What Is A Mommy Makeover?
Port Saint Lucie, FL cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. William Vinyard frequently works with women who wish to have their pre-pregnancy shape back. Even though childbirth is an amazing and miraculous moment for many women, it usually alters the tightness and shape of various body parts — and can leave you feeling frustrated and unattractive. The great news is that it's possible to reclaim a youthful, slimmer, tighter figure with a combination of surgical procedures called the mommy makeover performed by Dr. Vinyard.
Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS) offers this body contouring treatment by combining skin tightening and fat reduction methods to target both the upper body (arms and breasts) and lower body (such as the tummy, thighs, butt) — virtually any area affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc. can be repaired. In addition, nonsurgical remedies can be used to correct surface irregularities, such as skin problems or stretch marks, from the rapid fluctuation and stretching of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy.
Many women, like you, have difficulty returning to their pre-baby figure after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Despite all efforts to correct the changes that have occurred with diet and exercise, you may not be able to get the figure you want without surgery (especially when it comes to the tummy and breasts). Dr. Vinyard will be able to create a surgical plan for your mommy makeover through a select combination of breast augmentation, breast lift/reduction, tummy tuck, and liposuction procedures. To get to your desired result, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation or breast lift with an abdominoplasty. There are many combinations within the mommy makeover to address your specific needs. While in consultation with Dr. Vinyard, he will help educate you on your options and find a surgical combination that is right for you!
"Bi-lateral Mastectomy Reconstruction - Fortunately, I was given Dr. Vinyards card from my breast surgeon along with two other recommendations upon my initial diagnosis. I met with all three doctors and chose Dr. Vinyard after our first meeting. He spent a great deal of time with my husband and me explaining the procedure, options and outcomes. His demeanor, professionalism and kindness were beyond our expectation. He prepared..."- S. / RealSelf / Oct 16, 2018
"Dr Vinyard Became Part of Our Family - Dr. Vinyard is incredible. He has the best demeanor, genuinely cares for his clients, and is so dedicated and precise. My results were fantastic - the other folks on the medical team were shocked by how beautiful and natural everything looked. Top notch.We initially chose him because he graciously made time for me, answered all of our questions when scared, and put us at ease.Dr. Vinyard..."- R. / RealSelf / Oct 09, 2018
"Dr. Vinyard is the reason I am alive today. My journey started with him and still is ongoing. He has left the group practice he was a part of and has decided to open his own practice in St. Lucie West...I am so excited for him (wish he did it earlier would have saved me many trips to Palm Springs. ??) He is beyond just an amazing Plastic Surgeon...he cares about his patients and always takes time to make sure his patients get the best care. I had numerous complications throughout my breast cancer journey and he was always there to be the voice I sometimes lost. His offices are currently being built and should be up and running by November. I could never thank him enough for what he has done for me. He is the best!!"- M.H. / Facebook / Sep 02, 2018
"Dr. Vinyard exchanged my breast implants and they look amazing! He also made my abdominoplasty scar look so much better, I had my original abdominoplasy over 10 years ago with another surgeon who came highly recommended, my scar became widened immediately and I was always self conscious of the way it looked. I had been looking for a surgeon to revise my scar for a long time but never found a result I was truly happy with until I saw Dr.Vinyards before and after photos. I imme...diately knew I was going to have him do my scar revision. I am so happy I found him! Dr.Vinyard took the time to make sure the scar was even and has a special technique to make the scar as thin as possible, I’m so happy with my results and I highly recommend him! He is a great surgeon and very OCD about giving the best cosmetic result that we all want! And the consults are free! Thank you Dr. Vinyard so very much helping me get me self confidence back!!! ??"- S.L. / Facebook / Aug 31, 2018
"Most Amazing Reconstructive Dr and Staff - Could not ask for a better plastic surgeon! Dr. Vinyard is a top class Dr specializing in bilateral mastectomies reconstruction! My results are 100% better than ever expected and my Breasts are better looking now than originally! Not only is Dr.Vinyard a master surgeon, respectful, sweet, compassionate and funny but his staff is also unbelievably AWESOME. Sofia and Pauola are so amazingly..."- L. / RealSelf / Jul 22, 2018
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
The right candidates for body contouring and mommy makeover are individuals who have been through pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, and have worked to get a toned, slimmer appearance through a consistently healthy lifestyle with little result. For many women, surgery is recommended to attain their pre-pregnancy figure. If you have completed childbearing but you are displeased with the imperfections left behind, such as lifeless, deflated breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted fat tissue in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could help you. The goal of Dr. Vinyard is to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body so you can resume life without additional concern about your body.
Dr. Vinyard will begin the consultation, which will consist of an analysis and conversation about your breast and body size and shape, a physical exam, and commence with a detailed discussion of your options. Then, you will meet with one of our patient care coordinators who will explain the fees to you. This quote is based on the plan that you and Dr. Vinyard have decided upon together.
What Is The Technique?
A mommy makeover is a body contouring treatment, tailored for each woman by plastic surgeon Dr. Vinyard based on the specific body areas to be reshaped. Many procedures can be paired together — the most common treatments are liposuction of the flanks and lower back, as well as breast lift surgery, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery. The mommy makeover surgeries are performed using general anesthesia, taking a minimum of 4 – 7 hours based upon the number of surgeries performed. In addition, an overnight stay at the hospital might be necessary.
What Can I Expect?
This cosmetic body contouring procedure is considered an invasive treatment and can surgically cover a large portion of your body. After a recovery period in the hospital, you will begin to recover at home with your post-operative instructions we supply and rest. Recovering from this surgery is generally a gradual process. Moving around and walking upright will be hard the first week or so, and a step-by-step, home healing protocol will be provided to help your incisions and sutures heal properly. Most patients find the healing phase can take about six months. Even though your primary recovery could take months, most patients are able to return to a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Working out should wait for around two months. In the end, this surgery at VIPS can be an amazing journey, providing your with a renewed self-esteem once again.
Everyone recovers at a little different rate depending upon the combination of procedures that you choose. However, you will be able to return to sedentary work and light household tasks in 1 – 2 weeks. You will be required to avoid heavy lifting, strenuous activities, and repetitive motions for approximately six weeks. You may return to the majority of your activities six weeks or longer after your mommy makeover with the swelling gone. At three months following your mommy makeover, we will take your first official "post-op" photos when you are very close to your final result. After your mommy makeover, we will take your first official "post-op" photos when you are very close to your final result. Your scars will continue to lighten and mature over the course of the next 18 – 24 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover can vary depending on what you are including in your surgery. In your consultation, Dr. Vinyard will create your treatment plan before he can estimate your costs. A mommy makeover is an investment in reclaiming your body after pregnancy and childbirth, so it's important to focus on getting amazing results instead of the lowest cost. VIPS accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest financing through CareCredit so your mommy makeover is easier to afford.
Is there a consultation fee for my mommy makeover?
There is a $100 consultation fee that Dr. Vinyard charges at the first appointment. However, that money will be used on your final bill as part of your payment. Your money will be put toward your surgery.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
In your consultation with Dr. Vinyard, he will listen to your wants and needs before examining your body. After this, he can make recommendations on what should be a part of your treatment plan. Often, women want a breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) together with liposuction and a tummy tuck.
Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers a beautiful new shape, it does include some scarring. Dr. Vinyard will create small incisions. Most scars that result from this surgery will be able to be hidden underneath your undergarments or swimsuit. As part of your recovery instructions, Dr. Vinyard or a member of his team will go over scar care so your skin will heal flat and the discoloration of the scars eventually fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
In a perfect world, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you get pregnant after your mommy makeover, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Reclaim Your MOMMY Figure
If you want to stop feeling aggravated with your body while trying to lose those remaining pounds, we invite you to contact VIPS in Port Saint Lucie, FL to learn more about the mommy makeover. Lifeless breasts, excess skin, and other skin irregularities can be fixed with this custom surgery. During the consultation process, cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Vinyard will address your concerns and aesthetic goals and compose a surgical plan to repair each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgical talent, it is possible to regain the silhouette you desire.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $14,000 - $17,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 5 – 7 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 – 3 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location