About the Mommy Makeover
After pregnancy and childbirth, it can be difficult and even impossible for patients to attain the body that they desire through diet and exercise alone. That's why our plastic surgeon, board-certified Dr. Lawrence Bass, offers mommy makeovers to women who are wishing to restore their cosmetic appearance postpartum. A mommy makeover can include a number of procedures such as breast augmentation and lifting, tummy tuck, labiaplasty, skin tightening, liposuction, and more. All of these procedures can be performed onsite at one of our Bass Plastic Surgery offices in either Great Neck or Manhattan, NY. Each patient will privately discuss their needs and concerns with Dr. Bass, so he can develop a fully custom treatment plan to help each woman get her body back.
During a private consultation, our plastic surgeon will listen to all the concerns each patient has about her body to see if she is a good candidate for these procedures. Many women seeking these treatments and surgeries have:
- Breasts that sag and droop from multiple pregnancies and breastfeeding
- A tummy with bulges of fat that didn’t go away with after-pregnancy weight loss
- Extra skin on the arms, buttock, and thighs that didn’t bounce back after pregnancy weight
- A less-than-desirable shape to their breasts or buttocks that needs enhancement to fill in the lost volume after baby
- Multiple areas of the body with visible, unattractive stretch marks
The best candidates for the mommy makeover are women who are finished having children. We strongly encourage women considering the mommy makeover to not plan on having more children once the surgeries have taken place as it will damage the skin by stretching and will require more plastic surgeries in the future.
"I had a breast reduction with Dr. Bass in July. Everything from the consultation to the follow up appointments to the office staff was wonderful. I'm so pleased with the results and should've done this years ago. Dr. Bass is attentive and very thorough. The office staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Dr. Bass!!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 02, 2017
"Great facialplasty/peel - Dr. Bass and his whole team were terrific. They were professional, thoughtful, and made sure that every step in the process was easy and successful...."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 24, 2019
"I had surgery performed by Dr. Bass. I found him to be caring with more aftercare than to had anticipated. I am a patient at the Great Neck office and found everyone there to be helpful, thorough, and caring. I would highly recommend this practice."- M. / Healthgrades / Nov 18, 2020
"Great Surgeon for Male Rhinoplasty - Dr. Bass performed my rhinoplasty along with a medically indicated septoplasty. I'm happy with the results, in terms of both look and function (i.e. snoring is cured, breathing noticeably improved).Male rhinoplasty is a difficult procedure to get right; my understanding is that it has a lower patient satisfaction rate than most cosmetic procedures. Thus, it is especially important to find the right surgeon with the knowledge, skill and experience, who can discuss expectations in a clear and honest manner. I fully recommend Dr. Bass.Dr. Bass is very patient and caring, especially for a surgeon of his renown. Pre-operative consultation was very thorough and he was generous with his time. Recovery from any nasal surgery is unpleasant and good post-operative care is important; again, I'm pleased with his & his staff's empathy and responsiveness.Finally, I'm grateful that Dr. Bass was able to accommodate my schedule and coordinate with her colleague Dr. Franziska Huettner (another outstanding surgeon), so I could have multiple procedures with the downtime of one."- A. / RealSelf / Aug 23, 2020
"Tummy Tuck 1/8/18 - Had gastric bypass 6/6/17Lost 130 pounds Tummy Tuck 1/8/18Today is 3 days post opp ,I’m feeling better today ... day 2 I felt like a Mack truck hit meI wasn’t in major pain just very sore .Feeling better today trying to move more"- B. / RealSelf / Jan 10, 2019
What to Expect
Pregnancy changes many areas of the body — a mommy makeover will require careful planning and may be implemented in stages. Our plastic surgeon has years of experience performing these surgeries in one setting; however, sometimes the health of the patient requires more than one surgery date. The end result is still the same, just expect that some women will have more surgeries than other women and will endure a longer recovery time.
Some of the mommy makeover procedures may include a combination of:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift (with or without implants)
- Tummy Tuck
- Labiaplasty/female wellness treatments
- Skin rejuvenation (laser treatments, wrinkle relaxers, fillers)
Our plastic surgeon will require an overnight stay for observation in the hospital after patients have multiple surgeries and are under anesthesia for 3 or more hours. This is to ensure our patient's safety and to limit the risk of infection post-op. We will also ensure our mommy makeover patients have the best in recovery care and pain management after the procedure.
New moms love the fact that once the extra skin has been removed and tightened, their stretch marks are drastically reduced. Our practice can minimize the remaining stretch marks with nonsurgical treatments such as lasers, microdermabrasion, and/or chemical peels. This does not mean there will not be surgery scars. As with all plastic surgeries, our highly skilled plastic surgeon will do his best to minimize scarring with careful incision techniques and placement. While the recovery time does take several months, patients are able to return to a normal routine in about 4 – 6 weeks and should wait for clearance from Dr. Bass before starting to exercise again. The entire mommy makeover transformation could take up to a year for recovery. The results are life changing for many women.
Beauty After Baby
With their changed bodies, some women feel less than beautiful after giving birth. The mommy makeover has produced tremendous results, giving women back their youthful figure and body confidence. Call our friendly front office staff to schedule a private consultation today.