Mommy Makeover in Melbourne, FL
The body changes dramatically during pregnancy and lactation, and in many cases, diet and exercise don’t fully eliminate stubborn bulges and bumps, nor correct skin laxity. Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD, provides restorative cosmetic procedures such as the mommy makeover for residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and the surrounding communities of Central Florida who want to recover muscle tone and skin laxity after pregnancy or weight loss.
What is the purpose of a Mommy Makeover?
The mommy makeover is a full rejuvenation treatment that restores a tight, firm body contour by providing the following benefits:
- Lifting and augmenting or reducing sagging breasts
- Tightening abdominal muscles to create a flat, toned belly
- Eliminating loose skin and reducing stretch marks in the midsection
- Defining the waistline
- Extracting stubborn fatty bulges from any area of the body
What does a Mommy Makeover consist of?
The mommy makeover is a personalized makeover that combines several cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate and tighten the body following dramatic weight fluctuations such as those caused by pregnancy. The mommy makeover corrects skin laxity and tightens abdominal muscles that may have weakened simply as a result of weight loss or the aging process. The mommy makeover defines the waistline, reduces stretch marks, tightens lax abdominal muscles, lifts sagging breasts, trims away sagging skin in the abdominal region, and tones the torso to restore a smooth body contour. The mommy makeover is uniquely tailored to each patient and may combine several procedures to address specific concerns. The mommy makeover consists of a combination of any of the following procedures:
Breast enhancement may include any number of procedures to correct sagging and/or alter the size and shape of the breasts. Breast enhancement procedures such as breast augmentation or breast reduction may be combined with a breast lift to achieve the breasts’ ideal size and volume while also lifting the breasts for a full rejuvenation.
A tummy tuck targets concerns in the abdominal region tightening weak abdominal muscles and creating definition in the waist. The tummy tuck may also eliminate stretch marks, sagging skin, scars, or other imperfections in the abdominal region as it trims away excess skin. If your concerns are limited to the abdominal area below the navel, you may opt for the less-invasive mini tummy tuck.
Liposuction is a common treatment that is often included in the mommy makeover to reduce bulges from fatty deposits.
Who is eligible for a Mommy Makeover?
In spite of its name, this procedure is not just for moms! Almost any adult in good health with no contraindicated conditions can benefit from this procedure, though you may be advised to suspend certain medications in preparation for surgery. If you are currently pregnant or lactating, or if you want to become pregnant in the future, it’s best to postpone the procedure until after your body has completed the process of childbearing, as future pregnancies could affect the results of your surgery.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
Initially, after the mommy makeover, you may experience soreness and swelling, as well as tightness in the skin, but these symptoms subside naturally after a few days. You will be required to wear compression garments to fully support your new shape and reduce swelling. Most patients can resume office work and non-strenuous activities within one to two weeks. Our office will provide you with precise post-operative care instructions regarding your gradual return to normal physical activities, including strenuous exercise and sexual activity. Full recovery takes about four to six weeks, depending on the specific combination of procedures you undergo and how rapidly your body naturally heals. Our team of experts will be on hand throughout the recovery process to answer all of your questions.
How Much Does A Mommy Makeover Cost in Melbourne, FL?
The mommy makeover is a customized combination of procedures and costs will naturally be different for each patient. Since most health insurance carriers will not cover it, our office provides flexible financing plans and payment options for your convenience.
If you want to rejuvenate and transform your appearance by tightening and toning your torso, consider a mommy makeover performed at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by Rebecca Novo, MD, and Anita Saluja, MD. Contact our office for more information about the mommy makeover procedure, and the many other cosmetic procedures that we provide.