Customizing Mommy Makeover Optimizes Results, States New Hampshire Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Richard Zeff explains how tailoring the mommy makeover procedure to suit the anatomic needs of the patient can achieve the best possible results, and touches on the typical recovery experience.
Stratham, NH—No two women experience pregnancy and child-rearing the same way, reveals New Hampshire plastic surgeon Richard Zeff, MD. As a result, he explains that the popular body contouring procedure known as a mommy makeover should be customized to suit the anatomical indicators and desired aesthetic outcome of each individual.
A mommy makeover typically includes two procedures, Dr. Zeff indicates: abdominoplasty, more commonly called tummy tuck surgery, and breast lift surgery. However, he notes that complementary treatments can be added to further enhance results, including breast augmentation, liposuction, and cosmetic injectables. As pregnancy and childbirth can transform the body in myriad ways, he emphasizes the need for versatility with regard to the cosmetic enhancements. Patients often want to know what a mommy makeover can do for them, and he says by providing the full compendium of available options, individuals often experience greater satisfaction with the results.
To further serve as a helpful resource, Dr. Zeff also details what to expect from a mommy makeover. He says that although every patient heals at a different rate, for the most part individuals should plan to stay home for approximately one to two weeks after the operation, and avoid strenuous activity for at least a month. Though these directives may vary based on the specifics of the procedure, the New Hampshire plastic surgeon emphasizes that in many cases additional treatments do not necessarily extend the downtime.
Ultimately, Dr. Zeff believes that to achieve optimal results during a mommy makeover, a customized treatment plan must be developed that addresses the unique conditions of each patient. Furthermore, he says individuals who are well-informed about the available options and typical recovery period often achieve higher rates of satisfaction with regard to the outcome. Mothers have the most essential job in the world, he intimates, so they deserve the highest level of care possible.
About Richard L. Zeff, MD, PA
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Zeff is a plastic surgeon based in Stratham, New Hampshire. A graduate of Tufts University, he received his medical degree from University of Miami before completing a surgical internship at New York University Bellevue Hospital, his general surgery residency in Des Moines, Iowa, and his plastic surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center. In addition to over 30 years of experience, Dr. Zeff is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is available for interview upon request.
Dr. Richard Zeff
137 Portsmouth Ave.
Stratham, NH 03885