The Many Forms of the Mommy Makeover

Posted April 13, 2010 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

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“Mommy Makeover” is an umbrella term for a series of procedures to correct problems caused by pregnancy, and it has taken the cosmetic surgery field by storm. “The ravages of pregnancy can take on a variety of forms,” says New Jersey plastic surgeon , Dr. Paul M. Parker of the Parker Center in Paramus, NJ.

The consultation process is integral in determining what the right procedure would be for each individual mom. New Jersey breast enhancement, tummy tuck and liposuction are the three most common options for makeovers.

There are various forms of each of these procedures that one may take. Breast surgeries include augmentation, lifts, and reductions. These procedures are used to reshape the breasts after some of the less flattering effects of pregnancy. Some of the forms tummy tucks take are liposuction, a mini-tuck, or a Lipo abdominoplasty. Liposuction can be used to treat different areas of the body for excess fat that can be retained following pregnancy. Dr. Parker often reshapes the hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, back and/ or neck.

1_newjerseyabdominoplasty.jpg“The combination of procedures that each mom needs depends on their age, genetics and how parts of their body have aged due to pregnancy,” says Dr. Parker. “One mom may need a breast augmentation and a mini-tuck while another mom may need a breast lift with implants, lipo abdominoplasty and liposuction of her hips and thighs. There are quite a number of possible combinations.”

Facial procedures have increasingly become more popular with moms over the years. The effects of weight gain and loss after pregnancy can speed up the facial aging process, prompting these patients to seek face and neck lifts. Many moms requesting these procedures are in their 50s and 60s and want their face to match their younger-looking bodies. New Jersey plastic surgeon , Dr. Parker, performs all of his procedures in his state-of-the-art on site, fully certified ambulatory surgical facility. Here, his experienced team of board certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses have worked tirelessly with him to ensure a safe and comfortable environment.

1_newjerseymommymakeover.jpgMany moms are concerned about taking time away from their families to undergo and recover from these surgical procedures. The Parker Center’s Rapid Recovery program allows these patients to recover quickly, minimizing the pain associated with these surgeries.

These patients not only look great after, but they feel better too. Many women who waited years before getting the surgery often regret waiting so long. “If I had known I would look and feel this good, I would have done this sooner”.

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