When people congratulate you on being a mom, it is normal to crave a complete mommy makeover to make you feel great again. Children are a blessing. They bring so much happiness to our lives but can significantly affect our bodies. The stretching of the stomach muscles and skin, thighs, breasts and other areas can lead to stretch marks, excess fat deposits and loose, sagging skin. Many of today’s moms don’t feel they should sacrifice the way they look just because they’ve had children. More and more women are discovering that there is, in fact, a way to reclaim their bodies – cosmetic surgery.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
Women are counteracting the effects of pregnancy on their bodies by choosing a “Mommy Makeover.” This is a combination of procedures meant to address those effects of pregnancy that cannot be reversed through diet and exercise. A mommy makeover is not just for recent moms — some women wait several years before deciding to treat themselves. Commonly, a tummy tuck is combined with either a breast augmentation, or in some cases, a breast augmentation and a breast lift. Liposuction is also an option for certain areas.
Why Do You Need a Mommy Makeover?
The changes to the body from pregnancy are not all on the outside. As the baby grows and forces the uterus against the inside muscle wall of the abdomen, those vertical muscles get stretched apart and elongate, which results in a “pouch” on the lower stomach that can’t be fixed with diet and exercise alone. A tummy tuck is required to bring those muscles back together.
Hormone fluctuations during pregnancy can cause the size of the breasts to change. Some women experience extensive swelling, sometimes causing a difference of one to two cup sizes. In addition to the postpartum loss of fat tissue, swelling can cause the skin to stretch and then sag. No amount of exercise can re-tighten that skin.
A breast lift or mastopexy can be performed to remove the excess skin and “lift” the breasts to reduce the sagging. As the body prepares to nurture a child, milk glands in the breasts swell and replace fatty tissue. After childbirth, these glands shrink and leave extra skin. In this case, a breast augmentation can be performed. You can bring your breasts back to their youthful contour with natural-looking and safe implants.
Another result of breastfeeding can be a change in the size and shape of the nipples. Some women’s nipples become larger in size. Surgery can correct this, and with a mommy makeover in Miami, your problem will be solved.
Mommy Makeover Services at Miami Plastic Surgery®
Dr. Max Polo and our patient teams strive for high-quality cosmetic care to fit your goals for your body. We offer the following services as part of the mommy makeover at Miami Plastic Surgery®.
A breast augmentation procedure includes inserting implants to increase breast size. We offer saline and silicone breast implants placed over or under the breast muscle. The placement can vary depending on your body type, existing breast tissue and desired results.
Consider our breast lift procedure if you want to enhance, reshape and raise your breasts. Dr. Polo specializes in the newest techniques to leave minimal scars and encourage a quick recovery.
Larger breasts can often cause neck and back discomfort. A breast reduction can help lift some of the weight from your body and allows more freedom for your favorite physical activities.
An abdominoplasty — also known as a tummy tuck — eliminates excess fat and sagging in the abdomen. With this procedure, you can be bikini-ready in no time!
Liposuction is similar to a tummy tuck but only targets specific body areas to remove fat. With this procedure, you can reshape your body's silhouette to fit your desired goals.
The buttock augmentation procedure — or Brazilian Butt Lift — is a cosmetic enhancement of your behind. If you have tried to plump up your buttocks with diet, exercise and strength training with minimal success, you may want to consider buttock augmentation.
The Max Makeover: Dr. Polo’s Signature Procedure
In this episode of Slices, Dr. Max Polo discusses his signature procedure, The Max Makeover. The Max Makeover is Dr. Max Polo’s version of the mommy makeover, which is usually a breast lift or augmentation with a tummy tuck/abdominoplasty.
Recovery From A Mommy Makeover
Post-pregnancy surgery should not be done until you have allowed your body to fully recover — three months after breastfeeding is ideal. It is important to diet and exercise to get back to your optimal pre-pregnancy weight.
Mommy Makeover Cost
The cost of a mommy makeover at Miami Plastic Surgery® can vary based on your surgical needs. This cost range can depend on several factors, including the procedures involved, the techniques used and your treatment goals. Contact us for a detailed treatment plan including cost estimates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Consultation Today!
If you are considering a mommy makeover in Miami, FL with the board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Polo at Miami Plastic Surgery®, call 305.595.2969 or fill out the form on this page to book a consultation.