Houston & Pearland, TX

Mommy Makeover

Introduction to Mommy Makeover

Becoming a mother is a miraculous time in a woman’s life. What it can do to her body after it’s over is not so miraculous. Post-pregnancy changes often leave women with a myriad of physical issues to deal with (in addition to caring for a newborn). Premier Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer mommy makeovers to women in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

The term mommy makeover typically involves various procedures to help a woman regain her pre-baby body shape after childbirth and breastfeeding. Following the birth of a child, a woman’s body often has weak stomach muscles, a thicker waist, stretch marks, loose skin in the stomach area, and sagging breasts. Every woman has her degree of body concerns after pregnancy. The surgical procedure is personalized for the unique concerns of each mother.

Most commonly, procedures are combined to restore a flatter tummy, lift and shape the breasts, and reduce the circumference of the midsection, giving you a trimmer waistline and a more toned contour throughout your entire torso. A mommy makeover can include a tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, BBL, and more. This procedure combination can be customized to fit your needs and goals.

Procedures You May Include in Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a customizable cosmetic surgery plan that allows you to choose procedures based on your specific aesthetic goals. 

While not limited to the list below, some of the more commonly combined surgeries include:

  • Tummy Tuck: Skin stretching to accommodate your baby may not return to its former size once you lose the “baby weight.” This can leave a “pooch” of loose skin around your midsection. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and reconnects the abdominal muscles that shifted out of place during pregnancy to reattain a flatter stomach.
  • Liposuction: If you find that some baby weight stubbornly clings to your body even with a healthy lifestyle, liposuction is an effective way to permanently remove unwanted fat cells for sleeker contours on your abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, back, and arms.
  • Breast Lift: Breasts that have enlarged during pregnancy/nursing often sag once they return to their average size. A breast lift can re-elevate your breasts to a more youthful position on your chest while redirecting your nipples for a “perky” outward projection.
  • Breast Augmentation: Breast implants add volume to your breasts. Choose your ideal implants to achieve a specific size, shape, and feel so that your breasts look more symmetrical and your body looks more proportional.

You may combine other procedures to rejuvenate your appearance and boost your confidence. Dr. Hankins will be more than happy to discuss your options during your Mommy Makeover consultation.

What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

Our Mommy Makeover Houston patients love how the procedure is tailored specifically to meet your wants, needs, medical history, and body type, and we are delighted when our Mommy Makeover patients can recognize the following benefits:

  • Reduced recovery time by scheduling multiple procedures at one time
  • Flatter, firmer stomach
  • Firmer, uplifted breast
  • Well-defined, smaller waistline
  • More toned and tightened torso
  • Enhanced confidence

Who Are the Best Candidates for a Mommy Makeover?

Anyone who is struggling with the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding and looking to get their body back into pre-pregnancy shape can be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. You should also have realistic expectations, be a nonsmoker, and be done having children.

Generally speaking, if you’re a healthy adult woman, not pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning on becoming pregnant, you’re likely a good candidate for mommy makeover surgery. It is best if you’re not planning to be pregnant again in the future since a pregnancy after mommy makeover procedures could alter your results.

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Mommy Makeover First Step

What’s the
first step?

If you’re interested in getting a Mommy Makeover procedure in Houston at Premier Plastic Surgery, the first step is to schedule a consultation. In your initial appointment, Dr. Hankins will evaluate your health and explain the most appropriate surgical procedures and techniques. He will listen to your expectations and aesthetic goals for your mommy makeover procedures, followed by a physical exam. 

Before you leave, our Patient Coordinator will give you instructions to prepare weeks before surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding specific vitamins and medications. 

What to Expect on the Day of Mommy Makeover Surgery

Mommy Makeover patients will have a different experience depending on the procedures they have elected to undergo. Dr. Hankins uses general anesthesia to ensure a comfortable and painless surgical experience.

The nature of your Mommy Makeover will determine what you can expect during the surgery. Below, we’ve outlined some of the more common mommy makeover procedures performed:

  • Arm Lift
  • Brazilian butt lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction surgery
  • Labiaplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tummy Tuck

To learn more about the individual aspects of these procedures, please refer to their respective pages.

Mommy Makeover Recovery

In the immediate postoperative period, patients are encouraged to walk around the house in a bent position for the first few days to avoid straining the abdominal suture line.

You’ll experience some swelling and soreness, which is normal and typically subsides after only a few days. Light activities can be resumed a few weeks post-op once the swelling and tenderness have lessened. It’s recommended to abstain from strenuous activities, like sex and exercise, for weeks, but each case is different.

Dr. Hankins will give you instructions on how to follow post-operatively to maximize the healing process. It is in your best interest to follow them, and if you have any questions, the staff at Premier Plastic Surgery is always available to answer them.

Mommy Makeover Cost

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Houston, TX?

Numerous factors determine the cost of a Mommy Makeover in Houston and Pearland, but most specifically, which combination of procedures you are getting. After discussing your goals with Dr. Hankins during your consultation, he will create the outline for your surgery, and our Patient Coordinator will use that information to provide you with a price breakdown.

We like to remind our patients that most insurance companies do not consider a mommy makeover medically necessary. Please speak to your provider before coming in so everything is predictable.

We understand that sometimes it can be challenging to pay for cosmetic surgery. Dr. Hankins and his entire team at Premier Plastic Surgery want to make sure your choice of cosmetic surgery procedures is as affordable as possible. One way we do that is by offering complimentary consultations to all our patients. Please note: We charge a no-show consultation fee and require a credit card to schedule a consultation and/or appointment.

We offer several payment options, including CareCredit and Cherry. If you have any questions about the fees or financing for your treatment or procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We also accept:

  • Cash or Check: personal check, cashier’s check, or cash
  • American Express
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Discover

Payment is due in full before the start of treatment. You can use payment options individually or in any combination you choose. Feel free to contact our office about your financing options.

There should be nothing standing in the way of your desire to achieve a fresh new look. Dr. Hankins realizes that cosmetic surgery is typically not covered by most insurance plans, so he’s happy to offer several different financing options to his patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the neighboring communities of South Houston. If you still have questions, contact the office, and we’ll be happy to help.

Why Choose Dr. Hankins?

Dr. Hankins is Houston’s most recommended plastic surgeon because he blends expertise with a warm, charming demeanor. For a mommy makeover especially, it is essential to seek care from a doctor who specializes in both breast and body surgeries. As a member of the American Board of Pathology (ABP), the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine (AAAAM), and the Texas Medical Association (TMA), Dr. Hankins’ advanced techniques allow him to achieve superior results with an easier recovery. When you meet Dr. Hankins and see his before-and-after photos, you’ll understand why so many women have trusted him to transform their post-pregnancy bodies.

Because Dr. Hankins customizes each mommy makeover to meet his patient’s requests, prices may vary. You may contact our office or schedule a consultation to receive a quote. Because a mommy makeover consists of elective and cosmetic procedures, insurance does not cover it. However, Premier Plastic Surgery does offer financing options.

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Mommy Makeover FAQ’S

Schedule a Consultation

Yes, it’s possible to feel good about your post-pregnancy body. Contact the office today and ask about a mommy makeover. We’ll happily schedule a free personal consultation so tr. Hankins can discuss all your options. We offer mommy makeovers to all women living in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

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