Mommy Makeover Options
Planning your mommy makeover will require you to make a few important decisions regarding your appearance goals. A mommy makeover allows mothers the opportunity to feel great about their post-pregnancy bodies once again by combining the right treatments in the right places to reclaim a youthful figure.
Request a consultation to meet with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Joseph J. Castellano and learn more about your options for a mommy makeover. A native of Tampa Bay, Dr. Castellano is known as one of the best mommy makeover surgeons in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.
About Mommy Makeovers
The female body undergoes many changes as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. When hormonal effects are combined with factors such as weight fluctuations, age and the stretching of the abdomen required to carry a child, the result can be dramatic.
As rewarding as the experience of motherhood can be, it’s not always to the delight of mothers to feel that they need to sacrifice their bodies in exchange. A mommy makeover combines procedures of your choice with the aim of helping you reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure.
The Most Popular Mommy Makeover Procedures
Because a mommy makeover is a customized set of surgeries, each procedure is different. The procedures that are right for you depend on your areas of concern and the specific ways that pregnancy, nursing and motherhood have affected your body. Some of the most common mommy makeover procedures include:
Breast implants can restore lost volume after pregnancy or enlarge naturally small breasts to better suit your figure.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, can remedy sagging breasts and create a perkier, more youthful profile.
A tummy tuck tightens the stomach skin after pregnancy, removes excess fatty tissue in the abdomen and resolves separated abdominal muscles known as diastasis recti.
Liposuction can treat problem spots that store disproportionate amounts of fat, such as the love handles, thighs or back.
Not all women want an increase in breast size to look their best. Breast reduction can create lighter and more proportionate breasts.
Vaginal rejuvenation can restore and tighten vaginal tissue so you feel more like yourself again from head to toe.
A Brazilian butt lift uses your own fat to tone and enhance the buttocks.
Thigh lift surgery can help to slim, tone and tighten the inner or outer thighs.
While many women benefit from similar cosmetic surgeries, those desiring a comprehensive approach to their makeovers often choose Dr. Castellano’s custom procedure combinations. Dr. Castellano frequently performs combined breast augmentation and lift surgeries, as well as the specialized Avelar tummy tuck, which combines liposuction with abdominoplasty for more comprehensive contouring of the midsection. Ask Dr. Castellano during your initial consultation for a recommendation of the best procedure combinations for your needs.
When to Schedule Your Mommy Makeover
Because a mommy makeover is intended to help you regain your pre-baby body, it’s recommended that women wait until they’ve completed their families before scheduling their mommy makeover. If you do become pregnant after getting a mommy makeover, the procedure won’t affect your ability to carry a child safely to term or give birth. However, some of your cosmetic results may be affected and you may require a later surgery to touch up your figure once again.
While many mothers may be anxious to schedule their mommy makeovers once they’ve completed their families, Dr. Castellano recommends waiting a minimum of 6 months after your last pregnancy and nursing before planning any surgeries. This is because pregnancy hormones will continue to affect your body for several months after pregnancy or weaning. These hormones may hinder your potential results by affecting your skin’s elasticity and your body’s tendency to store fat. Additionally, allowing yourself several months after pregnancy before planning your procedures gives you enough time to reach your target weight before your mommy makeover so that Dr. Castellano can best address your problem spots.
Your New Look
By considering all of your mommy makeover options, you and Dr. Castellano can develop a custom-tailored approach to your procedure that helps you achieve your ideal aesthetic results. It’s important to maintain your new figure with a healthy and active lifestyle so you can enjoy a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance for many years to come.