after she finishes breastfeeding, to give her breasts time to return to normal.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
Recovery time following a Mommy Makeover depends on the number and type of procedures performed, but a good rule of thumb is to wait 10 to 14 days before returning to work or your normal schedule. During the initial phase of the recovery period, you will need to rest as much as possible and avoid strenuous activity, including heaving lifting and vigorous exercise. For these reasons, you might need help looking after your children for about the first 10 days following surgery.
Your recovery and improvements will continue for several months, and within a few months of your Mommy Makeover, you should see much of the result. Complete healing and final results can take a year to completely manifest.
Mommy Makeover Results
Your Mommy Makeover is customized to your personal goals, and results will depend on the type of procedures you choose. By having several plastic surgery procedures performed at the same time, by an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon, you reduce your total recovery time, and limit the risks and costs of surgery and anesthesia.
Who should consider a Mommy Makeover?
A woman who wants to restore her body after childbirth, whose weight has been stable for at least three month, and who has ceased breastfeeding for at least two or three months.
What if I want to have more children?
Depending on how soon you want to have another child, you may want to postpone your Mommy Makeover until after you have had all your children. If you plan to wait several more years to have another child, though, a Mommy Makeover can help you enjoy your body in between pregnancies.
How much recovery time should I plan on?
Usually, ten to 14 days is a good estimate, depending on the number and type of procedures performed as part of your Mommy Makeover.