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If you are having a difficult time restoring the appearance of your body following pregnancy, a mommy makeover may be the perfect procedure for you. A mommy makeover is a combination of different body contouring and breast enhancement procedures specifically chosen to address the areas of your body that have been affected by pregnancy. At Norris Plastic Surgery, we offer personalized mommy makeovers for women in Houston, Texas.
How Pregnancy Affects Your Body
While some of the changes to the body that occur as a result of pregnancy are temporary, there are a number of permanent changes that can drastically alter the overall appearance of a person’s figure.
Many women find that they have stubborn pockets of excess fat around areas like their upper arms, abdomen, thighs, and flanks. The skin in these areas can become stretched and loose as well. In some cases, the abdominal muscles can become stretched and separated, resulting in a permanent bulge along the stomach. This condition is known as diastasis recti.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can also permanently alter the shape and overall appearance of the breasts. Many women find that their breasts sag more or have a flatter appearance which can make them appear smaller.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are healthy women who want to improve their bodies after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Candidates must have a stable weight and a BMI of 30 or less to help prevent complications during and after the procedure.
It it is highly recommended to consider this procedure only after deciding to stop having children, since future pregnancies can affect your results.
A mommy makeover is highly personalized for each patient. The results will be different for everyone. Please set realistic expectations before undergoing the procedure.
People with medical conditions that can lead to a slower healing process may need to explore other alternatives. Discuss this during your consultation.
For a smooth and quick recovery, candidates must stop smoking and drinking alcohol. Those who are considering a mommy makeover should stop smoking for at least 4-6 weeks before and after the procedure. Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 48 hours before and after the surgery.
You may be asked to stop taking blood-thinning medications and certain herbal supplements before the procedure. Consult with your doctor to discuss alternatives.
Your Mommy Makeover Options
The procedures performed during your mommy makeover will be based on your specific aesthetic needs. Our team will listen to what your concerns are and examine the condition of your body to help determine which combination of procedures is best for you.
A breast lift can help to restore the appearance of sagging breasts by reshaping and lifting the breast tissue to improve their shape and overall appearance. Breast augmentation can be performed to enlarge the breasts through the use of breast implants. A breast lift can be combined with a breast augmentation for increased size and improved breast shape.
Liposuction can be used to eliminate any pockets of stubborn fat around areas like the abdomen, thighs, arms, neck, and back. A tummy tuck is often performed to eliminate the presence of loose and saggy abdominal skin and to tighten abdominal muscles to correct diastasis recti, so the stomach has a flat appearance. Other body contouring procedures like an arm lift can help to eliminate flabby upper arm skin so that the arms have a tighter and sleeker appearance.
The most common options for a mommy makeover include:
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Arm lift
- Tummy tuck
How to Prepare for a Mommy Makeover
Before a mommy makeover procedure, request at least 10 days off from work. It is very important to get enough rest during the first week of recovery. Arrange to have someone accompany you in the first 24 hours after the procedure.
Prepare your sleeping area and arrange enough pillows for support. You may need to remain in a certain sleeping position like lying on your back to avoid adding pressure on the stitches. Since your movement will be restricted, place all necessities nearby.
Take a bath or shower the day or night before your mommy makeover procedure. Use mild soap and shampoo to ensure your skin and hair are free of contaminants.
On the day of the procedure, have someone else drive you when going to and leaving the surgical center. Anesthesia can stay in your system for up to 24 hours. Securing your transportation will help you travel safely after the procedure.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
Since a mommy makeover involves performing multiple procedures during one operation, the recovery period can be a bit more difficult. However, only one recovery period is required instead of having to take several weeks off after each induvial procedure.
Some swelling and bruising around the surgical areas are to be expected. These issues will subside over the course of your mommy makeover recovery. Any pain or discomfort you may experience can be managed with medication. Compression garments and surgical bras may need to be worn during your recovery to provide additional support. Our team will provide you with a thorough list of post-operative instructions to help make the recovery process as easy as possible.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
The price of a mommy makeover in Houston varies from patient to patient based on factors like the number of procedures performed and the type of procedures performed to provide the patient with their ideal results. Our patient care coordinator will go over the details of your mommy makeover surgery with you during your appointment and inform you of the expected cost as well as your payment options. Norris Plastic Surgery does offer financing options to help our patients pay for their mommy makeover.
Choosing the Right Surgeon
When it comes to plastic surgery, it is important that you choose a skilled, experienced, and qualified plastic surgeon to perform the procedure. Dr. Norris is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been expertly trained in the fields of cosmetic breast surgery and cosmetic body surgery. Dr. Norris uses his expert training, surgical skill, and keen eye for aesthetics to provide our patients with results that look beautiful and natural.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Norris Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your mommy makeover. Dr. Norris is a board certified plastic surgeon who focuses on patient safety and satisfaction. He has provided excellent care and results for the patient’s we serve in the areas of Houston and Sugar Land and can do the same for you.