Mommy Makeover Overview
A mommy makeover is a cosmetic procedure most commonly relevant after pregnancy that revitalizes areas of the body that change due to weight gain and skin stretching. Mom’s that have not been able to attain the pre-pregnancy look they desire, even after extensive diet and exercise, will benefit greatly from this procedure. A mommy makeover typically includes a breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction cosmetic surgery. In addition, in some cases, labiaplasty is also incorporated. Dallas, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven J. White, is a well-acclaimed body contouring specialist that is pleased to have many woman experience life-transforming results, regaining their self-image and attractive figure with this uniquely designed mommy makeover surgery.
Mommy Makeover Surgical Technique
A mommy makeover incorporates multiple procedures, so the surgical technique used is different for each surgical case. The technique also varies depending on the medical condition and aesthetics of the patient’s body. During your consultation, our talented staff will create a personalized plan for your aesthetic goals and go into detail about the advanced surgical techniques that will be applied. For many, a combination of techniques will create beautifully shaped breasts, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, reshape a more natural and appealing body contour, and eliminate stubborn areas of fat.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"Wonderful doctor, wonderful results! I was very hesitant to get any plastic surgery for two big reasons: 1) any surgery that is optional should be avoided - why take the risk, 2) it seemed kind of fake. But after abdominal surgery for medical reasons and then a c-section delivery, I really wanted to investigate getting a tummy tuck. After both those surgeries, things just didn't get back together the same and no amount of exercise was doing the trick. My husband was very supportive and wanted me to have the very best. Dr. White has an outstanding reputation. We went to his website and viewed before/after photos, and read all the patient testimonials, before we visited with Dr. White. Dr. White was very supportive, answered all my questions and then some, but most of all he listened to what I wanted, he did not tell me what I needed but offered what he could do to provide me with the desired results. I ended up scheduling both breast augmentation followed one month later by a tummy tuck (Mommy makeover). I had my surgery at the Texas Institute for Surgery (vs. Presbyterian) - definitely do it there. Dr. White takes every precaution under the sun, the staff is already incredible but he trains them just the way he wants and he has posted his personal rules, protocols and notes all over the hospital room. The staff there is absolutely fabulous. They are at your beck and call and are so knowledgeable and caring and genuinely supportive. The breast augmentation was a d"- Google User / Google / Jan 30, 2013
"Thank you so much for making me feel alive and beautiful again Dr. White! My husband says You're the Man! He is also quite pleased with your work ... to say the least. After having two children, the baby process is not nice to the body and somehow strips your self image and self confidence. I knew I wanted a Mommy Makeover to feel like the old me again. You not only made that happen --- but I feel like a teenager! Wow! It is a lot of fun looking in the mirror and getting dressed every day. What a huge impact you have made on my life! I was very impressed with how friendly and knowledgeable your staff is. Your nurse has just been there for me in every way to answer all my questions and make me feel at home! These are all definitely a great indicator of how great a doctor you are and how you run your business. During my initial consult, I instantly knew that you were the doctor for me. I had many fears about doing a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, but you always put my mind at ease with your confidence in the results to expect. It is so clear how much you love what you do and how much you love improving the lives of your patients. Shortly after scheduling my surgery, my mom decided to have you do her tummy tuck as well. What a great experience we could share in together. You have made this journey special for us ... and fun along the way through our transformations. We now go shopping together and are always comparing our AMAZING results! You have been there with us every step of the way: before, during and after and with such excitement! You really care and that means so much. You have always gone above and beyond the expectations and what a great gift that has been. You are not only my doctor, but someone whom I will always consider a friend. I will be forever grateful for the way that you have changed my life. A new journey in my life is just beginning and I thank you for renewing my spirit as well as my body! Wishing you continued success! With much love to everyone..."- K. G. / Office Visit / Sep 30, 2006
"I never thought I would be someone who would have plastic surgery, but after 3 pregnancies it was necessary. :) I was referred to Dr. White by a coworker. He did an excellent job!!! I am thrilled with my results. My confidence is better, my marriage is better; it was well worth every penny. I would do it all over again in a second. His staff is amazing and is there for your every step of the way. If you ever want to have any cosmetic surgery you need to give them a call. You will stop looking after your visit. Everything they said they would do they did and more. Love them all!!!"- J.M. / Citysearch / Dec 05, 2014
"I have been a RN for 24 years and I am very particular about who I choose to operate on me. Once I had decided to have my abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), I drew up my own question sheet and researched multiple cosmetic surgeons. I was flying home and while perusing the American Way magazine, I saw Dr. White?s information as the best plastic surgeon?, so I had to call to find out more information. My first phone call lasted approximately 10-20 minutes with Penny and she pretty much explained the entire procedure. She answered questions that I had and provided information that I had not even thought about. She also explained Dr. White?s philosophies regarding the procedure, pre- op care, and post- op care. When I got off the phone, I was 98% sure that I was going with Dr. White. I scheduled my consultation within the same week. My consult with Dr White was very informative and long (approx 2 hours). Upon leaving my consult, I was 100% sure that I had found my cosmetic surgeon. I had 2 previous liposuction procedures that I was not content with and I wanted a better look to my abdomen. I knew that I wanted to have my tummy tuck, so my biggest obstacle was making sure that I was choosing the right person for the best outcome. Dr. White showed me multiple pictures of his work and they all looked great. I loved his philosophy of thinking of all things that could go wrong and doing the things necessary to prevent them. Dr White performed my tummy tuck approx 4 months ago and I am feeling fabulous. I was inpatient for a couple of nights and my care was great. Through the whole post op process, I experience minimal pain. I had on pain pill through the whole process and I had no complications because Dr. White had a pre-op and post-op routine in place and it works. My results are awesome. I love the flat tummy! I can now wear clothes that accent my waist and not worry about the rolls around my middle. I had such a great experience with Dr. White, that I consider him to be my personal plastic surgeon. I plan on going back for another step to my mommy makeover and I would not consider anyone else. I highly recommend Dr. White for any cosmetic procedures. Dr. White and the ladies in his office are AWESOME!!! They are very knowledgeable and very helpful. I would not go to anyone else for my cosmetic procedures."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jun 08, 2016
"After doing some research, I came across Dr. White. When I went for a consultation and met him, I was convinced he would be the one I would trust with my mommy makeover. He explained everything to me in great detail and has an awesome personality. His staff is also very friendly and is always ready to answer any questions you may have. I love the fact that they get me in and out of the office very quickly every time I go. Dr. White did an amazing job with me. I love my results! I would truly recommend him. He's absolutely the best in what he does!!!"- L.R. / Google / Jun 30, 2016
Mommy Makeover During/After Surgery
A mommy makeover is considered an invasive surgery and most women will require an overnight stay in the hospital. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and can range in duration depending on how many procedures are combined. Most women find the recovery to be challenging, but quickly gain hope as they begin to recognize the dramatic difference the surgery has made in their appearance. Full recovery can take between 6-9 months although most patients go back to their normal routine in about 3-4 weeks. Exercise is discouraged for at least 6-8 weeks post-surgery.
It is important to note that scarring is usually a part of this procedure. For this reason, it is important for patients to find a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to perform this surgery. A seasoned surgeon will ensure that scarring is kept at a minimum and that the results are not only gorgeous, but also long lasting.
Get Your Body Back!
A mommy makeover gives a woman the chance to regain her youthful curves and slim figure. It has quickly become one of the most popular procedures performed at our plastic surgery office. We love it when we can bring positive changes to a woman’s life, and this surgery almost always does just that. If you are ready to get your pre-pregnancy body back, we encourage you to call our office today and schedule your consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location