What is a Mommy Makeover?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales can help you with your post-baby body at Morales Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX. While motherhood is a very rewarding experience, childbearing does change a woman's body in many different ways. Dr. Morales can consult with you about a mommy makeover to enhance and amend the visible, unwanted impacts of childbearing, breastfeeding, and childbirth. With a mommy makeover, Dr. Morales can renew the breasts, recontour the body, eliminate excess fat pockets, excise the loose skin, and rejuvenate other features for a more youthful, vibrant appearance. Several cosmetic surgical procedures can be combined for a mommy makeover to improve areas of your breast and body. You can select to have multiple areas to work on in one surgery (if you qualify), or staged surgeries over time. Options include:
- Breast implants
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation and lift
- Tummy tuck
- Butt lift
- Thigh lift
- Fat transfer
Discover your options at Morales Plastic Surgery for a mommy makeover specifically tailored to meet your unique needs to look and feel your best. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Morales today.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"Wow! Dr. Morales and his whole team are incredible. The care that was given to me the day of surgery was nothing short of amazing. Dr. Morales personally made sure to stick by my side every step of the way during that first night and didn’t leave until he knew I was taken care of his fellow also played an important role that first night looking after me and gave me top notch care alongside the nurses. He gave me reassurance that I would be okay and he always remained confident. My results have truly changed my life and I am only 2 months post op after a full mommy makeover which included a body lift, fat transfer and breast reduction. He has given me the confidence I was missing. His assistant Claudia was always so sweet and always available when I needed her and answered all my questions during recovery. From day one meeting with him and Linda I knew I made the right choice for my Dr!"- P.M. / Google / Jan 06, 2022
"Amazing! Dr. Morales and his team are wonderful. They welcome you in and make you feel so comfortable, answered all of my questions and some of my same questions 3+ times just to make me feel at ease. His staff is always just a phone call away when needed. I was very nervous about getting put under for the mommy makeover but Dr. Morales and his DREAM TEAM made everything just so easy. They are compassionate and all seem to love what they do very much. He is truly an artist. #7WEEKSPOSTOP"- S.K. / Google / Feb 10, 2022
"I will be 3 weeks post mommy makeover tomorrow & I am already so excited about my new body! He literally has a magic touch because I have yet to have any pain, just slight discomfort nothing like other women have described with other drs. Dr.Morales and his dream team really made me feel like a VIP patient. I knew from my first consult that he was the best! Never once did I feel nervous about the procedure because I trusted him completely! He truly takes care of his patients as well as he takes care of his own body and it shows because recovery has been so smooth for me. I’m So blessed to be able to say I am a patient of the FitDoc himself <3 Definitely worth every penny,every mile and every minute of my 3hr drive to see him and his beautiful dream team!"- C.H. / Google / Aug 19, 2021
"Amazing! Dr. Morales and his team are wonderful. They welcome you in and make you feel so comfortable, answered all of my questions and some of my same questions 3+ times just to make me feel at ease. His staff is always just a phone call away when needed. I was very nervous about getting put under for the mommy makeover but Dr. Morales and his DREAM TEAM made everything just so easy. They are compassionate and all seem to love what they do very much. He is truly an artist. #7WEEKSPOSTOP"- S.K. / Google / Feb 19, 2022
"I must start by saying: Do your own research, ask questions, listen to the answers and FEEL the vibe! I didn't go to see the 3rd Dr. appt I had scheduled.I just knew it right after I left his office. I waited 5 weeks before posting this review, got a mommy makeover and a some extras! From Linda to Dr. Morales to Claudia (EVERYONE has been AMAZING!) they DO listen BEFORE and AFTER surgery! They don't dismiss how you feel or your concerns,couldn’t be happier & even though I’m still recovering I feel & look absolutely FABULOUS!I do recommend him & his team to anyone."- W.S. / Facebook / Jan 01, 2022
Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
If you are expecting to have a future pregnancy, a mommy makeover may not be in your best interest until after the birth of your last baby. Additional pregnancies, childbirth, and/or breastfeeding can compromise the results of a mommy makeover if performed too soon. Also, you would benefit from a mommy makeover after you have lost the baby weight. You will want to be at a stable weight before having plastic surgery. Weight fluctuations will alter your outcomes in the future. Dr. Morales will discuss with you other factors that will make you a great candidate for a mommy makeover when he meets with you in private for your consultation.
Dr. Morales' Mommy Makeover Techniques
A mommy makeover is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient setting (unless decided otherwise for your safety). The length of the surgery depends on which procedures are being performed for you – most mommy makeovers last about six hours. Dr. Morales can perform mommy makeovers with breast augmentation, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and/or fat transfers.
Breast Augmentation with 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.
One of the most common effects of a recent pregnancy or breastfeeding is excess hanging skin due to stretching and loss of breast tissue density. Your breasts may have a sagging appearance. Breast lift surgery, medically referred to as mastopexy, eliminates the 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 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.
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.
Fat taken from one area of your body may be transferred to another area for a fat transfer. This technique can fill in areas that need augmentation without a synthetic implant or dermal filler.
Your Mommy Makeover Recovery
During the first ten days after surgery, discomfort, as well as bruising, is common. It is important for you 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 your 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.
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 for your mommy makeover could range from $15,000 – $20,000.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $15,000 - $30,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 5 – 7 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Mommy Makeover FAQs
Will There Be a Lot of Scars from a Mommy Makeover?
Incisions made for a mommy makeover will be placed in as many concealed areas on your body as possible. We can also set you up with some products and protocols to follow in recovery to limit excessive skin damage.
Can I Combine Other Surgeries with a Mommy Makeover?
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.
If Dr. Morales feels that it is safe to perform multiple surgeries for you on one surgery date, then you may enjoy the benefits of having these procedures performed all at once. He will gladly discuss your options for a mommy makeover in a private consultation.
Can You Transfer My Fat to Other Areas on My Face or Body?
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.
What's the Difference Between a Mommy Makeover and Body Contouring?
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When to Have Mommy Makeover Surgery After Weight Loss
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Learn About Your Options for Mommy Makeover Surgery
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