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At UT Southwestern Medical Center, patients can rely on our plastic surgeons to guide them through a comprehensive range of alternatives to flatten the abdomen, lift breasts, smooth out facial lines, and meet other body-contouring and cosmetic needs.
A “mommy makeover” typically includes several procedures, such as a tummy tuck, a breast-lift with or without implants, and liposuction.
Reshaping the Body after Children
childbirth, breastfeeding, and other factors all contribute to changes that
happen to a woman’s body after having children. When exercise and diet programs
are not enough to achieve the results patients want, they might want to
consider a “mommy makeover” – which is a combination of procedures – to reshape
Because no two women are alike, our surgeons make sure the procedures are appropriate for each individual patient. We recommend options based on the woman, applying the latest technology, products, and techniques to achieve safe, effective results.
Our team of plastic surgeons is internationally recognized for delivering outstanding clinical care and conducting groundbreaking research. One of the hallmarks of plastic surgery at UT Southwestern is the accessibility of our doctors to patients before and after the surgery to provide guidance and answer any questions.
About a Mommy Makeover
Below are a few of the most typical procedures that women have as part of a mommy makeover:
- Body contouring: Can include an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to remove excess skin or fat for a flatter tummy, liposuction, and nonsurgical options to shape the body and eliminate fatty areas
- Breast surgery: Breast-lift or breast reduction to change the shape and/or size of the breasts
- Facial rejuvenation: Fillers and injectables, Botox, and nonsurgical options such as Ultherapy to decrease fine lines or wrinkles on the face, or lasers or chemical peels to remove dark spots on the skin
- Additional skin care treatments and services: Treatments for varicose veins on the legs, laser hair removal, permanent makeup (or cosmetic tattooing), skin care consultation for the ongoing care of the face, and services such as facials provided by licensed professionals including our aestheticians
Mommy Makeover: What to ExpectDuring an initial consultation, we talk with patients about their overall health and expectations, and discuss what options and procedures might work best. Mommy makeovers can be done on patients as young as their 20s. Recovery time will vary, depending on the surgical procedures involved.
For long-term results, it’s important to maintain a healthy weight. We can recommend a diet and exercise plan to help patients maintain the long-term impact of a mommy makeover.
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