Mommy Makeover

Whether you’ve had children or not, a mommy makeover may fulfill your wish to see a firmer and flatter abdomen, fewer bumps from extra fat and fuller, perkier breasts. A mommy makeover is a personalized combination of procedures that typically combines breast enhancement and body contouring to help you achieve your specific appearance goals.

A native Texan, Dr. David Dellinger maintains board certifications in both plastic/reconstructive and general surgery, and has more than two decades of experience performing body contouring plastic surgery procedures in his practice. At Elysian Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dellinger works with men and women in the Austin area and beyond who are interested in improving their appearance.

Contact us online or call our Austin office at 512-229-1978 to learn more your options for a mommy makeover.

Why Choose Elysian Plastic Surgery?

  • At Elysian Plastic Surgery, you won’t be just another patient. We use our expertise and experience to really listen to you and provide knowledgeable, compassionate care from your first contact through your final visit.
  • We offer a full range of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments that can complement your mommy makeover results, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic.
  • Dr. Dellinger is constantly updating his training and education to stay current on new innovations and regularly attends medical education conferences.

Best Candidates for a Mommy Makeover

The best candidates are healthy women who have completed their families, or not planning to have more children in the immediate future and have realistic expectations. Although you can have a baby after your mommy makeover, your results may be affected.*

A mommy makeover may be right for you if you have loose abdominal skin or separated or weakened abdominal muscles that can’t be repaired with exercise. You may also be a good candidate if your breasts appear saggy, deflated or smaller after breastfeeding or pregnancy. Women who are bothered by how age, genetics or significant weight loss have affected their bodies may be good candidates too.

What to Expect

During your consultation, Dr. Dellinger will perform a physical examination and talk with you about your concerns and goals. Most mommy makeovers include liposuction, a tummy tuck and breast enhancement surgery, either breast augmentation or a breast lift with or without breast implants. Many women also choose to add liposuction to their mommy makeover.

  • tummy tuck removes loose skin and tightens the underlying muscles that may have weakened or separated during pregnancy. You may see a reduction in stretch marks because extra skin is removed but a tummy tuck won’t erase stretch marks. If you’ve had a Cesarean section, Dr. Dellinger may be able to perform your tummy tuck through the old scar.
  • Liposuction can be added to your tummy tuck or performed elsewhere on your body to eliminate fat deposits for smoother contours.
  • Breast augmentation uses breast implants to restore lost volume or add fullness. A breast lift can be done with or without breast augmentation to correct sagging and improve the position of your breasts.

Your mommy makeover may be performed under general anesthesia and may take two hours or longer depending on your combination of procedures. After your mommy makeover, Dr. Dellinger and his staff will put a compression garment around your waist and a bra similar to a sports bra on your breasts to minimize swelling and support your new contours.*

Your Mommy Makeover Recovery & Results

You should rest at home for the first few days and get up regularly to move around to encourage blood circulation. You should have someone available to help change your dressings and record the output of your surgical drains, which should be removed in 7 to 10 days. You should wear your compression garments 24/7 for the first 2 weeks, then during waking hours for another 4 weeks. You can resume light exercise, such as walking, after 2 weeks and gradually increase your activity over the next few weeks. You should avoid heavy lift and abdominal exercise for 2 to 3 months.*

Although you should see change in your body right after surgery, your final mommy makeover results may take several months to fully develop as your body heals.*

To schedule your mommy makeover consultation, please call our Austin plastic surgery practice at 512-229-1978 or request a consultation online.

*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.