About the Mommy Makeover
St. Petersburg, FL plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. regularly consults with women who desire to get their pre-pregnancy silhouette back. While childbirth is an exciting and amazing moment for a woman, it almost always will change the size and shape of certain body parts — and could leave one feeling a little frustrated. The most exciting news is that it's achievable to get a slim and toned body with the assistance of the mommy makeover procedure performed at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery. The mommy makeover procedure uses a combination of liposuction and skin removal to reshape the breasts, stomach, buttock, and thighs — essentially any body part affected by pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or breastfeeding can be corrected. Furthermore, nonsurgical procedures can be incorporated to address surface imperfections, such as hyperpigmentation and blotchy skin, from the quick stretching and fluctuation of the tissue and skin during pregnancy.
"Best of the Best! I have been more than pleased with the care he provided! - Dr O’Brien is a great surgeon! I am a nurse and carefully selected him to provide my abdominoplasty. I have been more than pleased with the care he provided! Thank you Dr O’Brien and staff, you are the best of the best :)"- C. / RealSelf / Jun 23, 2020
"Thank you for updating my old body and making me feel pretty!!"- B.S. / Office Visit / May 19, 2020
"I highly recommend Dr. John O'Brien. I've had two separate occurrences of basal cell cancer on my ears due to too much sun over time. These were about 8 months apart and unrelated. The first occurrence: Dr. O'Brien performed surgery to remove it. The surgery was performed on the day that there was a mobile lab at his office and Dr. O was able to test tissue samples on the spot to ensure all the cancer was removed. Dr. O'Brien not only removed the cancer but did a fantastic job with the appearance of my ear such that one would never even notice any evidence of a surgical procedure. Eight months later: I had MOHS surgery of the ear at my dermatologist and Dr. O'Brien performed a complete repair the following day. Again, the appearance of my ear is such that one would never notice any evidence of a surgical procedure. I look great and am cancer free. Many thanks to Dr. O'Brien and his terrific staff. Highly recommended for any type of procedure. Absolutely first class!"- R.B. / Healthgrades / Apr 14, 2020
"Excellent surgeon and a truly caring physician."- B.B. / Healthgrades / Feb 18, 2020
"I had a great experience with Dr. O'Brien. I had skin cancer on my ear and Dr. O'Brien performed surgery to remove it. The surgery was performed on the day that there was a mobile lab at his office and Dr. O was able to test tissue samples on the spot to ensure all the cancer was removed. Dr. O'Brien not only removed the cancer but did a fantastic job with the appearance of my ear such that one would never even notice any evidence of a surgical procedure. I look great and am cancer free. Many thanks to Dr. O'Brien and his terrific staff. Highly recommended for any type of procedure. Absolutely first class!"- B. / Google / Jan 07, 2020
Ideal Candidates for Mommy Makeover
Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover procedure are patients who have completed pregnancy and childbirth, and have tried to attain a younger-looking and tighter body through diet and exercise with little result. For so many new moms, surgical intervention is necessary to reclaim their pre-pregnancy shape. If you are past childbearing and are dissatisfied with the side effects remaining on your body, such as sagging breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or undesirable areas of fat in the lower back, flanks, and buttocks, this procedure could be a great option for you. The overall goal of Dr. O'Brien is to help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure so you can get back to living life without worry.
Surgical Technique for Mommy Makeover
The mommy makeover procedure is a custom surgery, tailored for patients by plastic surgeon Dr. O'Brien based on the areas of concern to be repaired. A variety of procedures can be applied together — the most popular treatments are breast lift with or without implants, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. All of these procedures are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, lasting 3 – 7 hours depending on the complexity. Also, a day-long stay at the hospital may be required. It is common to also incorporate nonsurgical skin rejuvenation, such as an injection or a laser treatment, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface irregularities.
What to Expect from a Mommy Makeover
Once leaving the hospital, you will start your recovery at home with rest and proper aftercare. Recovery from a mommy makeover is generally a slow process. Standing upright will be difficult the first couple of weeks, and a carefully followed, at-home treatment protocol will be necessary to ensure the incisions heal properly. The majority of women find the healing process can last around six months. Even while the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to get back to a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Exercise should be held off for approximately two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery can make an incredible impact for women, helping them reclaim their figure once again.
Frequently Asked Questions for a Mommy Makeover
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover costs will vary depending on which procedures are part of your surgical plan. During your consultation, Dr. O'Brien will develop your treatment plan and then he will be able to discuss possible costs. A mommy makeover is about rejuvenating your confidence after having children, so it is best to concentrate on reaching your goals rather than shopping for the cheapest surgeon. St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods and we will give you information on finding low-interest financing to make your mommy makeover affordable.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your consultation with Dr. O'Brien, he will understand your concerns and goals before performing a physical examination. Following this, he can give you suggestions on what to include in your surgical plan. Typically, women select a breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both) plus a tummy tuck and liposuction.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy are hard on your body, which is why nonsurgical procedures usually aren't enough to produce noticeable improvements. In your consultation, Dr. O'Brien will explain both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. After listening to your concerns and goals, He will tell you if procedures like nonsurgical liposuction (including CoolSculpting), vaginal rejuvenation (like ThermiVa), or noninvasive skin tightening (for example, ultherapy) may be helpful.
Will I have scars?
Although a mommy makeover gives you a rejuvenated figure, it does leave surgical scars. Dr. O'Brien will make small, clean incisions. Most scars will be placed so they can be covered with swimsuits and underwear. When reviewing your post-surgical care instructions, Dr. O'Brien or a member of his team will give you tips on scar care so your stitches heal and fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so your results aren't compromised. In most cases, all treated areas of your body are at risk for changing if you get pregnant again. Should you have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to restore your results.
Mommy Makeover Reclaim Your Figure
Instead of feeling upset with your current figure while trying your hardest to rid those final pounds, we welcome you to phone St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL to hear more about the body contouring options we offer. Sagging breasts, wrinkles, and other surface irregularities can be corrected with this effective surgery. When in for your initial consult, plastic surgeon Dr. O'Brien will talk about your concerns and create a custom treatment plan to correct each area. With the latest medical advancements and surgical experience, it is achievable to regain the look you desire.