Having a baby will change your life forever in countless ways, but child-bearing does not mean you need to suffer permanent alterations in the shape and appearance of your body. Find out how a Mommy Makeover in Miami from Prestige Aesthetic Center can restore your pre-baby silhouette.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Various parts of a woman’s body may change as a result of pregnancy. These include the breasts, abdomen, waist and buttocks. Mommy Makeover surgery generally takes place as a single-stage operation that focuses on procedures to correct all areas of concern. These may include but are not limited to tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation and breast lift or reduction. If you are interested in having this surgery, our plastic surgeons are exceptionally qualified to provide you with the procedures you need in a safe, supportive setting.
Plan your Mommy Makeover
Average Cost: $7,500 - $9,000
Areas Treated: Breast, Abdomen, back
Surgery Time: 2-6 hours
Recovery Time: 2-4 weeks
Recovery Location: Outpatient
Ready To Fly: 4 weeks
Final Results: 6-12 months
Best Mommy Makeover Candidates
If you are considering undergoing a Mommy Makeover in Miami procedure, you may be wondering if it is right for you. Ask yourself the following questions:
Do I want this surgery for my own happiness and confidence, not to meet a societal standard or idealized image?
Am I in good health?
Is my body weight within the normal range?
Do I understand the surgical procedures, and are my expectations realistic?
Am I finished having children?
If your answer to all of these inquiries is “yes”, the Mommy Makeover procedure may result in the positive physical transformation you are seeking.
Why a Mommy Makeover?
Even though the human body is beautiful in all its shapes, sizes and unique features, many people experience heightened confidence and self-esteem if the physical silhouette they see in the mirror matches their ideal for themselves. Within just a few months, pregnancy can profoundly alter many of the features that define a person’s image as a fit and attractive woman. When lifestyle modifications are unable to restore a patient’s pre-baby body, a Mommy Makeover surgeon offers a safe and effective solution.
Procedures Involved in a Mommy Makeover
This single-stage operation often consists of several procedures, all of which are performed during one session.
Tummy Tuck. Also known as abdominoplasty, this cosmetic surgical procedure is designed to improve the abdomen’s appearance through the removal of excess skin and fat. In addition, connective tissue called fascia is usually tightened, and the skin is repositioned to bring about a smoother and more toned appearance.
Liposuction. Using a suction technique, a qualified surgeon removes fat from various parts of the body. These include the abdomen, arms, buttocks and hips. This body contouring operation is not a substitute for weight loss and is an effective way to contour the post-pregnancy body.
Breast augmentation. This surgery, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is designed to increase breast size. To accomplish this goal, an implant is placed beneath the breast tissue or chest muscles. Many women pursue this option if their breasts have shrunk after having their baby.
Breast lift or reduction. A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, involves removing excess tissue and reshaping the breast. Although it does not significantly change breast size, it can be performed alongside an augmentation or reduction procedure for that purpose. During breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, excess skin, fat and tissue are removed from the breast. People often choose breast reduction to alleviate physical discomfort or to achieve breasts that are sized more proportionally to the rest of their bodies.
Your Initial Mommy Makeover Consultation
This free appointment gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about this type of makeover and to meet the surgeon and staff members who will be directly involved in your care before, during and after. In addition, it provides your doctor with a chance to determine whether this surgery is right for you. The doctor will ask you about the following:
Why you are here (what your goals are);
Your medical history, including past surgeries and allergies;
Any medications you are currently taking, including herbal supplements, vitamins and recreational drugs, alcohol and tobacco use.
After this general discussion is completed, the plastic surgeon will:
Evaluate your general health and any risks;
Examine the particular areas of the body you wish to change, evaluating shape, size and skin quality and thickness;
Recommend the best course of treatment;
Go over what you can expect in terms of side effects and recovery time.
How to Prepare for Mommy Makeover Surgery
Mommy Makeovers are usually performed in a hospital or ambulatory surgical center. Most likely, general anesthesia will be used, meaning that you will be asleep during the operation. Beforehand, you may be asked to:
Get specific lab tests or be evaluated by your primary care physician;
Adjust medications or take additional ones;
Avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs that thin the blood.
Post-Op Care and Recovery
After your makeover is complete, you will receive a list of instructions. These will include:
How to care for your incision areas;
A list of over-the-counter and prescription medications you can take to promote healing and reduce infection;
Specific symptoms to watch out for that require a call to your surgeon’s office;
Information on when your follow-up visit has been scheduled.
When you wake up, you will notice that gauze or bandages have been applied to your incisions. You may also be given a compression garment to reduce swelling in your abdomen, waist or buttocks or a sports bra or elastic bandage to support your breasts. In addition, your surgeon will provide you with specific information related to your individual case, including special care and medication facts as well as when you can resume normal activity. Healing will continue to take place for the next few weeks and months, during which you should stay in touch with your surgeon and keep all follow-up appointments. Finally, don’t be shy about asking questions or raising any concerns that might come up during the post-surgical process.
Before and After Results
Cost of Mommy Makeover Miami
Because the specific procedures involved in Mommy Makeovers vary from person to person, every patient’s individual case is different. Our Mommy Makeover surgeons for example, charges between $7,500 to $8,500 for this procedure.
Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery Financing
You will not need to pay for the entire Mommy Makeover cost all at once. At Prestige Aesthetic Center, we offer several financing options that will allow people with even tight budgets to transform their bodies. Talk confidentially to our knowledgeable and compassionate staff about flexible options.
Dr. Rami ghurani is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 17 years of experience in reconstruction of the face and body. Dr Kagan is also a board-certified plastic surgeon with outstanding reputation and results in the cosmetic surgery field. Their compassion and commitment to excellence are praised by the thousands of patients whose lives he has helped to transform. To learn if a Mommy Makeover procedure is right for you, take the first step toward a new life today. Call Prestige Aesthetic Center at 786.461.1040.
While every case is unique and we would need to evaluate your personal situation, the combination of breast, abdominal, hip and buttocks modifications common in this type of procedure can bring about positive changes even in people who have never had children.
Recovery is gradual, often requiring several weeks or months. Your doctor will tell you when you can resume normal activities after your procedure.
These two procedures are often conducted at the same time, allowing you to get the all-over results you want while only needing to go under full anesthesia once.
A body mass index (BMI) over 30 means that you may be at added risk of complications, particularly when receiving multiple procedures at the same time. However, we encourage you to discuss your individual situation with Dr. Ghurani or Dr. Kagan to determine if you are currently at a healthy weight that is conducive for surgery as well as potential ways to split up surgeries to lower your risk of complications.
Prices vary depending on where you live and the procedures you need. However, many practices are happy to help you fit it into your budget with flexible financing.
Start by walking during the first three to four weeks. You can then begin low-impact exercise. In general, you should be able to resume your full higher-intensity routine eight weeks post-op.
The most frequently observed complications include but are not limited to infection, bleeding from the incision, loss of sensation in nipples, implant leak, scarring, cardiac and pulmonary symptoms, pain and side effects from anesthesia. The best way to minimize the chances of problems occurring is to follow your surgeon’s advice strictly and contact Dr. Ghurani or Dr. kagan with any post-op concerns as soon as they arise.
Pain levels vary according to the procedures you receive and are subjective. Moderate swelling and discomfort are to be expected after this procedure. If symptoms become severe, contact Dr. Ghurani or Dr. Kagan right away.