Mommy Makeover in Tampa, FL
Most women would probably say that the pain and physical changes the body goes through following childbirth are worth the bundle of joy they are later presented with. Fortunately, just like with the pain, the changes to a woman’s body following pregnancy and childbirth can also be temporary! Dr. Traci Temmen offers the latest techniques and advances in the mommy makeover procedure to get most any woman back to her “pre-baby” body and back into her “pre-baby” bikini!
Dr. Traci Temmen is a specialist in all aspects of the mommy makeover procedure in Tampa, Florida. She offers her patients the latest techniques in tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift, breast augmentation with implants, and breast lift surgery. She is known for her attention to detail, willingness to listen to patient’s concerns and requests, and her ability to deliver beautiful, natural plastic surgery results in a safe operative setting. Dr. Temmen is able to perform a transformative, full-body mommy makeover with a fast recovery, minimal downtime, short scars, and dramatic results, all in the comfort of her boutique plastic surgery suite, the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa. If you are finally ready to get back your pre-baby body, call Dr. Traci Temmen, mommy makeover specialist, today!
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of surgeries designed to address the areas of the body most commonly affected by pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding, and weight gain- specifically, the breasts, abdomen, and sometimes even the buttocks!
A typical mommy makeover is usually a breast augmentation with implants paired with a tummy tuck in a single operative setting. This combination of surgeries gives women back full, perky, firm breasts while tightening, flattening, and toning the abdomen.
However, Dr. Temmen doesn’t believe in a “one-size fits all” approach to plastic surgery! With an exacting eye for detail, Dr. Traci Temmen evaluates each patient and creates a “tailor-made” surgical plan depending on her patients’ needs, anatomy, and desires.
To get back the breasts of their dreams during a mommy makeover, some patients may need only a breast augmentation with implants, others may need a breast augmentation with breast lift, while others may benefit from fat transfer to the breasts. When treating the abdomen, Dr. Temmen offers her mommy makeover patients liposuction alone, a tummy tuck with liposuction, or even a mini tummy tuck, depending on their specific anatomy and goals.
What is a Brazilian Mommy Makeover?
For patients that are concerned with the size and shape of their buttocks in addition to the typical post-pregnancy issues, Dr. Traci Temmen is one of the only plastic surgeons in Florida to offer the Brazilian mommy makeover! A Brazilian mommy makeover is usually a tummy tuck and liposuction combined with fat transfer to the buttocks, also known as a Brazilian butt lift. After a thorough evaluation and physical exam, Dr. Temmen can design a customized combination of mommy makeover surgeries to make each patient feel happy, confident, and proud of their new body!
Candidates for Mommy Makeover Surgery
The best candidates for a mommy makeover procedure are patients who, because of pregnancy, childbirth, or weight gain and loss, are dissatisfied with their breasts, abdomen, and/or buttocks. Additionally, mommy makeover patients should:
- Be in good overall health;
- Have not smoked for the past 9-12 months;
- Have reached their ideal body weight;
- Have finished childbearing and breastfeeding.
To ensure that each patient gets the best results possible following their mommy makeover surgery, Dr. Traci Temmen performs an extensive history and physical exam during the initial mommy makeover consultation. Dr. Temmen takes the time to truly get to know her patients, their goals for surgery, their concerns, and their lifestyle. This allows Dr. Temmen to create the perfect surgical plan for each patient and deliver exceptional results. Additionally, depending on age and medical history, Dr. Temmen’s mommy makeover patients at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa will also receive a thorough preoperative workup including lab work and possible a chest X-ray, EKG, and medical clearance from their primary doctor.
Mommy Makeover and Brazilian Mommy Makeover Scars
Like with most surgeries, patients considering a mommy makeover are often worried about the resultant scars. Fortunately, with Dr. Temmen’s short-scar techniques and success with minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Temmen’s mommy makeover patients can rest assured that their scars will be as short and small as possible.
The scars following a mommy makeover are dependent on the combination of procedures the patient undergoes. Dr. Temmen places the tummy tuck incision low on the abdomen, often at the same level as a C-section scar or just above the pubic bone. Dr. Temmen tries to make the tummy tuck scar length just slightly longer than a C-section scar, or approximately eight to ten inches in total length. This short and low tummy tuck scar is basically the same size as a mini tummy tuck scar and can usually be hidden by underwear and bikinis.
Depending on each patient’s anatomy and desires, breast augmentation scars can be placed in the armpit, under the breast fold, or around the nipple areolar complex. Either way, the resultant breast augmentation scars are short, usually about 1 ½ inch or less, and hidden in an inconspicuous area. Dr. Temmen is usually able to perform a breast lift surgery through incisions placed around the nipple (i.e. a donut lift) or through a scar placed around the nipple and vertically down the inferior portion of the breast (i.e. a lollipop lift).
For patients undergoing a Brazilian mommy makeover rather than a traditional mommy makeover, the scar burden can be even less. A Brazilian butt lift can be performed entirely through tiny incisions, approximately ¼” long, placed in well-camouflaged areas of the body. The same incisions are used to infiltrate the tumescent fluid, perform liposuction, and inject the fat into the buttocks.
Recovering from Mommy Makeover
Dr. Traci Temmen performs mommy makeover surgeries at her AAAASF-certified, private, and luxurious surgery center, the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa. Mommy makeover patients are evaluated preoperatively in a private exam room where they are marked by Dr. Temmen and are met by the anesthesiologist as well as a private operating room nurse. The mommy makeover surgery is then performed under general anesthesia and can take approximately three to four hours, depending on the combination of procedures performed and size of the patient. Patients then recover for approximately one hour in the luxury of a private recovery suite with a recovery room nurse dedicated solely to their comfort. Patients go home the same day to continue recovery in the comfort of their own home (or hotel room, for our out of town guests)! Patients are then seen back in the office the first or second day after surgery to ensure their recovery is progressing normally.
Dr. Temmen’s mommy makeover and Brazilian mommy makeover patients will have two to four drains placed in the abdomen and other areas of the body treated by liposuction. Rarely do patients require drains in the breasts following a breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast augmentation with lift surgery. Drains are usually removed in the office at a follow-up appointment within five days of surgery. Prior to a mommy makeover, patients are fitted for a compression garment that is worn continuously for six weeks after surgery. Breast lift patients will usually also wear a support bra for six weeks after surgery, while simple breast augmentation patients may be advised not to wear a bra for six weeks after surgery.
Following a mommy makeover or Brazilian mommy makeover, patients are given prescriptions for oral pain medication, antibiotics, and anti-nausea medicines. Most patients are then able to return to work and drive in seven to ten days when they are no longer taking narcotic pain medications. Patients may return to full exercise after six weeks.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
A price of a mommy makeover surgery, including a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation with saline implants, starts at approximately $15,800 (without LIFT) / $18,800 (with LIFT). This cost includes the surgeon’s fee, all pre- and postoperative appointments, compression garments, anesthesia fees, and facility fees. The price of a mommy makeover increases with complexity, anticipated length of operative time, silicone implants, and the addition of a breast lift. The price of a Brazilian mommy makeover, including liposuction, fat transfer to the buttocks, breast augmentation with saline implants, and breast lift is similarly priced and also starts around $14,900.
With that said, price should not be the sole factor when choosing a plastic surgeon or plastic surgery facility. Dr. Traci Temmen is a board-certified, female plastic surgeon in Tampa, Florida, as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. She offers fair, appropriate pricing for her mommy makeover and Brazilian mommy makeover procedures.
Mommy Makeover Risks and Complications
As most of her patients will tell you, Dr. Temmen is a perfectionist. It is this attention to detail and exacting manner that helps Dr. Temmen maintain a low complication rate following mommy makeover surgery. Unfortunately, there are risks and complications associated with the mommy makeover and Brazilian mommy makeover procedures that no amount of care and compulsiveness can eliminate.
The most common complications following a mommy makeover surgery, like minor infections, fluid or blood collections, and excessive scarring, can usually be managed with oral antibiotics, medications, or minor in-office procedures. Rare, more serious infections and large fluid or blood collections may occasionally be better treated in the operating room or require overnight hospitalization.
The most serious risk of a mommy makeover surgery is a potentially life-threatening blood clot in the legs or lungs. To prevent and avoid blood clots in the legs and lungs, Dr. Temmen carefully screens all patients prior to surgery and will not operate on patients with a history of blood clots or blood clotting disorders. Additionally, to help promote blood flow and further reduce the risk of blood clots, all patients wear compressive devices on the legs and are moved side-to-side during surgery. As a final precaution, all mommy makeover patients are placed in compressive garments and stockings postoperatively and are encouraged to walk and return to normal activities of daily living as soon as possible.
Dr. Traci Temmen’s first goal when choosing to operate on a mommy makeover patient is safety. Her second goal is to provide beautiful, natural results that improve her patient’s self-esteem, appearance, and quality of life. You can be sure that you are in caring and safe hands when you choose Dr. Traci Temmen and the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa to perform your mommy makeover or Brazilian mommy makeover surgery.
Mommy Makeover Before and After Photos
Many of Dr. Temmen’s patients know that she performs one of the best mommy makeover surgeries in Tampa, FL and she is extremely proud to showcase her work in a mommy makeover before and after photo gallery. Dr. Traci Temmen and the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa invite you to view their patients’ before and after mommy makeover photos as well as the before and after tummy tuck, liposuction, Brazilian butt lift, breast augmentation, and breast augmentation with lift photographs on her website.
In addition to the before and after mommy makeover photos found on the website, Dr. Temmen has many other before and after mommy makeover pictures available for viewing and discussing during a free consultation at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa.
For more information on Dr. Traci Temmen or to schedule a mommy makeover consultation, please call the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa today at (813) 877-2277 or fill out the contact form on this page.