What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?
We can help you decide on one or a combination of procedures during an initial consultation. They include:
- Tummy Tuck – Loose skin, stretch marks, and excess fat (or flab) on the abdomen are common after pregnancy. We can remove excess fat and tighten abdominal muscles to smooth out your belly and make it look flatter so you have a more fit appearance. The area can be reshaped by removing excess skin as well. The procedure is sometimes combined with liposuction to achieve an even slimmer waistline. Surgery is performed under IV sedation.
- Breast Augmentation/Lift – The procedure can enlarge smaller breasts, even out asymmetrical breasts, and lift breasts to the desired location. We can also restore the size and shape of your breasts following pregnancy. Implant placement, using silicone or saline breast implants, may be used for augmentation procedures. A stem cell regenerative procedure is also available, in which concentrated stems cells are isolated and injected through tiny incisions.
- Liposuction – A common mommy makeover surgery, liposuction removes excess fat from the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, neck, chin, arms, calves, and back. First, tumescent fluid is injected to begin the breakdown of fat cells. Fatty tissue is then removed by a high-pressure vacuum delivered through a hollow cannula inserted under the skin. Liposuction is not for treating weight loss or obesity and should be combined with a healthier lifestyle to stay in shape.
Mommy Makeover Recovery Time
Recovery time depends on the procedure, its extent, and your individual body. Swelling should start to subside within a week or two of a tummy tuck, but it can take up to six months for it to fully disappear. Swelling and changes in sensation are common after a breast lift or augmentation. Soreness can last for several weeks, but patients often return to work in a few days. A supportive post-surgical bra must be worn during recovery.
Liposuction generally has a very short recovery time. You will be walking after the surgery and go home the same day. However, the use of IV sedation drugs means you won’t be able to drive right away.
Cost of a Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover can involve a combination of surgical procedures. The cost varies with each case. Typically, the total cost ranges from $12,000 to $25,000. At Aesthetic Surgery Institute, we help you explore your options and offer medical financing in partnership with various lenders, whether you live in the Houston area or are seeking a mommy makeover from Dallas.
Call today at 713-493-7397 to schedule a free evaluation and decide on the mommy makeover that is right for you.