What is a mommy makeover? Queens NY specialist discusses the many surgery options to transform your body
Mommy makeover surgery in Queens NY at the Flushing office of Edmund Kwan, MD refers to a number of procedures customized to each patient’s needs, unified by the goal of restoring pre-baby figures.
After childbirth, many women find that it’s difficult to lose pockets of stubborn fat in areas such as the lower abdomen, around the waist, and hips and thighs. Breastfeeding can also increase the size of your bust by a full cup size or larger. Enlarged breasts may be a source of discomfort and self-consciousness, especially if they’re out of proportion with the rest of a woman’s body. They can also interfere with physical activity and exercise and are associated with the pain of undergarments cutting into the skin due to their weight. After you’re done breastfeeding your child, breast tissue may have shrunk but the overlying skin remains stretched-out, leaving behind saggy, pendulous breasts.
Even after a mommy has returned to a healthy weight, she may find that the skin doesn’t bounce back on its own to fit her slimmer physique. Women may find themselves with very loose abdominal skin, which can’t be trimmed with diet and exercise modifications alone. Weight fluctuations can also cause cellulite to look more pronounced. Skin laxity is associated with other complications such as skin infections in hard-to-reach and hard-to-clean folds and rashes, as well as the back pain and other mobility problems that are associated with enlarged breasts, too.
The many changes that occur before, during, and after childbirth can have a dramatic effect on a woman’s quality of life. This should be a joyous time for the mother and her loved ones. Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Edmund Kwan, and the professional team want you to truly celebrate your new, larger family – free of the distractions that come with a body that doesn’t feel or look like “you,” and that gives rise to complications that may make it harder for you to care for yourself and for your child during these critical post-childbirth months.
Procedures to “makeover” your look and life
Dr. Kwan is skilled at safely performing a number of facial, body, and non-invasive treatments from his AAASF-certified ambulatory surgery facility; however, there are certain types of surgical procedures associated with “mommy makeovers.” These procedures address the concerns listed above.
Any procedure starts with a consultation at Edmund Kwan, MD’s Flushing, Manhattan, or Fort Lee, New Jersey offices. During this complimentary consultation, Dr. Kwan evaluates your areas of concern, as well as your medical history and existing prescriptions, supplements, and OTC medication use. He’s also transparent about fees and is upfront about costs associated with each of the procedures that may be recommended, as well as the potential risks and complications.
As a new mommy, it’s also important to discuss if more pregnancies are on the horizon, goals for weight loss, and the specific changes you’d like to see in your post-baby body; for instance, it’s generally recommended that you forgo mommy makeover-related treatments for around 6 months or longer. Also, if you’re not at a healthy weight, it’s important to reach that goal before moving forward with treatments. We want you to be your healthy best before the day of your surgery and, likewise, additional weight loss can affect surgical outcomes. We want no less than for you to be thrilled by the stunning results of your mommy makeover, like so many other mothers who have been treated at the offices of Edmund Kwan, MD.
Common procedures that may be discussed during your consultation include:
- Tummy or “mommy tuck,” also known as “abdominoplasty”
- Breast lift or mastopexy
- Breast augmentation or augmentation mammaplasty
- Breast reduction or reduction mammaplasty
Some of these procedures are commonly combined; for instance, abdominoplasty may complement liposuction to remove excess skin and fat and tighten abdominal muscles. There are many variations on these procedures, including a mini-tuck for those very small patients or those who have only modest needs to treat sagging and excess skin.
Regardless of the procedure, many patients comment about how quickly their scars fade. There is no substitute for advanced surgical skill from a Board-Certified specialist like Dr. Kwan. For more information on what to expect before, during, and after mommy makeover procedures, visit the FAQs section to the right of this page and call us! With three locations in the NYC metro, there is sure to be a convenient office for you to visit.