Mommy Makeover in Princeton, New Jersey
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Mommy makeover is not a single procedure; rather, it’s a combination of plastic surgery procedures performed simultaneously to target the areas of your body that change during pregnancy, childbirth and nursing. Every mommy makeover is tailored to the specific needs of the individual patient, and yours will reflect your particular goals.
Mommy makeover makes up a large component of Dr. Jill Hazen’s practice — and a rewarding one, too! Dr. Hazen enjoys helping women reclaim or improve their pre-baby bodies, helping them feel confident again.
As a female plastic surgeon with an eye for artistry and exceptional clinical skills, Dr. Hazen is perfectly positioned to help you look and feel your best. If you are considering cosmetic treatment after having children, you can feel confident that you are under the care of a remarkable surgeon.
Why Do Women Desire Mommy Makeover?
Like every mommy makeover candidate, your reasons for pursuing surgery are unique to your situation. You may be seeking help for:
- Loose abdominal skin
- An abdominal “pooch” or protrusion
- Separated or weak abdominal muscles
- Stubborn deposits of fat left over from pregnancy
- Stretch marks
- Flat, deflated breasts
- Loss of breast shape and fullness
- “Love handles”
Maybe you find it difficult to fit into your favorite types of clothing, or you avoid intimacy with your significant other because you feel self-conscious. Perhaps you don’t like being photographed because of the way you feel about yourself. These are valid reasons for seeking mommy makeover, and a trusted plastic surgeon like Dr. Hazen can help.
As you explore your mommy makeover options with Dr. Hazen, know that she will take the time to understand your specific goals by asking you a lot of questions and trying to identify your ideal aesthetic. Then, she will tailor a treatment plan around the information you have provided. Your treatment plan blueprint should reflect your cosmetic preferences, personality and lifestyle.
The exact procedures that are included in your mommy makeover may include the following:
Tummy tuck to remedy a flabby, saggy belly
Surgery involves removing loose skin and fat, repairing separated or stretched-out muscles of the abdominal wall and narrowing the waist.
Liposuction to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat
Liposuction removes pockets of fat that accumulate during pregnancy and don’t respond to diet or exercise. Usually liposuction is performed on the hips, flanks and thighs, although it can also be used to contour the back, upper arms, knees and ankles.
Breast lift to reposition saggy, droopy-looking breasts
The breast lift procedure relocates the breasts higher on the chest wall in a perkier, more youthful looking position. It can also fix downward-pointing nipples.
Breast augmentation to restore volume and shape
Saline or silicone implants can be placed during breast lift surgery to increase the size and fullness of the breasts.
Am I a candidate for mommy makeover?
Motherhood brings countless joys, but sagging breasts, a protruding belly and stubborn fat deposits are not among them. You may be a candidate for mommy makeover if you wish to recapture the body you had before pregnancy. You should be at (or close to) your goal weight prior to a consultation with Dr. Jill Hazen.
Can I have mommy makeover if I have not had children?
You do not need to have been pregnant to undergo a tummy tuck or breast surgery. Some women who combine breast and abdominal surgery do so because of the effects of the aging process or significant weight fluctuation.
What happens during a mommy makeover consultation?
Dr. Hazen will listen to your concerns and personalize a plan to you using the latest techniques to maximize your results. Dr. Hazen will answer all of your questions and explain what you can expect post surgeries and during recovery.
What are the different options for mommy makeover?
- Breast lift with or without breast augmentation to reposition the breasts to their more youthful position and shape.
- Breast reduction to reshape the breasts to make them smaller, lighter and firmer.
- Tummy tuck to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tighten the underlying muscles for a flatter, tighter abdomen.
Is mommy makeover always done all at once?
Not always. Dr. Hazen will help you decide whether to stage out your breast and abdominal procedures into separate surgeries, allowing you time to recover in between each surgery.
What is the recovery like?
Bruising, swelling and mild discomfort are common after mommy makeover. Recovery time fluctuates based on the surgical treatment plan. In many cases, patients take approximately two weeks off of work right after surgery.
When should I plan my mommy makeover?
There are a few considerations when timing your mommy makeover.
First, your body should fully recover from childbirth and you should stop nursing about three to six months before pursuing mommy makeover.
Also, you should return to your pre-baby weight or “goal weight” before mommy makeover. This will give you the best surgical result.
Furthermore, you should think about having your surgery at a time when you can recruit help for your recovery. During this time, you will not be able to lift heavy objects (including your children). You must have someone to assist you with childcare and household tasks while you focus on your recovery.
Reclaim Your Pre-Baby Body with Dr. Hazen
If you are interested in restoring your physical appearance and self-esteem with the help of mommy makeover, Dr. Hazen can help. Please call or email Hazen Plastic Surgery P.A. today to schedule an informational consultation with Dr. Hazen.