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Mommy makeovers are a great way to restore your shape post-pregnancy. But with all the procedures involved,… Read On
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If you’re like most moms, pregnancy and childbirth are high points of your life. But they can dramatically change the shape and look of your breasts and body, which explains the popularity of the mommy makeover. At our New Orleans, LA, practice in Metairie, a mommy makeover can help you reclaim your pre-baby body—or better! A mommy makeover at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa is customized to your specific body and goals.
On this page, you will find answers to all your mommy makeover questions, including how much the procedure costs, what it includes, and how long it takes to recover. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters and the rest of our team look forward to helping you rediscover your confidence.
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The mommy makeover is a body contouring surgery custom-tailored for you based on your unique areas of concern. Mommy makeovers typically include a combination of skin removal, muscle tightening, fat reduction, and breast enhancement methods to reshape both the upper body (arms and breasts) and lower body (tummy, hips, and buttocks). Virtually any body part affected by pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations can be addressed.
Ideal mommy makeover candidates include people who:
Dr. Walters’ overall goal is to help you reclaim your body so you can get back to living life without additional concerns about your appearance.
Because each mommy makeover is so highly customized, it is difficult to quote the cost of a mommy makeover at our New Orleans practice without first seeing you for a consultation. Once you and Dr. Walters have assessed your concerns and designed a personalized treatment plan, we will provide you with a detailed pricing estimate.
The beauty of a mommy makeover is that it includes a unique combination of procedures selected specifically for you, so you enjoy all the results you want without creating any corrections you don’t need. Most mommy makeovers include 2 or more of the following procedures:
The placement of either silicone or saline implants enhances the size and shape of the breasts.
This procedure tightens breast skin and tissues to address sagging, a deflated look, and low or enlarged areolas.
A tummy tuck removes excess loose skin on the abdomen and repairs stretched or separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti).
Many people opt for liposuction to reduce stubborn fat deposits on the flanks, abdomen, back, upper arms, and thighs.
Labiaplasty corrects stretched or damaged vulvar tissues common after childbirth.
As long as you fall within the safe BMI range for elective surgery (ideally between 18.5 and 30), you do not need to be a certain weight to get a mommy makeover. However, you will enjoy the best and longest-lasting results if you wait until you are at a stable weight at or near your goal. Any major weight fluctuations after your surgery may compromise your results.
A mommy makeover will not affect your ability to have children, but additional pregnancies after your surgery may stretch your abdomen and cause weight gain, undoing the results the surgery achieved. We recommend waiting until you are finished having children to move forward with your mommy makeover.
Our goal is to empower you during the consultation process by providing all the tools you need to make informed decisions on your aesthetic journey. To that end, we take a two-step consultation approach:
“His expertise is UNMATCHED! His compassion and care for his patients? UNMATCHED. My stomach is the flattest it’s been in forever and I’m not even finished healing yet! I’d highly recommend anyone to him…If I should ever need anything involving plastics this is the only place I’m going. Thank you Dr. Walters for restoring my confidence and my body.”L.L., Google
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Follow these tips to prepare your body, space, and mind for your transformation:
Mommy makeovers typically take 3 to 6 hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure. Dr. Walters performs the surgery while you are comfortably asleep under general anesthesia, most often at the AAAHC-accredited Houma Outpatient Surgery Center. Specific procedure steps vary depending on the procedures included, but Dr. Walters always prioritizes creating natural-looking results with the most inconspicuous scarring possible. Most mommy makeovers Dr. Walters performs are outpatient procedures, meaning you can go home the same day after your surgery is complete.
Most people return to a somewhat normal routine within several weeks, typically returning to desk work after 2 to 3 weeks. You will need to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 2 months, although you can begin taking easy walks as soon as you feel up to it.
Mommy makeovers typically affect large areas of the body, so recovering from this surgery is a gradual process. Moving around and walking upright will be difficult the first week or so as it will take your body time to adjust to your tighter new abdominal skin and muscles. We will provide you with a post-surgical compression garment to minimize swelling and encourage smooth contours.
Our care for you continues long after you leave the office. Your recovery experience includes:
Mommy makeovers are widely considered generally safe; however, any surgical procedure carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, poor healing, and changes in skin sensation. These complications are exceedingly rare, especially when working with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience performing the procedure. Our team prioritizes your safety above all else and will work closely with you before, during, and after surgery to make sure you are safe, healthy, and happy.
Your scars will vary depending on the procedures you include. Dr. Walters takes great care to disguise incisions along natural creases or place them in easily covered areas, such as low on the pelvis. Over time, scars typically fade into thin, light lines. We offer multiple therapies to encourage this, including scar gel, scar sheeting, and laser treatments.
While it is possible to have each procedure done on its own, there are many advantages to combining them into a single surgery. In addition to the more comprehensive and customized results you’ll achieve, you will also save money by paying only a single set of facility and anesthesia fees, as well as saving time by only undergoing a single recovery period.
Read what real people have shared about their experiences at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa, from the results they achieved to the care they received along the way.
From the beginning to end, Dr. Walters and his team have been excellent! Everyone in the office is so nice and very professional. Great atmosphere! Dr. Walters was very str...– Anacia C.
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Dr. Walters and his team are the BEST, they deserve 10 stars!! At my first visit Dr. Walters was so professional, he took the time and truly listened to me and put any fear...– Jennifer C.
My entire experience was amazing! I am a local here in New Orleans and I’m so glad that I found Dr. Walters and his staff because I was so nervous to travel out of town awa...– Myra G.
I can’t praise Dr. Walters enough for everything he’s done!! From start to finish, he’s been so attentive and thorough. Even texted me after my surgery to make sure I was o...– Kamryn A.
LOVED Dr. Walters. He listens to your desired look, is attentive, kind, very meticulous, and informative. The results speak for itself. Also, the staff members were super s...– Kryslyn J.