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When Lindsey White, of Morristown, N.J., decided to get a breast lift and augmentation one year after delivering her fourth child, she had no idea she was embarking on phase one of her "mommy makeover." She just knew she wanted her old breasts back.
"Before children, I was a full C cup," she says. "After breastfeeding all four kids, I was less than an A. I was a board. I just hung. Even my mother said she'd never seen anyone that needed surgery more than me."
Even though White was only 32 at the time, she had the surgery and was thrilled with the result. Now, the house manager, who is 34, has just gone back for more. This time, she had a tummy tuck.
"God forbid I should have lifted up my shirt and let someone see that bump," she says, referring to her sagging stomach, which eight months of steady dieting and daily workouts had done nothing to cure. "It's not fat. It's just loose skin that I have no control over."
White is part of a growing number of women undergoing mommy makeovers -- multiple plastic surgery procedures that restore, or improve, their post-pregnancy bodies.
Dr. Weinstein has been helping mom's restore the bodies for over twenty years. The combination procedures of breast augmentation through a tuumy tuck incision has helped over 50 of his patients. The risk factors for the combined procedure in his practice is not greater then either procedure alone. The risks are minimal with less than 1% rupture and less than 2 % capsular contracture of the breast implants. Although he is concerned with cloting, all patients have compression boots and are encouraged to move their feet, so that the calf muscles are moving and to walk around the same day as surgery.
Many patient's also benefit from limited liposuction to reestablish body contours that are pleasing and allow ladies to fit into the dress sizes they dream of. Mommy makeover is one of the most popular procedures in my practice. Dr. Larry Weinstein