in Smithtown, NY
Motherhood is a time full of change, and while most of these developments are positive, others are less welcome. Pregnancy takes a toll on your physique, often resulting in excess pockets of fat, loose abdominal muscles, and sagging breasts.
Women who are unhappy about these physical changes may benefit from plastic surgery. While some women have localized concerns and benefit from individual surgeries, many experience a range of issues after pregnancy or weight loss and benefit most from a combination procedure. A Mommy Makeover includes two or more cosmetic surgery techniques that target and address the undesirable effects of pregnancy.
Dr. Pincus offers Mommy Makeover procedures in Smithtown, New York, and the greater Long Island area.
What Can a Mommy Makeover Do for You?
Improved Breast Shape
During pregnancy, glandular breast tissues swell and the skin stretches due to continual milk production. These tissues remain enlarged until you’ve finished nursing. At this point, your breasts will lose volume, often resulting in smaller, sagging, and more deflated breasts than you had before your pregnancy.
Slimmer Waist and Belly
Pregnancy affects your hormone levels, which causes diet and exercise-resistant pockets of fat to form. This unwanted fat can accumulate in various areas of your body and decrease confidence and self-esteem.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgery that removes stubborn fat and recontours almost any area of your body.
A Toned Abdomen
Your uterus expands during pregnancy, putting pressure on the abdominal muscles and often causing them to separate ( diastasis recti). Simultaneously, your waistline increases, and your skin stretches, causing laxity after giving birth.
Tummy tuck surgery tightens loose muscles and removes excess skin for a firmer and more slender midsection.
How Is a Mommy Makeover Performed?
A Mommy Makeover is a personalized plastic surgery procedure designed to reshape the body and restore your pre-pregnancy figure.
What Can I Expect During My Mommy Makeover Consultation?
A consultation with Dr. Pincus is the first step to a more defined and youthful body. At this meeting, you can express your cosmetic concerns and goals and learn about your options to achieve your desired results. Dr. Pincus will take your measurements, evaluate your skin elasticity, and identify any health conditions that may complicate surgery or impact your ability to heal.
Pincus Plastic Surgery is equipped with the Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics 3D imaging system, which can preview potential results based on your procedure choices and customization options to help determine which combination of techniques will meet your individual needs.
What Can Breast Augmentation Achieve?
Breast augmentation surgery increases breast size while restoring pre-pregnancy firmness and shape. This procedure uses silicone or saline breast implants to enhance the breasts and improve body confidence in women.
Is a Breast Lift Right for You?
A breast lift can be performed by itself or during breast augmentation to correct sagging breasts. This procedure reshapes breast tissue, tightens loose skin, and repositions the nipple/areola complex for younger-looking and perkier breast contours.
What Is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery is performed for women who struggle with large and heavy breasts that cause pain or interfere with their daily lives. This is performed for women with naturally large breasts or those who develop excess tissue and fat after pregnancy.
This procedure decreases the size of large breasts while alleviating back, shoulder, and neck pain associated with very large breasts.
Should I Add Liposuction to My Mommy Makeover?
Liposuction procedures are performed to permanently eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction can be used alone or combined with a tummy tuck to slim the abdomen and waist.
Liposuction is versatile enough to recontour all the following areas:
Do I Need a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery can tighten loose core muscles while removing fat, excess skin, and stretch marks for a sculpted, more toned belly and a slimmer waist. Liposuction is often used during abdominoplasty.
If you have loose abdominal muscles and skin, you can benefit from a tummy tuck, but if stubborn pockets of fat are your primary concern, then liposuction alone may provide the results you desire.
Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics
Dr. Pincus offers Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics imaging to all his patients during the consultation. This state-of-the-art 3D simulator produces lifelike images to show what your results could look like following your plastic surgery.
Dr. Pincus is also proud to offer the Augmented Reality Visualizer by Crisalix. This 4D feature lets patients see their results on a large screen as though they are looking in the mirror.
While the actual results of your procedure may vary slightly, this technology allows patients to see the most detailed mock-ups available in today’s market.
How Long Is Mommy Makeover Recovery?
The length and intensity of your Mommy Makeover recovery will vary depending on the procedures performed. You can expect some bruising and swelling near the incision sites, which will gradually subside over the following weeks and months.
All treated areas will be wrapped with compression garments to reduce swelling, increase blood circulation, and aid in the overall healing process.
Any pain can be managed with prescription or over-the-counter pain medication. Most women can resume work or their normal activities after one to two weeks but avoid strenuous exercise for at least six weeks.
When Will I See My Mommy Makeover Results?
The results of your Mommy Makeover will be visible immediately following your procedure and will improve over the following weeks and months as bruising and swelling gradually disappear.
Tummy tuck, liposuction, breast reduction, and breast lift results are considered permanent but cannot stop the effects of age and gravity. You can expect long-lasting results unless you experience significant weight fluctuations or subsequent pregnancies. Breast augmentation can last 10 years or more unless a complication arises.
Will a Mommy Makeover Leave Scars?
The extent of your scarring will depend on which procedures were included in your Mommy Makeover. Scars form as incisions heal but fade over time. Incisions for abdominoplasty often leave the longest scars but are made along the bikini line, allowing them to be easily hidden. You can help reduce the visibility of these scars by protecting them from sun exposure and applying silicone strips or scar creams.
Mommy Makeover FAQ
Am I a candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Ideal candidates for Mommy Makeovers are physically healthy women who have experienced their final pregnancy, do not smoke, are close to their ideal weight, and are concerned about the changes to their bodies caused by pregnancy or weight loss. Women who use nicotine products must quit for at least three weeks before and after the surgery.
What will my Long Island area Mommy Makeover cost?
The cost of your Mommy Makeover will vary considerably depending on the combination of procedures. Additional cost factors include anesthesia fees, facility fees, surgeon’s fees, pre-surgical tests, post-surgical dressings, and medications. You will be provided with an accurate cost estimate before the end of your consultation.
Why should I combine procedures?
While plastic surgeries can be performed separately, combining similar procedures can decrease overall costs and recovery time.
What risks are associated with a Mommy Makeover?
While these procedures are safe, no surgery is without risk. While rare, complications may occur, including:
- Adverse reactions to anesthesia
- Blood clots
- Prolonged or poor wound healing
Can I undergo a Mommy Makeover if I want more children?
Women should wait to undergo a Mommy Makeover until they are done with childbearing. Although patients can still have the procedure if they desire more children, another pregnancy will affect the results.
Do I need to be a mother to have a Mommy Makeover?
While these procedures are ideal for mothers who want to improve their bodies after the impact of one or more pregnancies, any woman can combine plastic surgeries to achieve a slimmer or more naturally feminine figure.
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How Do I Find the Best Mommy Makeovers in Long Island?
Dr. David Pincus is a well-respected, board-certified plastic surgeon in Smithtown, New York, and has performed thousands of successful Mommy Makeover procedures in the greater Long Island area.
Please call (631) 352-3556 to learn more about your Mommy Makeover options in Long Island.