The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures designed to rejuvenate the abdomen and breasts after pregnancy. It typically involves a breast lift or breast augmentation to fix sagging or deflated breasts, and a tummy tuck to address loose skin, stretch marks, and bulging. Your surgeon may also recommend liposuction.

The ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover is a woman of good overall health who does not plan to have any more children. If you intend to have kids in the future, it is best that you wait because pregnancy could affect the results of the abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck.

The best way to find out if a Mommy Makeover could help you reach your cosmetic goals is to speak with an experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. C. Randall Harrell, M.D. is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa Bay who has seen more than 40,000 patients in private practice. Call 800-781-0818 to schedule a free consultation at Fountain of Youth Plastic Surgery.

Read on to learn the answers to a few Mommy Makeover FAQs:

  1. What will happen during my initial consultation?

As with all cosmetic surgeries, your doctor will first evaluate your medical history and your cosmetic goals to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you have any questions or concerns, this is the time to address them. After your initial consultation, you should know what to expect before, during, and after your Mommy Makeover.

  1. What will happen during the procedure?

It depends on your specific treatment plan. Typically, the Mommy Makeover involves a breast lift. You may also benefit from implants if you lost volume due to breast feeding or pregnancy. If your breasts have become uncomfortably large, your doctor may recommend a breast reduction.

During the abdominoplasty, your surgeon will tighten your abdominal muscles to contour your midsection and narrow your waist. Finally, your surgeon will remove stretch marks in the lower abdomen.

  1. How long will it take to recover from the surgery?

Some patients recover faster than others, but most can resume their normal lifestyle after one to six weeks. Be prepared to take two weeks off work, though you may be able to return after just one week. Your doctor may recommend that you avoid strenuous activities for up to six weeks.

If you would like to experience the benefits of the Mommy Makeover procedure, contact Fountain of Youth Plastic Surgery. Dr. C. Randall Harrell, M.D. will answer your questions, evaluate your health and cosmetic goals, and determine if you are a good candidate.

The experience and skills of your surgeon can have a profound impact on the results of your Mommy Makeover. Dr. Harrell regularly performs surgery on celebrities in the entertainment and sports industries who want to best possible results. Call 800-781-0818 to schedule an appointment for a Mommy Makeover in Tampa Bay.