Mommy Makeover in Houston, TX
The joys of motherhood can sometimes be muted by the realization that the process has changed your physical shape. Fat starts to collect in places that it never has before, breasts start to sag, and loose skin develops on the abdomen.
Separate plastic surgery procedures, such as breast enhancement, liposuction, and tummy tuck, can address these areas; however, since they can be performed together, they are often combined to form a Mommy Makeover. A Mommy Makeover is a collection of surgical procedures that address the areas most affected by pregnancy and childbirth.
Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover surgery is performed when women are unhappy with their physical body contours after having children. Women who are considering this procedure should not smoke, be close to their ideal weight and have maintained that weight, be in good overall health, and have realistic expectations of their results.
This procedure is designed to minimize or erase the visible effects of pregnancy and childbirth. It is ideal for women who know that they are done having children since any additional pregnancies may revert the changes.
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
- Lifted, voluptuous breasts
- A flatter abdomen
- Slimmer contours
If you are interested in a Mommy Makeover, contact Dr. Kronowitz by calling (713) 523-0300 to set up a consultation.
What Does the Mommy Makeover Include?
Your surgery is designed to fit your needs and goals. Your procedures will be performed simultaneously to reduce surgery and recovery times.
Mommy Makeover surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
What Is Breast Enhancement?
The breasts often develop premature sagging and volume loss after childbirth due to rapid size fluctuations and breastfeeding. Breast enhancement surgery is performed to restore youthfulness and fullness to the breasts.
- Breast lift surgery elevates sagging breasts by removing excess skin, tightening glandular tissue, and repositioning the nipple.
- Breast augmentation restores lost volume to the breast by inserting saline or silicone implants. Breast enhancement can also be performed by performing fat transfer to the breasts. This augmentation technique increases fullness without the use of implants.
What Is Liposuction?
Pockets of fat develop and collect in various regions of the body following pregnancy and childbirth, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and back. Liposuction removes unwanted fatty deposits by suctioning away fat cells. This technique can be applied to unwanted fat nearly anywhere on the body.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
During pregnancy, the uterus stretches to accommodate your growing baby. This results in weakened abdominal muscles and loose skin. Tummy tuck surgery smooths and sculpts the midsection by removing excess skin and fat, and by tightening loose or separated abdominal muscles.
What Else Can Be Included in a Mommy Makeover?
The breasts and abdomen are not the only areas of the body that develop loose skin after one or more pregnancies. Laxity can also occur on the hips, buttocks, lower back, and thighs. A lower body lift or a thigh lift—utilizing Dr. Kronowitz’s innovative hidden inner thigh incision—is performed for women who experience skin laxity in those regions.
Even though these procedures are not commonly considered to be a part of the Mommy Makeover, they can be beneficial for specific candidates.
What Will My Mommy Makeover Recovery Be Like?
The Mommy Makeover is an outpatient procedure. Therefore, you can return home to start your recovery period within a few hours of the surgery. You will need to have someone present to drive you home and stay with you for one to two days to help with household chores, cooking, and childcare.
Compression garments may be wrapped around all treated areas to protect the incisions and increase blood circulation. These garments will also help control bruising, swelling, and soreness. Additionally, you will be given a prescription for pain medication to handle any post-operative discomfort.
Because this surgery addresses multiple areas, you should expect to take up to two weeks off of work; however, non-strenuous day-to-day activities may be able to be resumed before that. Avoid any vigorous exercise or heavy lifting for at least six weeks.
When Will I See My Mommy Makeover Results?
While your results will start to develop immediately following your surgery, you will experience moderate to significant bruising and swelling that may obscure the quality of those results.
Most patients see the majority of their bruising and swelling subside after a few weeks, but some swelling may persist for up to six months. Your results will gradually take shape over that time.
The results of your Mommy Makeover will be long lasting as long as you maintain a stable weight. Weight gain or future pregnancies will alter the quality of the results and may require an additional surgical procedure.
How Much Will My Mommy Makeover Cost in Houston, TX?
Since your Mommy Makeover is customized to you, there is no way to estimate the cost of your surgery until after your consultation with Dr. Kronowitz. There, you will be given an accurate cost estimate that will include the procedure as well as anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, facility fees, pre-surgical tests, and post-surgical dressings.
At Kronowitz Plastic Surgery, Mommy Makeover surgery starts at $10,640.
How Can I Learn More About the Mommy Makeover?
If you are unhappy about your post-pregnancy physique, contact Kronowitz Plastic Surgery by calling (713) 523-0300 or by filling out our online contact form. Dr. Kronowitz sees patients from Houston, Sugar Land, Cypress, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, or The Woodlands, Texas.
1431 Studemont Street, Suite 600
Houston, Texas 77007
915 Gessner Road, Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77024
1120 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 130
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
27700 Northwest Freeway, Suite 330
Cypress, Texas 77433
17510 West Grand Parkway South, Suite 320
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
11920 Astoria Blvd., Suite 230
Houston, Texas 77089