The best candidates for mommy makeover surgery are women who are unsatisfied with their body contours following childbearing. Dr. Kreithen, a body contouring specialist in Sarasota / Bradenton, can utilize the mommy makeover surgery to restore pre-pregnancy contours by treating an array of aesthetic concerns. Although it is natural to gain weight during pregnancy, most of this weight is stored as fat tissue, affecting the shape of the breasts, abdomen, hips, buttocks, lower back and thighs. In addition, pregnancy is often associated with stretch marks that typically accumulate around the belly button and lower abdomen as a result of skin stretching.
Individuals who plan on having more children in the future may not be good candidates for mommy makeover. Also, it is important to achieve a stable weight prior to undergoing mommy makeover for the best possible results.
All Surgery Carries Some Uncertainty and Risk
As with any surgery, the mommy makeover procedure may lead to some complications, including scars, bleeding, infection, poor wound healing and anesthesia complications. However, when the procedure is performed by Dr. Kreithen, a board-certified plastic surgeon, postoperative complications are unlikely to occur.
Depending on each patient’s uniquely developed mommy makeover treatment plan, the procedure may require multiple incisions, which may lead to scarring. It is essential that patients follow Dr. Kreithen’s postoperative instructions, which will aid in healing and lead to less visible scars.
Planning Your Surgery
The first step in undergoing a mommy makeover is a comprehensive one-on-on consultation with Dr. Kreithen. During this important meeting, Dr. Kreithen will inquire about your medical history, conduct a thorough physical exam and listen closely to your desires and aesthetic expectations. He will then work with you to develop a custom treatment plan that will best serve your aesthetic needs and help you achieve the best possible long-lasting results.
Mommy makeover is performed at the Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery Medical Center and, depending on the complexity of the procedure, may require an overnight stay. The surgery may last several hours and is performed under general anesthesia, in which the patient is asleep. During surgery, Dr. Kreithen may utilize abdominoplasty, in which abdominal muscles are tightened and excess fat and skin are removed. Your mommy makeover may also include liposuction, in which fat deposits are suctioned out through a hollow tube (cannula) inserter through strategically placed incisions in the skin. These procedures may also be combined with a breast surgery, which may involve breast augmentation and/or a breast lift. Contact our office at 941.365.8679 for more information on choosing the right procedure; schedule your one-on-one consultation to find out which procedure is right for your individual needs.
The recovery period following mommy makeover may last up to eight weeks; however, the length of recovery greatly depends on the extent of the surgery and how many cosmetic procedures are being combined to help you achieve the best possible body contours. Dr. Kreithen and his experienced medical staff will provide you with outstanding follow-up care and postsurgical instructions.
Your New Look
The results of a mommy makeover generally become apparent over time as the swelling and bruising subsides. Dr. Kreithen is a top body contouring specialist in Florida who has been serving plastic surgery Bradenton patients for many years. In addition to body sculpting procedures, he also offers facial rejuvenation, including eyelid lift in Sarasota and minimally invasive anti-aging treatments such as Botox, microdermabrasion and dermal fillers.