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Mommy Makeover in Miami
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Having children can take a harsh toll on a woman’s body, leaving behind extra pounds, sagging skin and breasts. It is normal for women to carry around a few extra pounds after having a baby. Some women seem to shed the pounds effortlessly, while others have to work a lot harder to lose the ‘baby weight’. Unfortunately, even once the weight is gone, extra skin may be left behind at the tummy and breasts due to loss of elasticity. Once the skin has lost its elasticity, it is stretched beyond repair, which means no amount of diet and exercise can correct it.
Named for the demographic it serves, the Mommy Makeover aims to erase the damage to the body left behind by pregnancy, or extreme weight loss.
Candidates for Mommy Makeover
Moms are often underappreciated, exhausted, and overwhelmed; constantly striving to balance raising a family, having a career, a social life, and maintaining the spark in their romantic lives. Busy moms seldom have time for themselves.
Opting for a mommy makeover is a time saver. Having both procedures at once, saving time and allowing busy moms to get their pre-baby bodies back, faster.
Undergoing a mommy makeover will not add hours to the day for getting dolled up, but it does significantly improve the way the patient looks in clothing following surgery, thanks to a slimmer mid-section and perky breasts.
Once healed, our patients report feeling revitalized, vibrant, and more self-confident. They get their “mojo back”.
The Mommy Makeover is one of the most versatile procedures available today as it is fully customizable to treat each patient’s unique concerns; the most common of which are:
– Sagging breasts
– Loss of volume of the breasts following breast feeding
– Excess skin in the lower abdomen
– Excess skin in the mid abdomen
– Love handles
– Back rolls
Good candidates for a Mommy Makeover are in good health, through having children, and at a stable weight.
Mommy Makeover & Weight Loss
Mommy Makeover surgeries are not exclusive to patients who are moms, in fact, the surgery is popular amongst patients who have lost a large amount of weight. Dramatic weight loss following bariatric surgery, lap band, hCG, or through diet and exercise, may leave the patient with excess skin; especially at the abdomen and breasts.
Regardless of the patient, it is important that patients who are in the process of losing a few pounds reach their target weight and maintain it for a few months prior to having any contouring procedures, as fluctuations in weight may impact the results of surgery.
All patients must be in good health in order to undergo plastic surgery.
“I’m not a vain person, this surgery was important to me because I had my first son when I was 15, and the pregnancy left my body unrecognizable since I was so young.” Patient feedback
What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist of?
Being such a versatile procedure, the consultation process for a Mommy Makeover is of particular importance. Prospective patients should convey their concerns and goals clearly then, together with their surgeon, formulate the best technique to address concerns and achieve those goals.
Patients can choose to combine a number of procedures, the most common are:
Tummy Tuck, AKA Abdominoplasty, is a body contouring plastic surgery which serves to remove excess skin of the abdomen, and correct weakness of the abdominal muscles called diastasis recti.
Diastasis is a separation of the abdominal muscles caused by pressure from weight gain or pregnancy, a condition which can only be corrected with a tummy tuck. Patients suffering from diastasis may suffer from urinary incontinence, back pain, bloating, and poor posture.
During a standard Tummy Tuck, the surgeon uses an incision from hip to hip to reveal the muscles of the abdomen. In cases of diastasis, the abdominal muscles which have become separated are sewn together to restore strength to the core. The skin is then pulled down, and the excess is removed at the lower portion. The surgeon closes the incision, completing the tummy tuck.
Using an aspirator attached to a long, thin tube called a cannula, stubborn fat is removed from trouble areas such as love handles, back rolls, and waist.
Many patients choose to take their tummy tucks to the next level by combining it with liposuction, in order to achieve the sought-after hourglass figure.
Mini Tummy Tuck
Just like the name says, a Mini Tummy Tuck is a smaller version of the full Tummy Tuck. Ideal for patients who have a small amount of excess skin beneath the navel, the mini tummy tuck uses an incision about the size of a C-Section scar. Once healed the incision is usually hidden well beneath the bikini line.
Breast feeding and weight loss can irreparably damage the delicate skin of the breasts. pregnancy and breast feeding can cause the breasts to swell and contract.
During a breast lift, excess skin is removed, and the nipple is re-positioned, giving the breasts a higher position on the chest and a more youthful contour.
How long is Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Performed as an outpatient procedure, the mommy makeover surgery can take about four hours.
Once patients awaken and are given the green light, they are free to go home to rest in the comfort of their own bed the same day.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover Recovery
Mommy makeover recovery time varies by patient, since every mommy makeover is a little different. All patients are discharged from surgery with post-operative care instructions from their doctor. These are tailored to each specific procedure and patient and are to be followed to the letter, as deviating from post-op instructions can jeopardize the patient’s health, as well as the outcome of the surgery.
The effects of the anesthesia can be felt for about three days after surgery and it is important to drink plenty of water in order to flush out the medication. While strenuous activity is prohibited, it is important for patients to not remain in bed.
Walking around every hour and taking meals sitting up will greatly aid the recovery process. Diet is not restricted following a mommy makeover, but avoiding overly processed foods and foods high in sodium is advised since these may increase swelling.
It is imperative that patients have someone to care for them for at least the first day after surgery, since moving can be difficult, if not impossible. Even still, moving around is important in order to prevent the formation of blood clots in the legs.
It is normal for patients to experience pain, swelling, and bruising after surgery. As the days pass and the body’s healing processes progress, pain and swelling begin to dissipate.
As long as the surgeon performing your procedure has the experience and skill set to harvest and transplant the fat correctly, you should not need any touch up treatments.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Surgery Cost?
Being one of the most versatile surgeries on the market, the average cost of a mommy makeover can vary depending on which combination the patient chooses. In Miami, FL a cheap mommy makeover package price starts at about $4000, however mommy makeover prices can exceed $20,000.
Though the full procedure is almost always going to be more expensive than one of the procedures comprising it, patients will still generally get those comprising procedures at a lower cost as part of a mommy makeover special price since they’re being bundled into one.
Patients should also factor in the cost of pre-surgical screening, medication, post-surgical care, garments, and medication, in addition to the costs associated with surgery. Quoted prices do not always include the cost for anesthesia, surgical facility, or medication.
Some patients choose to seek care abroad, where prices are lower. Mommy makeover costs in Mexico, for example, are a fraction of the cost in the US. The tradeoff to this is that safety concerns in these cheaper locations are much higher, and procedures are more likely to go wrong.
Cost of a Mommy Makeover
In Miami, FL mommy makeover cost can fluctuate from practice to practice. At Seduction Cosmetic Center™, we pride ourselves in offering competitive pricing and easy financing options. Patients with bad credit or no credit can explore alternative financing in order to finance the surgery they have always wanted.
Result of Mommy Makeover
“Confidence and feeling good about the way we look is an important part of being a person, as well as a mother, so don’t feel guilty or selfish for wanting to have your body back the way it was before kids!” – Mommy Makeover Patient
Combining a procedure of the breast and a body contouring procedure can yield dramatic results. Mommy makeover patients not only enjoy tighter tummies, and perkier breasts, they experience a boost in self-confidence which improves their quality of life.
Encouraged by their results, many mommy makeover patients tend to adopt a healthier lifestyle in order to preserve and enhance their results. The boost in self-esteem can affect other areas of life positively; as feeling revitalized can lead to an improvement of mood.
No longer encumbered by having to hide trouble areas on the body, patients spend less time worried about how they look and more time focused on other areas of their lives.
Already wondering, “where can I get a mommy makeover near me”? Come check out on of our two locations in the Miami area!