After pregnancy, many women learn that getting your pre-baby body back can be challenging. Even those who are very healthy and fit pre-pregnancy may find there are areas on the body that just won’t respond due to the amount of skin that may get stretched during pregnancy. And then there is the hormonal changes, stress incontinence, elasticity and wrinkled appearance of the genitalia. Thankfully, women in Melbourne, Florida and Brevard County have options available that will help increase their confidence level and the sexy back they once had before baby!
A Mommy What?
The “Mommy Makeover” is a term for a set of procedures that commonly treat areas affected by childbirth. A Mommy Makeover can be a single procedure or a combination of surgeries. A Mommy Makeover can:
- Change the shape and size of your breasts to eliminate sagging and lost volume
- Remove sagging skin on the thighs and abdomen
- Tone your midsection
- Eliminate stubborn deposits of fat on your stomach, back, arms and thighs
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mauricio Castellon will work with you to find the combination of procedures that suits your individual needs, such as a breast lift, breast augmentation, thigh lift, tummy tuck, butt lift, or liposuction. Because each Mommy Makeover is tailored to the needs of each woman, the length of the surgery and cost varies greatly. Your consultation with the doctor will be an ideal time to discuss all your options, length of surgery, desired outcomes, and cost.
Patients are advised to wait at least six weeks after having a child before considering a Mommy Makeover. This allows the hormones in your body to rebalance. As with any surgery, it takes the body time to heal. Full results from a Mommy Makeover can take six months to one year, depending on the combination of procedures performed. Those who achieve the best results are women who are at their baseline weight, are done having kids, and ready to maintain a healthy lifestyle going forward.
The Vagina Gets a Makeover Too?
Introducing the newest in makeovers for women, vaginal rejuvenation! Vaginal rejuvenation treatments offer a way to address internal and external vaginal health issues without surgery. These issues could include low blood flow and sensitivity, dryness, lowered sexual interest and self-esteem, elasticity and weakening of the vaginal muscles that cause incontinence. Now, with innovative technologies available, women have more options to resolve their discomfort. At Castellon Plastic Surgery Center, we use Votiva by InMode for vaginal rejuvenation. Votiva is a non-surgical and uses radio-frequency energy to tighten the vaginal tissue, resulting in safe and immediate results.
Votiva uses two handheld devices, the FormaV and FractoraV. The FormaV is used to treat the inner vagina. Radio-frequency energy is used to heat the tissue, which results in tightening of the tissue, as well as creation of new collagen and elastin. The energy used in this treatment is painless, but the use of the device can cause mild discomfort if the patient is experiencing vaginal dryness. The FractoraV is used for the outside of the vagina and is generally a comfortable treatment.
The beauty of radio-frequency is that there is little to no downtime and the procedure can be done in the office using local anesthesia by our registered nurse. The number of sessions needed depends on your treatment concerns and personal goals. Most patients only need one session to achieve significant improvements, others may need 2-3 sessions. Results can be felt and seen immediately with more meaningful results a few weeks later.
Interested in taking the next step?
When it comes to surgery, consider your desired results, your comfort level and your safety. Remember that not all surgeons are created equal. It is imperative that you work with an American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) plastic surgeon. Why? There are other “cosmetic surgery boards” boasting certified surgeons, but they do not require the strict surgical training, guidelines and testing mandated by ASPS.
For more information on our mommy makeover and vaginal rejuvenation procedures, please visit our website. We encourage you to also check out our latest videos on Votiva and our other radio-frequency procedures. The staff experts at Castellon Plastic Surgery Center want to help you form image goals that work specifically for you and make your body rejuvenation dreams come true. Contact us to set up your first consultant and our patient care coordinator will be happy to assist you.