Mommy Makeover in Jacksonville
A Set of Breast and Body Procedures Tailored to Your Exact Goals
The Mommy Makeover Procedure
A Mommy Makeover in Jacksonville is a custom tailored procedure for women who are experiencing physical changes to the appearance of their body after pregnancy and breast feeding. It is common for mothers to experience stretched breast and abdominal skin and stubborn extra weight that leaves them with a body much different than they had before pregnancy. A custom tailored mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to revers the changes.
Depending on your preferences and goals, your Mommy Makeover may include a breast procedure such as a Breast Lift, Breast Implants to re-contour your breasts and tighten skin, a Breast Lift combined with a Breast Implants, or even a Breast Reduction. Liposuction is usually added to eliminate unwanted fat in abdominal area and a tummy tuck can address stubborn fat, loose skin and stretched abdominal muscles. During your consultation, Dr. Csikai will recommend and explain the combination of procedures best suited to safely achieving your goals. And on the day of your Mommy Makeover, they will all be performed at the same time.
Mommy Makeover with Breast Implants
If you are interested in addressing loose skin, increasing the size or adjusting the contour of your breasts as a part of your mommy makeover in Jacksonville, Dr. Csikai will recommend the implant options that are best suited to create the appearance you wish to achieve. Dr. Csikai offers a wide variety of breast implants. You will have the option of silicone gel or a salt-water, (solution known as saline).
To learn more about the breast augmentation procedure and placement options, visit our Breast Augmentation page where you will find information about preparing for this procedure, the actual procedure, and recovering after breast surgery.
Planning Your Mommy Makeover in Jacksonville
Planning your mommy makeover begins during your initial consultation where Dr. Csikai will assure that you are a good candidate for mommy makeover procedures and listen carefully to fully understand your goals and preferences. Together, you and Dr. Csikai will consider and discuss which procedures to combine to most accurately achieve your goals. Expect Dr. Csikai to be very candid as well as very professional. It is important for you to fully understand each procedure and have the proper expectations about the recovery period and your appearance after you have fully recovered.
It is always helpful to take some time before your initial consultation to think about your day to day responsibilities and how the mommy makeover procedure will require some temporary adjustments. Also think about the surgical procedures you are considering to be part of your mommy makeover. Then write down all of your questions about the procedures and the recovery period. This will assure that Dr. Csikai is able to directly answer all of your questions.
Preparing for Your Mommy Makeover
Dr. Csikai will give you instructions to prepare for your mommy makeover. You will receive guidelines on food and alcohol consumption, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins, supplements, over the counter and prescription medications. You will also be advised about any compression garments that you may need during your recovery period.
While making preparations and arranging for your recovery period, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedures and to help you out for a few days. You will not be able to drive or do anything involving your abdominal and chest muscles in the hours and days immediately following surgery.
Where Your Mommy Makeover Will Be Performed
Patient safety if Dr. Csikai’s first concern. Where your surgery will be performed will be based on the specific procedures that will be performed and any medical conditions that may require extra precautions. Most mommy makeovers are performed at First Coast Plastic Surgery’s on-site ambulatory surgical center. If additional precautions are needed to assure patient safety, Dr. Csikai will perform your mommy makeover at an off-site surgery center. Dr. Csikai will be able to tell you where your surgery will be performed during your initial consultation.
The mommy makeover procedures are all performed with the patient under general anesthesia. You will sleep through the entire procedure. When you awaken after your mommy makeover, you will recover for a few hours and when Dr. Csikai is confident that you are medically ready to go home, you will be released with very specific recovery and follow up instructions along with any prescriptions for discomfort to assure that your healing and recovery goes as smooth as possible.
Mommy Makeover Surgery
As we mentioned earlier, A mommy makeover consists of multiple procedures. Combining Any of the below procedures is generally referred to as a mommy makeover. Here on our website, you can read detailed information about each of these procedures to learn more about the procedures that you might like to be a part of your mommy makeover. Simply click the links below to learn more about customizing your mommy makeover to achieve the results you are interested in.
After Your Mommy Makeover
The time it will take to fully recover after your mommy makeover will depend greatly on which procedures were performed. The following is a brief overview or guideline as to what to expect. For specific details, click the procedure link to read about the recovery period for each respective procedure.
After breast augmentation, (Receiving breast implants) patients are usually up and around with no strenuous activity within a day or two. Stitches are removed in we week to ten days and full recovery is reached in two to three weeks.
A breast lift requires a bit more recovery time. After a breast lift, you will need to wear a surgical bra for support. Expect bruising and soreness. Within a few days, you will be able to move to a soft support bra and wear it all day and all night for three to four weeks. Full recovery can be expected in about six weeks.
The breast reduction procedure’s recovery period is very similar to the breast lift recovery period. You will need to wear a surgical bra for support. Expect bruising and soreness. Within a few days, you will be able to move to a soft support bra and wear it all day and all night for three to four weeks. Full recovery can be expected in about six weeks.
After liposuction, patients wear support garments for a few weeks. Expect bruising and soreness. and very limited activity for two to three weeks, and light activity for up to six weeks.
Recovering after a tummy tuck procedure varies greatly depending on the extent of the surgery. Some patient are released within a few hours while others must be hospitalized for a few days after surgery. Dressing on sutures are usually replaced by support garments in two to three weeks. Full recovery is expected in six to eight weeks depending on the extent of the procedure.
Procedures that are Often Combined in Mommy Makeovers
Visit the pages below to learn more about the various procedures that can be combined to customize a Mommy Makeover tailored to you.