New Jersey board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Smita Ramanadham regularly meets with women who want their pre-pregnancy figure back. While childbirth is a miraculous, wonderful moment in a woman’s life, it almost always will change the look, shape, and size of certain body parts – and could leave one feeling a little frustrated. The most exciting news is that it is achievable to once again attain a slim and toned body with the assistance of the mommy makeover surgery performed by Dr. Ramanadham. This surgery uses a combination of fat removal and skin tightening to reshape the breasts, stomach, buttocks, and thighs – basically, any body part affected by weight gain or nursing can be addressed. Furthermore, nonsurgical treatments can be incorporated to address surface imperfections, such as hyperpigmentation and discoloration, from the rapid stretching and fluctuation of the skin during pregnancy.
Ideal candidates for this surgery are patients who have gone through childbearing and have tried to achieve a tighter and younger-looking body through a clean diet with little result. In many post-pregnancy cases, surgical intervention is needed to reclaim their pre-pregnancy body. If you are past childbearing and are dissatisfied with the effects remaining on your body, such as deflated, sagging breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or undesirable areas of pockets of fat in the hips, flanks, lower back, and buttocks, this procedure could be perfect for you. The overall goal of Dr. Ramanadham is to help you get back your pre-pregnancy shape so you can get back to living life without feeling self-conscious.
The mommy makeover procedure is a unique surgery tailored for women by plastic surgeon Dr. Ramanadham based on the areas of concern to be repaired. A variety of procedures can be considered together – the most popular treatments are a breast lift, breast implants, tummy tuck, and liposuction. These surgeries are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia lasting 3 – 7 hours, depending on the complexity. Also, a day-long stay at the hospital may be needed. It is common to also incorporate nonsurgical methods, such as an injection or a laser treatment, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface imperfections.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Once leaving the hospital, you will begin your recovery at home with rest. Recovery from a mommy makeover is generally a lengthy process. Walking will be difficult the first few days, and a thorough, at-home care protocol will be necessary to make sure the incisions heal properly. Most women find that the healing process can last around six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to resume a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Exercise should be held off for about two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure can be life changing for women, helping them reclaim their figure once again.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover costs will vary greatly, depending on which procedures are part of your surgical plan. During your consultation, Dr. Ramanadham will need to develop your treatment plan and then she will be able to discuss possible costs. A mommy makeover is about rejuvenating your body and confidence after having children so it is best to concentrate on getting the results you want rather than shopping for the cheapest surgeon. Our practice accepts several payment methods, and we can give you information on finding low-interest medical financing to make your mommy makeover as affordable as possible.
- How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Ramanadham, she will understand your needs and concerns before performing a physical examination. Following this, she can give you suggestions on what to include in your mommy makeover. Most women include breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both) along with a tummy tuck and liposuction.
- What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy are hard on your body, which is why nonsurgical procedures are usually not enough to produce the results you want. In your consultation, Dr. Ramanadham will discuss both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. After listening to your concerns and goals, she will tell you if nonsurgical procedures may be helpful for you.
- Will I have scars?
Although a mommy makeover gives you a rejuvenated figure, it does leave surgical scars. Dr. Ramanadham will make every effort possible to create clean incisions that are as small as possible. Most scars will be placed so they can be concealed with swimsuits and underwear. When reviewing your post-surgical care instructions, Dr. Ramanadham or a member of her team will give you tips on scar care so your incisions heal properly.
- What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should hold off on receiving a mommy makeover until your family is complete so your results are not compromised. In most cases, all treated areas of your body are at risk for changing if you got pregnant again. Should you have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to restore your results.
RECLAIM YOUR FIGURE
If you are still frustrated with your current figure while trying your hardest to shed those last few pounds, we welcome you to contact our facility in New Jersey to hear more about the body contouring options we offer. Sagging breasts, flabby areas, and other surface irregularities can be corrected with this outstanding surgery. During your consultation, experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Ramanadham will discuss your worries and concerns and create a custom treatment plan to enhance each area. With advanced methods and surgical skill, it is achievable to regain the look you desire.