Mommy Makeover Scars: What You Need To Know
Pregnancy can be a beautiful journey, but it can also take a toll on a woman's… Read On
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If you’re like most moms, pregnancy and childbirth are the high points of your life. But they can dramatically change the shape and look of your breasts and body, which best explains the popularity of the mommy makeover. At our New Orleans practice in Metairie, Louisiana, a mommy makeover can help you reclaim your pre-baby body—or better! At the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa, top board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters customizes mommy makeover procedures to each patient’s 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. Dr. 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 areas such as 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
Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. He is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, and completed extensive training in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. His memberships include:
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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.
25 years old. One child. I had my surgery on July 1st. Had breast augmentation, tummy, fat transfer to breast, fat transfer to hip/thigh crease, and liposuction to upper abdomen waist back inner/outer thigh. It’s been two weeks. Healing great. Scars look great. He’s a perfectionist.
I received outstanding results. Dr. Walters is amazing! He and his staff are so friendly and professional. They thoroughly answered all my questions and concerns. Dr. Walters is a true artist at sculpting a woman’s body. He exceeded every expectation on all the procedures that were performed on me. I highly recommend him.
It’s my first experience with plastic surgery, and I’m beyond grateful with dr. Walters, he made sure to make me feel confident. He has answered every question and has taken the time to explain every little detail. I did a lot of research before and as soon as I met with him, I just knew he was going to be my surgeon. I strongly recommend him.
I had a Mommy Makeover (extended tummy tuck and breast lift w/ fat transfer) with Dr. Jules Walters on October 24, 2018. Dr. Walters has truly been an amazing doctor. He’s patient, kind, listens to your questions and concerns and gives you his honest, professional opinion on what he thinks will give you the best outcome and most satisfying results for you personally. I am 2 weeks out from surgery and my recovery has been easier than I expected. As far as my results, I couldn’t be more pleased. I LOVE my new body, especially my breast. Dr. Walters is very meticulous and his hands are blessed by God. I am so happy I chose him out of all the surgeons I checked out, it felt right from the first consultation. My husband called him a “genius” today, and I totally agree. Thanks Dr. Walters for everything.
Dr. Walters was wonderful! His bedside manner was above approach. He made me feel very comfortable about my procedure. Dr. Walters was very responsive to any and all medical questions or concerns before and after my surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Walters.
Dr. Walter’s professionalism was excellent, all my expectations were exceeded, and I would highly recommend him. He make me feel so comfortable along with all the personal that work for him. I am extremely happy with my results!!
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.