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Mommy Makeover in Austin, TX

Schedule your mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Pearce in Austin, Texas, to enhance your breast size and shape for a more attractive silhouette.

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After childbirth, many mothers find themselves unhappy with the physical aftereffects of pregnancy on their bodies. These effects may include sagging or drooping breasts, stretch marks, loose abdominal muscles, excess skin around the abdomen, and unwanted fat deposits that exercise cannot burn off. A Mommy Makeover is a series of surgical procedures that can address some or all of these issues, and restore women’s bodies to their pre-pregnancy appearance.

What Can a Mommy Makeover Do?

Tighten Muscles and Skin

A Mommy Makeover can retighten abdominal muscles and skin stretched by pregnancy. This can reduce stretch marks and ensure a tighter and firmer abdomen. The procedure is designed to restore a pre-pregnancy abdomen, which may enhance the confidence of the patient.

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Enlarge and Lift Breasts

After pregnancy and breastfeeding, some women find that their breasts are no longer the shape or size that they desire. Sagging is unfortunately common, as the skin stretches to accommodate milk production, but does not naturally contract afterward. A Mommy Makeover can reverse sagging, and also enlarge breasts, so they better resemble their pre-pregnancy state.

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Smooth and Define Contours

Pregnancy and the early months of motherhood are hard on the body. The body can accumulate fat deposits that change a woman’s shape in unwanted ways. A Mommy Makeover can remove stubborn fat pockets, and help reshape a woman’s contours. A Mommy Makeover can restore a youthful appearance by strategically removing and sculpting fat.

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What Procedures Are Part of a Mommy Makeover?

  • Breast Augmentation

    Breast augmentation uses implants to enhance the size of the breasts. This not only restores breast volume but also allows the breasts to be reshaped to meet the patient’s aesthetic desires.

  • Breast Lift

    A breast lift surgery is often, though not always, done in conjunction with breast augmentation. A breast lift changes the position of the breasts on the chest, raising and restoring them to a more perky and youthful appearance.

  • Tummy Tuck

    Tummy tuck surgery is designed to tighten abdominal muscles loosened by pregnancy. These abdominal muscles cannot re-knit naturally, and a tummy tuck is the only known way to restore abdominal muscles after pregnancy. This procedure also tightens the skin over the abdomen, reducing sagging skin and removing stretch marks (as long as they are on the skin that is removed).

  • Liposuction

    Liposuction removes fat deposits from any area where exercise has proven ineffective. Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, but rather a body contouring procedure. As such, women who choose liposuction should find that their contours better resemble their ideal body shape.

    In some cases, fat transfer may be done in conjunction with liposuction to enhance the volume of specific areas, such as the breasts or buttocks.

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What Are Your Concerns About a Mommy Makeover?

Recovery

Immediately after your surgery, you will be provided a compression garment to wear around your incision sites. This will be worn between two and five days, depending on the procedures performed. After two weeks, the patient should be sufficiently recovered to return to work and resume non-strenuous physical activities. Complete recovery and the resumption of strenuous activities will likely occur between six and eight weeks after your operation. The final results should be visible within six months.

Pain

Patients should experience little to no pain during the surgery as it is performed under general anesthesia. As with any surgical procedure, some pain will occur during your recovery. This pain may be treated with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication depending on severity. Other treatments, such as ice, creams, and other topical treatments, may be prescribed to aid in recovery and reduce pain.

Scars

Some degree of scarring is inevitable with a Mommy Makeover. Dr. Pearce does his best to ensure that scars are as small and discreet as possible. All scarring will fade over time, though the degree can vary depending on the patient’s skin and ability to heal.

Results

Some Mommy Makeover results will be immediately apparent after the operation. Other results may take a few weeks or months to become apparent. The final results should develop within six months. If you are not satisfied with your results after that point, you may consult Dr. Pearce to determine possible options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Candidates for a Mommy Makeover procedure are women who are at least three months out of their pregnancy and do not intend to have more children. The ideal candidate will be within 15 pounds of her desired final weight, with no medical conditions that could complicate the surgery or the recovery.


What is the cost of a Mommy Makeover in Austin?

The cost of a Mommy Makeover can vary depending on the specific procedures chosen, the location of the surgery, and the fees associated with the anesthesiologist, surgeon, and surgical facility. Because the cost can vary so widely, ask Dr. Pearce for a personalized quote after your consultation.


Does a Mommy Makeover help you lose weight?

A Mommy Makeover is not a weight-loss procedure. While it is possible to lose weight as a result of the operation, it is not designed to remove significant fat. As such, it is recommended that patients not undergo a Mommy Makeover until they are within 10 to 15 pounds of their ideal final weight.


How long do the results of a Mommy Makeover last?

Most of the results of a Mommy Makeover will technically last the rest of your life. However, Mommy Makeover surgery does not stop the natural aging process or prevent you from gaining additional weight. As such, your results may degrade over time due to age and weight fluctuations. Observable results tend to last between 10 and 20 years, depending on the patient’s lifestyle.


What are the risks of a Mommy Makeover in Austin?

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with a Mommy Makeover. These may vary depending on the specific procedures chosen. Common risks include:

  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Poor reaction to anesthesia
  • Inability to breastfeed
  • Poor aesthetic results.

Will my insurance pay for a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is usually considered an “elective” surgery that is not covered by most major insurance carriers. There are exceptions to this, so it is suggested that you contact your health insurance provider to determine if they will help cover the procedure.


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