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Patient Stories: Missy

Being pregnant and giving birth are among the most rewarding experiences that a woman can have however pregnancy can affect the body and breasts in terms of size, volume, and lift. Missy came to Dr. Derby complaining of loose skin and muscle of the abdomen as well as deflated breasts. He recommended a full mommy makeover with abdominoplasty and liposuction as well as a full breast lift with full-sized breast implants. The goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after childbearing. 

Thank you for sharing your story, Missy.  To meet with Dr. Derby, request a consultation at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center or call (941) 366-8897

Mommy Makeover FAQS

Providing patients with a safe surgical experience is a priority at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center. While all surgery carries risks, our team will work closely with each patient to minimize these risks and plan a safe procedure. For most patients, a mommy makeover is a safe and effective option for rejuvenating the body after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

Pregnancy causes many changes to the body, and a mommy makeover can reverse many of these. We recommend waiting to schedule a mommy makeover until you are no longer planning additional pregnancies. While undergoing surgery doesn’t affect your ability to carry a baby to full term, the strain of carrying a growing fetus can result in many of the same unwelcome changes your mommy makeover originally addressed. Patients who are uncertain about their plans for childbearing should let their surgeon know and discuss the best treatment approach.

Many patients find they have significantly fewer stretch marks after a mommy makeover. Trimming excess skin in a lifting procedure will take stretch marks along with it. You can address any remaining stretch marks with laser treatments or chemical peels.

Some scarring is likely after a mommy makeover, but our surgeons take care to minimize scars and place incisions in subtle, discreet locations. You’ll be able to hide most scars under swimwear or undergarments.

The cost of a mommy makeover will depend on the unique selection of procedures included in the surgery. Patients receive a personalized quote during their consultation.

The procedure time for a mommy makeover depends on the type and number of surgeries included. The average time is five to six and a half hours, but your surgery may require more or less time. Your surgeon can provide a more accurate estimate during your consultation.