The body goes through a lot of wear and tear during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Mommy Makeover NYC is a set of cosmetic procedures which help mothers refresh themselves and restore their bodies to what they were before they got pregnant. Before making any decision about the procedure it is best to educate yourself about what the procedure entails and what all is included in makeover. We have answered some of the commonly asked questions which will help you make an informed decision about it.

Which procedures are included in the makeover?

Mommy makeover is not just one procedure but a package of set cosmetic surgeries which typically include breast lift, liposuction and tummy tuck. These Big Three procedures address the most common changes that the body experiences after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breast reduction, labiaplasty, scar removal/revision or other procedures targeting specific change that the body might have undergone can also be included in the makeover.

Who is an ideal candidate for the makeover?

A mommy makeover is not just for mothers, but also help to deal with the signs of ageing. Women who have persistent fat deposits, drooping breasts, excess skin and loss of abdominal muscle tone can undergo this makeover and treat these problems.

Are all the procedures performed at once or separately? 

The multiple procedures of the mommy makeover are usually performed together. There are multiple benefits of undergoing all the procedures at once. If you undergo these multiple procedures separately, then the recovery time is longer as compared to when you undergo one procedure. The combination approach also cuts down on the cost as all the facilities and staff are only used once. However, if you wish to undergo the procedures separately, then you can do so.

When is the perfect time to undergo the makeover?

There is no age requirement when it comes to the mommy makeover. However, there are certain caveats which might be affected if you decide to undergo the makeover. Once you’ve decided not to have any more children, then it is the best time to undergo the procedure. The cosmetic surgeries which make up the mommy makeover don’t increase the risk of childbirth or affect the safety of the child in any way. Getting pregnant after having undergone the makeover can diminish and even undo all the cosmetic benefits of the procedure.

Plan the procedure accordingly so that you get enough recovery period. The recovery period is usually between two to six weeks. During this period you would be advised bed rest and to avoid performing any sudden movements, stretching, lifting or even bending for at least the first week. If you are taking care of small children, then it may complicate your daily activities. While you are planning to undergo the procedure ensure that you have assistance during the recovery stage.