A mommy makeover is the perfect body-contouring procedure for women after childbirth and breastfeeding. It reduces the negative effects of pregnancy and childbirth on areas like the breasts and abdomen. At Steely Plastic Surgery, Dr. Robert Lee Steely and his skilled team provide personalized mommy makeovers in Houston to cater to each mother’s specific aesthetic needs.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body. Women can lose volume and perkiness in their breasts. Their abdominal skin and muscles can become lax. In most cases, they will also gain excess fat in various body areas, disrupting their body contours.
A mommy makeover offers the best solution for women dealing with these post-pregnancy issues. A mommy makeover is a tailored combination of procedures used to restore the ideal pre-pregnancy form.
Surgeries That Can Be Included in a Mommy Makeover
The effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding on women differ on an individual basis. This means that the surgical procedures needed for women to restore their ideal body shape must be customized for every unique patient. You and Dr. Steely will choose from the following options to create your mommy makeover package:
An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a surgery that removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen while tightening the remaining skin and muscle tissues.
Breast augmentation is a procedure that increases the size and improves the projection of the breasts. This surgery involves insertion of breast implants in the tissues of the chest.
Breast Lift without Implants
A breast lift is recommended for women who do not want to increase their breast size. It is designed to increase the perkiness of the breasts while reducing breast sagging.
Breast Lift with Implants
A breast lift with implants is performed when the patient wants to increase her breast size while also addressing drooping.
For body areas with unwanted fat deposits, Dr. Steely will perform a liposuction procedure. He will perform either VASER liposuction or a traditional liposuction. These techniques remove stubborn fat for effective contouring.
Dr. Steely will perform a mommy makeover for women who are no longer pregnant or breastfeeding. Candidates should be in good overall health with no post-surgery healing issues in order to be considered for a mommy makeover. Non-smokers are preferred, and smokers will need to quit smoking several weeks before the date of their mommy makeover.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Your consultation with Dr. Steely will start with a discussion about your goals for your mommy makeover. He will perform a physical evaluation. You can tell him about all current medications, allergies, and other relevant health information.
Dr. Steely will explain the procedure options in great detail, and the two of you will select the procedures to be included in your mommy makeover. He will create a personalized plan and discuss its details with you, including preparation directions, the recovery process, and the cost of the surgery. You can ask him questions at any point during your consultation.
The Mommy Makeover Procedure
A mommy makeover can last between three to five hours, depending on the procedures involved. The surgery will start with administration of general anesthesia.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Steely will make targeted incisions according to the surgical plan. After making the requested changes, he will close the incisions using sutures before applying a bandage. He may insert drains and have the patient wear a protective garment for the healing process.
The Mommy Makeover Recovery Process
Dr. Steely will release the patient once her condition has stabilized. He will provide post-surgery instructions and prescriptions based on the procedures performed. Time off from work will be required, and patients must avoid physically taxing activities. Full results will be apparent after the patient has fully healed and all swelling has reduced.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover will depend on the specific procedures involved. Anesthesia fees and total surgical time can also affect the overall price of the surgery.