Modern Mommy Makeover in NYC
New York Modern Mommy Makeover
The modern mommy makeover is a procedure that helps mothers look and feel their best after children. The procedure is about restoring confidence and comfort by addressing areas affected by pregnancy and breast feeding, such as:
- Loose skin
- Muscle seperation or Diastasis Recti
- Stubborn fat
- Deflated or droopy breasts
During the mommy makeover consultation, many women say they simply do not feel like themselves after pregnancy and breast feeding. They feel like their body has been ravaged by their children and no amount of diet and exercise can undo the changes. This feeling is all too true because many of the changes from pregnancy have nothing to do with diet and exercise; they are physical changes to the body that cannot be altered without pregnancy. From extra loose skin, to stretched far apart muscles and deflated breasts the effects of pregnancy and breast feeding can be dramatic.
Mother of 3. Lipo360, Mini Tuck & Muscle Repair
At Neinstein Plastic Surgery, Dr. Neinstein himself primarily focuses on our NYC mommy makeover procedures. As a son, husband, and father his goal in surgery and in life is to make the mom’s feel special because we all owe them a lifelong debt of gratitude.
In keeping with our ethos of safety and predictably our modern mommy makeover surgeries have a very low psychological burden. This means mothers, husbands, and partners have a very high acceptance and satisfaction rate with the procedure. Since our goals are to reverse physical changes that are out of the patients control it is almost like a reconstructive procedure in a sense. This gives families confidence that they are not taking time, energy, and resources away from the family for frivolous reasons. The psychological wellness and quality of life improvements with modern Mommy Makeover extend to the whole family because when mom is happy, we are all happy.
What makes Mommy Makeover at Neinstein Plastic Surgery Different and modern?
Traditionally, changes to the body from pregnancy resulted in plastic surgeons offering cookie cutter operations to moms. These mommy makeover procedures often did not address the unique characteristics of each patient, their goals, desires, and lifestyle.
At Neinstein Plastic Surgery we focus on a unique, patient-centric approach to the mommy makeover. There are a number of aspects of Neinstein Plastic Surgery’s mommy makeover that make the procedure both unique to our NYC plastic surgery practice and modern:
- We use innovative techniques for muscle repair, fat removal, skin tightening and breast enhancement
- We offer minimally invasive procedures for mom’s with limited downtime
- We offer complete and thorough modern mommy makeover procedures for those who have set aside more downtime
- We never use a cookie cutter approach
Modern Mommy Makeover with Neinstein Plastic Surgery in NYCThe primary areas addressed in a mommy makeover are loose skin, muscle separation or diastasis recti, stubborn fat, and deflated or droopy breasts. Mommy makeovers can address these areas individually, or in conjunction with one another by incorporating procedures such as tummy tuck, Lipo 360, and c-section shelf repair.
Lipo 360 is a comprehensive liposuction procedure that targets multiple areas of body fat. The procedure essentially covers from the breast to the groin and all the way around. In terms of areas, it is considered to target the abdomen, waist, and lower back.
Lipo 360 is our most popular liposuction option at Neinstein Plastic Surgery. It is ideal for patients such as mothers who want to make dramatic changes to their body, or those seeking to look and feel their best by changing their core area. Learn more
Full Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck patients have loose skin, diastasis recti and stubborn fat. As such, they require a more comprehensive procedure to address all three areas.
General anesthetic is required for tummy tucks. The procedure consists of:
- 3-4 hour general anesthesia
- Liposculpting of stubborn fat
- Muscle Repair
- Removal of extra skin
Recovery requires drains and patients will need about a week of rest until they are walking normally again.
Full Tummy Tuck with Breast Surgery
Many patients also want to address their breasts during their Mommy Makeover surgery. We can perform breast augmentation with implants, fat transfer, breast lifts, and reductions in conjunction with the the other areas.
Pregnancy will stretch your skin from the inside out. Loose skin occurs when the collagen bundles in the skin unravel. After pregnancy, some patients will have a good recoil or snap of the skin, but others are left with significant loose skin.
“Unfortunately you cannot exercise your skin, loose skin persists and can be a burden and extremely bothersome to patients”
– Dr. Neinstein
Options for Loose Skin
1. Minimally Invasive (Vaser + J-Plasma)
This is our signature liposculpting procedure. We melt fat with Vaser technology in conjunction with jPlasma that helps tighten the skin itself.
Ideal for patients without diastasis recti and minimal loose skin.
Minimally Invasive + Lipo 360
Ideal for patients with moderate loose skin without significant diastasis recti, with or without a c-section.
In this scenario many patients will have our signature minimally invasive lipo 360 with a mini super low tuck.
For this procedure we use dissolving sutures, we do not move the belly button and we rarely use drains.
Double Reverse Mini Tuck
Ideal for patients with loose skin above the belly button and minimal diastasis recti.
Dr. Neinstein learned the double reverse mini tuck while spending time in South America.
The double reverse mini tuck removes extra skin from above the belly button and tucks it under the breast into an incision that mimics a breast augmentation incision.
What do the scars from a double reverse mini tuck look like at surgery?
How tight can the skin get?
How is the reverse tuck performed?
How are muscles repaired and how big is the incision?
Muscle repair requires suture repair of the muscle gap.
If you have a minimal amount of loose skin the incision can be kept small. Either way, this will be done under general anesthesia and will still include Lipo 360.
The connection between the two vertical rectus muscles thins during pregnancy to accommodate the growing uterus. This causes the muscles to separate. After pregnancy the connection regains its thickness and strength but not all women will have their muscles recoil.
While certain types of physiotherapy, exercise, and noninvasive technology such as EmSculpt can help improve the diastasis, many women will be left with an abdomen that looks pregnant when they are not pregnant. This requires repair. If your iPhone broken, you would repair it and if your muscles and core are no longer functioning properly it is not only unsightly for many women, but it can feel as though things are falling out.
Repairing and reconstructing the core can give great satisfaction to women. Not only will you look better but you will feel as though things are back where they should be and your core exercise going forward will be more meaningful.
Breast Boost is a new minimally invasive liposculpting procedure that enhances and augments droopy breasts using fat removed from the patient during liposuction.
With the recent worldwide recall on certain types of breast implants over fears of serious medical consequences, we decided to introduce more natural breast enlargement options.
C-Section Shelf Repair
Many women can have an unsightly “shelf” at their lower waist after a cesarean section. Cesarean section shelves tend to occur when the c-section scar heals all the way from the skin to the muscle, and the upper skin folds and hangs over the scar. This requires scar removal and gentle re-approximation of each anatomic layer to its proper counterpart.
The c-section shelf can be treated alone, with lipo 360, with full tummy tuck, or a variation of other liposculpting procedures we perform.
An Emphasis On Safety
Dr. Neinstein sits on the safety committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgery and takes the responsibility of performing surgery on mothers very seriously. Here are some of the unique safety aspects that are involved in modern Mommy Makeover Surgery in NYC with Dr. Neinstein.
Mommy Makeover Surgery RecoveryMinimally invasive procedures – patients should expect soreness for a week, return to work in 2-3 days and the gym in 2-3 weeks Muscle repair/ tummy tuck/ breast surgery – patients will take a week to start feeling normal, back to work in 10 days- 2 weeks and the gym in 4-6 weeks.
Mommy Makeover Surgery Cost in NYC?
The cost of mommy makeover and tummy tuck will vary from patient to patient depending on their unique goals and procedural aspirations.
When thinking of costs, patients need to consider facility fees, anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, after care, garments, and medications. This can be anywhere from $12,000 to $55,000 depending on the extent of the operation.