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About Mommy Makeover

The goal of a mommy makeover is to restore confidence and help women feel comfortable and attractive in their own bodies. The procedure can address common concerns such as sagging breasts, excess skin and fat in the abdomen, and stubborn pockets of fat in various areas of the body.

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What does a Mommy Makeover Entail?

The mommy makeover procedure will target areas most affected by pregnancy, such as the breasts and abdomen, but can also include other areas of concern. This single-stage procedure can consist of a combination of the following procedures:

Our Tampa mommy makeover is completely customizable to fit the needs and desires of the patient.

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What is the Recovery for a Mommy Makeover?

The time it takes to recover from a mommy makeover in Tampa will depend on your chosen procedures. All patients will have some sort of surgical dressings or an elastic bandage placed on the body immediately following surgery. Some patients will be given compression garments to help reduce swelling. Dr. Buchanan will provide further direction on how often the bandages should be changed and how long to wear the compression garments.

Generally, patients with a significant combined procedure, such as a mommy makeover, will need one to two weeks off work to rest and recover. Minimal activity during this time is critical to allow your body to heal properly. Very light exercise can be resumed after roughly four weeks, and moderate exercise can be resumed after six.

Over the next several weeks, swelling will begin to decrease, and soreness and bruising will subside. The shape of your targeted areas will begin to smooth out and start to fall into their permanent place. Remember to continue following Dr. Buchanan’s care instructions and always attend scheduled follow-up appointments.

Finding the Right Surgeon for Your Mommy Makeover

To ensure that you select a highly qualified plastic surgeon, it's important to prioritize certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). These surgeons undergo rigorous training lasting between 6 and 8 years after their medical education to gain advanced expertise in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. This specialized training equips them with the necessary techniques to perform complex procedures with precision and care, providing you with the confidence that you're in the hands of a skilled and knowledgeable professional.

Why Choose VIVIFY?

Childbirth is a miracle of the human body that brings new life into the world. However, the physical changes during pregnancy and childbirth can make some women self-conscious about their bodies. A mommy makeover is a transformative procedure that can help women regain their pre-pregnancy body shape, restoring confidence and helping them feel comfortable and attractive in their own bodies.

Our boutique practice, VIVIFY plastic surgery & medspa, located in Tampa, aims to enhance your natural beauty and boost your self-confidence. Our board-certified medical professionals, Dr. Dallas Buchanan and Michelle Buchanan, create personalized treatment plans for each patient based on their goals and timeline. We prioritize safety and never rush, ensuring our patients feel comfortable and cared for like family.

How much does a mommy makeover cost? Prices starting at $17,000

The cost of a Tampa mommy makeover can vary depending on the complexity of your case and the procedures you choose to include in your package. Health insurance companies typically do not cover this surgery because it is a cosmetic enhancement procedure. Several factors can affect the cost, including the surgeon's experience and overall reputation.

Surgeons with many years of experience or a high reputation may charge more for their services. The surgeon's surgical technique and the case's complexity can also impact the cost. Additionally, the cost may vary based on the location of your surgeon's practice, as larger cities typically have higher operational costs. The total cost of the procedure may include:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Operating room costs
  • Compression garments for post-surgery
  • Surgeon fees

Other miscellaneous fees that are not included in the cost may include:

  • Blood tests
  • Other pre-operative testing
  • Medical clearance exams
  • Prescription medications

If you are interested in a mommy makeover in Tampa but have financial concerns, you can discuss financing options with Dr. Buchanan or one of the VIVIFY staff members. We are committed to working with each patient by offering financing plans to help you achieve your surgical goals.

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Mommy Makeover FAQ

Who is an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover?

What are the risks?

What procedures are included in a mommy makeover?

When can I expect to see results?

Will I need assistance during my recovery?

What happens if I decide I want more children after a mommy makeover?

How long should I wait after pregnancy before considering a mommy makeover?

How much does a mommy makeover cost?

Who is an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover?

Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are women who are finished with childbearing and have maintained a stable and healthy weight. Candidates should also be in good overall health and non-smokers.

What are the risks?

As with all surgical procedures, there may be risks associated with the mommy makeover. Ultimately, you must decide whether the benefits outweigh the potential complications. Potential complications of a mommy makeover include, but are not limited to:

  • Poor wound healing
  • Hematoma (bruising)
  • Seromoa (blood accumulation beneath the skin)
  • Hypertrophic or keloid scarring
  • Nerve damage and numbness
  • Capsular contracture
  • Blood clotting
  • Fat necrosis
  • Loss of nipple sensation

Dr. Buchanan is happy to answer any questions regarding your Mommy Makeover in Tampa. We believe it is vital for you to feel at ease with this procedure before moving forward. The specific risks in your case will depend on exactly which procedures you are having.

What procedures are included in a mommy makeover?

The mommy makeover procedure typically includes breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). However, it is entirely customizable and can consist of surgical and non-surgical procedures based on the patient’s desired outcome.

When can I expect to see results?

Some patients can see changes immediately following their procedure. Generally, we ask that patients allow up to six months to see their final results.

Will I need assistance during my recovery?

This is a complex procedure that will require plenty of downtime and rest. If you have young children in your care, we recommend having a family member or close friend assist you for at least one week post-operation.

What happens if I decide I want more children after a mommy makeover?

Ideally, if you have this surgery, you should not plan to have any more children. This is suggested in order to preserve your results. However, you can have children after this surgery with the understanding that the results from your mommy makeover may be distorted.

How long should I wait after pregnancy before considering a mommy makeover?

Many women go through dramatic changes during pregnancy and after. Giving your body time to adjust and heal after giving birth is critical. Therefore, we suggest women wait a minimum of six months after giving birth before having this procedure. If you are breastfeeding, it is important to wait about 3-6 months after you are done breastfeeding before having any breast procedure.

How much does a mommy makeover cost?

The cost of a mommy makeover surgery may vary based on multiple factors, including the complexity of the case, the number of procedures involved, the techniques used, the location of the surgery, and the surgeon’s experience. At VIVIFY, the procedure cost starts around $17,000. It's essential to note that the procedure cost may include additional expenses such as prescriptions, anesthesia fees, medical testing, operating room costs, compression garments, and miscellaneous fees. At VIVIFY plastic surgery & medspa, we understand that cost can concern some patients. We offer financing options to help our patients fit their procedures into their budgets to achieve their aesthetic goals. The cost for a mommy makeover depends on the specific procedures involved, but if you are combining a breast and abdominal procedure together, this type of combination starts at $17,000

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