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What is a Plus Size Mommy Makeover?

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During pregnancy, women’s bodies undergo extensive changes that cannot simply be reversed with diet and exercise. If you are ready for a solution to your post-baby body, a mommy makeover is the customized set of procedures—performed together with one consolidated recovery—that allows you to meet your body goals.

Understanding a Plus Size Mommy Makeover

While some surgeons only offer mommy makeovers to small-sized patients, Dr. Basu is a firm believer that anyone – regardless of their size – may be a good candidate for these customized procedures.

As a pioneer in plus-size mommy makeovers, Dr. Basu emphasizes that these operations are never about “the perfect body”. Instead, they aim to enhance your natural beauty and uniqueness and improve the areas you choose. You can hear more about Dr. Basu’s unique perspective and experience with plus-size surgical procedures in this episode of the Behind the Double Doors with Dr. Bob Basu podcast:

While Dr. Basu advocates that there is no “one size fits all” for mommy makeovers, he does consider the safety of his patients to be the highest priority. Before proceeding with your plus-size mommy makeover, it is important to know that candidates for surgery must be in good health and have a BMI of less than 40. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. You can calculate your BMI with this tool.

A plus-size mommy makeover is a customized set of procedures tailored to your needs, and can include surgical procedures or non-surgical treatments, or a combination of both. Although a plus-size mommy makeover usually combines breast enhancement and tummy tuck surgery, it can be designed to be whatever you need it to be.

Because a plus-size mommy makeover is designed to fit your needs, the cost of this procedure can be as low as $16,500 or as high as $23,500, depending on which procedures would benefit you the most.

Following the procedures, not only do plus-size mommy makeover patients see substantial improvements in their post-pregnancy bodies, but they also tell us that they have more energy, more confidence, and more motivation to fully participate in the lives of their kids.

Plus Size Mommy Makeover: Lifted, Firmer Breasts

During pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, the size of your breasts can increase substantially over a short period of time. Some women find that they then lose weight, which often results in sagging “deflated” looking breasts. Other women note that their breasts never seem to return to a smaller pre-pregnancy size.

While plus-size mommy makeovers are customized for each patient, one common request is for a breast reduction, breast lift, or both procedures. Dr. Basu’s breast reduction can give you smaller, lighter breasts, which often reduces back pain and increases comfort during activity. In addition, his breast lift can give you a more lifted, perky silhouette.

Plus Size Mommy Makeover: Smoother, Slimmer Tummy

Women gain weight quickly during pregnancy, so it is very common to have loose, hanging skin in the abdominal area. It is also very normal to have excess fat that may be hard to target with diet and exercise.

There are two primary procedures that can be used to improve the contours of your tummy area in a plus-size mommy makeover. The first is liposuction, which is best for targeting stubborn pockets of fat. The second is a tummy tuck that removes loose skin and provides a tighter, more toned tummy area.

Depending on your body shape and goals, you may be a candidate for one or both of these procedures. Dr. Basu will give you an honest assessment of what he believes will most benefit you when you come in for a consultation.

Plus Size Mommy Makeover: Other Enhancements

While the breasts and tummy area are the most common requests for improvements with a plus-size mommy makeover, these are not your only options. Remember that a mommy makeover is a truly customizable set of procedures that is designed to give you back your pre-pregnancy body. Other options that our patients sometimes choose to include in their mommy makeover are surgical arm lifts or non-surgical solutions like our double chin treatment or vaginal rejuvenation.

Book Your Plus Size Mommy Makeover with Dr. Basu Today

Ready to take the next step towards your pre-baby body?

If you can answer “yes” to all of the following questions, we’re ready to help!

  • Is your BMI below 40?
  • If you are not within driving distance of Houston, are you willing to travel for surgery?
  • Are you financially prepared to move forward? (The price range for a mommy makeover is $16,500 to $23,500.)

Need help with financing? Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery works with a number of medical financing companies to help make cosmetic surgery more affordable for you. Learn more about extended payment plans on our financing page, or speak to one of our financing experts at (713) 799-2278.

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