Mommy Makeover Recovery Time, Cost, Pain: Your Top FAQs Answered (Updated 2023)

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When it comes to plastic surgery, few procedures are as transformative and empowering as a Mommy Makeover. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I’ve been honored to help countless women sculpt their bodies and reclaim their pre-pregnancy look. 

The prospect of surgery can naturally feel daunting. To help you make the best decision for yourself, I’ve put together this one-stop guide to some of the most popular Mommy Makeover questions I encounter at my practice, including questions about mommy makeover recovery time, its cost in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, and more.

What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?

Your plastic surgeon will design a treatment plan based on your aesthetic goals to help you achieve your ideal body. Some of the most popular procedures included in a Mommy Makeover include:

  • Breast Augmentation to increase the size of the breasts and correct asymmetry
  • Breast Lift to raise and reshape lax, sagging breasts
  • Breast Reduction to decrease breast volume and alleviate strain on the back and shoulders
  • Tummy Tuck to remove loose skin and unwanted fat from around the midsection
  • Liposuction to suction out excess fat and create smooth body contours

What Mommy Makeover Results Can I Expect?

Mommy Makeover surgery can be best thought of as a cosmetic surgical package that targets areas affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding. Rather than a single, standard procedure, a Mommy Makeover targets multiple areas of the body and is personalized to your unique goals. Not every Mommy Makeover will consist of the same procedures, but most will be performed in one operation. You can see some of our patients’ results in the mommy makeover before and after photos below:

Before & After Mommy Makeover Case 383 View #1 View in Fort Worth & Frisco, Texas
Before & After Mommy Makeover Surgery
Before & After Mommy Makeover Case 233 View #1 View in Fort Worth & Frisco, Texas
Before & After Mommy Makeover Surgery
Before & After Mommy Makeover Case 417 View #1 View in Fort Worth & Frisco, Texas
Before & After Mommy Makeover Surgery
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Before & After Mommy Makeover Surgery

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Dallas?

In the Dallas and Fort Worth area, the price of a Mommy Makeover ranges from $13,000 to $25,000. The final cost depends on which procedures you choose and the extent of your operation. Some practices may also offer financing options to qualified patients.

Please note: Although it may be tempting to look for the most affordable option, you can’t put a price on your safety, comfort, and well-being. Always research your plastic surgeon’s credentials (look for ones who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery), look at their mommy makeover before and after photos, read real patient reviews, and always trust your instincts.

Is a Mommy Makeover Only for Moms?

No. Any woman in good health can pursue a Mommy Makeover. We recommend that mothers—or women planning to have children one day—wait until after their families are complete. While a Mommy Makeover won’t affect your ability to have kids, the strain on your body caused by pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing can undo or heavily impact your surgical results.

Are Mommy Makeovers Safe?

Yes. Mommy Makeovers are safely and successfully performed each day. Provided that the patient is in good overall health and working with a well-trained plastic surgeon (who is committed to upholding the highest clinical standards), the risks of complications are minimal.

How Long Does a Mommy Makeover Take?

Depending on which procedures are involved, a Mommy Makeover can generally be completed within 4 to 6 hours, which is well under the upper limit for how long a patient can be safely under anesthesia.

How Painful Is Recovery From Mommy Makeover?

Like any surgery, a Mommy Makeover involves a certain amount of discomfort. You will likely feel sore and tight around your treatment areas and may have difficulty moving around. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe pain medication and will give you detailed post-operative instructions to ease the recovery process.

What Is Mommy Makeover Recovery Time Like?

While each person’s experience varies somewhat, you can generally expect to take 1 to 2 weeks off work. However, the recovery process largely depends on which procedures you include in your Mommy Makeover. A tummy tuck can take twice as long for you to resume non-strenuous activities than liposuction might. Similarly, the final results of your breast augmentation may take 3 months to settle, while a tummy tuck may take up to 6 months for the swelling to fully subside.

Read our tips for an easier Mommy Makeover recovery in this separate blog post.

How Do I Know if a Mommy Makeover Is Right for Me?

Because a Mommy Makeover is customized to include a range of procedures, it can benefit anyone who has gone through major body changes such as pregnancy or significant weight loss. A Mommy Makeover is especially useful for those who struggle with excess, sagging skin, breast asymmetry or loss of volume, or who want to correct visible signs of aging in their bodies. We recommend that patients be at or near their goal weight, finished having children, and be in good physical health before pursuing surgery.

If you would like to learn more about what a Mommy Makeover can do for you, please request a consultation using the online form, or call us at (817) 442-1236 to schedule your appointment.

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