Mommy Makeover in NY at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC
Pregnancy is an exciting time of physical and emotional change. While having a baby is one of life’s greatest joys, the toll it takes on a woman’s body can be difficult. Even after your baby is born and your life settles into a new, wonderful routine, your body may not return to its pre-pregnancy condition. The physical challenges and hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancies and breastfeeding can cause unwanted changes to many areas of your body. No matter how much or little weight you gain, skin is stretched during pregnancy, and overextended abdominal muscles can become weakened and lax. Breasts may lose volume, or begin to sag and droop. You may develop varicose veins or experience unwanted hair growth on the face and body. Even your skin is not immune to post-pregnancy transformation. Many mothers notice a wide variety of changes to skin tone, texture, and pigmentation, including stretch marks, brown spots, skin tags, red spots, moles, keratoses, and acne.
Life will never be the same after baby, but that doesn’t mean your body can’t be. A Mommy Makeover can help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body.* At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, we offer a full range of treatments designed to counteract pregnancy changes, from body sculpting and breast procedures to vein treatments and skin rejuvenation. Every Mommy Makeover is unique, and Dr. Elie Levine and Dr. Jody Levine will work together with you to design a customized treatment plan to meet your specific aesthetic goals. We understand that you want to get back your normal routine as quickly as possible, so procedures can be done individually, or be combined, depending on your needs. Remember, in order to care for your family, you must first care for yourself. A Mommy Makeover can leave you looking and feeling your best.
Find out more about Mommy Makeover procedure options below.
TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY)
Body changes during pregnancy can leave you with excess skin and lax abdominal muscles that have been stretched and weakened. These changes cannot be resolved through diet and exercise alone. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, can help remove excess skin and fat, while tightening abdominal muscles to create a firmer, flatter abdominal profile. Find out more about tummy tuck surgery.
BREAST LIFT (MASTOPEXY)
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, the body goes through many physical and hormonal changes that may cause breasts to lose their firm, youthful shape. A breast lift (mastopexy) can help correct sagging and drooping, raise breasts into a more youthful position, and improve breast shape and symmetry. Breast lift surgery may be performed on its own, or in combination with breast augmentation, to improve breast size, shape, and position. Find out more about breast lift surgery.
BREAST AUGMENTATION (AUGMENTATION MAMMAPLASTY)
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can bring about unwanted changes in the breasts. In addition to sagging and drooping, many women also experience a loss of breast volume after pregnancy. Breast augmentation can help restore breast shape and volume, while creating a beautiful, balanced, and natural-looking figure. Breast augmentation may be performed on its own, or in combination with a breast lift, to improve the size, shape, and position of the breasts. Find out more about breast augmentation surgery.
Even if you manage to lose all your pregnancy weight, your body may not return to its pre-pregnancy shape. Stubborn deposits of excess fat may remain in hard-to-tone places around the body, including the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, neck, buttocks, and legs. Liposuction can help shape and sculpt the body by removing excess fatty deposits in targeted areas. Liposuction is often used in combination with other Mommy Makeover procedures, such as tummy tuck or breast surgery, to provide the best overall body contouring results. Find out more about liposuction.
STRETCH MARK REPAIR
For many women, stretch marks are an unavoidable side effect from pregnancy. New advancements in lasers and light technology have allowed us to improve the appearance of both new and mature stretch marks. Laser therapy can help make red stretch marks less noticeable by targeting and reducing red pigmentation, thus allowing the stretch mark to appear more consistent with the skin surrounding it. A combination of laser and light-based therapies can treat mature white stretch marks by encouraging natural pigmentation and collagen production, while firming the surrounding skin. Proper topical creams can be recommended and prescribed by Dr. Levine to optimize stretch mark recovery. Find out more about stretch mark repair.
RED SPOT TREATMENT
Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy can trigger many changes in your skin. Red spots on the skin, known as cherry angiomas, can become more prevalent after pregnancy and will tend to increase in size and number over time. Red spots can be quickly, safely, and effectively treated with laser and light-based therapies. Find out more about red spot treatment.
Increased uterine weight and extra blood flow can put added pressure on the veins in the legs. As a result, many women develop large, bulging varicose veins during pregnancy. Varicose veins tend to get progressively worse with each successive pregnancy, as well as with increasing age. Sclerotherapy is a simple and safe procedure that can help reduce varicose veins. During sclerotherapy treatment, a special solution is injected directly into the vein, causing the vein to collapse and eventually dissolve. Varicose veins may also be treated with laser therapy. Find out more about varicose vein treatment.
During pregnancy, women will often see an increase in new growths on the skin, including skin lesions, skin tags, keratoses, and moles. While most new growths are harmless, a full body skin check will ensure that these skin changes pose no health problems. In addition, treatment can be recommended to remove any skin growths that are a medical or aesthetic concern. Find out more about treatment for skin growths.
POST-PREGNANCY SKIN CARE
Much is said about the “glow of pregnancy,” but in truth, pregnancy can wreak havoc on a mother’s skin. Common problems include hypersensitivity, irritation, pigmentation changes, and acne breakouts. To make matters worse, you may be unable to use many of your regular skincare products during pregnancy. At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, we can design a customized, pregnancy and post-pregnancy skin care regimen to help your skin start anew. Find out more about post-pregnancy skin care.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy can encourage hair growth. Unfortunately, many women experience unwanted hair growth in all the wrong places: on the chin, cheeks, neck, back, breast, and abdomen, as well as above the lips. By heating the hair follicles and destroying the hair at its root, laser therapy can safely remove unwanted hair on almost any part of the body. Find out more about laser hair removal.
LASER PIGMENT REMOVAL (MELASMA TREATMENT)
Pigment changes in the skin are very common during pregnancy. In fact, melasma, a brownish skin discoloration on the face, is so prevalent among expectant mothers that it is often referred to as the “mask of pregnancy.” Melasma, and other unwanted skin pigmentation, can be safely and effectively treated with laser therapy. Find out more about laser pigment removal and melasma treatment.
Pregnancy puts a lot of stress on your skin. Weight gain and hormonal fluctuations can cause acne on the skin as well as problems with skin tone, texture, and pigmentation. After you give birth, a chemical peel can help rejuvenate your skin. By carefully removing the outer, damaged layers of skin, a series of glycolic peels can help clear acne breakouts and improve skin tone and texture, while leaving your skin looking smoother, younger, and more refreshed. Find out more about glycolic peels.
BOTOX® AND DERMAL FILLERS
For nine long months, you’ve done everything to ensure a healthy pregnancy for your baby’s sake. Now, isn’t it time to do something for yourself? At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, we offer a wide range of dermal fillers and BOTOX® treatments to help you look rejuvenated and refreshed. The procedure is simple, quick, and virtually painless.* Find out more about BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers.
|MOMMY MAKEOVER SURGICAL PROCEDURES AT A GLANCE|
|Procedure*||What it can do*||Back to work*|
Remove excess skin and tighten lax muscles in abdomen
|Breast Lift||Correct sagging breasts; reshape and lift breasts to more youthful position||1 week|
|Breast Augmentation||Replace lost volume in breasts||3-7 days|
|Liposuction||Remove excess localized fat in targeted areas of body; sculpt and shape body.||Varies, depending on extent of procedure; can range from 1 day to 1 week|
|MOMMY MAKEOVER MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES AT A GLANCE|
|Procedure*||What it can do*||Back to work*|
|Laser therapy to improve the appearance of stretch marks||
|Red Spot Treatment||Laser and light therapy to remove red spots||Immediate|
|Varicose Vein Treatment||Sclerotherapy or laser to reduce varicose veins||Immediate|
|Skin Growths||Full body skin check to ensure growths are harmless; laser therapy or excision to remove growths||Immediate|
|Post Pregnancy Skin Care||Customized regimen to rejuvenate skin||Immediate|
|Laser Hair Removal||Remove unwanted hair on any part of the body||Immediate|
|Laser Pigment Removal||Treat melasma and unwanted pigmentation changes||Immediate|
|Glycolic Peel||Rejuvenate facial skin and help clear acne||Immediate|
|BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers||Smooth wrinkles and refresh facial appearance||Immediate|
Is there anything I can do before and after my procedure to maximize results?
One of the many wonderful qualities that sets us apart at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC is our ability to use a multidisciplinary approach to optimize results. With expertise in both plastic surgery and dermatology, Dr. Elie Levine and Dr. Jody Levine work together to help prepare, protect, and treat the skin before, during, and after your procedure. As one of New York’s leading dermatologists, Dr. Jody Levine will customize a skincare regimen that includes pre-surgical measures to optimize your skin, as well as post-surgical skincare that can help prevent irritation, alleviate bruising and inflammation, and promote faster healing. Unlike other practices, we include these unique pre- and post-surgery skincare packages as part of your surgical plan. Our pre-surgery facials and microdermabrasion treatments help prepare your skin for surgery and ensure the best recuperation. Post-operative packages include lymphatic massage with our skilled medical aesthetician in order to enhance circulation, support healing and improved immunity function, and leave the skin looking radiant and healthy.* With our extensive array of lasers, we are able to provide post-surgical laser treatments to best accelerate your healing. The Drs. Levine will be happy to discuss with you the best skincare approach for your specific needs.