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What You Need to Know About a Mommy Makeover

Mommy MakeoverYou’re a mother, and you love being able to care for your little bundle of joy. It’s that baby that makes all the body imperfections you see worth it, right? Even so, you may still be a bit frustrated with what you’re seeing in the mirror. You’re just not happy with your body.

The first thing you should know is that you are not alone. Everyone’s body changes during pregnancy, but not everyone’s body snaps back to looking like it did pre-pregnancy. Actually, most women never achieve their pre-pregnancy back.

What You’re Dealing with Now

When you look in the in mirror, you probably notice the following:

  • Your breasts are not as perky as they were before pregnancy.
  • The tummy area may not be as flat.

These concerns are common for new mommies, such as yourself. They aren’t impossible to get rid of either.

Yes, despite the work you’ve done at the gym already and all the healthy foods you’ve been consuming. Losing weight and exercising just isn’t enough sometimes to tone up the abdominal area and firm up your breasts. The body needs help because it’s been through so many changes over the last year.

When you were pregnant, your breasts grew to double or triple their size. After you had the baby and nursing, your breasts most likely have deflated from holding baby’s milk and they are sagging. On top of that, if you’ve lost weight, they are even smaller. They just aren’t the full, perky breasts you’re used to seeing pre-pregnancy.

The stomach is a whole other situation. Again, the skin stretched when your baby was growing inside of you. It also lost elasticity and muscle because it was in that state for several months. After having the baby and losing the added weight from pregnancy, you may just see skin hanging. This is completely normal and for some people, the skin will never shrink back.

Not all hope is lost, though. There’s something you can do about it – a mommy makeover.

About the Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover performed by an experienced plastic surgeon can correct exactly what you’re unhappy with when you look at yourself in the mirror. This includes a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Understanding each procedure will help you become more comfortable with the thought of having them done to improve the look of your body.

Breast Augmentation

The breast augmentation procedure can restore your breasts, so they look aesthetically pleasing. This procedure may include a breast lift, which will involve removing some of the extra skin to tighten the area and bring the breasts up.

Breast implants may be a consideration if you would like bigger breasts or you would like a fuller appearance. When meeting with the plastic surgeon, he will be able to advise you on the sizes that would help achieve your desired results.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

An abdominoplasty procedure, also known as a tummy tuck, restores and adjusts the abdominal wall. During this procedure, the plastic surgeon will remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. The plastic surgeon can also repair the abdominal muscle if it was damaged during pregnancy.

Removing the excess skin and fat will result in a flatter, tighter tummy and smaller waist. Many people are amazed that most, if not all, of their stretch marks are gone as well.

The concern most patients have is about scarring, but there’s nothing to worry about because the scarring is hidden underneath the underwear line. The only time it will be visible is when you are completely naked, and you will have to look for it to see it.

Liposuction

Liposuction may be part of a mommy makeover to remove unwanted fat in other areas of the body. It can be used on the thighs, buttocks, neck, back, calves, back of the arms, and chin. A hollow instrument called the cannula is inserted under the skin and a vacuum sucks the fat through the cannula to remove it. The best way to know if you should have this procedure added into your mommy makeover is to contact your plastic surgeon.

When to Get a Mommy Makeover

While it is perfectly fine to have a mommy makeover and then have another baby, it’s best to wait until you’re done having them unless you want to repeat the mommy makeover. Most people find it’s better to wait, so they can hold onto the results for as long as possible.

Contact Us for a Mommy Makeover

Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, PC is the preferred plastic surgery office in East Setauket, NY. We offer all the procedures included in a mommy makeover, as well as many others such as browlift, rhinoplasty, body lift, and Coolsculpting.

Please contact us for a consultation appointment by calling 631-364-0333 or clicking here to send us a message.

 

Cosmetic Procedures to Help Lose Those Winter Pounds

Procedures to lose Winter Pounds

It’s very common to overindulge over the holidays, which is why one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Even with proper diet and exercise starting on January 1st, there are specific body areas that will always be resistant to change without extra help. Cosmetic surgery is really best for addressing things that your trainer can’t such as after-pregnancy pouch, loose skin, stubborn fat areas and breast size/volume.

Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, P.C. can help contour your body in 2019 with invasive and noninvasive treatments:

Liposuction

Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that removes localized areas of fat from the body through a small tube called a cannula. If a patient is in good overall health and maintains a healthy lifestyle, but has one or more problem areas with unresponsive fat deposits, they are a candidate. Liposuction is performed through a tumescent technique, and may also include the assistance of ultrasound imaging or laser energy. Unlike a diet and exercise plan, liposuction can contour areas of the body where fat is difficult to lose, and is a permanent solution to excess fat deposits in tough-to-reach body areas.

VASERlipo®

VASER is a one-of-a-kind precision body-sculpting system, which provides surgeons with advanced technology to create dramatic contouring compared to traditional liposuction. It is unique in its ability to target fat while leaving other important tissues intact. With VASER, treat multiple areas in a single procedure with less pain, swelling and downtime. See immediate and precise sculpting results!

CoolSculpting

Fat cells hate the cold. It’s science! Fat cells will freeze at higher temperatures than their surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology enables us to precisely target fat cells beneath the skin, and cool them down to temperatures that initiate their natural death. Diet and exercise can help diminish the appearance of fat cells, but they don’t permanently remove them. CoolSculpting freezes off fat cells for good, enhancing your diet plan and serving as great encouragement for continuing that healthy lifestyle. CoolSculpting results are long-term and with no downtime!

Tummy Tuck

A flat and well-toned stomach is something many strive for through exercise and weight control. When these methods fail, a Tummy Tuck can achieve those goals! Abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is firmer and smoother.

Mommy Makeover

Get back to your pre-pregnancy body with a Mommy Makeover. This package combines some of our more popular procedures into one and can include tummy tuck, liposuction and/or breast enhancement. By having multiple procedures at a time, patients only have to recover once, instead of two or three separate times.

With the long winter ahead of us, now is perfect time to plan for summer! Trading in sweaters for bikinis in 2019 will seem discouraging when carrying around a few extra holiday pounds! One of the most optimal times for plastic surgery is in the late winter and early spring. Be beach-ready long before summer, call Suffolk Plastic Surgeons P.C. now at 631-364-0333 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Getting Your Pre-Pregnancy Body Back

Pre-Pregnancy Body Back

New motherhood is one of the greatest experiences you will ever have. We’re sure you love every moment of being a Mommy, but pregnancy and breastfeeding can take its toll on your body! Unfortunately, your body will never be exactly the same as it was before having kids on its own. Your figure may be saggier, softer, or larger. After birth, your body may have issues regaining its original skin elasticity, muscle tone, and slim physique. Your breasts will change shape and size and your abdomen will expand and contract, but rarely back where it was before pregnancy. Your hips, butt and thighs will also increase in size during pregnancy.

For some lucky ladies, their bodies spring back into their old shape, but unfortunately for most, that doesn’t happen. Diet and exercise can only help so much and for many women, diet or exercise will never get their bodies back to the way they were.

The Mommy Makeover at Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, PC Is designed to help correct the following conditions that happen to your body after pregnancy:

• Sagging breasts
• Small or deflated breasts
• A protruding abdomen
• Separated abdominal muscles
• Stretched skin on the abdomen
• Excess stubborn fat on the body

While one or more of the above might not apply to everyone, we’d say these things occur in the majority of women. Our Mommy Makeover is a customized set of procedures selected to address your personal needs and typically includes the following procedures:

Tummy Tuck
Liposuction
Breast Enhancement

Some moms need a breast lift to get their pre-baby body back, some need a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck. These procedures can be completed in different stages at different times.

Tummy Tuck

After you give birth, the skin on your stomach might not be as tight as it was pre-pregnancy. A Tummy Tuck [link] involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tightening of the abdominal muscles, if necessary. Skin doesn’t respond to exercise so this is a popular procedure for mothers. A tummy tuck will also help remove stretch marks in this area!

Liposuction

Liposuction is a removal of stubborn fat cells that are not responding to diet and exercise. After giving birth, fat can accumulate on the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks, and might not go away with exercise. Often, liposuction may be used solely or in combination with the other procedures to give Mom the firm look that her body had before the baby.

Breast Enhancement

Many women find that their breasts are smaller after breastfeeding, and that they are sagging in a way that chest exercising would never correct. Breast augmentation involves placing an implant in the breast to replace volume you’ve lost. If your breasts are sagging after pregnancy, a breast lift will return them to their position and shape. A breast lift and augmentation can be combined if needed.

Are you a new Mom? Contact us today at 631-364-0333 to schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation with Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, PC.

Hey Moms, It’s Time to Treat Yourself

Mommy makeover treatment

As the summer comes to an end, and the back to school shopping begins, don’t forget about YOU! Yes, moms, we are talking to you! You spend so much time focused on everyone around, it’s finally time to treat yourself.

Have you always wished you could have your pre-baby body back? Have you always wanted a more youthful figure but it just never happened? Or perhaps you’ve always considered a breast augmentation, but just couldn’t find the time? Well, the time is now!

Our ‘Mommy Makeover’ is designed to restore youthful contours and help correct the following conditions:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Small or deflated breasts
  • A protruding abdomen
  • Separated abdominal muscles
  • Stretched skin on the abdomen
  • Excess stubborn fat on the body

It typically includes the following procedures: tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast enhancement. However, it is also possible complete the procedures in stages at different times.

The confidence boost that our ‘Mommy Makeover’ provides to your self esteem may be immeasurable. Now you can get your body into shape and confidently enjoy the active lifestyle your children demand.

Prepping Your Skin for Summer

Summer is almost here, and that means so are long hot summer days. Now is the time to prep your skin! Too much sun and heat ages us, can cause wrinkles, can cause dryness, and so much more. Here are some facials our spa offers that can help us prevent this! 

European Facial: A thorough cleansing, exfoliation, followed by a relaxing décolleté massage and mask specific to your skin type and needs. 

Deep Pore Cleansing Facial: This facial consists of a deep pore cleansing, exfoliation as well as focus on needed extractions. Finished with a treatment mask specific to your skin type. 

Spa Bellemeade Signature Facial: This unique facial treatment features our Spa Bellemeade’s Signature Green Tea products designed for all skin types. Energizes and captures the restorative powers of green tea. It purifies and eliminates impurities as well as absorbs excess sebum leaving your skin fresh, clean and moisturized. A wonderful green tea warm paraffin moisturizing treatment is also applied to the hands which will complete this experience.

Coffee Berry Facial: Coffeeberry Extract is the key ingredient used throughout the treatment. This treatment works to repair and protect mature, wrinkles, dark spots and redness. This will provide you with a youthful look. Coffeeberry extract will help build collagen and plump and firm the skin along with Vitamin E nourishes stressed skin while licorice extract calms redness and aloe extract soothes irritation. Peptides are also used to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful look. 

If you are interested in learning more about our Spa’s facials, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call 631-364-0333.

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