Everything You Need to Know About a Mommy Makeover

As any woman who’s ever given birth can attest, stretch marks aren’t the only way pregnancy can change your body — many new moms also find themselves living with a saggy tummy, extra skin, pockets of diet-resistant fat, a flat bottom, and misshapen or deflated breasts.  

Fortunately, advances in aesthetic medicine and cosmetic surgery have made it possible to correct many of the most common body issues experienced by women following pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.  

Here at Tampa Bay Body Sculpting, we’ve helped numerous women regain their pre-pregnancy bodies — as well as their confidence — through the mommy makeover, a complete and highly customized solution designed to correct all the things that postpartum diet and exercise can’t fix.

If you’ve been dreaming of what a mommy makeover can do for you, there are a few things you should know before you schedule your initial consultation.

A mommy makeover can be transformative

While it isn’t going to give you the exact body you had years before you started your family, a mommy makeover can correct or address many of the issues brought on by repeated weight gain and weight loss, shifting hormones, and months or years of breastfeeding.

The ultimate goal of this comprehensive solution is to help you recover the body aesthetics that make you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin.

A mommy makeover can address a wide range of specific issues, including stretch marks and loose skin, imbalanced weight loss, pockets of diet-resistant fat, deflated or sagging breasts, disproportionate or uneven breast size, stretched nipples or areolas and deflated or sagging buttocks. Some of the most popular mommy makeover procedures are:

Body sculpting

Dr. Miles' technique sculps loose, flabby areas using patients’ own skin, which becomes tighter over time.

Breast augmentation via fat transfer

Pregnancy may initially cause breasts to become larger, but nursing and postpartum weight loss can lead to a loss of volume that makes them much smaller than they were before pregnancy. Dr. Miles’ remedies that quickly and safely with fat transfer. This minimally-invasive approach restores volume to breasts; the procedure can also be used to help correct asymmetrical breasts or attain a more rounded shape.

Liposuction

Liposuction uses a small, slender tube to suction out specific areas of persistent fat. In addition to helping you get your pre-pregnancy shape back, liposuction can be combined with butt augmentation surgery for complete body contouring results.   

Brazilian butt lift

Postpartum weight loss can leave your buttocks looking flat and saggy. Brazilian butt lift surgery uses liposuctioned fat from your abdomen, flanks, hips, or thighs to reshape and lift your butt. In addition to providing a more balanced physique, the procedure also gives you a slimmer profile through your waist, hips, and thighs.

You have to be ready for a mommy makeover

A mommy makeover isn’t meant to be a substitute for a nutritious diet and regular exercise, both of which help you become healthy and strong. Being in good shape and at a stable, healthy body weight are important prerequisites to having a mommy makeover for three reasons:

  1. If you’re at your ideal weight, your cosmetic needs are easier to perceive
  2. Cosmetic surgery tends to go more smoothly when you’re fit and healthy
  3. Post-surgery recovery tends to be shorter and easier when you’re in good shape

You also want to be in good health emotionally, meaning you have realistic expectations before you schedule your first procedure. And if you’re a smoker, you should quit several months in advance of your surgery, as smoking makes it much harder for your body to heal afterward.

Finally, you may be ready for a mommy makeover if you’re done having children, you’re at least six months postpartum, and you’re no longer nursing your last child. Although you still can have children after a mommy makeover, any future pregnancies can compromise the results of your makeover.

A mommy makeover requires minimal recovery time

As a mom, you’re busy. Fortunately, Dr. Miles’ procedures provide dramatic results with only 3-5 days of recovery. Therefore, there’s no need to wait for your transformation. Have you Mommy Makeover on Monday and enjoy a family outing on Sunday.

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