Even though having children is one of life’s most precious gifts, many mothers may look at their bodies after pregnancy and feel self-conscious. While some women bounce back after having children, others find that their body is not what it use to be prior to the pregnancy. The stomach may have loose, hanging skin and weak abdominal muscles. The breasts are likely sagging with lost volume. The body often carries excess fatty tissue that is unresponsive to diet and exercise. Mommy Makeover surgery with Dr. Perez-Gurri in Miami, is an ideal procedure many mothers have taken advantage of to remove unwanted signs of childbearing. The Mommy Makeover combines several procedures into one operation to help a woman regain her pre-baby body.
*Please Keep In Mind That All Patients Are Unique and Individual Results May Vary
Tummy tuck surgery is designed to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the abdominal area. An incision is made from hipbone to hipbone just above the pubic area. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the flaccidity of the underlying muscular abdominal wall is tightened. The remaining skin is pulled down, redraped over the pubic area, and sutured closed.
Liposuction can be used to remove unsightly bulges and excess fat from any area of the body. We perform two types of liposuction methods:
A solution of saline (salt water), a local anesthetic, and adrenaline is injected into the fatty tissues to break up the fat. A small cannula hooked to a vacuum device is inserted through small incisions in the treatment area and used to suction out the fat.
VASERlipo® is a minimally invasive body contouring liposuction technique that uses ultrasonic waves, which offers an alternative to treating difficult areas.
Breast augmentation surgery is designed to help a woman add volume and reshape her breasts. Saline or silicone breast implants are inserted through an incision either under the breasts, around the nipple, or in the armpit. A pocket is created for the breast implant either underneath the pectoral muscle (sub-pectoral) or underneath the glandular tissue (subglandular).
Breast lift surgery is performed to correct sagging breasts by lifting them into a more youthful position. Dr. Perez-Gurri and Dr. Garcia will make an “anchor incision,” also known as an inverted-T incision, around the nipple that extends straight down to the inframammary fold. Excess skin is removed, the glandular tissue is tightened, and the breasts are reshaped.Breast implants may be used to re-establish lost volume.
Due to the stomach needing to expand to carry a baby, many women find that the appearance of their abdomen and waistline are never the same. Tummy tuck surgery and/or liposuction can be performed during a Mommy Makeover to provide a woman with a slimmer, more defined waistline.
Due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women are left with deflated, saggy and droopy breasts. Volume loss and sagging in the breasts are common for a lot of women post-pregnancy. Breast augmentation surgery, breast lift surgery, or a combination of both can provide mothers with perkier, lifted breasts.
The body is completely transformed after pregnancy. Many women want a Mommy Makeover to achieve the curves and contours they had before having children. With a customized Mommy Makeover plan, a woman can regain her pre-pregnancy body with almost no evidence of any previous childbirth.
Many mothers are self-conscious about their body, especially regarding how it looks wearing certain clothing. After a Mommy Makeover, women can achieve a newly rejuvenated body they feel beautiful in and can feel confident enough to reach for more revealing fashions they may have normally steered away from before.
After the procedure, the patient will be placed in surgical garments. The anesthesiologist and nurses will closely monitor the patient. Dr. Perez-Gurri and Dr. Garcia will be available to assist the patient throughout the recovery process. Patients will experience some pain and discomfort. Walking around the day after surgery is recommended to prevent blood clots and promote faster healing. However, patients should avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks. The majority of swelling and bruising will subside within a few weeks.Patients will be able to return to work in 10 to 14 days, in most cases. The healing process will last for the next few weeks. Final results will be noticeable within three to six months.
Depending on the procedures performed, scarring will vary. Although not completely invisible, incisions will be inconspicuous and can be easily hidden underneath most undergarments and bathing suit fashions. Most scars will fade over time and become less noticeable, if even visible at all.
The cost of a Mommy Makeover will depend on what procedures are performed and the time required to complete those procedures at the surgery center.
There will be some pain and post-surgical discomfort that can be managed with prescription pain medications.
A good candidate for Mommy Makeover surgery is a woman who is done having children, is in good health, and has realistic expectations. Our surgeons will evaluate your medical history and goals to help you decide on the right procedure(s) for you.
As with all surgical procedures, the Mommy Makeover involves several inherent risks, such as:
The procedure is performed using general anesthesia.
The results from a Mommy Makeover are meant to be long lasting; however, future pregnancies, weight fluctuations, and the natural aging process can alter results. Patients who stick to a healthy lifestyle are more likely to enjoy their results for a longer period.
If you’re not sure which procedure you need, let us help by providing additional information and answers to your questions. Schedule a consultation so our doctors can meet with you to discuss your needs, desired results and how to refresh or transform your appearance with Mommy Makeover procedure.