When it comes to plastic surgery, few procedures are as transformative as a Mommy Makeover. As a plastic surgeon in the Fort Worth area, I’ve been honored to help countless women sculpt their bodies and reclaim their pre-pregnancy look.
However, it’s natural to have many questions before committing to surgery. Here are a few answers I offer my own Mommy Makeover patients when they first visit my practice.
What is included in a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover combines several popular procedures into a single surgery. After discussing your goals, your doctor will create a customized plan to help you achieve your ideal results. Many women include the following procedures:
- Breast augmentation: Increases the size of the breasts using implants.
- Tummy tuck: Removes loose skin and unwanted fat from around the midsection.
- Liposuction: Suctions out excess fat to create smooth contours.
- Breast lift: Raises and reshapes lax, sagging breasts.
How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?
In the Dallas and Fort Worth area, the price of a Mommy Makeover ranges from $15,000 to $25,000. The final cost depends on which procedures you choose and the extent of your operation. After your one-on-one consultation, your doctor will give you a customized quote for your surgery.
Is a Mommy Makeover painful?
Like any surgery, a Mommy Makeover involves a certain amount of discomfort. After surgery, you will feel sore and tight around your treatment areas and you will likely have some difficultly moving around. You will be prescribed pain medication to limit the pain to a tolerable level. Around a week or two after your procedure, you will start feeling more like your “normal” self. Read our tips for an easier Mommy Makeover recovery in this separate blog post.
Is performing more than one surgery at a time safe?
Yes, it is safe for patients who are in good overall health to undergo multiple procedures at once during a Mommy Makeover. Surgery typically takes around 3 to 6 hours, which is well under the upper limit of how long a patient can be safely under anesthesia. For the best possible results, find a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure.
How do I know if a Mommy Makeover is right for me?
Because a Mommy Makeover can be customized to include a range of procedures, it can benefit anyone who has gone through major body changes. While many women use it to correct problem areas after pregnancy, it can also help patients after major weight loss. A Mommy Makeover is especially useful for those who struggle with excess saggy skin and tissue. Ideal patients should be at or near their goal weight before undergoing surgery.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see real results of our own Mommy Makeover patients. If you would like to talk more with a plastic surgeon in the Fort Worth area, please request a consultation online or call our practice at (817) 442-1247.