It’s Your Time to Shine
Dr. Stephan Baker offers his specialized Mommy Makeover surgery to women in Miami and South Florida who are looking to regain their pre-baby body. He strives to deliver the best Mommy Makeover Miami has to offer. There is nothing more important than being a mom, but there’s also no denying that having children takes a tremendous toll on a woman’s body.
Restore Breast Volume
Every woman has her own reasons for choosing cosmetic surgery, but they are all valid and deeply personal. A common note we hear from the moms we treat is that they haven’t felt or looked the same since they had their children. If you share the same sentiment, know that what you’re feeling is perfectly normal! Women undergo a major transformation during pregnancy, and it can be nearly impossible to bounce back to your pre-baby body without surgical assistance. Abdominal muscles stretch to make room for a growing baby, leaving you with a stubborn belly pouch. This becomes even more likely if you have several children. Pregnancy causes breasts to lose volume due to nursing and size fluctuations from milk production.
Even if you have time to hit the gym on a consistent basis, no amount of diet or exercise will be able to resolve sagging skin, tighten muscles that have separated, or restore breast volume. Many people are stuck on the idea that moms should be able to restore their body with a diet and exercise plan alone, which is rarely the case. We believe that every woman is entitled to look and feel amazing. Having a baby shouldn’t rob you of your confidence. If you’re feeling unhappy with your appearance after pregnancy, then it may be time to consider a mommy makeover with Dr. Baker.
“I do every procedure three times. I do it all in my head in advance. I do the actual surgery. I review it all from start to finish to look for ways to improve. This way, each procedure I do is my best work.”
Combines Treatments for a Shorter Recovery Time
Dr. Baker performs combination procedures under general anesthesia for patients’ safety. The mommy makeover procedure may take up to four to five hours, but the estimated length and surgical techniques involved with your specific procedure will be addressed during your consultation. Dr. Baker may combine, in one or two stages, the following procedures:
Breast surgery for moms typically includes a breast augmentation. A breast lift, or breast reduction should be staged as a separate procedure to avoid unnecessary risk. A lift or reduction procedure involves removing excess skin and lifting the breasts into a more youthful position after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Augmentation surgery can add fullness to the breasts and improve a woman’s breast-to-hip ratio. Many women find that getting breast implants after having children greatly improves their self-confidence. On the other hand, those who suffer from back pain due to heavy breasts may want to consider a breast reduction instead. Incisions are made in discrete areas to keep any visible scarring to a minimum. Common incision locations include the edge of the areola or in the fold under the breast. The incision pattern will vary depending on the procedure and the patient’s anatomy.
As a baby grows, the mother’s abdominal wall and skin get stretched out, an umbilical hernia may occur, and the muscles in the middle of the abdomen often separate (known as diastasis recti). A tummy tuck corrects these issues and creates a flat, slim body contour in the abdominal region. To begin this procedure, a long incision is made below the underwear/bathing suit line. Excess skin and abdominal fat are removed, and the abdominal wall muscles are tightened to create a smaller, firmer waist. The skin is then re-draped over the muscle. Patients who are concerned only about the lower abdomen can receive a partial or “mini” tummy tuck. This reduces the length of the recovery time.
Liposuction is designed to remove pockets of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Women with significant excess skin may consider liposuction with a tummy tuck. This procedure is intended for patients who are at or near their goal weight, with isolated areas of stubborn fat. To perform the procedure, Dr. Baker makes small incisions in the treatment area and inserts a cannula (suction tube). Fat is then suctioned out using a vacuum. You can learn more about this technique on our liposuction page.
Lift. Slim. Contour.
A mommy makeover is a popular plastic surgery procedure that usually includes a combination of abdominal surgery, breast surgery, and liposuction to remove excess fat. It is typically performed to enhance a woman’s body contour, appearance, and confidence after having one or more children.
Many women choose to undergo this “do-over” surgery because it can address multiple areas of aesthetic concern during one procedure, ultimately resulting in great results and a shorter recovery period overall. While there are limitations to what a mommy makeover can accomplish, the results of the surgery make most patients feel much happier with their appearance and more confident overall.
Dr. Baker has extensive experience performing successful mommy makeovers for patients wishing to regain more youthful, tight, and pleasing contours in the breast and abdominal area. He will work alongside you to plan your customized procedure and define safe, realistic, and effective surgical goals. We care about giving you a body that makes you feel beautiful, strong, and sexy again.
Feel Good in Body
A combination procedure to reshape the figure offers various benefits to women whose bodies have been altered by motherhood. After surgery, Miami mommy makeover patients can look forward to a slimmer, tighter look and boosted confidence on the beach, at home, or out and about. A mommy makeover can be done in one or two stages. Combining procedures thus comes down to a careful consideration of individual medical risks versus aesthetic benefits. This depends on your overall medical condition and the length and type of anesthesia. It is generally prudent to limit cosmetic surgery to around four to five hours. Specific benefits of these procedures vary, but often include:
Ideal candidates for the mommy makeover procedure are women who wish to restore their pre-pregnancy shape. Women who are interested should be done having children, as subsequent pregnancies will undo the results of cosmetic body surgery. Those interested in plastic surgery should be non-smokers who are in good health. Candidates should have changes that are related to pregnancy or breastfeeding they would like to correct, such as:
Mommy makeover before and after photos can help patients understand what can and can’t be accomplished with this surgical procedure. Prospective patients should have realistic expectations and must be willing to adhere to the activity limitations required during the recovery time, which can be a challenge with young children to look after. Although mommy makeovers can offer amazing results, it is important to note that these procedures are not intended to be an alternative to weight loss efforts, nor can they make someone look 20 years younger than they really are. Patients should also keep in mind that pregnancy and childbirth put immense stress on the body. Dr. Stephan Baker advises that our Miami mommy makeover patients wait at least six months to one year after giving birth and completing their family before undergoing plastic surgery. Women should also wait to undergo surgery until they are done breastfeeding for six months and are no longer producing milk.
Conscientious, Individualized Care
Before going forward with surgery, patients must attend a consultation with Dr. Stephan Baker. During this initial visit, be prepared to spend time discussing your surgical goals and expectations. Dr. Baker will examine you to evaluate your candidacy and to determine if your goals are realistic.
Before the meeting, take notes about any questions you have, and be sure to come prepared with a list of your medications and supplements, plus information on any current or previous medical conditions. Be honest about any smoking, alcohol, and drug use, as these habits can impact the results of the surgery. It’s important not to withhold any important medical information, as doing so could impact your safety and results.
Make a Smooth Recovery
Right after surgery, patients are taken to a recovery room for about an hour before being discharged into the care of a family member or friend. Detailed post-op instructions will be provided before surgery, and patients need to follow the doctor’s orders closely. Swelling and bruising can be expected for several weeks after surgery. Some discomfort is normal, but pain medication will help manage it during the first week. A compression garment must be worn for up to four weeks to help ensure proper healing and to support the new body contours. Mommy Makeover patients typically return to work after 10 to 14 days. Abstain from lifting, bending, and strenuous activity for about 4 to 6 weeks. Following Dr. Baker’s instructions carefully will help to prevent complications and promote optimal healing and results.
Follow Dr. Baker’s post-operative instructions carefully for optimal healing and results. We are always on hand to answer questions and support your recovery in any way we can. A mommy makeover offers comprehensive sculpting, but subsequent weight gain can still change the shape of your body. However, many patients find that their newly slimmed-down, lifted physique gives them greater confidence and energy to live a healthy lifestyle and maintain the results of their procedure.
Body contouring surgeries are considered cosmetic and therefore are not covered by insurance. However, financing options are available. Call us for more information.
No, you should wait to get plastic surgery until you’re sure that you are done having kids. Another pregnancy would almost certainly ruin your mommy makeover results. The ideal time to undergo a surgical makeover is after you’re done breastfeeding your last child and have had time to lose the majority of the weight you gained during pregnancy.
Choosing a reputable, experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, accredited by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, to perform your mommy makeover is crucial to ensuring the best results. Do extensive research and look at the before and after photos of previous patients to help you make a decision.
Dr. Stephan Baker offers mommy makeovers among its services and is conveniently located at 3850 Bird Road Suite, 702 Miami, FL, 33146.
The cost of a mommy makeover is always different, as it is a completely custom procedure involving several different surgeries. During your consultation with Dr. Baker, price and financing options will be discussed.
Why choose Dr. Baker?
Dr. Baker has decades of experience and has been affiliated with the following prestigious institutions:
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Dr. Baker offers an inimitable treatment experience with a highly personalized, precision-based approach. With extreme dedication, Dr. Baker takes the time to ensure that every detail of your treatment is designed uniquely for you with optimal safety, effectiveness, and compassion. Take the first step toward your best possible outcome by scheduling your in-office or virtual consultation with Dr. Baker today.
3850 Bird Road Suite 702, Miami, FL 33146