A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that can help you regain your pre-baby body. The treatment can be both restorative and aesthetic; a mommy makeover can return youthfulness to your features that have changed following pregnancy as well as revise targeted areas based on your goals.
Dr. Isidoros Moraitis has more than 15 years of experience performing plastic surgery, including the procedures that Palm Harbor and Clearwater patients commonly request in a mommy makeover. He spends significant time in consultation to guide patients through their options and to define their ideal outcome. Dr. Moraitis’ individualized treatment planning and surgical technique help achieve each patient’s aesthetic vision.
How a Mommy Makeover Works
Pregnancy can cause changes in a woman’s body that may not respond to diet and exercise, such as sagging breasts, stubborn areas of fat, excess abdominal skin, and lax abdominal muscles. Palm Harbor and Clearwater patients can improve these features with a mommy makeover. Treatment can restore a pre-pregnancy physique with plastic surgery and other aesthetic procedures:
- Breast augmentation, breast lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) are common. These procedures rejuvenate and tighten the areas that most mommy makeover patients want to target.
- Palm Harbor and Clearwater patients may also opt for breast, nipple, or areola reduction; liposuction; or buttock lift.
- Some women realize significant benefits from a non-surgical approach. For example, CoolSculpting® sessions can eliminate areas of body fat with no downtime, and treatment with BOTOX® can non-invasively reduce signs of aging.
The Mommy Makeover Experience
During your initial visit to Moraitis Plastic Surgery, you will discuss the areas of your body you would like to address and the changes you would like to see. Dr. Moraitis will help you understand the benefits of each aesthetic option and establish a treatment plan based on your goals.
Some Palm Harbor and Clearwater patients have multiple mommy makeover procedures in a single surgical session. Other women choose to have their procedures in stages. Dr. Moraitis can discuss both choices with you and can typically accommodate either approach.
Before a mommy makeover surgery, Dr. Moraitis will review what you can expect during and after the procedure. Most patients will receive general anesthesia so that they can sleep comfortably throughout the operation.
If you are like the majority of Dr. Moraitis’ patients, you will have some combination of a tummy tuck, breast lift, and breast augmentation. A tummy tuck will improve the tone and shape of your abdomen by removing lax skin and excess fat and by tightening the abdominal muscles. A breast lift will revise sagging breasts and raise them to a more youthful position, while a breast augmentation will increase the size of the breasts in a natural-looking way.
Your recovery time will vary depending on the procedures in your mommy makeover, but most patients will see their final results and begin feeling back to normal after about six weeks. Expect some swelling and tightness with both tummy tuck and breast-related procedures. Dr. Moraitis will see you for a follow-up appointment to check on your progress as well as to remove sutures and drains if necessary.
To minimize the appearance of incision scars, Dr. Moraitis will recommend a scar maintenance regimen for you to follow. Usually, this will involve massage and applying a topical ointment, but you may also benefit from laser treatment if scars remain prominent after a few months.
Choosing Dr. Moraitis for Your Mommy Makeover
A variety of factors lead Palm Harbor and Clearwater patients to Dr. Moraitis for their aesthetic care:
Commitment to the patient relationship. Dr. Moraitis invests significant time in helping Palm Harbor and Clearwater patients understand their treatment and feel confident in their decisions. He is accessible to patients before and after procedures to answer questions and respond to any concerns they may have.
Focus on natural-looking and attractive outcomes. While Dr. Moraitis designs mommy makeovers around each patient’s needs, his overarching goal in treatment is graceful rejuvenation and refinement.
Experience in a variety of procedures. Dr. Moraitis is well-practiced in a host of surgical techniques. This broad knowledge allows him to recommend a treatment plan suited to the patient and then to conduct procedures that realize her individual goals.
Moraitis Plastic Surgery invites you to learn more about treatment and to explore how Dr. Moraitis can support your aesthetic vision.
Get back your pre-baby body with a mommy makeover. Palm Harbor and Clearwater patients can schedule a consultation by contacting Moraitis Plastic Surgery online or by phone at (727) 773-9796.