Mommy Makeover In Essex County, New Jersey
Also Offering Mommy Makeover for Morris & Union Counties
Do you love being a mother, but not love the effects that motherhood has had on your body? If this is the case, Dr. Erwin Bulan can help!
Dr. Bulan is pleased to offer patients in Northern New Jersey mommy makeover plastic surgery. Mommy makeover is not actually one surgery, but rather a combination of multiple cosmetic surgery procedures designed to address the common aesthetic complaints that many moms have after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
At Bulan Plastic Surgery, in Essex County, NJ, we are proud that so many patients turn to us for our surgical skill in mommy makeover surgery. We also take great pride in the opportunity to reward hardworking mothers by giving them their pre-baby body back. Read on to find out how.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy can leave women with sagging skin that has lost its elasticity, particularly in the abdominal area. It can also wreak havoc on a woman’s stomach muscles, often severely weakening them or even causing them to separate.
Not only that, but breastfeeding may leave mothers with drooping or deflated-looking breasts, or nipples that have migrated southward. In some cases, women complain that their breasts are smaller after nursing than they were before they got pregnant. This can be especially frustrating for women who had a petite breast profile to begin with.
To address these common aesthetic complaints, Dr. Bulan typically includes abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck” surgery), breast augmentation and breast lift surgery in his mommy makeover plastic surgery procedure. Tummy tuck surgery addresses a less-than-perfect midsection, while breast augmentation and breast lift surgery address a lackluster bust line. (To learn more about each of these cosmetic surgery procedures, please visit their respective pages by clicking on the links above.)
Also, Dr. Bulan can include additional plastic surgery procedures in mommy makeover surgery if desired. For instance, many patients request that liposuction or thigh lift be added to the surgery. Be sure to discuss all your aesthetic concerns with Dr. Bulan during consultation, so he can create a surgical treatment plan that is customized for you.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeover is a fantastic way to reverse many of the physical effects of pregnancy and nursing on the body. But it’s not appropriate for everyone.
Although there is no age limit for mommy makeover, Dr. Bulan normally recommends that you delay mommy makeover until you are reasonably sure you are finished having children. Treatment won’t affect your ability to become pregnant or have a safe pregnancy, but becoming pregnant after mommy makeover can reverse some of the effects and possibly require corrective surgery in the future.
Another requirement to keep in mind is to make sure your body has recovered and stabilized from giving birth and nursing. Most women wait until they are at least six months from weaning their babies; this gives the breasts and body time to normalize. Having surgery while you are still recovering from delivery or trying to lose the “baby weight” is neither safe nor recommended. You will see the best results if you postpone surgery until you are happy with your weight and feel stable, health-wise.
Speaking of health, if you are considering mommy makeover, you should not have any serious physical or mental health conditions that could compromise your safety or your surgery. If you have diabetes or a serious autoimmune disorder, it could increase the chances of something going wrong during or after surgery.
You should be able to articulate your mommy makeover goals to your plastic surgeon clearly, and these goals should be realistic. If you want an entirely different body type, or you expect perfection, mommy makeover is probably not right for you. Dr. Bulan will work with you to help narrow down your goals and explain what is reasonable to expect from mommy makeover.
Pursuing Mommy Makeover: What Is the First Step?
The first step in pursuing mommy makeover surgery is easy – you have already done it by researching mommy makeover on the Bulan Plastic Surgery website!
The second step is also simple: schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Bulan to get more details about the procedure. During consultation, Dr. Bulan will review your medical history, unique physique and aesthetic goals for surgery. He will show you before-and-after photos of the many happy mommy makeover patients he has helped in the past. He will also discuss the procedure in detail and answer any questions you may have. Once you are satisfied that mommy makeover is right for you, the caring plastic surgeon will give you instructions about the next steps in the process to getting your pre-baby body back.
Remember, mommy makeover is a complex surgical procedure, and rewarding results can only be achieved if you undergo mommy makeover surgery with a highly trained, extremely experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Bulan.
But be prepared: Once you have undergone mommy makeover surgery with Dr. Bulan, your body will be so stellar that people may question if you are actually a mother!
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
The biggest benefit to having a mommy makeover with Dr. Bulan is his experience. Nothing matters more than the surgeon’s years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the procedures that make up a mommy makeover. Dr. Bulan’s mommy makeover expertise reduces the risk that something will go wrong during or after surgery.
Another benefit to working with Dr. Bulan is his keen eye for aesthetic detail. This is something you cannot teach or learn — either a surgeon has it or he doesn’t. Dr. Bulan will use his finely-honed skills to help you look and feel absolutely beautiful.
In addition to his experience and artistic sensibilities, Dr. Bulan is also extremely compassionate and personable. He understands how serious surgery is, and he will be with you every step of the journey to make the experience as pleasant as can be. Dr. Bulan will take the time to listen to your concerns and requests and answer all of your questions to the best of his ability.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
After surgery, mild discomfort or pain is common. You will receive a prescription for pain medication to take as needed. Your breasts and abdomen will be swollen and bruised and may feel tight or tender. You will need to wear special compression garments or binders for a few weeks after surgery to support the healing tissues.
Plan to take two to three weeks off from work, depending on the nature of your job. You will have additional restrictions on physical activities like exercise and playing sports. You will not be able to bend over or lift anything heavy for up to six weeks.
Throughout your recovery, you will have follow-up visits with Dr. Bulan, during which he will check your healing progress and answer any questions you have.
Your scars should fade significantly over time, but will never disappear. Luckily, the incisions will be carefully placed so that scarring is hidden beneath bras, underwear and bathing suits.
How to Schedule a Mommy Makeover
Motherhood may be one of the greatest gifts in life. Unfortunately, a disappointing side effect of motherhood is the physical toll that pregnancy and nursing can have on the body.
Being a mother usually means that you spend each day taking care of everyone else. But, today is the day that you start taking care of yourself! Reclaim your pre-baby body today – contact Dr. Bulan by calling Bulan Plastic Surgery at (973) 467-9744 now. He has performed mommy makeover for many Union County, Morris County and Essex County patients. See the results he can get for you. Your body has amazing capabilities, and you deserve to feel great about it!
Mommy Makeover FAQs
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Ideal candidates for our mommy makeover procedure in New Jersey are women whose abdomen and breasts have changed from pregnancy and giving birth.
What is the Recovery Time for a Mommy Makeover Procedure?
Recovery time can greatly vary depending on the extent of the surgeries. Typically, patients can return to non-strenuous work within two to three weeks after mommy makeover surgery.
When Will the Swelling Go Down?
Much of the swelling will begin to diminish after several weeks, but it can take a few months before all of the swelling is gone and you see your final results from your mommy makeover procedure at Bulan Plastic Surgery.
How Long Does a Mommy Makeover Take?
Procedure time can vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of procedures and the surgery plan created by plastic surgeon specialist Dr. Bulan. Typically, a mommy makeover takes between from 3 and 6 hours.
Should I Wait Until I am Done Having Kids Before I Get a Mommy Makeover?
It is possible to have another pregnancy after a mommy makeover if you wish but we encourage you to have this procedure done after having kids, as your results will last longer.