MOMMY MAKEOVER IN SARASOTA, FL – DR. JILES
Motherhood takes a toll on the body. Carrying a child, giving birth, and breastfeeding can all lead to changes in your body. Commonly, women are left with loose skin, extra weight, stretch marks, and see their breasts become less perky. Every person will respond differently to the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. Having multiple children also impacts the body. For mothers and non-mothers alike, bodily changes from age, giving birth, and other factors can cause distress and insecurity. Dr. Jiles at Sarasota Surgical Arts helps women get their pre-baby body back with a mommy makeover in Sarasota.
WHAT IS A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
A mommy makeover procedure is a cosmetic surgery that combines multiple surgeries into one surgical session. Typically, a Sarasota mommy makeover focuses on the breast and abdomen because these areas are most affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding.
However, because every patient will have different needs and expectations, every mommy makeover will include varying procedures. For example, a Brazilian butt lift can accentuate the results of a tummy tuck. At a consultation, you can discuss your cosmetic goals with Dr. Jiles who will craft a personalized mommy makeover surgery.
Procedures Included In A Mommy Makeover In Sarasota
As discussed above, a mommy makeover can include a variety of procedures custom tailored to your needs. Usually, patients want to address their breasts and tummy, but the specific procedures included will differ based on their anatomy and concerns. Among some of the most popular procedures performed during a mommy makeover include:
A breast augmentation surgery can enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts using their choice of implant. Throughout motherhood, women sometimes lose breast tissue and can see their breast size decrease. To solve this, Dr. Jiles can augment the breasts using implants to add fullness and volume. Additionally, breast implants can correct misshapen breasts.
A breast lift can be performed with or without implants. On its own, a breast lift corrects sagging breasts and can remove excess skin and tissue. Sagging breasts are a common complaint after breastfeeding and pregnancy. When Dr. Jiles does a breast lift, she removes the causes of sagging. Then, she moves the nipples to a more appropriate position. This can result in perkier, more youthful looking breasts.
When addressing the abdomen, a tummy tuck can correct and repair a protruding abdomen caused by pregnancy. Along with the loose skin and uneven fat distribution, pregnancy can leave the muscles of the abdominal wall separated, a condition known as diastasis recti. A tummy tuck removes loose skin, stubborn fat, and can tighten the abdominal muscles damaged during pregnancy and childbirth. This can lead to a more toned, lean look.
Liposuction is a technique for removing fat that is less invasive than a tummy tuck. While still a surgical option, liposuction involves no large incisions and has a shorter overall recovery time. Liposuction is best for patients who do not have large amounts of extra skin. Ideally, they also are at or near an ideal weight.
The abdomen is a common liposuction site. However, Dr. Jiles can perform advanced liposuction techniques on multiple parts of the body during a mommy makeover. Possible liposuction areas include:
- Flanks/ love handles
- Upper and lower abdomen
Liposuction also allows for a fat transfer procedure such as to the breasts, buttocks, or face. Fat transfer procedures can augment certain areas of the body like the breasts or behind. It can also provide more subtle results in the face.
Examples of fat transfer procedures are: Brazilian butt lift, fat transfer to breasts, and facial fat transfer. Depending on the specifics of your Sarasota mommy makeover, Dr. Jiles may complete your fat transfer procedure during surgery.
IS IT SAFE TO COMBINE MULTIPLE COSMETIC SURGERIES?
In a healthy and ideal candidate, it is perfectly safe to combine cosmetic surgeries. However, a mommy makeover will typically consist of two to four procedures, depending on how well the surgeries work together. If you want to accomplish more than is safe, Dr. Jiles will often recommend separate surgical sessions or other alternatives.
Your health and safety are the biggest priorities at Sarasota Surgical Arts. Before undergoing your mommy makeover, Dr. Jiles will ensure you are a good candidate for all of the combined procedures.
Generally, a patient in good health will have no major issues combining cosmetic surgeries. In fact, it can often provide many benefits when on the path to achieving your aesthetic goals.
Benefits Of Combining Procedures
There are many benefits to combining multiple procedures into one surgery. For good mommy makeover candidates, patients can enjoy benefits like:
- Only undergoing general anesthesia once
- Quicker recovery time because you recover from both procedures at the same time
- More cost effective than undergoing separate surgeries
- Results become evident quicker
- Better overall results
BEFORE AND AFTER MOMMY MAKEOVER
Before you schedule a consultation with Dr. Jiles, you should have clear and realistic goals concerning your mommy makeover. Preferably, you should be done having children and breastfeeding. While it is not unsafe to have children or breastfeed after a mommy makeover, it can reverse or compromise the results. Dr. Jiles usually recommends having all of your children and accomplishing any weight loss goals before a mommy makeover in Sarasota.
At your consultation with Dr. Jiles, she will want to understand your cosmetic concerns and goals for the procedure. You should mention all procedures of interest, so that Dr. Jiles can
evaluate your candidacy and create a customized plan. After this, she will review any pertinent and major medical history. Finally, Dr. Jiles will examine you to determine if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover surgery. If she believes that a mommy makeover could benefit you, she will work with you to create a surgical and care plan.
She will provide you with pre-surgery instructions such as avoiding certain medications and supplements, obtaining medical clearances, and making the appropriate arrangements for the day of surgery and recovery.
Since a mommy makeover combines cosmetic surgeries, you can expect surgery to take around four hours, depending on the procedures. Dr. Jiles will perform your combined breast and body contouring procedures as an outpatient surgery at Sarasota Surgical Arts.
The actual mommy makeover procedure will vary depending on the enhancements you choose. Dr. Jiles will make the necessary incisions precisely to minimize scarring. For breast augmentation, the incision is usually easily hidden in the natural folds of the breast or body. She will use every precaution to hide incisions. The final step of your mommy makeover is to suture the incisions carefully.
Immediately following your surgery, you will wake up from surgery and the Sarasota Surgical Arts team will tend to your care. Within a few hours, Dr. Jiles will release you to your caretaker. They will ensure you are properly cared for at least the first twenty four hours.
Dr. Jiles will provide prescriptions to manage post-operative pain and regulate recovery. Typically, medications are only needed for the first week or so. For sedentary jobs, you may be able to return within two weeks. Although the time you require off work will vary between patients and the procedures included in your mommy makeover.
You will have multiple post-op and follow up appointments to ensure a healthy recovery. At these appointments, Dr. Jiles and the Sarasota Surgical Arts team will evaluate your incisions, immediate results, and general health. At these appointments, any drains or stitches will be removed at Dr. Jiles’ discretion.
THE MOMMY MAKEOVER RECOVERY
Once you return to work, you will still need to follow the specific and personalized recovery protocol Dr. Jiles gives. Depending on the procedures performed, she may provide a compression garment to keep you comfortable and promote healthy healing. If you had breast surgery, you may wear a surgical bra for a period of time.
Usually, strenuous exercise is limited for at least 4-6 weeks and sometimes longer on a case-by-case basis. Dr. Jiles will gauge your recovery and individual needs to determine when you can return to your normal exercise routine. She will encourage you to get up and walk, even during your early recovery. This is to reduce the chances of a blood clot and promote healthy circulation.
Because a Sarasota mommy makeover can include the full body, you may need to make arrangements for childcare or other aspects of your daily life. Typically, Dr. Jiles restricts lifting and instructs patients not to lift more than 5 to 10 pounds for a few weeks.
For the next few months after your mommy makeover, your final results should begin to settle. Cosmetic surgery results of any variety take around three months to fully develop, and certain procedures, like liposuction, can take longer. Everyone’s body responds differently to surgery. Therefore, the amount of time each patient takes to see their final results also varies.
The aim of every mommy makeover in Sarasota is to rejuvenate the breasts and body. No matter the procedures, you should see some immediate improvement. As you heal, your breasts should settle and the skin around your abdomen tighten around your new contours. Dr. Jiles will stay with you during every step of your recovery and is dedicated to achieving your definition of success.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The perfect mommy makeover candidate is in good general health and a non-smoker (or willing to quit). Along with this, they should have realistic expectations for the procedure and focused cosmetic goals. Understanding a mommy makeover and the results it can offer, will allow Dr. Jiles to comprehend your exact goals.
Ideally, any major health problems are well controlled and will not hinder your mommy makeover surgery. Ensuring Dr. Jiles knows of all medications and health conditions will
allow her to provide you the highest standard of care. During a consultation, Dr. Jiles can determine if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover.
YOUR SARASOTA DESTINATION FOR MOMMY MAKEOVER SURGERY
Dr. Jiles at Sarasota Surgical Arts is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery. Knowledgeable in and an expert at the newest liposuction and surgical techniques, she provides the most advanced surgeries to her patients. As a woman and mother herself, Dr. Jiles understands the changes your body goes through with pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. Using her expertise, she can help you craft the mommy makeover that will address all areas of your body motherhood affected.
Sarasota Surgical Arts values your safety, care, and results. You can feel assured knowing your mommy makeover is performed in an accredited surgical center under the best possible care.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jiles, call us at 941-923-1736. Or, contact us online using the form to the side of this page.