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Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover Surgery – Body Contouring for Women – Houston, TX

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Overview

Many moms know the frustration of having body issues after pregnancy where certain areas are saggy, and lack volume or definition. These issues and more can be addressed with a mommy makeover, which involves a number of procedures designed to lift, remove unwanted fat, add volume, provide definition, tone and shape. Houston area cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Sumpter, can transform the breasts, abdomen, thighs and buttocks with a mommy makeover. To accomplish a patient’s goals, Dr. Sumpter uses liposuction, breast augmentation, breast and butt lifts and body contouring. She can do one procedure or multiple, where she can do them one at a time or combine them, depending on the patient’s condition.

Surgical Technique

A mommy makeover incorporates multiple procedures, so the surgical technique used is different for each surgical case. The technique also varies depending on the medical condition and aesthetics of the patient’s body. During your consultation, Dr. Sumpter will create a personalized plan for your aesthetic goals and go into detail about the advanced surgical techniques that will be applied. For many, a combination of techniques will create beautifully shaped breasts, reduce the appearance of  stretch marks, reshape a more natural and appealing body contour, and eliminate stubborn areas of fat.

Breast Augmentation

If a woman feels as if her breast size or shape is insufficient, she can turn to breast augmentation surgery. Why do women choose implants? Some of the most popular reasons are for breasts that have lost volume due to aging, weight loss, or breastfeeding, to improve asymmetrical breasts or underdeveloped breasts or following breast cancer surgery.

Breast Lift

Like any part of the body, breasts can change appearance over time, most noticeably, once perky breasts can sag to a woman’s dissatisfaction. Not only are breasts lifted, but the surgery also enhances the shape of the breasts to give them an overall better appearance. Breast lift surgery can also be performed in combination with breast augmentation to rejuvenate the breasts by adding breast volume. Often, the best answer is a combination of the two.

Liposuction

As the most common plastic surgery on the market, liposuction has transformed countless lives and bodies with its dramatic results. Any patient who wants to remove unwanted fat should consider the surgery, which uses specialized tools and suctioning to eliminate the fat from the body. Liposuction is commonly used on the abdomen, hips, back, upper arms, face and neck, breasts, knees, thighs and calves.

Tummy Tuck

A flat, toned stomach is a sign of a person being in good shape and healthy, but sometimes it can’t be achieved with just exercise and diet. A tummy tuck is good for those who aren’t happy with the appearance of their abdomen. The concentration of a tummy tuck is the sagging skin and the lower abdomen. It partners beautifully with liposuction performed on the upper abdomen and/or flanks ("love handles") for a complete abdominal improvement.

During/After Surgery

A mommy makeover is considered an invasive surgery and may require an overnight stay in the hospital. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and can range in duration depending on how many procedures are combined. Some patients find the recovery to be challenging, but quickly gain hope as they begin to recognize the dramatic difference the surgery has made in their appearance. Full recovery can take between 6-9 months although most patients go back to their normal routine in about 3-4 weeks. Exercise is discouraged for at least 6-8 weeks post-surgery.

Scarring

It is important to note that scarring is usually a part of this procedure. For this reason, it is important for patients to find a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to perform this surgery.  A seasoned surgeon will ensure that scarring is kept at a minimum and that the results are not only gorgeous, but also long lasting.

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Expected Cost

Patients often save money with mommy makeovers due to the combination of addressing several areas at one time. The surgery will typically include dramatically transforming the breast and tummy region, and the average cost varies widely between $8,000 and $17,000.

Get Your Body Back!

A mommy makeover gives a woman the chance to regain her youthful curves and slim figure. It has quickly become one of the most popular procedures performed at our plastic surgery office. We love it when we can bring positive changes to a woman’s life, and this surgery almost always does just that. If you are ready to get your pre-pregnancy body back, we encourage you to call our office today and schedule your consultation.

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