Learn how to RENEW YOUR BODY!
Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body. Luckily, women today are proving they can still look and feel young through a transformation known as a “mommy makeover”. Serving Houston, Katy, and Pearland, TX, Plastic surgeon, Dr. Leo Lapuerta combines multiple fat removal, skin lifting and tightening techniques to correct the physical effects of childbearing. Candidates for this surgery are women who cannot achieve their pre-pregnancy physique with diet and exercise alone. Simply put, they are not able to “fix” certain body parts. This procedure is tailored for each patient, but commonly involves the breasts and the abdomen.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"The BEST - Dr Lapuerta and staff were amazing! I am only 1 week 3 days post op from ahaving a mommy makeover and feel and look amazing already!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 25, 2015
"Not only is Dr Lapuert a wonderful board certified plastic surgeon that took amazing care of me and my needs but his staff is fabulous as well! I had a mommy makeover. It included a breast lift, breast augmentation (saline), full tummy tuck, lipo of the back love-handels, flanks, inner and outer thigh. I am 1 week 3 days post op and look and feel amazing already! I highly reccomend Dr. Lapuerta and his staff!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 25, 2015
"Plastic surgery is something I had considered for years; I was given several referrals by co-workers of my husband and had seen his work first hand. When I went in for my consultation I was treated with the utmost respect. Dr. Leo went over every question that I had, he and his staff took time to fully explain the whole pre-op and post op process to me. Dr. Leo completed a "Mommy Makeover? I had a full tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and lipo-suction. Thank you for giving me back my self confidence. He does truly amazing work. :D"- Google User / Google / Jun 06, 2012
"Excellent Experience, from the Consult to the Post-op Visit - Houston, TX - First off let me say I researched doctor's in the Conroe and Houston Area. Dr. Lapuerta came highly recommended among my husbands coworkers. I was met with a smile from all staff on the day of my consult. The doctor and his staff are very thorough, there was not a question that went unanswered. Amazing experience I recommend Dr. Lapuerta to everyone that compliments my new look."- K. / RealSelf / Jul 27, 2011
"28 Year Old Mother of 3 - Pearland, TX - Well so far it has been an amazing. .everyone has been kind and supportive. The office is clean and nice, always offered something to drink. I was encouraged to call if I had any questions or concerns. The morning of surgery I had a lot of anxiety which the nurse tried to distract me from. I felt safe, like I was in great hands."- M. / RealSelf / Aug 08, 2014
The mommy makeover procedure is uniquely tailored to each patient depending on what body part they want to improve. In most cases, the breasts and tummy are addressed together (though not always). The conditions addressed during surgery and the surgical technique used will vary.
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Loss of volume and/or breast tissue, sagging and/or drooping, excess skin (ptosis), breasts that have become too large
- Surgeries to consider: Breast augmentation with implants, breast lift, breast augmentation with a lift, breast reduction surgery
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Excess fat and/or persistent bulge in the abdomen, sagging and loose skin, stretch marks and other unsightly skin irregularities
- Surgeries to consider: Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction of the abdomen
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Sagging skin and excess fat in the buttocks, hips and thighs
- Surgeries to consider: Lower body lift including liposuction and skin tightening of the buttocks, hips and thighs
All mommy makeovers are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. Depending on how many techniques are combined, the surgery could last multiple hours. It is common for patients to have a short hospital stay with this surgery. Most women will require a full month to recover, but many will be able to return to work within 2 weeks. The results will reveal themselves in multiple stages as the breast implants settle into their natural placement and the incisions begin to heal. It generally takes a full year for all of the changes to make their final appearance.
Mommy makeover procedures will vary in cost depending how many surgeries were combined and how many surgery sessions are needed. At a minimum, if a breast lift with augmentation is performed along with a tummy tuck, the cost could range from $8,500-$20,000. According to RealSelf.com, after reviewing more than 1,300 women, the average cost for a mommy makeover is around $12,825.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,500 - $20,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 4-8 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Mommy Makeover FAQs
Is it Safe?
There are always risks to consider when contemplating surgery. When procedures are combined, those risks can increase. Therefore, it is important to find an experienced cosmetic surgeon who is skilled in performing multiple procedures in one setting. Ultimately, a combination procedure can have numerous benefits, including only having to undergo surgery once — which means only one recovery and one fee.
What if I get Pregnant?
In a perfect world, women would wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur.
What About Stretch Marks?
If stretch marks exist on an area of the body (i.e. breast, tummy, etc.) that is going to be lifted and tightened, they may be removed when the excess skin is trimmed away. For any stretch marks left behind, as well as any other skin irregularities that may exist, there are skin-rejuvenating techniques that can help fade and remove these imperfections.
Will I Have Scars?
Scarring will occur with almost any cosmetic procedure. However, every effort is made to place and close the incisions carefully so that scarring is minimized. Scarring eventually fades into faint lines and can be concealed by undergarments and bathing suits. Most patients feel that the physical results following a mommy makeover outweigh the scarring left behind.