What is a Mommy Makeover?
Having a baby can be one of the most magical and fulfilling experiences of a woman’s life. Unfortunately, the physical toll that pregnancy and childbirth have on the body can be devastating. During childbirth, as the baby passes through the birth canal, the muscles, fascia, and ligaments separate and may weaken. A mommy makeover from board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas can address the aesthetic aspects of your body-after-baby appearance.
Wishing for your pre-pregnancy figure? Even though childbirth is a miraculous, wonderful moment for a woman, it often will change the tightness and shape of various body parts — and can be a little frustrating. The most exciting news is that it's possible to reclaim a tighter, slimmer figure thanks to the help of the mommy makeover performed at Dallas Cosmetic Center. The mommy makeover can include a blend of liposuction and skin removal techniques to target both the upper body (arms and breasts) and lower body (tummy) — basically, any body part affected by weight gain, childbirth, or nursing can be addressed. Furthermore, nonsurgical remedies can be incorporated to correct surface imperfections, such as skin problems or stretch marks from pregnancy. Find out more at a private consultation with Dr. Huertas in his office in Dallas, TX.
"Dr. Huertas is a very kind and knowledgable doctor. I’m very happy to have found him. He does biodentical hormone replacement and other cosmetic procedures that most gynecologists don’t do. He also takes most insurance options. 5 stars!!! 👏👏👏👏👏"- A.M. / Google / Mar 25, 2021
"I had a great experience with Dr. Huertas and his staff. He preformed 360 lipo on me and I’m now 1 day post op. I had a massage done with an independent massage therapist and they raved about my first day results! I will update this if anything changes. I would recommend this doctor!"- C.O. / Google / Jan 28, 2021
"Dr. Huertas and Jeanette both really put me at ease and answered all my questions."- T.C. / ZocDoc / Dec 06, 2020
"Great office and staff just wish they had the depo prevara in office!"- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Dec 06, 2020
"Dr. Huertas was easy to talk to and listened."- B.G. / Google / Aug 14, 2020
What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?
Though pregnancy is an amazing time for a woman, it can also be tough on the body. A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that help you get your body back — or at least close to what it was before pregnancy. Patients choose to work with Dallas Cosmetic Center for the following benefits:
- Experience: Dr. Huertas is a highly experienced mommy makeover surgeon and knows how to ensure you are happy with your results.
- Flexibility: Mommy makeovers are personalized to each patient, so you can pick and choose the procedures that are right for your body and goals.
- Excellent care: You will be in good hands from start to finish when you work with Dallas Cosmetic Center.
Do I qualify for a Mommy Makeover?
No two patients are the same because the mommy makeover combines the best of our cosmetic procedures to help restore a youthful, pre-pregnancy body and enhance sexual gratification. Candidates for this surgery are women who have completed pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, and have tried to get a slimmer, tighter figure through a nutritious diet with little result. For many women, surgery is necessary to attain their pre-pregnancy shape. If you're past childbearing and are at a loss for how to change your body — such as lifeless, deflated breasts; loose abdominal skin; or unwanted fat in the hips, flanks, lower back, and buttocks — a mommy makeover procedure could be what you need to get back to living life without feeling so self-conscious.
Our Mommy Makeover Surgical Techniques
The mommy makeover procedure is a unique surgery that Dr. Huertas tailors for each woman based on their unique body. A variety of procedures can be paired together. The most popular treatments are liposuction for the flanks and lower back, as well as breast lift surgery, breast augmentation, and tummy tuck surgery. Dr. Huertas can also include vaginal rejuvenation as the internal and external diameters of your vagina may have increased. The muscles of the perineum may be weak and poorly supported. Under these circumstances, the vagina is no longer at its optimal physiological state. As a result, the sensual side of sexual gratification may have diminished. More and more women are seeking out Dr. Huertas to help restore their tummies to the youthful firmness they enjoyed before having children and enhance vaginal muscle tone, strength, and control.
All of these procedures are performed using general anesthesia and usually take about 3 – 7 hours depending on the complexity of the selected treatments. For some procedures, you may need to stay at the hospital for part of your recovery. It's common to incorporate nonsurgical skin rejuvenation, such as laser treatments and injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface irregularities.
What to Expect
Once discharged, you'll start your recovery at home with rest and proper aftercare. This phase is generally a slow process. Standing upright will be difficult for the first few days. You should carefully follow all at-home care protocols following your procedure. For most women, the healing process can last about six months. Even though a full recovery could take months, the majority of patients are able to resume a normal routine within several weeks. You should wait to work out for about two months. In the end, the mommy makeover by Dr. Huertas can make an incredible impact. We want you to love the way you look and feel once again!
Mommy Makeover Frequently Asked Questions
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
In your initial consultation with Dr. Huertas, he will listen to your wants and needs before examining your body. Then, he can make suggestions about what to include in your mommy makeover plan. Often, women include breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both), vaginal rejuvenation, a tummy tuck, and liposuction.
Will I have scars?
Although a mommy makeover can help to give you a rejuvenated figure, it does include surgical scars. Dr. Huertas will make clean incisions that are as small as possible. Most scars that result from this surgery should be able to be covered with undergarments or swimsuits. When reviewing your post-surgical instructions, Dr. Huertas or a member of his team will go over post-op care so your stitches heal properly.
What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after completing all pregnancies so as not to compromise the surgical results. Generally, all treated areas of your body are at risk for changing if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you have another child after your mommy makeover, then we can perform another surgery.
Let's Refresh With a Mommy Makeover
If you're still frustrated with your body while trying to rid those last few pounds, we welcome you to call Dallas Cosmetic Center in Dallas, TX to learn more about the mommy makeover options we offer. We can discuss drooping breasts, flabby areas, stretched muscles, and skin irregularities. During your initial consultation with Dr. Huertas, you can detail your concerns and aesthetic goals to helpt Dr. Huertas create your customized mommy makeover plan. With his advanced methods and surgical skill, it is possible to regain the silhouette you desire.