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What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


Having children is a life-changing experience that can be joyous and fulfilling in countless ways. Still, many new mothers are discouraged by the unwanted physical side effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding. When diet and exercise aren't enough to help you snap back to your pre-baby body, mommy makeover surgery can be an excellent solution. At Morales Plastic Surgery, Houston, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales helps women look and feel more like themselves again after having children with fully customizable mommy makeover procedures. One of the first questions patients often have when considering a mommy makeover is what procedures are included in a mommy makeover — and the answer can vary from woman to woman. Here, Dr. Morales and our dedicated team answer some of the most popular mommy makeover FAQs, including this one.

What is included in a mommy makeover?

Because every woman's figure, anatomy, and personal goals are unique, each Houston, TX mommy makeover at Morales Plastic Surgery begins with a personalized consultation. During the initial mommy makeover consultation, Dr. Morales takes a full medical history and conducts an examination to determine if a patient is healthy enough for mommy makeover surgery and to better understand her desired outcome. Based on this information, Dr. Morales will then formulate a customized mommy makeover surgical plan that best meets the individual patient's needs and goals. Because pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding often result in cosmetic changes to a woman's breasts and midsection in particular, many mommy makeovers include some combination of the following:

Will mommy makeover after kids restore my pre-pregnancy body?

Mommy makeover surgery offers women the opportunity to address and correct many of the physical changes associated with having children, including:

  • Stubborn pockets of fat
  • Loose skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Sagging breasts
  • Drooping breasts
  • Diastasis recti (separated ab muscles)
  • Belly pooch

For inspiration on what results may be possible for you, browse Dr. Morales' mommy makeover before-and-after photos.

Can I have a mommy makeover if I am not a mom?

Absolutely. Despite its name, mommy makeover surgery is a popular solution for addressing loose skin, stubborn fat, and other unwanted side effects of extreme weight loss or even the natural aging process.

What can I expect with a mommy makeover?

Because each mommy makeover is customized based on the patient's specific situation, needs, goals, and more, Dr. Morales will take ample time to discuss mommy makeover details and what to expect during your preoperative consultation. Generally speaking, mommy makeover surgery is performed using general anesthesia and can require up to 1 – 3 weeks away from work, depending on which treatments are included in your mommy makeover. On average, patients can expect to begin enjoying the preliminary results of their procedure after about 6 – 8 weeks, at which time the majority of swelling after a mommy makeover should have resolved, though the final results of a mommy makeover can take several months to become apparent. With a healthy lifestyle and stable weight after mommy makeover surgery, your results can last for years or decades to come.

Snap back to your sexy figure with mommy makeover surgery in Houston, TX

Dr. Rolando Morales and his skilled staff are thrilled to offer mommy makeover surgeries to women in the Houston, TX area. With our many years of experience and advanced technology, we are confident that we can help you achieve the aesthetic results you desire. Not only that, Morales Plastic Surgery is a leader in patient care and education. If you have questions about breast implants, liposuction, or mommy makeover details, reach out to a friendly member of our team. We encourage you to schedule your mommy makeover consultation at our practice today as a first step in regaining your pre-baby body and the confidence you deserve.

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