Pregnancy and childbirth are important experiences for a woman. Unfortunately, the havoc the whole process wreaks the body can leave a mother less than thrilled with the aftermath. You may ask yourself, "What happened to my taut breasts? Where did that stomach pooch come from? And why is the skin on my abdomen so loose?" Our double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Bill Aydin, can help you address these questions during a private consultation in Paramus, NJ and White Plains, NY for our mommy makeover.
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women who are finished breastfeeding their baby for 2 – 3 months so that the breasts have returned to their natural size. Also, we advise that women should be finished with child bearing when seeking the mommy makeover procedures. Additional pregnancies after plastic surgery or body contouring surgeries will have a negative impact on your surgical sites. Also, good mommy makeover candidates have returned to an exercise routine and have lost their extra weight from pregnancy. This is important because a mommy makeover is not a weight loss surgery or treatment. Dr. Aydin prefers his patients to be within 10% of their ideal weight before considering a makeover.
"Best Decision I Ever Made in my Life, I Have Never Looked Better! - Paramus, NJ - Dr Aydin is the best Plastic Surgeon and I will NEVER use anyone but him if I ever need any work done again. I had a full tummy tuck, lipo sculpting for fat transfer and I am so grateful for Dr Aydin! I look better now, then most 18yr olds and I just turned 40 with 3 kids! You know a Doctor is good when 2 of your friends go to him after they see your results. He has also done my botox, my friends botox, he removed a Callus on my finger, he cut it out and the scar looks like the natural line on my finger, he is REMARKABLE! I trust him with my life, I know he knows exactly what a woman wants and he makes that a realty. Dr Aydin and his team, are unlike any other, they took care of me, he called to check on me all the time, he took his time when he was doing my surgery (most doctors rush), he made sure his work was perfect (he is a perfectionist), he even made a house call, there is no Doctor like Dr Aydin and I am so grateful for all he did to help me look amazing! ?? "- J. / RealSelf / Jan 09, 2016
"Thank you Dr. Aydin & Staff!!! - I was beyond impressed with my experience with Dr. Aydin and his amazing staff! He is extremely intelligent, a compassionate and caring person, and a truly outstanding experienced plastic surgeon. From entering the office, to the cleanliness and order of the procedure, all the way to the follow up after my surgery - professionalism is second to none! I was completely blown away by how helpful..."- L. / RealSelf / Jun 01, 2017
"34 Year Old Male, Tumescent Liposuction of Lower and Upper Abdomen, Flanks, and Upper Back - Personable, easy to talk to, patient, attentive to detail, exceptional at his practice."- E. / RealSelf / May 30, 2017
"Where should I even begin? What a spectacular doctor! Not to mention his office is top notch with such friendly staff. Everything about them is exceptional. I decided to have a breast reduction and lypo on my waist areas. This was the first time I've gotten cosmetic work done. I was feeling a little apprehensive about the whole process. I had my first consultation in addition to follow up appointments before the surgery telling me everything I needed to prepare. They guided m...e through all the steps. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Aydin. He knew exactly the size he was reducing me to in proportion to my body figure. He gives you the honest truth of what he will do but in the end it's your decision. He describes what he will do during surgery and how many hours it will take. He even calmed me down before going under noticing I was nervous as they took me in. Dr. Aydin really cares about his patients and caters specifically to each individual. During surgery, the staff would call my husband letting him know how I was doing and the time to pick me up. They even offer a car service to take you to and from surgery if there isn’t anyone available to pick you up. Post-surgery, he would text my husband for updates about my recovery. He continued to do so for the next couple of days until my first appointment. The follow up appointments would be once a week. Once I healed I would come in every month or so to check how the scars were healing. Overall, this was an amazing experience, especially for my first time doing any sort of cosmetic procedure. I have become friendly with his staff. They are more than happy to help with anything you need. I would recommend anyone to this plastic surgeon. Not only did he reduce the size of my breasts, he added a lift to make them perky being that I opted out of the implants. My waist is a nice size compared to the size of my chest now. His work is impeccable. He made me see myself the way I’ve always envisioned. Sawsan Soukieh"- L.S. / Facebook / May 16, 2017
"Amazing experience - Once I stepped into the center, l felt at ease and all "surgery" fear, went away.Immaculately clean center. Very well kept. You are promptly greeted by Miray and Victoria, beautiful, sweet, smiling and very respectful girls. Less than 5 minutes, you are called in. You pass by more smiling faces and very clean rooms. Two minutes and the doctor is in greeting you.Dr Aydin is very nice,..."- A. / RealSelf / May 16, 2017
The surgical techniques used during a mommy makeover vary based on the condition of each of the body parts the patient wishes to improve. For the breasts, common issues include sagging and loose skin and a loss of breast volume. Some women will have breasts that remain enlarged. Surgeries that may be considered include breast reduction, breast augmentation and/or a breast lift. For many, a combination of these techniques creates a youthful, beautiful post-pregnancy breast appearance. The most common example is a breast augmentation with a lift. For the lower body, it is normal to see loose skin, surface irregularities such as stretch marks, and persistent pockets of fat. These are normally addressed with liposuction and by trimming away excess skin and ‘lifting’ the remaining skin to a new position.
A mommy makeover covers a sizeable area of the body. It is considered an invasive surgery and in many cases will require an overnight stay at the hospital. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and can take 3 hours or longer to complete. Most women find the recovery to be a slow process. Walking upright is difficult in the first several weeks, and it is recommended that patients take it slow during the initial recovery phase. Depending on what was addressed during surgery, it could take between 6 months to a full year for the final results to appear. With that being said, most patients can go back to a normal routine in an average of 3 weeks; however, exercise is discouraged until at least 6-8 weeks after surgery.
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Mommy Makeover FAQs
How Safe Is it?
A mommy makeover, because of the combined nature of surgeries, is considered an invasive procedure. Anytime a combination surgery takes place, the overall risks increase. For this reason, it is extremely important that patients find an experienced plastic surgeon that has the training and skill to perform multiple procedures in one setting. Under the hands of an experienced surgeon, the risks are greatly reduced and complications are rare.
Babies After Surgery?
It is recommended that all pregnancies are completed before a patient decides to have a mommy makeover. Pregnancy may compromise the results of the surgery, because additional skin stretching and weight gain is inevitable. Patients who are uncertain if they will have additional children should consult with their surgeon to discuss the best approach to take.
What About Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks may be minimized when the excess skin is removed. The tightening of the skin and underlying tissues will also help in making the marks less visible. Remaining stretch marks can also be minimized after surgery with skin rejuvenation treatments such as laser and chemical peels.
Will I Have Scars?
While a mommy makeover creates a beautiful new shape and figure for a woman, unfortunately, it does include some scarring. The scars are most common with a breast lift procedure and a tummy tuck. The surgeon will make every effort possible to create clean incisions, as well as take great care in minimizing scarring as much as possible. Any scars that result from this surgery will be able to be concealed with undergarments or swimsuits.