Pregnancy and childbirth can be tremendously inspirational and cherished experiences and, for many women, there is no greater joy than bringing a new life into the world. Pregnant women and new mothers often seem to glow with the beauty of their experience and love for their babies.
At the same time, however, childbirth and pregnancy can be accompanied by major physical changes and side effects. No matter how hard you work to bring back your pre-baby body, it can seem like some of these effects are irreversible. Many of these changes may be unexpected – and undesirable.
Top NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Scot Bradley Glasberg specializes in the complete “Mommy Makeover” procedure that can create a body contouring solution that embraces all aspects of your body and appearance. He is an expert in producing results that are naturally beautiful and restore your youthful tone and your confidence at the same time. A Mommy Makeover with Dr. Glasberg is highly individualized and developed to address your specific concerns and meet your personal needs.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Include?
Dr. Glasberg always tailors his recommendations for a Mommy Makeover for your post-pregnancy appearance goals. No two women have identical pregnancy and birth experiences, and therefore the effects on their bodies are also different and unique. The process of childbearing is physically intense, and many women can feel uncomfortable or “not at home” in their bodies after the birth.
A Mommy Makeover is designed to address your own concerns about changes to your body after pregnancy. While many different areas of the body can be addressed as part of this comprehensive body contouring procedure, some of the most commonly included are the breasts, tummy, waist, buttocks and genitals. In most cases, moms select from a number of procedures that can be performed together during one session for an effective combination approach.
By performing a Mommy Makeover in one surgical session, your recovery time can be reduced significantly and you can more quickly and efficiently achieve all of your goals for your appearance. Some of the procedures that can be included in your Mommy Makeover include:
- Breast augmentation or lift
- Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty
- Buttock augmentation
- Vaginal rejuvenation
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Most of the women who come to Dr. Glasberg for a Mommy Makeover procedure are excellent candidates. Because this procedure is highly individualized, it can be tailored to your own needs, concerns and aesthetic goals. While Dr. Glasberg will perform a thorough review of your medical history in order to prepare for the procedure, you are likely to be a good candidate if you are generally in good health, you are already happy with your body weight and you have decided not to have more children.
If you are currently breastfeeding, you may wish to wait for your Mommy Makeover until 3 to 6 months after you have weaned the baby, particularly if breast procedures are involved in your Mommy Makeover. It is advisable to wait this long after breastfeeding to perform a lift or augmentation in order to ensure that the size and shape of your breasts have stabilized after the significant changes that accompany pregnancy and breastfeeding.
If you are planning to have future children and want to breastfeed in the future, you may wish to schedule your Mommy Makeover after you have completed your family. The changes that come with pregnancy and childbirth can affect the results of your procedure, and you may want to seek additional procedures after a future pregnancy.
In addition, because a Mommy Makeover includes a number of body contouring procedures that address changes to your body and fat composition, you will want to lose most of your baby weight before going through the procedure for the best possible long-term results. Weight loss can change the shape and appearance of your body, so it is better to complete significant weight loss before having your Mommy Makeover.
What Can I Learn at a Mommy Makeover Consultation?
Dr. Glasberg is here to put his expertise and skill as a double board-certified plastic surgeon at your service in helping you to achieve your aesthetic goals. As a practitioner and educator in the most advanced techniques, he can help to develop a customized plan for your Mommy Makeover.
At your consultation, you can share goals for your body with Dr. Glasberg and have all of your questions answered. You can bring photographs of yourself before pregnancy as well as those that illustrate your goals if you would like.
Dr. Glasberg will ask you about your medical health, including previous issues and current medications. This is your opportunity to ask any questions you may have about results, health concerns and other issues. Dr. Glasberg will provide you with full, complete and personalized answers so that you can feel confident and relaxed moving into your procedure.
He will examine the areas targeted for a makeover to make recommendations about the best approach and methods to each of the procedures that are part of your Mommy Makeover. He will go over the different options available and how they can help you to achieve your aesthetic goals beautifully and naturally.
Dr. Glasberg has exceptional technical skills and experience in performing Mommy Makeovers and achieving stunning results. When you leave your consultation, you will have a plan in place for your own Mommy Makeover, and you can even schedule your procedure with our office.
Mommy Makeover Frequently Asked Questions
While you may have many questions about the Mommy Makeover, here are a few of the most commonly asked questions about this personalized procedure. Because your Mommy Makeover will be customized by Dr. Glasberg to suit your needs and goals, your preparation and recovery is also an individual process. Dr. Glasberg can provide detailed information about your expected experience.
What can a Mommy Makeover address?
While there are a number of concerns about the bodily changes that accompany pregnancy and childbirth, a Mommy Makeover can address some of the most common. Among the issues that you can improve in this procedure include laxness of the abdominal muscles, unwanted fat deposits in the thighs and tummy, excess or loose abdominal skin, drooping or sagging breasts and changes to the appearance of the genitals.
What is recovery like after a Mommy Makeover?
Depending on the procedures that are part of your Mommy Makeover, your recovery process can be unique. However, you can expect that in the early stages of recovery, you will experience swelling, tenderness or bruising in the areas treated. These will fade and subside with time, and your discomfort can be treated with medication.
In general, most women feel well enough and have recovered sufficiently to return to work within 7 days to two weeks. However, you should postpone strenuous exercise, heavy lifting and intense physical activity for a longer period. By giving your body time to heal, you can help to ensure that you achieve the full results of your Mommy Makeover.
When will the results be visible?
While you will begin to see the results of your Mommy Makeover immediately after your surgery and once your recovery proceeds, you may wait 6 months to a year to fully appreciate the beauty of your final results.
Request a Mommy Makeover Consultation
As a top NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Glasberg offers private consultations and performs procedures daily for his patients in New York City. He receives patients who travel to NYC for Mommy Makeovers from across the country and around the world. We invite you to call our office today to schedule your own consultation with Dr. Glasberg to plan your Mommy Makeover.