Mommy Makeover Procedure in Norwalk, Connecticut

Dr. Laurence Kirwan. is one of the most experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in Norwalk, Connecticut, and in the entire country. He is a recognized international leader in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He offers a superior level of knowledge, care and understanding to help you achieve the youthful, bright and contoured look you desire.

Key Highlights

  • A Mommy Makeover is a combination of surgeries to help reverse the effects of pregnancy and childbirth.
  • The most common combined procedures are a tummy-tuck and a breast enlargement, with or without a breast-lift
  • Other procedures that maybe a part of a Mommy Makeover are liposuction of the hips and the back area and a labiaplasty
  • Depending on the number of procedures, surgeries may be combined as one procedure or may be split into two or more separate procedures.
  • The ‘mons’ can be lifted as well reduced in volume with liposuction. 
  • The fat removed from the hips and thighs can also be re-injected into the buttocks.

Conveniently Located: Every patient is a VIP. For your mommy makeover surgery appointment, you will see Dr. Kirwan himself at every single appointment. Our Norwalk, CT location is conveniently located in between Manhattan, New York and New Haven, Connecticut. Patients regularly visit from across Connecticut (Stamford, Greenwich, Stratford, Fairfield, Westport, Bridgeport, Darien, New Canaan, Trumbull), New York ( Manhattan, NYC, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, White Plains, Harrison), New Jersey and other neighboring cities/towns for their mommy makeover surgery other plastic surgery procedures. Our office is close to all of the New York Airports for patients who are coming from out-of-state or other countries.

Mommy Makeover

The tummy tuck is combined with a breast enlargement, with or without a breast lift. The mons or pubic area, which sits above the labia, between the top of the inner thighs and below the panty line, is lifted. Liposuction can also be added to a lift to reduce any fullness below the panty line. After pregnancy, the mons is usually a broad wide triangle shape instead of the sharp inverted triangle of youth. A tummy-tuck can lift the mons restoring the narrow triangle shape and can also help to lift the inner and outer thighs. A lift with liposuction of the mons is often standard as part of a tummy-tuck.

The fat removed from the hips and thighs can also be re-injected into the buttocks to give a fuller curvier shape or even into the face, to correct volume loss in the cheeks and lips.

When to Consider a Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover is a cosmetic procedure, meaning it is typically done for aesthetic enhancement. None-the-less, tummy-tuck surgery can strengthen the core and improve posture and breast lift surgery will also improve posture. Whether to do surgery is a highly personal decision. This popular procedure can be a great solution for women who:

  • Are in good health after pregnancy and childbirth
  • Are between 20 and 70 years old
  • Want to regain their pre-pregnancy shape
  • Have weak tummy muscles with or without extra skin and fat that is diet and exercise resistant.
  • Loss of breast volume, saggy breasts or even excessive breast tissue.
  • Have areas of diet and exercise resistant fat in the stomach, hips and back area 
  • Would like to reverse the effects of pregnancy, with or without additional body contouring procedures

Usually, a tummy tuck and breast surgery are performed in isolation. Surgery may be combined with other procedures such as liposuction and body contouring of the hips and back (bra-strap) area.  A labioplasty can be performed at the same time or separately.

Information for Kirwan Plastic Surgery Patients

The best decisions are informed decisions. Dr. Kirwan can help you learn more about a Mommy Makeover as well as body contouring in other areas. Dr. Kirwan can also discuss other treatment options and provide more personalized answers based on your individual needs. You can schedule a consultation and services for various types of cosmetic surgery in Norwalk, with Dr. Kirwan.

Preparing for the Procedure

After making your decision and choosing a surgeon, the next step is a consultation. Be prepared to discuss:

  • Your reasons, goals, and expectations for surgery
  • Your medical history – including illnesses, conditions, allergies, treatments, previous procedures, and other risk factors that could affect the outcome of your procedure
  • Use of any medications, vitamins, supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
  • Any questions or concerns about the procedure – come prepared with a written list
  • Plastic surgery risks and potential complications

During your consultation, Dr. Kirwan will examine you as well as take photos so as to compare results before and after plastic surgery with a simulation. Dr. Kirwan will also show you examples of before and after results from his own patients.

What Happens During Mommy Makeover Surgery

Surgery is normally performed under general anesthesia. Dr Kirwan will perform the surgery as discussed in your consultation.

Mommy Makeover Procedure Options

Dr. Kirwan may perform one of several techniques, such as:

Tummy tuck and breast surgery alone

  • Ideal for patients who do not have additional diet and exercise resistant fat
  • Tummy incisions are made around the belly button and beneath the panty line
  • Fat and skin are removed from the lower abdomen and the bellybutton is repositioned
  • Breasts are enlarged with implants and/or lifted
  • Outcome: tummy is flatter, more defined and tighter
  • Breasts are fuller and lifted
  • Length: 4 to 6 hours

Tummy tuck combined with liposuction of other areas such as the hips, flanks, inner and outer thighs

  • Best method for patients who have diet and exercise resistant fat in additional areas
  • Small additional incisions are made to suction fat
  • Excess fat is removed, contouring the torso
  • Excess fat is removed with Liposuction
  • Length: 4 to 6 hours

Tummy tuck combined with liposuction of other areas such as the hips, flanks, inner and outer things with reinjection of fat into buttocks

  • Recommended for patients who have areas of diet and exercise resistant fat in additional areas
  • Great option for patients who want to define and augment their buttocks
  • Multiple small incisions are made to suction fat, The fat is filtered and re-injected into the subcutaneous planes of the buttock.
  • Length: 4 to 6 hours

Mommy Makeover Results and Recovery

It may take some time to fully recover and see your final results after a Mommy Makeover. However, many patients are able to return to work in about two weeks and resume other activities (like working out) in approximately six weeks.

Following surgery, you will experience swelling and some bruising. To help reduce swelling, Dr. Kirwan will suggest that you wear a compression garment continuously for two weeks and during the day for an additional two to four weeks. The breasts, the tummy and any areas of liposuction, will be swollen after surgery. You will retain fluid for several days after surgery. The contours of your breasts, your tummy and the areas of liposuction will gradually become more defined as the swelling decreases and as the tissues heal and contract. It will take 6 to 12 months to see the final result. However, you will be able to your new curves during the initial weeks and months after surgery.

Be sure to follow any instructions provided by Dr. Kirwan and his staff before and after your cosmetic surgery to ensure a smooth procedure and recovery.


Before & After Photos