If you want to restore the shape and appearance of your body after one or more pregnancies, you may want to consider a mommy makeover. Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Soler in his Tampa office. Dr. Soler offers mommy makeovers to patients in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and other areas of Southwest FL.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a term used to describe a combination of procedures designed to help a woman return to her pre-pregnancy figure. During pregnancy, many parts of a woman’s body changes to accommodate the growing baby. As a result, the breasts may sag or lose volume, the abdomen may take on extra weight or loose skin, and the woman may gain weight in other areas that were previously thin or toned. A mommy makeover is defined by each woman’s specific needs, and is popular because this surgery is aimed to restore several areas all at once.
Possible procedures in a mommy makeover are:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
- Brazilian butt lift
Is a mommy makeover right for me?
Mommy makeover surgery is a highly individualized procedure and a very personal choice for you. Pregnancy and motherhood can take a toll on your body and if you decide to opt for surgery it is important to make sure this decision is best for you and you alone. The best candidates for mommy makeover surgery are women who are finished with child-bearing, are at their ideal body weight and in good physical and medical health. If you want to look and feel your best, schedule a consultation with Dr. Soler to review your surgery options and discuss whether multiple surgeries in one session is right for you.
What is the recovery process for a mommy makeover?
Post surgery, the patient may wear a compression garment if they have a procedure that warrants this. Compression garments are long elastic support girdles and are used for reduction of the swelling and to assist with tightening of the skin. With smaller surgeries, the initial discomfort can be controlled with oral medication. For larger surgeries, it is essential to spend one or two nights at a hospital or nursing facility. This ensures that any intravenous catheters or pain injections can be easily administered. It takes about a month for the swelling and bruising to subside. Typically you can resume strenuous activities within about six weeks and all symptoms are mostly gone within four to six weeks.
Does insurance cover a mommy makeover surgery?
A mommy makeover is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. Any risks or individual suitability of mommy makeover surgery options must be discussed directly with Dr. Soler during the consultation. Even though all surgical procedures carry a slight degree of risk, major complications are rarely seen in a mommy makeover. Any minor complications that may arise do not hamper the end result of your surgery. If you’re considering a mommy makeover, give our Tampa office a call today to set up a consultation. Dr. Soler’s office is conveniently located just 22 miles from Wesley Chapel and Palm Harbor, FL.
Discreet cosmetic surgery travel
If you plan on traveling to Tampa from more than 50 miles away, we recommend you plan to stay for a few days. The chart below shows how long Dr. Soler recommends you stay based on your procedure. This chart is for both car and air travelers. At your consultation, Dr. Soler can give you a better idea of exactly how many days you would need to plan for post-operative recovery. If you need additional planning assistance, please contact our helpful office or visit our travel page.
Schedule your mommy makeover consultation today
Dr. Soler focuses on individualized care for each patient. If you are seeking mommy makeover surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our office serves all of Southwest Florida, including the St. Petersburg and Clearwater areas and is conveniently located just outside downtown Tampa.