Every year thousands of moms seek to rejuvenate their bodies through mommy makeover surgery. In the past, this involved scheduling separate procedures spanning months or even years.
Today, however, due to medical advances in surgical techniques, anesthetic drugs, and pain management, mommy makeovers can now provide patients with enhanced self-confidence and a more youthful appearance without multiple visits to the office. Dr. Lampert, a board-certified plastic surgeon, performs mommy makeover surgery in Miami, reducing both costs and recovery time.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of several different cosmetic procedures that can help rejuvenate your physique after pregnancy and renew your self-confidence. Each mommy makeover is personalized, so you can request the treatments that make the most sense for your figure and goals. A typical lineup may include breast surgery, abdominoplasty, liposuction, labiaplasty, and facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers.
What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?
The mommy makeover is a popular procedure because it provides so many benefits in one surgical session. While benefits vary from patient to patient depending on which procedures they choose, they generally include the following:
- A youthfully rejuvenated, appealing, feminine figure
- A flat, tight abdomen
- Shapely, symmetrical, attractive breasts
- Overall enhancement and revitalization
- Reduced anesthesia time
- Reduced overall downtime
Before & Afters
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Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
The best candidates for a mommy makeover in Miami with Dr. Lampert are those who have:
- completed their family and have no active plans for more children
- stopped breastfeeding and are no longer lactating
- fully recovered from childbirth and have been able to return to physical activity
- stabilized their weight
- no serious uncontrolled medical problems and are otherwise healthy
- realistic expectations regarding what can be accomplished
What Are Some of the Procedures Included in a Mommy Makeover?
Some of the procedures included in Dr. Lampert's mommy makeover procedure in Miami are:
- Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty
- Breast Lift (with or without breast implants)
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Augmentation
- Liposuction (with or without fat transfer to the buttocks or breasts)
- Scar Therapy
- Vaginal Rejuvenation
The Big Three Mommy Makeover Procedures
Statistics released by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery state that 3 of the 5 most popular procedures performed in 2013 were liposuction, breast augmentation, and abdominoplasty. This trio is also the surgical plan for many mommy makeovers.
Liposuction is used to reduce accumulated fat around the hips, flanks, thighs, and upper arms. This procedure can be combined with a tummy tuck for added definition, tighter abdominal musculature, and a more significant contour benefit.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a procedure designed to eliminate excess skin that has accumulated on the abdomen. When a pregnant belly expands and contracts, the skin often becomes stretched. The tummy tuck procedure also removes excess fat, repairs stretched and separated muscles, and then drapes the tailored skin over this toned foundation.
Breast augmentation can be performed to enhance the bust, adding cup sizes and perfecting the breast shape. The implants chosen can be saline, silicone, or Gummy Bear, depending on your wishes and goals. Many women find that an augmentation combined with mastopexy (breast lift) gives them the fullness and breast position that has been lost through breastfeeding.
What You Should Know When Choosing A Mommy Makeover Surgeon
The mommy makeover has gained great popularity among post-pregnancy women. A mommy makeover is not just one procedure but a combination of several surgical procedures customized specifically for each individual patient.
Dr. Joshua Lampert, a board-certified plastic surgeon, cautions that not all surgeons providing these highly complex procedures are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Many general surgeons, gynecologists, and family practice physicians have only attended a weekend course on some of these procedures for “certification” from other “boards” not at all recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Other surgeons have just been unable to attain certification due to poor ethical decisions, issues with safety, or inadequate training.
Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Women must be cautious with whom they select to perform their cosmetic surgical procedures. Make sure your plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the ONLY board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, which certifies the full spectrum of plastic surgery specializations for the entire body. That is, plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, trunk, and extremities.
There are many commercially available “boards” that label themselves “cosmetic” but are NOT recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and actually require NO plastic surgery residency training at all! In the interest of undergoing a mommy makeover in Miami, women should only trust a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Planning the End Result: Dr. Lampert Plans for Long-Term Enjoyment
Planning is crucial for any surgery, particularly one in which several areas of the body will be addressed at once. Dr. Lampert is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed thousands of surgeries during his career. He draws on this experience when planning on how to best assist each individual patient to attain their ultimate image goals. Not only is he among the top plastic surgeons in Miami, he is a classically trained visual artist, which gives him an added layer of knowledge to draw upon. His work reflects his artistic talent as much as his technical skill as a surgeon.
The Mommy Makeover Procedure and Recovery
Depending on what is needed, each woman may have a different combination of procedures involving different areas of the body. Dr. Lampert goes over the surgical plan in great detail with each patient to ensure that she understands what is involved, how long the surgery will take at our Miami practice, what help she will need during recovery, and how long of a recovery period is necessary.He encourages his patients to take their time in deciding whether or not a mommy makeover is ideal for them and whether the timing is right.
For example, women who are still losing weight after pregnancy might want to postpone their surgery until their weight is stable and has plateaued for several months. Combining techniques decreases cost and recovery time. With advances in pain medication, patients are much more comfortable during their recovery and can easily deal with having two or more procedures at one time. This can save 6 months of recovery when compared to the same procedures if done separately.
How To Reduce Swelling
Cold packs will assist with swelling, and prescribed pain and anti-nausea medications will keep patients comfortable. Full instructions are provided as well as constant support from Dr. Lampert’s staff. Dr. Lampert makes himself always available to his cosmetic surgery patients in case they ever need to contact him directly.
When Can You Return to Normal Activity After A Mommy Makeover?
Resuming normal activities depends greatly on what procedures were done and the patient’s lifestyle. Most patients will be able to resume light activities within 2 weeks and can possibly return to more sedentary jobs at that time. Dr. Lampert advises each patient on when to resume activities on a gradient scale, leaving physical work and strenuous exercise until the 6-8 week mark.
Next Step: Schedule your Mommy Makeover Consultation
The first step is to find out what your mommy makeover plan would be. Do you simply need a mini tummy tuck and some liposuction? Do you need a breast reduction and an arm lift? Each patient is different and needs an individualized plan to get them back to their pre-pregnancy form.
Dr. Lampert intentionally maintains a low-volume practice so that he can spend all of the time necessary to answer any questions and create a beautiful result for each patient. Find out for yourself why he delivers among the best mommy makeovers Miami has available.
Mommy Makeover FAQ
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover is customized to the needs of the individual, which means the cost varies widely from patient to patient. Dr. Lampert will provide the price for your mommy makeover based on your consultation, needs, and aesthetic goals.
Are there any risks?
As any surgery does, a mommy makeover includes a risk of complications, including change in sensation, bleeding, scarring, pain, infection, and others.
Will I have to wear compression garments after surgery?
You will wear compression garments in places where you had liposuction, around your abdomen after a tummy tuck, and around your breasts after a lift, reduction, or augmentation.