Understanding mommy makeover

Becoming a mother is one of the greatest achievements in a woman’s life, and is often the source of her greatest joy. However, this experience often comes with a high physical cost in terms of the stretching, sagging and distortion of the breasts, belly, thighs, hips and skin.

A mommy makeover in Saratoga Springs combines breast surgery (augmentation, breast lift or breast lift with augmentation) and a tummy tuck. Liposuction and non-surgical facial rejuvenation using injectables and fillers are also common components to this powerful combination treatment. Individuals can treat loose and sagging abdominal and breast skin caused by such conditions as:

  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Heredity
  • Prior surgery
  • Significant fluctuations in weight

Call and make an appointment

Our dedicated, friendly staff can arrange for a consultation around the busiest schedules. This first visit is very important. You should come to your appointment focused on the matter at hand with a list of your expectations and concerns, as well as unguarded openness and honesty. Being up-front with Dr. Ridha is the key to a successful and safe procedure. With your active involvement, he can help you through every step of the process in confidence. Your first visit to our Saratoga Springs office may include:

  • A candid talk about why you are considering a mommy makeover and what you hope to achieve
  • An evaluation of your general health and examination of your abdomen and breasts, which may include photographs and taking measurements
  • Informative discussions about the benefits and risks of the procedure, the surgical facility, how to prepare for surgery, and how to recover

What can I expect?

You will go into surgery with a detailed plan created by yourself and Dr. Ridha. Surgeries are unique to every patient, but most include the following steps:

A Saratoga Springs mommy makeover is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which means you need to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery. Also, someone must be with you for at least the first night following surgery. It’s a good idea to arrange assistance with childcare and household chores, at least for the first week of your recovery so that you can rest and ensure your incisions will heal properly.

Mommy Makeover Saratoga Springs, NY

The tummy tuck

The procedure is performed while you are sedated or under general anesthesia. A full tummy tuck procedure requires a horizontal incision in the area above the pubic hairline. The shape and length of the incision is determined by the required degree of correction. Through the incision, weakened abdominal muscles are repaired and sutured, and excess fat, tissue and skin are removed. A second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen. Internal incisions are closed with layered sutures, and ones close to the skin are closed with sutures, skin adhesive, surgical tape or clips.

Dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid. Surgical incisions must not be subjected to excessive force, abrasion or motion during healing. Dr. Ridha provides easy-to-follow instructions to care for yourself after surgery, which includes follow-up visits.

The final results will become apparent within two weeks when swelling has subsided and you are able to stand fully upright.

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