How To Get Back Your Body After Kids
Mothers are bombarded with the concept of having to “bounce back” after having babies. From Kate Middleton’s consistently fit and fabulous appearance to all the magazine covers and social media feeds showing how celebrities and influencers are already looking photoshoot-ready in a bikini (complete with six-pack abs) just weeks after giving birth.
Meanwhile, you are wondering if you can ever escape being held prisoner by your ultra-comfy pair of sweatpants. What you need to know is that getting your body back is not all about vanity –it’s about reclaiming yourself –and a Mommy Makeover or other non-surgical procedures could be your key to, once again, feeling good inside and out.
Dr. Douglas Steinbrech and the team at Gotham Plastic Surgery offer the Mommy Makeover along with non-invasive treatment options for skin and body rejuvenation, all performed in our state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Philip Miller offers facial treatments that can restore your pre-pregnancy vitality and glow to your face. Renowned for our innovative techniques, impressive results, and thousands of satisfied patients, we are the number one choice for plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and non-surgical procedures in New York City.
Look And Feel Empowered
It is a fact that moms want to look and feel healthier, stronger, fitter, and more beautiful. And what moms need to take note of, is that it is not selfish to make yourself a priority. You should not feel guilty about self-care. Why not? Because taking care of yourself should not ever be a luxury but rather, a fundamental component of your well-being. So, if you want to feel free again as you take your kids to the playground without having the nagging anxiety and self-consciousness of having to conceal your body, or if you simply want to be more fearless and confident, treat yourself. At Gotham Plastic Surgery, you have several options for surgery to injectables to get your body back.
What Is A Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a specialized combination of procedures designed to reverse the physical changes women can experience during pregnancy.
Possible procedures included in a Mommy Makeover and performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Steinbrech are:
- Breast Reduction – a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and glandular tissue, and also tightening the remaining skin. The result is smaller, lighter breasts that are not only more proportionate to the rest of your body but will also help relieve common concerns that are associated with large breasts, including pain, improper posture, rashes, and poor self-esteem.
- Breast Lift – a mastopexy or breast lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and tightens the supporting tissues to restore a more youthful, uplifted shape to the breasts. Surgery can also reduce the size of large areolas.
- Tummy Tuck – if you have stretched skin and muscles resulting from pregnancy, a tummy tuck can be particularly beneficial for you. This surgical procedure removes excess skin while tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall, helping restore a flatter, more toned appearance to the waist and abdomen. It may be combined with liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat in the abdomen or flanks.
- Liposuction – Ultrasound-Assisted Lipectomy (UAL), Suction-Assisted Lipectomy (SAL), and tumescent liposuction can sculpt the body after pregnancy for a more toned and contoured shape. It is ideal for improving areas of the body that no longer respond to diet and exercise, including the arms, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, and buttocks. Through tiny incisions made on the body, a small tube called a cannula is inserted to break up the fat which is then suctioned out. In addition, Dr. Steinbrech offers high-definition liposuction for more precise results.
Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover Options
While Mommy Makeover results can be dramatic, the procedures will require a significant amount of downtime. In addition, you may just want simple tweaks here and there –perhaps, a few inches off your waist and an appearance that looks less tired. When combined strategically, these less invasive treatments can give you results that are more subtle than their surgical counterparts but will be just as satisfying.
Here are common non-surgical treatments offered at Gotham Plastic Surgery that are perfect for your mommy makeover:
- Liquid Facelift – our facial plastic surgeon, Philip Miller MD, uses a combination of facial fillers such as Restylane and Juvéderm that fill in areas of the face where hollows have developed or where fat has depleted with age. These fillers will plump and contour the face, filling in wrinkles, lines, and creases, giving you a more youthful appearance. They will also plump facial folds and improve under-eye bags and hollows. Treatment areas can include the eyes, cheeks, mouth area, chin, and lips. Botox injections can also be performed to address dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines. The non-surgical facelift can also be combined with skin tightening treatments such as Ulthera to address sagging skin.
- CoolSculpting – delivers freezing temperatures through the skin to underlying fat cells, causing them to crystallize. Fat cells will then undergo apoptosis, a process of cell death which results in them gradually being absorbed by the body. In addition, Gotham Plastic offers Dual CoolSculpting which allows faster, more efficient treatment time for optimal patient comfort.
- Eye Rejuvenation – Dr. Miller utilizes a combination of neuromodulators and/or facial fillers to reduce wrinkles, minimize dark areas, and restore facial volume around the eye area. Localized Botox injections can address vertical brow lines and crow’s feet, giving you a non-surgical brow lift that will leave you with a more youthful and alert appearance.
- Scar Revision – for C-section scars, a skin needling treatment can be used to flatten scar tissue, resulting in smoother skin. This technique creates hundreds of microscopic pinpricks that activate the body’s natural wound healing process. As your skin heals, collagen production is stimulated, naturally filling in wrinkles and scars.
Choosing The Right Surgeon
If you’re choosing to have a major procedure such as a Mommy Makeover or facial rejuvenation post-pregnancy, you should carefully select a surgeon you can trust. It is vital to choose a plastic surgeon that you feel comfortable with and is more than qualified to provide you with the results you desire. Dr. Steinbrech and Dr. Miller are board-certified and considered some of the country’s foremost experts in bodily and facial rejuvenation, respectively. For more than two decades, they have dedicated their careers to providing patients with customized surgical and non-surgical procedures. To learn more about their board certification by the American College of Surgeons, visit facs.org
Schedule An Appointment in our New York Office Today
Having a Mommy Makeover, surgical or not, can do more than just restore your pre-pregnancy body. It can give you your self-confidence back, which may be the most essential benefit of all. To learn more about our post-pregnancy treatments, contact our medical spa at Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York to schedule a consultation.
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