At my plastic surgery centers in Cypress and Houston, TX, I perform 1 to 2 mommy makeover procedures every week. The women who elect to have this comprehensive surgery usually want to improve the shape of their breasts and their abdomen, and the mommy makeover provides a great solution to do both things at once.
Getting back your shape
After pregnancy and childbirth it’s not uncommon for women to long for their pre-pregnancy shape, which is exactly why the mommy makeover has become so popular. When plastic surgeons refer to a mommy makeover, they are usually talking about body contouring with a tummy tuck and breast contouring with a breast lift, breast augmentation, or both.
These procedures very effectively restore the contours of your abdominal area and enhance the shape and volume of your breasts. By combining multiple procedures in 1 surgery, women can improve several areas without the strain of multiple surgeries and recoveries.
Some of the body reshaping that’s common with a mommy makeover include:
Breast lift or breast augmentation
- Sagging breasts can be lifted to a higher position on the chest
- Misshapen or asymmetrical breasts can be restructured to look more even and youthful
- Volume can be added to deflated breasts to create a healthy, perkier look
- Hanging or sagging abdominal skin can be removed
- Stretch marks can be reduced
- Abdominal muscles that separated during pregnancy (diastasis recti) can be repaired
- A belly pooch can be flattened
Body contouring with liposuction
- Fat pockets can be removed in areas such as the hips, thighs, and abdomen
In addition to the breast and body procedures often included in a mommy makeover, some women elect to include vaginal rejuvenation to improve vaginal appearance or laxity or to help alleviate urinary incontinence.
Choosing a surgeon
In a mommy makeover, it’s not only important to select which procedures to combine, but it’s also extremely important to choose a surgeon who is highly trained in the procedures to be performed. Make sure the physician you select has an established record of success with each procedure and years of experience that produce beautiful results.
Also, be sure your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This certification is the gold standard and assures the doctor has the training and medical background needed for a complex surgery such as a mommy makeover.
Love the transformation
At Basu Aesthetics + Plastic surgery, some mommy makeover patients tell us that after surgery their body looks better than before they had kids. These patients love the transformation, and that makes the mommy makeover a very satisfying procedure to perform.
I invite you to view our gallery of real patient before-and-after photos to see results that can be achieved from a mommy makeover.
To learn more about how a mommy makeover can reshape your body, request a consultation online or call our office at (713) 799-2278.