Mommy Makeover Surgery

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Motherhood brings with it a wealth of deeply fulfilling emotions and experiences. However, many women find that the physical and hormonal changes associated with childbearing and breastfeeding can make it difficult or even impossible to restore their figures to their pre-pregnancy shape with normal diet and exercise.

Fortunately, a mommy makeover can help mothers restore their figures and their self-confidence after childbirth. At My Houston Surgeons, our plastic surgeons combine matchless artistry and the latest techniques to help mothers look and feel their best.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a customized suite of plastic surgery procedures designed to be performed all at once, with the goal of restoring a woman’s appearance after pregnancy. Some of the many benefits enjoyed by our patients who undergo mommy makeovers include:1

  • Firmer, flatter abdomen
  • More streamlined body contours
  • Restoration of volume and lift to breasts after breastfeeding
  • Higher, tighter buttocks
  • Elimination of troublesome fat pockets
  • Enhanced self-confidence

Customized Mommy Makeover Procedures

A mommy makeover performed by our plastic surgeons is customized to suit each woman’s unique condition and goals. Read on to learn more about some of the procedures most frequently performed as part of a mommy makeover.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
A very common and especially troublesome side effect of pregnancy is a condition called diastasis recti, where the midline abdominal muscles separate. This, combined with stretched skin and stubborn fat pockets on the abdomen, can be corrected with abdominoplasty. During a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat are removed and separated abdominal muscles are reconnected, resulting in an abdomen that is flatter, firmer, and more shapely.

Breast Augmentation
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to fluctuate in size, frequently resulting in a pronounced loss of volume. Breast augmentation using silicone or saline implants can endow women with a fuller, perkier bust.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Frequently combined with breast augmentation, a breast lift can combat the effects of breastfeeding by repositioning the breasts so they sit higher on the chest. This results in a more voluptuous, youthful appearance.

Even if busy mothers can find the time to eat well and exercise, there are certain areas of the body where stubborn fat just seems to persist after pregnancy. Our plastic surgeons can employ liposuction to eliminate excess fat on the abdomen, bra line, buttocks, hips, thighs, and other areas of the body.

Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift makes it possible for women to achieve a more lifted, shapely, and full derriere—with the added benefit of eliminating excess body fat. During this procedure, liposuction is used to remove fat from the abdomen or another part of the body. This fat is then purified and injected into the buttocks or hips, resulting in a natural-looking enhancement.

Mommy Makeover Candidacy

If you have been frustrated by an inability to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy appearance despite diet and exercise, a mommy makeover with our plastic surgeons may be the right solution for you.

Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover:

  • Are no longer breastfeeding
  • Do not plan to have more children
  • Are in good overall health
  • Have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with plastic surgery

Mommy Makeover Recovery

Recovery after a mommy makeover is dependent on the types of procedures a woman has elected to undergo. Generally, women can expect to experience swelling, bruising, and mild to moderate pain after surgery.

An especially important factor our surgeons consider when determining mommy makeover candidacy is whether the prospective patient has the necessary support system in place to ensure a safe and healthy recovery. Following surgery, women will need to refrain from heavy physical activity and lifting (including children!) for a number of weeks. For many of our patients, mommy makeover recovery is a valuable lesson in self-care, delegation, and asking for help: this is a time when it is crucial to rely on assistance from family and friends.2

Your Mommy Makeover Consultation

The decision to undergo a mommy makeover is a uniquely personal one, and should not be made without the benefit of in-depth education and utter confidence. At My Houston Surgeons, we understand that mothers considering plastic surgery will have many questions and concerns, and insist on allocating adequate time for their consultations so that they get all of the answers they need.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of a mommy makeover, we invite you to contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons in the Woodlands.

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1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Mommy Makeover. Available: Accessed June 26, 2020.

2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Patience is important after your mommy makeover. Available: Accessed June 26, 2020.

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