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  • 05 October 2017
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The Mermaid Lift – Face + Body’s signature treatment for Miami medical tourism patients – is often confused with the mommy makeover for one reason:

mermaid lift medical vacationThey both target women who underwent massive weight loss and are left with a huge amount of sagging skin.

Both of them also involve the tummy tuck, a procedure that flattens the abdomen by removing any excess skin on it.

In spite of similarities, the two procedures are not interchangeable. They have minute differences that make them distinct from one another. You need to know these differences to properly assess if you’re better off getting a mommy makeover surgery or a Mermaid Lift in your upcoming Miami medical tourism travel.

Check out the following reasons why the Mermaid Lift might be a better procedure for you.

The mommy makeover is just a three-in-one procedure.

The mommy makeover surgery is basically a collective name for three procedures – liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast surgery.

There is nothing groundbreaking about a mommy makeover since it’s something that plastic surgeons have been doing and combining for years.

Some plastic surgeons allow patients to fully customize their mommy makeovers, meaning they can add or subtract a few procedures to suit their needs. Still, it doesn’t change the fact that a mommy makeover is simply a mishmash of several plastic surgeries done at the same time.

The results of your mommy makeover will be no different than the normal results of a tummy tuck, liposuction, or breast lift surgery. It is best to manage your expectations with your board-certified plastic surgeon.

The Mermaid Lift is a medical tourism surgery focused on shaping your lower body.

The Mermaid Lift is an advanced form of mommy makeover that focuses on contouring the lower body and providing you with a slim waist, rounded hips, and a curvy backside.

The Mermaid Lift is named as such because the figure that you get from the surgery mimics the curves of the mythical mermaid.

medical tourism mommy makeover mermaid liftJust like the mommy makeover, the Mermaid Lift is also composed of several plastic surgeries: the tummy tuck, thigh lift, Brazilian butt lift, and buttocks augmentation.

However, the results are more than what you would expect from these procedures alone. The Mermaid Lift is also designed to:

  • accentuate your waistline to create a more feminine flare at the hips
  • flatten the abdomen to improve its contour and definition
  • lift the pubic area to create a smooth, youthful transition to the lower abdomen
  • redefine the belly button to complement your bottleneck waistline
  • lift and restore the shape and volume of your buttocks and lateral thighs
  • cinch and redirect the skin to reduce or eliminate the appearance of cellulite in these areas

You want to leave your breasts alone.

One of the components of a mommy makeover is breast surgery. You can either get a breast reduction or breast augmentation based on your needs and even combine it with a breast lift.

But while breast surgeries are popular among mommies, not everyone wants to get their breasts done. If you’re one of the latter, then a full mommy makeover may not be what’s right for you.

Perhaps you simply want to focus on your abdominal area, so a solo tummy tuck may be a better option. It can also be combined with a liposuction if you have excess pockets of stubborn fat in that area.

In such cases, it is no longer called a mommy makeover, but simply a tummy tuck with liposuction. At least, it is cheaper than a total mommy makeover cost.

You want to shape your buttocks.

While a mommy makeover also includes a tummy tuck, it traditionally doesn’t have a buttocks surgery component. And the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks on the buttocks after pregnancy can lessen your confidence and self-esteem.

If your goal is to achieve an hourglass figure – small waist and large hips – then the perfect procedure for you is a Miami Mermaid Lift.

You can get a solo buttocks augmentation surgery or Brazilian butt lift if you like, but it will not produce the same results as a Mermaid Lift, where you also get a tummy tuck and a thigh lift. Combining these procedures with buttocks surgery can improve the contour and definition of your lower body, emphasizing your slim waistline and flaring your hips beautifully.

There’s more extensive recovery in a mommy makeover.

Both the mommy makeover and the Mermaid lift need extensive recovery, but between these two procedures, the intensive mommy makeover takes the cake.

Mommy makeover specials consist of surgeries in various parts of the body, depending on your preferences. As previously mentioned, a mommy makeover can include some other plastic surgeries. Aside from your breasts and tummy, you may want to combine them with procedures on your butt, thighs, and even your arms. If you do these procedures, expect to feel sore all over.

On the other hand, with a Mermaid Lift, the pain is confined to the lower body starting from the waist down. Although you may need to stay in a hospital or recovery center for at least two days after your Mermaid Lift, rest assured that your medical tourism agency in Miami will take care of these arrangements for your hassle-free medical vacation.

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There’s more extensive scarring in a mommy makeover.

The various operative areas in a mommy makeover mean having several incisions in distinct parts of your body.

You may have an incision on the underside of your breasts or even around your areola. You will also need another incision on your midsection for your tummy tuck. For extremely sagging skin, the tummy tuck incision may extend up to the back.

Several incisions are also needed for a Mermaid Lift, but they are all localized in the lower body and can be hidden in a bikini. It starts with a horizontal incision on your lower abdomen, which allows your plastic surgeon to lift your pubic area and flatten your upper abdomen without any need for a vertical incision. The incision is then extended to the sides along the bikini line to lift and curve your thighs. Finally, the last incision involves one in the back along an imaginary bikini line.

Make sure that you consult a competent medical tourism plastic surgeon so that you can minimize the appearance of scars, whether it be from a mommy makeover or a Mermaid Lift.

The mommy makeover is best for reclaiming your pre-pregnancy body.

Although the mommy makeover is not exclusively made for mothers alone, the components of the surgery are still geared towards returning your body to its pre-pregnancy state.

After delivery of your baby, you develop excess skin most especially in your breast and abdominal areas, both of which have been stretched during pregnancy. That is why the combination of a liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast surgery is called a mommy makeover, as this procedure focuses on these problem areas.

It is a different matter if you are just trying to get rid of excess skin due to massive weight loss. In such cases, your loose skin won’t be limited to your breasts and tummy but will affect other areas of your body as well.

The Mermaid Lift is a one-of-its-kind procedure you can only get from a medical tourism trip in Miami.

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With Miami, Florida being the hub of plastic surgery in the US, you have a wide variety of plastic surgery choices waiting for you on your medical tourism trip.

You can get a mommy makeover anywhere, but you can only get the Mermaid Lift when you book a Miami medical tourism trip.

Whether you are thinking of getting mommy makeover specials or a Mermaid Lift during your Florida health vacation, make sure that you always look for a reputable and board-certified Miami plastic surgeon.

It pays to look at mommy makeover before and after photos to see how experienced your surgeon is. You should also be wary of any promos or discounts that drive the mommy makeover cost too low, as those are usually too good to be true.

free consultationBut while you will also find many of these plastic surgeries in other places, the Mermaid Lift is an exclusive procedure in Miami.

It is the signature treatment of Face + Body Cosmetic Surgery developed by double board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Nick Masri and Dr. Mark Broudo to solve the problems of individuals who lost a massive amount of weight. The Mermaid Lift gives them the opportunity to get rid of their saggy skin and unravel the slim body that’s hiding underneath.

If you want to learn more about Face + Body Cosmetic Surgery’s Mermaid Lift, schedule a Free Consultation with us now.

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