Mommy Makeover Surgery in Huntington, Long Island NY
Perfect for new and experienced moms! Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Huntington, Long Island NY. Mommy Makeovers are a specialized service that she is proud to offer.
Motherhood can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a woman’s life. Watching your children grow and nurturing them each step of the way is a fascinating journey, but also a tough one. Being a mom often means completely devoting yourself to your family to ensure their health and happiness at all times. But moms can sometimes devote themselves so entirely that they may lose their own identities and feelings of self-importance.
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 any woman can’t restore her body. Maybe you don’t want to look just like you did before your first pregnancy. A Mommy Makeover can help you create the look that is ideal for your lifestyle, personality, and long-term goals.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeovers are specially designed cosmetic procedures that can help you feel youthful and renewed after maternity, without long and painful recovery times. We know that family comes first, but it’s essential for mommies to feel as good about themselves as they do about their growing families. Our procedures will fit into your schedule and your budget but will leave you with a new outlook that will reflect in even the smallest of your motherly duties. A Mommy Makeover is a simple step that can help you and your family feel so much more confident about each exciting and challenging day.
Mommy Makeover Candidates
New mothers and women who have raised their family into adulthood are good candidates for Mommy Makeover procedures. A trait that is shared among the most satisfied patients is existing self-confidence. The procedures involved in a Mommy Makeover bring a woman’s outer appearance into alignment with her inner beauty and personality.
Procedures included in a Mommy Makeover
How long after having my last baby should I wait to have a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is an investment in your long-term sense of confidence. Understandably, our objective in performing various procedures is to support this goal. We want the results of a Mommy Makeover to last as long as possible. One way we do this is by scheduling surgery after a woman’s body has returned to a more balanced state after pregnancy and childbirth. Only when weight and hormones have stabilized, and breasts are no longer swollen or engorged with milk can we observe the extent of work that needs to be done to achieve the desired outcome.
It can take several months for weight and hormones to regulate after pregnancy. Breastfeeding tacks on extra time on all fronts. In the end, though, the wait for that Mommy Makeover will be totally worth it.
If I still plan to have children, should I consider a Mommy Makeover now?
If you know that you will become pregnant again in the future, we discourage talk of a Mommy Makeover now. This is not because there are health implications related to pregnancy after cosmetic surgery, but because there could be aesthetic effects. The lifting and tightening that are achieved during cosmetic procedures may be diminished by weight gain, a stretched abdomen, and swollen breasts during pregnancy.
Recovery after Mommy Makeover Surgery
The fact that a Mommy Makeover involves multiple procedures and at least two areas of the body does not lead to increased downtime. In general, the bulk of recovery occurs within the first two weeks after the series of procedures.
Immediately after surgery, patients are monitored in the recovery area of the surgery center. When the initial effects of anesthesia have sufficiently worn off, patients are released to a reliable caretaker to continue recovery at home. A full outline of post-surgical guidelines is provided, and our staff is available during business hours to answer questions that may arise.
Comfort is the focus of this two-week recovery period. Patients are encouraged to begin taking prescribed medications as directed the day of their surgery. The pain reliever and muscle relaxant medications can minimize the sensation of pressure and tightness in the breasts and abdominal area, easing immediate recovery. In many cases, patients can reduce or stop taking prescription medication within five days of surgery. Don’t rush! We prescribe sufficient medication to see you through your own journey in the most comfortable manner.
Light activity, including work, may be resumed ten days to two weeks after surgery. Vigorous exercise and heavy work, anything that increases the heart rate to 100 or more beats per minute, should be postponed for at least two weeks.
Throughout the first several weeks of Mommy Makeover recovery, compression garments will be worn. These reduce fluid retention and subsequent swelling. Sutures and drains, if used, may be removed 10 to 14 days after treatment.
Several strategies can be implemented to improve the healing process after a Mommy Makeover. Speak with our staff for recovery tips.
Why is it best to have these procedures at one time instead of individually?
In some cases, the various procedures involved in a Mommy Makeover are scheduled separately. However, as often as possible, surgeons will combine surgical techniques. Undergoing breast and body procedures simultaneously means only one visit to the operating room, only one session of general anesthesia, and only one recovery period. At the same time, it means maximum results.
Risks of Mommy Makeover Surgery
Surgical procedures carry risks associated with anesthesia and infection. Additionally, risks include:
- Fluid or blood accumulation
- Poor wound healing and scarring
- Persistent tingling or numbness around incisions
- Tissue discoloration
Schedule a Consultation
Contact our Long Island office today for more information about Mommy Makeover Surgery. Call us at with Dr. Charlotte Rhee. Call us at 631-424-6707 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee.