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What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover in Houston is a combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to help mothers get their pre-baby bodies back. The exact combination of procedures can vary from patient to patient. A mommy makeover may include a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast lift (mastopexy), and/or breast enhancement (augmentation). Body contouring with liposuction may also be performed. 

What should I expect with a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover operation usually takes place in one of our on-site operating rooms. This combination of procedures typically takes four to six hours. Again, the length of time depends on how much surgery is necessary. See our links to tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast lift (mastopexy), breast augmentation, and liposuction for details concerning each specific procedure.

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Who is a candidate for a mommy makeover?

You may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover in Houston if you have loose, excess abdominal skin and fat, along with loose muscles in the abdominal wall that cause your belly to bulge out. This is common after having children. You may also be a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you have:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Enlarged nipples and areolas
  • Breasts appear deflated
  • Excess fat in areas that are treatable with liposuction, such as the flanks, thighs, or abdomen 
  • Breasts that are too small for your frame 
  • Abdominal muscles that appear split (diastasis recti)
  • Many stretch marks on your lower abdomen

Before & After

What is the recovery time after a mommy makeover?

Recover after a mommy makeover in Houston can vary, depending on the extent of the surgery. You can expect to experience bruising for one to three weeks and swelling for two to eight weeks. Most patients can return to work within two weeks after surgery.

Why choose Dr. Lind for a mommy makeover in Houston

  • At the Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery, every procedure we perform is tailored to be as unique as you are.
  • Dr. Lind is a reputable, double board-certified plastic surgeon with highly trained staff, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic vision.
  • We offer a luxury setting for aesthetic surgery and offer world-class technologies that lead to true and proven results.
  • The mommy makeover is one of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Lind.  


When is the best time to have a mommy makeover?

It is best to have a mommy makeover when you are finished having children and breastfeeding, and your body is stabilized after your last pregnancy. If you become pregnant or gain a substantial amount of weight after a mommy makeover procedure, it could significantly affect your results.

Why are mommy makeover surgeries combined in one procedure?

When two or more surgeries are performed in combination instead of individually, it reduces overall recovery time. There is also the benefit of having your results appear simultaneously after post-operative swelling subsides. You will be able to enjoy your flatter, firmer tummy, perkier breasts, and slimmer contours all at once.

What should I do to get ready for a mommy makeover?

If you smoke, you should stop at least six weeks before your mommy makeover procedure. Although you still have an increased risk of complications, the risks are far less if you stop smoking. A test will be done on the day of surgery to ensure you have not been smoking. Any prescription or over-the-counter medication that can cause bleeding should also be stopped two weeks before surgery if cleared by the prescribing physician.

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