Mommy Makeover New York City

Mommy makeover is a term that describes a combination of procedures specifically designed to reverse the postpartum changes in the appearance of the breasts and abdomen in ladies after childbirth. These issues can only be properly addressed through surgical methods, which is why the mommy makeover is such a popular procedure.

Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover is a term that describes the combined procedure that reverses the postpartum changes of breasts and abdomen in ladies after childbirth.

Mommy Makeover

Intro TO PROCEDURE


PROCEDURE SCHEDULE

Surgery

  • Time: 4-6 hours
  • General Anesthesia

Recovery

  • Ambulate the night of surgery
  • Shower 2 days after surgery
  • 7 to 10 days off work

Restriction

  • 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming

QUESTIONS

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BEFORE & AFTERS

  • Mommy makeover before and after results as performed by Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao

    C, 41, Caucasian

    C is a 41-year-old lady who previously had a rhinoplasty done and was happy with her result. She came back to the clinic for consultation regarding breast and abdomen rejuvenation. After discussion, it was determined the best combination for her would be a breast lift with augmentation and abdominoplasty with liposuction at the same time.

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    *Individual results may vary.
  • Mommy makeover before and after results as performed by Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao

    C, 30, Asian

    C is a 30 year-old mother of two. She had gained a lot of weight since pregnancy and could not lose the fat especially in the abdomen and flanks. She previously had a smaller breast augmentation but would like to be exchanged to bigger size. She is a tall lady with a wide frame so bigger implants would work for her. After understanding her goals, an abdominoplasty with a main focus on liposuction and transaxillary breast implant exchange with capsule release and replacement with bigger implants were done. She was extremely happy with her result!

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    *Individual results may vary.

Double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao will take the time to listen to the issues you have with the appearance of your body as a result of your pregnancy. Dr. Lao can determine the best combination of procedures to provide you with your ideal results.

WHY MOMMY MAKEOVER?

Mommy makeover is a term coined by plastic surgeons in New York reflecting the desire of mothers to restore their body image after giving birth. The most common body changes after childbirth are in the abdomen and breasts. Because of pregnancy, the abdominal wall stretched out with the corresponding growth of the baby.

After childbirth, moms are left with lots of loose skin in combination of a weakened abdominal muscle wall that hangs over the pubic area and gives the ladies an aged look. No amount of dieting or exercise can properly correct this issue. The only way to restore the appearance of the abdomen is to surgically tighten the loosened abdominal muscles.

The breasts undergo changes following the same mechanism, stretched by milk and deflated after breastfeeding. This can cause the breasts to lose their round and perky appearance and can lead to significant breast sagging. These changes are most prominent in ladies who had multiple pregnancies and in ladies who gave birth at an older age.

THE BENEFITS OF A MOMMY MAKEOVER

Mommy makeover combines abdominoplasty with breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast lift/augmentation at the same time, targeting the abdomen and the breasts to restore pre-pregnancy body shape for the moms. Many patients who choose this procedure expressing the desire to wear prior slimmer clothes and bikini for the beach again!

During your initial consultation, Dr. Lao will examine the areas of the body affected by your pregnancy and will ask you about your desired mommy-makeover results. He can use this information to determine which combination of procedures will provide you with your desired results and can then formulate a personalized surgical plan.

HOW IS IT DONE?

Mommy makeover is essentially the combination of abdominoplasty with a breast procedure (augmentation, breast lift, and augmentation/breast lift). So the technique for each procedure applies to this surgery. This procedure, however, provides the combined benefit of each and restores the body shape as a whole. The decision to whether augment or lift the breast or both is based on individual’s needs after discussion with the plastic surgeon.

RECOVERING FROM A MOMMY MAKEOVER

It is important to note that the recovery for a mommy makeover can be a bit more difficult than the recovery from individual procedures. However, having multiple procedures performed at once means that only one recovery period will be required, which is more convenient and manageable.

Most people will need to take around seven to ten days off of work in order to properly recover. While most normal activities can be resumed at this time, heavy lifting and strenuous activities will need to be avoided for a minimum of six weeks.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

If you have been struggling with the appearance of your body after pregnancy, contact our office to schedule a consultation for your mommy makeover. Dr. Lao can provide you with the amazing professional care your body needs.


SURGical approacheS

Abdominoplasty

Mommy makeover abdominoplasty procedure

Step 1. Identify the excess area.

Mommy makeover abdominoplasty procedure

Step 2. Recognize the degree of muscle laxity underneath.

Mommy makeover abdominoplasty procedure

Step 3. Excise the excess skin and fat and repair the loosened muscles underneath.

Mommy makeover abdominoplasty procedure

Step 4. Re-approximate the opened area to hide the incision in the Bikini line.


Implant Placement

Mommy makeover breast augmentation procedure

Normal Breast Anatomy with Breast Gland on top of Chest Muscle

Mommy makeover breast augmentation procedure

Subglandular Placement: Implant above Chest Muscle

Mommy makeover breast augmentation procedure

Submuscular Placement: Implant below Chest Muscle


Incision Placement

breast augmentation incision placement

Incision Hidden in the Armpit

breast augmentation incision placement

Incision Hidden around the Areola

breast augmentation incision placement

Incision Hidden under the Inferior Breast Fold


MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Every surgical procedure and aesthetic treatment we offer is specifically tailored to satisfy the unique needs of the individual. When you come in for a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Lao, he can find the perfect aesthetic approach that provides you with your ideal results.

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Consultations Tuesday/Thursday 1 - 5 PM

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WILLIAM LAO, M.D.

April 2, 2020

Dear Patients,

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are only seeing patients in person who require necessary follow-up care after surgery. However, we are offering complimentary Virtual Consultation using various apps like Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Please call our office at (929) 505-2060 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your virtual consultation.

Stay safe,
William Lao, MD

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