In most cases, new moms are simply too busy taking care of their babies to notice the effects that the birth has had on their own appearances. However, more and more of them are realizing just how much of a toll giving birth takes on their bodies, and as a result, are opting to having various forms of mommy makeover procedures performed.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover will usually consist of a few different procedures such as liposuction, a tummy tuck, a breast lift or breast augmentation. New moms can elect to have one or even all of these procedures performed at once; however, this will depend largely on which areas of her body she would like to restore to the way they looked before her pregnancy. In many cases, excess skin will also be removed while the makeover is being performed.

Reduce the Appearance of Stretch Marks

One of the most commonly cited complaints from new moms is the fact that their bodies react to childbirth by leaving behind an array of unsightly stretch marks – usually across the abdominal area and on the thighs. Although reducing the appearance of stretch marks can be done by removing excess skin, laser treatment has also become an exceedingly popular option for this as well. Most cosmetic surgeons will be more than happy to include this option as part of a mommy makeover package.

Eliminate Flabby Skin

After giving birth, many women find that they are left with excessive amounts of loose skin around the abdomen, hips and waist areas. If this is the case, a plastic surgeon will be able to eliminate this relatively quickly by means of tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty. Although incisions may need to be made to perform this procedure, they are normally done in such a way that they are virtually invisible afterwards. If the incisions are noticeable in any way, they can also be treated by means of laser surgery.

Rejuvenate the Appearance of the Breasts

Pregnancy and breastfeeding often causes the breasts to sag or become misshapen. However, both of these scenarios can be easily remedied by means of breast enhancement surgery. This can include either reshaping the breasts or inserting implants just under the breasts to improve their appearance. It is important to remember that any form of breast surgery is not recommended for new moms who have chosen to breastfeed their babies, as this will have a negative impact on the overall quality and safety level of their breast milk.

As with any form of cosmetic surgery, there is always the possibility that unpleasant side effects may occur after having a mommy makeover performed. However, using the services of a reputable, experienced and licensed plastic surgeon will go a long way in helping to prevent this as far as possible. Moms should also ensure that they follow their surgeon’s advice closely with regards to getting enough rest and taking care of themselves after surgery.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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