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Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover – Houston & Katy, Texas*

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Overview

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.

Options for a Mommy Makeover

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: 

Breast Lift

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.

Breast Augmentation

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.

Liposuction

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.

Tummy Tuck

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.

During/After Surgery

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.

Recovery

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.

Expected Cost

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.

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Average Cost  
$15,000 - $20,000
Recovery Time  
2-3 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
5-7 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
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Mommy Makeover FAQs

Hysterectomy or C-Section?

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?

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?

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. 

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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.