Reclaim Your Beautiful Pre-Baby Body
It is undeniable that pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding are hard on a woman’s body. Sleepless nights, lack of free time and the stress of being a mother can compound the frustrations with a post-baby body. Mommy makeover was created to combat the physical toll of pregnancy and breastfeeding and help women reclaim their pre-baby body, enhancing its shape and definition. Many moms have enjoyed greater self-esteem and satisfaction with their appearance thanks to mommy makeover with Dr. Onelio Garcia Jr.
What Mommy Makeover Can Do For You
Every mommy makeover is customized based on the specific concerns of the patient. One of the chief concerns of new mothers is abdominal skin that has stretched to accommodate a growing baby but refuses to tighten after childbirth. It is also normal for the abdominal muscles to separate or weaken, which leads to a protrusion in the abdomen. Another widespread concern is that naturally firm breast tissue is replaced with softer, fatty tissue, leading to a loss of fullness and shape in the breasts. Many mothers complain that their breasts look flat and deflated.
Your mommy makeover can achieve the following:
- Elevate and enhance flat, saggy breasts
- Increase or reduce breasts to the desired size
- Flatten and firm the abdomen
- Eliminate excess saggy skin on the lower abdomen
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks underneath the navel
- Repair stretched-out or damaged abdominal muscles
- Reduce unwanted fat from targeted areas around the body
Mommy makeover combines breast and body procedures to treat the post-preganacy problematic areas of your body. Typically the procedures can be combined in a single operation resulting in only one recovery period.
Mommy makeover is normally performed on an outpatient basis under anesthesia at Dr. Garcia’s fully accredited surgery center.. Your mommy makeover plan of treatment will be determined during consultation with Dr. Garcia. It can include any combination of breast lift, tummy tuck and liposuction.
Breast lift elevates sagging breasts higher on the chest wall and corrects oversized or downward-pointing nipples. The procedure can be combined with the placement of breast implants to increase the size of the breasts, or breast reduction techniques to treat oversized breasts (the latter is less common in new mothers, but it does happen).
Tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat. This improves the appearance of stretch marks on the lower abdomen, underneath the navel. Excess fat deposits can also be removed to flatten and firm the abdomen.
Liposuction can also be incorporated into mommy makeover to spot-reduce excess areas of fat around the body.
After surgery, compression garments are usually placed around the treatment areas to reduce swelling and promote optimal healing. The total length of recovery depends on the procedures that were performed. Most patients take one to two weeks off work to recover. Strenuous physical activities are restricted for four to six weeks after surgery. Dr. Garcia monitors his patients closely during their recovery and advises when it is safe to resume work, exercise and other normal activities.
Your Mommy Makeover Consultation:
Dr. Garcia uses “state of the art” TouchMD technology during the consultation process. This unique tool allows the patient to review the consultation with Dr. Garcia while reviewing high-definition patient photos of the surgical areas being considered. The smart screen allows for makings and comments to be placed on the photos for illustration purposes. At the end of the consultation the patient receives their private password giving them access to their personal electronic Touch MD file. This allows the patient to review their consultation from the privacy of their home computer. Frequently educational videos (from our library of over 200 procedural videos), are uploaded to the patient’s file to further educate the patient on the procedure that they are considering.
Learn More about Mommy Makeover
For more information about mommy makeover and how it can improve your satisfaction with your appearance, please contact our office today. Call 305-448-8900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Garcia.