Mommy Makeover in Dallas
For many, motherhood brings much love and bliss into their lives with their new bundles of joy, but it is often difficult to attain your pre-pregnancy body. Even if your weight generally remains the same your body fat gets shifted around and your clothes usually do not fit the same way or at all. This may lead to lower self-esteem and a negative sense of self. Many women are further disheartened by sagging smaller breasts, looser skin, and increased cellulite and stretch marks despite notable efforts to exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
|Mommy Makeover Procedure||Fee Range|
|Mommy Makeover||$16,000 – $22,000|
Exact pricing requires a personal consultation. These are estimates only and are subject to change. Actual plastic surgery prices depend on your specific anatomy, operating time involved, surgical technique used, and type of anesthesia.
If you are unsatisfied with your current figure and want to feel more confident and self-assured, then a Mommy Makeover might be what you need. Dr. George Toledo a board-certified plastic surgeon will share a great deal of his expertise and 30 years experience with these types of surgical transformations.
A Mommy Makeover may include but is not limited to breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction in targeted areas. All of these cosmetic procedures will provide you with a new and restored pre-pregnancy body.
Am I a Candidate?
Mommy Makeovers are not exclusively for those that have given birth, but rather for anyone who may possess excess or loose skin especially in the stomach and sagging or deflated breasts, such as those who undergo massive weight loss.
A tummy tuck is intended for those that do not want to have more pregnancies. If you are considering trying to get pregnant or have more children in the future then it is advised that you hold off on the tummy tuck portion of the Mommy Makeover.
The Procedures Involved in a Mommy Makeover
The Mommy Makeover is one of the most well known cosmetic surgeries that often combines several procedures depending upon the patient. These procedures may include:
This procedure targets and eliminates small fat deposits that are usually located in the thighs, stomach, hips, and love handles.
Breast contouring includes several types of procedures for the breasts such as enlargement which results in fuller looking breasts. The breast lift or mastopexy elevates and tightens the breasts. If the breasts are too large, breast reductions may also be performed to have a more portioned breast size to your body and to take some strain off of the back and shoulders.
The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes unwanted fatty tissue and any sagging skin from the abdomen. The abdomen then appears much flatter and firmer even when sitting down. The procedure also tightens the underlying muscles and repairs hernias, if needed.
Preparations for a Mommy Makeover
There can be no eating or drinking twelve hours before the scheduled surgery. It is advised that you are no longer breastfeeding before you embark on this surgery. In addition, smokers must stop at least two weeks before surgery since nicotine and caffeine can lengthen and inhibit the healing process and it can also exponentially increase complications from the procedures. Arrange for a ride after surgery, since you will not be in a position to drive yourself home. It is suggested to plan on taking a week off from work or your normal routine to allow your body plenty of time to properly heal. It is imperative to keep moving to avoid blood clots, but only within the guidelines of the doctor.
The Recovery Process
The recovery process can take several weeks due to the multiple procedures that are often involved. Symptoms may include but are not limited to swelling, bruising, tenderness, and fatigue. It is very important to heed your doctor’s instruction so as not to slow down the healing process. Strenuous exercise is not allowed for several weeks.
Dr. Toledo will provide you with specific instructions at the preoperative consultation. An elastic binder will also be supplied to keep the stomach in place until it is fully healed. It can only be taken off when you sponge bathe.
The Cost of a Mommy Makeover
Since the number of procedures that are needed are unique to each patient, the prices will also vary, ranging from $8,500 to $30,000. On average, a Mommy Makeover will cost between $13,000 to $25,000. It is also important to keep in mind that these surgeries will be viewed as cosmetic by your insurance provider. Dr. Toledo will work with you to receive the dream figure that you so desire.