Mommy Makeover in Miami, Fl – Gables Plastic Surgery
You love the life of being a mom. However, you do not love the inevitable weight gain and other cosmetic effects that pregnancy and breastfeeding have had on your figure, self-confidence, and vitality. You certainly are not alone in your experience or with your feelings. Many mothers share similar concerns about their appearance after having children.
With a mommy makeover at his Coral Gables plastic surgery practice, Dr. Jorge de la Pedraja can help you regain your firm, sleek and toned pre-baby body. When carefully customized for you, mommy makeover surgery can improve numerous cosmetic concerns after having children.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeovers are a practical option for women who find that pregnancy has taken a toll on their bodies, especially in the abdominal area where it has stretched out the abdominal skin to no longer bounce back to the way it used to be. The result is excess abdominal skin and tissue that hangs in folds, restricting movement, making clothing selection a challenge, and impacting a woman’s self-image.
Typically, a mommy makeover is a combination of rejuvenation procedures that focus on the breasts and abdomen. For example, pregnancy can severely damage the abdominal muscles, often causing them to separate. When this happens, Dr. de le Pedraja performs abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” surgery to repair the underlying tissue structures and restore muscle tone throughout the abdomen.
Your mommy makeover can be customized further with liposuction and body contouring. There are plenty of possibilities to tailor your mommy makeover, and Dr. De la Pedraja will help you develop a personal plan that best suits your individual goals and concerns.
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover in Miami, Fl?
The primary benefits of a mommy makeover are a tighter, firmer, and more youthful-looking figure. Women who undergo a mommy makeover are also likely to experience a drastic improvement in their self-confidence, body image, and desire to live a healthy, active lifestyle.
Your mommy makeover can:
Pregnancy can leave your abdominal muscles stretched, weakened, and separated in ways that no amount of exercise can correct. Your skin can become stretched and unable to bounce back, resulting in loose folds, wrinkles, and stretch marks on your midsection. A tummy tuck can correct all of these problems, giving you back your younger contours with a narrower waist and a firm, flat abdomen.
A woman’s breasts often sag and droop after pregnancy and breastfeeding. A breast lift creates a rounder, more uplifted, and younger-looking perky shape. Breast augmentation or breast reduction can bring the size and roundness of your breasts into balance with your other bodily features and free you to wear the clothes you like. Breast surgery can also correct asymmetrical breasts.
By giving you back your younger contours, a mommy makeover can restore your pride in your body. You’ll look and feel beautiful in form-fitting clothes, body-hugging exercise outfits, and bathing suits.
You can even include facial treatments, like a liquid facelift, in your mommy makeover and take years off your appearance in other ways by softening facial lines and wrinkles, correcting uneven coloring and pigmentation, and smoothing rough skin.
Why Choose Dr. de la Pedraja
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member of Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons
Committed to providing the highest quality of care to each and every patient
Why Choose Dr. de la Pedraja for my Miami Mommy Makeover?
World-Class Training & Techniques
Due to the popularity of mommy makeovers, countless clinics offer the procedure but with sub-par results. Dr. de la Pedraja has undergone rigorous training in each of the operations provided at Gables Plastic Surgery. He is fellowship-trained in aesthetic and breast surgery at the prestigious Georgetown University with world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Spear. In addition to his considerable training and many years of practice, Dr. de la Pedraja actively seeks out the latest advancements in the field and stays current with the most sought-after techniques.
A Family Atmosphere
Dr. de la Pedraja does not run his office like a clinic and wants you to know that he is here for the long run. He and his team consider all patients to be family and will treat them as such. Dr. de la Pedraja gives each patient ample time in every appointment, whether it is a consultation or a post-op follow-up. Dr. de la Pedraja will never pressure you to make a decision at Gables Plastic Surgery, and you can always reach out to him with any questions or concerns.
Dr. de la Pedraja is aware that patients may ask for things that he can’t deliver. He tries to reason with them and explain his thought process. With their health and well-being in mind, Dr. de la Pedraja will turn down patients if he thinks what they want is not in their best interest.
Your Mommy Makeover Consultation with Dr. de la Pedraja
Your mommy makeover could include several procedures, and it’s essential that you consider which options will be the most suitable for your goals. Dr. de la Pedraja will spend adequate time with you during your consultation to help you decide on the best path forward.
During your consultation, you’ll also be able to review other patients’ before and after photos, which will help with your decision towards taking the next step. Dr. de la Pedraja will make sure you are fully briefed and empowered to make an informed decision that best aligns with your goals.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover in Miami?
You may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you are bothered by the after-effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding and are:
- In good health
- At a stable weight close to your ideal weight
- A non-smoker, but if not, prepared to quit tobacco for several weeks before and after surgery
- Able to dedicate several weeks to your recovery
Ideally, mommy makeover patients should be finished having children and losing weight. There are generally no risks to future pregnancies. However, pregnancy and additional weight loss can compromise the results of a mommy makeover. If you do become pregnant after your mommy makeover, there is always the option of having revision surgery to update your results.
What Could My Mommy Makeover Look Like?
Every patient will have unique aesthetic goals and desired outcomes for treatment, and Dr. de la Pedraja will recommend the type of surgery that will best be able to achieve the patient’s goals. Many mothers seek to reverse the effects of motherhood by having one or more of the following procedures:
Breast augmentation can restore breast volume lost after pregnancy and breastfeeding, providing fuller, more rounded breasts with improved symmetry, helping women regain their pre-pregnancy appearance.
Look your best, feel your best
Dr. de la Pedraja is committed to providing the highest quality of care to each and every patient. His philosophy is to develop an individualized care plan to meet the needs of each patient with the utmost compassion and concern in a setting of comfort and confidentiality.
What Happens During a Mommy Makeover?
On the day of your surgery, you’ll check-in, and meet with Dr. de la Pedraja and your anesthesia provider. You’ll be taken into the operating room and put to sleep under general anesthesia.
While your mommy makeover surgery will depend on your specific requirements, the following is a combination of procedures often performed:
- In a tummy tuck, after an incision is made on the abdomen, just above the pubic area, excess skin is removed and reconnected and add will be tightened in the midline from the inferior sternum down to your pubic bone.
- For breast surgery,
- An incision may be made in the crease below the breasts
- A circle or half-circle incision may be made around the areola
- An incision may be made from the edge of the areola down to the crease below the breast
- If liposuction is being carried out on different parts of the body, small incisions are made for the insertion of the liposuction cannula, which then breaks up and removes excess fat.
As each procedure is completed, the incisions are closed, and compression bandages are applied.
Once you are alert again following your anesthesia, you will be released to go home in the care of a friend or family member who drives you home and stays with you for at least the first night after surgery. Dr. de la Pedraja will provide you with a complete list of post-operative instructions for you to follow and will be available if you have any questions or experience any issues. Dr. de la Pedraja will see you the day after surgery.
Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Consultation in Miami, Florida Today!
If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover, please schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Jorge de la Pedraja. He will explain how he can help you reclaim your pre-baby body and enhance your appearance and confidence. Call (305) 441-9144 or contact us online today.
We proudly serve Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Pinecrest, and other South Florida areas.
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Miami Mommy Makeover, Florida FAQs
Your consultation with Dr. de la Pedraja will be a private, one-on-one conversation in which you can learn all about the surgery and discuss your aesthetic goals with an experienced and well-qualified plastic surgeon. A pre-surgical consultation is your opportunity to ask questions or address any concerns you have about the procedure.
The best candidates are healthy overall and do not plan to have more children. While the latter isn’t a necessity, additional pregnancies could alter the results of your mommy makeover surgery.
Dr. de la Pedraja will discuss your goals and answer any questions. Since it is essential that he understands your medical history, Dr. de la Pedraja will spend time reviewing any health concerns you might have. If you have any anxieties regarding the procedures, your mommy makeover consultation is the perfect time to address them. We ensure you’ll leave your appointment feeling well informed.
Your mommy makeover treatment plan can be completed in one or two sessions, depending on your individual goals and needs. Dr. de la Pedraja will only perform multiple procedures simultaneously if he feels it is safe to do so.
If you are a smoker, Dr. de la Pedraja will ask you to quit before and after surgery. Smoking can slow your circulation and impede healing. If you typically take care of most household tasks like cooking, cleaning, and laundry, it is best to take care of these activities in advance. You may be able to do some meal prep and cleaning beforehand, so you can recover without worrying about those chores. It will be most beneficial to have a friend or family member help you around your home and help take care of your children for the first few days after your surgery.
You will want to take at least two weeks off from work—longer if your job is physically demanding.
Because every liposuction patient has different needs, the cost of liposuction varies greatly. Dr. de la Pedraja will provide a detailed cost breakdown once your surgical plan has been decided.