Imagine having your pre-baby body back! Pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding cause the body to go through tremendous changes and strain. The Mommy Makeover works to improve all of those areas that were exposed to the often significant physical stressors of having children. Darren M. Smith, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who takes the finest care of his patients in New York City and those from around the world, helping them regain their pre-pregnancy body and again love the way they look. Call the office today or book online to learn more about the with Dr. Darren Smith’s unique, whole-patient approach to Mommy Makeover surgery.
A Mommy Makeover aims to restore the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after undergoing the changes associated with pregnancy, giving birth, and nursing. Typical areas of the body the Mommy Makeover addresses include the:
This procedure is an efficient way to address multiple issues at one time. Every woman experiences unique changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Therefore, each Mommy Makeover is highly tailored to your specific goals.
An ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover is:
Dr. Smith works with you during the consultation to address all of your specific needs, as well as to go through your medical history, medications, previous surgeries, and other pertinent information to make sure the Mommy Makeover is right for you and custom tailored to your specific needs.
Possible procedures during a Mommy Makeover include:
Dr. Smith is experienced in each of these procedures and can expertly explain their respective risks, results, and recovery.
After your Mommy Makeover surgery, you will be wearing compression and support garments appropriate for the specific procedures you have had. In general, you should allow two weeks before returning to an office job, and approximately five to six weeks before returning to full activity levels. This will depend on the exact nature of the procedures you have.
While you will see a very nice change immediately after surgery, it will take a few months for the swelling to of your breasts, abdomen, genitalia, or buttocks to resolve to the point that your final results become apparent.
Since every Mommy Makeover is tailored specifically to the patient, Dr. Smith provides detailed postoperative instructions to you based on the procedures you will have.
The Mommy Makeover is designed to return your body as closely as possible to its pre-pregnancy appearance. For example, if your breasts lost volume and sagged as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding, they will be lifted and volumized; if your abdomen developed a bulge and became soft, it will be made tight and flat. To achieve these changes, you will have scars, but they will be placed in the most discreet locations possible; Dr. Smith is highly skilled at expertly placing the smallest possible incisions in the least noticeable areas.
Having multiple procedures at once in the form of a Mommy Makeover can be a transformative experience. It offers a savings in time (one recovery for several operations) and cost (one set of anesthesia and operating room fees for several operations). Dr. Smith performs all of his surgeries, including Mommy Makeovers, in a fully accredited facility and publishes on techniques to achieve excellent multi-procedure outcomes safely and efficiently in the leading plastic surgery journal read by plastic surgeons around the globe.
To see if a Mommy Makeover is right for you, book a consultation at the office of Darren M. Smith, MD. You can book your appointment online or call the office.