Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Huntington, Long Island NY that specializes in Mommy Makeover surgery for the body. Giving birth can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a woman’s life. Unfortunately, pregnancy and breastfeeding often lead to unwanted changes in a woman’s body, including a straighter waist, pockets of fat in the abdomen, stretch marks and a sagging tummy that no amount of exercise and dieting seems to fix. These changes occur as the skin stretches and sags, and may not be able to return to its original shape for many women.
There’s no denying that motherhood takes its toll on our bodies. From the lingering effects of childbirth to the stress and worry, we put on it each day, a woman’s body changes as she matures into motherhood. But there’s no reason why our bodies can’t be restored to how they were before children. Cosmetic procedures are safer and easier than ever before, with some designed specifically to improve the natural changes of a mother’s body, including common problem areas of the abdomen and hips.
Mommy Makeovers by Dr. Rhee take into account each woman’s individual concerns so that a personalized treatment plan can be developed. Dr. Rhee takes the time to discuss your goals for surgery so that you can achieve the precise results you desire through safe procedures with minimal downtimes, allowing you to quickly return to your family with a restored sense of confidence. Dr. Rhee may perform a tummy tuck and/or liposuction during your Mommy Makeover.
Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck
Perhaps nowhere else on the body is pregnancy more unforgiving than in the abdomen. By stretching and weakening the skin and muscles of the tummy and waist, pregnancy can leave you with loose skin, stretch marks, and a straighter waistline that no amount of exercise will correct. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, can help.
Tummy tucks help to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess skin and tightening muscles. The result is a firmer tummy and a more defined waistline. Dr. Rhee has been performing abdominoplasties with excellent cosmetic results for many years and customizes this procedure to fit each woman’s individual needs.
Women who also suffer from areas of fat in the abdomen or flanks after pregnancy may benefit from liposuction in addition to or instead of a tummy tuck.
Results from a tummy tuck procedure will likely diminish if women continue to bear children, so we advise patients who plan to become pregnant to delay abdominoplasty. This will ensure long-lasting results that help women look and feel their best as they raise their children.
Mommy Makeover Liposuction
New mothers may find that they have pockets of fat in the lower abdomen that do not respond to diet or exercise. They may also find that they have lost definition in their waistline. Women who had C-sections may also suffer from areas of fat hanging over their surgical scar. Each of these post-maternity body changes can be improved through liposuction.
Liposuction sculpts the body after pregnancy by removing undesirable, resistant fat from the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks and/or thighs. It offers the opportunity to slim and contour areas of the body that did not “spring back” to their pre-baby tone. With liposuction, you can minimize areas of fat caused by pregnancy and enhance the curve of the waistline.
There are several different methods surgeons use when performing liposuction, including ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (UAL) and suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL). In both types, fluid is injected into the area to be treated. Then a tiny incision is made in as inconspicuous a place as possible, and a cannula (small tube) breaks up the fat layer and suctions it out.
During recovery, patients should be wearing compression garments in order to reduce swelling and bleeding. For those that want more than the average surgical bra can look to BodyFly. BodyFly is a line of body shaping activewear for patients that are recovering from breast or body surgical procedures. Dr. Rhee founded this company in 2016 to offer patients wardrobe options that incorporate compression benefits with fashion.
Additionally, BodyFly can benefit patients that have not had surgery or are recovered during their regular workouts. Our technology offers moisture wicking fabric, excellent breathability, enhanced circulation and a reduction in soreness which leads to longer stamina while exercising. Let BodyFly enhance your workout while supporting your body. For more information visit https://bodyflyusa.com/.
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To learn more about Dr. Rhee’s Mommy Makeover procedures, please call us today to schedule a consultation and learn about the countless improvements possible through these procedures.