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!
"Amazing staff - friendly, professional, and well informed about all the services and procedures. Dr. Vinyard is a true artist. Takes his time and sings while he works (and has a beautiful voice too). I had FaceTite/NeckTite and I am so happy with the results! Hmmmm what to do next LOL"- E.M. / Google / Nov 22, 2019
"Doctor Vinyard is amazing as well as his staff. From the moment I walked into the office I felt welcomed. Everyone was so nice and friendly. They listened to my concerns, which was more about me being nervous than the actual procedure. I had my procedure/surgery done on October 10th. I was up and moving around on the 11th without pain or discomfort. I just went back for my 1 week check up today and again it felt like walking into a friends home rather than a doctors office. Made me feel like I was their only patient. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Vinyard and his staff."- M.P. / Google / Oct 22, 2019
"After Memorial Day weekend I had ruptured a breast implant. I went to my original surgeon who by that time had retired. I was in a total panic, after speaking with the manufacturer of my implants and doing some research on line I found Doctor Vineyard at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery. I was so upset I didn't even bother calling I drove right there, the wonderful staff got me an immediate appointment and showed me the greatest care and concern. I was also preparing to go on a long vacation shortly after this and the doctor and staff scheduled my surgery, handled all the phone calls with the manufacturer and assured me everything would be fine. Ten days later I was in surgery and having this problem taken care of. I can't say enough about the personal and professional care the staff and Doctor Vinyard have shown me during this entire process. My breasts look better than they ever have, my surgery was easy and I have been more than well taken care of. Thank You soooo much Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery!!! I would recommend them to anyone!!"- D.S. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"I couldn’t be any happier - I have been here several different times for my chemical peel. I have had such an amazing experience from day 1. I came in for one treatment and they explained throughly that the procedure I originally wanted was not for me, but accommodated me with the best for my face. I couldn’t be any happier. Amazing staff and Marie Louise has been absolutely amazing."- V. / RealSelf / Sep 23, 2019
"Amazing All the Way! - AMAZING! I have never felt more special and comfortable in any other office! Mary Louise made me so comfortable through each session. Results seen and felt immediately after first session. There was zero pain before, during, and after."- L. / RealSelf / Sep 18, 2019
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.
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
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 5 – 7 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 – 3 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location