After pregnancy, breasts can lose their youthful position and shape, your tummy can become stretched and lose its tone, and extra fat can be deposited in areas that aren’t so flattering. A mommy makeover in our Houston office is a customized set of procedures that’s aimed at helping women reclaim their pre-baby bodies.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bob Basu is experienced in creating beautiful and natural-looking results with mommy makeovers. His background in a range of cosmetic enhancements for the face, body, and breasts makes him a top choice for moms considering cosmetic surgery in Texas and throughout the country.
Mommy Makeover Before & After Photos
Who Is a Candidate for Mommy Makeover?
As each pregnancy affects each woman’s body differently, there’s a range of reasons women in Cypress and Houston consider mommy makeover after they’ve completed their families. Some of the most common include the following:
- Sagging breasts
- Breasts that have lost volume
- Extended abdominal skin
- Separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
- Stubborn pockets of fat in areas such as the hips, thighs and elsewhere
- Breasts that are uncomfortably large
Good Candidates for Mommy Makeover
Dr. Basu explains which women are the best candidates for mommy makeover surgery.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
Here in Houston, mommy makeover costs can vary depending on the procedures included. Your total costs include facility fees, anesthesia-related charges, and your pre- and post-op appointments.
Customizing Your Mommy Makeover
Once you’ve made the decision to have a mommy makeover, you’ll have the opportunity to select the best procedures to achieve your ideal look. Since every woman is different, Dr. Basu carefully customizes each mommy makeover to your personal needs and goals. Some of the most common cosmetic surgery options for a mommy makeover include the following:
Better known as a tummy tuck, this procedure removes excess skin and tissue in the lower abdomen and tightens and repairs the muscles of the abdominal wall. This can be one of the most beneficial procedures for women who have been pregnant, as a tummy tuck is often the only way to restore the midsection to its pre-pregnancy look.
A breast lift restores the breasts to a higher, more youthful-looking position, while breast augmentation, with or without a lift, can replace breast volume you may have lost after pregnancy or breastfeeding. Alternately, large breasts can be made proportional and comfortable with breast reduction. Dr. Basu specializes in the internal bra technique, which can be especially helpful for women whose breasts have lost elasticity and begun to sag after nursing.
Weight fluctuations can leave you with persistent fat deposits that are very difficult to eradicate through diet and exercise. Liposuction is a selective fat removal procedure that can reduce problematic areas of stubborn fat.
This nonsurgical treatment can easily be added to a mommy makeover. Using radiofrequency energy, ThermiVa adds tightness and tone to the internal or external genitalia, reducing incidences of stress incontinence, lending a youthful appearance to the labia minora, and even improving sexual enjoyment. For women who have delivered children vaginally, this type of improvement can be invaluable.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Learn more about mommy makeover surgery, a combination of cosmetic treatments for the breast and body designed to help women regain their pre-pregnancy figures.
Your Mommy Makeover Surgery
During your initial consultation with Dr. Basu, he discusses your mommy makeover options in greater detail, as well as the kind of results you can expect from your procedure. He can also make recommendations about choosing the best treatment or combination of treatments for your needs.
Because each mommy makeover is unique, your procedure will be custom-tailored to your specific preferences. Dr. Basu takes special care to place all incisions as discreetly as possible, although some scarring is inevitable. Most women feel that the scars are well worth the tradeoff for a more youthful-looking, feminine figure.
Mommy Makeover Before & After Photos
Your Recovery & Results
Your recovery process will depend on which procedures you include in your mommy makeover and how your body responds to surgery. Most women take at least 2 to 3 weeks away from work and other normal activities, but you should avoid strenuous exercise for another several weeks after that. Your final results should develop by about 6 months after your surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are the limits of mommy makeover?
A:While mommy makeover surgery can be customized quite extensively, the possibilities aren’t completely endless. When planning your surgery, it’s important to keep both your recovery and the surgery itself in mind. For example, think about your lifestyle and the limitations you’ll be comfortable with after surgery. All procedures require some degree of recuperation, and a mommy makeover can be a bit more challenging because multiple areas of the body are treated at once. You should ensure that you have a strong support system at home and that you’re in good general health before undergoing surgery.
Q:What will my scars look like?
A:The appearance of your scars will depend on the procedures you undergo and how well you care for your incisions after surgery. You can learn more about the scars associated with each procedure on its respective page. However, Dr. Basu understands that scarring is a concern for most patients. He uses meticulous techniques to ensure that your scars heal to flat, faint lines and places them discreetly.
Contact us online or call our office today at (713) 799-2278 to schedule a consultation at Basu Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in 3 centers throughout the Houston metro area.