Mommy Makeover in Tampa
Mommy makeover is a common procedure performed at Marcadis Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa. Childbirth and starting a family can be a very exciting time in your life. However, pregnancy can bring some unwanted changes to a woman’s body.
Exercise and healthy eating can help a woman return to their pre-pregnancy body. However, with prolonged stretching of the abdominal muscle and skin, and breast-feeding, there may be some unwanted changes to a woman’s body. A mommy makeover addresses the breast changes and abdominal changes as a result of pregnancy.
After pregnancy and breast feeding, a woman’s breast skin and ligaments become lax and sag and causing some to feel less confident especially with certain clothes, bathing suits, or in intimate situations. Depending on the amount of volume a woman has in her breasts and the goals she is trying to achieve, a breast lift (mastopexy) with or without implant or a breast augmentation may be recommended.
In addition to a breast surgery, a mommy makeover also addresses the changes of the abdominal area caused by childbirth. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure performed to tighten the abdominal muscle. During this procedure, Dr. Marcadis will also address excess fat and skin and will restore separated muscle to create a smoother and firmer stomach area.
Mommy Make-over Consultation:
During your consultation, Dr. Marcadis will listen to your concerns and the outcome you want to achieve. Dr. Marcadis will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure and will go over the incision site and scars. We know that having a mommy makeover is a very personal decision therefore, it is important that Dr. Marcadis understand your goals, desires, and expectations during your consultation. He will discuss the procedure and risks of undergoing mummy makeover.
At Marcadis Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, we take our patient’s health very seriously. During your pre-operative appointment, we will review the procedure, your goals, and expectations, and discuss your care after surgery. At this appointment, we will again review your medical history and perform routine preoperative laboratory testing.
Mommy makeover procedure:
Mommy makeover is an elective plastic surgery procedure that is done under a light general anesthesia. Depending on your goals, the procedures will consist of a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, and a breast surgery. With a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), Dr. Marcadis will place an incision on the lower abdomen and around the umbilicus. The length of the incision will vary depending on the amount of removal. When the incision is placed, Dr. Marcadis will elevate the skin and tighten the muscles beneath and suture the incisions. Depending on the complexity of the case, a drain might be place.
To correct sagging breast tissue after pregnancy, Dr. Marcadis will perform a breast surgery. Generally speaking, a breast lift (mastopexy) is performed to remove the sag caused by pregnancy and breast-feeding. Dr. Marcadis might recommend placing a breast implant with a breast lift (mastopexy) or just a breast augmentation to enhance the size of a woman’s breast.
This procedure is performed in our Joint Commission (JCAHO) accredited surgical facility. The actual procedure takes about 2 hours to perform. Anesthesia is provided by board certified anesthesiologists with many years of experience and on staff at major local hospitals.
Recovery after a mommy makeover:
Immediately after surgery, a support bra is placed on you and surgical dressings will be placed around the abdominal incision area. Stitches will dissolve in 10-14 days. You may resume all your normal non-strenuous activities as soon as discomfort allows. Most of our patients resume to their work about 3-5 days post surgery. Most swelling will gradually dissipate over 6 weeks. We will continue to see you during your follow-up until healing is assured. All recovery expectations will be discussed during your initial consultation and at your pre-operative appointment.
Call (813) 878-0089 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Marcadis to determine if a mommy makeover is right for you. At Marcadis Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, we pride ourselves with over 20 years of experience, professionalism and personalized patient care. Dr. Marcadis is one of the most experienced board certified plastic surgeon in the area; he is well known in the Tampa Bay area including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and Orlando.