What is a Mommy Makeover?
While many consider pregnancy to be one of life’s most precious experiences, it can take a tremendous toll on a woman’s body and self-esteem. After the journey of childbirth and breastfeeding, many mothers struggle with deflated breasts, a protruding belly, and pockets of stubborn body fat. The Mommy Makeover is a comprehensive approach to body enhancement that plumps and lifts the breasts, flattens the abdomen, and removes unwanted body fat to produce a ravishing figure. By choosing this procedure package, women can give themselves the curves they desire and restore their confidence.
Many women who have experienced one or more pregnancies are commonly left with stretched, drooping skin and pockets of unwanted fat that cannot be corrected with at-home remedies like diet and exercise. Women may be considering a Mommy Makeover if they can relate to any of the following:
- Sagging or deflated breasts
- Excess abdominal skin
- Damaged rectus muscles
- Stubborn fat deposits
Mommy Makeover Options
There are a few options for women who want to enhance their post-pregnancy breasts. A breast lift involves reshaping the breast tissue to create a perkier, more youthful breasts. Breast augmentation replenishes lost breast volume and produces a more prominent bustline. Some patients can achieve the shapely chest appearance of their dreams by combining breast lift surgery and breast augmentation.
Pregnancy often results in abdominal skin laxity and rectus muscle damage. Tummy tuck surgery improves the aesthetic of the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat while repairing the weakened musculature beneath. This procedure tightens the midsection and slims the waistline, producing a gorgeous silhouette. Liposuction may be performed during tummy tuck surgery for optimal body contouring effects.
During pregnancy, many women accumulate fat around their abdomen. If this fat resists diet and exercise efforts, patients may want to consider liposuction. Liposuction involves removing pockets of unwanted fat throughout the body to create smooth and slender contours. This procedure can be performed along the bra line, hips and flanks, abdomen, thighs, and arms to add the final touch to a Mommy Makeover.
Patients can expect some bruising and swelling after a Mommy Makeover. Limiting physical activity for up to eight weeks is crucial. Strenuous activity and heavy lifting can increase the risk of developing postoperative complications. Mommy Makeover patients must focus solely on resting and ask friends or family to care for children and handle all household chores during the initial phase of recovery.
It is safe to engage in light aerobic activity, such as walking, two weeks into recovery. Patients who include breast enhancement procedures with their Mommy Makeover must avoid upper body exercises for at least four weeks, and high-intensity workouts must be avoided for at least eight weeks.
You may notice minor residual bruising and swelling two to three months after your Mommy Makeover. It can take between three and six months to see the final results of the procedure. The results of a Mommy Makeover are considered to be permanent as long as you adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle and have no pregnancies following your surgery. Significant weight gain or loss, as well as pregnancy, can compromise your results.
Mommy Makeover FAQs
How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?
The cost of a Mommy Makeover depends on several factors, including the extent of correction, surgical technique, facility and anesthesia fees, and geographical location. You will receive an accurate cost estimate of your unique procedure during your Mommy Makeover consultation.
What are the risks associated with Mommy Makeover surgery?
Complications associated with the Mommy Makeover are uncommon. Some of the potential risks that can occur after any surgical procedure include:
- Poor healing
- Bleeding or hematoma
- Abnormal reaction to anesthesia
- Changes in sensation
Will I have scarring after my Mommy Makeover?
Women who undergo a Mommy Makeover procedure can expect some degree of scarring; however, all scars tend to fade over time, and Dr. Mendieta meticulously places all incisions so that they may be easily concealed with clothing and bathing suits.
Will a Mommy Makeover also lift my buttocks?
No, a traditional Mommy Makeover does not address the buttocks. However, Dr. Mendieta performs his own, specialized Miami Makeover, which includes the same benefits as the Mommy Makeover, but with a splash of South Beach.