January 7, 2016

Abdominoplasty and Your Mommy Makeover


Sometimes a new mother can focus so much on her new family, that she loses her own sense of identity and self-importance. Mommy Makeovers are specially designed cosmetic procedures that can help you feel youthful and renewed after pregnancy, without a long and painful recovery time. Popular procedures in a Mommy Makeover often include breast augmentation and lifting, as well the ever-popular procedure, abdominoplasty.

Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a “tummy tuck,” improves the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin, while also tightening muscles for patients with pockets of loose fat and skin that stubbornly remain even after diet and exercise. The procedure is highly effective for people who have undergone weight loss surgery, as well as for new mothers with stretched bellies from pregnancy.

As each procedure is different, individual recovery time varies as well, though for a full abdominoplasty, the initial recovery period can take from one to four weeks. Strenuous activity is best avoided and patients are suggested to take time from work. Swelling, bruising and general discomfort is common, with full recovery taking up to six months, and surgical scars fading more thereafter.

Abdominoplasty is a major procedure, one that brings with it certain risks. While very rare, complications can include blood clots, thrombosis, cardiac or pulmonary complications, or infection. With that said, when you schedule a personal consult with Dr. Fiorillo at his convenient Rockland County, New York, offices, he will carefully plan a personalized treatment course for you, which will significantly help to reduce the possibility of complications.

The key to a safe and stunning Mommy Makeover with abdominoplasty is choosing the right surgeon. Contact Dr. Fiorillo to make a personal consultation at his Rockland County office, either by scheduling online or calling 845-867-2594.

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