Mommy Makeover in Orlando, FL
While children can be a source of joy, the “wear and tear” that pregnancy puts on a mother’s body is not always quite so joyous. Changes in the tummy, the waist, and the breasts are just a few areas that can change significantly after one or multiple pregnancies or significant weight loss.
Fortunately, a combination of plastic surgery procedures known as a Mommy Makeover can safely and effectively address many of these issues to help women regain their pre-pregnancy shape and form.
Dr. Thomas Fiala and his team at Fiala Aesthetics perform Mommy Makeover surgery for women in Orlando, Florida, and the greater Orlando area.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
“Mommy Makeover” is a popular term used to describe the combination of body contouring and breast enhancement surgeries targeting the areas most affected by pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or substantial weight loss. It usually involves some combination of a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast enhancement.
For many women, the three-in-one Mommy Makeover procedure is all they need to bring their body back to “the way it was before baby” or make it even better than it ever was. This is one of the most popular combination procedures performed at Fiala Aesthetics.
For some women, other issues may need to be addressed, such as breast ptosis (breast droop) or contouring of other body areas, such as the hips or inner thighs. Dr. Fiala can also help with these, but they may require a second surgical session, depending on the individual situation.
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
Women turn to Mommy Makeover surgery to address:
- Loose skin on the abdomen
- Excess fat in the abdomen
- Fat pockets in the waist, or “love handles”
- Separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
- Deflated breasts
Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Candidates for Mommy Makeover surgery should be healthy and close to their goal weight. This procedure is not a weight-loss surgery; it is intended to restore a toned and more feminine silhouette after one or more pregnancies. For recommendations on body contouring and pre-op weight, click here.
Women considering this procedure should not smoke and do not anticipate having any more pregnancies. These can negatively impact the quality of your results.
What Can Be Included in a Mommy Makeover?
Every Mommy Makeover is personalized to the patient, and no two procedures look exactly the same. Some women combine two surgical techniques; others combine three or more. The specific treatment options chosen will determine whether your Mommy Makeover is completed in one or two visits. This will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Fiala.
Tummy Tuck During a Mommy Makeover
The Mommy Makeover concept starts with a high-quality tummy tuck.
By removing loose abdominal skin and stretch marks below the belly button and repairing abdominal muscle laxity, Dr. Fiala can repair some of the more obvious changes due to previous pregnancies. Careful design and a tidy closure of the abdominal incision, and paying close attention to making a pretty new belly button are hallmarks of our procedures.
Tummy tuck surgery at Fiala Aesthetics uses the advanced “TAP block” technique. This effectively numbs most of the abdomen for three days, making the procedure much more comfortable. Dr. Fiala is one of the pioneers of this technique for tummy tucks.
Breast Augmentation During a Mommy Makeover
Breast augmentation is a common request during Mommy Makeovers, as many women have lost significant breast volume after breastfeeding. With this loss of size also comes a loss of upper pole fullness of the breast.
A proportionately sized breast implant, either saline, traditional silicone, or “gummy bear” silicone, can be used to restore the missing volume and enhance the fullness in the upper breast.
Liposuction During a Mommy Makeover
Many women can also benefit from a little shaping of the waist area. By shaping the curve of the back (“flank”) area with liposuction at the same time as the tummy tuck, the desirable hourglass figure can often be restored by eliminating the dreaded “love handles” or “muffin top” at the back and fixing the loose skin at the front of the abdomen.
We use the SAFElipo approach using power-assisted liposuction (PAL) for a comprehensive body contouring process.
Will My Mommy Makeover Surgery be Done in One Day or Two?
While some Mommy Makeovers can be completed in one surgical session, others require two. This will depend on the extent of the Mommy Makeover and the length of time needed to complete the surgery. Due to the general anesthesia used, many surgeries are capped around the six-hour mark.
If your Mommy Makeover is expected to take longer than that, it will be split into two separate operations, for optimal safety.
Is a Mommy Makeover Painful?
One of the unique advantages of having your procedure done at Fiala Aesthetics is our advanced “TAP block” technique, which effectively numbs most of the abdomen for the first three days, making the procedure much more comfortable than ever before.
Prescription or over-the-counter pain medication can be taken afterward to help relieve any associated discomfort.
How Long Is My Mommy Makeover Recovery?
The length of your Mommy Makeover recovery depends largely on the combination of techniques that you underwent.
Patients will need to take at least two weeks off of work and their daily activities, even regular desk jobs. If you have young children, you will need to arrange to have extra help around the house for several weeks, as you will be limited in the amount of activity and lifting you can safely do.
For most women, physical exercise other than abdominal exercises can resume at six weeks. We allow three months before resuming abdominal or “core strengthening” exercises. When exercising, it is best to work into your normal routines gradually.
You will be given more detailed instructions regarding your recovery during your consultation. This will include information on pain medication, compression garments, and managing post-operative drains.
Are My Mommy Makeover Results Permanent?
Your Mommy Makeover results are intended to be long-lasting and can be permanent as long as you maintain a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle. Weight fluctuations and subsequent pregnancies can negatively affect the quality of your results.
It is important to understand that plastic surgery procedures cannot stop you from aging, and you can expect to experience some laxity, including breast laxity, as you age.
What if I Get Pregnant After a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover will not prevent you from getting pregnant, nor will it affect your pregnancy in any way. However, a future pregnancy will significantly impact the quality of your results. Because of this, we recommend postponing your Mommy Makeover until you are sure you have completed your natural family.
How Much Is a Mommy Makeover in Orlando, FL?
The cost of a Mommy Makeover varies significantly depending on the surgeries performed and the extent of those procedures.
You will be given an accurate cost estimate during your consultation, but you can view our price list to better understand what you can expect.
Interested in Mommy Makeover Surgery in Orlando, FL?
If you are interested in learning more about a Mommy Makeover in Altamonte Springs and the greater Orlando, Florida, area, contact Fiala Aesthetics by calling (407) 339-3222 or filling out our online contact form.
Be sure to download our free e-book on tummy tucks and liposuction and our free breast augmentation e-book. These are filled with answers to frequently asked questions, and we recommend you read through these prior to your Mommy Makeover consultation.