A safe and effective solution for women who would like to regain their pre-pregnancy breasts and/or body is often referred to as a Mommy Makeover. This procedure has become the popular name for combining two or more cosmetic procedures that correct the effects of pregnancy into a single, safe, and oftentimes transformative surgery.
Dr. DeLuca is impeccable in his care & concern for his patients. He is meticulous & gifted in his skills and was easily my first choice after deciding to have surgery myself.*
– A.S. / Surgical Nurse – Albany, NY – / 5
It is important to select a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon for any combination of breast and body procedures. Mommy Makeover surgery not only restores a woman’s pre-pregnancy appearance, but it can also make a meaningful difference in a mother’s quality of life.*
Women select DeLuca Plastic Surgery because of the beautiful, technically precise results. Dr. DeLuca, Dr. Tauber and the staff at DeLuca Plastic Surgery has the experience of performing over 2,000 breast procedures, as well as 2,000 body-contouring surgeries, including tummy tuck and liposuction. Along with that, he has committed himself and his entire team to providing the highest level of care, both before and after surgery. Dr. DeLuca and Dr. Tauber have an artist’s eye for beauty, symmetry, and proportion – which is important during combination procedures where multiple areas are tightened, lifted, sculpted, boosted, and/or tucked.
A combination of breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction is generally the most surgery the surgeons at DeLuca Plastic Surgery recommend in one sitting since it can take up to 5 hours to perform and requires several weeks of recuperation.
Because two or more procedures are performed at once during a Mommy Makeover, the total cost will be lower than if you were to schedule each surgery with separately. This is because the anesthesia and operating room time of a combined procedure are less than what it would take to perform each procedure alone.
I cannot say enough about Dr. DeLuca! After having three children, I found myself not feeling good about my body and for almost two years considered having a breast augmentation. Upon my first meeting with Dr. DeLuca, I felt so comfortable that I immediately scheduled the procedure. I was extremely nervous so he took a lot of time to explain the procedure and gave me a great idea as to what would happen and how I would feel on surgery day and after.
It has been just three months and my results are amazing. I highly recommend Dr. DeLuca and his staff. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. DeLuca and I truly feel there is no better doctor!*
– R. L. / Mommy Makeover
Albany, NY – / 5
I have always been self conscious of the way my body looked. After having three kids, it was more pronounced. I had a lot of questions and was very nervous about the possibility of surgery. My initial consultation with Dr. DeLuca was very informative and put me right at ease. He answered all my questions, even the silly redundant ones. I ended up scheduling the surgery that day. I have not regretted my decision at all. My lift and augmentation surgery went very smoothly and I love the results. I feel so much better about my appearance and would recommend Dr. DeLuca to anyone without hesitation. The office is wonderful and helpful too. Thank you to all.*
– Elizabeth V. / Breast Lift + Implant
Watertown, NY – August 27, 2011 – / 5
The combination of procedures performed during a Mommy Makeover is different for each woman and depends on her aesthetic goals. Some patients desire a breast augmentation with implants in order to regain lost size and fullness. Others prefer a mastopexy, or breast lift, in order to raise the tissue into a more pleasing position. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, can tighten a midsection that features loose or stretched out skin. Liposuction can be used to contour a woman’s physique by removing bulges that have not responded to diet or exercise. Botox, Juvederm, or fat grafting may also be used to rejuvenate a weary face. Depending on the number of enhancements, a patient’s health, and other considerations, a Mommy Makeover may sometimes be performed during a one-day surgical session, or the operations may need to be sequenced over a series of days.
During the operation, implants are placed through incisions to add fullness to the breasts. This is a popular cosmetic procedure. Patients often report higher self-esteem after these operations. As a result, they rate the decision to have augmentation as highly satisfactory.*
This procedure is commonly referred to as a Breast Lift. Breasts have a natural droop, which is referred to as ptosis. When ptosis becomes severe, as is often the case after childbirth and breastfeeding, it may feel like an unattractive result of aging. A lift can bring the tissue back to a more youthful position.
This procedure is also called a tummy tuck. During pregnancy, the skin becomes stretched out. It often does not return to its original state due to lack of elasticity. Tummy tucks can tighten this region as well as the internal girdle of connective tissue.
This procedure is the suctioning away of troubling fatty deposits via a slender wand called a cannula. Mommies often store fat during pregnancy as Mother Nature’s way of ensuring safe pregnancies. Unfortunately, sometimes the fat doesn’t go away after the baby is born.
Having young children can wear a mother out, and this can show up as wear-and-tear on her face. Some extra attention to facial rejuvenation can refresh her look.
Many women find it difficult, if not impossible, to return to their pre-pregnancy weight and clothing size. The two main areas generally addressed in a Mommy Makeover are the breasts and abdomen. Breastfeeding and pregnancy can significantly alter the shape, size, and tissue of the breasts. If it is simply a loss of breast volume that’s the issue, then an augmentation of the breasts will suffice. If there has been significant swelling of the breasts during pregnancy, as well as subsequent deflation and drooping, then an augmentation will need to be combined with a breast lift.
If the abdominal skin and underlying tissues have not retracted back to their original state, which is typically the case, then a tummy tuck will most likely be the best option. For most women, tightening of the rectus fascia is part of this procedure, since pregnancy causes the muscle to relax to the point of atrophy in order to facilitate the expansion of the belly. If there is laxity both above and below the umbilicus, then a full abdominoplasty can correct this issue. At that time, liposuction of the hips and waistline can also be performed to maximize the post-operative result.
You will see various photos of Mommy Makeover procedures. Feel free to browse through the images so that you may have a photographic idea of what to expect from your mommy makeover surgery.
Call today and request a FREE Mommy Makeover consultation with DeLuca Plastic Surgery at (518) 724-2444.
I couldn’t have asked for any better experience with a plastic surgeon then the one I had. Dr DeLuca and everyone that works with him from the office to the surgery nurses are so nice and very professional.
I have to drive 4 hours one way to see him and I am telling you that I would gladly drive double that… heck, triple that after seeing my results. He exceeded my expectations on what I thought could be done to my body. I don’t only look sexy. I FEEL SEXY! And I will never get tired of hearing how great I look.
I highly recommend Dr DeLuca if at all possible for you plastic surgery needs. He really has an eye for detail and WOW! he knows his stuff. And I don’t really feel like the distance is much of and issue. Any time I have had a question he or his office has been a phone call away and always gotten back to me within minutes and my concerns were addressed promptly.
I thought about a mommy makeover for years and never thought it would be possible for me and actually I was scared of just doing it. The hardest thing was probably making the phone call, after that I wondered why I hadn’t done it sooner. I would do it over again without a second thought. Mommies… do it for yourselves, you deserve it!!*
– Cheryl D. / Tummy Tuck + Breast Lift + Augmentation
Montpelier, VT – August 5, 2012 – / 5
*Disclaimer: The individuals featured in the above testimonials are all actual patients of DeLuca Plastic Surgery. Please note that outcomes from plastic surgery procedures may vary and the experiences shared in the testimonials are specific to that particular patient and may not be representative of the experience of others.