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Introduction to Mommy Makeover

A woman’s body goes through dramatic changes in pregnancy and childbirth. While there is incredible beauty in childbirth, a mother’s body after giving birth may not be the same as it used to be. At Ravive Plastic Surgery, Dr. Deepa Bhat strives to help her Tampa Mommy Makeover surgery patients achieve their former pre-pregnancy body or even improve their appearance. To learn more about the variety of procedures performed that make up a “mommy makeover” and decide if it’s right for you, please keep reading below.

What is Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a cosmetic surgery that utilizes multiple procedures that help women regain their pre-pregnancy body, or even improve upon it. Most women in Tampa receiving this procedure focus on three main areas to achieve tighter bodies, which can include breast implants and/or lift, repair of lax abdominal muscles, reduce stretch marks, and removal of stubborn fat and excess skin. A mommy makeover can involve:

Not every patient will require each one of these cosmetic procedures to achieve their ideal body, and Dr. Bhat will only suggest surgeries that match your individual goals and needs. Most commonly, a Mommy Makeover Tampa involves some sort of breast procedure combined with a tummy tuck and liposuction.

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What are the Benefits of Mommy Makeover?

Our Mommy Makeover Tampa patients love how the procedure is tailored specifically to meet your wants, needs, medical history, and body type, and we are delighted when our mommy makeover patients can recognize the following benefits:

  • Clothing fits better
  • Enhanced cleavage appearance
  • Feel more comfortable in your body
  • Increased confidence
  • More youthful and fit appearance
  • Several surgeries can be performed in one surgical session
  • Removes stretch marks and excess skin
  • Improved abdominal tone from repair of lax muscles (repair of diastasis recti)
  • Retain your pre-baby body

Who are the Best Candidates for Mommy Makeover?

The best candidate for a Mommy Makeover surgery in Tampa are women who would like to restore the areas of the body after pregnancy and are at a healthy weight. The best candidate for a mommy makeover meets the following criteria:

  • Close to or at their ideal body weight
  • Be at a stable weight
  • Committed to continuing a healthy diet and exercise routine
  • Finished with childbearing
  • Has a positive outlook and realistic expectations
  • In good medical health
  • Nonsmoker
  • Not currently breastfeeding

What’s the First Step?

If you’re interested in getting a Mommy Makeover procedure in Tampa at Ravive Plastic Surgery, the first step is to schedule a consultation. In your initial appointment, Dr. Bhat will evaluate your health and explain which surgical procedures and techniques are most appropriate for you. She will listen to your expectations and aesthetic goals for your mommy makeover procedures, followed by a physical exam. It’s important to tell Dr. Bhat if you smoke and if you’re taking any medications, vitamins, or other drugs.

Before you leave, our Patient Coordinator will give you instructions to prepare weeks before surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications.

What to Expect on the Day of Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover patients will have a different experience depending on the specific procedures they have elected to undergo. Dr. Bhat uses general anesthesia to ensure a comfortable and painless surgical experience.

The nature of your Mommy Makeover will determine what you can expect during the surgery. Below, we’ve outlined some of the more common mommy makeover procedures performed:

  • Arm Lift
  • Brazilian butt lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction surgery
  • Labiaplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tummy Tuck

To learn more about the individual aspects of these procedures, please refer to their respective pages.

Mommy Makeover Recovery

After your Mommy Makeover surgery, Dr. Bhat will have her staff keep an eye on you until she feels you are free to go. You will be fitted with compression garments to help reduce swelling. Since a mommy makeover is an outpatient procedure, once you are released, you will need to have someone drive you home, as you may feel a bit groggy and sore after the procedure. It’s also beneficial to have a helper available to assist with any basic tasks and avoid putting any strain on the incisions or treatment area.

Dr. Bhat will prescribe pain medication to minimize discomfort and reduce swelling during your recovery time. Your recovery period will vary from patient to patient and will be detailed during your consultation. We recommend taking this time to recover, relax, and enjoy healing as much as possible; as a mother, you don’t get this opportunity very often!

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How Much Does Mommy Makeover Cost in Tampa, FL?

The average cost of a Mommy Makeover in Tampa Bay, FL typically starts at $11,000 and can go up to around $22,000. The price can vary depending on factors such as the specific procedures included (e.g., breast augmentation, tummy tuck), anesthesia costs, and the extent of correction desired. For a personalized cost estimate, it is recommended to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhat. During your consultation, our patient coordinator will provide a detailed quote tailored to your specific needs and desired outcome.

We like to remind our patients that most insurance companies do not consider a mommy makeover to be medically necessary, so please speak to your provider before coming in so there are no surprises.

Why Choose Dr. Bhat?

When choosing the right plastic surgeon for your Mommy Makeover, it’s important to find a skilled and experienced surgeon to achieve optimal results, and Dr. Deepa Bhat is a top choice in the Tampa Bay area for several reasons. With extensive training in aesthetic plastic surgery, Dr. Bhat is highly knowledgeable in performing every aspect of a mommy makeover with precision and artistry. Furthermore, Dr. Bhat is fellowship-trained in aesthetic procedures, meaning she did an additional year of training in exclusively cosmetic procedures after her seven years of training and completion of a plastic surgery residency.

Ravive Plastic Surgery is committed to delivering personalized care, taking the time to understand each patient’s unique goals and concerns to create a customized treatment plan. By choosing Dr. Bhat, you can trust that you are in the hands of a highly skilled and caring individual who will prioritize your well-being and provide you with the most natural and beautiful post-natal body possible.

Schedule Your Consultation

It’s important to remember that being a mother doesn’t define how you should feel about your body. Call Ravive Plastic Surgery today or use our website to request an in-person consultation. A Mommy Makeover in Tampa can do wonders for your self-esteem and make you feel like “you” again!

Mommy Makeover FAQs

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Patient Resources

We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.