Mommy Makeover
in Tampa, FL

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.

Why Should I Get 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.

Mommy Makeover - Before & After

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(*) 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.

How Should I Prepare for a Mommy Makeover Surgery?

Preparing for a mommy makeover in Tampa involves several important steps:

  • Schedule a consultation: Meet with Dr. Castor to discuss your goals and medical history. He will explain the procedures involved and customize them to fit your needs.
  • Undergo a medical evaluation: Dr. Castor will likely ask you to undergo a medical evaluation before surgery. This helps him make sure you're healthy enough for the procedure.
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  • Stop smoking and avoid certain medicationsAvoiding smoking and specific drugs reduces the chance of problems during and after your surgery. 
  • Arrange for help at home: This is especially important if you have young kids. You'll need someone to help with daily tasks as you recover.
  • Set up a comfortable recovery area: Set up a space with pillows, loose clothes, and everything you'll need nearby. Stock up on groceries and prepare meals ahead of time to make things easier.

Follow Dr. Castor's instructions closely before surgery, especially those regarding eating and drinking. This helps keep you safe during the procedure.

How Soon Can I Resume Normal Activities After a Mommy Makeover?

After a mommy makeover, recovery times can vary:

  • Right after surgery, you'll need someone to drive you home and help for the first day or two. Pain and discomfort are normal but can be managed with medicine.
  • During the first week, rest and avoid hard activities. Walk gently to help your blood flow and lower the risk of blood clots. Dr. Castor will tell you when it's okay to start light movement.
  • In two to six weeks, most people can return to work and do gentle activities, depending on how much surgery they had. Avoid heavy lifting and tough exercise until Dr. Castor says it's okay.

It can take several months to fully recover as the swelling goes down and scars heal. Keep your follow-up appointments to check your progress and talk about any worries.

Will a Mommy Makeover Help Me Lose Weight?

A mommy makeover isn't meant to help you lose weight. It's for fixing your body's appearance after having kids, like extra skin or fat. You might lose some weight with things like liposuction, but this procedure is more about shaping your body.

Can I Breastfeed After a Mommy Makeover?

You can usually breastfeed after a mommy makeover, but it’s important to talk to Dr. Castor first. 

Depending on what you have done, like a breast lift or implants, he can tell you how it might affect breastfeeding. Most surgeries are done to keep your nipples and milk ducts working.

What Are the Risks and Complications Associated With Mommy Makeover Surgery?

Like any surgery, there are risks with mommy makeovers, but they're rare with a good surgeon like Dr. Castor. Some risks include:

  • Infections
  • Bleeding
  • Reactions to anesthesia

Dr. Castor will discuss these potential issues and help you understand how to reduce the likelihood of them happening.

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Why Choose Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center?

Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center is renowned for transformative cosmetic enhancements, including mommy makeovers. 

Dr. Stan Castor, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa with over two decades of experience, leads a compassionate team dedicated to personalized care. They offer both surgical and non-surgical options, creating a supportive and patient-centric environment.

Dr. Castor's expertise, recognized with accolades like the Patients Choice Award, ensures exceptional outcomes, making Artisan Aesthetics an example of excellence in Tampa Bay's cosmetic surgery field.

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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.

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5383 Primrose Lake Circle
Suite A
Tampa, FL 33647


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