Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Serving Pensacola, FL & Mobile, AL
Have you noticed unwanted changes to your body after having children? Many women experience deflated breasts, protruding and sagging stomachs, and loosened vaginal walls after having one or more children. These issues unfortunately can’t be fixed through diet and exercise alone, but we can help with a mommy makeover.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to restore your body to its pre-baby state. Which procedures you need will be determined during your consultation, where we will listen to your concerns, examine your body, and find the best combination to reach your goals.
Schedule your mommy makeover consultation today by calling Restore Plastic Surgery at 850-500-7527. Our Pensacola office helps women from throughout Florida, nearby Mobile, Alabama, and across the nation.
Common Mommy Makeover Procedures
Some of the most common procedures done in a mommy makeover include:
Pregnancy stretches the skin and muscles of the abdomen, and after childbirth you may be left with loose, protruding abdominal muscles and sagging skin. In addition, hormonal changes and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to deflate and sag. We can help restore a flat, toned stomach and perky breasts through body contouring and breast surgery.
We can also perform vaginal tightening to help prevent leaks and restore sexual feeling. If you’re interested in reducing the size of your labia, we offer labiaplasty as well.
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Who is a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
You don't have to be a mother to undergo a mommy makeover, as long as you have some combination of issues that would require multiple surgical procedures. The name “mommy makeover” came about because new mothers often have the same kinds of issues that the same combinations of procedures would address.
The best candidates for a mommy makeover:
- Are finished having children
- Are at least 6 months to a year out from childbirth
- Have lost most of their baby weight
- Are in good overall health
- Have someone readily available to help with their children
- Do not smoke
When Is the Best Time to Have the Mommy Makeover Surgery?
As soon as you know that you are done have children and want to commit to your Mommy Makeover journey, we recommend patients can begin consultations once they are done breastfeeding their youngest child. Because breastfeeding may still cause changes to the breasts, it can be optimal to wait six months after you last breastfed to enjoy better results from your Mommy Makeover surgery, especially if you are undergoing a procedure such as a breast lift or breast augmentation.
Recovery from a Mommy Makeover
Your recovery will depend on how many procedures you had done and how complex your surgery was. Most patients are able to return to work after 1 week, and can resume regular exercise after around 3 weeks.
Immediately after your surgery you will need help with your children and household chores. You will not be able to lift your child or do anything strenuous, and if you’re taking prescription pain medications you should not care for another person.
One of the main benefits of a mommy makeover is that having all of these procedures done together means you only have to undergo surgery and recovery one time.
Will I Have Scarring After the Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Because the Mommy Makeover is a surgery that often involves more than one procedure, scarring can be a long-lasting side effect of this treatment. Although scarring will not go away completely on its own, over time, it may fade and may be less visible to the eye. Scars from liposuction tend to fade away faster; however, if you undergo a tummy tuck or breast lift during your Mommy Makeover, these scares may before more visible as these procedures involve incisions.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your scarring after you have fully healed from your Mommy Makeover surgery, we may have other treatments that can reduce the appearance of scarring. These treatments, including our Laser Skin Resurfacing procedure, can help you achieve a smoother, more natural look on the surface of your skin. Contact us to learn more.
How Long Will The Results from the Mommy Makeover Last?
Most of the results from the procedures from a Mommy Makeover are meant to last a lifetime, but some of them may require revisions as you age and years go by. For example, as liposuction eliminates your body’s fat cells permanently, the results from your liposuction treatment will last forever. However, if you undergo breast augmentation, your breasts may continue to change as you age, requiring an implant or lift adjustment over time.
It’s important to note that maintaining a stable weight after your procedure will allow the appearance of your results to last longer.
How Can I Prepare for My Mommy Makeover Surgery?
As mentioned before, maintaining a stable weight is crucial when it comes to achieving the results you are hoping for from your Mommy Makeover. If you want to lose weight before your procedure, you can, as long as you can commit to maintaining that weight after your procedure. Gaining or losing a significant amount of weight may alter how your body looks post-operation. Implementing a balanced diet and steady exercise plan into your lifestyle can help you prepare for a healthy recovery period after your surgery.
Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Consultation Today
Please call Restore Plastic Surgery today at 850-500-7527 to schedule your consultation. Our office in Pensacola, Florida serves patients from across the state, Mobile Alabama, and throughout the country.