After the joys and challenges of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, many women find that their breasts, abdomen, thighs, and arms are permanently altered. In many cases, these changes to your body cannot be fully restored with a healthy diet and exercise alone. If you are longing for your pre-baby body and are ready for a change, consider a mommy makeover.
Combining multiple cosmetic procedures into one mommy makeover surgery can correct numerous issues at once and help you feel more comfortable in your own skin. Do it for you. So you can wear that sleeveless shirt, that body-hugging dress, or your summer skirt that’s been hiding in your closet, all with confidence and comfort.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 Procedure
- 3 Procedure Details
- 4 Benefits
- 5 Ideal Candidate
- 6 Cost
- 7 Contact
- 8 Overview
- 9 Recovery & Aftercare
- 10 Results
- 11 Post-Procedural Scarring
- 12 Why Choose Dr. Sukkar?
- 13 FAQ
- 13.1 What are the risks associated with a Mommy Makeover?
- 13.2 Will I need to arrange for someone to drive me home after a Mommy Makeover?
- 13.3 How long will I be out after a Mommy Makeover?
- 13.4 Will I have to worry about Mommy Makeover scars?
- 13.5 Will I have to change how I sleep following a Mommy Makeover?
- 13.6 What is a good age to get a Mommy Makeover?
- 13.7 How soon after having a baby can I get a Mommy Makeover?
- 13.8 Will a Mommy Makeover help with saggy breasts?
- 13.9 How long will my Mommy Makeover results last?
- 13.10 Is it possible to get a Mommy Makeover while I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
- 13.11 Will my breast surgery affect nipple sensitivity?
- 13.12 How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?
Before and After Photos
Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Sukkar, one of the premier providers of the mommy makeover in Houston, can provide a comprehensive, safe, and beautiful way to restore your pre-pregnancy shape and size for stunning results. At The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, patients enjoy the highest quality of care in cosmetic surgery and the most optimal aesthetic results that the Houston area has to offer.
After a pregnancy and childbirth, there are a number of changes that can take a toll on a woman’s body. Unfortunately, some of these changes won’t go back to the way they were, no matter how hard a woman tries through diet and exercise.
Breasts get larger, only to sag later, losing their volume and shape. Many women gain weight that won’t go away or only goes away in part. For instance, the hips and thighs may accumulate excess fat that remains post-birth. On the other hand, massive weight loss post-pregnancy can lead to a different problem with sagging skin that doesn’t have the tightness it once did. Due to the expansion of the uterus during pregnancy, the stomach expands and can have difficulty contracting back to the shape it had before.
Because of these, and many other problems, a mommy makeover becomes necessary to bring the body back into the shape it was once in.
Our Houston Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that are performed together in order to help a woman regain her pre-pregnancy body. The most common procedures that are performed during a mommy makeover include breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck. In this section, we will review some of the most common surgeries our Houston mommy makeover patients have received as part of their procedures. A Mommy Makeover can encourage a woman to feel more confident and comfortable in her own skin.
breast lift / augmentation
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, breasts can look and feel deflated or uneven. A breast augmentation using silicone or saline implants can restore youthful volume and symmetry that was lost. If you’ve been considering breast enhancement surgery and also wish to make other improvements after pregnancy, a mommy makeover is an excellent opportunity to include breast augmentation.
While a breast augmentation adds volume, a breast lift is the way to address sagging or drooping breasts. As part of a mommy makeover, a breast lift can be performed to help improve the shape and position of the breasts.
Using a combination of these procedures, Dr. Sukkar can expertly elevate your chest to a perkier position, while restoring natural and youthful volume that you’ve lost throughout the breastfeeding process.
For some women, pregnancy and breastfeeding may have increased the size of their breasts that they felt were already too large. Large breasts can cause back pain and other health concerns, and breast reduction surgery is an option with a mommy makeover to help reduce the size of your breasts and create symmetry and a refined shape.
After pregnancy, many women are left with stubborn pockets of fat throughout the body. Dr. Sukkar can utilize highly advanced liposuction procedures to effortlessly eliminate the excess fat, and restore a sculpted, slim physique.
The tummy tuck is one of the most popular mommy makeover procedures. It’s performed to eliminate unwanted fat, tighten sagging skin and strengthen lax abdominal muscles. If your stomach has been a problem area for you since giving birth, a tummy tuck with Dr. Sukkar will help restore your toned and tight midsection.
Many of our Houston patients find that their arms are permanently soft and heavy after gaining weight during pregnancy. As part of your mommy makeover, Dr. Sukkar may perform an arm lift to eliminate this excess fat and sagginess, sculpting tight and toned arms that look incredible in sleeveless tops.
Stubborn fat on the inner and outer thighs can be incredibly resistant to diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, including a thigh lift as part of your mommy makeover can eliminate the excess skin and fat, restoring slender and sexy pre-pregnancy legs.
Sometimes, non-surgical procedures such as laser treatments or injectables can be included with a mommy makeover treatment plan, depending on the individual case. Dr. Sukkar will use all the tools and resources available to provide you with complete and optimal results.
At the Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston our mommy makeover surgery is a custom blend of cosmetic procedures that are designed to restore your pre pregnancy body. The procedure is completely customized based on the unique changes your body has experienced after giving birth.
There are many benefits to having a Mommy Makeover. Since every mommy makeover is customized to the exact needs and preferences of the patient, the benefits are tailored specifically to their aesthetic goals. Some of the possible benefits include:
- Restore your pre-pregnancy body
- Breasts return to a fuller and perkier shape
- Enhance breast cup size
- Improve midsection and proportions by eliminating unwanted fat
- Lessen the appearance of stretch marks by removing excess skin
- Address separated abdominal muscles, resulting in a firmer, flat stomach
- Remove excess fat in the thighs, hips, and abdomen
- Restoring the vaginal areas to their original condition
- Getting back an “hourglass” body shape
- Reclaim your sense of self
- Boost confidence and self-esteem
- Look and feel better in clothes or a swimsuit
- Improve intimate relationships
- Feel more comfortable in your body
- Combines procedures to cut down on price for multiples surgeries, consolidate recovery time, and produce better overall results
Pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing can take a toll on a woman’s body.
The breasts may lose their volume and shape, the stomach may become stretched out and loose, and the hips and thighs may accumulate excess fat. A Mommy Makeover can promote positive changes so you can get more of an appearance similar to what you had before children.
Mommy makeover surgery is best for women who want to see positive changes in their whole-body physique and reverse some of the toll taken on the body during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. To be considered an ideal candidate, it’s important that you’re finished having children, as subsequent pregnancies will impact your results. In addition, your weight should be stable and near your goal weight, you should be without significant health conditions that could complicate your surgery, and you should be able to have enough downtime to heal.
Some candidates for a mommy makeover may include women who have:
- Sagging or deflated breasts
- Stretched out or loose skin on the stomach
- Excess fat on the hips and thighs
- Stretch marks on the stomach, breasts, or hips
- Diminished muscle tone in the stomach area
- Sagging buttocks that lack firmness
- Laxity or damage to the vagina
A Mommy Makeover is a fantastic way for mothers to fall in love with their body all over again. Mommy Makeovers consist of multiple procedures tailored case by case. Though multiple procedures, due to it being combined, it becomes more cost effective for patients seeking several procedures.
During your private and personal consultation in our Houston office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic concerns you’d like to address, create a customized treatment plan, and discuss all necessary preparations to sculpt the exquisite form you deserve.
A mommy makeover is typically performed as a single surgery. Occasionally, it may be necessary to split up the surgeries if the work being done is extensive. For example, the initial surgery usually involves a breast procedure, tummy tuck, and liposuction, while the second may include procedures on the arms or thighs. Any combination of procedures is typically performed under general anesthesia. During a mommy makeover, Dr. Sukkar will make incisions in strategic locations. Typically, the incisions are made along natural skin lines, which helps to minimize the appearance of scars.
After making the incisions, carefully planned procedures will be performed. The exact order of the procedures will vary in each individual case, but the breast procedures are usually performed first, followed by a tummy tuck and liposuction. Once all the procedures have been completed, the incisions will be closed with sutures. Next, a surgical bra or compression garment may be fitted to the breasts and other areas to help aid with proper healing. The entire procedure usually takes 6 to 8 hours, depending on the extent of the surgery plan.
Recovery & Aftercare
Week 1: Your first week will be spent resting at home. Limit your daily activities and avoid any heavy lifting or other strenuous activities. We recommend that during this time, you have someone arranged who can help you with day-to-day activities, as well as help with caring for kids or pets.
You can expect to feel some degree of pain and discomfort. The level of pain and discomfort will depend on your pain tolerance and experience. Pain medication is usually prescribed to help manage this.
To minimize scarring from the procedure, applying our silicone-based scar therapy gel, use of silicone strips, using sunscreen, avoiding exposing your scars to the sun, avoiding overstretching the treated areas, and using the recommended advanced skincare products are essential. These steps should be maintained throughout your recovery period.
You should start seeing the results of your procedure right away, though these will grow more important as any swelling from the surgery goes down.
Week 2: Most people require about two weeks of recovery time before they can go back to their normal routine and activities, though it’s best to keep it light. You still should not engage in exercise at this time. If you are up to it, you can return to work at the end of two weeks, though not if your job requires heavy or repetitive lifting. By this time, any swelling should have begun to subside, and as the swelling goes down, you should more and more see the results of the procedure come out.
Week 3: Monitor your condition as you return to your daily activities. By this time, you should find you are able to return to work. Swelling should also be significantly reduced or no longer present. It’s also at this time you can resume light exercises, taking care not to overly strain or stretch the treated areas.
Weeks 4 through 6: At the end of six weeks, you should be ready to resume most activities, including more strenuous exercise and lifting. By now, you should see excellent results, which will only develop further over time. Most women will see the final results after about six months to a year.
The results of a mommy makeover are tailored to you and the areas of the body you want to be addressed with the procedure. They can include:
- A tighter, firmer stomach, removing any excess fat or sagging skin
- Breasts that have been restored to their natural size and shape, with a lifted, firm appearance and regained volume
- Stubborn pockets of fat gone, firming up the appearance of the hips, thighs, arms, or any other areas, resulting in a tighter, youthful figure
- Vaginal rejuvenation, restoring external appearance
The end result is everything you need so you can have confidence in your body again. Be ready for a firmer, fitter body that makes you look and feel young again. A Mommy Makeover essentially paves the path to improving your appearance and self-confidence. It can also help you to feel more comfortable in your own skin. If you’re unsatisfied with your post-pregnancy body, a Mommy Makeover may be right for you.
During a mommy makeover, small incisions will be made in different areas of the body.
Dr. Sukkar takes care that these incisions are very carefully placed to minimize visible scars after surgery. Your body developing scars is part of the healing and recovery process, but with careful placement of the incisions, we can help ensure these are well hidden and virtually invisible. Dr. Sukkar will also review the optimal ways you can care for your skin that will minimize scarring, including applying our silicone-based scar therapy gel, use of silicone strips, and sunscreen, avoiding sun exposure immediately after surgery, and applying advanced skincare products. Working with our expert team, we’ll make sure scars don’t get in the way of your beautiful new body.
Why Choose Dr. Sukkar?
When this occurs, Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Sukkar, one of the top providers of the mommy makeover in Houston, provides the perfect way to restore your pre-pregnancy shape and size, so you can love your body once again
As one of the Houston area’s top plastic surgeons and founder of The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sukkar has received awards from RealSelf, Patients’ Choice, and H Magazine. He also has a reputation in the industry for being highly ethical, honest, and informative. Even with all of this backing him, Dr. Sukkar is a great believer in continuing education and regularly stays updated in his field through research and seminars. He instills in his team a passion for great aesthetic results and top-quality patient care. We will take every measure to ensure you are comfortable with all aspects of your cosmetic enhancement plan and are thrilled with your results.
What are the risks associated with a Mommy Makeover?
With any surgery, cosmetic or otherwise, there are certain risks to be aware of, such as infection or scarring. Dr. Sukkar will be sure to go over any risks associated with each procedure that is part of your treatment plan.
Will I need to arrange for someone to drive me home after a Mommy Makeover?
Yes, a mommy makeover is always performed under general anesthesia, so you will need someone to drive you home and assist you until the effects wear off completely.
How long will I be out after a Mommy Makeover?
Usually, it’s about two weeks that you can expect to be out.
Will I have to worry about Mommy Makeover scars?
Your Mommy Makeover scars are usually well-hidden. For most, the incisions are made along natural skin lines, which helps to minimize the appearance of scars. Our expert clinical team will also go over steps post-surgery you can take to minimize scarring.
Will I have to change how I sleep following a Mommy Makeover?
We typically recommend sleeping slightly elevated and on your back for several weeks as this helps to take pressure off your incisions and allow for proper healing.
What is a good age to get a Mommy Makeover?
Women of all ages can see great benefits from a mommy makeover. Some women opt for this procedure soon after their last child, but it may be many years for some.
How soon after having a baby can I get a Mommy Makeover?
While the specific time you start your mommy makeover will depend on what procedures will be done as part of it, it is best to wait at least three months after childbirth before beginning the mommy makeover process. This should give the body sufficient time to recuperate from delivery. Speak with your doctor about what your mommy makeover will entail and what your body will be ready for.
Will a Mommy Makeover help with saggy breasts?
A Mommy Makeover can help to improve the appearance of saggy breasts. A breast lift can be performed as part of a Mommy Makeover, helping to improve the shape and position of the breasts.
How long will my Mommy Makeover results last?
Results from mommy makeover surgery are usually long-lasting. The results can last for several years. Keep in mind that you must maintain a healthy lifestyle. This will help to ensure the results of your surgery.
Is it possible to get a Mommy Makeover while I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
No, since this is a major surgery, it is not safe while pregnant or breastfeeding. Expect to wait at least three months after childbirth and after breastfeeding is done before beginning a mommy makeover.
Will my breast surgery affect nipple sensitivity?
Most moms have no change in breast or nipple sensation after a mommy makeover. Occasionally, sensation might be slightly affected right after surgery which usually resolves within a few weeks.
How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?
The cost of a Mommy Makeover will vary depending on the individual case, as procedures one mom may get may not be needed or wanted for another mom. The type and number of procedures will play a role in the final cost, so discussing with your surgeon your optimal outcome and how best to achieve it will give you a better understanding of your mommy makeover cost.