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While motherhood is a cherished gift, getting back your pre-pregnancy figure can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Even with dedicated exercise and dieting, stubborn fat, sagging breasts, and loose abdominal skin can persist. Fortunately, a mommy makeover can address these issues and help you feel confident again.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman tailors each mommy makeover procedure to suit your individual needs, tightening and enhancing your physique, restoring your youthful appearance, and giving you a much-deserved self-esteem boost.
What Is Mommy Makeover Surgery?
The aim of a mommy makeover is to help you achieve a more lifted and youthful appearance in your body contour. This may involve different procedures such as excising excess skin, eliminating unwanted fat, enhancing breast volume with implants, or addressing volume loss with fat grafting. However, it’s important to note that not all patients are suitable candidates for combined procedures.
Mommy Makeover Before and After
What Procedures Are In A Full Mommy Makeover?
Originally designed to target the physical effects of motherhood, a mommy makeover typically includes breast surgery and a tummy tuck. Nevertheless, this procedure has evolved over time and can now encompass a wide range of additional procedures, including:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
- Tummy tuck
- Brazilian butt lift
- Arm lift
- Thigh lift
All mommy makeovers are different, so this is not a one-size-fits all procedure. Decide what areas of your body you’d like to address, and during your consultation with Dr. Schulman, you can discuss your goals and options.
Meet Dr. Schulman – Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
With a successful private practice as a board-certified plastic surgeon since 2006, Dr. Matthew Schulman has earned a distinguished reputation. After graduating from Jefferson Medical College with his medical degree, he completed his rigorous training in general surgery and plastic surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University. Dr. Schulman is renowned for his exceptional expertise in facial rejuvenation, breast surgery, and body contouring, attracting patients from across the globe seeking cosmetic breast surgery, mommy makeovers, and Brazilian butt lifts. Having performed over 30,000 cosmetic surgeries, his discretion and surgical skill have made him a sought-after surgeon among celebrities and patients worldwide.
Are You a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
To be an ideal candidate for this surgery, Dr Schulman recommends that you wait at least 9 months after giving birth and at least 3 months after stopping breastfeeding. This gives your body the time it needs to naturally recover from the changes it goes through during these important stages.
Furthermore, it’s crucial for all candidates for a mommy makeover in to be in good overall health. A healthy and strong body will ensure a smooth and successful procedure, a healthy recovery process, and optimal results.
Lastly, Dr. Schulman advises against planning another pregnancy after undergoing this procedure. It’s not because it’s dangerous, but rather because subsequent pregnancies may affect the results of the surgery.
Mommy Makeover Video
What Is A Mini Mommy Makeover?
A mini mommy makeover generally refers to a mommy makeover that doesn’t involve such invasive surgeries as are typical with full mommy makeovers.
For example, in place of a full tummy tuck, a mini mommy makeover might include a mini tummy tuck (concentrating on skin removal below the navel only).
Likewise, a mini mommy makeover may include only a “mini breast lift”. While most traditional breast lifts will involve a circular incision around each areola as well as a vertical incision down the lower half of each breast, a mini lift may only require an incision around each areola.
Essentially, a mini makeover can address common cosmetic issues caused by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding — but isn’t as invasive or involved as regular mommy makeovers.
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Mommy Makeover Recovery
Following your surgical procedure, your incisions will be carefully covered with either gauze or bandages. To help reduce swelling and offer additional support, your breasts may be wrapped with an elastic bandage or support bra, while your abdomen, waist, and buttocks may be fitted with a compression garment.
Dr. Schulman will provide you with specific instructions for post-operative care, which may include:
- Guidance on how to care for your surgical site(s) to promote healing and reduce the risk of infection.
- Medications to apply topically or taken orally to aid in healing.
- Information on what to look for in terms of concerns related to your surgical site or general health.
- Guidance on when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.
During your recovery period, it’s important to ask Dr. Schulman questions about what to expect.
Some questions you may want to ask include:
Where will you be taken after your surgery is complete?
What medications will you be given or prescribed after surgery?
Will you have dressings/bandages after surgery, and when will they be removed?
Will drains be used, and if so, for how long?
When can you bathe or shower?
When can you resume normal activities and exercise?
When do you need to return for follow-up care?
As your body heals, the swelling will gradually subside over the course of several weeks. To ensure the best possible recovery, it’s crucial to carefully adhere to Dr. Schulman’s instructions and attend all scheduled follow-up appointments.
Mommy Makeover Cost In Philadelphia
Typically, a mommy makeover can range in cost from $20,000 to $30,000. However, it’s important to remember that while the cost is an important consideration when deciding on cosmetic surgery, it should not be the sole deciding factor.
It’s crucial to select a board-certified plastic surgeon with ample experience in performing mommy makeovers and a proven record of safe and satisfactory results.
Questions and Answers
What is the average cost of mommy makeover?
The majority of mommy makeover procedures cost between $20,000 and $30,000.
What is the ideal weight for a mommy makeover?
Generally speaking, patients should be close to their healthy goal weight or slightly over before undergoing this surgery.
What is the average age for a mommy makeover?
There is no strict age limit for this procedure, but the majority of mommy makeover patients are in their 30s or 40s. What’s most important is your overall health and you are done having kids.
How much weight does a mommy makeover take off?
A mommy makeover can help you look slimmer, but it is not a weight loss procedure. Any actual weight you lose would be via fat loss with liposuction or skin loss (which has some weight) with tummy tuck surgery or a breast lift. This will usually be equal to between five and ten pounds.
Do they have plus size mommy makeover?
Yes, as long as a woman is in good health and cleared for surgery by Dr. Schulman, plus size individuals may undergo this surgery. A plus size mommy makeover addresses common issues typically associated with being overweight or plus size after pregnancy. As with other mommy makeovers, the procedure can include a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast surgery, etc.
What is the difference between a tummy tuck and a mommy makeover?
A tummy tuck is often part of a mommy makeover procedure. It is the physical removal of excess loose skin on the abdomen. The abdominal muscles are also tightened, and liposuction is often performed to get rid of stubborn fat pockets.
Am I too fat for a mommy makeover?
It’s most important for patients to be in good physical health prior to mommy makeover surgery. Sometimes, a patient’s weight plays a part in this, so it’s important to meet one-on-one with Dr. Schulman for a physical exam prior to moving forward with this surgery.
What is an hourglass mommy makeover?
An hourglass mommy makeover is a procedure that helps women regain their pre-pregnancy body — with a specific emphasis on improving the shape of the buttocks, and hips. This is generally achieved by including a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) procedure, wherein unwanted fat is liposuctioned out of problem areas (especially the abdomen) and reinjected into the hips and buttocks to create an hourglass shape.
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Philadelphia patients naturally want to feel comfortable and confident in their choice of plastic surgeon. In addition to his kind and attentive approach to plastic surgery in general, Dr. Matthew Schulman’s outstanding level of skill, extensive experience, and persistently happy clients speak for themselves.
To schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Schulman, board-certified plastic surgeon, please contact our office today at (212) 289-1851.