Although becoming a mom can be a joy, it can also cause a bit of unhappiness when it comes to the changes it causes your body. With pregnancy and aging, your body might not ever look like it did before you became pregnant again. This makes a lot of women feel embarrassed about their bodies. Little do they know, that with a mommy makeover from Dr. Roudner, they can reverse the effects of pregnancy and aging on their body and get the body they love back. Dr. Roudner is one of Miami’s top plastic surgeons and has helped a number of women regain their confidence through the help of a mommy makeover. See if a mommy makeover is what you need to feel happy with yourself again.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
The main purpose of a mommy makeover is to help a woman reverse the effects on her body that bearing children caused. Mommy makeovers can help women restore their appearance in their abdomens, buttocks, waist, and breast. The special part about a mommy makeover is that multiple procedures are done at one time. Our mommy makeover plastic surgeon in Miami uses different techniques to perform the procedure. He will decide upon your specific technique after your consultation where you discuss which problems you want to address. Mommy makeovers can involve a number of procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, and tummy tucks.
What Would Make Me Consider a Mommy Makeover?
The first reason a patient of ours might consider a mommy makeover is because she is unhappy with her body after experiencing pregnancy. Pregnancy can take quite a toll on the body causing the stomach muscles to become stretched and the breasts to sag.
Generally, patients of ours who seek a mommy makeover experience:
- Sagging breasts that lack volume
- Unsymmetrical breasts
- Large or stretched areolas and nipples
- Sagging, excess skin on the abdomen
- Separated or stretched abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
- Fat pockets that are exercise and diet resistant
- Trouble fitting into clothing and swimsuits correctly
Who’s a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Before you decide to book a consultation with our Miami plastic surgeon, you should see if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover. There are several different requirements that a patient must meet if they are going to undergo a mommy makeover. This is to ensure the best results and to avoid potential health risks.
Candidates for a Mommy Makeover:
- Should be done having children
- Must be fully recovered from last childbirth
- For breast surgery, you must have stopped breastfeeding for several months
- Must be a healthy weight
- Should be generally healthy
- Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
Different Surgeries that Can Be Included in Your Mommy Makeover:
Depending on your consultation with Dr. Roudner, you will be able to decide which procedures are included in your mommy makeover. Dr. Roudner will give you advice as to what procedures he thinks will best help you accomplish your body goals. Before your consultation, here is a bit of information about the different procedures available to mommy makeover candidates.
Mommy Makeover Liposuction
One of the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover is liposuction. Liposuction is a procedure designed to remove stubborn fat from target areas. With pregnancy, it’s common for women to develop new fat in their stomachs, backs, and thighs. With liposuction, this stubborn fat that won’t leave your body even with all of the diet and exercise you have ever tried can finally be gone.
The part of your mommy makeover procedure that includes the liposuction portion is one of the less complicated parts. The procedure includes the plastic surgeon making a small incision in the site you want to target. He will then insert a cannula through the incision that will be moved in and out to loosen up the fat. Once the fat is loosened up and dislodged, it’s then suctioned out by using a syringe attached to the cannula or with a surgical vacuum. Recovery for this portion of your surgery typically only takes a few days. During recovery, your body will be swollen and experience fluid retention.
Mommy Makeover Breast Lift
Another common procedure that moms are seeking plastic surgery for is a breast lift. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, your breasts fill with milk. Once you are done breastfeeding, they will reduce in volume and it’s normal for the skin to stay stretched out. Breast lifts are also known as a mastopexy and can help raise the breasts by tightening the surrounding tissue in the breasts and removing excess skin underneath the breasts. Dr. Roudner can also perform a breast augmentation with the breast lift to help fill out your breasts to their ideal volume if you wish. A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola if it also became stretched.
The breast lift surgery first involves Dr. Roudner making a small incision around your areolas and then usually vertically below your breasts. From there, he will reshape your breast tissue to help with the contour and firmness. Next, he will reposition your nipples and areolas into a youthful height so they are no longer facing down. He will also reduce the size of the areola if it has become enlarged. Lastly, the excess skin is removed to help breasts stay up high and to make up for their elasticity loss. Dr. Roudner then closes the incisions. You will see the results of your breast lift immediately following surgery. The recovery process will involve wearing a support bra while they heal.
Mommy Makeover Breast Augmentation
Another procedure that moms are seeking out for their mommy makeover is a breast augmentation. This is because with motherhood comes a change in breast shape and volume that can’t be regained. With breast implants, moms can once again enjoy a fuller chest that is symmetrical. This can be performed in combination with a breast lift if the patient has sagging breasts.
Your breast augmentation will involve the decision of how large you want your breasts to be and what type of implant you will want to achieve that. You can choose between gummy bear implants, saline implants, and silicone implants. Dr. Roudner will help you pick out the breast implant size that is best for your body and ideal goals. The surgery involves making an incision either under your areola, under your breast or in your armpit depending on your preference. From there, Dr. Roudner will place your implant either under your pectoral muscle or directly behind your breast tissue (another decision you will make). From there, he closes up the incisions.
All you need to do is heal and your breast augmentation is complete. Recovery involves wearing a support bra. You can expect to see your real results within a few weeks.
Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck
For those moms who have a bit of excess skin on their abdomen from weight loss and pregnancy, they will want to undergo a tummy tuck. Tummy tucks remove both the excess fat and the excess skin that lingers on your abdomen. Muscles that are torn and separated can also be repaired so that your abdomen appears to be more firm and smooth.
The surgery for a tummy tuck involves Dr. Roudner making a large incision between the patient’s bellybutton and pubic hairline. The length and shape of the decision will depend heavily on how much excess skin needs to be removed. Once he makes the incision, the skin is lifted to repair the abdominal muscles that are weakened. If necessary, he will make a second incision around your belly button to remove excess skin on your upper abdomen. The upper skin is then pulled down, the excess skin is trimmed and then sutured together with the bottom half. Dr. Roudner will create a new opening for your belly button. From there, all the incisions are closed. The end result is a firmer, flatter abdomen that is more proportionate to your body.
Mommy Makeover Consultation
If a mommy makeover sounds like the right decision for you, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roudner at our Miami plastic surgery office. During your consultation, you will discuss your goals with him and he will recommend the procedures that will help you achieve your goals. You can ask him any questions you might have about the mommy makeover procedure, discuss costs, payment plans and the next steps. Patients will need to get a physical exam to make sure they are healthy enough for the surgery. Once everything is set in stone, you can set the date and await your mommy transformation!
Preparing for Your Mommy Makeover
To prepare for your upcoming mommy makeover surgery in Miami, you will need to do a few steps. First, you must get lab testing and a medical evaluation completed by your general practitioner. This is to ensure that you are healthy enough for the surgery. Next, you will potentially need to take certain medications or even adjust your current medications if they will interfere with surgery. If you’re a smoker, you will need to stop smoking as soon as possible before your surgery. Smokers have a higher risk of complications and take longer to recover. Lastly, you will need to stop taking any medicines like anti-inflammatory drugs or herbal supplements that can increase bleeding.
The last things you will need to prepare is having a ride to and from your surgery and someone to help care for you for the first few days following your surgery.
The Steps of Your Mommy Makeover Procedure
Your mommy makeover surgery day is here! The surgery will be completed in a few steps, starting with anesthesia. This will make you sleep through your surgery so you don’t feel a thing. After you are under, Dr. Roudner will perform the procedures you agreed upon like a breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. He will strategically design the best order to complete these in. Once he’s done with your procedures, you will wake up.
Recovering From Your Mommy Makeover
Since you underwent several procedures at once, the recovery process might be a bit hard. Mommy makeover patients will have bandages over all of their surgery sites. If any breast surgeries took place, you will need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra. This will help support your breasts and minimize swelling. Compression garments are typically worn over your abdomen for a tummy tuck and liposuction patients. If you received liposuction anywhere else, you will also have a compression garment there.
To recover from your surgery, Dr. Roudner will provide you with all the information you need to safely recover from your mommy makeover. This will include how to care for your incisions, what medications you should take, any concerns to watch out for, and when you should follow up with him. Make sure to ask any recovery questions you might have.
When Can I Expect to See Results From My Mommy Makeover?
After a few weeks of recovery, you can expect to see the amazing results from your mommy makeover. Depending on which procedures you had, you might see results immediately, while some may take a few weeks to see. Breast augmentations will take a few weeks for recovery, while a breast lift is immediately noticeable. You will see a significant difference following liposuction and a tummy tuck, however, the results will look even better after the swelling and fluid retention goes away. Don’t let your immediate results following surgery get you down. It takes several weeks for the body to completely heal and show you your real results. Be patient.
Schedule a Consultation for a Mommy Makeover in Miami Today
If motherhood and pregnancy have taken a toll on your body, it might be time to consider a mommy makeover. There’s no reason you should sit around hating your body when you can do something to help you feel better. Discuss your options with Dr. Roudner for a mommy makeover in Miami. This top plastic surgeon is here to help you reach your ideal body goals. Give our Miami plastic surgery office a call or fill out our online form to request a consultation today. We look forward to making you a happy mom again!