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The Mommy Makeover Helping You Regain Your Pre-Baby Body

After giving birth and breastfeeding, many women find that their bodies have changed in ways that make them feel unhappy with how they look. Although a healthy diet and regular exercise can help new moms lose their baby weight, it’s not uncommon for stubborn pregnancy fat and loose skin to persist.

In cases where diet and exercise don’t cut it, mommy makeover surgery can be a safe and effective method for a woman to restore her pre-baby body. This procedure is highly customizable and will be tailored directly to your personal needs and individual cosmetic goals. To learn more about what the mommy makeover in Houston with Dr. Vitenas can do for you, reach out and set up your consultation today.

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The Many Benefits of the Mommy Makeover

Patients who are interested in a way to “bounce back” from the impacts that childbirth have had on their bodies truly love the mommy makeover due to its highly customizable nature. Everybody responds to pregnancy and breastfeeding in different ways, and Dr. Vitenas will work closely with you to ensure that your cosmetic goals are met in a way that is natural and brings out your personal beauty.

The mommy makeover can help by:

  • Reducing unwanted fat and skin for a flatter, more toned stomach
  • Generally slimming the body, to better fit in your outfits of choice
  • Lifting, restoring, or augmenting the breasts for a more perky and youthful bust
  • Tightening and toning the arms (when combined with an arm lift)
  • Restoring your sense of confidence and femininity

Your Customizable Mommy makeover

A mommy makeover is a custom combination of multiple plastic surgery techniques to restore a woman’s body as close to its pre-pregnancy shape as possible. Dr. Vitenas will custom tailor each mommy makeover procedure around the patient’s desired goals, which vary from woman to woman. The typical mommy makeover consists of a combination of body contouring procedures which may include:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Arm Lift
  • Vaginal rejuvenation

Good Candidates for the Mommy Makeover

The ideal candidate for a mommy makeover will be in generally good health and a nonsmoker.

While the procedure will not interfere with future pregnancy or childbirth, it is recommended that she be finished having children as this can undo the benefits of surgery.

A new mom needs to wait at least six months after giving birth, or six months after she finishes breastfeeding, before moving forward with the procedure. Dr. Vitenas works closely with each patient, and will help you understand the mommy makeover procedure, so you can set realistic expectations for your surgical experience and final results.

The Experience and Expertise You Deserve

At Houston’s Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Paul Vitenas brings together 30 years of surgical experience with a well-developed artistic eye to perform his mommy makeover. His deep understanding of a woman’s silhouette allows Dr. Vitenas to consistently create natural looking, proportionate results. Having performed this surgical procedure for decades, Dr. Vitenas is widely regarded as one of Houston’s mommy makeover experts.

What to Expect During Your Mommy Makeover Consultation

If you are thinking a mommy makeover may be right for you, your first step will be to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Vitenas. This initial appointment is intended to help Dr. Vitenas determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and better understand your desired results.

The consultation will begin with a physical and a review of your medical history and medications. Next, Dr. Vitenas will discuss your reason for a mommy makeover, as well as your upcoming goals and plans for more children. At this point, you’ll work with Dr. Vitenas to put together your treatment plan.

Dr. Vitenas has one of the largest libraries of mommy makeover Before and After photographs available online. We also suggest looking through Dr. Vitenas’ many mommy makeover testimonials. Dr. Vitenas’ many positive reviews are a clear display of his skill, talent and experience.

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Procedures Involved in a Mommy makeover

Each mommy makeover is performed in one of Dr. Vitenas’ private surgical suites at the Houston Surgery Center. General anesthesia will be provided by a board-certified anesthesiologist. The surgery will take from two to four hours, depending on which areas of the body are to be treated and the procedures included.

Breast Augmentation

The most common procedure included in a mommy makeover is breast augmentation. During pregnancy, the breasts enlarge and then deflate. Breastfeeding only makes this change more pronounced. Breast augmentation uses breast implants to restore volume, add size, and shape to the chest. A woman has the option to go larger or stay the same size, simply improving the overall shape. Dr. Vitenas will help you explore your options during your consultation.

Breast Lift With or Without Augmentation

A common issue after childbirth and breastfeeding is sagging breasts. A breast lift or mastopexy can be performed to lift and tighten stretched and sagging breasts and restore their youthful shape. The procedure involves removing excess skin then tightening the surrounding breast tissue, lifting the breast and creating a perky chest. When combined with a breast augmentation, these two techniques will add additional volume and lift the chest.

Breast Reduction

After pregnancy, a woman may develop large breasts that ultimately lead to issues such as back pain, neck pain, bra strap irritation, breathing challenges, and skin irritation. A breast lift can be added to a mommy makeover to achieve an improved breast contour, reduced nipple size, and create breasts more proportionate to the body.

Tummy Tuck

A “muffin top” and stomach pooch can be problematic for women who have had one or more children. Childbirth can leave women with excess abdominal skin, stubborn fatty tissue, and stretched or separated abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck is designed to flatten and smooth the abdomen, creating an attractive silhouette.

Liposuction

Pregnancy can leave deposits of fat in many places, including a woman’s hips, thighs, abdomen, and buttocks. Even with a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine, these fatty deposits can be difficult to address. Liposuction will sculpt the figure, eliminating these fat deposits. Dr. Vitenas recommends liposuction for women who are at a normal (or at least stable) weight with good skin so the tissues can bounce back into shape.

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Recovering From Your Mommy makeover

Recovery from a mommy makeover will take about two weeks, during which time you can expect swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. Drains may be necessary to keep swelling to a minimum, and will usually be taken out after the first week at a follow-up appointment.

A compression garment will be put in place once your surgery is finished, and you will need to wear it for several weeks to reduce swelling and assist in appropriate healing. We recommend having a friend around to help you during your first week at home, including help picking up children, driving, and with household chores. The majority of women are able to return to work in two weeks or less, and can resume a routine exercise schedule in four to six weeks.

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Dr. Paul Vitenas Your Board-Certified Plastic Surgery Expert

Dr. Vitenas is a highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon, with more than 30 years of mommy makeover experience. Over the years, he has performed hundreds of mommy makeover procedures on women from all walks of life. 

He has developed a keen sense of a woman’s shape and her desired results, and works to achieve a natural-looking, proportionate body that helps each woman’s confidence and makes her happy to look in the mirror each day. If you’re interested in learning more about a mommy makeover in Houston, reach out to us and set up your consultation with a member of our team today.

Mommy Makeover FAQ

What is a mommy makeover?

Can I undergo a mommy makeover if I have not had children?

Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover?

What will happen at my mommy makeover consultation?

Where will my mommy makeover take place?

What anesthesia is used during the mommy makeover?

How long is the mommy makeover procedure?

What should I expect during my mommy makeover recovery?

How soon can I go back to work after my mommy makeover?

Are there any potential risks from the mommy makeover?

How much will I spend on my mommy makeover cosmetic surgery?

How can I pay for my mommy makeover?

What is a mommy makeover?

The mommy makeover refers to a combination of procedures designed to restore a woman’s youthful figure following childbirth. While most mommy makeovers consist of a breast augmentation, liposuction, and a tummy tuck, the procedures can be customized to the individual needs of each woman.

Can I undergo a mommy makeover if I have not had children?

If you have not had children, you may still be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Additionally, men can even undergo their own type of “Daddy Do-Over” by combining a set of body lifting procedures tailored to a man’s needs.

Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover?

Anyone looking to restore their youthful figure may be a good candidate for the mommy makeover procedure. The ideal candidate will be in overall good health and a nonsmoker. Women should be at least six months out from childbirth or six months have passed since they finished breastfeeding.

What will happen at my mommy makeover consultation?

Your initial mommy makeover appointment gives you time to learn more about the procedure and ask any questions that you have. Dr. Vitenas will look over your medical history and list of current medications. Next, he will carefully explain the procedure, showing Before and After photographs of his recent mommy makeover patients.

Finally, if you are a good candidate for the mommy makeover, the Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery Patient Coordinator will discuss the exact cost and explain your payment options.

Where will my mommy makeover take place?

At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, all mommy makeover procedures are performed at the Houston Surgery Center. This outpatient surgical center is located at 4208 Richmond Avenue, in the same location as Dr. Vitenas’ office.

What anesthesia is used during the mommy makeover?

The mommy makeover is performed under general anesthesia. The Houston Surgery Center will use a board-certified anesthesiologist to administer your anesthesia. Keep in mind, you must have someone to drive you home when you are released and be with you the day of surgery at your home.

How long is the mommy makeover procedure?

The surgical time for the mommy makeover is approximately four to seven hours. This will depend on the individual patient and the individual procedures used.

What should I expect during my mommy makeover recovery?

Your mommy makeover recovery will take from seven to fourteen days, depending on the techniques involved. Expect some bruising, swelling and discomfort. While most swelling will dissipate over the first few weeks, it will take up to six weeks for the body to fully recover. Exercise, strenuous activities, and heavy lifting should be postponed for four to six weeks.

How soon can I go back to work after my mommy makeover?

Most people are feeling good enough to go back to work in seven to fourteen days after their mommy makeover.

Are there any potential risks from the mommy makeover?

The mommy makeover is considered a safe procedure, but as with any surgery, it does include some risks. These can include excessive bleeding, hematoma, or seroma. Less common complications can include infection, poor wound healing, scarring, and asymmetry.

How much will I spend on my mommy makeover cosmetic surgery?

The total cost of a mommy makeover will range from $13,000 to $25,000, depending on the surgical procedures involved. The mommy makeover itself is a combination of surgical procedures that may include a tummy tuck and breast augmentation as well as other ancillary procedures. For specific pricing on the cost of the mommy makeover procedures schedule a consultation appointment or use our Contact Us form for an online evaluation.

How can I pay for my mommy makeover?

At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, we offer several payment options for your mommy makeover. We accept cash, all major credit cards, and financing through Care Credit or ALPHAEON CREDIT. Contact our office for more details on paying for your mommy makeover.

Schedule YourConsultation Today

To see if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Vitenas today. Call Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at (281) 226-9920 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We will be happy to answer your questions and arrange for your initial appointment.

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