Restore your pre-baby figure with a Mommy Makeover
Giving birth and nursing a baby can dramatically affect the way a women’s body looks. The natural weight gain of pregnancy can be hard to lose and may settle in around the waist and hips.
A woman’s breasts can also be affected and may start to sag and stretch from nursing her baby. There may also be lasting stretch marks and extra skin as a result of carrying the baby that no amount of creams and care can eliminate. Because of this, Dr. Florin has developed a set of cosmetic options called a mommy makeover that allows a woman to return to the youthful look she had before giving birth in a few simple office visits.
Because each woman will have different concerns about her body after pregnancy, there is no one right procedure for everyone. Dr. Florin will spend the time needed with each patient to review their concerns and determine the best approach to resolve any cosmetic issues they have. Many of these procedures can be combined into a single office visit to allow for the quickest transition possible.
Liposuction is one of the procedures that is normally included in a mommy makeover and helps reduce the amount of residual fat from the waistline and hips. This process uses specialized techniques to reduce this stubborn layer of fat quickly and can help most women look considerably thinner in a single visit. Some of these natural fat deposits can be almost impossible to lose through dieting and exercise alone and a liposuction procedure can make all the difference in helping you look your best.
A breast lift is another popular procedure for new moms that can correct for sagging breasts that may develop after giving birth. Many times, pregnancy and subsequent nursing can also reduce breast volume and position of the breasts and both of these can be corrected by a breast lift. After the procedure, the patient’s breasts will sit higher on her chest in a more youthful and natural position.
A tummy tuck allows a woman to eliminate the excess skin that almost always results from pregnancy. As the baby matures, the skin around the abdomen stretches to accommodate its growth. After birth, it can be hard for this skin to shrink back into shape and may leave a new mom with a small pouch of skin. Dr. Florin can help eliminate this excess skin through a tummy tuck and leave a woman with a tighter and more natural looking abdomen.
A mommy makeover is an individualized group of surgical procedures that reverse the physical changes associated with childbirth. Most commonly these are changes associated with the breasts (sagging, drooping and/or deflation) and the abdomen (a thicker waistline, love handles and/or sagging skin). The mommy makeover combines multiple procedures into a single day – which requires only one recovery period and hastens your physical transformation.
To have a mommy makeover, you must be at least six months post-partum. However, a mommy makeover is not limited to mothers of toddlers! The effects of pregnancy don’t go away over time. Dr. Florin regularly sees women in the 30’s and 40’s who are ready for a mommy makeover!
The benefit of a mommy makeover is that it is customized to meet your goals. Dr. Florin wants to help you look and feel wonderful. While most women choose to focus on their breasts and abdomen, procedures that can be incorporated in your mommy makeover include:
This is an opportunity to make your face look as young as your body. Dr. Flroin is the pioneer of the Natural Facelift — a unique facial muscle tightening surgery to make your face and neck look younger. She also offers non-surgical options (including dermal fillers) to reduce your signs of aging.
After childbirth, many women feel that their breasts look deflated. Breast augmentation can increase the size, shape, and volume of your breasts. Dr. Florin offers saline, silicone and cohesive gel implants that can fill out deflated breasts and create a more feminine silhouette.
When your breasts increase in volume to support breastfeeding, they become heavier and more likely to be stretched by gravity. A breast lift can remove excess breast tissue, reduce the size of the areola, and lift your breasts to create a more youthful contour.
Increased breast volume during pregnancy puts a greater stress on your back. This is accentuated when you already have large breasts. Many women request a reduction mammoplasty to decrease neck pain and make their breasts more proportional to their body.
Pregnancy leaves stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise. Dr. Florin can use liposuction to permanently remove this excess fat and to contour your body.
A small change to the bridge of your nose or your nostrils can bring harmony to your facial features. If you’ve been considering rhinoplasty, ask Dr. Florin if it can be included in your mommy makeover.
It’s no secret that the muscles and skin on your abdomen stretch to accommodate your growing baby. Sometimes this stretching is permanent, especially if you’ve had multiple pregnancies. A tummy tuck will tighten your abdominal muscles, reduce excess skin, and possibly remove scarring and stretch marks.
You will wake up with compression garments around the areas of your surgery. Because Dr. Florin uses a nerve blocking technique that lasts about nine hours, you will not be in any pain immediately after your mommy makeover.
Our recovery nurses will carefully monitor you after surgery. Once you recover from surgery, they will give you prescriptions for pain management and explain how to take care of your incisions. You will be allowed to go home the same day. You must have someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first 48 hours after your surgery so that you can rest.
Customer service is a key component of our practice, and Dr. Florin will personally call you to follow up after your mommy makeover. You will be given Dr. Florin’s 24-hour contact number in case you need assistance outside of business hours.
During the early part of your recovery, you will need assistance with your medication, meals, and personal needs. You will be very tired. You will likely feel tender, swollen or bruised. Dr. Florin highly recommends icing surgical areas to reduce swelling. She also recommends a homeopathic remedy called Arnica Montana to help speed your healing process.
Because mommy makeovers are so customized, your recovery will also be unique. Dr. Florin will advise you what to expect when you can resume activities, and the length of time you will need to wear your compression garment(s). Because you cannot lift more than ten pounds, you will need help with your children, pets, and household chores.
Unlike many surgeons, Dr. Whitney Florin takes time to get to know his patients. You will have an extensive consultation. During your consultation, you’ll discuss your goals for your mommy makeover. Dr. Florin will want to know what you like about your body and what you wish to change. She will also need a complete medical history, including information about previous surgeries on your breasts and abdomen.
If you plan to become pregnant in the future, Dr. Florin does not recommend proceeding with a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover is a highly customized procedure that may involve changes to your face, breasts and/or midsection. Once Dr. Florin understands your goals, he will examine you carefully. She will look at the quality of your skin; as well as the amount of tissue and fat on your body. She will advise you if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover.
Dr. Florin uses her background as a painter and sculptor to create beautiful, natural-looking results that enhance your entire body. Her goal is to make these changes work in harmony so that you look like a slimmer, more contoured version of yourself!
Dr. Florin believes in patient education. She will discuss the procedures with you in detail and answer all of your questions. If you elect to have breast augmentation, he will help you choose the size, shape, volume, style, and location of implants, so that your augmentation will compliment your anatomy and meet your aesthetic goals. Dr. Florin has a large selection of sizers available so that you will know how your augmented breasts will look.
He will also discuss the location of your incisions. Dr. Florin’s choice of incision depends on your preference, the extent of your procedures, and your anatomy. As much as possible, Incisions are hidden in the natural folds of your body.
You will leave the consultation knowing that Dr. Florin cares about you and wants the best results possible from your mommy makeover.
What does a mommy makeover cost?
We know that cost is an important factor in your decision to have a mommy makeover. Our office is happy to discuss the cost of your procedures and to answer your questions. In most cases, the procedures performed during a mommy makeover are considered to be cosmetic and are not covered by medical insurance. A personalized cost estimate will be provided as part of your consultation with Dr. Florin.
Are there complications associated with a mommy makeover?
Short-term risks of surgery include bleeding, infection, and complications from general anesthesia.nnLong-term complications depend on the procedure being performed. Complications from breast augmentation include implant rippling or rupture; long-term numbness or pain; and capsular contracture (scar tissue around the implant). Dr. Sadati will thoroughly explain the risks of your mommy makeover procedures so that you can make an informed decision.nnMany of the complications from your mommy makeover can be reduced by choosing a skilled surgeon, by providing a thorough medical history, and by carefully following Dr. Sadati’s instructions before and after your surgery.
What should I expect during the mommy makeover process?
Your mommy makeover will be performed in our beautiful Newport Beach office in Orange County, California.nnDuring your consultation, Dr. Florin will have explained her surgical plan. Your surgery will be performed using general anesthesia. Depending on the procedures, your surgery will take between 90 minutes and 5 hours.nnImmediately before your surgery, Dr. Sadati will make marks on your body and also answer any last-minute questions.nnAll of Dr. Florin’s surgical team are genuinely caring and sympathetic to her patients’ needs. The staff speaks softly and gently, which gives patients confidence during their mommy makeover and contributes to a positive and reassuring experience. You will not feel any pain or remember your surgery.
Dr. Whitney Florin is a top body and breast surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with experience. A board-certified maxillofacial surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, She is particularly known for her incredible, natural-looking results. Dr. Whitney Florin is a bilingual cosmetic surgeon, speaking both English and Spanish. After years of studying under some of the cosmetic surgery worlds’ top minds, she has helped thousands of men and women love the way they look in the mirror. Dr. Whitney Florin specializes in Mommy Makeovers, Breast and Body Augmentation, Liposuction, and Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty. She is a true artist that will help you love what you see in the mirror.
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