Mommy Makeover in Houston, TX
Though bringing a baby into the world is an unforgettable experience for a woman, the accompanying physical changes resulting from pregnancy, birth, and nursing can leave mom feeling less satisfied and confident with her body. “Mommy makeover” is a term referring to a combination of surgical procedures performed to reshape and tighten the body, reversing some of the physical changes brought by childbearing. Dr. German Newall, board-certified plastic surgeon, has perfected a variety of mommy makeover procedures to provide his patients in Houston, Post Oak, Sugar Land, Katy and all other surrounding areas.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Though the procedure combination can vary, it commonly includes breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and butt lift. Whatever the combination, the results will leave you feeling like yourself again.
Mommy Makeover for Breast Changes
Breast size generally fluctuates throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding. These changes compromise the skin’s elasticity, causing the breasts to sag. Once the mother no longer needs to store breastmilk, it is common for the breasts to lose volume, sometimes becoming even smaller than their pre-pregnancy size. Breast surgery will restore an attractive contour to the breasts, restoring volume through breast augmentation and shape through breast lift.
Mommy Makeover Breast Augmentation
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is common not only for the breasts to sag due to a loss in skin elasticity, but to lose volume, as well. Breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) will restore fullness and a shapely contour to the breasts. At your consultation with Dr. Newall, he will work with you to evaluate an implant size that will help you to achieve the results you desire based upon your goals and unique physical proportions. In addition, you will have the opportunity to try on implants of different sizes to determine your preference. During the breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Newall will make an incision, most commonly in the crease under the breast, and insert the implant under the pectoral muscle, in most cases. Silicone implants come pre-filled with silicone gel, but saline implants are inflated with sterile saline water to your size preference after they have been implanted. Breast augmentation is a one to two-hour procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. Stitches are removed five to seven days later. Most patients can return to work in five to six days and begin exercising again in one month.
Mommy Makeover Breast Lift
A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure after pregnancy or breast feeding has caused your breasts to change and loss skin elasticity. This surgical procedure can restore a youthful, firm and uplifted breast appearance. A breast lift is often done when you are satisfied with the size of your breasts, but not the shape or positioning. If you would like to lift your breasts and situate them higher on your body to reduce sagging, a breast lift will tighten the skin and set the nipples back into a proportionate position. A breast lift is commonly combined with a breast augmentation, which will reestablish both volume of the breasts and the positioning of the breasts on your chest.
Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) will restore a flat and smooth appearance to the abdomen. During pregnancy, pressure from the growing uterus causes the abdominal muscles to weaken, and, in some cases, the rectus abdominus muscles completely separate.
Though diet and exercise can provide toning and weight loss, the protruding appearance of the abdomen, sagging skin, and weakened muscles can only be corrected through surgery.
In a tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Newall removes excess skin and tightens the underlying muscles through a horizontal abdominal incision. He makes this incision low enough on the abdomen that the resulting scar will be hidden when a two-piece swimsuit is worn. Dr. Newall is a nationally recognized expert for his ability to combine a tummy tuck with liposuction to achieve a toned and tightened appearance that some thought could only be achieved through an extensive body lift. A tummy tuck is performed in 2-5 hours on an outpatient basis, though Dr. Newall may recommend an overnight stay for some patients. Patients may usually return to work and driving in two weeks, and resume exercise in six weeks.
Mommy Makeover Liposuction
Because the hips and thighs have high levels of fat-storing enzymes to enable a woman to store fat during pregnancy, these areas can be difficult to reshape through diet and exercise. A liposuction (lipoplasty) procedure removes fat and reshapes these areas to create more ideal contours and proportions. It can be performed almost anywhere on the body where unwanted fat exists, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, waist, chest, arms, neck, and chin. Dr. Newall specializes in lipocontouring, removing fat and excess tissue to restore a more attractive form to targeted areas.
Dr. Newall accomplishes this by inserting a small hollow tube called a cannula into small incisions made in the skin, and then he carefully suctions out the fat. Tumescent and ultrasonic (UAL) are the two primary liposuction techniques he utilizes. For most cases, he prefers to use the tumescent technique because of three key advantages: the tumesced solution which is injected into fatty tissues minimizes bleeding, contains pain medication to reduce discomfort, and it expands tissue so that Dr. Newall can accomplish more precise sculpting. With the UAL technique, ultrasonic energy heats and melts fat cells so they can be easily suctioned out of the body. Bruising and bleeding are minimized with this method as well. In cases where an individual has loose skin and/or weakened abdominal muscles due to pregnancy, Dr. Newall may recommend an abdominoplasty in conjunction with liposuction for a more fully toned look. Patients can best maintain their results by following a fitness routine that supports balanced eating and exercise habits. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes one to three hours depending on the extent of the area to be treated. Most people can return to work in five to seven days, and resume exercise in three weeks.
Mommy Makeover Butt Lift
The weight fluctuations experienced throughout pregnancy and after giving birth stretch the skin and weaken its elasticity, causing the buttocks to lose the firmness and lift they once had. A butt lift will restore a more rounded and lifted contour to the buttocks through fat grafting. Dr. Newall will take fat that has been liposuctioned from areas such as the thighs and waist and inject it into to the buttocks to create a shapely, feminine profile.
Where Will My Mommy Makeover Surgery Take Place?
Mommy makeover surgeries are performed at our award-winning ACPS, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), which is the largest private plastic surgery center in Texas. The ACPS exceeds accepted standards for private surgical facilities and is licensed by the Texas Department of Health. The ACPS offers two surgical suites, pre-operative consultation suites, and four comfortable post-operative recovery suites, all staffed with medical professionals handpicked by our surgeons.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover will vary depending on the combination of procedures that you choose to undergo. While cost should not be the final factor on which you base your decision, we understand that it is an important consideration. You should first realize that even though you are considering elective surgery, it is still surgery. Safety must be your surgeon’s highest priority followed by patient satisfaction. At German Newall, MD we work to provide excellent service at a fair price. We feel that an investment in yourself is one of the most important investments that you could ever make; as such, we offer a variety of payment options including financing to help make your aesthetic dreams a reality.
Dr. German Newall, a board-certified plastic surgeon, focuses on the needs of his patients and assures that you will be met with a caring, dedicated, and experienced staff. If you are considering a mommy makeover in Houston or the surrounding areas of Post Oak, Sugar Land, and Katy, contact us today to schedule your consultation.