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Mommy Makeover Surgery (Body Contouring and Rejuvenation After Pregnancy) – Houston, TX

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About the Mommy Makeover

Houston, TX cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marcos Ikeda frequently works with women who wish to have their pre-pregnancy figure back. Even though childbirth is an amazing and miraculous moment for many women, it can alter the tightness and shape of various body parts — and can leave one feeling frustrated. The great news is that it's possible to reclaim a tighter, slimmer figure with the help of the mommy makeover performed at Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa. This body contouring treatment uses a blend of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to target the breasts, tummy, and lower body — virtually any area affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc. can be repaired. In addition, nonsurgical remedies can be used to smooth surface irregularities, such as skin problems or stretch marks, from the rapid fluctuation and stretching of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are women who have undergone pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing and have worked to get a tighter figure through a consistently healthy lifestyle with little result. For many women, surgery is recommended to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. If you have completed childbearing, but you are frustrated with the imperfections left behind, such as lifeless, deflated breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted fat tissue in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could help you. The goal of Dr. Marcos is to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body so you can resume life without additional concern about your body.

Surgical Technique

A mommy makeover is a body contouring treatment tailored for each woman by Dr. Marcos based on the specific body areas to be addressed. Many procedures can be paired together — the most common treatments are liposuction of the flanks and lower back, as well as breast lift surgery, breast implants, and a tummy tuck. The mommy makeover surgeries are performed using general anesthesia, taking 3 – 7 hours based upon the number of treatments. In addition, an overnight stay at the hospital might be necessary. 

What to Expect

After a recovery period in the hospital, you will be free to rest and recover at home by taking special care to follow the post-operative instructions we supply. This phase is generally a gradual process. Moving around and walking straight will be hard for the first week or so, and a step-by-step home healing protocol will be needed to help the incisions and sutures heal properly. Most patients find the healing phase can take about six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, most patients are able to return to a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Working out should wait for around two months. In the end, this surgery at Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa can be an amazing journey for women, giving them their self-confidence once again.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover can vary, depending on what you are including in your surgery. In your consultation, Dr. Marcos will create your treatment plan before he can estimate your costs. A mommy makeover is an investment in reclaiming your body after pregnancy and childbirth so it's important to focus on getting amazing results instead of the lowest cost. Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa accepts many payment options, and we can help you find low-interest financing so your mommy makeover is easier to afford.

How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
In your consultation with Dr. Marcos, he will listen to your wants and needs before examining your body. After this, he can make recommendations on what should be a part of your treatment plan. Often, women want a breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) together with liposuction and a body lift.

What about nonsurgical treatments?
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body so nonsurgical treatments are usually not enough to get significant improvements. During your consultation, Dr. Marcos can go over both surgical and nonsurgical options. Based on your needs and goals, he will let you know if treatments, like nonsurgical fat reduction (for example, CoolSculpting) or laser vaginal rejuvenation (for example, diVa), can be considered.

Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers a beautiful new shape, it does include some scarring. Dr. Marcos will create clean, small incisions. Most scars that result from this surgery will be able to be hidden with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, Dr. Marcos or a member of his team will go over scar care so your sutures heal flat and eventually fade.

What if I get pregnant again?
In a perfect world, you should 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. If you get pregnant after your mommy makeover, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.

Reclaim Your Figure

If you want to stop feeling aggravated with your body while trying to lose those remaining pounds, we invite you to contact Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa in Houston, TX to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Drooping breasts, excess skin, and other skin irregularities can be fixed with this custom surgery. During the consultation process, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marcos Ikeda will address your concerns and aesthetic goals and create a tailored surgical plan to repair each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgical talent, it is possible to regain the body you desire.

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