WHAT IS A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
Plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Couvillion regularly meets with women in Houston, TX who want to return their body to its pre-pregnancy form. 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 some feeling a little frustrated. It is possible to once again attain a slim and toned body with the assistance of the mommy makeover surgery offered at SBA Dermatology. This approach utilizes a combination of fat removal and skin tightening techniques to reshape the breasts, stomach, buttock, and thighs. 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. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
"Dr Couvillion kept me talking through my procedure and kept me distracted and was wonderful. His staff is also wonderful. I truly recommend him for any procedure."
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AM I A CANDIDATE FOR A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
Ideal candidates for this surgery are patients who:
- Have gone through childbearing
- Have tried unsuccessfully to achieve a tighter, younger-looking body through a clean diet and regular exercise
- Are dissatisfied with the lingering effects of childbirth on their body, such as deflated or sagging breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or undesirable pockets of fat in the hips, flanks, lower back, and buttocks
- Desire to live life without feeling self-conscious
HOW IS A MOMMY MAKEOVER PERFORMED?
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 and can last anywhere from 3 – 7 hours, depending on the complexity. In some cases, a day-long stay at the hospital may be needed. It is also common for some patients to incorporate nonsurgical methods, such as an injectable or laser treatment, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface imperfections.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM A 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 avoided for at least two months following the procedure. In the end, a mommy makeover at SBA Dermatology can be life-changing for women, helping them once again reclaim their figure.
MOMMY MAKEOVER FAQS
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover costs can vary greatly, depending on which procedures are part of your surgical plan. During your initial 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. SBA Dermatology 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 procedures 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 (augmentation, lift, or both) along with a tummy tuck and liposuction.
Will a mommy makeover leave 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 to ensure your incisions heal properly.
What if I get pregnant after a mommy makeover?
Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until are finished growing your family so your results aren't compromised. In most cases, all treated areas of your body are at risk of changing if you get pregnant again. Should you have another child after a mommy makeover, it will likely be necessary to undergo another surgery in order to restore your results.
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 SBA Dermatology in Houston, TX to inquire about a mommy makeover, as well as some of the other body contouring options we offer. Sagging breasts, flabby stomachs, 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 designed to enhance each problem area. With advanced methods and surgical skills, it is entirely possible to regain the look you desire.
When it comes to treating your skin, it's important to choose a specialist who knows the skin inside and out. To meet with one of our board-certified dermatologists or other experienced practitioners, call our office at 713-850-0240.