Thomas P. Sterry, MD
Mommy makeover plastic surgery can return your body to what it was before pregnancy. The rewards of motherhood are immeasurable, but it also takes a great toll on a woman's body. Many women are choosing to reclaim their bodies by having mommy makeover surgery in NYC. Women come to Dr. Sterry seeking to achieve the firm bustline and smooth belly they had before they gave birth. And it makes sense—with everything you do for your family, you deserve to look and feel great.
Dr. Sterry can help you get your pre-pregnancy body back. To find out about mommy makeover surgery in New York City, request a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sterry or call (212) 249-4020.
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This 38-year-old woman was 5 feet 6 inches tall and 125 pounds. She has had 2 children. The last one was born 1 year ago. She got a mommy makeover with New York surgeon Dr. Sterry to restore her pre-pregnancy contours.
It is believed that breast feeding has no impact o...
This is a 40 year old woman who wanted a mommy makeover after having children. She was very slender, but her abdomen was protruding due to the separation of her abdominal muscles (known as a "Diastasis Recti" in addition to removing her excess skin which had become somewhat loose...
Wish you could reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure?
Restore your shape with a mommy makeover.
Dr. Sterry performs mommy makeover surgery to help restore your pre-pregnancy figure with a personalized combination of plastic surgery procedures, which commonly include one or more of the following:
- Breast Lift: Often performed in conjunction with breast augmentation, this procedure can rejuvenate sagging breasts and replace volume lost after breastfeeding.
- Liposuction: This aspect of mommy makeover surgery slims the thighs and smoothes "saddlebag" hips.
- Naturalift℠: Dr. Sterry's unique, minimally invasive facial procedure provides a natural, younger-looking face without obvious signs of surgery.
- Tummy Tuck: Dr. Sterry can restore your youthful belly by removing excess skin and tightening abdominal muscles that stretched during pregnancy.
To find out how a mommy makeover has improved the life of an actual patient, read a Mommy Makeover patient success story.
If you don't think you have time in your busy schedule for a full mommy makeover plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Sterry also offers numerous non-surgical procedures to rejuvenate your face in the comfort of his Manhattan office. Busy moms from New York, New Jersey and around the country often choose from these rejuvenating facial procedures to achieve a younger and more invigorated look:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic: This common procedure can minimize frown lines and crow's feet, so you look more relaxed and refreshed.
- Hyaluronic Acid Facial Fillers: With fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and RADIESSE®, Dr. Sterry can smooth out facial lines that are betraying your age.
- Palomar Fractional Laser Treatments: Achieves smoother and younger skin with little or no downtime.
- Sculptra®: This injectable treatment is similar to hyaluronic acid facial fillers, but it can last for as long as two years.
If you think any of these mommy makeover surgery options are right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sterry. He can evaluate you and listen to your goals in order to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for mommy makeover surgery. Patients and visitors to Dr. Sterry's office are greeted with a comfortable, discreet and friendly office environment.
Dr. Sterry Explains Mommy Makeovers
Sometimes after childbirth, women will lose breast volume, which makes them very unhappy. They end up with less breast and more belly—it's very upsetting, for obvious reasons.
A mommy makeover can add volume to the breasts and restore a woman's trim, youthful belly, which is often as helpful to her spirits as it is to her body.
Dr. Thomas P. Sterry
Mommy Makeover FAQ
Does breastfeeding cause the breasts to sag?
We're really not convinced that breastfeeding causes the breasts to lose volume, but certainly some process does take place after childbirth where women lose volume.
Is it safe to have 2 surgical procedures at the same time?
As long as the surgery does not take more than 4-1/2 to 5 hours, research shows that undergoing more than one plastic surgery procedure at a time is no more dangerous than having a single procedure.
Will I have scars after the procedure?
Any time incisions are made, there will be a scar. Mommy makeover patients typically undergo a tummy tuck and some type of cosmetic breast surgery that may or may not include breast implants. One of my primary jobs as a plastic surgeon is to make incisions as inconspicuous as possible and minimize the appearance of scars.
Are there advantages to combining breast augmentation and a tummy tuck?
Yes. Working through the tummy tuck incision, I have open access all the way up to the rib margin. From there, it's only about four centimeters to gain access to the breast region to place breast implants.
Isn't that approach to breast augmentation the same as a TUBA?
No. If I try to place breast implants with a TUBA, I'm working through a very small incision at the level of the belly button and without the advantages that a surgeon might have with laparoscopy because it's all being done through one incision.
Why is the tummy tuck incision approach easier on the patient than a TUBA?
Basically, the TUBA uses a rigid sigmoidoscope to create a tunnel to gain access from the belly button to the chest. Then there is a lot of blunt pushing and pulling of the implant to obtain the desired placement.
There is almost no precise dissection of the tissues in a surgical manner. A TUBA involves a lot of ripping and tearing. There is also very little ability to control bleeding in a TUBA procedure. That's why I don't do TUBAs.
By contrast, using a tummy tuck incision and a standard lighted retractor, I can see the entire surgical field and perform a controlled surgical dissection in a stable environment. This helps avoid complications like bleeding, infection and breast implant asymmetry.