Although pregnancy and childbirth mark beautiful new chapters for families, some women realize how rough carrying a child can be on their bodies and wish to reclaim some of their pre-pregnancy features. Pregnancy and childbirth can drastically change a woman’s silhouette and leave the breasts, abdomen, and skin loose, sagging, and discolored, which becomes a point of frustration. Dr. Kevin Hanz is a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands the physical and emotional process of women’s bodily changes and is honored to serve women in Dallas, TX, and the surrounding areas to achieve their desired appearances.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a customized cosmetic treatment plan that can involve a combination of surgical and non-surgical techniques to improve a woman’s body and skin post-pregnancy. At Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hanz and his team of professionals work with each patient by listening to their concerns and personal goals and developing customized treatment plans that provide them with outcomes to help them reach their goals,

What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?

There are multiple benefits to participating in a mommy makeover, including:

  • Tightening loose skin

  • Reducing unwanted fat pockets in the hips, abdomen, buttocks, and stomach

  • Increasing breast firmness and volume

  • Improving skin texture and complexion

  • Achieving a youthful silhouette

  • Boosting self-confidence

Mommy makeover results will vary depending on the treatments used and each patient’s personal cosmetic goals.

Am I an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover?

Ideal candidates for the mommy makeover are reasonably healthy women who have finished all their desired pregnancies and are displeased with their appearance despite incorporating a healthy diet and exercise into their lives. Dr. Hanz performs detailed initial examinations to determine if a prospective patient would safely benefit from a mommy makeover. Women who want to become pregnant again or live with specific medical conditions may not qualify for a mommy makeover.

What treatments are involved in a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover utilizes a combination of surgical and nonsurgical treatments selected by the patient as recommended by Dr. Hanz. Examples of mommy makeover treatments include:

  • Fat liposuction around the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and hips

  • Tummy tucks to reduce sagging skin

  • Breast implants

  • Breast lift

Some mommy makeover procedures take several hours to complete and may require an overnight stay at our clinic. Patients who want to learn more about nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in Dallas can consult with team members at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

What can I expect during recovery?

Since a mommy makeover includes the use of invasive surgery, patients should schedule time for several weeks of rest and recovery. Dr. Hanz provides each patient with recommendations and precautions to optimize healing and reduce the potential for scarring. Patients can usually resume normal daily activities within a few weeks and physical exercise after approximately two months. Full healing after a mommy makeover can take up to six months.

What if I get pregnant again after my mommy makeover?

Dr. Hanz encourages patients to complete their families prior to participating in a mommy makeover since pregnancy can compromise cosmetic results. However, if the unexpected happens, patients can still return for a refresher procedure.

Where to go to learn more about a mommy makeover

If you are past your pregnancy years and wish to regain a youthful, tighter appearance, contact our team at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and schedule an appointment today. Dr. Kevin Hanz works with patients in Dallas, TX, and throughout the surrounding areas to help address changes post-pregnancy and achieve beautiful physical and emotional outcomes.