Mommy Makeover Surgery in New Jersey
Having children is one of life’s greatest joys. However, many mothers are not overjoyed with the way that pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect their figures. Pregnancy — especially multiple pregnancies — often leaves women with loose excess skin that hangs off the abdomen.
Pregnancy can also severely weaken the abdominal muscles or cause them to separate, so that no amount of diet and exercise will restore muscle tone throughout the midsection. In addition, breastfeeding can wreak havoc on a woman’s breasts, causing them to sag or appear deflated. Some women even remark that their breasts are smaller in size than they were before having children.
Thankfully, mothers who are struggling with the cosmetic effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding have a solution: cosmetic mommy makeover surgery.
Undergoing mommy makeover surgery in Paramus, New Jersey under the care of Dr. Gary D. Breslow can restore the look of mothers’ pre-baby bodies.
What Mommy Makeover Surgery Entails
Mommy makeover surgery is not simply one cosmetic procedure. Instead, it is a set of surgical procedures designed to address the common aesthetic concerns that many mothers share.
Although mommy makeover surgery typically includes abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck” surgery) and breast lift surgery (with or without breast implants), Dr. Breslow can customize a mommy makeover treatment plan that addresses each patient’s unique needs.
What to Expect During Surgery
Mommy makeover surgery is an outpatient procedure, performed with the use of general anesthesia. The operation takes about four hours, depending on which procedures are included.
For mommy makeover surgery that involves breast lift and tummy tuck procedures, Dr. Breslow first performs a breast lift. The mommy makeover surgeon makes an incision in the breast area. There are three main incision options.
The first is a “donut-shaped” incision that goes around the outer border of the areola (the darker-colored skin surrounding the nipple). The second is a “lollipop-shaped” incision that combines the previous incision pattern with a vertical incision that extends down the front of the breast. The third incision approach involves the first two incision patterns along with a horizontal incision that is placed under the natural breast crease.
Dr. Breslow will recommend the incision approach that best addresses each patient’s degree of breast ptosis, or sagginess.
Once the incision(s) has been made, the surgeon removes any excess skin, if needed. He then reshapes the breast tissue mound while moving it to a higher, more aesthetically pleasing position on the chest wall.
If the patient would like to restore or enhance the volume of her breasts, the surgeon can place implants during this phase of the operation. Dr. Breslow leaves the breast incisions open while he performs abdominoplasty; that way, he can adjust the position of the breasts after tummy tuck surgery, if necessary, to ensure they are aligned with the new abdominal contour.
To perform tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Breslow makes a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen, extending from hipbone to hipbone. The incision is strategically placed in an area that is easily concealed by the bikini or underwear line.
The surgeon eliminates excess skin and then places permanent internal sutures in the abdominal muscle fascia to tighten the musculature and hold it in place following the procedure. He re-drapes the remaining skin, pulling it taut, and closes the incision.
Using a second incision placed in the navel, he adjusts the position of the belly button, so it is aligned with the firmer, flatter abdominal profile. Finally, after he is satisfied with the positioning of the breasts in relation to the abdomen, he closes the breast incisions. The surgeon dresses the treatment areas with soft bandages and places a surgical bra over the breasts.
Before and After Pictures
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Schedule a Consultation at Our New Jersey Offices
Mommy makeover surgery can help transform mothers’ figures. To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Breslow or learn more about the mommy makeover treatment options, contact the Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery by calling (201) 444-9522.