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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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COVID-19 UPDATE

 

BREAKING NEWS!
We are beginning to plan for reopening of the office! We have begun to plan for a tentative reopening date of May 18th! We will be scheduling appointments beginning today, 4/27/2020, for in-office visits for that date and onward. Just leave a message for Kathleen at the office number, (203) 453-6635, and she will return your call to schedule!

 

Telemedicine available…
For several weeks now, we have been using a “virtual office visit “alternative which will remain available. This enables anyone with a cell phone to share a video of themselves as needed with Dr. Price and allows him to perform a consultation without you ever leaving home! These consultations are scheduled just like office visits and can be made simply by leaving a message on the office system for Kathleen…. (no new apps or changes to your phone needed!)

 

While you were gone…
Dr. Price has been quite busy as president of the Physicians Foundation as that organization tries to help doctors cope with the crisis. In addition, he is participating in daily remote teaching conferences organized by the Yale Plastic Surgery program. These conferences originate at Yale and other academic centers around the country and are viewed by surgeons around the world. Dr. Price is a member of the Northeast seven-state task force developing guidelines for the reopening of Plastic Surgical Ambulatory Surgery Centers as the stay at home orders and ban on elective surgery are lifted. We are hoping that elective surgery might resume as early as late May. This date is not certain yet, but we will keep you advised here.

 

Please stay safe and well! We are looking forward to seeing you as it becomes safe enough for you to see us!

 

WHY IS THE OFFICE CLOSED??

We have been asked to curtail any elective, non-urgent procedures or appointments for the following reasons.

1. To protect our patients.

2. To protect our staff.

3. To protect our community.

4. To avoid using precious supplies that might be needed to save the lives of others.

5. It’s the law!!!

 

Our entire staff is thinking of you during this difficult time. We appreciate your understanding and patience. We will resume in-person visits when reasonable and safe.

 

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