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
"650cc smooth round HP Subglandular Silicone Augmentation Inframammary - 36 year old mom of two. 5ft 128lbsRecently lost over 30lbs and knew this was the right time in my life to go for it. .Finally decided to do more research and met with Dr. John O'Brien. He and his amazing staff are so incredibly wonderful. They did everything to make me feel comfortable and gave me exactly what I was looking for. The atmosphere is so welcoming and positive. Couldn't be more happier!! Also, have not lost any sensation in nipples. Was a huge worry of mine but instead they are more sensitive than before."- F. / RealSelf / Aug 05, 2020
"I went for a consultation at John J. O'Brien's office and had a wonderful experience! I am looking into getting a breast augmentation and just went for a consultation to get an idea of how it all works and what sizing best suits me. The whole entire staff was very comforting and friendly and John O'Brien himself was incredibly knowledgeable about what he does for surgery in all aspects of plastic surgery. He made my boyfriend and I feel very comfortable by explaining his background and answering all of my question I had about breast augmentation surgery. You can tell he does whats best for the patient father than for himself. He is a little price and that is the only thing holding me up from actually moving forward with the surgery but other than that, I highly recommend putting him at the top of your list when trying to decide which sergeant to go with!"- CS / Solutionreach / Jan 31, 2019
"Dr. O’Brien performed a brow lift, lower face and neck lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty, fat grafting, and abdominal liposuction. Six weeks later I am very pleased and looking great! Dr. O’Brien explains procedures well and demonstrates a caring attitude towards his patients. I would use Dr. O’Brien again and highly recommend him. The office staff exhibits the same caring and concern for the patients."- C.M. / Healthgrades / Sep 16, 2020
"Phenomenal - I got the whole kit and caboodle . Totally worth it! Had a complication blood clot after tubing was removed but the team took very good care of me. Literally had me coming into the office every day until clot was in healing mode. I had it done around Christmas time and have to say they treated me like family. I would definitely recommend and will be returning for more."- J. / RealSelf / Feb 14, 2021
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.
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.