The Busy Mom’s Guide to a Mommy Makeover

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Becoming a mother is one of most exciting times of your life! Of course, things like pregnancy, labor and breast feeding can all take a toll on a woman’s body. It can be challenging to regain earlier fitness levels despite regular exercise and losing weight. In addition, delivering a baby often causes skin folds that are difficult to reverse. 

A mommy makeover is a comprehensive approach that refers to a set of plastic surgery procedures that restore the body’s shape and appearance after childbearing. Some common areas are breasts, waist, abdomen, genitalia, and buttocks. 

Here are our top six procedures for a mommy makeover:

1. Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty is a permanent procedure that places breast implants under the breast tissue to increase their size. For women, it is often a way to feel more confident about their appearance. Talking to a plastic surgeon before going through the surgery will help you be realistic about the results, understand potential risks, navigate complications, and practice good aftercare.

2. Breast Lift

If implants make you uncomfortable, a breast lift is a great alternative to re-inflate sagging, droopy, and poorly shaped breasts. It removes excess skin, lifts the breast tissue and nipples, and reduces the areola size.

Often, breast lift and be combined with breast augmentation if you are looking to lift as well as enhance the size of your breasts.

The treatment takes 1.5 to 3 hours to complete, but the results are long-lasting. Some temporary side effects might include discomfort, swelling, bruising, and scars, but they will fade with time. 

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Actual Patient of Nuveau Plastic Surgery

3. Breast Reduction

Breast reduction helps post-pregnancy women who experience soreness in the back, neck, and shoulders due to large size of their breasts. Women who want a smaller breast size and better shape can also benefit from the breast reduction procedure.

4. Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty

An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, removes excess skin from the waist, repositions your navel, and tightens the abdominal wall. It is not a weight-loss technique; rather, it is for women who want to get rid of extra skin and fat after post-pregnancy changes to their abdomen.

The procedure can take two to five hours. It is essential to know that it will leave a scar, and the recovery is slow. You can get back to the office and your motherly duties in one to three weeks. The results can dramatically flatten the stomach and reduce the waist size.

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Actual Patient of Nuveau Plastic Surgery

5. Circumferential Abdominoplasty

Circumferential abdominoplasty removes excess skin from the lower tummy and lifts the butt, hips, and thighs. After your doctor administers anesthesia, your plastic surgeon will make a large incision around your entire body at level of your hips, lift your abdominal muscles, reposition the belly button, and tighten the surrounding muscles. Recovery is longer than a traditional tummy tuck but results can be phenomenal in patients who can benefit from lifting the butt, hips and thighs. This procedure is generally performed in patients who have had massive weight loss. 

6. Liposuction

Body contouring, or liposuction, removes the fat out of your body without removing any skin. This procedure is typically combined with a Mommy Makeover procedure to reshape and contour your body. Liposuction is not an alternative to weight reduction, but it effectively removes stubborn fat that does not react to diet and exercise. Your plastic surgeon may recommend that you lose some weight before undergoing this procedure. This can be combined with other non-surgical skin tightening procedures such as BodyTite and Profound RF to enhance your results.

About Nuveau Plastic Surgery

We offer complete mommy makeover services along with a wide range of other cosmetic procedures (both surgical and non-surgical) like facelifts, eyelid surgeries, butt lifts, Botox, fillers and laser treatments in Houston, Texas. You can book an online appointment with us here .


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.