A new baby is one of life’s most precious gifts. We know you are overjoyed by this new addition to your family, and that you may also want to undo some of the physical changes that occurred during pregnancy. A mommy makeover is a customized set of cosmetic surgery procedures designed especially for what you want to achieve. If you are interested in this approach, we encourage you to call Dr. Jonathan Fugo in New Windsor at 845-565-7040.
What is Included in a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy commonly leads to stubborn fat and sagging skin on various areas of the body. A mommy makeover is a personalized combination of procedures targeted at achieving your unique physical goals post-baby.
The idea of a mommy makeover is to take a comprehensive approach to rejuvenating your physique. Your treatment plan could include any procedure of your choosing; some of the most commonly included are:
These surgeries focus on the areas typically altered by pregnancy. Some of them can be combined. For example, a breast lift is often combined with augmentation so that the breasts will be both lifted and larger.
Virtually all mommy makeovers focus on the breasts and abdomen. Sagging breasts and a puffy abdomen are easily caused by weight fluctuation. Your baby grows and your abdomen expands, and it never shrinks back to its former shape entirely after your baby is born.
Surgery Tailored to Your Goals
During your consultation with Dr. Fugo, he will first listen to your concerns and objectives. He takes all the time that is needed to understand your wishes and make recommendations. A mommy makeover can address:
- Deflated, drooping breasts
- Large, heavy, pendulous breasts
- Stubborn, excess abdominal fat
- A stretched, puffy abdomen
Tummy tuck surgery, also called abdominoplasty, is often part of a mommy makeover because it removes excess belly fat and skin. You will have a flatter, smoother tummy as a result. Tummy tuck surgery can also include repair of diastasis recti, a condition in which the abdominal muscles have been stretched out. The muscles overlying your belly button stretch to accommodate your growing baby, and sometimes they remain lax after pregnancy, no matter how many crunches you do. These muscles may even stretch to the point of separation on either side of your navel. Diastasis recti causes your belly to puff out, but Dr. Fugo can repair the muscles as part of a tummy tuck.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
As a busy mom and woman on the go, you probably want to know what kind of downtime is required after a mommy makeover. We will make sure you know the recovery timelines for each procedure you are interested in.
In general, most people are back to work in 7-10 days, back to the gym in 10 days, resumption of unrestricted activity at 6 weeks. Downtime is dependent on the procedure. For most breast surgeries, you can return to work in 4 days.
How Long Will the Results Last?
The results of these restorative surgeries should be life-long. With proper care, lifestyle, diet and exercise, your breasts and belly will retain their new shape, firmness and smoothness for the long run. It is of course impossible to stop the effects of gravity and the effects of any future weight gain. These things may change the results. Protecting your skin from UV radiation and maintaining your body weight will do a lot to conserve your results.
Are You a Mommy Makeover Candidate?
Schedule a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Fugo, D.O., in New Windsor, NY. Dr. Fugo has helped numerous women achieve their cosmetic goals. He can help you decide if a mommy makeover is right for you. To schedule your appointment, please call our team at 845-565-7040. We are proud to provide beautiful, natural results to women in our areas, including Poughkeepsie, Monroe and Cornwall.
Mommy Makeover FAQ With Dr. Fugo
What are Mommy Makeover pre and post operation steps?
Mommy makeover pre-op and post-op steps are the same as Tummy Tuck.
What procedures are generally combined with a Mommy Makeover?
This procedure generally involves liposuction, tummy tuck and a breast lift, breast augmentation or combination breast augmentation-lift.
Who makes a good candidate for a mommy makeover procedure?
What will be expected of me to get the best results?
Where will my procedure be performed?
How can I contact you after my procedure if I have any questions?
How many mommy makeover procedures have you done?
Dr. Fugo has performed hundreds of mommy makeover procedures.
Do you recommend a breast lift with my mommy makeover?
This varies depending on the patient, their particular anatomy, their unique aesthetic desires and budget. All of this is discussed in great detail during your consultation.