Having a child is an incredibly rewarding experience. However, women are often left to deal with dramatic bodily changes following pregnancy and childbirth. Many mothers find it incredibly challenging to regain their pre-pregnancy figures, which can lead to feelings of frustration and low self-confidence.
If this sounds like your situation, a mommy makeover may be the ideal way to achieve your body goals. Call (813) 971-2000 today to arrange a complimentary consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center proudly serves Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeover is the term used to describe any combination of plastic surgery procedures that restore the appearance and shape of a woman’s figure after pregnancy. The procedures chosen will be entirely unique to your specific situation.
Some common procedures Dr. Castor features in his mommy makeovers include:
Although each procedure can be performed separately, a single-stage approach offers benefits such as reducing certain surgical expenses, limiting your surgical visits, and shortening your total recovery time.
Reasons to Consider a Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover can reverse many unwanted effects of childbirth. You might consider getting a mommy makeover if any of the following statements apply to you:
- Your pregnancy negatively impacted the size or shape of your breasts.
- You are dissatisfied with your low breast position or downward-pointing nipples.
- You feel troubled by the sagging skin on your stomach.
- Your abdominal muscles are stretched or separated, something that can contribute to the appearance of a bulging stomach long after you’ve delivered your child.
- You have stubborn areas of localized fat on your hips, thighs, abdomen, arms, or other locations.
Unfortunately, many of these concerns will not improve with diet and exercise. A mommy makeover is a proven and effective way to achieve the results you desire.
Ideal Mommy Makeover Candidates
Many women are excellent candidates for the plastic surgery procedures commonly included in a mommy makeover. In general, a mommy makeover may be appropriate if you are in good overall health and are at or near your ideal body weight. When planning your surgery, be aware that you will experience the best, longest-lasting results if you wait until you are finished having children.
As with any procedure, a consultation is necessary to properly evaluate your mommy makeover candidacy. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Castor to learn if this surgical combination is right for you.
Mommy Makeover Procedure and Recovery
Dr. Castor performs all mommy makeover procedures at our state-accredited office surgical suite. Doing so allows him to lower the high costs associated with completing plastic surgery in a traditional hospital setting. To further enhance your experience, this facility is staffed by the same friendly team that you will meet during your consultation.
Your procedure will be completed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. It may last between three to five hours. The procedural steps and techniques used will depend on your unique situation. Dr. Castor will go over the details of your surgical plan in advance.
Recovering from a mommy makeover takes less time than if you were to have all your desired procedures performed separately. The duration of your recovery will depend on what you’ve had done and your rate of healing. Expect to take some time off from work and to put strenuous activities on hold.
Mommy Makeover Results
The final results of your mommy makeover may not be visible for several months following your procedure due to swelling. After you’re done healing, you should notice a significant improvement in your concerns and look more like your pre-baby self.
Mommy makeover results are typically long-lasting. You should be able to enjoy the outcome of your procedure for a decade or more. It helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid significant weight gain.
(*) Individual results can vary by patients. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
The price of a mommy makeover can vary significantly from one patient to another. How much you will pay largely depends on the combination of procedures that you choose.
The best way to receive a mommy makeover cost estimate is to schedule an in-person consultation at our practice. We offer financing options to help patients pursue the procedures they want without financial limitations.
Schedule a Complimentary Mommy Makeover Consultation in Tampa
Dr. Stan Castor prides himself on helping mothers achieve natural-looking, beautiful results. Call (813) 971-2000 today to schedule your complimentary mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Castor. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center welcomes patients from Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.