Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover in Houston, TX

Pregnancy, delivery, and nursing can take a huge toll on the body. Even though many women “bounce back” somewhat after the birth of their children, more are unsatisfied with the changes to their bodies.

Even the women most dedicated to regular exercise and healthy diet struggle to rid themselves of lax skin and fat deposits. In nearly all cases, regaining or even approaching pre-pregnancy physiques requires surgical support.

A fully customized “mommy makeover” revitalizes your figure and restores your confidence. With years of reconstructive and plastic surgery training, Dr. Courtney helps you select the procedures that will help you achieve natural results that amplify your existing assets. From your initial consultation to your final post-op follow-up, your mommy makeover by Dr. Courtney will be an individualized experience.

Our facility, one of the largest in Texas, guarantees you the most advanced technologies, including:

  • Vectra XT 3D Imaging technology, which simulates the addition or removal of volume from your breasts so you can envision how breast lift, implants or reduction will turn out.
  • An AAAHC-certified surgery center that keeps you safer than a hospital operating room during your surgery and recovery.

Dr. Courtney El-Zokm is proud to be part of one of the largest and most advanced plastic surgery practices in the country. Call 713-522-4411 or visit today to learn more about your options for a mommy makeover.

Is the Mommy Makeover right for you?

Making positive, cosmetic changes to your body during the years you are caring for your children can be energizing and empowering. Increased confidence helps you feel better equipped for the relentless demands of parenting.

With the mommy makeover, most women choose to recontour their breasts and stomachs, the two areas most affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Other common procedures include liposuction and vaginal rejuvenation.

Because your results are subject to change with additional weight gain or pregnancies, we advise that you wait until you are done having children to get your mommy makeover. Those who plan on having more children can consider minimally invasive procedures like CoolSculpting® or Emsculpt® until the time is right. With your family complete, the mommy makeover can completely transform your physique.

Planning Your Mommy Makeover in Houston with Dr. Courtney

Before coming to your consultation with Dr. Courtney, staff will ask you to gather images of yourself at younger ages and even images of others whose figures you admire. Using selfie filters with your own photos don’t help as much, as they use technology to create unnatural images that can’t be replicated.   

You can expect your consultation to be a personalized, enjoyable experience.  During this time, you can ask any questions you may have.

After reviewing your medical history, conducting a physical exam to note your body’s natural architecture, and discussing your aesthetic goals in depth, Dr. Courtney will explain the combination of procedures best suited to bring about your transformation.  If breast augmentation, reduction or lift is involved, he can use the Vectra XT 3D imaging technology to superimpose images of different breast size and shapes over your current form. Understanding the most likely outcome of your surgery provides peace of mind. Only a handful of plastic surgery practices in Texas offer this imaging technology.

Dr. Courtney then creates a surgical plan which you go over in-depth together. Having several procedures done at once can save you time and money, not to mention set you up for just one recovery. Still, the limits of the body dictate the number of procedures. Dr. Courtney will carefully explain whether your mommy makeover will involve one or several procedures. He will never put your well-being at risk.

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If you’re ready to take the next step or want to learn more about a certain procedure, schedule your consultation today. Dr. Courtney and his team are excited to meet you!

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Take the Next Step

If you’re ready to take the next step or want to learn more about a certain procedure, schedule your consultation today. Dr. Courtney and his team are excited to meet you!

Learn More

Mommy Makeover Procedures

Though every woman’s body and experiences are unique, several areas are common targets for women seeking body recontouring through a mommy makeover. 

These following procedures can be combined with each other and/or non-surgical treatments to help you look and feel your absolute best.

Pregnancy stretches the abdomen, and this often pulls apart the underlying abdominal muscles. The separation is unlikely to ever resolve on its own. Muscle laxity allows the stomach and other organs to flow forward, giving you a belly. This swelling, combined with abdominal fat storage around the waist that is common in pregnancy, creates a wider waistline and bigger stomach. A tummy tuck addresses all these cosmetic and structural issues by repairing the abdominal wall, removing excess fat and skin (and sometimes even stretch marks), and reshaping the body to create a feminine waistline and a flatter stomach. The tummy tuck typically removes 10 pounds in fat and skin.

Gravity and decreased skin elasticity cause the breasts to sag with age, even if patients have never been pregnant or nursed an infant. Motherhood can create even more dramatic changes the breasts, often leaving them drooping and flattened. A breast lift can restore breasts to their youthful position and shift fullness from the bottom to the top of the breasts. During this procedure, asymmetries and enlarged areolas or nipples can also be repaired.

Fat can be stored in many different areas of the body, and unfortunately, some of these spots are quite resistant to even the most effective weight loss efforts. Women who have had children often have bulges in the belly, thighs, hips, or upper arms that make them feel uncomfortable with their shape. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that can permanently remove fat from any problem area. With body sculpting through surgical fat removal, Dr. Courtney skillfully creates smooth contours and a youthful, slimmer shape.

Natural childbirth changes the shape and feel of the vagina, so many women choose to add vaginal rejuvenation procedures to their mommy makeovers. Using state-of-the-art technologies and surgical approaches, Dr. Courtney can firm and tighten vaginal tissue. Soft tissue rejuvenation in this sensitive area creates cosmetic and functional benefits, decreasing urinary stress incontinence and minimizing tissue redundancy.

Mommy Makeover Surgery in Dr. Courtney’s Surgery Center

Your surgery will take place in our AAAHC-certified ambulatory surgery center (ASC) rather than a hospital. Our surgery center delivers more comfort, convenience, and safety than a hospital operating room. In fact, one study revealed that the infection rate in a certified ambulatory surgery center is half that of hospitals. More, patients spend significantly less time in an ASC than in hospital recovery rooms.[1]

These findings make sense. After all, the number of people passing through hospital operating and recovery rooms far outnumber those in our small surgery center. Exposure to the bacteria and viruses carried by thousands of people is far more likely than exposure in a surgery center where just a handful of procedures occur every day.

Further, we carefully select only the top anesthesiologists with the best safety records. With the number and quality of professionals we insist upon, our patient peace of mind far exceeds that of patients in hospitals.

Recovery from your Mommy Makeover and Enjoying Your Results


Since the mommy makeover is customized and may include different procedures, recovery time varies. Though you may have some swelling and discomfort during the first few days following your surgery, Dr. Courtney will prescribe pain medication to enhance your comfort as you heal. You will likely have specialized compression bandages or garments in place after surgery to minimize post-surgical swelling and protect and support your treatment areas.  You will need someone at home with you for the first couple of days to help you, as movement will be limited to protect the treatment sites.  It is important that you get up and walk around just a bit each day, but you should plan on mostly sleeping and resting these first few days. Dr. Courtney will give you extensive post-surgical care instructions to support optimal results.

Once you no longer need prescription pain medication, you can return to work and normal, gentle daily activities. For most patients, this occurs within a few weeks. We advise that you refrain from vigorous exercise for a few more weeks to protect your body as it heals.

You will see immediate changes to your body after surgery, but your swelling will continue to dissipate over several months. And, you can expect your surgical scars to become paler and less noticeable over time. We recommend that you maintain a fairly stable weight after your mommy makeover, as any significant weight gain or loss can alter your results.

Mommy Makeover Surgery Concierge Services in Houston, TX

If you’ve stumbled on Dr. Courtney online and live away from Houston or even out of state, rest assured that we can help you make your plans to travel to Houston for your mommy makeover surgery. Dr. Courtney and his team want your procedures to go smoothly from the moment you first arrive in Houston to your departure.  

We will provide you with detailed directions, hotel accommodations, recovery centers we trust, and transportation. We also connect you with nearby nursing services and any post-operative support you may need. Houston has many food and beverage delivery services as well.

If you have specific questions about what’s involved in the mommy makeover, please don’t hesitate to contact us via our online form or call us at 713.522.4411 today. Well look forward to your call or visit!

[1] “ASCs: A Positive Trend in Health Care.”  Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.