Introduction to the Mommy Makeover
Becoming pregnant and bringing a new life into this world is one of those life-shaping, life-changing experiences no words could ever fully describe. The beauty of a mama-to-be who just glows with strength and love is singular in every country and culture.
But sometimes, pregnancy and childbirth brings with it physical changes that somehow seem to be irreversible. Areas that were firm no longer look the same. There are new contours, and not always in welcome or expected areas.
Dr. Parakh intimately understands what it feels like to give birth and feel that overpowering love, only to then look in the mirror and wonder what just happened here? As a mom herself, Dr. Parakh wants every woman to be able to embrace her post-baby body as enthusiastically as she did her pre-pregnancy body!
For this reason, one of Dr. Parakh’s areas of special focus in the cosmetic surgery field is a customized procedure called the Mommy Makeover.
What Is A Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a very individualized procedure that can be tailored to your specific post-pregnancy appearance needs and goals.
Just as no two pregnancy stories are ever alike, no two bodies ever react identically to the intensely physical process of becoming pregnant and bearing a child.
Generally speaking, most moms will select a combination of procedures that can be performed during one session. This combination approach is what has made the Mommy Makeover such a popular procedure in recent years because post-surgical recovery time can be greatly minimized by performing all desired procedures at one time.
This permits moms to spend their time where their heart is – with their precious babies.
How Can A Mommy Makeover Help You?
For many moms, the feedback sounds a lot like this:
I am so proud to be a mom and so happy I’ve had this experience. But I just don’t feel like my body is my own anymore. It doesn’t look the same and I don’t feel as confident. I wish I could be a mom AND have my old body back too! With a Mommy Makeover, you really CAN have both – your baby and your pre-baby body too!
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Are You A Good Candidate For A Mommy Makeover?
Dr. Parakh has found that most moms who come to her seeking a Mommy Makeover procedure end up being very good candidates.
But there are also a few things she wants her patients to think through carefully before committing to having the procedure:
If you plan to have another child, and especially if you want to breast feed your next child, it is often advisable to wait to have your Mommy Makeover until after your family feels complete.
A Mommy Makeover is not a quick weight loss method. Weight loss, like pregnancy, can cause your body’s contours to shift and change, sometimes in surprising ways. For this reason, it is best to schedule your Mommy Makeover after you are near to or at your post-pregnancy ideal weight.
Surgery on the breast like breast lift or breast augmentation is best performed at least 3-6 months after you have stopped breastfeeding. We want all the changes that happen in the breasts during pregnancy and breastfeeding to stabilize prior to surgically altering the breasts.
What Is A Mommy Makeover Consultation Like?
When you schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Parakh, you may feel excited, nervous, curious and all of the above!
The consultation is your time to share your post-baby body goals with Dr. Parakh and get all of your questions answered. It is fine to bring photographs to illustrate your goals, but this is not required.
Dr. Parakh will also want to know about any past major health issues and any medications you currently take.
She will do a brief exam of the area(s) being discussed to assess the best approach during surgery. She may take photographs and make marks to indicate your goals.
When you leave, you will have a plan in place for your personalized Mommy Makeover and can even schedule your procedure date if you are ready!
Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeovers
You will likely have many questions about your Mommy Makeover procedure. Here are just a few answers to frequently asked questions to offer additional information.
As with any surgical procedure, there is always a slight risk of infection due to incisions. There is also always a small risk of allergic reaction to the anesthetic. Other possible risks include poor wound healing, scarring, bleeding and asymmetry of results.
You can expect some post-procedure discomfort. This can be readily managed with pain medications. You will receive prescriptions for pain relief that you can have filled prior to your procedure.
It is best to avoid any strenuous exercise or any activities involving lifting heavy items until six weeks post-procedure.
In most cases, moms feel ready to return to work anywhere from seven to 14 days following their Mommy Makeover.
Request A Mommy Makeover Consultation With Dr. Parakh
Dr. Parakh maintains a professional affiliation at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (Englewood, NJ) and HUMC Pascack Valley Hospital (Westwood, NJ)for the convenience of her patients. As a proud mom, a talented plastic surgeon and a caring and compassionate medical professional, Dr. Parakh keeps busy each day with patient consultations and procedures for patients around the country and internationally.
We warmly welcome your call to schedule your Mommy Makeover initial consultation with Dr. Parakh.
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I Couldn’t Be Happier With My Results!
I had my mommy makeover (tummy tuck with lipo of flanks & breast lift) in May of 2017. I’m 3 months post op and I can honestly say this is one of the best decisions I have ever made. My review is on real self for anyone who wants more info or photos. From the beginning Dr. Parakh was patient, knowledgeable, understanding & accommodating. My surgery was 8 hours and I spent one night at Hackensack Hospital. Dr. Parakh came to the hospital to see me the next morning and has always been available (even by personal text) to answer any questions and concerns I have had. Everything went really smoothly and I couldn’t be happier with my results! If you are considering a mommy makeover or any surgery go see Dr. Parakh. This is a truly life changing experience and she’s the best one to take the journey with! I feel 21 again 🙂 ~S.S.