While motherhood is a very rewarding experience, childbearing changes the body in many different ways. Katy plastic surgeon, Dr. Rolando Morales, performs mommy makeovers to reverse and correct the visible, unwanted signs of childbearing, breastfeeding and childbirth for patients in Houston and Katy. With a mommy makeover, Dr. Morales can renew the breasts, re-contour the body, eliminate excess fat pockets, and rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful, vibrant appearance. Each Mommy Makeover is specifically tailored to meet the unique individual needs of mothers who want to look and feel their best.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"32 Mommy of 2....Much Needed Tummy Tuck, Breast Reduction & Lipo Of Back, Hips, & Flanks - Houston, TX - This review only contains a rating"- A. / RealSelf / Sep 11, 2014
"36 year old, mother of two teenage girls. Mommy makeover (TT, lipo on flanks and BA) - Where do I even begin? I had several consultations throughout the years with several surgeons in the Houston area and in San Antonio and Dr. Morales was the best one by far. I am a very analytical person and first impressions are the most important, so when I met Dr. Morales, I was able to identify that he was a perfectionist. I knew that without a doubt his work was going to be phenomenal. I met many surgeons and they were willing to do what I wanted them to do, but Dr. Morales was very specific and stated that if I was looking for exaggerated results that he was not the doctor for me. Dr. Morales asked me several questions to figure out my lifestyle because he wanted me to maintain my natural appearance as much possible. I was not sure as to what I really wanted, I had many questions for him, and he patiently answered them all. I felt convinced that the mommy makeover procedure was the best choice and he was right! Dr. Morales' persona and professionalism never change throughout the follow-up appointments, just as he was interested in my wants, needs and concerns on the very first consultation, he always remained the same. I have referred him to all my friends and will continue to do so as he was THE BEST surgeon I have ever met as I do not have a single complaint. I am extremely happy with his service and with my results just as he promised."- C. / RealSelf / Aug 21, 2015
"My Transformation - Houston, TX - I had received a full tummy tuck back in March. I never thought I would consider this, but after years of getting back in shape after my 4th child, stepping on stage and doing all that I could to flatten the tummy, there was just no correcting the damage that occurred after multiple pregnancies and some huge babies! After extreme weight loss and multiple pregnancies, my stomach muscles were damaged, fascia stretched out, and my diet and exercise alone could not help this distended appearance no matter what! My surgeon was completely blown away after he learned that I stepped on stage last year and was even able to get my tummy down to do so.... I quickly learned that the min I was NOT in prep, the stomach muscles relaxed and I was back to square one. My husband and I talked it over for months trying to decide if it was even worth the time, money, and the scar that is left afterwards.... But we both decided that I had given it my all and we went ahead and planned the surgery. During this process, I learned that I had two additional hernias that needed repaired (had already had one in my belly button fixed), so we were able to get these fixed during surgery as well.Recovery has been pretty easy for me. The doctor said I was able to recovery quicker because of the great shape I was already in. The first week was painful and so hard to get up to walk around and even sleep. I had to sleep in a recliner the first two weeks. By week 4, I was back in the gym doing light cardio and training. Again, something that only my surgeon was able to agree with since my body was recovering quickly. By week 6, I was back in full swing with few restrictions! There has been much swelling since then, but each week I am seeing it go down and I love that my scar is healing much more beautiful than I thought it would.A few weeks ago my surgeon asked if I would join him as a co-guest on a Houston Morning Talk show, The Debra Duncan show, (Medical Monday segment), which is televised throughout Houston and our surrounding area. He wanted to talk about "Plastic Surgery after weight loss" (and children/mommy makeover-ish), with an emphasis on health and fitness. He also wanted to discuss post-baby, post-weight loss changes (breast deflation/sagging, excess skin of abdomen and laxity) of the body that cannot be "worked off" despite all the exercises, lasers, creams, garments, etc. He sees so many patients now that are inspired like me and by people like myself.. to push them to be healthy with their bodies, and help create lifestyles changes for the better. He mentioned he sees people who are considering "beginning their journey" into these healthier lifestyle changes, but sometimes they come in to have him do it for them (liposuction, contouring surgery, etc). What I love about my doctor is that he always encourages people who are too overweight, or just want to lose more weight to their ideal weight, to exercise, eat healthier before proceeding with plastic surgery. He believes solely in changing your lifestyle first and then proceeding with what your body can't do after you have tried those certain things. His surgical procedures are much better and even last longer if the patient is already in a better physical condition.The show is scheduled for July 11th, 2016, which is the week my husband and I are in Cancun. He tried to get the segment moved, but it just wasn't able to work. I had to sadly decline but was very excited and happy that I was asked in the first place to participate in. If you are able to, please tune in to receive more information about this topic and learn more the services and support my surgeon provides. People who know me, know that I am truly honest about my journey and I believe this is one of the reasons Dr. Morales asked me to begin with. I like to keep everything real in all aspects of my life and if I can share my story, whether it's my past, my current or even my future.... I will do so to help one person understand that some situations are nothing to be embarrassed about. I am here to help promote health and fitness. Inspire the lifestyle....but reassure those who have thought about procedures when all else has failed, it's ok. It's your body, your life, and your decision!! If you are looking for a wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly and very professional Plastic Surgeon, look no further!! I highly recommend Dr. Morales Plastic Surgery He is one of the best in Texas!"- C. / RealSelf / Jun 28, 2016
"The transformation of a mother of 4 - Houston, TX - This review only contains a rating"- C. / RealSelf / Jun 28, 2016
"36 Years Old, 3 Boys and in the Best Shape Ever!!! - Best Doctor ever!!! I did research for months before I found Dr. Morales. He has been so good to me and I feel great!!! I went from a size 14 in dress to a size 4-6, from a size 34 in jeans to a size 27 and am still loosing inches!!!"- E. / RealSelf / Nov 30, 2016
Options for a Mommy Makeover@headingTag>
An array of cosmetic enhancement procedures can be combined for a total mommy makeover, giving patients a comprehensive improvement of areas of the body and skin that have been affected by pregnancy. Mommy Makeover treatments can be combined into one procedure, or spread out over a number of sessions. Options include:
One of the most common effects of a recent pregnancy or breastfeeding is looseness or excess skin due to stretching and loss of breast tissue density, giving your breasts a sagging appearance. Breast lift surgery, medically referred to as mastopexy, eliminates extra skin and tightens the remainder for firmer, perkier, more youthful-looking breasts. Breast lift surgery can also be performed in combination with breast augmentation to rejuvenate the breasts by adding breast volume. Often, the best answer is a combination of the two.
After childbearing, the breast tissue is often deflated and has lost both perkiness and volume. Breast augmentation adds fullness and volume to the breasts for a more contoured, aesthetic appearance. Breast implants, available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and types, can improve the appearance of breasts that have lost volume or fullness after pregnancy or breastfeeding.
After pregnancy or weight gain, excess pockets of fat can appear in a variety of body areas that can be very difficult to get rid of. Liposuction is an effective option to eliminate fat deposits in the abdomen, back, hips, love handles, arms, thighs, neck, and other areas.
This procedure addresses the most obvious area of physical change after pregnancy: the stomach region. During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles are stretched and pulled apart, which allows loose skin to accumulate in the midsection. A tummy tuck pulls the abdominal muscles together, eliminates excess skin and fat, and tightens the remaining skin for a smoother, flatter appearance.
A mommy makeover is performed under general anesthesia. The length of the surgery depends on which procedures are being performed. For all three procedures (breast lift with augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction) the procedure typically lasts about 6 hours.
During the first ten days after surgery, discomfort, as well as bruising, is common. It is important for patients get up and move around several times a day to help speed the recovery process and reduce the risk of blood clots forming in the legs. Each patient will recover in various ways and in varying lengths of time, though most patients find that they can go back to work within 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. Strenuous activity and heavy lifting will need to be avoided for about 6 weeks. It can take a few months for all swelling to clear up, and scars to fade over time.
Mommy makeover procedures will vary in cost depending how many surgeries were combined, and how many surgery sessions are needed. At a minimum, the cost could range from $15,000-$20,000.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $15,000 - $20,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 5-7 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Mommy Makeover FAQs@headingTag>
Hysterectomy or C-Section?@headingTag>
Yes, it is possible to combine a mommy makeover with a hysterectomy or c-section, but is not recommended. Combining intra-abdominal procedures with a tummy tuck increases the risk of complications, such as bleeding. In the event of intra-abdominal bleeding, the tummy tuck incision would have to be taken down, which may compromise final results. It is preferable to undergo the two types of procedures separately as this reduces the risk of complications as well as reduces the post operative recovery.
When Can I Go Back To Work?@headingTag>
Every person recovers differently. The recovery period depends on how many procedures were performed at the same time. The average return to work is about 2-3 weeks.
When Can I Exercise Again?@headingTag>
The average return to routine exercise is no sooner than 2 months. Post-operative swelling usually persists for several months after a tummy tuck. The abdominal muscle tightening requires an appropriate amount of time to recover, and is usually painful if strained too soon.