Several moms consider a potential Mommy Makeover in Brandon, FL, after having their baby. Experiencing major alterations to the body, it’s difficult to remember how the female silhouette used to be or how clothes used to fit. Fortunately, there is a solution to restore the tummy you once had.

The Post-Pregnancy Tummy Tuck

Every patient is unique, which is why a consultation with Dr. Shienbaum is necessary to find out the essential elements of the customized surgery. There are some women after pregnancy that don’t need much work, maybe just some liposuction or scar revision from a cesarean delivery. However, if there is signs of muscle separation, stretch marks, and loose skin, a plastic surgery procedure may be necessary to address all of these with a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty in Lakeland.

Types of Tummy Tucks

There are many approaches to a tummy tuck procedure, depending on what needs to be improved or enhanced, but regardless, Dr. Shienbaum will meticulously create incisions in an inconspicuous place and heal well. Additionally, reshaping or repositioning the belly button may be essential to achieve that slimmer appearance.

Often during tummy tucks for mothers, the diastasis recti muscles are repositioned with internal sutures which flattens the tummy or corrects protrusion from the inside. VASER Liposuction in Riverview may be incorporated to suction out unwanted or unnecessary fat. Then skin and tissue are pulled down and excess skin is removed.

Patient Safety & Recovery

Patient safety should always be the highest priority in any plastic surgery procedure. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon will improve your experience and results. Patients should not underestimate or try and speed up recovery from a tummy tuck or a mommy makeover. Patients should plan well ahead of their surgery for extra helping hands while they are recovering for the first week after their surgery. Typically, patients return to work after two weeks and light workouts around six weeks. However, following post-operative instructions carefully will ensure a proper recovery.

Will this procedure improve my self-esteem?

Most plastic surgeons recommend waiting for a tummy tuck until women are finished having children. Pregnancy may also significantly change a women’s life, and overall self-esteem. After a post-partum procedure, a woman’s aesthetic esteem gets a remarkable boost and amplifies their femininity.


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Dr. Marvin Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Surgery, including Mommy Makeovers, Tummy Tucks, Brazilian Butt Lifts, and Breast Augmentation. He serves patients in the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Riverview, Lakeland, and Tampa, Florida. To learn more about your ideal procedure, visit