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Mommy Makeover Miami
Childbirth can take a big toll on a woman’s body. Oftentimes, it is difficult for moms to return to their original figure, try as they might with diet and exercise. While motherhood is a beautiful experience, mothers are not always happy with the body changes they experience after giving birth. Postpartum, moms can suffer from stretched abdominal muscles, saggy breasts, excess skin of the abdomen, excess fat of the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks; and stretch marks. For those mothers who are dissatisfied with their postpartum appearance, the solution may be a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that target the most common areas of the body affected by pregnancy including the breasts, abdomen and buttocks. It is designed to help moms, who do not plan on having more children, return to their pre-pregnancy shape and contour.
Mommy Makeover Combinations
Several surgical procedures can be combined in a mommy makeover. Typically the procedures involved are a Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) with a Breast Augmentation and/or Breast Lift. The Brazilian butt lift can also be combined with a tummy tuck in a mommy makeover. You and Dr. Salama, together, will determine the appropriate procedures for your mommy makeover.
Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
Tummy Tuck surgery is a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin, fat of the abdomen, and tightening of the abdominal muscles. An abdominoplasty is meant for patients whose skin has stretched beyond it elasticity and cannot regain it’s original shape with diet and exercise. A Tummy Tuck can help flatten and contour the abdomen. It can correct a protruding stomach since the excess skin and fat is eliminated and the muscles in the abdominal wall are sewn together. The sewn muscles form an internal girdle providing support to weak and loose muscles. Stretch marks can also be improved if they lie below the navel area, which is typically removed during a Tummy Tuck.
There are several tummy tuck procedures depending on the specific areas that need to be addressed. Most common is a complete tummy tuck, which runs from hipbone to hipbone. The other two are the circumferential tummy tuck or belt lipectomy or body lift, which goes the full 360 degrees around the abdomen and back; and a mini tummy tuck, which targets a smaller segment of excess skin that lies below the navel.
All tummy tucks help contour the abdomen by removing excess sagging skin and fat. All of them also include tightening of the abdominal wall, except for the mini tummy tuck. The final result is a shapelier, flatter, and firmer abdomen.
A Mommy Makeover typically also includes some type of breast enhancement procedure such as a breast augmentation and/or lift. Many women have to get both a breast augmentation and breast lift due to excess skin.
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Breast augmentation or mammoplasty is a surgical procedure in which breast implants are used to increase the size of your breasts and add volume that may have been lost due to weight loss or pregnancy. The breast implants can be either saline or silicone gel.
There are various incision options in breast augmentation. The incision depends on the body type of the patient, the location of the implant and the recommendation of your doctor. An inframammary incision is made underneath the inframammary fold. A periareolar incision borders the areola. A transumbilical or TUBA incision is made through the belly button. Lastly, transaxillary incisions are done in the armpits.
The incision is determined by where the breast implants are placed. Just like there are various types of incisions, there are also several ways to position the implants: in between the pectoral muscle and breast tissue, below the fascia or underneath the pectoral muscle. The latter technique is rarely done because the implants have a high probability of moving in a distorted manner since muscle in the rib is removed for this type of placement.
A breast lift or mastopexy is meant to raise the breasts giving them a perkier look. Excess breast skin is removed and the tissue is tightened. This procedure helps to reshape the breasts and make them firmer.
While there are many different techniques for a breast lift, Dr. Salama prefers to use the anchor incision for a breast lift. Besides being the most commonly used technique worldwide, he feels it provides the best results for most cases. In addition, he has perfected his own style of execution through his vast experience.
Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL is a butt augmentation procedure in which fat is transferred from multiple areas of the body to the buttocks. First, liposuction is used to contour the body and harvest excess fat, predominantly from the abdomen, flanks and back. Fat can be extracted from other areas of the body as well if needed. The fat is then purified and only the highest quality fat is used to augment the buttocks. The transferred fat provides volume and contour, for a shapelier, perkier and younger looking booty.
Advantages of a Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover can provide women with increased self-confidence since it’s multiple procedures can drastically improve their look. It can help restore or improve a patient’s figure in just one day.
Risks involving a Mommy Makeover
As with all plastic surgery procedures, there can be related risks, complications and side effects associated with a mommy makeover. The combination of surgeries can prove to be a challenging task. As such, careful selection of your surgeon and surgical center is highly recommended.
Most common risks: infection, internal bruising, bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, soreness, swelling, numbness, capsular contracture, hematoma, implant rupture, fluid imbalance, altered sensation of the nipple and breast, and embolism.
Preparing for a Mommy Makeover
No different from any other surgery, a Mommy Makeover requires good preparation in order to allow for quicker healing and more effective results.
At least a month prior to surgery patients should stop smoking. Not quitting can lead to complications. The patient should avoid aspirin and blood thinners, and only medications that are approved by your doctor should be taken.
Proper nutrition is key in the healing process. Eat healthy, well-balanced meals and keep a high protein diet for 3-6 weeks.
Prepare everything ahead of time for your home recovery to establish a stress-free and pleasant recovery environment. Remember, the length of your recovery varies depending on the procedures selected for your Mommy Makeover.
Set post-procedure goals to achieve long lasting results, such as physical activity and a healthy diet.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Mommy Makeover
Will I not be able to breastfeed after breast surgery?
There is always a probability; however, Dr. Salama takes every necessary precaution for your surgery to be successful.
Will this procedure help eliminate cellulite?
While liposuction can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, it does not eliminate it.
What happens if I get pregnant after a Mommy Maker?
Becoming pregnant after a Mommy Makeover can reverse the effects of the surgery, which is why we recommend undergoing a Mommy Makeover if you are finished with having children.
What should I expect post-op?
You will most likely be required to wear a compression garment over the treated areas and you may also require drains depending on the procedure. Massages are an extremely important part of the healing process. They help in providing optimal results, helping with natural contour and uniformity. To help you manage pain, your doctor will prescribe you pain medications. Recovery time varies depending on the procedures selected in you mommy makeover.
Am I a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is specifically designed for patients wanting to recover their pre-pregnancy shape and who do not plan on having any more children. They must be at least 21 and in good health as evaluated by a physician. Procedure recommendations will be made based on your body type’s needs.