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New Year, New You: Time for a Mommy Makeover?

The New Year is almost upon us. It’s a time for reflection and a time when many of us make plans for positive changes in our lives. If you’re done with childbearing and are unhappy with the changes in your body from pregnancy and childbirth, then you may have been thinking about surgery to improve your contours. A Mommy Makeover is a popular all-in-one plastic surgery that helps moms who long for their pre-pregnancy body to feel more comfortable and confident. Read on to learn if a Mommy Makeover is right for you.

What it is

A Mommy Makeover is a popular surgery for moms and even women who haven’t had children but have unwanted changes to their body from weight fluctuations and want to tackle multiple areas at once. It consists of multiple procedures in one operation, hospital visit and recovery period. It’s convenient and safer for those reasons.

Procedures

The most common procedures include a breast enhancement, tummy tuck and liposuction. Many women want a breast lift with breast augmentation, but some elect to undergo breast reduction surgery.

A tummy tuck will tighten underlying abdominal muscles that have been stretched after childbirth. Excess skin will be removed to achieve a flatter, firmer abdomen.

Liposuction will remove small fat deposits from different areas of the body to improve the overall contour and create a better figure. Often these are stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond well to diet and exercise alone.

Pre-op instructions

During your consultation, you will discuss pre-operative directions with Dr. Price. You’ll want to bring your medication list to your appointment and discuss what you’re taking as some medications can increase your risk for bleeding. Smoking can delay healing, so if you smoke, you’ll need to stop at least six weeks prior to surgery. You’ll want to arrange for someone to take you home after surgery and stay with you for the first day after surgery at least. If you have children, arrange for someone to care for them for the first several days as you’ll be prohibited from lifting, driving and cleaning.

If you are certain you are done having children, now may be the right time to consider surgery. To learn more about a Mommy Makeover and if it’s right for you, call (203) 453-6635 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.

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6 frequently asked questions about Mommy Makeover

Childbearing is a fulfilling time in a woman’s life, but not the loose skin, excess fat and sagging breasts that comes with it. Many women turn to a plastic surgeon for what’s called a “Mommy Makeover,” which is a popular combination of procedures that can help a woman get her pre-pregnancy body back. Read on for some of the most frequently asked questions if you’re considering a Mommy Makeover.

What are the procedures of a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover usually centers around improving the appearance of the breasts and abdomen. While each surgery is customized to a patient’s needs, the most common procedures involved in a Mommy Makeover include breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, abdominoplasty and liposuction.

Why get multiple procedures at one time?

A Mommy Makeover is a popular surgery as it entails a single operation and hospital visit, which means less risk and one recovery period for faster results.

What is the difference between breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction?

Breast augmentation with implants helps restore fullness and lost volume. A breast lift will lift the breasts into a more youthful position. A breast reduction can help women with disproportionately large breasts achieve a more ideal, comfortable size.

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck can take care of loose, sagging skin and excess abdominal fat after pregnancy. It consists of removing excess fat and skin and fixing separated abdominal muscles.

How long is recovery?

Recovery can take up to two weeks, depending on the specific procedures you have done. During recovery, you can expect to be sore, bruised and swollen. Swelling can last for several months, after which you will see full results.

When is the best time to have a Mommy Makeover?

When you are sure you are done having children, that is the best time to have the procedure. If you become pregnant after a Mommy Makeover, you risk reversing the results of your surgery.

If you’re interested in learning more about a Mommy Makeover and you live in the New Haven area, call (203) 453-6635 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.

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Is a Mommy Makeover right for you?

Gary J. Price, MD, PC Becoming a mother is one of the most beautiful transformations a woman can experience in her lifetime. Unfortunately, pregnancy, childbirth and all of the hormonal changes that come with the transition to motherhood can leave a woman with sagging breasts, loose skin, stretch marks and abdominal muscle separation. Even strict diet and exercise don’t address these things, which can take a toll on a woman’s body.

Women are increasingly turning to the “mommy makeover,” which is a combination of multiple cosmetic procedures, often including a tummy tuck, breast augmentation (with or without lift) and liposuction. Other treatments and less-invasive procedures such as mini tummy tucks and fat transfers may be considered as well.

So how do you know a mommy makeover is right for you?

Here some ways to know you are a good candidate for this life-changing surgery:

1. You are certain that you are done having children.

A woman’s body undergoes so many changes with pregnancy and childbirth that you risk reversing the results of your mommy makeover if you have more children after the procedure or continue to nurse. Dr. Price suggests that women who are considering this surgery are certain they are done with their childbearing.

2. You have sagging breasts and/or notice a loss in breast volume

Your consultation with Dr. Price will help you determine what procedure will be best for your desired results. Many women will want a breast augmentation with a breast lift for fullness and youthful shape, while other women want to have a reduction surgery to reduce volume.

3. You have excess skin and fat on your stomach

A tummy tuck can tighten underlying muscles and remove excess skin to give you a flatter belly. Liposuction can remove small deposits of fat to improve contour and create a better figure.

4. You have lost a majority of baby weight

deal patients for mommy makeover surgery are in good health and have lost a majority of their baby weight. You also have a positive outlook and realistic expectations about the surgical results and are doing the procedure for yourself, no one else.

A mommy makeover can be life-changing. To learn whether this all-in-one surgery is right for you, call (203) 453-6635 and schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Price.

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Mommy Makeover Vs. Liposuction

Liposuction and Mommy MakeoverHaving a slim body is something that most of us want, but that many of us don’t have. Even though eating healthily and working out regularly can help you get to an ideal weight, it doesn’t’ always do the trick. In fact, a lot of people have a hard time getting rid of the last 10-15 lbs on their own, which is why body contouring procedures like liposuction have started to gain more and more popularity. But, even though liposuction is still really popular, a new type of method has taken the industry by storm: the mommy makeover. As two different procedures that give you great options, some patients aren’t’ sure how to determine the difference between a mommy makeover and liposuction. Let’s take a closer look.

Liposuction

Liposuction is ideal for patients who have a little bit of stubborn fat to get rid of. During this surgical procedure, we will make small incisions in the skin, scrape off excess fat, and then suction it out with a vacuum-like device called a cannula. Whether you want to get rid of fat on your upper arms, abdomen, buttocks or thighs, liposuction gives patients real, long-lasting results.

Mommy Makeover

The unique thing about a mommy makeover is that it combines a variety of different procedures into (usually) one surgery. Typically, patients choose from liposuction, a tummy tuck, a breast lift, and breast augmentation. If you feel like you not only want to get liposuction done, but you also want to tighten the skin on your abdomen or enhance your breasts, then a  mommy makeover may be the way to go. During your mommy makeover consultation, we will discuss all of the options that you have and then create a customized surgical plan to give you the results that you want.

Whether you get liposuction or liposuction in conjunction with other surgeries as part of the mommy makeover, you really can’t go wrong. To learn more about both of these surgical options, contact our Guilford office today and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Tell If You Need a Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover | Tummy Tuck Guilford, CTBeing a mom is one of the most rewarding things you will ever go through, but it’s also one of the most tiring. Not only can pregnancy be beyond exhausting, but as soon as your newborn enters the world, you can kiss any amount of sleep goodbye. Once your body has healed from delivery, you will likely notice that your body simply isn’t what it used to be. Luckily, Dr. Gary J. Price offers a combination of procedures that make up the mommy makeover including a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast enhancement, and breast lift. So, how can you tell if you need a mommy makeover? Read on to learn more.

Your Boobs Hang Low

You may have heard elementary school kids singing the song about “Do your boobs hang low,” and laughed. But when your boobs hang low, that song is less funny and more of reality. After breastfeeding, your breasts can become deflated and hang a lot lower than they once did.

Your Breasts Are Smaller

If you breastfed, one thing you will lose afterward is your breast size. After being stretched day after day to meet the milk supply, your breasts can become deflated and lose volume. Thankfully, with some breast implants, we can give you fuller, perkier breasts.

Your Stomach Has Lost Elasticity

Even though you might be down to your pre-pregnancy weight, your skin may never look the same. After your stomach has been stretched for so long, it can make your skin lose elasticity. Luckily, with a tummy tuck, we can lift and tighten the excess skin around your belly to give you that taut stomach that you had before baby.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about mommy makeovers or if you want to get more of your pre-baby body back, contact Dr. Gary J. Price at (203) 453-66535 to schedule an appointment.

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