Motherhood brings many new challenges. Something women are not always prepared for is the changes in their bodies. This can be shocking and can cause a lot of distress during an otherwise celebratory time. Even with diet and exercise following childbirth, it is not always possible to restore the body back to its pre-baby figure. With no easy or possible way to get rid of extra skin, fat, or repair the abdominal muscles, surgery is often the most viable option. A procedure known as a mommy makeover can restore a youthful contour to the body. Dr. Emily Jiles offers mommy makeover surgery in Sarasota, Florida.
A mommy makeover surgery is a customizable procedure that addresses the areas most affected by pregnancy and nursing–the abdomen and breasts. It does this by combining multiple plastic surgeries into one surgery. Typically, a mommy makeover combines two to four procedures.
No two Sarasota mommy makeover procedures are exactly the same because the surgeries performed vary based on the patient’s needs. For example, if a woman experiences breast sagging and extra skin of the abdomen, a breast lift and tummy tuck may be performed. If the patient desires larger breasts, Dr. Jiles may also place breast implants. At a consultation, Dr. Jiles can examine your anatomy to determine the procedures that may offer you the best results.
If you're unsure what a mommy makeover is, it's a combination surgical procedure usually focused on your tummy and your breast, and the approach is customized to what you need based on your body shape. Regardless of the surgical plan, the procedure options we end up deciding on are just right for you. The bottom line is, you deserve to regain your confidence.
- Dr. Emily Jiles
Plastic surgery of the breasts is among the most popular in the United States. Breast surgery can increase breast size, correct sagging breasts, and provide relief from overly large breasts. Sarasota cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Emily Jiles offers premier breast surgery as part of a mommy makeover surgery.
The most common cosmetic breast surgery is breast augmentation. During a breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Jiles places breast implants that adds fullness to the breasts. This can improve the body’s contours and provide larger breasts to women who naturally do not have much breast tissue.
Along with generally increasing breast size, breast implants can correct concerns like asymmetric breasts and tuberous breasts. Plastic surgeons also use breast implants during breast reconstruction cases.
During pregnancy and nursing, the breasts go through many changes. This can lead to otherwise permanent changes in their size, shape, and look. For women who see breast deflation, breast implants may restore lost volume.
A breast lift surgery corrects breast ptosis, also known as breast sagging. Breast sagging occurs for many reasons and in women of all ages, including those without children. However, it is not uncommon for women to be left with excess skin following childbirth that causes breast sag.
Breast lift surgery removes extra skin and tissue that contributes to sagging. It also usually repositions the nipple and redistributes breast tissues for a perkier, youthful breast. It is easily combined with a breast augmentation.
Overly large breasts is often a genetic condition. It can cause back pain, rashes, and other uncomfortable conditions that decrease quality of life. Nursing can worsen the condition of overly large breasts, and some women choose to address it with a mommy makeover. Dr. Jiles can perform a breast reduction during a mommy makeover to achieve more proportionate breasts that match your body type.
Body plastic surgery can encompass many parts of the body, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and legs. When combined in a mommy makeover, the body procedures performed usually focus on the abdomen. Plastic surgery of the abdomen can remove extra skin, repair expanded muscle structures, and create a more flattering physique.
A tummy tuck is the most common procedure utilized to address the abdomen. The procedure is versatile in that it concentrates on both the skin and muscle structures. Women who have given birth often experience a condition known as diastasis recti. This is when the muscles of the abdomen separate and can cause the “pooch” appearance of the abdomen. Diastasis recti is nearly impossible to correct with diet, exercise, or other lifestyle changes. A tummy tuck is often required.
During an abdominoplasty, Dr. Jiles can remove extra skin, fat, and plicate the muscles. Depending on the type of tummy tuck you undergo, Dr. Jiles may address only the lower abdomen, the entire abdomen, or the full abdomen with the hips and back. It is also common to add liposuction to tummy tuck procedures for enhanced results.
Liposuction is a procedure that uses a specialized cannula to suck out and remove unwanted, stubborn fat deposits. This can improve the surgical results of other procedures like a tummy tuck. For mommy makeover, among the most common liposuction areas include the waist, abdomen, hips, back, and thighs.
A Brazilian butt lift–while not traditionally part of a mommy makeover–can sometimes benefit patients. The Brazilian butt lift procedure, also called a BBL, uses liposuction to remove fat from one area and transfer it to the buttocks. This buttock augmentation can complement the natural contours of the body. If a woman wants to increase the size of her booty, a Brazilian butt lift can be added to a mommy makeover surgery.
Beyond correcting and addressing the bodily changes a woman sees during and after pregnancy, a mommy makeover comes with many advantages. Benefits of a mommy makeover can include:
As far as results, it is agreed that cosmetic surgery results take at least nine months to one year to fully appear. Your skin, muscles, fat, and other anatomical structures must shift and settle into place. Dr. Jiles will continue to monitor your progress and healing throughout the entirety of your recovery.
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding all permanently affect the look of the body. This is especially true for women who have had multiple children. While pregnancy can cause changes across the entire body, the most noticeable changes occur in the abdomen and breasts.
The abdomen and breasts both expand and shrink during the process. This means that the skin must also do so. Most of the time, it does not do this without the development of extra skin, stretch marks, or other notable changes.
Changes you may see in the abdomen following pregnancy include:
Changes you may see in the breasts following pregnancy:
These changes can dramatically affect a woman’s self esteem. Not having the same body after children as before can add unneeded stress to a mother’s plate. This is where a mommy makeover with Dr. Jiles can dramatically impact a woman’s life.
Before scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jiles, it is generally recommended that you have ceased breastfeeding and do not plan to have more children. Further pregnancies and childbirth could alter or reverse mommy makeover results. Therefore, it is important you wait until you are finished growing your family before undergoing a mommy makeover in Sarasota.
At a consultation with Dr. Jiles, she will want to understand your goals for the procedure. She will also review your medical history. With this information, she will conduct an examination of your anatomy. At this point, Dr. Jiles can determine if you are a candidate for a mommy makeover surgery. She can also recommend the procedures that may best serve you and the results you want.
Before the end of the consultation, you will receive a customized price quote and more information about your individualized procedure.
Dr. Jiles performs her mommy makeover surgeries at Sarasota Surgical Arts. The accredited surgical facility meets the highest standards for safety and provides the optimal environment for your Sarasota cosmetic surgery.
After you are placed under general anesthesia, Dr. Jiles will begin the procedure. Based on the procedures you desire, she may perform them in varying orders. In most cases, she will start with a tummy tuck, if part of your surgery. She will keep incisions as small and hidden as possible.
In general, a mommy makeover can take anywhere from two to six hours depending on the procedures performed. There may be some cases where Dr. Jiles will recommend splitting the procedure into two sessions, although this is fairly unlikely.
When you wake up from anesthesia, you will likely notice a significant difference in the look of your body. After a brief resting period to allow the effects of anesthesia to wear off, you will go home the same day.
Over the course of the next week or so, you may experience some side effects. Side effects can consist of swelling, pain, redness, bruising, and itching around the incisions. These are all normal and managed with the post-operative medications that Dr. Jiles will prescribe.
The extent and number of procedures will influence the length of your recovery. Some patients return to work in a week. Although, most patients return to work in two weeks. Dr. Jiles can provide a more accurate timeline after your consultation and surgery. Regardless, Dr. Jiles usually advises avoiding strenuous activity for at least two weeks and lifting over ten pounds for six weeks.
Picking a plastic surgeon for your Sarasota mommy makeover is a big decision that should not be taken lightly. Dr. Emily Jiles provides a higher standard of care as well as a skilled surgical technique. With a fantastic bedside manner and genuine care, Dr. Jiles offers among the best mommy makeover surgery in Sarasota.
Dr. Jiles has extensive fellowship training in cosmetic surgery. Her surgical training and personal experience as a mother gives her insight into the difference a mommy makeover can make. As well as the care and results that patients deserve.
Despite Dr. Jiles’ extensive fellowship training in cosmetic surgery and is certified member of six different medical boards, her pricing remains among the most competitive in the entire state of Florida. She also offers financing options through CareCredit and Lending USA.
To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Emily Jiles, call us at (941) 867-7682.