Mommy Makeover FAQs

istock 858242988 Having a baby brings laughter, tears, memories, and so much more. While women understand that their bodies will change during pregnancy, there is no way to predict the extent of those changes until they occur. Sometimes these changes result in drooping, loose, sagging tissues that may not look or feel good.  A lot of women decide to undergo surgery to re-gain shapes and contours that they had before becoming pregnant.  We have a number of great options for women who don’t like the changes they’ve experienced.  The process of a Mommy Makeover can be very exciting. Women thinking about undergoing this type of surgery tend to have several common questions. We’ll answer a few here. 

What is Involved in a Mommy Makeover?

The Mommy Makeover is usually thought of as a “breast and belly” type of treatment.  This makes sense since the breasts and abdomen are the  parts of the body most affected by pregnancy. Something to keep in mind, though, is that a Mommy Makeover is all about the patient, and every patient is different.  There are many procedures and treatments that may be considered, depending on the individual needs and desires of the woman.  Examples include:

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

This is probably the most common question.  We certainly will provide estimates if someone wants that during an initial telephone call to our Fort Worth office.  However, it really is just an estimate.  Each woman has her unique history, her unique body findings, and unique desires.  Some women may want to have breast implants, others may want to undergo breast reduction surgery.  Some may want a tummy tuck, others just liposuction.  We can provide a much more accurate idea of what costs will be once we have actually seen you in the office.  We listen to what you hope to achieve, examine you, then come up with a plan unique to you.  At that point we can tell you what your specific procedure will cost.

How Painful is a Mommy Makeover?

Most women are actually surprised that they don’t have as much pain as they thought they would have.  It’s common to feel tight for a few weeks after surgery, but that’s different than having a lot of pain.   We do several things to minimize discomfort after surgery.  This actually starts with a few medications we give you right before your surgery.  During the procedure I use long-acting topical medications that help keep you more comfortable in the first hours and days after the procedure.   We also have patients take a “cocktail” of non-narcotic medications to take after surgery to help minimize the need for stronger narcotics.  

Like becoming a mother, having a Mommy Makeover can be life-changing. Contact us at 817.335.5200 to schedule your consultation. 

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