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Even if you dedicate yourself to regular exercise and a healthy diet, you may still struggle with lax skin and excess fat. In most cases, regaining your pre-pregnancy physique requires help – which is when Dr. Courtney can perform a fully customized mommy makeover.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a customized surgical procedure that revitalizes your figure and restores your pre-pregnancy confidence in your look. It begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Courtney, where he takes the time to understand your aesthetic goals and work with you to develop a 100% custom surgical plan to get you there.

Is a mommy makeover right for me?

Making positive cosmetic changes to your body can be energizing and empowering, helping you feel sexy and confident. As a parent, confidence, and pride in your appearance make a difference in your journey. Mommy makeovers are ideal for any mother who desires:

  • Perky, beautiful breasts
  • Slim, toned arms, legs, thighs, and flanks
  • A firmer and more toned abdomen
  • Restored vaginal tissues and appearance

Most women who enjoy a mommy makeover 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 have finished building your family to undergo your mommy makeover. Those who plan on having more children can consider minimally invasive procedures such as BodyTite, Evoke, and Morpheus8, until the time is right. We do not recommend CoolSculpting for our patients and offer body sculpting treatments that produce superior results. With your family complete, the mommy makeover can completely transform your physique.

Your private consultation with Dr. Courtney

Before coming to your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Courtney, we will ask you to gather images of yourself at younger ages and photographs of others whose figures approximate what you envision for yourself. Any photos you bring can help ensure we understand your vision for your body.

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 achieve your transformation. With total attention to detail and consideration of your vision of beauty, Dr. Courtney will then create a custom surgical plan and explain each step thoroughly.

Having several procedures done at once can save you time and money, not to mention involving just one recovery. Still, the limits of the body dictate the number of procedures that are safe to perform in one session. Dr. Courtney will carefully explain whether your mommy makeover will involve one or several procedures – with your health, safety, and wellbeing as the top priority.

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3D visualization

If breast augmentation, reduction, or lift is involved, he will use Vectra XT 3D imaging technology to superimpose images of different breast sizes and shapes over your current physique. This advanced technology will give you a graphic representation of what you can expect after surgery, which helps many enjoy peace of mind. Dr. Courtney is one of just a handful of surgery practices in Texas that offer 3D imaging technology.

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. The following procedures are some of the most popular parts of a mommy makeover, which can also be combined with nonsurgical options for optimal results.

Tummy Tuck

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, leaving you with a bulge. This swelling, combined with abdominal fat storage around the waist that is common in pregnancy, creates a broader waistline and larger tummy zone. 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 up to 10 pounds in fat and skin.

Liposuction

Fat can be stored in many different areas of the body, and unfortunately, some of these spots are 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 less confident. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from any problem area. With body sculpting through surgical fat removal, Dr. Courtney skillfully creates smooth contours and restores a more youthful, slimmer shape.

Breast Lift

Gravity and decreased skin elasticity cause the breasts to sag, even without having been pregnant or nursed an infant. Motherhood can create even more dramatic changes in the breasts and often leaves them drooping looking flat. 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 be repaired.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Natural childbirth changes the shape and feel of the vagina, so many women choose to add vaginal rejuvenation procedures to a mommy makeover. 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 excess tissue.

Our state-of-the-art 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. Studies have found that not only are ASCs safer and offer quicker recovery than hospital rooms, but they also have a 50% reduced risk of postoperative infections.

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

Recovery from a mommy makeover

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 essential that you take short, gentle walks daily, but you should plan on mostly sleeping and resting the 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 routine, 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.

Mommy makeover: Your results

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

Concierge mommy makeovers in Houston, TX

As a nationally-renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Courtney helps patients from all over Texas, the USA, and even patients who fly from other countries to enjoy his expertise. He is known for his exquisite results, attention to detail, and compassionate bedside manner. His top-rate training and professional practice have earned him national recognition as one of six outstanding surgeons for his research by The American Society of Plastic Surgery. Beyond their stunning results, patients often remember his relaxed and approachable personality as one of their favorite parts of the process.

It is crucial to place your trust in only the most qualified surgeon to ensure your results achieve your goals and bring you happiness, confidence, and an enhanced quality of life.

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Services for out-of-town patients

If you have 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 postoperative support you may need. Houston has many food and beverage delivery services as well.

If you have specific questions about what is involved in the mommy makeover, please do not hesitate to call us, or contact us via our online form today. We look forward to your call or visit!

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