Conveniently located to serve St. Louis, Missouri
Mommy Makeovers are the most transformative surgery for women performed by Dr. Cabbabe. A mommy makeover surgery involves some type of breast AND abdominal procedure in one. For the abdominal portion, liposuction alone or with a tummy tuck or lower body is done while for the breast portion, a breast augmentation with implants, breast lift/reduction or fat transfer is done at the same time. The net result is to reshape the breasts and abdomen harmoniously and beautifully.
Dr. Samer Cabbabe is an expert in both breast and abdominal body contouring surgery as well as an expert in High – Definition/4D/ab-etching liposuction. It is extremely rare to find a board – certified plastic surgeon with his level of experience and expertise in both areas, let alone just one.
Dr. Cabbabe will listen to your concerns and advise you on the best option to meet your goals. The goal is always to minimize scarring and provide natural results in the safest manner possible. Dr. Cabbabe incorporates his experience with reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the body to give his patients the best results possible to meet their desires. He is an expert in cosmetic, reconstructive and minimally invasive body surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Cabbabe will carefully examine you and will make recommendations in order to help you achieve your desired result.
Dr. Samer has been performing the most complex of breast surgeries, including revisions other plastic surgeons are unable to address satisfactorily, since he has been in practice. This includes performing one-stage breast lift with implants and breast reductions with implants, two of the most challenging breast implant surgeries due to high rates of need for revision.
Dr. Samer Cabbabe is also known internationally for his body contouring work and patients fly from across the country and even internationally for his unique skill set, including in massive weight loss patients which are even more challenging.
Prior to Surgery
During the consultation, Dr. Cabbabe provides honest and realistic expectations and makes recommendations to maximize your results. Your results are based on age, skin quality, BMI, weight loss history and pregnancies. If a breast implant is desired, he will let you know if a breast lift or reduction is needed and vice versa. If you have no fullness in the upper half of your breasts, an implant is generally recommended. Dr. Cabbabe prefers highly cohesive, gummy bear silicone gel implants for his patients for long term results. If you are over age 30, have had a pregnancy or child or have a BMI over 30, most likely you need skin removal surgery such as a tummy tuck or lower body lift. If you are less than 30, have tight skin and BMI less than 30 you may be a good candidate for liposuction of the abdomen alone. A Brazilian butt lift is frequently added to many body contouring procedures to complete the reshaping of the abdomen/flanks/hips and buttocks.
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All surgeries are performed with safety as the #1 priority. Dr. Cabbabe is a double board – certified plastic surgeon and the current Chief of Plastic Surgery at his hospital. He has an impeccable track record of safety with minimal complications for the extended scope of work being done for his patients. There are never elective marathon surgeries exceeding 6-7 hours as this is well-established as leading to a high rate of complications, including death. All major surgeries are performed in the hospital and overnight stays with IV fluids and monitoring are required for these surgeries with discharge generally the following day after approval from Dr. Cabbabe or his staff.
Multiple things are done to minimize scarring including techniques during surgery and dressings and incision care after surgery. We carry a silicone gel in our office, silicone tape is also helpful to minimize scarring and can be purchased online, silicone is the active ingredient to look for. Patients should take iron supplementation prior to surgery, a multivitamin with iron once a day or iron with calcium once a day is recommended 3 months prior to surgery. Blood loss is always a part of surgery, particularly liposuction, and anemia must be minimized prior to surgery for optimal results. Patients need to be in good general medical health with no significant heart, lung, or other organ problems. Risks increase in patients with increasing BMI and 35 is generally recommended for safety and optimal results. The results for patients over BMI 35 is often unsatisfactory and weight loss is recommended.
Your Mommy Makeover will be performed in a hospital or surgery center in St. Louis, MO.
Patients will be expected to wear compression garments for a minimum of 6 weeks after surgery and lymphatic massages are generally recommended starting within 1 week of surgery. We can help you with recommendations.
Useful items to have on hand include: additional compression garments/FAJA’s (more than one size), extra pillows, BBL pillow (as needed), extra gauze, polysporin ointment and vaseline or other similar moisturizers. It is helpful to have a recliner to sleep on for the first week or two when you transition to a bed. Extra compression garments, including FAJA’s in different sizes, are helpful as your size will decrease after swelling goes down. Female urination devices can be purchased online to be used while garments are worn.
Return to full work and exercise is generally within 2-3 weeks of surgery due to Dr. Cabbabe’s protocols which he has built based on hundreds of breast and body contouring surgeries.