Mommy Makeover in Miami, FL
We recently saw a pleasant Mommy Makeover patient. By the time she came into the office, she already had had FOUR surgeries over a two-year period. The first one over-augmented her breasts with a poor choice implant and left her disproportionally large. The second surgery attempted to correct the first operation by reducing the implant size and utilizing a better choice silicone implant, with a still less than optimal result. The third operation was to address a belly button hernia, which is common after kids, but really didn’t and left her with a noticeable scar. The fourth operation was a “mini”- tummy tuck done under local anesthesia with sedation in the office, which left her only with a still long scar but no aesthetic improvement at all and unnecessary CT scan studies to find out why her belly contour had not improved.
When she showed us her initial before surgery photos, she had no complicated problems – only a loose belly with a small belly button hernia and deflated breasts after two children. All she needed was ONE operation – a well performed tummy tuck, including the hernia repair, and an anatomically fitting breast augmentation, a ‘Mommy Makeover’– a four hour procedure under general anesthesia and a two week recovery period. Her FIFTH surgery, under general anesthesia, finally provided her with the result she sought and deserved.
A tummy tuck under local anesthesia sounds good but simply doesn’t work. General anesthesia with complete muscle relaxation is needed to correct the muscle laxity after kids. The belly button hernia is easily addressed at the same time, and a properly chosen breast implant would have solved her breast deflation.
How could she have avoided her overly lengthy and unnecessarily costly experience? More research, more questions, more evaluation of a surgeon’s actual results and being much less impressed by a doctor’s marketing claims.
If you are interested in a Mommy Makeover, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephan Baker. Contact our plastic surgery practice in Coral Gables, FL by calling (305) 859-4729 or filling out our online contact form today. We look forward to helping you achieve the results you desire.