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How Long Does Mommy Makeover Surgery Take to Complete?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


A mommy makeover is popular among women who are unhappy with their post-pregnancy appearance. This combination procedure may involve breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction to address common cosmetic issues. So, how long does it take to complete a mommy makeover, and what factors impact the duration of the surgery?

Though the timeline differs between patients, most women can expect to undergo procedures lasting 5 – 7 hours. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales can provide more information at your consultation. Call Morales Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX to begin the process today.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a custom combination of breast surgery and body contouring options like a tummy tuck and liposuction. The exact procedures chosen will depend on your individual goals. Here's a quick rundown of each one and what it can achieve:

  • Breast augmentation restores volume and shape to breasts that have lost fullness due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Dr. Morales also offers breast lift surgery, which can help with sagging or drooping breasts.
  • A tummy tuck (also called abdominoplasty) tightens the abdominal muscles and removes sagging skin and fat for a flatter, toned midsection. This is useful for women who struggle to get rid of lingering belly bulges post-pregnancy.
  • Liposuction targets stubborn fat pockets that may be resistant to diet and exercise. It can be used on various areas, such as the thighs, hips, arms, and back, to create a sculpted appearance.

How long is each surgery?

Here are the approximate times for each individual procedure commonly included in a mommy makeover:

  • Breast augmentation: 1 – 2 hours
  • Breast augmentation and lift: 2 – 4 hours
  • Tummy tuck: 3 – 4 hours
  • Liposuction: 1 – 3 hours

Dr. Morales estimates that a mommy makeover, which combines two or more procedures, can take anywhere from 5 – 7 hours to complete in Houston, TX. If we believe that your surgery will exceed this time frame, we may recommend breaking up the treatments to ensure your safety and the best possible results.

What factors impact the duration of a mommy makeover?

Several factors affect the length of time it takes to complete a mommy makeover surgery. These include:

  • The number and type of procedures being performed: As mentioned, a mommy makeover includes multiple surgeries. The more procedures that are included, the longer the overall time it will take.
  • Your individual anatomy: Everyone has a unique body, and this can influence the length of time it takes to complete surgery. For example, excess skin or fat can extend a mommy makeover procedure.
  • Potential complications: While rare, there is always a risk of complications during surgery. If an issue arises while you're undergoing a procedure, it may take longer to address and correct than originally planned.

Get your mommy makeover timeline today

If you're considering a mommy makeover, one of the best ways to get an accurate timeline is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Rolando Morales. During an assessment in Houston, TX, we will recommend a personalized treatment plan that includes estimated surgery times. Contact Morales Plastic Surgery and learn about how we can help you achieve the body of your dreams.

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