Mommy Makeover Surgery in Tampa, FL
Tampa body contouring surgeon Dr. Marvin Shienbaum performs mommy makeover surgery to help women regain their pre-pregnancy figure.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is unique combination of body contouring procedures to restore the many changes a woman’s body undergoes as a result of pregnancy and childbearing.
These often include several components: Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation and Brazilian Butt Lift.
Mommy Makeover Body areas
Stretch marks, deflated and drooping breasts, sagging nipples, protruding belly, tummy rolls, love handles, distorted belly buttons, Cesarean scars, and stubborn fat pockets are common complaints of patients who have carried a child. Following pregnancy, the body simply cannot rebound to its former self on its own. Diet and exercise can also only do so much.
Mommy makeover surgery is designed to restore a woman’s youthful silhouette and enhance her natural body contours. As each woman responds differently to childbirth, Dr. Shienbaum’s selection of mommy makeover procedures involves personalized attention to the unique circumstances of each Tampa patient.
Mommy Makeover and Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian Butt Lift performed simultaneously with a Tummy Tuck has become an important part of Dr. Shienbaum’s Mommy Makeover practice. The excess fat removed from the waist and tummy is an essential in providing a sexy hourglass figure and a well formed derriere.
Mommy Makeover & Breast Lift
In addition to a protruding belly, childbearing can leave deflated and drooping breasts. Emptied of their former fullness, the breasts flatten and widen to assume a pancake-like appearance. The stretched breast skin, deficient in elastic fibers, has minimal recoil memory and lacks the ability to assume its former shape.
Skin surface irregularities with indentations and stretch marks appear due to hormonal changes which weaken the breast ligaments and the underlying supportive dermal layer.
Decreased muscle tone due to diminished exercise and physical activity during and after pregnancy aggravate the overall loss of suppleness. The entire shape and position of the breasts often changes dramatically as fat distribution and breast volume atrophy.
A breast lift or mastopexy is a breast tightening procedure which may be performed with or without breast implants. If sufficient breast volume remains, the nipple and associated sagging breast tissues can be elevated.
Scar less Breast Lifts can now be performed using your own natural fat to plump and fill out the breasts.
The excess abdominal fat taken during a Tummy Tuck Lipo Abdominoplasty procedure is perfect for this type of breast rejuvenation
The combination is very popular as it avoids the need for any unsightly lollipop or anchor type breast incisions.
Even in patients with prior breast implants the excess abdominal fat can be placed around the implants to increase breast size and fullness.
This natural fat can increase cleavage , enhance projection and conceal breast irregularities or rippling. All with no additional scarring.
Breast implants can be used when the patient’s breast volume and ultimate cup size need to be enhanced. The resultant scar is in the shape of an inverted anchor or lollipop.
When a breast mastopexy is combined with a tummy tuck procedure the “makeover” is complete. Dr. Shienbaum typically performs mommy makeovers in Tampa during one combined procedure.
Mommy Makeover after Pregnancy
Pregnancy brings hormonal alterations which may cause the body to lose its sense of proportion.
Dr. Shienbaum knows his Tampa patients struggle with newly acquired stubborn fat deposits which are difficult to hide or conceal. These changes are difficult to reverse and frustrating to women concerned about regaining their former shape and appearance. In addition, surgical Cesarean scars can leave unsightly abdominal shelf deformities and diastasis recti, which may progress to full hernias.
The average weight gain with pregnancy is between 25 and 40 pounds. Often these excess fat deposits persist long after childbirth. Preexisting areas of lipo dystrophy frequently seen around the hips and waist take on new prominence with the loss of underlying muscle and tightness.
The Mommy Makeover procedure most requested by by Dr Shienbaums Tampa Bay patients is a combination of Tummy Tuck , Liposuction and Brazilian Butt Lift all performed at one time .
In selected patients Dr Shienbaum will include a breast enhancement procedure. The total package can provide transformations previously unattainable.
Mommy Makeover When?
If future pregnancies are planned, it is better to wait. Having additional children only re-stretches the abdominal wall tightening that is essential to your tummy tuck results.
The same is true for breast lifts and mastopexy procedures, which may once again require additional tightening. Your breastfeeding should also be completed. Enlarged breast ducts and milk production increase the risks of infection with any type of breast surgery.
You should attempt to diet and exercise away any remaining baby fat before undergoing this procedure. Having attained a stable weight can help ensure a longer-lasting result from cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Shienbaum is a dedicated mommy makeover surgeon who emphasizes that post-maternity body and breast reshaping should be performed at an appropriate time in your life.
Contact Dr. Shienbaum Today
Dr. Marvin Shienbaum is a double board certified plastic surgeon and a leading provider of body contouring surgery in the Tampa Bay, FL area.
He is pleased to help mommy makeover patients regain their pre-pregnancy figure and self-confidence by using the very latest surgical techniques.