Paramus, NJ — According to the most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), cosmetic procedures are up 5% since 2010, with over 13.8 million total performed in the past year. Dr. Luis Zapiach, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New Jersey, says an influential factor in the rising popularity of aesthetic enhancements has been the mommy makeover trend, a combination of surgical treatments designed to help women seeking to combat the effects of childbirth on their bodies. Typically combining surgical procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, or liposuction, and nonsurgical procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or Ulthera™, Dr. Zapiach says the mommy makeover has quickly become a sought-after treatment for thousands of women across the country.
At his New Jersey plastic surgery practice, Art Plastic Surgery, Dr. Zapiach focuses on a wide variety of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical enhancements ranging from BOTOX® Cosmetic to breast reconstruction. As more cultural emphasis is placed on the beauty of motherhood, he says women at his practice have expressed a growing interest in the surgical techniques available for enhancing their figure and restoring their pre-pregnancy body. Dr. Zapiach says despite influence from shows like The Swan and Desperate Housewives, most patients are looking for subtle, natural results that reflect their inner confidence and vitality.
The ASPS also reports a rise in plastic surgery among women of childbearing age, showing that more than 325,000 mommy makeover procedures were performed nationally on women ages 20 to 39 and 62% of moms say they would consider undergoing a procedure if cost were not an issue. Dr. Zapiach says:
“Most women complain about the loss of their pre-pregnancy figure due to a stretched out, bulging tummy and breasts that are flatter and droopier than what they would like. Moreover, some women say that they have been unable to return to their pre-pregnancy weight. These
concerns usually arise in women who have had more than one child.”
The high demand amongst mothers for surgical treatments such as breast augmentation in New Jersey is likely a result of the constantly evolving techniques and technology that have allowed for reduced scarring, shorter recovery, and a more natural outcome, says Dr. Zapiach. He adds that one of the most noticeable benefits of combining procedures for a mommy makeover is the ability to minimize the amount of time away from work and family responsibilities:
“Given the rigorous schedules that today’s mothers have with children, work, home, etc., they don’t have the luxury of time to recover from two separate procedures. The benefit of a mommy makeover is that we can usually address women’s main concerns in one surgery. These procedures are combined so that we can safely and efficiently treat both the breasts and the tummy together, thereby decreasing the need for additional time away from work, need for childcare, and surgical expense.”
Dr. Zapiach says he expects the popularity of mommy makeover procedures to increase further as more advancements in the success and precision of treatment continue to emerge. However, as with any medical procedure, he strongly urges patients considering a mommy makeover to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon before deciding to undergo treatment. Through partnership with a dedicated and experienced practice, Dr. Zapiach says mothers can enjoy the beauty and wonder of motherhood while still feeling confident with their bodies.
About Luis A. Zapiach, MD
Dr. Luis Zapiach earned his undergraduate degree from the Rutgers University and his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine with honors in Microbiology. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, followed by a residency in plastic surgery at Emory University and additional training in Oculoplastic Surgery at Paces Plastic Surgery. Board-certified in Plastic Surgery as well as General Surgery, Dr. Zapiach is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has been published in numerous top medical journals.
Located at 1 West Ridgewood Avenue Suite 302 in Paramus, NJ, Art Plastic Surgery can be reached at (201) 251-6622. It can also be contacted online via the website artplasticsurgeons.com or facebook.com/artplasticsurgery.