What is a mommy makeover?
Pregnancy and childbirth are magical times for mother's bringing new life into the world. At the same time, motherhood also brings about many unwanted physical changes to the body. Many of these changes cannot be reversed simply with regular diet and exercise. The surgeons of Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery understand just how important getting your pre-pregnancy body is and offers patients a customized surgical procedure known as a Mommy Makeover. A Mommy Makeover combines body contouring procedures such as arm lift, thigh lift and liposuction surgeries with cosmetic breast surgery to create a new overall physical appearance all at the same time. For women looking to “get their bodies back” come in to our Jacksonville office and learn how a Mommy Makeover may be the right fit for you.
HOw is a MOMMY MAKEOVER performed?
The mommy makeover procedure is uniquely tailored to each patient depending on what body part they want to improve. In most cases, the breasts and tummy are addressed together (though not always). The conditions addressed during surgery, and the surgical technique used will vary.
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Loss of volume and/or breast tissue, sagging and/or drooping, excess skin (ptosis), breasts that have become too large.
- Surgeries to consider: Breast augmentation with implants, breast lift, breast augmentation with a lift, breast reduction surgery.
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Excess fat and/or persistent bulge in the abdomen, sagging and loose skin, stretch marks and other unsightly skin irregularities.
- Surgeries to consider: Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction of the abdomen.
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Sagging skin and excess fat in the buttocks, hips and thighs.
- Surgeries to consider: Lower body lift including liposuction and skin tightening of the buttocks, hips and thighs.
What happens during and after a mommy makeover?
All mommy makeovers are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. Depending on how many techniques are combined, the surgery could last multiple hours. It is common for patients to have a short hospital stay with this surgery. Most women will require a full month to recover, but many will be able to return to work within 2 weeks. The results will reveal themselves in multiple stages as the breast implants settle into their natural placement and the incisions begin to heal. It generally takes a full year for all of the changes to make their final appearance.
Mommy Makeover FAQ
IS MOMMY MAKEOVER SURGERY SAFE?
There are always risks to consider when contemplating surgery. When procedures are combined, those risks can increase. Therefore, it is important to find an experienced cosmetic surgeon who is skilled in performing multiple procedures in one setting. Ultimately, a combination procedure can have numerous benefits, including only having to undergo surgery once — which means only one recovery and one fee.
What if I get Pregnant?
In a perfect world, women would wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur.
What About Stretch Marks?
If stretch marks exist on an area of the body (i.e. breast, tummy, etc.) that is going to be lifted and tightened, they may be removed when the excess skin is trimmed away. For any stretch marks left behind, as well as any other skin irregularities that may exist, there are skin-rejuvenating techniques that can help fade and remove these imperfections.
Will I Have Scars?
Scarring will occur with almost any cosmetic procedure. However, every effort is made to place and close the incisions carefully so that scarring is minimized. Scarring eventually fades into faint lines and can be concealed by undergarments and bathing suits. Most patients feel that the physical results following a mommy makeover far outweigh the scarring left behind.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"44 Yo Mommy Makeover (Full TT, Breast Lift with Small Saline Implants, Juvederm Around Mouth) Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - So far I love Dr. Burke. He has an excellent office manner and professional history. His nurse Carol is super sweet too and I'm glad she'll be in there with me. I'll be staying overnight and their anesthesiologists are all MDs. - - I am one week out from my procedures (Mommy Makeover - full tummy tuck, breast life with small saline implants, and juvederm around mouth lines/lips) I'm getting really excited. I wonder if any one has some tips or tricks they would suggest that helped during the recovery. Like getting out of the recliner, best way to reduce swelling, etc. I will be posting pics soon."- S. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2014
"29 Year Old 3 Kids - Jacksonville, FL - Short discription for now... Surgery is tomorrow at7am! I am getting a Mommy makeover, breast augment and full tummy tuck. I have 3 wonderful children and I can't wait to get home to... I have been waiting years to get this and finally it is my time to shine. All my friends are sick of me talking about it and are happy I am going through with this. I will update tomorrow after it is done. Wish me luck!!"- N. / RealSelf / Nov 18, 2015
"I had a "mommy make-over" with Dr. Rumsey in March of 2012! It was the best decision I ever made. He and his staff were very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I am very satisfied with my results. After having three children I thought I may never get my body back...but I do now and its all thanks to Dr. Rumsey and a little hard work!"- A.W. / Facebook / Jan 09, 2013
"I have never ever felt as great as I do right now. Dr. Hickman is brilliant! Pure genius! Perfect lines. Beautifully fading scars. This was major surgery and I am not even a month out and half of my mommy make over scars are gone already. Genius."- D.M. / Facebook / Feb 05, 2017
"I had Dr. C. Cayce Rumsey III & Register Nurse Melissa Fraley for my mommy makeover. They both made me feel like I was apart of there family. They were EXTREMELY professional, not pushy, and most importantly they calmed by nerves. I was checked on throughout the ENTIRE process and this is a huge piece of mind when picking a plastic surgeon. Melissa made me laugh EVERY time I saw her and I do miss seeing her! I had three kids and I am VERY VERY pleased with the outcome. I went to 5 other Doctors before I decided on PVPS. What I love about DR Rumsey is the fact if you are wanting something done and he thinks you don't need it, he wont take your money and do it. He REALLY stands behind his work!!! Please do your research before you decide on a mommy makeover. Thank you Dr. Rumsey & Melissa Fraley for everything."- T.P. / Facebook / Apr 26, 2017
What is the cost of a mommy makeover?
Mommy makeover procedures will vary in cost depending how many surgeries were combined and how many surgery sessions are needed. At a minimum, if a breast lift with augmentation is performed along with a tummy tuck, the cost could range from $18,000-$25,000.
Plan Your Procedure
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