What is the mommy makeover?

istock 1187124344Motherhood is an exciting journey. However, the journey your body takes during this time is completely different than the benefits of being a mother. Many women who have experienced pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding may find that these experiences have taken a toll on the body. Women often complain of sagging or deflated breasts, excess fat in the midsection, or skin sagging around the abdominal area. In cases such as this, Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee of Huntington Station, NY encourages patients to ask about the mommy makeover.

Understanding the mommy makeover

The mommy makeover is a combination of various body procedures that are used to help women restore their youthful “pre-motherhood” appearance. The mommy makeover is customized for each woman based on her unique and specific needs and desires. Common procedures performed include:

  • Breast lift – during a breast lift, excess skin is removed and the nipple area is repositioned for a more youthful look. It can be done in conjunction with breast augmentation for optimum results.
  • Breast augmentation – breast augmentation uses breast implants to add volume to breasts that may be deflated after breastfeeding or weight loss. The doctor will help a woman choose the best size for their implant to ensure a natural result.
  • Liposuction – excess fat tends to accumulate on the body and can be stubborn to remove with just diet and exercise alone. Our team can performed liposuction to remove unwanted fat and contour the body.
  • Tummy tuck – the tummy tuck includes both liposuction and excess skin removal for a firmer midsection and to address excess fat in the flanks, sometimes referred to as “muffin top.” Incisions are made along the underwear line to stay obscure even when women are wearing more revealing clothing, such as a bikini swimsuit.

Discuss your needs with Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee today

If you are unhappy with your body after pregnancy, childbirth, or weight loss, it may be time to speak to a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon such as Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee about the benefits of the mommy makeover. Call (631) 424-6707 to request a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with our team to see if you are an appropriate candidate for this or other elective surgical procedures.

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