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Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover in Houston, TX*

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What is a mommy makeover?

While motherhood is a very rewarding experience, childbearing changes the body in many different ways. Houston, TX board-certified 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, TX. 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.

 Mommy Makeover Options

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 Implants

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.

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.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks (or abdominoplasty) can address the most obvious area to physically 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.

Liposuction

After pregnancy or weight gain, excess pockets of fat can appear anywhere on the body, which can be very difficult to slim down. Liposuction is an effective option to eliminate fat deposits in the abdomen, back, hips, love handles, arms, thighs, neck, and other areas.

Surgical approach

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 six hours.

Recovery

During the first ten days after surgery, discomfort, as well as bruising, is common. It is important for patients to 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 – 4 weeks after surgery. Strenuous activity and heavy lifting will need to be avoided for about six weeks. It can take a few months for all swelling to clear up, and scars to fade over time.

Expected Cost

The cost of a mommy makeover will vary in price depending on how many surgeries will be combined, and how many surgery sessions will be 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  
Inpatient
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Mommy Makeover FAQs

Can I combine other surgeries?

Yes, it is possible to combine a mommy makeover with other types of surgery, such as a hysterectomy or c-section. However, we do not recommend it. 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 the final results. It is preferable to undergo a hysterectomy or c-section separately as this reduces the risk of complications and length of the postoperative recovery.  

Can I transfer my fat?

If you are having a fat removal procedure, you could potentially have a fat transfer to an area lacking in volume. There are specific fat transfer procedures you may qualify for if you have enough fat to donate. For example, if you have a tummy tuck, Dr. Morales will remove fat from your abdominal area (also known as the donor site). The fat can be purified and reinjected into areas like the buttocks, breasts, and face. Dr. Morales can discuss your options with what you can accomplish with your mommy makeover in your private consultation.

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