Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your body or breasts after having children? Have diet and exercise failed to bring your body back to its most appealing shape? Do you have stubborn deposits of fat, excess skin, stretch marks, and other issues that make you feel less confident about your figure? If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover.
Postpartum plastic surgery, colloquially known as a mommy makeover, is a combination of surgical cosmetic procedures that target those areas of the body most affected by pregnancy and nursing. In some instances, a mommy makeover will also include facial procedures such as a facelift or neck lift and a variety of non-surgical rejuvenation options. This varies from woman to woman and will depend on both your goals and the unique ways pregnancy has altered your body.
During your mommy makeover consultation, Naples board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña will assess your areas of concern and help you determine which procedures will best help you reach your goals.
WHICH COSMETIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES ARE INCLUDED IN A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
To restore your body to its most appealing shape after pregnancy, Dr. Peña may suggest body contouring procedures including:
- Tummy tuck to remove excess skin from the belly, tighten separated abdominal muscles, and reduce stubborn fat deposits around the midsection This surgery is also used to tighten abdominal muscles that separate during pregnancy, making it one of the most common parts of mommy makeover surgery.
- Liposuction is an effective way to address stubborn deposits of fat throughout the body that have resisted diet and exercise. Dr. Peña can safely use liposuction to remove fat from nearly any area of your body, making it a perfect complement to other mommy makeover cosmetic procedures.
- Thigh lift to remove drooping and uncomfortable skin and restore a smooth and tight upper leg.
- Brazilian Butt Lift to restore a symmetrical and well-defined derriere.
- Breast augmentation to restore volume, enhance the size and shape, and perfect the projection and profile of the breasts.
- Breast lift surgery to gently lift sagging skin and correct unbecoming nipple placement.
- Breast reduction to reduce, restore symmetry, and provide relief from overly large breasts.
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Dr. Peña may also recommend combining some of these procedures to produce ideal shape and symmetry. Common combinations include breast augmentation with lift or breast lift with reduction. All of your options will be discussed in greater detail during your visit with our board-certified Naples, Florida plastic surgeon to ensure your mommy makeover focuses on those exact parts of your body you desire for cosmetic renewal.
Additional treatments such as facelift, neck liposuction, and blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) may be included in your mommy makeover as well. Non-surgical options that can address skin imperfections brought about by hormonal changes may also be recommended. As with all aspects of your mommy makeover, the addition of these treatments depends entirely on your specific needs and personal desires.
Mommy Makeover Surgery Requirements
To be a good candidate for mommy makeover surgery you will need to be a non-smoker who is in generally good health. If you are a smoker, Dr. Peña will require that you quit at least six weeks prior to your procedure. Smoking interferes with the healing process and can significantly diminish results. In addition, to be a good mommy makeover candidate you will need to be:
- Prepared for a surgical procedure
- Able to take time to rest during your recovery period
- Willing to follow pre- and post-operative instructions
- Fully aware of both the benefits and limitations as well as possible complications of mommy makeover surgery
It is also best for women undergoing postpartum plastic surgery procedures to be satisfied with the number of children they have. Future pregnancies can impact results and necessitate additional surgeries. This and all other issues will be discussed with you in full during your consultation with Dr. Peña.
Dr. Peña will talk with you, conduct a medical exam, and recommend procedures that can help you achieve your goals.
All of our surgical procedures are performed in our own private, AAAASF-accredited surgical facility. This facility has been designed with your comfort and safety in mind, and fully adheres to the standards of the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. This is just one more step taken by Dr. Peña and his staff to help ensure you are safe, comfortable, and ultimately satisfied with your mommy makeover procedure.
What can i expect during my MOMMY MAKEOVER RECOVERY PROCESS?
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Overall, your recovery from mommy makeover surgery will be influenced by your body’s natural healing ability and how carefully you follow the pre- and post-operative instructions provided by our office. It will also depend on which procedures are needed to produce the look you desire. For example, some of the cosmetic surgical procedures included in a mommy makeover, such as breast augmentation, require only a short recovery period – sometimes as little as one to two days before most activities can be resumed.*
Genially speaking, most women are able to resume a good portion of their activities – work, social, and familial – within five to seven days. More significant physical exertion may need to be avoided for up to six weeks and it could be eight to ten weeks before bruising and swelling completely subside.*During this time, it is important that you take proper care of your incisions and your body to help ensure the most pleasing results.
Remember, a mommy makeover is a surgical procedure that will require time to recover and you will need adult help for at least the first few days following your procedure. Even simple household tasks like cooking, cleaning, and taking care of your children can be difficult for the first 4-6 days, perhaps even longer, making it important that you are assisted in these things while you recover. Making a post-operative plan that provides you sufficient support and allows you time to rest and recover is part of being a good mommy makeover candidate.
Dr. Peña can assist you with this if needed by providing you suggestions and covering things that you may not have considered that will, nonetheless, be a part of your recovery experience.
HOW MUCH DOES MOMMY MAKEOVER COST?
Each mommy makeover is priced differently because each procedure contains different components. The best way to learn how much mommy makeover surgery will cost you is through a consultation with Dr. Peña where your needs can be more closely evaluated. We work with CareCredit® to provide financing for mommy makeover surgery. With introductory offers including zero down and 0% APR or low, fixed monthly options, CareCredit® can help make plastic surgery affordable. We can provide you with information about CareCredit® during your initial consultation or you can visit their website to learn more about their promotional offers and to apply for credit.
At Peña Plastic Surgery, we want to make sure you are happy with the way you look. If finances are getting in the way of your considering a mommy makeover, call us and schedule a consultation to learn more about how you can receive the treatments you desire without breaking the bank.
HOW CAN YOU MAINTAIN MOMMY MAKEOVER RESULTS?
The easiest way to maintain your mommy makeover results is by choosing a healthy lifestyle. What you eat and how much you exercise will impact your results directly, and will need to be considered and modified if you’d like to maintain a slimmer and more defined figure.
A healthy diet is often comprised primarily of vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. However, as each body is different, it can be very useful to work with a qualified and experienced nutritionist to develop a diet that is beneficial for you. The same is true of exercise. While it is recommended that you get at least three hours of aerobic exercise and seven to ten hours of mild-to-moderate exercise every week, your body may have different needs. Working with a personal trainer can help you find an exercise regimen that is not only ideally suited to your body, but ideally suited for your temperament as well.
Procedures included in a mommy makeover, such as liposuction, can continue producing results for years to come, but only if you help. Once removed, fat cannot “grow back,” but new fat can fill in where the old deposits resided or in your body’s next most favorite place! Effort will be needed to prevent this. How much effort is dependent on your anatomy and physical needs.
*Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Peña to see if you are a candidate.