Mommy Makeover

Has motherhood taken a toll on your body?

Wishing your abdomen could be firmer, tighter and flatter?

How about restoring fullness and lift to your breasts?

A “Mommy Makeover” may be what you’re looking for.

A Mommy Makeover can help to bring back what pregnancy and breastfeeding have taken away.

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Most women find pregnancy changes their bodies. Loss of abdominal tone and stretch marks not to mention loss of breast volume and droopiness as well as changes in body fat. Just one look in your child’s face means it was all worth it – but sometimes it would be nice to feel better about your body.

Despite all those trips to the gym,  and trying to watch your weight, there is only so much these can do. Maybe you just want to wear some of those clothes you used to. Wish you could wear some of those clothes you used to?

A Mommy Makeover cost in Austin is less than you may think and is a great way to get back what pregnancy may have taken away.

“What is Mommy Makeover?”

  • A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures designed to take care of those changes in your figure caused by pregnancy and/or nursing.
  • Most patients undergo both a Tummy Tuck “Abdominoplasty” and a breast augmentation or a breast lift with or without implants.
  • Liposuction may also be used in conjunction with these procedures as well

Who is a good candidate?

  • Patients who have excess hanging skin and stretch marks.
  • Abdominal muscles which are loose and allow the abdomen to “bulge” when relaxed.
  • Women who have smaller than desired breasts after having children and/or have loose, saggy breasts.
  • Patients who have realistic expectations.

Who is a poor candidate?

  • Patients in otherwise poor health – poorly controlled diabetes or uncontrolled high blood pressure for example.
  • Patients who are severely overweight
  • Women planning on having children in the next 1-2 years.
  • Patients who smoke and are unwilling to quit.

How do I prepare for the surgery?

  • Plan on having someone stay with you full-time after the procedure for the first few days.
  • You’ll feel most comfortable in a “recliner” position – back reclined and knees bent.
  • Have extra dressings, baby wipes, and loose clothing available.

What happens the day of surgery?

  • You’ll meet with Dr Dellinger, anesthesia staff and nurses to answer any remaining questions and help prepare you for the procedure.
  • During the surgery you’ll be given an anesthetic and will be completely asleep and pain-free.
  • The surgery itself can take two or more hours depending on the patient.
  • When you wake up you’ll be in the recovery area and will have a tight elastic garment around your waist area and will be wearing a bra similar to a sports bra.

What is the recovery like?

  • We want you to rest at home for the first few days, getting up regularly to move about.
  • Have someone help you clean your incision daily and apply new dressings.
  • Wear your garment 24/7 except for dressing changes for the first two weeks and during waking hours after that for another 4 weeks.
  • Record the output from the drainage tube regularly – it is generally removed in 7-10 days.
  • At two weeks you can resume some light exercise such as walking, gradually increasing over the next several weeks, avoiding heavy lifting and sit-ups for two to three months.

What are potential complications?

  • The rate of complications for this procedure is very low, but your surgery and recovery will be very closely monitored to prevent any possible problems.
  • We want you or your caregiver to contact us with any concerns you may have.

What does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

  • Because there are so many options – Breast Implants, Breast lift, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck -  is is hard to provide a set Mommy Makeover price.
  • When you have your consultation and we determine what options are needed for your Mommy Makeover, we can better provide you with a Mommy Makeover price quote.

How do I get started?

  • Meet with Dr. Dellinger and his staff for an initial evaluation as well as scheduling and pricing options.

More information on Mommy Makeover can be found at WebMD