Mothers everywhere feel uncomfortable with the undesirable body changes produced by pregnancy. Becoming a mother is undeniably a beautiful experience for most women, but it also brings a variety of challenges, particularly when it comes to the appearance of the breasts and the excess skin that remains after pregnancy.
These post-pregnancy body concerns can all be addressed with a mommy makeover Miami. A mommy makeover Miami is designed to help you get your pre-pregnancy body back. It’s one of the most appealing procedures to moms after they are done having children.
Thanks to the expertise of surgeons at Unique Aesthetic Center, we can deliver results that make our patients look and feel more like themselves. Our surgeons are adept at body contouring, liposuction and breast procedures; thus the best results can be accomplished. If you are ready and would like to learn more about the services we offer, book a complimentary consultation today.
Mommy Makeover By Dr. Fisher
Mommy makeover candidates
Women best suited for mommy makeovers are in good overall health, have lost volume in the breasts, excess skin in the thighs and abdominal area, and a stable weight. But most importantly, they come with realistic expectations, and they are prepared for surgery. It’s also critical that you are a nonsmoker or quit smoking since smoking may delay the healing process. Having friends and family to help care for you is also essential to a successful recovery. You must follow your doctor’s orders, especially when multiple procedures are done at once.
What’s included in a mommy makeover?
A woman’s body can be beautifully altered with a mommy makeover Miami. The breasts and abdomen are the primary areas that need improvement. Therefore, the mommy makeover includes a variety of procedures that target these specific areas:
Breast augmentation – This procedure can help restore volume and upper breast fullness with saline or silicone breast implants. It’s is a great option for moms left with deflated breasts after pregnancy. However, in some cases, it might not be required as part of the mommy makeover.
Breast lift – It addresses breast asymmetry after giving birth. Pregnancy will increase a woman’s breast size several cup sizes but soon after done breastfeeding the breasts go back to normal leaving flat and saggy breasts that require surgical lifting. During breast lift surgery, the surgeon will make an incision based on the amount of skin to be removed. The muscles are then tightened, and the breasts reshaped to look symmetrical.
Breast reduction – Women whose breasts have enlarged after pregnancy can benefit from a breast reduction. There are several surgical technique options such as liposuction, lollipop and anchor incisions, which can be used based on the breast anatomy, amount of tissue to be removed, and patient’s goals.
Tummy tuck – With an abdominoplasty, you can sculpt the entire abdominal area after pregnancy. It’s common for the abdominal skin and muscles to get stretched and sag. During surgery, an incision will be made based on the amount of skin and fat to be removed, and the stomach muscles are pulled tight, then the excess skin is removed and stitched out.
Liposuction – Losing baby weight can be challenging for most moms. Liposuction is commonly performed to remove excess fat, particularly for women that have stubborn fat deposits in the flanks and waist. During a mommy makeover, an incision is made, and a suction tube called cannula is placed to extract the fat quickly. Then the skin is pulled back tight, and the excess skin is removed. The incision is stitched, and drainage tubes are inserted.
How much is a mommy makeover?
The average cost of a mommy makeover at Unique Aesthetic Center is $8,000. The cost is based on how many problems you would like to address. Every woman’s body is affected differently by pregnancy. Some moms may be left with sagging tummies while others have deflated breasts or other concerns. After your surgeon evaluates where the problems are, we will be able to develop a personalized plan an estimate the cost with more accuracy.
Mommy makeover recovery
A mommy makeover involves multiple major surgeries, and while the results are very favorable at helping you restore your pre-pregnancy figure, you should expect a lengthy recovery and make arrangements accordingly. Your surgeon will give you exact instructions about how to care for the surgical site, address any specific concerns you may have, advise on medications to take during recovery, and so on.
The specific information for your mommy makeover recovery is based on the procedures included in your treatment plan. Surgeries such as a tummy tuck and a breast lift will require you rest at home for at least one week and avoid any vigorous activities for several weeks.
Compression garments can limit the amount of swelling and pain experienced during recovery. Most patients go back to work in 2 to 4 weeks, but they may still experience some muscle and skin tightness as well as soreness and numbness. These side effects should subside as time goes on.
Schedule a complimentary mommy makeover appointment today
The best way to know about what a mommy makeover entails is to schedule a consultation with one of our talented surgeons. We always encourage our patients to ask many questions so that there are no surprises or wrong expectations. For more information about the procedure or to schedule an in-person consultation, contact us today.
Mommy Makeover procedure key Faqs
Can I get pregnant after a mommy makeover?
If you are planning on having more children soon, it is better to wait until childbearing is complete since additional pregnancies may undo mommy makeover results, especially when it comes to abdominal tissues, which can be stretched out with another pregnancy.
Where are the incisions made?
It all depends on the procedure chosen and the techniques used. Generally, a breast lift is carried out with a circular incision around the areola and implants for breast augmentation, if required, can be positioned through the same incision. A tummy tuck is carried with a hip-to-hip incision.
Should I lose weight before a mommy makeover?
Most surgeons advise you to wait until you are within 10 pounds of your ideal weight before undergoing liposuction or an abdominoplasty so that long-term cosmetic results are achieved. A BMI of 30 or less is generally considered ideal, but this is something you must first consult with your doctor.
How long should I wait after childbirth to have a mommy makeover?
The waiting time can vary from patient to patient. Some surgeons recommend you wait six weeks, but that’s too soon since the abdomen is still undergoing some changes and by that time you have not lost all your pregnancy weight yet. You should wait at least three months, as there may be some possible complications if the procedure is performed before that. Remember, you won’t be able to lift the baby after surgery for several weeks, and you will need additional support at home.
How much time should I take off work?
The time you take off work is based on the extent of the procedures, the type of work you do, and your ability to heal. After the first week of recovery, you may be able to do some work at home and return to work at a sedentary job within 2-3 weeks. However, if your occupation requires heavy lifting and other strenuous tasks, it’s best you wait at least 4-6 weeks.
How many procedures can I undergo at once?
Due to safety reasons, patients are not advised to combine procedures that would exceed 6 hours. A tummy tuck and breast augmentation, for example, may take 4-6 hours to be completed. Your surgeon will evaluate your body and help you understand which combination of surgeries can meet your specific needs.
Why is combining several procedures so advantageous?
You will only have one recovery period
It’s more affordable having several procedures at once
A full transformation is emotionally beneficial
More convenient when taking time off work
How long before I can see the final results?
While some results are seen immediately, for most patients, it can take six months to a year for the results to improve.
How long will the results last?
The results should be permanent as long as you maintain a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle. The right nutrition and exercise regimen can help you look your best for decades.