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Mommy Makeover

Becoming a mother can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, but pregnancy can affect the body's youthful contours in a way that exercise and dieting can't fully repair. At The Plastic Surgery Group, we offer a combination procedure known as a mommy makeover in Albany, NY for women from Syracuse, Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, and other nearby cities who want to rejuvenate their bodies.

Cosmetic surgery should be a rewarding experience that leaves you looking great and feeling more confident. Request a free cosmetic consultationRequest a free cosmetic consultation with one of the surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group or call (518) 438-0505.

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Case 1167, Liposuction, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck

Surgeon: Steven Lynch, MD

* This shapely 39 year old mom presented with a post pregnancy  potty abdomen and a less than ideal appearance of her belly button.    The patient wanted to get a more youthful appearance in the abdomen and belly button but did not want muscle tightening nor liposuction.  To me a tummy tuck without muscle tightening and no liposuction contouring is like a day without sunshine !!!   I tried my best to tell the patient how I could add these details to  get the best result.  She said that she worked out and felt that she was going to be okay without the muscle tightening and liposuction.  She is seen at 5 months ...

*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Case 1241, Breast Augmentation, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck

Surgeon: Jeffrey Rockmore, MD

* This 33 year old patient was unhappy with how her body looked after she had her children. Her loose, sagging skin and breasts bothered her and she felt uncomfortable in tight clothing despite her narrow frame. She disliked her A cup breast size and wished to have a fuller C cup chest. At her consultation, the patient and I discussed a treatment plan that would be best to help her achieve her goals. We chose to move forward with a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation and to get her the C cup she wished for we chose a 400 cc moderate plus profile implant which was quite reasonable for her frame. She is 2 months post op and is thrilled with her new flat tummy and round, perky breasts. ...

*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Case 1281, Mommy Makeover

Surgeon: Douglas Hargrave, MD

* This patient had put on weight around the birth of her two children.  She was able to lose approximately 80lbs by diet and exercise.  She had always been small chested and decided that a conservative enhancement would be most appropriate for her.

*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Is a mommy makeover right for me?

If you would like to rejuvenate multiple areas of your body after having children, you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Whether your children are still young or they are grown, it's never too late to feel confident about your body again. These personalized procedures are best for women who:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Do not intend to have more children
  • Are not breastfeeding
  • Have reached a healthy weight they intend to maintain

Because these guidelines are general, the most effective way to determine whether any cosmetic surgery procedure is right for you is to speak with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons during a consultation.

What will happen at my mommy makeover consultation?

Your consultation is an exciting time for you to get to know your surgeon and learn about the improvements that await you with a mommy makeover. This appointment will begin with a review of your medical history and a physical examination. You will then have the opportunity to:

  • Describe the improvements you would like to attain
  • Review before-and-after photos of our patients
  • Discuss your preferences and concerns
  • Ask questions

The end goal is to arrive at a personalized surgical plan that will safely provide all of the improvements you want. To help you with your decision-making process, you will be given specific details about the procedure including the cost, possible complications, and logistics that will help you with planning. Our surgeons encourage you to take your time in deciding whether and when to move forward, and you will have the chance to speak with other surgeons if you'd like.

What procedures are included?

Our plastic surgeons customize each mommy makeover procedure to the exact needs of the patient. The procedures included and the techniques used during surgery will depend on what you want to change about your body and a range of other factors, but these are the most common breast enhancement and body contouring procedures included in a mommy makeover:

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Breast Enhancement

After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women end up with smaller breasts, stretched breast skin, and enlarged areolas. Breast enhancement surgery can help your breasts look more like they did before having children or even better than ever. Procedure options include:

  • Breast augmentation enhances breast volume through the placement of silicone gel or saline implants. This procedure can restore your breasts to their pre-pregnancy size or give you the full breasts you always wanted. Implants can fill out the upper portion of your breasts for a beautiful, more youthful shape.
  • Breast lift surgery restores a youthful shape to breasts by removing excess skin and moving the nipple and areola to a higher position on the breast. Enlarged areolas can be reduced and reshaped as well. This procedure is a very common choice among women who notice a drooping breast appearance following pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Breast augmentation with lift enhances both the shape and size of the breasts. Women who want to address sagging skin and simultaneously restore or create new breast volume often find that combining breast augmentation with a lift is the ideal solution.

Body Contouring

Mothers know all too well that changes to the body are inevitable after pregnancy. Many have concerns about the appearance of their midsections, and other areas of the body may have residual fat. We have options to address these concerns:

  • Tummy tuck surgery corrects damage to the abdomen caused by pregnancy, which generally can't be corrected with diet and exercise alone. In addition to tightening loose, stretched skin, your surgeon can repair your abdominal muscles along the midline to flatten the belly, increase abdominal strength, and enhance your workouts. Other benefits include a less-noticeable C-section scar and removal of any stretchmarks on the excess tummy skin.
  • Liposuction helps our patients address frustrating pockets of fat around the body following pregnancy. We use specialized liposuction techniques to enhance post-pregnancy bodies; for example, we can define the waist, enhance the curves of the buttocks, and reduce bra-line bulges for a smoother, more feminine appearance.

These are some of the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover, but many of our patients also choose other surgical and non-surgical procedures to create a more comprehensive result. During your private consultation, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will provide detailed explanations of the options that could help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

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Utica, and Albany area of New York.

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Meet Our Surgeons

Meet the expertly trained Albany plastic surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group, serving the Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, Utica, and Albany area of New York.

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How is a mommy makeover performed?

Our surgeons typically perform mommy makeover surgery as an outpatient procedure at a fully accredited surgery center near our office. The surgery is performed using general anesthesia that is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist for the highest level of safety and patient care. The amount of time for the surgery depends on the extent of the procedures you choose, but it typically ranges from 2 to 4 hours.

What is recovery like following a mommy makeover?

One of the benefits of having a combination mommy makeover procedure as opposed to scheduling separate procedures is the reduced overall recovery time. Although the recovery process will vary depending on the procedures performed, you can expect to follow this general timeline:

First Few Days

You'll experience soreness and swelling, which your doctor will help to alleviate by prescribing pain medication. Aside from walking around your house to maintain circulation, you should keep physical activity to a minimum.

First Week

Following the first few days, you'll begin to notice your energy returning. Although you may feel ready to resume your daily activities, you should take this time to let the body heal. We recommend clearing your schedule and avoiding any type of heavy lifting or strenuous activity.

1 to 2 Weeks

Within 2 weeks of surgery, we will remove your stitches and you'll see a noticeable improvement in your overall appearance. Your surgeon will provide instructions on how to promote proper healing based on the procedures included in your mommy makeover. Our patients often find that they're able to return to work and begin enjoying their beautiful results.

Next Several Months

Following the initial 2 weeks of recovery, you'll notice that your scars are healing and other signs of surgery are diminishing. Our staff will check in with you to make sure you're recovering well, and we'll be available to answer any questions you might have.

How much does a mommy makeover cost?

The price of your mommy makeover will depend on the procedures included in your surgery. The range for mommy makeovers is $7,000 to $14,000. We understand that patients may need assistance in affording this investment, so we offer patient financing. We urge all plastic surgery patients to consider other factors, such as a surgeon's qualifications, above cost. Visit Meet the Surgeons to get to know our team.

Mommy Makeover Before & After Photos

Every patient's combination of procedures is different, and so are her results. View our photo gallery to find a range of women with different body types and cosmetic goals. We have more photos available in the office for you to peruse.

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Other Questions About Mommy Makeover

How do I prepare for a mommy makeover?

Your surgeon will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. These instructions will include a list of medications to avoid, information on dietary restrictions, and material related to medical conditions.

One of the most helpful things you can do ahead of time is to arrange for someone to help you at home for at least the first week after surgery. While you are used to caring for your children, it is essential to allow someone else to take over at this time. Be aware that you will have restrictions on lifting, which includes babies and toddlers. By giving yourself a break from your chores and your children up front, you will speed up your recuperation and minimize the possibility of complications that could set back your recovery.

How long should I wait after having children to undergo surgery?

We typically recommend that patients wait until they've stopped breastfeeding, or at least 3 months. For mothers with grown children, a mommy makeover is appropriate as long as the patient is healthy and can commit to a recovery period.

How long will my results last?

Our mommy makeover patients find that their results last indefinitely if they avoid significant weight fluctuations and maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle. It's impossible to stop the natural aging process, but your results will last for many years following your procedure.

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