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What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that are typically performed after someone is done having children. Pregnancy and breastfeeding cause significant changes to the body, most often affecting the abdomen and breasts. While motherhood is rewarding, many moms wish to regain their youthful, pre-pregnancy appearance.

Mommy makeovers can include any combination of procedures, common ones being tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, and labiaplasty. Each procedure is customized to suit your individual concerns and needs based on the areas that have been most affected by pregnancy and childbirth as well as other areas of the body that cause people to feel self-conscious.

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How long will healing from a Mommy Makeover take?

Recovery time for mommy makeovers varies depending on the type and number of plastic surgery procedures you’ve elected to undergo and how extensive they are. Generally, patients can expect to spend a week or two resting before they return to work.


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Alternatives to a Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover surgery can be expensive. Most patients seek out surgery only after they have tried multiple other methods to tighten their skin or get rid of stubborn fat. Many people have achieved their ideal body weight yet cannot get the slim contours they want. While weight loss and exercise can improve their general well-being, some women still lack their pre-baby self-confidence in their appearance and body contour.

Breasts impacted by breastfeeding can benefit from the additional volume of breast implants. If after childbirth someone has hanging tummy skin and a distended abdominal wall, surgical tightening can help. While dedicated core exercise can achieve some abdominal tightening, it cannot remove stretch marks, fix muscle separations, or get rid of excess drooping skin. Ultimately, nothing else can achieve the dramatic results seen with a mommy makeover procedure in Tampa Bay performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Marvin Shienbaum.

Am I a Good Candidate for Mommy Makeover in Tampa?

Anyone in the Tampa Bay area who has several concerns about their body as a result of pregnancy and childbirth, or simply due to the aging process, may be eligible for this transformative cosmetic surgery. Eligible women are at a stable weight close to their ideal weight, are non-smokers, and are healthy enough to withstand the surgical procedure and general anesthesia.

To find out if you’re eligible for a mommy makeover, the best way forward is to schedule a consultation with mommy makeover surgeon Dr. Shienbaum, who can evaluate your problem areas and recommend a plastic surgery treatment plan that can help restore your pre-baby body. Dr. Shienbaum is board-certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has performed hundreds of cosmetic procedures during his career.


Lymphatic Massage for Mommy Makeover recovery

Surgery disrupts the normal flow of fluid through your lymphatic channels, leading to edema and inflammation. A well-trained therapist can encourage these stagnant exudates back into the proper channels and facilitate drainage away from the surgical site. Most patients feel better after a massage and believe that they see improvement. While a lymphatic massage may decrease swelling after a mommy makeover, it usually does not diminish your total healing time.

Most postoperative swelling will resolve on its own, but regular compression and a lymphatic massage will shorten the amount of time required for swelling to go down. Ultrasound therapy has also been shown to improve areas of induration and lumpiness. Avoid excessive heat or cold applications in the first several weeks following surgery until your skin sensation has totally returned.

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Supplements & Vitamin Information for Mommy Makeover Patients

Most Americans receive their required vitamins in a balanced and normal diet. Many homeopathic supplements will actually increase bruising after plastic surgery as they act as blood thinners. The same is true for Vitamin E. It is generally recommended to stop all supplements and Vitamin E two weeks prior to your surgery.

Many plastic surgeons feel that Arnica Montana and Bromelain combinations, taken before and several days after surgery, can diminish the discoloration and swelling associated with your procedure. However, avoid these if you have a history of migraines as they may aggravate your condition. Multivitamins A, B, C, D, and Zinc are known to be beneficial to wound healing and are fine to continue to take in normal doses both before and after surgery.

Healing requires a minimum of 70 – 90 grams of protein daily and this should be your dietary goal postoperatively. Make certain you get adequate rest and hydration.

Schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation

Learn more about your options for a fully personalized mommy makeover procedure by scheduling a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marvin Shienbaum. You can ask any question you have about the procedure, what to expect with recovery, what kind of results you can achieve, and more during your one-on-one examination and consult. Call or contact us online to get started today.


Are Mommy Makeovers dangerous?

Risks of a mommy makeover are dependent upon the operations performed. All operations carry the risk of infection, hematoma, and wound healing issues. Most of these are minor with mommy makeover procedures. In longer operations such as abdominoplasty pulmonary embolism is a rare but dreaded complication

How many plastic surgeries can be done at once?

While safety is always the top priority, many cosmetic surgeons are comfortable combining at least two surgeries as long as you're in good health. The most common plastic surgery procedures that are combined include liposuction and tummy tuck, rhinoplasty and chin augmentation, and breast augmentation with breast lift.

What is all included in a Mommy Makeover?

As it is, a Mommy Makeover is typically comprised of roughly three procedures: a breast lift, liposuction, and tummy tuck. These three procedures are designed to address complaints that are common among mothers or at least exacerbated by motherhood.

Can fat from my Tummy Tuck be used to enhance my breasts?

Yes. The abdominal fat can be utilized to enlarge, fill, and lift the breasts. The waist fat is one of the most stubborn and persistent areas of fat on a woman's body. It, therefore, makes a natural filler for drooping and deflated breasts.

How much does a mommy makeover cost in Tampa Fl. ?

The cost of Mommy Makeover surgery varies significantly depending on the number of procedures combined and the extent of those procedures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons the national average surgeon fee for each procedure was as follows: breast augmentation: $3,708; breast lift: $4,377; tummy tuck: $5,493; and liposuction: $2,971. Financing options are available, which will make the Mommy Makeover procedure an achievable investment.

What are the Dos and Donts Before Mommy Makeover Surgery.?

Before Mommy Makeover Surgery. DO talk to your partner and children about your decision to have a mommy makeover. Allow them to ask questions and give them honest replies to show that you're making an informed decision. Having the buy-in and support of your family will make it easier to go through with the surgery. DON'T try to hide your mommy makeover from your partner or children.

Best Mommy Makeover surgeon In Florida ?

The best surgeon will be a Board Certified Plastic surgeon with lots of experience in these procedures. They will also be able to provide hundreds if not thousands of before and after photos for you to see.

Will insurance pay for a mommy makeover ?

Insurance does not typically pay for a mommy makeover. These procedures are considered cosmetic and arent medically necessary. Getting insurance to cover these procedures would be extremely difficult.

Arnica and Bromelain before surgery ?

Both Arnica and Bromelain have been shown to help with bruising and swelling after surgery.

Do you lose weight after a mommy makeover?

The more weight you lose before surgery, the more excess skin youll have and therefore more skin can be removed at the time of surgery. This will all contribute to an overall better cosmetic result. Also, the lower your weight going into surgery, the lower the risk of surgical complications.

How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?

Preparing for mommy makeover surgery, you may be asked to:nGet lab testing or a medical evaluation, Take certain medications or adjust your current medications, Stop smoking, avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

Since a mommy makeover is such an individualized procedure, the recovery time that follows will vary based on the procedures you choose to include. However, most women plan to take about two weeks away from work to rest and recover at home.

How much did you pay for your mommy makeover?

The average cost of a mommy makeover is about $12,500, but prices vary widely. Your cost could range from $5,000 to more than $19,000, depending on the complexity of your procedure, your plastic surgeon's level of experience, their office location, and any additional costs, like post-op appointments, prescriptions, and medical supplies.

What does a mommy makeover cost?

The overall cost for mommy makeover surgery can range from $9,000 to $20,000. But again, the final cost will depend on a variety of factors and variables of the following: Surgeon selection; Geographic location; Surgical facility; Surgery-related expenses; Surgeon selection

Am I too old for a Mommy Makeover?

Age is a relative termu2013 the important question is whether you are healthy enough to undergo the surgery. This depends more on other factors such as smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and your overall medical condition. Many women in their 60s and even 70s have had mommy makeovers.

What is the cost for a combined tummy tuck and breast lift ?

The simplest procedure combination (a mini tummy tuck and a limited lift) is about $8000. At the other end of that range is a breast augmentation and lift plus full tummy tuck and that can be $18,000.

Are Arnica Montana and Bromelain Recommended Before Mommy Makeover?

Perioperative Arnica Montana and Bromelain Recommended. Arnica Montana and Bromelain Before and After Surgery Bromelain is a botanical extract with natural anti-inflammatory and other beneficial properties. It can help decrease inflammation, swelling and pain that often accompany a surgical procedure.

Does a mommy makeover have to be performed in stages ?

A mommy makeover can be completed in a single surgery.

Exercise and workout prior to a mommy makeover ?

It is best for mommy makeover patients to be at or near a healthy weight prior to their mommy makeover. This means that exercising and following a balanced diet before your mommy makeover surgery are important.

Minimally invasive mommy makeover ?

Dr. Shienbaum can use BodyTite for minimally invasive breast or tummy tuck procedures. Combining these options can create a minimally invasive mommy makeover for some patients.

Will I have scars from mommy makeover?

Mommy makeovers do result in scars, however, these are minimal and easy to conceal in most clothing.

How much fat can be removed during liposuction?

In general, it's best to remove no more than 6,000 ml (approximately 12 lbs.) of fat/fluid during a single liposuction procedure. Keep in mind that this doesn't mean you will lose 12 lbs. during your procedure. It means that the total amount of fat, blood, and bodily fluids being removed will equal no more than 12 lbs.

Can a Brazilian Butt Lift be performed with a Mommy Makeover?

It's definitely possible to perform a Brazilian Butt Lift and Mommy Makeover simultaneously. Unfortunately, the recovery following this combination can be extremely difficult. For this reason, most plastic surgeons prefer staging these procedures.

How Severe is the Pain After a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeovers include breast lift, breast implants, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and possibly liposuction. Postoperative pain and discomfort are quiet variable. Most patients say it is comparable or less than a C-section.

What are the complications after a Mommy Makeover ?

Mommy makeovers are generally considered safe, especially when performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon. Some complications may include bleeding, infection, loss of nipple sensation, excessive scarring and poor healing of incision, or capsular contracture.

A low mommy makeover scar ?

Typically, a mommy makeover procedure will include a Tummy Tuck. The scar for a Tummy Tuck will sit very low on the abdomen. Often lower than a c-section scar. This will allow for the scar to be easily hidden with most undergarments and swimwear.

Can I get an Hourglass shape with a mommy makeover ?

Yes, combining procedures such as the Tummy Tuck, liposuction, and the breast lift, will give you that desired hourglass shape.

Mommy Makeover after major weight loss ?

For patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, including abdominoplasty or other body lift procedures can be a good option for their mommy makeovers.

How Long Should You Wear Compression Garment and Support Bra for Mommy Makeover?

Compression garments are typically needed 3 to 6 weeks after a mommy makeover procedure. This will help with swelling and contouring. Speeding recovery time and creating a more dramatic outcome.

Can a tummy tuck be considered medically necessary?

Every insurance is a little bit different in what they will or wont cover. However a Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, is virtually never covered by any insurance company. There is another operation called a panniculectomy that MAY be covered by insurance.

What is included in the mommy makeover?

As it is, a Mommy Makeover is typically comprised of roughly three procedures: a breast lift, liposuction, and tummy tuck. These three procedures are designed to address complaints that are common among mothers or at least exacerbated by motherhood.

Can a Labiaplasty procedure be included with a Mommy Makeover?

As the tummy tuck procedure narrows the waist and removes the overhanging abdominal skin, any issues with the labia and pubic area are exposed. A Labiaplasty procedure can correct any asymmetry and irregularity of the labia and mons pubis. Often, fat grafting can provide fuller and more youthful-looking tissues.

How long is the recovery from a mommy makeover ?

Patients who have a mommy makeover require from one to two weeks to recover. The feedback that we have gotten from our patients may need pain meds for 3 - 5 days. The pain that our patients had was well managed with Tramadol in the vast majority of cases.

What is a mommy makeover ?

A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to address multiple body contouring concerns associated with pregnancy and nursing. Most commonly, mommy makeovers include abdominoplasty (also known a tummy tuck) and a breast lift, with or without breast augmentation.

Can I get financing for a mommy makeover ?

There are several companies that finance plastic surgery including mommy makeover, including care credit and Capital One. patients can also use their credit card which offers initial reduced rates for financing their plastic surgery.

What is the price of a Mommy Makeover in Tampa Fl ?

Pricing for a mommy makeover will vary depending on the procedures you choose to include in your surgery, your surgeon's fees, and other factors. On average, a mommy makeover in Tampa, FL costs between $10,000 and $15,000.

Where do I find an affordable Mommy Makeover ?

It is more important to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon over the most affordable option. This will allow you to avoid complications or future revision surgeries, which can ultimately cost more in the long run. With this in mind, your plastic surgeon can work with your budget when planning your mommy makeover, as the surgery is highly customizable.

Most experienced Mommy Makeover Surgeon in Florida ?

The most experienced plastic surgeon in Florida will be able to provide hundreds if not thousands of before and after photos of their work. Having a reputable and experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is important in getting the results you desire.

Anesthesia for a Mommy Makeover ?

Mommy makeover procedures are performed under general anesthesia.

Brazilian Butt Lift with a Mommy Makeover ?

A BBL ( Brazilian Butt Lift) is very popular with the Mommy Makeover procedure. 360 Liposuction is done around the abdomen, flanks, and hips. This fat is then injected into the buttocks for enhancement.

Mommy makeover for post pregnancy belly ?

A mommy makeover is often chosen to address changes in the belly after pregnancy. Tummy tucks or liposuction are both common to restore a flatter and more toned abdominal area with reduced loose skin.

How long to see mommy makeover results ?

It can take about six months for all residual swelling to dissipate and final mommy makeover results to be visible.

Will a caesarean section or hysterectomy affect Mommy Makeover results?

You are likely still a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you have had a cesarean section or hysterectomy.

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