Houston, TX cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Rafi Bidros, is proud to offer new moms the opportunity to reclaim their pre-pregnancy figures with a combination of cosmetic procedures known as a "mommy makeover". 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”. This surgery blends several fat removal, skin tightening, skin lifting, and other techniques to create a slimmer figure, and a tighter, toned look. Women who cannot regain their pre-pregnancy figures with diet and exercise alone are great candidates for this procedure. It most commonly targets the abdomen and breasts, as well as liposuction on the hips, thighs, buttocks, etc.
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"Dr. Bidros is very professional and kind. I had a "mommy makeover" and he did a fantastic job! I am very happy with my results! His staff, all the ladies that run his office are so sweet! They were all very friendly and answered all my questions (very accommodating). Mandy his medical tech was very sweet and helpful too! I would recommend Dr. Bidros to anyone! ?"- K.E. / Google / Apr 09, 2017
Dr. Bidros feels that every woman's body is unique, and thus deserves a customized treatment plan to address the changes from pregnancy. Some women will benefit from only having a couple of procedures, while others may combine numerous surgeries to attain the results they desire.
Pregnancy often results in a loss of volume and shape to the breasts. Using advanced procedures, Dr. Bidros offers numerous options to reshape the breasts. Some of the procedures that can be combined include a breast lift, breast reduction surgery, breast augmentation with implants, or the use of a fat transfer. The goal is to create a breast that no longer sags and has the desired volume.
The abdomen is one of the most affected areas changed by pregnancy. Loose skin, fat pockets, cellulite, and other problematic symptoms can be addressed with liposuction, abdominoplasty surgery, and some minimally invasive techniques to help melt and remove fat. Tummy tuck surgery, specifically, has several variations ranging from a mini tummy tuck, to an extended version, depending on the patient's needs.
Women who gained a significant amount of weight during pregnancy, women who have had multiple pregnancies, or birthed more than one baby, may have excessive loose skin around the lower body. This skin typically collects and hangs at the abdomen, hips, buttocks, flanks, and upper thighs. A lower body lift, also known as a beltecomy, or body lift 360, is an invasive surgery with dramatic results. It has the potential to smoothen the appearance of loose skin, tighten and lift hanging skin, and create a more toned, healthy silhouette.
Mommy makeover surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The length of the surgery, as well as the recovery, will depend on a number of factors, including what is being corrected as well as the number procedures combined to achieve the right results. It is common for patients to have a short hospital stay with this surgery. It does take most women several months to recover from this procedure, but the results are worth it. Most patients can take up to 6 months or longer to see their optimal results, and when they do, they are extremely satisfied.
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Mommy Makeover FAQs
Is It Safe?
With every cosmetic surgery, there are risks. But our skilled surgeon and trained medical team strive to make the entire surgical experience as safe and effective as possible. Women who choose to combine multiple procedures will receive a complete evaluation and physical exam to make sure they are healthy enough to undergo this extensive procedure. For safety reasons, some procedures may be delayed or schedule in segments.
It is highly recommended that any woman considering a mommy makeover not have future pregnancies. Becoming pregnant after this surgery may comprise the potential of the results long term.
What About Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks exist where skin was once stretched and then reduced. Common areas include the breasts, abdomen, arms, and thighs. When loose skin is trimmed away and tightened, many of these stretch marks can be decreased or eliminated. There are also great lasers on the market to help lighten any remaining stretch marks so that they are less noticeable.
What About Scarring
Scarring is almost impossible to avoid with any cosmetic surgery. However, our surgeon takes great pride in ensuring that all incisions are made with care so that scarring is minimized. Scar care instructions will also help in the healing process. Scarring from this procedure eventually fades into light, faint lines and can be concealed by undergarments and bathing suits.