What is a Mommy Makeover?A Mommy Makeover is a series of procedures performed by a plastic surgeon to correct any changes a woman may experience during pregnancy, childbirth, or weight changes. Mommy Makeovers typically include a breast surgery, tummy tuck, and additional non-invasive procedures as needed. Each patient is treated as an individual, and the procedures that are part of their Mommy Makeovers will be completely up to their own discretion.
Why is Breast Surgery Part of a Mommy Makeover?The breasts can be the most susceptible to change following pregnancy and breastfeeding. Many patients report feeling as though their breasts “deflated” after having children. Other patients mention feeling their breasts are droopy and heavy. Depending on the patient, Dr. Rubinstein can recommend a breast lift or a breast lift combined with an augmentation or breast reduction for optimal results.
Why is a Tummy Tuck Part of a Mommy Makeover?The skin and underlying muscles of the abdominal region can be greatly affected by pregnancy. Stretch marks, excess skin, or a bulging belly can all seem permanent following childbirth. Dr. Rubinstein can correct these changes by performing a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) or mini-tummy tuck as needed. The results are a taut, even, youthful-appearing midsection with long-lasting results.
What Else Might be Part of a Mommy Makeover?Depending on the level and primary areas of concern, Dr. Rubinstein can recommend additional procedures to achieve the best results. If the thighs or love handles are of primary concern, Dr. Rubinstein may recommend additional body contouring procedures. Dr. Rubinstein is proud to offer many body contouring procedures and will be happy to discuss which procedures a certain patient is a strong candidate for at a consultation.
Who is a Strong Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?No two Mommy Makeover candidates look alike. Any woman who has noticed unwanted changes in her body following weight changes, pregnancy, or childbirth can be strong candidates for a Mommy Makeover. Because a Mommy Makeover is completely customized to each individual, most woman can benefit.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Miami?Mommy Makeovers vary in cost depending on the scope of the procedures agreed upon by Dr. Rubinstein and the patient. Insurance does not provide coverage for cosmetic procedures, so Dr. Rubinstein developed a financing program for his patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is all included in a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a fully personalized plastic surgery treatment plan to help rejuvenate the woman’s body after pregnancy. Typically, a mommy makeover can include two or more of the following procedures:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
- Vaginal rejuvenation
How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
The length of your recovery from your mommy makeover depends on the combination of procedures you choose to undergo. While each patient’s recovery period is going to differ, we typically see patients going back to work within seven to 10 days of their mommy makeover and making a full recovery within two months.
Do I need to lose weight before a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover typically involves a tummy tuck. For tummy tuck surgery, we recommend you be within 30lbs of your ideal weight for a few months leading up to your procedure. Making sure you are able to maintain a stable weight helps us know how well you will be able to maintain the results of your tummy tuck.
How long after a mommy makeover can I exercise?
While you may return to work after seven to 10 days, we recommend staying away from exercise for the first four weeks following your mommy makeover. After four weeks, if you feel up to it, you may start with light exercise such as walking. We recommend waiting at least six to eight weeks before returning to your regular exercise routine.
How do I prepare for a mommy makeover?
Preparing for your mommy makeover is similar to preparing for any other surgical procedure. Talk to Dr. Rubinstein about which medications you need to avoid prior to your procedure(s) as well as any supplements you may need to take in order to promote healing.