Mommy Makeover Procedures in Naples, FL
Despite the joy of motherhood, many women find it difficult to accept the lax skin, loose muscles, stretch marks and drooping breasts pregnancy leaves behind. When diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to restore your youthful body contours, a mommy makeover can help to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body.
The results of mommy makeover procedures can be transformative. Not only can you restore the breasts, abdomen and other feminine body contours, but you can also improve them—higher breasts, with a more youthful fullness and shape; tighter abdominal muscles; fewer stretch marks; and less stubborn fat. As an experienced, aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Ross has a genuine understanding of what pregnancy does to a woman’s body, which he carefully takes into consideration during her surgical planning. Through thoughtful consultations with his patients, Dr. Ross makes it a priority to understand each woman’s specific goals and desires for a mommy makeover.
Is a Mommy Makeover Surgery Right for Me?
A mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures that include breast lift and/or augmentation, tummy tuck and/or liposuction to restore or improve body contours after pregnancy. Dr. Ross understands that motherhood is challenging, and the ability to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy state may be impossible despite strict diet and exercise regimens. Dr. Ross will offer his expert evaluation of your specific needs as well as the procedural process.
Mommy Makeover with Dr. William Ross
During your mommy makeover Naples consultation Dr. Ross will evaluate your anatomy, discuss your concerns and thoughtfully design a unique surgical plan that will safely and effectively meet your goals. Every mommy makeover is completely customized to each patient, combining breast, abdominal and, in some cases, liposuction procedures to address lax skin, loose muscles, stretch marks, drooping breasts and enlarged areolas.
Breast Lift / Breast Augmentation
Dr. Ross’s recommendation will depend on the quality of your skin, the amount of skin that needs to be removed, and how far the nipple areola complex needs to be elevated. For patients who are happy with their size, breast lift surgery alone is sufficient. However, if you are looking to increase volume, breast lift surgery can be combined with breast augmentation to give a fuller, more uplifted look.
Breast lift surgery involves making scars on the breast. There are several techniques for breast lift surgery; however, the three most common include periareolar mastopexy, vertical mastopexy and Wise-pattern mastopexy. The technique used largely depends on the amount of excess skin and lift a patient requires.
The specific tummy tuck technique Dr. Ross uses will depend on the amount and location of abdominal correction needed. The tummy tuck is designed for patients with lax skin in the upper and lower abdominal areas who require a significant amount of skin and fat to be removed. If you have lax skin below the navel only and require only a minimal amount of skin removed, you may be a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck procedure.
Tummy tucks involve making a scar on the abdomen, though they will fade and flatten over time. Dr. Ross will place incisions under your bikini line, so they will be well concealed with minimal clothing coverage.
Dr. Ross may also recommend liposuction to remove stubborn fat pockets and refine your breast and abdomen procedural results. Liposuction can also be used to contour other parts of the body, including the thighs and flanks (love handles).
A mommy makeover is usually performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Ross will discuss the most appropriate type of anesthesia for you during your consultation. Time in surgery takes approximately 4 hours, depending on type of procedures performed. You can expect to return to work in about two weeks.
Related Procedures: Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Mini Tummy Tuck (Mini-Abdominoplasty), Brachioplasty (Arm Lift), Thigh Lift, Liposuction, Body Contouring After Weight Loss, Labiaplasty, Brazilian Butt Lift
Mommy Makeover FAQs
If you would like to restore your bodies to the contours you had before pregnancy and childbirth, you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Your weight should be stable, and within 10% of your ideal weight. This procedure is best performed after your last pregnancy.
During your consultation, Dr. Ross will review your pertinent medical history and assist you in the development of a personalized plan for treatment that will help you to realize your goals. You can ask Dr. Ross any questions you might have, and he will review with you the techniques he will use, and what you can realistically expect regarding your expected results, recovery time and the cost, as well as the financing options available to you.
Swelling, bruising and tenderness are common, and they will dissipate on their own over two weeks or so. Discomfort is to be expected during the first week after surgery; however, Dr. Ross will prescribe oral pain medications to aid in pain control.
A mommy makeover generally requires a 10 day to two-week recovery period. After the first two weeks, you will probably be able to resume most of your normal activities, including work. After two to four weeks, you may resume more strenuous exercise and activity.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ross, MD, performs the mommy makeover in Naples, Florida, for women who desire to improve their overall appearance, including their breasts, belly, butt, and waist. The surgery enhances the shape and height of their breasts, tightens stretched stomach muscles for a firm tummy, redefines their waistline, and removes areas of stubborn body fat for exceptional contouring and a total transformation. Each makeover varies but may include Brazilian butt lift for added volume in the buttocks, breast implants, vaginal laser improvements, and more.
Breast Enhancement: Pregnancy and breastfeeding significantly stretch and pull the breast tissue. Dr. Ross may recommend a reduction and lift for overly dense breasts, but in other cases, he may suggest augmentation with breast implants. Perky, youthful breasts with uplifted nipples restore the mom’s confidence and self-image.
Tummy tuck: The mommy makeover typically addresses the belly using abdominoplasty to remove the excess skin and stretch marks from the lower abdomen, tighten stretched stomach muscles, and reposition and reshape the belly button. A firm, flat stomach, and contoured waist replace the effects of pregnancy and provide restored confidence while a home, at work, or on the beach.
Body Contouring: Body contouring sculpts and transforms the body and adds curves in all the right places, including the butt, waist, and thighs.
Women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their body after pregnancy due to stretch marks, flabby skin, stretched breasts, and excess belly fat may be good candidates for a total makeover. Dr. Ross determines candidacy for mommy makeovers during a private consultation in Naples, Florida. The multi-strategy plastic surgery makeover includes laser options and reduced incisions whenever possible for a faster recovery. The customized mommy makeover. is recommended for women who are in good health, who have finished having children, and have realistic plastic surgery expectations.
Dr. Ross examines each patient and reviews their health history to determine if the combined procedures are the right choice at this time. The doctor shares before and after photos from prior patients and creates a mommy makeover based on each case, which may include labiaplasty to repair vaginal changes after delivery, a tummy tuck, and liposuction body contouring. The surgery provides women with perky, youthful breasts, a flat belly, and other options, which provide a boost in confidence. Plastic surgeon Ross has many years of experience, and he explains the risks, benefits, and the recovery during the consultation.