Mommy Makeover

What is a Mommy Makeover?

The toll that pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can have on a woman’s body can be devastating, both physically and emotionally. Even with proper diet and exercise, oftentimes it is near impossible to restore one’s post-pregnancy body back to one’s pre-pregnancy body.

The Mommy Makeover procedure is comprised of several different cosmetic procedures that, when used in conjunction, produce stunning results. However, because every woman has different restorative needs, the combination of procedures will vary from one body to another. The Mommy Makeover is not a ‘cookie cutter’ procedure, but one that can be tailored to meet your individual needs, which is one reason why the Mommy Makeover procedure is so revolutionary in its design.

Mommy Makeover Procedures

Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty with Liposuction

The skin and muscle tissues in the abdominal areas stretch during pregnancy and will leave skin looser and “flabby.” Even after weight loss, training and dieting, the skin may remain loose and unsightly. An abdominoplasty, also known as a Tummy Tuck, can revitalize your stomach and abdominal area by removing excess skin, tightening the inner walls of your stomach muscles, and removing unwanted fatty deposits through liposuction, producing a tighter, flatter abdominal profile. The use of liposuction during the Tummy Tuck portion of the Mommy Makeover allows for the removal of excess fat that develops during pregnancy as well as handle the stubborn areas that don’t respond to dieting and exercise.

Breast Lift

The procedure known as mastopexy, or the Breast Lift reconstructs the breast in such a way that excess fat and skin is removed, thus tightening the tissues of the breast, giving it a ‘lifted’ appearance, which restores the breast appearance back to that of your pre-pregnancy, youthful breast contours. The mastopexy will also address the tissue surrounding the nipple which oftentimes becomes stretched due to the same effects.

Breast Augmentation

If you desire fuller, larger breasts, the surgeon can perform a Breast Augmentation along with the lift. This cosmetic enhancement procedure uses either saline or silicone breast implants to create a bust line that is, perhaps, larger and fuller than the patients’ pre-pregnancy breast size. The option of Breast Augmentation should be discussed with your doctor in your consultation prior to surgery.

Breast Reduction

The Breast Reduction surgery can be an option for those women who have very large breast that cause back pain and general discomfort due to childbirth or as a pre-pregnancy condition. The reduction mammaplasty is designed to reduce the size of the breasts by removing the excess skin, fat and tissues of the breast. The goal is to alleviate any pain or discomfort.

The ultimate goal of the Mommy Makeover is a tighter stomach, fuller, higher breasts and a return to the body you had.

Mommy Makeover Benefits

Mommy Makeovers center around each patient’s desired outcome. Some attainable goals may include:

  • Tightening of the stomach muscles, resulting in a flatter midsection.
  • Marked decrease in fatty tissue in the midsection, thighs, buttocks, and/or back.
  • Significant decrease or elimination of stretch marks on the abdomen, breasts, and/or thighs.
  • Shapelier, more well-supported breasts and/or abdominal muscles.

Mommy Makeover | San Antonio TXAm I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover can be performed at any time you desire once you have fully recovered from childbirth or cesarean section delivery (usually about 6 months after the birth of your baby). Many women wait until they know that they plan no future pregnancies to schedule their body-contouring surgery.

Mommy Makeover results can be affected by subsequent pregnancies due to the natural changes that occur during this time. While there is not a safety concern if this were to happen, women may be more interested in the long-term rewards of a single surgical plan.

Combining Mommy Makeover Procedures

Since a Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures you can achieve the maximum impact with the mildest recovery. If we were to perform breast augmentation on its own, several weeks of recovery would be needed. A separate tummy-tuck would require another few weeks of recovery. By combining procedures, the overall time spent recovering is decreased.

Mommy Makeover Results

Ultimately, women report that the results of their Mommy Makeover make them feel much more satisfied with their own body.
The common side effect of swelling may affect the visibility of results for several weeks. As swelling continually subsides, a beautiful new shape is revealed.

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Mommy Makeover Risks

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons lists the risks of a Mommy Makeover as the potential for: tissue necrosis, infection, bleeding, scarring or poor incision healing, seroma or hematoma, asymmetry, loss of nipple sensation, inhibited ability to breastfeed, capsular contracture of breast implants, implant leakage, recurring tissue laxity, unfavorable contouring, blood clots or fat embolization, and the anesthesia risks present in any type of surgery. We discuss risks in full detail during personal consultation visits.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in a Mommy Makeover, call 210-227-3223 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eric Schaffer. Our practice serves San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding areas in TX.


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