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What are the common plastic surgeries done during a New York mommy makeover?

mommy makeover plastic surgeries From Dr. Edmund Kwan

Becoming a mother is a wonderful and fulfilling experience. However, many women are unhappy with the changes in their bodies during and after pregnancy. After several children, or even just one child, the body can alter dramatically. Women may notice that their breasts are not as full as they used to be and that their tummy has developed loose skin and muscles. This can prevent them from feeling confident about their body—especially during swimsuit season! Thanks to plastic surgeons, such as Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD, women can now undergo a “mommy makeover.” New York residents can visit his practice for a consultation appointment and learn about the surgeries used to complete this transformation to help women feel confident and beautiful in their own skin.

Mommy makeovers consist of a combination of surgeries to improve the contours and appearance of the body. Here are a few of the most common treatments for a mommy makeover:


Liposuction is a common plastic surgery that can be performed on nearly any part of the body. Areas of fat are removed with a cannula that is inserted into the body and suctions out the unwanted fat. It is used on common trouble areas such as the thighs, abdomen, and even the neck and face.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Pregnancy can stretch the skin around the abdominal area, resulting in sagging, loose skin. This cannot be corrected with liposuction, as the problem is extra skin from stretching, not extra fat. For a tummy tuck, Dr. Kwan removes the extra skin for a firmer appearance.

Breast Augmentation

With pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breasts can change dramatically. They can become less full, or decrease in size. During a mommy makeover, New York mothers can have a breast augmentation. The size and fullness of the breast can be addressed with implants to give a more youthful appearance.

Diastasis Recti (Mummy Tummy)

Sometimes patients experience what is known as “mummy tummy,” a condition that can occur when the uterus causes the abdominal muscles to separate. This condition is medically known as diastasis recti. In severe cases, no amount of exercise to strengthen the abdominal muscles can improve this condition. A plastic surgeon must complete a surgical treatment to bring the muscles back together to reduce the bulge of the tummy. This is different from a tummy tuck, and is typically covered by insurance, as it is not strictly cosmetic.

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  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - reviews by Tina R
    Dr. Kwan is by far the most talented surgeon I have EVER crossed paths with. I came to Dr. Kwan after an under eye fat transplant, performed 'by another' plastic surgeon, which deformed my face. It was only until I was under Dr.Kwan's care that the deformity was corrected. Dr. Kwan literally gave me back my beauty. This was a priceless feeling. That was about 4 years ago, I can assure you ever since- Dr. Kwan is the ONLY plastic surgeon I trust my face and body to. I look forward to my body contouring procedure coming up in a few weeks!! :)
  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - Reviews Mascha N
    The staff treated me very kindly, with respect and genuine smiles. Dr Kwan is a real professional in my opinion. He took the time to listen to my story, addressed my concerns and took his time to walk me through the process and give me his opinion and explanation on his recommendation. I had my surgery in his practice and we went over everything again before I met up with the anesthesiologist, who was equally as nice and professional as everyone else at his practice. We started counting bikes ... and after bike #6 I fell a sleep. When I woke up, he was there to tell me I did great and before I knew it I was in a taxi cab back home with my best friend who came to pick me up. So I don't know if this is typical, but I had no pain whatsoever after the surgery. . I am very very happy with the results. Dr Kwan did an amazing job and I couldn't be more pleased.
  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - Reviews Rocky P
    I was involved in an automobile accident last May, 2013. The outcome from the emergency room left me with 5 stitches on the bridge of my nose, and the tip of my nose was missing due to the severe impact of the accident. I called and scheduled an appointment to visit Dr. Kwan so he could assess my nose. Upon arriving to the office, I was immediately impressed with the facility, service, and professionalism of his staff. Dr. Kwan met with me and examined my nose and in detail, he explained the approach he would take in order to get my nose like brand new again.On the day of my surgery, I was met by Dr Kwan, who performed the surgery, himself. His Anesthesiologist was very informative and professional as well. The outcome of Phase 1 was a success. In addition to that, the staff even called my medication into the pharmacy that way it would be ready as soon as I left the office. My nose is 98% back to normal, I now look forward to Phase 2 to be completed. After that procedure is done I am positive my nose will look absolutely perfect and I will be back to my confident self again. Thanks Dr Kwan and Staff.
  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - Reviews Glenn C
    I have had several surgeries with Dr Kwan, and would recommend him highly. Liposuction of abdomen and love handles came out smooth. Upper eyelids look younger and refreshed, and the Basal Cell Cancer he cut out of my nose is not even visible, despite the fact that it was right along the rim of my left nostril.
  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - Reviews T. Cannon
    I have been using Dr Kwan for over 10 years now. I have had many different procedures and all of them have turned out great. One of the breast augmentations had a crimp in the left breast and he had no problem going in to revise it to assure my satisfaction. I have always liked the way he answers each of my concerns and we go over everything for each procedure I've done several times to assure we are on the same page :) Take a list of any questions or concerns and I guarantee you will love your results no matter what procedure he is doing for you! .
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