It's not uncommon for a woman to have sagging breasts and a protruding tummy after having children. Pregnancy and breastfeeding alter the structure of your body's tissues, resulting in changes to your breasts and midsection.
Double board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Sean Bidic, Dr. Vinay Gundlapalli and Dr. Casey Gene Sheck can help you regain your pre-pregnancy body. They combine tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, or other options for truly personalized mommy makeover procedures at their practice in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.
If you want to regain your youthful, pre-pregnancy figure through a mommy makeover and you live in South Jersey or along the Shore, choose a plastic surgeon with experience and abilities that exceed your expectations. Request your consultation with Dr. Bidic, Dr. Gundlapalli or Dr. Sheck online or call (866) 749-2812 to schedule your appointment in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.
Mommy Makeover Before and After
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A Consultation That's All About You
Even if you're in great shape, only surgery can correct some of the changes caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding. Depending on the extent of stretched abdominal tissue, the volume of your breasts, the degree of breast ptosis (sagging), the amount and location of excess fat, and your aesthetic and lifestyle desires, the surgeon will create a custom plan to rejuvenate your breasts and midsection. In addition to discussing your aesthetic goals, you and the surgeon will also review your medical history, lifestyle, and other factors that can affect your experience. It's important to be candid during this conversation to ensure that you get the best results for your body.
In addition to providing an in-person conversation and a physical examination, we can also use our VECTRA software to capture an image of your body. This advanced 3D imaging system creates an interactive rendering of your body. Together, you and the plastic surgeon use the software to plan your procedure.
Your Mommy Makeover Procedure
At American Surgical Arts in Mullica, New Jersey, a mommy makeover typically includes:
The surgeon performs this procedure to remove excess skin and stretch marks from the abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall corset. The goal is to give the abdomen a flatter, firmer appearance.
Liposuction enables your surgeon to reshape your figure by removing excess fat from typical trouble areas such as the back and flanks. He may also sculpt the hips and thighs.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
Because the surgical plans for mommy makeovers vary from patient to patient, determining the price depends on multiple factors. One of the benefits of combining procedures is a lower cost than if a patient undergoes operations separately. Cosmetic surgery costs also vary from region to region and depend on the plastic surgeon's training and experience.
Dr. Bidic, Dr. Gundlapalli and Dr. Sheck strive to keep their prices competitive within the region. They offer financing options to help their patients achieve the results they desire.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
If you are in good general health, do not plan to become pregnant in the future, and want to correct the signs of motherhood and aging on your body, you may be a great candidate for a mommy makeover. Dr. Bidic, Dr. Gundlapalli and Dr. Sheck are thorough in their consultation and examination process. They will sit with you to hear your concerns and desired improvements. They will look at your areas of concern and discuss which procedures may be appropriate to reach your ideal outcome. During this visit, clear expectations will be developed and you will have all of the information you need to feel confident in choosing your best path forward.
How to Prepare for the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
Before your mommy makeover, you may undergo a few lab tests. These are done to make sure you are not pregnant and that you can safely undergo anesthesia and recovery. Your pre-op instructions will outline the guidelines that are necessary for your most rewarding surgical process. For example, your doctor will advise you to avoid tobacco use and smoking. There may be certain medications that you will need to alter or avoid. It is helpful, as well, to make sure that you are eating highly nutritious foods and staying well hydrated before your surgery. Doing so fuels your body to recover more efficiently. Finally, before your mommy makeover, have a plan in place that will see you through your recovery without unnecessary stress. Make meals ahead of time or arrange to have someone cook for you. Pick up your prescriptions from the pharmacy, and gather forms of entertainment to keep you occupied while you heal.
Will I Have Scars After My Mommy Makeover Procedure?
Yes. Scars are an unavoidable part of surgery. Your mommy makeover will be performed carefully with the intent of minimizing the visibility of scarring. The extent of your surgical scars is partially dependent on the procedures that are involved in your mommy makeover. Breast augmentation incisions may be hidden in the colored skin at the edge of the areolas. Breast lift incisions, on the other hand, must be made down the center of the breasts from the areolas. Liposuction scarring is virtually indescribable due to the small instruments used during that procedure. The nicks in the skin heal to look like barely perceptible spots on the skin. A tummy tuck scar is more substantial but is placed low on the abdomen where the healed incision line will be covered by clothing.
We understand that you may be concerned about scar recovery after your mommy makeover. Once the skin has completely closed, you can talk to your doctor about beginning a scar treatment program.
How Soon After the Procedure Will I See the Results of My Mommy Makeover?
You can expect to notice a significant difference in your overall shape right away after your mommy makeover. As soon as you are alert after coming out of anesthesia, you can observe the cosmetic changes that have occurred. That said, your new shape will be obscured by swelling and tissue tightness for a few weeks. After two to three weeks, you will appreciate more of your surgical outcome. After two to three months, the immense value of your surgery may be fully apparent and ready to be enjoyed!
Are the Results of My Mommy Makeover Permanent?
The outcome of a mommy makeover can endure for many years. Some of the improvements that have been achieved can remain indefinitely. For example, liposuction and abdominoplasty can sculpt a midsection that you can maintain through healthy lifestyle habits. Through diet and exercise, you can support a flatter, tighter midsection for decades. However, because aging is continual, the elasticity and firmness of your skin is likely to decline over time. This superficial change may be postponed by practicing good sun protection and skin care.
Post-Treatment & Recovery:
After the procedure, patients can conveniently spend the night in the practice's new surgical facility.
Staff members will ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable during your stay. Upon returning home, recovery will vary depending on which procedures were involved. Two weeks off of work is the norm. The patient should not expect to stand up straight for 4 to 10 days and must wear an abdominal binder for a month.
For a month, you'll need to avoid lifting greater than 10 pounds and cardio workouts in which the heart rate exceeds 100. The combination of enhanced breast shape and a slimmer, firmer midsection produces striking results. Patients, and their partners, are equally ecstatic with the final outcome, and results are long lasting.