Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery: C. Bob Basu, MD
9899 Towne Lake Parkway, Suite 100
Cypress, Texas 77433
Phone: (713) 799-2278
Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery: C. Bob Basu, MD
1200 Binz Street, Suite 950
Houston, Texas 77004
Phone: (713) 799-2278
Mommy Makeover in Houston, TX
GET YOUR PRE-BABY BODY BACK
After pregnancy, it can be surprising how much your body changes in such a short amount of time. Your tummy can become stretched and saggy, which can be both a badge of honor and an annoyance. And many moms describe their breasts as “deflated” because they lose both their shape and position.
Although a mommy makeover usually combines breast enhancement and tummy tuck surgery, it can be designed to be whatever you need it to be. It is a customized set of procedures tailored to your needs to restore a fit, firm, pre-baby body.
A mommy makeover can be surgical procedures or non-surgical treatments, or a combination of both. Dr. Basu’s extensive experience with breast and body procedures means you’ll get recommendations and a plan designed just for you.
Dr. Bob Basu
A Mommy Makeover Specialist
- Over 14,000 aesthetic procedures performed
- Board-certified plastic surgeon, Princeton-educated and nationally recognized
- Houston Top Doc in Plastic Surgery for over 12 years
IS A MOMMY MAKEOVER RIGHT FOR ME?
You’re a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you’re not expecting to have any more children, are no longer nursing, are at or near your goal weight, and have no significant medical problems.
WHAT IS THE COST OF A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
A Houston mommy makeover cost depends on the procedures you have, but expect the fees to range from $12,000 to $20,000+.
Recovery & Pain Control
You'll need to take it easy for a week or 2, but Dr. Basu's patients experience significantly improved comfort thanks to his advanced pain management techniques.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
The greatest benefit of a mommy makeover is the boost in your confidence and self-esteem from having your body restored to a firm, fit shape.
What can you expect from a mommy makeover?
- Lifted, naturally-shaped breasts
- Flatter, tighter tummy with no sagging or hanging abdominal skin
- Stretch marks are partially or completely eliminated
- Separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) are corrected for a flat, firm, tummy
- Stubborn pockets of fat in areas such as the hips, thighs and abdomen are removed
- Look and feel of the internal and external vaginal areas are restored
- Body shape returns to a more shapely “hourglass” silhouette
Combining procedures offers an array of practical benefits which include:
- Consolidated recovery time as compared to multiple surgeries
- Cost savings on anesthesia fees, facility fees, and prescription medications
- Reduced time away from work or other activities
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
You can have a mommy makeover if you:
- Are at or near your goal weight
- Have maintained a stable, healthy weight for at least three months
- No significant medical problems
- Are finished having children (while it is possible to have more children after the procedure, another pregnancy can impact your results)
If you still have a lot of weight to lose to reach your goal weight, you may want to re-evaluate the timing of your Houston mommy makeover so you gain the greatest benefit of the procedures. Significant weight fluctuations after mommy makeover can negatively impact your results.
HOW MUCH DOES A MOMMY MAKEOVER COST IN HOUSTON?
The cost of a mommy makeover in Houston can vary from $12,000 to more than $20,000, depending on the procedures needed to restore your pre-baby figure. The total cost of your procedure includes facility fees, anesthesia-related charges, and your pre- and post-op appointments. Never “price shop” for a mommy makeover – you will live with the results for the rest of your life and need to ensure the procedures are performed by a top-rated plastic surgeon, above all.
At Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery, we offer special promotions for a variety of cosmetic procedures. We also offer plastic surgery financing options to help make your mommy makeover affordable, with easy monthly payments that suit your budget.
If you run into providers offering bargain-basement prices on mommy makeovers in the Houston area, be very cautious. Choosing the cheapest doctor—often an underqualified one—can put your health and your appearance at risk. What corners are being cut in safety and quality for the cheapest deal? Be sure that you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with an excellent safety record, hundreds of positive online reviews, and glowing patient testimonials. He or she should also specialize in mommy makeover procedures, operate in an accredited facility or have hospital privileges, and have an impressive before-and-after gallery.
The 4 most popular procedures included in a Mommy Makeover are:
For women who have only minor sagging, breast implants will create the lifting effect needed. But if the degree of breast sagging is moderate to severe, breast implants without a breast lift is not enough and may even make sagging worse. Since many moms want uplifted breasts with added volume, it is not uncommon for Dr. Basu to combine a breast augmentation with a breast lift.
A tummy tuck 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 had children, as a tummy tuck is often only method by which you can truly restore the midsection to its pre-pregnancy look.
Liposuction reduces pockets of fat on hips, buttocks, tummy, love handles, or other areas. You may wonder if lipo is enough to restore the slimmer, flat tummy you had before pregnancy. If your abdominal skin is still firm and elastic, then you may be the rare mom who can get the look she wants from liposuction alone. However, most moms have excess, stretched abdominal skin and stretch marks, as well as a condition called diastasis recti, which can only be corrected by undergoing tummy tuck surgery.
This nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment can easily be added to a mommy makeover. Using radiofrequency energy, Thermiva tightens and tones 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 life-changing.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT MY CONSULTATION?
Calling to talk to our empathetic, kind, and experienced patient care coordinators is the first step toward scheduling a consultation, and an in-person consultation with Dr. Basu is the best way to determine if a mommy makeover is right for you.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Basu, he will speak with you about your mommy makeover options in detail, as well as the results you can expect with this custom set of procedures. You can find out exactly what will be needed, surgically, to restore your pre-baby figure.
YOUR MOMMY MAKEOVER SURGERY
Each mommy makeover is unique, custom-tailored for the individual. Mommy makeovers are performed under general anesthesia, so you will not be awake or experience any pain during the procedure. Dr. Basu works closely with his board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Mary Ellen Firat, MD, to create a safe anesthesia care plan.
During surgery, any hernias will be repaired, the underlying muscles structure tightened, and excess skin, fat, and tissue removed, after which the incisions will be carefully and delicately sutured to limit scarring. The incision length and location will vary based upon your individual condition.
Dr. Basu takes special care to place all incisions as discreetly as possible, although some scarring is part of the process. Most women feel that the scars are well worth the tradeoff. After surgery, you’ll wear a compression garment that will provide support and pressure to aid in healing and limit swelling.
The surgery is performed in our state-of-the-art, Texas Department of Health licensed Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), the Beleza Surgery Center. This ASC is one of the few facilities in the state that subspecializes in aesthetic plastic surgery procedures.
Mommy makeover procedures typically take 3 to 6 hours. With Dr. Basu’s advanced pain control techniques and nerve blocks, all his mommy makeover patients are walking after surgery and are comfortable and safe to go home after surgery.
Your Recovery & Results
Recovery from your mommy makeover will vary based upon the number of procedures needed and how your body responds to surgery. Most women take at least 1-2 weeks away from work and their other normal activities to recover. You will need to avoid strenuous exercise for another several weeks. Your final results should be achieved about 6-8 weeks after your surgery, with incisions fading progressively over time.
Will I Be In Pain?
One of the top concerns Dr. Basu hears from mommy makeover patients is how much pain to expect during healing. The answer depends on which procedures are performed and the individual’s person’s pain threshold. To ensure that his patients are as comfortable as possible, Dr. Basu performs nerve blocks on all of his mommy makeover and tummy tuck procedures.
Nerve blocks utilize a local anesthetic called Exparel® to numb the areas treated. Most patients will feel no pain at the surgical sites for several days. The effects last up to 72 hours or longer. Some patients do not even need prescription pain medication, finding that over-the-counter pain relievers are enough to keep them comfortable during recovery.
WHY CHOOSE DR. BOB BASU FOR YOUR HOUSTON MOMMY MAKEOVER?
The results of a mommy makeover are the direct result of the experience, skills, and artistry of your plastic surgeon. Dr. Bob Basu is has successfully performed over 14,000 aesthetic procedures and has over 14 years of experience with body and breast procedures.
Dr. Basu has honed his techniques and artistry and is known for his superior surgical results. He believes the key to excellent mommy makeover results is to enhance and perfect your existing body features. He performs all mommy makeover procedures with 100% honesty regarding the results you can expect to achieve.
Mommy Makeover FAQ
HOW SOON AFTER HAVING A BABY CAN I HAVE A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
This depends on several factors, such as which procedures need to be performed in your custom mommy makeover. In general, it is advised that you wait at least 3 months after giving birth to undergo the procedures. This will give your body time to recover from pregnancy and childbirth and time shed any excess weight. If you are breastfeeding, hold off until several months after you’ve weaned your baby so that your breast size is returned to normal. If you'll be getting a tummy tuck with your mommy makeover, it's important to understand that you will have to be careful picking up your baby or small child for 1-2 weeks after the procedure, so plan on having family or friends to assist you with childcare.
WHAT ARE THE LIMITS OF A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
While Dr. Basu's Houston mommy makeover surgery is customized to match your individual condition, the possibilities for improvement are not endless – you have a natural body structure which won’t change – these are muscular and skeletal, rather than skin, tissue, and fat. It is advised that you think about your current lifestyle and how recovery will be managed. All procedures require some degree of recuperation, and a mommy makeover can be a bit more challenging because multiple areas of the body have been restored in a single surgical appointment. You should ensure that you have a strong support system to assist you at home and must be in good general health before undergoing surgery.
WHAT WILL MY SCARS LOOK LIKE? WILL THEY BE VISIBLE?
The appearance and location of surgical scars will depend upon which procedures you undergo – and how well you care for your incisions after surgery. You can learn more about the scars associated with each procedure by reading our page about the procedure. However, Dr. Basu understands that scarring is big concern. An advantage of undergoing a mommy makeover with Dr. Basu is that he employs meticulous incision-suturing techniques so that the scars will heal to being flat, faint lines, hidden even in the most revealing clothing. The team at Basu Aesthetics understands that healing and scarring varies from patient to patient. That's why they have scar management protocols to help scars soften and fade as fast as possible.
CAN A MOMMY MAKEOVER GET RID OF STRETCH MARKS?
If you have a tummy tuck as part of your mommy makeover, you can expect a significant reduction in the stretch marks on the lower abdomen. Dr. Basu removes span of skin from the lower abdomen, and along with it, many of the stretch marks disappear. The stretch marks that may remain after a tummy tuck are smoother and less noticeable, as the abdominal skin is now taut along the new contour of the abdomen.
WILL ALL MY SURGERIES BE PERFORMED IN THE SAME APPOINTMENT?
In many cases, yes. Patient health and safety are very important, and if it will be safer and more effective to undergo more than once surgery, that is what should be planned. In most cases, such as a combination of a tummy tuck with breast restoration, only one surgery will be needed.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
The risks are similar to the risks of any surgery. These include wound healing issues, infection, or excess fluid collection (seroma). Dr. Basu employs the most stringent patient safety protocols, and complications are very rare while under his care.
HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN RETURN TO WORK?
The answer to this question depends on nature of your work. For a desk job, most of our patients are comfortable to return to work 10-14 days after surgery. However, if your work requires more strenuous activity, additional time off will likely be required.