Mommy Makeover in Weston, FL
Motherhood brings with it vast amounts of inexplicable joy and unforgettable memories. Unfortunately, despite all of these positives, many new mothers are left feeling self-conscious and dissatisfied with their new physiques. Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding all impact your body, and the resulting physical changes are often resistant to any amount of diet or exercise. The Mommy Makeover targets the areas most affected by childbirth and allows you to take control of your post-baby body.
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
- Increased confidence
- Restored youthfulness
- A sculpted figure
Preparing for Mommy Makeover Surgery
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
You may be a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover if you:
- Have experienced changes to your body due to pregnancy or childbirth
- Have realistic expectations of your results
- Are in generally good health
- Do not smoke
What Is a Mommy Makeover Consultation Like?
Since a Mommy Makeover is fully customizable, a consultation with Dr. Messa will help you determine which procedures you will benefit from.
During your consultation, you will:
- Receive a physical examination from Dr. Messa
- Meet your surgical team
- Discuss your concerns and goals for the procedure
- See photos of other patients’ results
If you and Dr. Messa determine that you are a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover, you will meet with our financial coordinator to discuss cost and financing options.
What Is the Cost of a Mommy Makeover?
The cost of a Mommy Makeover varies between patients depending on which procedures are being performed. Mommy Makeover cost also depends on surgeon fees, facility fees, techniques used, anesthesia fees, and the geographic area. A consultation with Dr. Messa will help you determine a more specific financial estimate.
Easy financing options are also available if needed.
What Are My Mommy Makeover Options?
Your breasts experience significant changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding. These fluctuations in size often result in sagging breasts and deflated breasts. Many new mothers choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery or a breast lift procedure to enhance the size, shape, and position of their post-baby breasts.
The body stores excess fat during pregnancy, and much of this fat doesn’t vanish after childbirth. Fat can accumulate anywhere on your body, and it often appears in diet- and exercise-resistant locations. Liposuction surgery can be performed for new mothers wanting to slim their abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and more.
During pregnancy, the skin and tissues of your abdomen stretch rapidly to accommodate your growing baby. Unfortunately, this skin doesn’t always bounce back the way you wish it would, and you may find that you are left with sagging, excess skin in the abdominal area. Mommy Makeover patients can have their abdominal area sculpted and enhanced through tummy tuck surgery.
Addressing Your Concerns
What Is the Recovery Time for a Mommy Makeover?
Patients can expect to experience bruising and swelling in the initial days of their recovery. Bandages and compression garments will be placed over the incision locations to minimize swelling and promote circulation. You should arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least the first night. While resting is your number one concern, we recommend that you begin slow, leisurely walks as soon as you feel up to it. This movement will promote circulation and aid in the recovery process.
Commonly, patients return to work within two weeks; however, you should refrain from any strenuous exercise or lifting for six weeks. While most of your swelling should subside in the initial weeks, some swelling may last up to several months.
When Will I See Results After Mommy Makeover Surgery? Mommy Makeover patients can see their more slender body contours and enhanced breasts almost immediately after surgery. However, you may have to wait for bruising and swelling to subside to experience your full Mommy Makeover results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Mommy Makeover painful?
Your Mommy Makeover will be performed under general anesthesia to prevent any pain during the procedure. Following the surgery, you may experience some pain and discomfort, though this can be remedied with prescribed pain medication.
Can I have additional children after a Mommy Makeover?
While a Mommy Makeover will not prevent you from having children or be harmful to future children in any way, it is recommended that you postpone your surgery until you are finished having kids. Additional pregnancies can affect, disrupt, or reverse the results of your Mommy Makeover.
What is scarring like after a Mommy Makeover?
Scarring from a Mommy Makeover varies depending on which procedures were performed, your body’s healing abilities, and your skin tone. Since incisions are necessary for all procedures included in a Mommy Makeover, scarring is inevitable. However, Dr. Messa will work to place these incisions in discreet areas. Scars will also fade over time.
How long does a Mommy Makeover take to perform?
The length of your Mommy Makeover will depend on which procedures are being performed and the amount of correction needed. Generally, a Mommy Makeover takes around four to five hours to perform.
How can I maintain my Mommy Makeover results?
The results of your Mommy Makeover are known to be long lasting, barring additional pregnancies or significant fluctuations in weight. We recommend that you continue a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a nutritious diet. While your Mommy Makeover will substantially enhance your figure, it will not prevent future aging or weight gain.
What complications are associated with a Mommy Makeover?
Although rare, possible complications can include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Poor scarring
- Irregular healing