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Mommy Makeover in Philadelphia

There is no doubt that pregnancy and breastfeeding can be demanding on a woman’s body.

A mommy makeover allows a woman to restore a rejuvenated appearance to her breast and body contours. Where diet and exercise aren't enough to restore a youthful aspect to your body, you can return to your pre-mommy figure and silhouette once again with a mommy makeover performed by Dr. Christian Subbio.

A mommy makeover, from highly sought after plastic surgeon Dr. Subbio, is often a combination of breast lift with implants and a tummy tuck with Vaser Hi-Def Liposuction. Dr. Subbio’s consultation will include a thorough evaluation in which he will determine the precise techniques to achieve your aesthetic enhancement. He’ll even hand-draw you your projected results right in his Philadelphia office.

Customized for You

Your mommy makeover is customized to fit your particular needs and enhance your feminine figure. During your consultation with Dr. Subbio, you can elect any procedure offered by Dr. Subbio that you would like included in your makeover.

Some surgeries require general anesthesia while others can be performed using a local anesthetic and light sedation. Dr. Subbio can answer any questions and advise you about which procedures can be performed in combination.

Regardless of which procedure you undergo, you can go home the same day provided someone is available to drive you home.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) or Mini Tummy Tuck

Removes abdominal fat and loose skin. Both give drastic improvements to the abdomen, flank, and waistline.

Not only will Dr. Subbio remove excess skin and fat, but he will also create an internal corset of stitches at the abdominal wall to shrink and tighten the waistline from within. Patients go from having the dreaded “paunch” or “belly”, to a flat, tight, and trim midsection immediately. The scars are typically well-hidden beneath the pant line, so no one needs to be the wiser.

Dr. Subbio is the only surgeon in Philadelphia, and one of only a few on the east coast, who is certified in VASER high-definition liposculpture. Having traveled to Colombia to learn from Dr. Hoyos, who invented this new technique, it allows him to sculpt faint hints of shadows on the abdomen. These soft curves add a degree of realism to your result and avoid the “flat abdomen” syndrome seen with older techniques.

Read more about what to expect from a Tummy Tuck.

Liposuction

Improves body shape by removing exercise-resistant fat deposits utilizing a tube and vacuum device. Done using the tumescent technique, in which targeted fat cells are infused with a solution containing saline before liposuction, reduce post-operative bruising and swelling. This is combined with a local anesthetic to reduce patient pain and discomfort.

Common locations for liposuction include chin, neck, upper arms, abdomen, trunk, hips. For larger volumes of fat or for fibrous body areas, ​VASER LIPOSUCTION​ may be used. Vaser is a new technique in which an ultrasound probe is inserted beneath the skin to “liquefy” the fat before it is suctioned.

Read more about what to expect from Liposuction.

Breast Lift With Implants

Will add size and bounce to your breasts. The combination of a breast lift with breast implants is highly desirable to achieve youthful appearing breasts with full upper pole fullness and cleavage, mimicking the “push-up” bra style. A breast lift alone cannot duplicate the results that both the lift and implants can achieve.

In this procedure, Dr. Subbio removes any excess, stretched skin to elevate the breast tissue, including the nipples and areolas, to a higher position and then applies implants above or below your chest muscle.

Read more about Dr. Subbio’s No Touch Breast Augmentation.

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction is one of Dr. Subbio’s most common procedures, his breast reduction patients are some of his happiest. Women can suffer for years from the strain caused by weight on their upper and lower backs. They suffer from rashes in their breast folds, bra-straps cutting into their skin, limitation in exercise, and even headaches caused by the constant weight of the breasts.

Dr. Subbio is an expert in reshaping the breast through various procedures, each tailored to the patient specifically. The scars are generally well-tolerated and fade with time, and women find their lives transformed and able to enjoy their day pain-free. Come in today and find out if this life-changing operation is desirable for you.

Read more about what to expect from Breast Reduction

Breast Lift

Breast lift (mastopexy) surgery restores a round, youthful shape to breasts that have begun to sag. This procedure is ideal for women who want to improve the elevation of their breasts without making their breasts larger. Mastopexy can also be combined with breast augmentation surgery to enhance breast fullness while simultaneously shaping the breasts to be pert and symmetrical.

As a trained artist, Dr. Subbio brings his innate sense of aesthetics to the operating table when performing a breast lift. He carefully personalizes every breast lift he performs, starting with an artist’s rendition depicting each patient’s projected results. This tailored approach ensures patients get exactly the results they want, without the need for future revision surgeries. Dr. Subbio also takes the time to educate patients about the causes of breast ptosis (sagging) so they can maintain their results for many years.

Read more about what to expect from a Breast Lift

Dr. Subbio: The Artist Touch

During your consultation, Dr. Subbio will ask you what you would like to change about your appearance.

After interviewing you to discover your aesthetic goals, Dr. Subbio combines his skill as an artist and his knowledge as a cosmetic surgeon to determine the precise techniques to achieve the desired results. He will draw out a personalized sketch of your projected results as part of your consultation. There are many reasons to choose Dr. Subbio for your mommy makeover in Philadelphia:

Not only will Dr. Subbio remove excess skin and fat, but he will also create an internal corset of stitches at the abdominal wall to shrink and tighten the waistline from within. Patients go from having the dreaded “paunch” or “belly”, to a flat, tight, and trim midsection immediately. The scars are typically well-hidden beneath the pant line, so no one needs to be the wiser. Dr. Subbio is the only surgeon in Philadelphia, and one of only a few on the east coast, who is certified in VASER high-definition liposculpture. Having traveled to Colombia to learn from Dr. Hoyos, who invented this new technique, it allows him to sculpt faint hints of shadows on the abdomen. These soft curves add a degree of realism to your result and avoid the “flat abdomen” syndrome seen with older techniques.

  • He cares about his patients. He gives each of his patients his personal cell phone number. He will call you the night after your surgery to check on you and make sure your recovery is proceeding well and is as comfortable as possible. 
  • He’s a trained artist, and you’re his canvas. It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. His artistic eye allows him to ascertain how to best achieve natural-looking, aesthetics results for your mommy makeover.
  • He’s fun! He likes to joke with his patients and put them at ease. We maintain an intimate, and personalized, office and treat our patients like family.
  • He has integrity, in business and as a surgeon. He would rather lose your business than sign you up for a procedure that he is not 100% behind and that isn’t appropriate for you. If there is a procedure he does not offer, he will recommend a different surgeon for you.

Consultation for a Mommy Makeover in Philadelphia

When it comes to one of the best Mommy Makeovers Philadelphia has to offer, Subbio Plastic Surgery is your premier destination for aesthetic enhancement.

Mommy Makeover FAQs

If you have any of the following conditions following pregnancy and breastfeeding, a mommy makeover might be a good choice for you:

  • Excess skin around the stomach and abdomen
  • Post-pregnancy weight that does not respond to diet or exercise
  • Deflated or sagging breast
  • Heavy breasts that cause discomfort or pain
  • Persistent pockets of fat on your body
  • A flattened or sagging bottom

You should be at your ideal weight and in good physical health. If you plan to lose more than 15 pounds, you should wait to have a procedure like a tummy tuck since weight loss could cause additional loose skin to develop.

If you are planning on a pregnancy in the near future you should postpone your Mommy Makeover. Subsequent pregnancies can affect your results causing you to need revision procedures.

If you choose procedures like a tummy tuck and liposuction that will change the contours of your body, as excess skin and fat tissue is removed from the body. 

Dr. Subbio utilizes SmartLipo, which has the ability to tighten the skin and promote natural collagen production. This can further tighten the skin over the months following the procedure and improve the appearance of cellulite.

Dr. Subbio is the only surgeon in Philadelphia, and one of only a few on the east coast, who is certified in VASER high-definition liposculpture. This allows him to sculpt faint hints of shadows on the abdomen. These soft curves add a degree of realism to your result and avoid the “flat abdomen” syndrome seen with older techniques. 

Absolutely. During your consultation, Dr. Subbio will ask you what bothers you about the way you look. Then, he’ll tell you exactly which procedures will give you the results you’re after, and he’ll explain what you can expect. He’ll even hand-draw you a projected result right in the office.

Definitely. Dr. Subbio is dedicated to making sure your recovery is as comfortable as possible. 

First, he delivers excellent results at his Philadelphia practice. Following your surgery, he will personally check in with you to ensure your recovery is going well. 

From there he will examine you in person on your follow-up visits to ensure everything is proceeding as expected with your recovery.

No. None of the procedures require a hospital stay.

Dr. Subbio will make any incision in discrete areas as much as possible and that can usually be covered by clothes. Scars become less noticeable, flatter, and fade with time.

You can, but doing so may affect the results of your Mommy Makeover. A subsequent pregnancy, naturally, could reverse liposuction or tummy tuck results.

Your Mommy Makeover is customized for you, allowing you to choose any procedure that Dr. Subbio offers. However, the most common surgeries in a Mommy Makeover include:

  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) or Mini Tummy Tuck to remove abdominal fat and loose skin
  • Liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat almost anywhere on the body
  • Brazilian Butt Lift to add lift and roundness to the buttocks
  • Breast Lift to render the breasts perky again
  • Breast Lift with Implants to make the breasts larger, as well as perky
  • Breast Reduction to decrease the size of heavy breasts

An incision is usually made in the pubic area, where the scar can be hidden under clothes. Another incision is made in the area of the belly button. Dr. Subbio will make the incision as discreet as possible.

Dr. Subbio then uses Liposuction to remove excess fat. This is done by using a cannula connected to a suction device.

Any loose skin is then removed and the remaining skin is tightened. If necessary, the stomach muscles are tightened. The incisions are then closed, leaving you with a toned and slim stomach.

Read more about what to expect from a Tummy Tuck.

Small incisions of about 1/4-inch each is made in the areas to be treated. Dr. Subbio will make every effort to place the incisions in discreet locations where the scars can be easily covered with clothing. These might include natural body creases, the area low on the abdomen above the groin, the belly button, or under the chin, for example. A cannula attached to a suction device is used to remove excess fat. The incisions are either closed to allow the area to heal.

Read more about what to expect from Liposuction and SmartLipo.

After the incisions are made, Dr. Subbio removes any excess, stretched skin. Then, he raises the breast tissue, including the nipples and areolas, to a higher position and reshapes the breasts as necessary. He then closes the incisions with sutures.

Read more about what to expect from a Breast Lift.

While incisions vary, an anchor pattern is used most of the time. This includes an incision around the darker skin of the areolas, vertically from the bottom of the areolas to the bottom of the breasts, and horizontally along the breast crease. For some patients, it is possible to eliminate the horizontal incision. This is called a “lollipop” pattern.

Dr. Subbio then removes excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue to reduce the breasts and lift them. If necessary, the areolas are made smaller to match the new breast size. The nipples and areolas are also repositioned to give your new breast a natural-looking appearance.

Read more about what to expect from Breast Reduction.

A Brazilian Butt Lift is generally achieved through fat grafting. Essentially, excess fat in one area where you don’t want it is harvested and injected into your buttocks. Liposuction is used to harvest the fat tissue, usually from the abdomen and/or thighs. Only small, discreet incisions in the abdomen or inner thighs are made, and a cannula is inserted that removes the fat.

The fat is then purified and treated in a centrifuge, after which it is injected into the buttocks to give them a lifted, fuller shape. Dr. Subbio uses his experience as an artist to sculpt the buttocks.

Read more about what to expect from a Brazilian Butt Lift.

After the incisions are made, Dr. Subbio removes any excess, stretched skin. Then, he raises the breast tissue, including the nipples and areolas, to a higher position and inserts implants either above or below the chest muscle. He then closes the incisions with sutures, leaving you with beautify proportioned and perky breasts.

Read more about Dr. Subbio’s No Touch Breast Augmentation.

A tummy tuck or liposuction can improve the appearance of your love handles and flatten your abdomen.

It depends on which procedures. For example, a tummy tuck and a breast lift would have to be performed separately with recovery time in between. During your consultation with Dr. Subbio, he will help you determine your aesthetic goals and which procedures will help you to achieve them. 

From there you can work together to determine which procedures can be done together, and which should be done separately. Dr. Subbio prides himself on the quality of his artistic products and will recommend the best way to achieve the highest quality result.

That depends on the procedures you wish to have done. Some surgeries require general anesthesia, while others can be performed using a local anesthetic and light sedation. After all procedures, however, you can go home the same day, provided someone is available to drive you home.

You will be anesthetized during your surgery, so should not experience any pain. There is often some discomfort after the anesthesia wears off. Pain medication can be provided to help you get through your recovery as painless as possible. You will also be able to text or call Dr. Subbio at any time if you have questions.

It is best to sleep in a position that does not put pressure on the area just operated on. If you have a tummy tuck or breast procedure, you will need to sleep on your back for a few weeks. Dr. Subbio will give you specific instructions and guidelines to make your recovery quick and comfortable.

For the most part, yes, but post-surgical swelling can prevent you from appreciating the full and final results of your procedures for a few months.

Dr. Subbio cares about his patients and is dedicated to ensuring your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. Dr. Subbio has made it a standard practice to call his patients the night after their procedure to check up on their recovery. He will examine you in person on your follow-up visits to ensure your recovery is proceeding as expected.

3734 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

In our office, you will be treated like a part of our family. It’s a relaxing, pressure-free haven where you can feel comfortable to ask all of your questions. We think you’ll sense immediately that we care as much about your safety and your beautiful results as you do. Contact us today for a consultation, and find out why Dr. Subbio has earned a reputation as one of Philadelphia’s most trusted and skilled plastic surgeons.