Mommy Makeover in Miami, FL
Having children is a gift of its own. And while pregnancy and giving birth are miraculous events, they can also cause drastic changes to the body. Some moms experience a disconnection between their pre-baby selves and their current selves, causing them to feel uncomfortable with their bodies.
A Mommy Makeover is designed to revitalize a woman’s body after pregnancy and childbirth. No woman should feel embarrassed by their postpartum body, but if you want to feel like yourself again, a Mommy Makeover can give you a sculpted, sexy body that boosts confidence and makes you look as good as you feel.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
“Mommy Makeover” refers to a combination of surgical procedures that enhance and improve body areas most commonly affected by pregnancy and childbirth.
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
Your Mommy Makeover is a full-body rejuvenation that targets any areas of concern for greater confidence in yourself, emotionally and physically. Some benefits include:
- Firmer, more voluptuous breasts
- Tighter and flatter stomach and midsection
- Eliminated pockets of fat around the stomach, hips, thighs, or arms
- An increase in vitality as you experience more confidence
- Restoration of your pre-baby body
These are just a few of the amazing benefits a Mommy Makeover can bring you. Many women have specific areas of the body that cause them discomfort or embarrassment — a Mommy Makeover allows you to retake control of your body.
What Are My Mommy Makeover Options?
Many women lose volume in their breasts after giving birth and breastfeeding. As the body ages, breast tissue and skin lose elasticity. Breast augmentation can restore volume and shape to flattened, deflated breasts for rejuvenated feminine curves.
One of the most common effects of breastfeeding is sagging breasts and stretched nipples.
A breast lift is a highly popular part of a Mommy Makeover. While breast augmentation adds volume, a breast lift targets ptosis (sagging). A breast lift will remove the excess skin and reposition the breast tissue higher on the chest for a more youthful, perkier aesthetic.
Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin and fat around the midsection. Due to weight fluctuations common with pregnancy, the skin around the midsection can become stretched, with stubborn pockets of fat accumulating. This is very frustrating, especially when paired with diastasis recti (the separation of the abdominal muscles). These concerns can be difficult, and sometimes impossible, to remedy with diet and exercise.
A tummy tuck targets these concerns, resulting in a smooth, flat midsection.
Liposuction is one of the most popular and diverse body contouring procedures available. Using small, precise incisions, your cosmetic surgeon will insert a small tube called a cannula and suction fat from the area of concern. Liposuction is commonly used during a tummy tuck procedure, but it can also contour other areas of the body, including the lower back, hips, and thighs.
Stretched or enlarged labia minora (inner lips) can be physically and mentally uncomfortable. Many women dislike the appearance of their labia, causing them to struggle with sexual intimacy or avoid wearing specific clothing. Some women have struggled with enlarged or uneven labia their whole lives or have experienced stretched labia due to vaginal childbirth. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess tissue, creating smaller and more symmetrical labia. During this quick and effective procedure, your surgeon can minimize your labia for a more comfortable, aesthetically pleasing vagina, giving you renewed confidence.
Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover can renew your body, giving you confidence in your appearance and restoring a youthful aesthetic. If you have multiple areas that you would like to improve, looking to feel and look like you did before you had children, a Mommy Makeover is for you.
Candidates for a Mommy Makeover should be in generally good health, are nonsmokers or are willing to quit, and have reasonable expectations for their results. A Mommy Makeover is a personal and potentially empowering experience and should be undergone for your personal betterment.
Body contouring procedures, such as the tummy tuck and liposuction, should not be considered weight-loss solutions. Patients should be close to their ideal weight, with goals of contouring and shaping their physique. Liposuction and a tummy tuck can help you eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and restructure separated abdominal muscles, allowing you to maintain your current diet and exercise routine with better results.
Dr. Karlinsky is a leading female cosmetic surgeon in Miami who is committed to providing her patients with impactful, beautiful results. She believes that cosmetic surgery should be done only for the right reasons, so if you want a Mommy Makeover to make yourself feel and look your best, call us today at (305) 939-4532 to schedule a consultation at VK Cosmetic Surgical Arts.
How Is a Mommy Makeover Performed?
Your Mommy Makeover will be performed under general anesthesia and is typically an outpatient procedure.
The length of your Mommy Makeover will entirely depend on the number and type of procedures performed. It should be noted that during your Mommy Makeover, your surgeon can perform multiple procedures at once, although some surgical plans may involve a staged approach.
The surgeons at VK Cosmetic Surgical Arts in Miami are committed to providing you with an outstanding surgical experience from start to finish. During your consultation, your cosmetic surgeon can walk you through what you can expect from your specific procedure, depending on the surgical plan created.
How Long Is a Mommy Makeover Recovery?
The great thing about a Mommy Makeover is your procedures are often completed in one surgery. This means you will only have one recovery period rather than separate recoveries. The length of your recovery period will depend on the surgeries you undergo.
For example, if you choose breast augmentation and a tummy tuck, you will have limited movement for about two weeks as both areas of the body heal. Maintaining proper aftercare for all of your surgical procedures is essential, even if one area of the body starts feeling back to normal before another.
Immediately following your Mommy Makeover, you will need someone to drive you home as you will be groggy and possibly nauseated following the anesthesia. You will experience some swelling, bruising, and soreness, but your surgeon can assess the best course of action for your recovery depending on your specific needs and the nature of your procedures, including prescribing pain medication.
When Will I See My Mommy Makeover Results?
The results of your Mommy Makeover will be immediately visible and improve over time. As your swelling and bruising subside, your contoured, slimmed body and rejuvenated breasts will become more apparent, with improvements continuing for up to a year after surgery.
Mommy Makeover FAQ
How much does a Mommy Makeover cost in Miami?
The cost of a Mommy Makeover in Miami varies for each patient, as the procedures involved differ for everyone. Other factors that affect the overall cost of a Mommy Makeover include the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, geographic location, and facility fees.
However, Mommy Makeovers are more cost-efficient than undergoing multiple surgeries separately, as you only pay your anesthesia and facility fees once rather than again for later surgery.
Due to the customizable nature of a Mommy Makeover, our team will happily provide you with a cost estimate after your consultation.
Can I have a breast lift and breast augmentation at the same time?
Yes. This is one of the most common combinations of breast surgeries for Miami Mommy Makeovers. Each surgery has a specific outcome: breast augmentation adds volume and shape, while a breast lift removes excess skin and repositions the breast to a higher place on the chest for a perkier look.
Women who have had children or breastfeed will often suffer from a loss of breast volume, sagging breast tissue, and stretched areolas. Combining your breast augmentation with a breast lift can significantly improve all of these concerns, providing supple volume, enhanced symmetry, and a youthful, perky appearance.
Do I have to have kids to get a Mommy Makeover?
Absolutely not. Mommy Makeovers are for any woman who wants a full-body rejuvenation. The surgical procedures that are commonly performed during a Mommy Makeover also happen to work well for women whose bodies are affected by the natural aging process: the tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction are all great for women who want their pre-baby body back, but they are also great for women who simply want to look younger.
How soon after my baby can I get a Mommy Makeover?
While some women may lose their baby weight quickly after pregnancy, giving your body enough time to heal before you undergo your Mommy Makeover is essential. Your skin needs time to return to as close to normal as possible, your uterus needs to contract, and your breasts should shrink. If you are considering breast surgery, you should finish breastfeeding before the surgery.
Additionally, it’s advised that you wait for your Mommy Makeover until after you’ve finished having all your children, as subsequent pregnancies can undo some of the results.
Is a Mommy Makeover permanent?
No cosmetic surgical procedure can stop the natural aging process or additional changes to your body, including pregnancy and weight gain. However, the Mommy Makeover is a long-lasting procedure, especially if you maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise.