Beverly Hills, CA — At his Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice, Dr. Jay Orringer says the mommy makeover has quickly become one of the most commonly requested procedures. Thanks to an increasing awareness that beauty can be maintained and even improved while raising a family, plastic surgeons have performed over 325,000 total mommy makeover treatments in the past year according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Typically combining breast augmentation, breast lift, and tummy tucks, Dr. Orringer says achieving the optimal outcome is a result of good communication, an appreciation of the uniqueness of each individual, and artistry.
According to Dr. Orringer, the mommy makeover is designed to help mothers combat the effects childbirth may have on a woman’s body. After pregnancy, he says many women experience a loss of elasticity in the skin of their breasts and abdomen, which often proves difficult to address through diet and exercise alone. Through partnership with an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Orringer says patients can once again enjoy the confidence in their bodies they had before pregnancy. He adds that a good diet and exercise then further enhance the quality of the result.
“With a mommy makeover, one goal is to remove the excess skin and fat on the tummy and bring the muscles of the abdominal wall back to a state that much more closely approximates what it was before pregnancy,” says Dr. Orringer. “By also lifting the breasts and perhaps adding an implant, we can better restore the fullness and form that can be lost as a result of childbirth.”
Because mothers already have enough on their plates, the Beverly Hills plastic surgeon says the intent of combining appropriate procedures is to reduce the total recovery time in a safe manner. While a patient may be a good candidate for treatment in as little as three months following the birth of their last child, Dr. Orringer says giving the body time to recuperate after pregnancy is an important step in providing a more effective result, adding that recuperation time varies for each patient. “I think it’s optimal to do the procedure once a mother has finished having children, and generally three to six months after her last child,” says Dr. Orringer.
As with any cosmetic procedure, whether it be a full mommy makeover or a single procedure such as the tummy tuck, Dr. Orringer says choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon is helpful in achieving a safe and successful outcome. He adds that proper preparation before surgery and a plan to maintain fitness after surgery can help patients achieve the optimal experience and outcome. Dr. Orringer stresses the importance of research when selecting the right practice for one’s mommy makeover, as the result depends on a successful partnership and excellent communication.
“I consider what I do to be artistry and my focus is on each individual patient,” he says. “I feel that each individual is very unique. I’m never going to rush a procedure and I will not leave the operating room until I’m delighted with what I’ve accomplished.”
About Jay S. Orringer, MD, FACS
Dr. Jay Orringer is double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Michigan Affiliated Hospitals, his plastic surgery training at the UCLA Medical Center, and a Microsurgery Fellowship at the New York University and Bellevue Hospitals. Dr. Orringer currently serves as Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the John Wayne Cancer Institute and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has has been listed in the “Best Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons,” and included in the “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” as well as “Southern California’s Super Doctors.”
Located at 9675 Brighton Way, Penthouse in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Orringer’s practice can be reached at 310-273-1663. He and his team can also be contacted online via the website drorringer.com.