in Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon County, NJ
Becoming a mother is a joyous and highly rewarding experience that most women look forward to, but pregnancy and breastfeeding can change a woman's body in ways she never anticipated. No amount of exercise can repair pregnancy-related changes, such as stretch marks and loose skin, which can leave women feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable about their body's appearance. At Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz offers the mommy makeover to help mothers feel more confident and comfortable in their bodies. We welcome women from Hunterdon County, NJ, Bucks County, PA, and the surrounding areas to experience the benefits of a mommy makeover at our locations in Doylestown, PA, and Flemington, NJ.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that are performed simultaneously to restore a woman's body to its pre-pregnancy appearance. Sagging breasts, lax abdominal muscles and skin, and stretch marks, are some of the physical changes caused by pregnancy that a mommy makeover can correct. During a mommy makeover procedure, Dr. Buinewicz uses a unique combination of procedures to firm and lift sagging breasts, remove stretch marks, and tighten and tone the midsection. The mommy makeover is not a one-size-fits-all procedure, and Dr. Buinewicz customizes his approach to this surgery according to each woman's physical anatomy and desired outcome. The mommy makeover may include any of the following cosmetic treatments:
Pregnancy and breastfeeding often change the size and shape of the breasts, but a combination of a breast lift and breast augmentation can restore volume, height, and firmness to breasts that have been deflated and misshapen by pregnancy. Women who suffer from other breast-related imperfections, such as asymmetry, can combine additional procedures to correct these imperfections at the same time as their breast lift and/or augmentation.
Tummy Tuck and Mini Tummy Tuck
Pregnancy and childbirth can significantly alter the appearance of a woman's midsection, possibly leaving her with sagging skin, stretch marks, and scars from a C-section. These changes cannot be reversed through diet and exercise alone, and a tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck is the ideal way to minimize the appearance of these imperfections. These procedures are designed to remove excess fat and skin from the midsection and tighten the abdominal muscles and remaining abdominal skin.
CoolSculpting® is a less invasive alternative to tummy tuck surgery. This nonsurgical procedure uses state-of-the-art cryolipolysis technology to gently freeze and eliminate targeted fat cells from problem areas across the body.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
In addition to being a highly experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Buinewicz is a compassionate medical professional who is mindful of the effects pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can have on a woman's body. This is why he offers the mommy makeover to his patients and strives to help mothers feel confident and happy in their post-pregnancy bodies. The mommy makeover can help women correct any number of post-pregnancy changes, including loss of volume and firmness in the breasts, excess fatty deposits in the waist, hips, and thighs, and sagging abdominal and thigh skin. Dr. Buinewicz uses some of the latest procedures and technology available in the field of cosmetic surgery to deliver natural-looking results that improve the overall appearance and self-esteem of his mommy makeover patients. The mommy makeover provides several benefits, including:
- Restoring height, volume, and shape to sagging breasts that have become deflated due to pregnancy and lactation.
- Removing loose abdominal skin and stretch marks.
- Toning and tightening the abdominal region following pregnancy and childbirth.
- Slimming and contouring the waistline.
- Removing stubborn, sagging fat deposits from desired areas of the body.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Most women who are in reasonably good health are good candidates for the mommy makeover. While this procedure can tighten weak abdominal muscles and remove excess fat and skin from the tummy, the mommy makeover is not a weight loss procedure. The best candidates for this procedure are women who are at or near their ideal weight but may have some post-pregnancy imperfections they'd like to correct. Potential candidates should postpone their mommy makeover until they are done with childbearing because additional pregnancies could compromise the procedure's results.
The Mommy Makeover Procedures
The mommy makeover features a combination of two or more cosmetic procedures that Dr. Buinewicz performs during one surgical appointment. The combination of procedures are personalized to the aesthetic concerns and desired outcome of each patient, but the Mommy Makeover usually includes a combination of breast augmentation and/or breast lift surgery, CoolSculpting®, and a tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck. While the mommy makeover procedures are most often performed during the same surgical operation, some women choose to split the mommy makeover into multiple surgical appointments and add on other cosmetic and body contouring treatments, such as liposuction, breast reduction, labiaplasty, a thigh lift, an arm lift, and/or a butt lift. Dr. Buinewicz will go over your post-pregnancy cosmetic concerns during a private consultation to determine the ideal combination of procedures to deliver your desired outcome.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
The single recovery period is perhaps the greatest advantage of addressing multiple problem areas at once during the mommy makeover. This ensures that patients only have to take time off from their job or daily routine once as opposed to scheduling downtime for multiple surgical appointments.
Dr. Buinewicz's gentle approach allows mommy makeover patients to resume their normal activities in as little as one to two weeks after their surgery. However, patients should gradually return to their regular activities to allow their body to heal and fully recover. Patients should avoid more strenuous activities, such as exercise and sexual intercourse, for at least four to six weeks, but this varies from patient to patient depending on the types of procedures performed and how quickly the individual patient heals. You'll receive a detailed list of post-operative care instructions that you must follow closely to optimize the healing process and the results of your procedure.
Mild soreness, swelling, and discomfort are normal side effects most mommy makeover patients experience in the days following their surgery. While these symptoms usually subside within a few days, Dr. Buinewicz will prescribe post-surgical compression garments for you to wear following surgery. These garments will minimize inflammation and discomfort while supporting your new shape and optimizing the healing process. Dr. Buinewicz and our support staff will gladly answer your questions and concerns and provide additional aftercare tips and regimens to maximize your comfort as you recover from surgery.
How Long Will I Need To Wait Before I See The Results From A Mommy Makeover?
Most mommy makeover patients experience a noticeable and apparent difference in their appearance immediately after surgery. The contours of your body will continue to smooth out and tighten as inflammation gradually subsides, and your figure settles into its new shape over time.
How Much Does A Mommy Makeover Cost in Bucks County?
Our office accepts cash, personal checks, and credit cards, and Dr. Buinewicz offers convenient financing plans to make the mommy makeover more affordable for his patients.
If diet and exercise have yet to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy appearance, consider a mommy makeover from our premier body sculpting center, Buinewicz Plastic Surgery. We offer transformative cosmetic procedures to the men and women of Hunterdon County, NJ, and Bucks County, PA, at our locations in Doylestown, PA, and Flemington, NJ. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz today for more information about the mommy makeover and other rejuvenating cosmetic procedures.