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What's the Difference Between a Mommy Makeover and Body Contouring?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


Small fat deposits and loose skin can make your body appear unattractive. Morales Plastic Surgery offers numerous procedures that can help you look and feel like yourself again.

If you struggle to lose baby weight or want to tone up your figure, you may be considering a mommy makeover or body contouring procedure. But what's the difference between these two procedures? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales provides a breakdown of both surgeries and how they can help you in the Houston area below.

What is a mommy makeover?

We all know that getting back into shape after having a baby is not easy. While some women snap back into pre-baby shape, others need a little help. A mommy makeover specifically addresses the unique needs of women who have recently given birth. Cosmetic surgery procedures like breast augmentation and lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and fat transfer can be combined to achieve a more desirable shape.

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is similar to a mommy makeover in many ways. It is also a combination of procedures that enhance and tone your figure. However, body contouring is not just for women who have recently given birth. For example, this option is very common among weight loss patients who struggle with loose skin and excess fat pockets. Surgery can be performed on almost anyone who wants to make positive changes to their appearance in Houston.

What areas does each surgery address?

A mommy makeover is primarily focused on the areas where pregnancy and breastfeeding leave their mark. These generally include the breasts and abdominal area. Body contouring procedures may address these same areas or can focus on other trouble spots, like the neck, arms, knees, thighs, hips, and buttocks. Dr. Morales can contour one or more areas of the body at the same time, depending on your individual needs and goals.

How does Dr. Morales approach these procedures?

Our team at Morales Plastic Surgery knows that every patient is unique. This is why Dr. Morales develops personalized surgical plans for each patient. He also spends time with patients on a personal level so he can understand their motivations for seeking cosmetic surgery. Whether you are considering a mommy makeover or body contouring, Dr. Morales will ensure you receive the best possible care.

What will my contoured results look like?

Results largely depend on the procedures you undergo as part of your mommy makeover or body contouring surgery. However, individuals can expect to see a noticeable improvement in their appearance. Many of our patients are free to confidently wear clothing that shows off their figure. Dr. Morales strives to deliver natural-looking results that help patients feel comfortable in their bodies.

Contour your figure

Even small amounts of loose skin and fat deposits can make you feel self-conscious or unattractive. If you want to regain your confidence and shape with a mommy makeover or body contouring surgery, call Morales Plastic Surgery for a comprehensive consultation in Houston. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales knows how important it is to ensure patients are fully informed before moving forward with surgery.

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