mommy makeover Fort Myers FL
Mommy Makeover Near Me
Pregnancy causes many changes to a woman’s body post-partum. The abdominal fascia is stretched and in some cases, the rectus muscles are separated. The abdominal skin is redundant with stretch marks. After breast feeding, many women experience “involutional changes” to the breasts where they feel their breasts are actually smaller in size than before their pregnancy. The upper pole of the breast and breast ligaments expand and then deflate often leaving the areola in a lower position on the breast and sometimes the breast is hanging over the abdomen with the nipple in a pointed-down position. Some women have areas of subcutaneous fat that they are unable to lose with diet and exercise.
Frequently Asked Mommy Makeover questions
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a general term which usually involves a combination of cosmetic surgeries for the breast and abdomen (under one anesthesia) to improve the distortions caused by childbearing. This procedure has many possible combinations. A partial list of examples is provided below:
- Breast Augmentaion with breast implants plus Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) plus liposuctioning of the hips
- Breast Augmentation with breast implants plus Mastopexy (breast lift) plus Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) plus liposuctioning of the hips
- Mastopexy (breast lift) plus Abdominoplasty(tummy tuck) plus liposuctioning of the hips
- Breast Reduction plus Abdominoplasty(tummy tuck) plus liposuctioning of the hips
- Breast Augmentaion with breast implants plus Liposuctioning of the abdomen and hips (360 degree liposuction)
- Breast Augmentation with breast implants plus Mastopexy(breast lift) plus Liposuctioning of the abdomen and hips
- Mastopexy (breast lift) plus Liposuctioning of the abdomen and hips
- Breast Reduction plus Liposuctioning of the abdomen and hips
Patients often choose to combine breast and body procedures to reduce time off from work, and to reduce cost. Female board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Farahmand has vast experience treating patients with Mommy Makeovers and after evaluating you, she will determine a treatment plan for you. Farahmand Plastic Surgery serves Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Estero, Bonita Springs, Port Charlotte, and all of Southwest Florida.
How long is the recovery for a Mommy Makeover?
This would depend on the combination of surgeries performed and what types of activities the patient is wanting to get back to. For example, a patient undergoing breast augmentation and liposuctioning of the abdomen may only need a few days off from a desk job. On the other hand, a patient undergoing abdominoplasty and a breast procedure who is required to walk on her feet all day and lift heavy objects as part of her job would require a longer recovery period. Dr. Farahmand will assess each patient and give her recommendations at the initial consultation.
How many procedures can I have done at once during a Mommy Makeover?
There is no specific number of procedures that can be performed at once. However, we do not schedule procedures if they will take more than 6 hours to perform.
What can I do to prepare for a Mommy Makeover?
We recommend that patients discontinue smoking, vaping, and any blood thinning products. Dr. Farahmand will explain how long to abstain for each procedure.
How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?
This can vary widely based on types of procedures performed, size of the patient, city. We can help patients with financing options.
Do I have to stay in a hospital overnight after the surgery?
No, we perform Mommy Makeovers as outpatient procedures. The patient only needs a responsible adult to take care of them for a full 24 hours after the surgery. If the surgery involves an abdominoplasty, we recommend the patient have a responsible adult stay with them for at least a week after the surgery. We perform weekly follow-ups in order to monitor incisions and remind patients of the post-operative instructions.
What is 360 Degree Liposuction?
This term generally means liposuctioning of the abdomen, flanks, and hips to create more aesthetically pleasing curves
What is High- Definition Liposuction or Abdominal Etching?
These terms generally mean liposuctioning in a pattern that creates an athletic look to the the abdomen. This often requires performing more aggressive liposuctioning under skin insertion sites located on the outside (lateral) border of the external oblique muscles, and under the central vertical depression between the two rectus muscles. In some cases, horizontal etching can be performed to give the illusion of a “six-pack”.
Can I get pregnant again after a Mommy Makeover?
Although it is still possible for you carry a successful pregnancy after a Mommy Makeover, you may require additional procedures to restore your previous shape. This is why most patient choose to wait until they are sure they are done having children before proceeding with a Mommy Makeover.
What is Labiaplasty?
Some women have extra skin of their labia minora (inner vaginal lips) that hang externally and cause irritation when they exercise, have intercourse, or when they wear tight fitting clothing. This can be addressed by labiaplasty which is a procedure which trims this extra segment of skin.