About the Mommy Makeover
Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Couvillion regularly meets with women who want their pre-pregnancy silhouette back. While childbirth is a miraculous, wonderful moment in a woman’s life, it almost always will change the look, shape, and size of certain body parts — and could leave one feeling a little frustrated. The most exciting news is that it's possible to once again attain a slim and toned body with the assistance of the mommy makeover surgery offered at Luminary Plastic Surgery. This approach uses a combination of fat removal and skin tightening to reshape the breasts, stomach, buttock, and thighs — essentially any body part affected by weight gain or nursing can be addressed. Furthermore, nonsurgical treatments can be incorporated to address surface imperfections, such as hyperpigmentation and discoloration caused by the rapid stretching and fluctuation of the skin during pregnancy.
Mommy Makeover Ideal Candidates
Ideal candidates for this surgery are patients who have gone through childbearing and have tried unsuccessfully to achieve a tighter, younger-looking body through a clean diet and regular exercise. In many post-pregnancy cases, surgical intervention is needed to reclaim their pre-pregnancy body. If you are past childbearing and are dissatisfied with the lingering effects on your body, such as deflated or sagging breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or undesirable areas of pockets of fat in the hips, flanks, lower back, and buttocks, this procedure could be perfect for you. The overall goal of Dr. Couvillion is to help you get back your pre-pregnancy shape so you can get back to living life without feeling self-conscious.
Mommy Makeover Surgical Technique
The mommy makeover procedure is a unique surgery tailored for women by plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Couvillion based on the areas of concern to be repaired. A variety of procedures can be considered together — the most popular treatments are breast lifts, breast implants, tummy tucks, and liposuction. These surgeries are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, lasting 3 – 7 hours, depending on the complexity. Also, a day-long stay at the hospital may be needed. It is common to also incorporate nonsurgical methods, such as an injectable or laser treatment, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface imperfections.
What to Expect with Mommy Makeover
Once leaving the hospital, you will begin your recovery at home with rest. Recovery from a mommy makeover is generally a lengthy process. Walking will be difficult for the first few days, and a thorough, at-home care protocol will be necessary to make sure the incisions heal properly. Most women find the healing process can last around six months. Even while the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to resume a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Exercise should be held off for about two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at Luminary Plastic Surgery can be life-changing for women, helping them reclaim their figure once again.
Mommy Makeover Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover costs will vary greatly, depending on which procedures are part of your surgical plan. During your consultation, Dr. Couvillion will need to develop your treatment plan and then he will be able to discuss possible costs. A mommy makeover is about rejuvenating your body and confidence after having children so it is best to concentrate on getting the results you want rather than shopping for the cheapest surgeon. Luminary Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods, and we can give you information on finding low-interest medical financing to make your mommy makeover affordable.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Couvillion, he will listen to your needs and concerns before performing a physical examination. Following this, he can give you suggestions on what to include in your mommy makeover. Most women include breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both) along with a tummy tuck and liposuction.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy are hard on your body, which is why nonsurgical procedures usually aren't enough to produce the results you want. In your consultation, Dr. Couvillion will discuss both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. After listening to your concerns and goals, he will tell you if procedures, like nonsurgical liposuction (including CoolSculpting), laser vaginal rejuvenation (like ThermiVa), or noninvasive skin tightening (for example, Thermage or Ultherapy), may be helpful.
Will I have scars?
Although a mommy makeover gives you a rejuvenated figure, it does leave surgical scars. Dr. Couvillion will make every effort possible to create clean incisions that are as small as possible. Most scars will be placed so they can be concealed with swimsuits and underwear. When reviewing your post-surgical care instructions, Dr. Couvillion or a member of his team will give you tips on scar care so your incisions heal properly.
What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so your results aren't compromised. In most cases, all treated areas of your body are at risk for changing if you get pregnant again. Should you have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to restore your results.
Mommy Makeover Reclaim Your Figure
If you are still frustrated with your current figure while trying your hardest to shed those last few pounds, we welcome you to call Luminary Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX to hear more about the body contouring options we offer. Sagging breasts, flabby areas, and other surface irregularities can be corrected with this outstanding surgical option. During your consultation, plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Couvillion will discuss your worries and concerns and create a custom treatment plan to enhance each area. With advanced methods and surgical skills, it is entirely possible to regain the look you desire.