Mommy Makeover

We meet many women who ask our surgeons how they can feel confident in their bodies again after having children. The answer is a mommy makeover at Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. This customized set of procedures is specifically designed to address the specific aesthetic concerns you have. Most women combine cosmetic breast surgery and body contouring to renew their bodies and their confidence.

Women considering a mommy makeover can meet with one of our plastic surgeons in Webster or Houston, TX, to discuss how best to meet their cosmetic goals. Request a consultation using the online form, or call our practice at  (281) 282-9555 to schedule an appointment.

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What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a personalized set of procedures—surgical, nonsurgical, or both—designed to help restore your confidence in your body. Not all the physical changes from pregnancy and childbirth can be reversed through diet and exercise alone. Abdominal skin can be stretched by pregnancy, and in many cases, breasts can lose volume and begin to sag. Those are the kinds of changes you can’t correct on your own.

What Is Included in a Mommy Makeover?

You may choose any procedure as part of your mommy makeover; most patients decide on 2 or more of the following:

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck creates a smoother, flatter tummy by removing excess skin and repairing the abdominal wall that becomes stretched during pregnancy. In our practice, some patients may be candidates for the drainless tummy tuck option — a special surgical approach that uses progressive tension sutures to eliminate the need for drains after surgery.


Our surgeons usually combine tummy tuck surgery with liposuction to remove excess fat from the midsection. Liposuction is much more versatile, too: It can improve the contours of the lower back, buttocks, thighs, and other areas of the body.

Breast Augmentation

If your breasts have lost volume but still retain most of their perkiness, breast augmentation is likely the right option for you. Many women who were satisfied with the size of their breasts before having children simply want to get breast implants to restore their breasts’ pre-pregnancy volume.

Breast Lift

If you’re happy with the size of your breasts but notice that they’ve begun to sag, a breast lift can restore a more youthful appearance. In many mommy makeover procedures, women decide to combine a breast lift with augmentation to create the results they want.


Having children can also create changes to the labia minora (inner vaginal lips) and, less frequently, labia majora (outer lips). These changes can affect your comfort and enjoyment during sex and can make some forms of exercise similarly uncomfortable. Labiaplasty remedies these concerns by removing stretched vaginal tissue.


ThermiVa is an innovative, nonsurgical treatment that can tighten vaginal tissues using carefully controlled heat. ThermiVa is approved by the FDA to restore tone and tightness to the vaginal area and enhance satisfaction during intercourse.

Mommy Makeover Procedure Options
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Am I a Good Mommy Makeover Candidate?

The best mommy makeover candidates are women who already work out regularly and follow a healthy diet, but who remain self-conscious about their bodies. During the consultation, your surgeon completes a thorough physical exam and discusses the specific concerns you have about your body. Based on your physical characteristics and cosmetic goals, the surgeon can create a surgical plan designed to accomplish those goals.

Some women considering mommy makeovers may not yet be ready for cosmetic surgery. In some cases, our physicians may recommend pursuing exercise and diet to tighten the abdominal area. That may help a patient either be better prepared for a tummy tuck — or, in some cases, avoid the procedure altogether.

Advanced Mommy Makeover Options

At Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we want you to feel confident that your surgeon uses proven, leading-edge techniques. We’re pleased to offer a drainless tummy tuck option for qualified patients. This technique uses progressive tension sutures to close the “open space” left behind after surgery. When the open space is closed, fluid cannot build up, and drains are no longer necessary. Moms appreciate the many advantages of a drainless procedure:

  • You can walk upright sooner
  • No hassle of caring for drains
  • Reduced tension on your incision
  • Better scar outcome
  • Lower rate of complications

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Houston?

Because the procedure is customized, a specific price can only be quoted after your consultation at Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Financially speaking, a mommy makeover is smart because it saves you money by combining multiple procedures into a single surgery, avoiding repetitive costs such as anesthesia fees and fees for use of a surgical facility.

It’s also important to remember that for optimal safety and the best results, the experience and training of your plastic surgeon should have more of an influence on your ultimate choice than the disparities in cost from surgeon to surgeon.

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Payment Options

We’ll work with you to make your aesthetic dreams come true. We offer flexible financing plans to meet most budgets.

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How Soon After Delivery Can I Have a Mommy Makeover?

The recommended time frame varies among patients. Depending on the procedures you are considering, it is likely you will need to wait at least 3 to 6 months after you reach a stable weight and stop breastfeeding to have mommy makeover surgery. If you are eager to get started, we encourage you to contact us for a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons.

How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Mommy Makeover?

The average mommy makeover patient should expect to take 7 to 10 days off from a job that’s not physically strenuous. Recovery times vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the surgery and each person’s natural ability to heal.

If you have children younger than 3, plan to have someone help with child care until you are cleared by your surgeon to lift things weighing more than 5 pounds (including your children). It’s also helpful to have someone who can run errands, clean the house, or prepare meals during the initial phases of your recovery.

Our surgeons provide detailed postoperative instructions to each patient; following them minimizes discomfort during the recovery and simplifies the healing process.

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Each plastic surgeon on our team has the training, experience, and talent needed to provide the natural-looking results patients want while ensuring their safety and comfort.

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