Mommy Makeover

Few things are as rewarding as being a mom. Of course, having children also comes with physical changes. As a plastic board-certified plastic surgeon and a mother, Dr. Berry Fairchild intimately understands how challenging it can be to regain your confidence after pregnancy, breastfeeding, and childbirth. Dr. Fairchild knows that the love a mother experiences is life-changing, but she also believes that you deserve to look and feel your best. She uses her skill and experience to empower women with custom-tailored mommy makeover packages in Houston, TX.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures to help give you back your pre-baby body. While every mommy makeover plan is unique, they often incorporate body contouring procedures to address common concerns such as excess skin on the abdomen, separated abdominal muscles, love handles, and stubborn pockets of excess fat, as well as breast surgery to improve sagging breasts or restore lost breast volume.

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Preparing for Your Mommy Makeover

Your consultation appointment with Dr. Fairchild is an important first step in the rejuvenation process. She will take the time to discuss your concerns and understand your goals before she explains all your options. Once she has examined you and reviewed your medical history, she will recommend a treatment plan that is personalized to meet your unique goals. Dr. Fairchild and her team will make sure you have all the information you need to feel calm and confident before your surgery.

Your Mommy Makeover Procedure

A mommy makeover is typically an outpatient procedure performed with general anesthesia. Depending on your treatment plan, it is possible that multiple surgery dates or an overnight hospital stay may be necessary. Non-surgical treatments to enhance your skin and rejuvenate your appearance may be performed in-office prior to your surgical date. To learn more about specific surgical techniques, read more about the individual procedures that may be included in a mommy makeover treatment plan.

Cosmetic Procedures that can be Included in a Mommy Makeover:

Recovery After Mommy Makeover

Recovery time after a mommy makeover will vary depending on your treatment plan. Most patients include a tummy tuck, which will require at least one week off of work and several weeks away from strenuous activities. Dr. Fairchild will give you post-surgical guidelines which may include compression garments to minimize swelling, lymphatic massage to optimize healing, and pain medication to manage any discomfort.

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

  • Feel more confident and youthful
  • Repair separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
  • Restore a flat, toned tummy
  • Sculpt a lean or hourglass figure
  • Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
  • Remove excess, sagging skin
  • Enhance breasts

Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeover Surgery

Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover?

If you find that diet and exercise are not enough to get your body back, a mommy makeover may be right for you. Good Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Mommy Makeover American Society of Plastic Surgeons Go to Source candidates for a mommy makeover are in good general health, at a healthy weight, and have realistic expectations.

How do I know which procedures to include in my mommy makeover plan?

This is a personal decision, but Dr. Fairchild will use her expertise to guide you. Together, you and Dr. Fairchild will create a treatment plan that is designed to restore your youthful appearance and enhance your natural beauty.

What are the risks of a mommy makeover?

Any surgical procedure carries some risk. However, studies show that combining body contouring and breast surgeries does not increase the Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Combining abdominal and cosmetic breast surgery does not increase short-term complication rates: a comparison of each individual procedure and pretreatment risk stratification tool Khavanin N, Jordan SW, Vieira BL, et al Go to Source risk of surgical complications. Many side effects of mommy makeover surgery are temporary, such as swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Dr. Fairchild will review all risks with you before your procedure.

What kinds of scars will I have after mommy makeover?

Dr. Fairchild will take care with any incisions to ensure that scars are easily hidden. Incisions for breast surgery are typically hidden within the natural fold of the breast and around the border of the areola, while tummy tuck incisions are placed very low below the bikini line. Dr. Fairchild will also recommend skincare products to speed healing and minimize scarring.

Can I get pregnant after a mommy makeover?

Having a mommy makeover will not prevent you from safely getting pregnant. However, we typically recommend that mommy makeover patients wait to have their surgery until they feel their childbearing plans are complete so they can enjoy their results for as long as possible.

Contact Dr. Fairchild

Dr. Berry Fairchild is dedicated to helping women find the confidence they need to be the best version of themselves. If you are considering a mommy makeover, contact us to schedule a consultation appointment.

1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Mommy Makeover. Available: Accessed February 15, 2023.
2 Khavanin N, Jordan SW, Vieira BL, et al. Combining abdominal and cosmetic breast surgery does not increase short-term complication rates: a comparison of each individual procedure and pretreatment risk stratification tool. Aesthet Surg J. 2015;35(8):999–1006. doi:10.1093/asj/sjv087