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Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover is the term used for women who are looking for multiple procedures performed, usually at the same time, post childbirth.  Several of the performed surgeries are as follows and not limited to: tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, vaginoplasty, labiaplasty, breast lift, breast implant, liposuction and body contouring. The surgeries are interchangeable and in some instances can be staged for optimal results.  Mommy makeovers can range from non invasive and minimally invasive measures to surgical intervention.  

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Is A Mommy Makeover Right For Me?

If you are healthy and have concerns about your post childbirth body, a proper Mommy Makeover consultation with Dr. Capuano will help determine whether a mommy makeover is right for you.  Call our office at 201-820-5280 to book your in person consultation with Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Aaron Capuano MD, FACS for your mommy makeover options today. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a mommy makeover cost in nj?

The cost of a mommy makeover in New Jersey varies from procedure to procedure, and the combination of procedures you are requesting. The range for a mommy makeover is between $9,000 and $22,000 for up to two procedures depending on the desired procedures.  

What surgeries do a typical mommy makeover consist of?

A mommy makeover can consist of any of the following procedures: breast lift and/or breast augmentation, tummy tuck, vaginoplasty, labioplasty, body contouring, liposuction, thigh lift, brazilian butt lift and back lift.  These procedures are many more are offered which compliment each other with respect to recovery and non-opposing forces regarding proper recovery. 

Where did the term mommy makeover come from?

The term mommy makeover refers to women who are searching for multiple surgical treatments performed at once in the operating room and/or a surgical plan that will help get them back to their pre-pregnancy body.  The term is used interchangably among many procedures and when one schedules a consultation for a mommy makeover the term can range from skin care all the way through to surgical intervention. Using the term mommy makeover when booking a consultation helps schedulers in providing Dr. Capuano enough time to discuss all of the patients needs, it lets the practice know there are multiple things the woman is interested in without her necessarily having to get into a lot of detail.  Privacy is paramount next to surgical results and care, we understand that one may not be interested in elaborating especially over the phone regarding their surgical needs.  This is partially how and why the term came into the forefront.  

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

The recovery from a mommy makeover varies from procedure to procedure. Here are the typical recovery times for some of the more common mommy makover combinations. 

Breast lift & Labiaplasty: Recovery 7-10 days, with the majority of the recovery time on the breasts and the drains placed during surgery being removed, most of the time, seven days is all you can expect for recovery.  If there is no need for drains then the recovery time is usually less.

Tummy tuck and Labioplasty/Vaginoplasty: 9-12 days, with the majority of the recvoery time focused on the tummy tuck, with long lasting pain medicines we have been able to drastically cut the pain for post operative recovery from a 9 or 10 to a 5, relatively speaking. 

Is liposuction always necessary with a tummy tuck?

Liposuction is not always necessary when receiving a tummy tuck. A consultation with Dr. Capuano will provide you with the accurate information regarding whether you will benefit from liposuction in conjunction with your tummy tuck. A good portion of the time, Dr. Capuano uses liposuction to help sculpt the torso for a more hourglass appearance. When liposuction isn't performed during a tummy tuck some people have less curves then they would like and the result can lack luster. Call 201-820-5280 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Capuano.

Is it important to have a breast lift with an augmentation to correct my sagging breasts?

Is it important to have a breast lift with an augmentation to correct my sagging breasts? A thorough examination is necessary to answer this question properly.  The reason is that each woman's breast tissue, the amount of sagging in their breasts (ptsosis & laxity), skin quality, nipple position and size and body habitus are all taken into consideration when deciding whether or not a breast lift is appropriate for you to have with or without an augmentation.  An augmentation is not necessary post breast lift, but if you would like more volume and fullness post breast lift then implants can be considered. 

Can a tummy tuck help me with my incontinence?

A recent article in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal suggests that tummy tucks with muscle repair can improve incontinence. 

More Than Just a Cosmetic Procedure-'Tummy Tuck' Reduces Back Pain and Incontinence 

What is the best time of year to have a mommy makeover?

The best time of year to have a mommy makeover depends upon what procedures you are interested in having done and whether or not they need to be staged. The next thing to consider is when your most active time of year is and how your children's ages will come into play during the healing process.  Discussing all of your life circumstances is very important for a happy and successful outcome.  A consultation with Dr. Capuano and his staff will provide all the information to help you decide what procedures are best for you, your body and your lifestyle.  

Is a vaginoplasty an option when considering a mommy makeover?

Yes, a vaginoplasty is a common procedure that is performed during a mommy makeover.  To clarify, there are several procedures that can correct "issues" one has sustained in that area during childbirth and beyond.  A vaginoplasty is the correction of the area on the interior of the vagina.  Whereas, a labioplasty is a correction on the exterior of the vagina which includes the labia of the genitalia.  When booking your consultation you do not have to discuss this request, you can simply mention that you would like a consultation for a mommy makeover and our staff will prepare in the event that you would like to discuss this with the doctor.  A vaginal exam is part of the consultation only if your express interest in this procedure when you meet with Dr. Capuano's medical assistant.  These are very common procedures and usually performed with breast augmentations, breast lifts, liposuction or tummy tucks.  

How do I know if a a mommy makeover is right for me?

Great question! It is hard to know if any surgery is appropriate without the expertise of Dr.Capuano. This is why our consultation process is so important. Some people come in thinking they know what they need and are often misguided or have led themselves down the wrong path. This is very easy to do if you are researching thru the Internet without a proper evaluation. A thorough review and exam of your body is necessary to determine what procedures are right for your specific body. At that time we go over risks and benefits and show you our extensive before and after slideshows. At the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery we feel an educated is a happy patient and are here to answer any questions that will make you comfortable with your decision to undergo surgery.

Is a breast augmentation part of a mommy makeover?

A breast augmentation can be part of a mommy makeover. However, we find that a breast lift with implants is more common among mothers who have had children, especially those who have breast fed. A mommy makeover by definition includes more than one surgical procedure. We find that a breast lift and tummy tuck are often done together and we often see a tummy tuck and labioplasty and also breast lift. Another popular procedure to have performed with a mommy makeover is liposuction or liposculpting.