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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.
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.
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.
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.*
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.
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
A mommy makeover is not a single procedure, but a combination of multiple ones. The procedures that are in this combination surgery will depend on your specific needs. Sometimes the cost is as little as $9,000, but it can reach costs of well over $20,000.
You can find out what they a mommy makeover will cost for you by scheduling an in-person consultation. And keep in mind that we do offer financing options to make the process easier on your budget.
How can I find the best plastic surgeon for a mommy makeover near me?
Start by researching surgeons near you and go over their websites and reviews. Any surgeon without reviews or documented results on their website may not be experienced enough to handle such a complex procedure.
Keep in mind that since a mommy makeover is multiple procedures at once, you should look at their before and after photos for mommy makeovers as well as the individual procedures you are considering.
Does a mommy makeover hurt?
During the surgery itself, you should not feel pain. General anesthesia is used so that you will be unconscious and unaware during the procedure. After surgery, pain medication will be used to keep you comfortable.
Keep in mind that even with these medications, you will most likely experience some pain that should transition to soreness as your healing progresses. Once you are healed, this soreness should dissipate. However, lingering, occasional discomfort may be present for some time.
How long is recovery from a mommy makeover?
Estimating the recovery time for a mommy makeover, depends on a variety of factors, including the procedures you choose and your body’s healing response. In general, the more procedures you get at a single time, the longer your recovery period will be.
To have a solid expectation in mind for recovery, talk to Dr. Dellinger about it. You can discuss how long you may need to be off work, how much your activity will be limited, and even how long it will take for swelling to go down so you can see the final results.
Can a mommy makeover be combined with other procedures?
Yes. In fact, that is the very nature of the mommy makeover. It is inherently a combination of at least two procedures that address body changes a woman has experienced after giving birth. Which procedures it can be combined with will depend on what your concerns are and what the surgeon feels will work best for you.
What are the risks involved with getting a mommy makeover?
All surgeries have a certain level of risk. With that said, a mommy makeover is a relatively safe procedure, though the specific risks may change based on which procedures are part of it. Some risks to consider are:
We will examine your health history in advance and determine the risk level of getting a mommy makeover before we ever schedule the surgery.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.