At Shafer Plastic Surgery in New York City, Mommy Makeover is a highly sought out procedure. Dr. Shafer performs Mommy Makeovers using a unique and individualized combination of procedures designed to counteract the physical effects of childbearing and breastfeeding to restore and enhance one’s body.

Body Changes Following Pregnancy

The body goes through a number of physical changes during pregnancy. While some of these changes are temporary, others can remain long after childbirth. Some women struggle to lose all the excess weight they may have gained during pregnancy using traditional methods of weight loss like dieting and exercise. Areas of the body like the upper arms, stomach, thighs, and breast can become saggy as a result of breastfeeding.

Some women may also develop a condition known as diastasis recti as a result of pregnancy. Diastasis recti occurs when the abdominal muscles become stretched and strained during pregnancy, causing them to separate and forming a permanent gap between them. This gap in the abdominal muscles can cause a permanent pooch to form on the stomach that won’t go away no matter how much you exercise and diet. The only way to properly correct the issue is to surgically tighten the abdominal muscles.

What Is a Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is actually a combination of different body procedures designed to restore the pre-pregnancy appearance of the body. Multiple procedures are performed on the body at once as opposed to performing them separately over the course of several months. The procedural plan will be designed specific to our New Mom in consultation with Dr. Shafer to address their specific wishes.

These may include but are not exclusive to:

Am I an Ideal Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Perfect candidates for a mommy makeover surgery are women who have decided not to have any more children. If your childbearing days are behind you, then you may be an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover.

You should be fully recovered from your last pregnancy before you undergo the surgery. Additionally, you should no longer be breastfeeding.

It is vital that you are in good health and that you have been within your ideal weight for the past six months. Ideally, patients should be non-smokers to ensure proper healing.

Your Consultation

A thorough physical examination will be conducted during your consultation for a mommy makeover at Shafer Plastic Surgery. The areas you would like to address will be evaluated in order to formulate the best plan to address your specific concerns.

Your medical history will be reviewed. Patients are asked about existing conditions, current medications, past surgeries, allergies, and more. Photographs may be taken for your medical record and for before-and-after comparison.

You and Dr. Shafer will choose the procedures that will be included in your mommy makeover. You will be advised about risks, benefits, and post-operative care so you can come to an informed decision. Any questions will be answered. Finally, a date will be set for the procedure.

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The Procedure

Mommy makeover surgery is done under general anesthesia. Incisions will be made in specific areas depending on the combination of procedures needed. Excess tissue will be removed or lifted to attain the patient’s cosmetic goals. Implants will be added if requested.

Once the desired outcome is achieved, the incisions will be closed with stitches. The whole process can take several hours depending on the treatment plan.

Mommy Makeover Recovery

The exact length of the recovery period for a mommy makeover varies based on a number of different factors, including the amount of procedure being performed during the mommy makeover, the extent of the work being performed, and each individual patient’s healing rate. Dr. Shafer will provide you with a list of post-operative instructions to help make the process as easy as possible.

It is important to note that since multiple procedures are being performed during one surgery, the recovery period for a mommy makeover can be more challenging. However, the advantage to having a mommy makeover is that there is only one recovery period required as opposed to having to spend months recovering after each individual procedure. Patients are also able to attain their ideal final results in a much shorter amount of time.

The Cost of a Mommy Makeover in NYC

The cost of a mommy makeover in New York City varies based on the number of procedures being performed and the extent of the work required. The overall price can also be impacted by anesthetic fees and total procedure time. Dr. Shafer will meet with you in his Manhattan office and discuss the cost and your payment options during the consultation process.

Schedule a Consultation for Your Mommy Makeover

Many of Dr. Shafer’s patients feel that getting a New York City mommy makeover can greatly benefit their lives. Contact Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue in NYC today to schedule a consultation for your mommy makeover. Dr. Shafer can address any questions you may have and can formulate the ideal procedure plan that will provide you with your ideal results.

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