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Mommy Makeover Austin

Overview

Women today are proving they can still look and feel young through a transformation known as a Mommy Makeover. This surgery combines multiple fat removal, skin lifting, and tightening techniques to correct the physical effects of childbearing by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body, but we can help reverse the damage at Austin PSI with our high quality surgery.

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Good Candidates For A Mommy Makeover

Candidates for this surgery are women who cannot restore their pre-pregnancy physique with diet and exercise alone. At Austin Plastic Surgery Institute, we make individualized treatment plans for each patient, which commonly involve breast and abdomen surgery.

Candidates who are good overall health are ideal for a mommy makeover. This lowers the chances of any complications occurring. Non-smokers are also ideal candidates, since smoking lowers skin health, resulting in longer recovery and healing times.

If you are considering a mommy makeover, it is vital that you have realistic expectations. These procedures can achieve comprehensive improvement, but it is best to have an understanding of the types of results the procedure can produce.

Surgical Technique

The mommy makeover procedure is uniquely tailored to each patient depending on what body part they want to improve. In most cases, the breasts and tummy are addressed together (though not always). The conditions addressed during surgery, and the surgical technique used will vary.

Breast

  • Conditions caused by pregnancy: Loss of volume and/or breast tissue, sagging and/or drooping, excess skin (ptosis), breasts that have become too large.
  • Surgeries to consider: Breast augmentation with implants, breast lift, breast augmentation with a lift, breast reduction surgery.

Abdomen

  • Conditions caused by pregnancy: Excess fat and/or persistent bulge in the abdomen, sagging and loose skin, stretch marks and other unsightly skin irregularities.
  • Surgeries to consider: Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction of the abdomen.

Lower Body

  • Conditions caused by pregnancy: Sagging skin and excess fat in the buttocks, hips and thighs.
  • Surgeries to consider: Lower body lift including liposuction and skin tightening of the buttocks, hips and thighs.

During/After Surgery

All mommy makeovers are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. Depending on how many techniques are combined, the surgery could last multiple hours. After the anesthesia takes effect, incisions are then carefully created, giving the plastic surgeon access to the underlying tissues. The chosen changes are performed, and then the incisions are closed with the help of surgical sutures. It is common for patients to have a short hospital stay with this surgery.

During the recovery process, patients must rest and heal. They will need to follow their doctor’s post-surgical care directions closely in order to ensure quality results and to minimize complications. There will be a degree of swelling and bruising in the surgical areas. Ice packs can be used to address these, and it will be important to wear post-surgical elastic garments to control swelling. These garments also encourage the skin to better fit the body’s new contours.

Patients will need to return for a follow-up appointment, where the surgeon will check on the progress of their healing. During this follow-up, stitches will be removed. Most women will require a full month to recover, but many will be able to return to work within 2 weeks. It will be necessary to avoid physically taxing activities such as sports and heavy exercise for several weeks so as not to disrupt the healing process of the incisions. The results will reveal themselves in multiple stages as the breast implants settle into their natural placement and the incisions begin to heal. It generally takes a full year for all of the changes to make their final appearance.

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Average Cost  
$9,500 – $12,000
Recovery Time  
2-3 weeks
Average Procedure Time  
6-8 hours
Post-op Follow-up  
4-6 weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
In & Out-Patient

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Mommy Makeover FAQs

  • Is It Safe?

    There are always risks to consider when contemplating surgery. When procedures are combined, those risks can increase. Therefore, it is important to find an experienced cosmetic surgeon who is skilled in performing multiple procedures in one setting. Ultimately, a combination procedure can have numerous benefits, including only having to undergo surgery once — which means only one recovery and one fee.

  • What Will My Consultation Be Like?

    During your initial mommy makeover consultation, you will speak with your plastic surgeon about your cosmetic goals. Your plastic surgeon will perform an examination, and the two of you will discuss your complete medical history, including any past procedures you have undergone, any medications or supplements you are taking, and any allergies you may have.

    Your surgeon will walk you through the details of the procedure, including recovery and preparation, and you will be able to ask any questions you may have. Your mommy makeover procedures will be chosen, and your surgeon will create a surgical plan and set a date for the procedure.

  • What if I get Pregnant?

    In a perfect world, women would wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur.

  • What About Stretch Marks?

    If stretch marks exist on an area of the body (i.e. breast, tummy, etc.) that is going to be lifted and tightened, they may be removed when the excess skin is trimmed away. For any stretch marks left behind, as well as any other skin irregularities that may exist, there are skin-rejuvenating techniques that can help fade and remove these imperfections.

  • Will I Have Scars?

    Scarring will occur with almost any cosmetic procedure. However, every effort is made to place and close the incisions carefully so that scarring is minimized. Scarring eventually fades into faint lines and can be concealed by undergarments and bathing suits. Most patients feel that the physical results following a mommy makeover far outweigh the scarring left behind.

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To arrange a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons regarding a mommy makeover in Austin, contact Austin Plastic Surgery Institute & Skin Care Clinic. We will work with you to customize your procedure and help you get the excellent results you deserve.

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