Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover in Orlando, FL

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A mommy makeover is a procedure that combines several aesthetic procedures designed to improve the areas of a woman’s body that have been altered by pregnancy and child birth. These areas typically include the breasts, abdomen, hips, and thighs- but just as every woman is affected differently by the experience of pregnancy, the procedure is optimized and individualized for each patient by Dr. Soto according to her needs and goals. Every year board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Soto consults with hundreds of women to restore their body to a state that they love. At Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery in Orlando, we understand that every women’s body is different and therefore, we are thrilled to be able to produce a customized mommy makeover that suits their cosmetic needs. Most often this procedure includes a breast lift with or without augmentation, tummy tuck, non-invasive or minimally invasive vulvar rejuvenation procedures, laser skin rejuvenation, and liposuction surgery. The goal is to restore your body to an appearance and function as close as possible to the attractive and feminine appearance of your pre-pregnancy ideal.

Surgical Technique

The surgical techniques used during a mommy makeover vary based on the condition of each of the body parts you may wish to improve. For the breasts, common issues include sagging and loose skin with deflation and a loss of breast volume. Some women will have breasts that remain enlarged but droop. Procedures that may be considered include breast reduction, breast augmentation, and/or a breast lift. For many, a combination of these techniques creates a youthful, beautiful post-pregnancy breast appearance. The most common example is a breast augmentation with a lift. For the lower body and torso, it is normal to see loose skin, surface irregularities such as stretch marks, and persistent pockets of fat. These are normally addressed through abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or lower body lift, with or without liposuction. Many of our mommies have found that the right combination of non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures like Bodytite, Embrace, Genevive, Ultherapy, Forever Young, HALO, or Forevery Body can be the perfect "finishing touch" to their Mommy Makeover procedure.

During/After Surgery

A mommy makeover typically involves a significant area of the body. It is considered an invasive surgery and in many cases will require an overnight stay in Dr. Soto's nationally accredited surgery center, supervised by an experienced recovery nurse and a nurse's aide. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and will take between 3 and 5 hours to complete. Walking upright is difficult in the first several weeks, and you will need the assistance of a loved one over this early period. You will see the lovely benefits of your mommy makeover within 2 weeks of surgery, but depending on what was addressed during surgery, it could take between 2 and 3 months to see your final results. With that being said, most patients can go back to a normal routine in an average of 3 weeks; however, exercise is discouraged until at least 6-8 weeks after surgery.

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Average Cost  
From $15,000
Recovery Time  
4-6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
4-5 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
3-4 Days
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Mommy Makeover FAQs

How Safe Is it?

The safety of any surgical procedure will depend on several variables, including the patient's state of health and any pre-existing medical problems, the nature of the intervention, and the length of the operation. Anytime a combination surgery takes place, the overall risks increase. For this reason, it is extremely important that patients find an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Soto, that has the training and skill to perform multiple procedures in one setting. Maximal mitigation of risks may require preoperative testing and a visit to your medical doctor for clearance, and will always depend on the careful following of all instructions by the patient, as well as all family and friends assisting in postoperative care. In the hands of an experienced surgeon, and with careful compliance by the patient and their family, the risks are greatly reduced and complications are rare.

Babies After Surgery?

It is recommended that all pregnancies are completed before a patient decides to have a mommy makeover. Pregnancy may compromise the results of the surgery, because additional skin stretching and weight gain is inevitable. Patients who are uncertain if they will have additional children should consult with Dr. Soto to discuss the best approach to take. Any surprise pregnancies after the mommy makeover may require a touch-up surgery to restore the patient's results.

What About Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks may be minimized when the excess skin is removed. The tightening of the skin and underlying tissues will also help in making the marks less visible. Remaining stretch marks can also be minimized after surgery with skin rejuvenation treatments such as BBL, laser, or micro-needling techniques.

Will I Have Scars?

While a mommy makeover creates a beautiful new shape and figure for a woman, unfortunately, it does include some scarring, depending on the details of your mommy makeover. Dr. Soto makes every effort possible to create the cleanest of incisions, and takes great care in minimizing scarring as much as possible. Those patients who are careful to follow all instructions for care most often find the scars to be very acceptable and certainly worth the trade-off of their new body. 

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