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Should I Lose Weight Before a Mommy Makeover?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many people are left with issues like excess skin and pockets of fat. Mommy makeover surgery is an effective way to repair your body after pregnancy has taken its toll. Morales Plastic Surgery offers custom contouring treatments so women can enjoy their appearance again.

Many people are concerned that they need to lose weight before turning to cosmetic surgery. When you schedule an assessment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales, we can examine your problem areas and learn about your goals. Our office in Houston, TX can give you more information about whether you need to lose any weight prior to surgery.

Preparing for your consultation

During your one-on-one appointment, Morales Plastic Surgery performs a physical exam to make sure you are in good health prior to surgery. We want to make sure you have no conditions that prevent you from undergoing general anesthesia or recovery. Mommy makeover procedures can be considered invasive and may require a hospital stay before you are released home.

Patients should learn that body contouring is not necessarily a weight loss solution. Treatments, like a tummy tuck or breast lift, are simply designed for excess skin removal and small, troublesome amounts of fat. For this reason, our patients should be within 15 pounds of their goal weight. Effective results also require patients to maintain their goal weight on a long-term basis.

What mommy makeover procedures are involved

A mommy makeover includes breast augmentation or lift, tummy tuck for excess skin removal, and liposuction. While some people desire breast implants to revive deflated breasts, others hope to address stubborn fat pockets in the hips and thighs. We can address most areas most affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Women can choose one procedure or a combination surgery to achieve their pre-baby bodies. Once we determine you are a good fit for surgery in Houston, TX, we can make recommendations based on your needs.

Maintaining your weight after recovery

Recovering from plastic surgery is a necessary process that should be taken seriously. Most people can resume working within a few weeks based on their chosen treatments. Once you have been cleared for strenuous activities, be prepared to maintain your results through regular exercise. Some fluctuation is normal, but too much weight gain could change your outcomes. If you get pregnant following surgery, you can return to our office for excess skin removal or other mommy makeover procedures.

Ways to maintain your weight on a long-term basis include:

  • Regular workouts and exercise routines

  • Eating nutritious and healthy foods

  • Drinking plenty of water to keep your body hydrated

Achieve a slimmer, contoured body

There is a reason the mommy makeover is one of the most requested procedures at Morales Plastic Surgery. A mommy makeover can enhance your figure and make you feel more confident about your body in Houston, TX. If you would like to address problem areas with tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation, and liposuction, meet with Dr. Rolando Morales to see how we can help. We can work together with you to determine the best way to move forward.

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