Mommy Makeover

Consultations offered at our three convenient locations in Austin, TX, San Antonio, TX and Westlake Hills, TX

The mommy makeover is an incredible body contouring procedure that can restore a woman’s body to its previous form. It is highly customizable; combining several body sculpting and contouring treatments into one to address the effects that pregnancy, nursing, weight loss and aging can have on one’s appearance. It can include various procedures, such as a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, and more.

Regaining your fit body after having children is difficult, and diet and exercise cannot always give you the results you desire. You deserve to feel confident and beautiful in your body after having children, and with a mommy makeover, you can regain your figure and your confidence. 

At Austin Plastic Surgeon, we provide mommy makeover procedures for patients in the areas of Austin, San Antonio, West Lake Hills, and beyond. To get in touch, visit our contact page or call one of our three locations:

Online consultations are available for our out-of-town and out-of-state patients.

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About Mommy Makeovers

The mommy makeover is one of the most popular procedures in Austin because of the dynamic transformation that a single surgery can achieve. It allows mothers who are busy raising their children to receive substantial body-wide cosmetic care in one or two surgeries. This significantly cuts down on preparation, recovery, and the cost that receiving each of these procedures individually would require, providing a more effective cosmetic impact while minimizing risks of complications. (1) The mommy makeover also has a more substantial positive impact on self-esteem, given that it addresses many problem areas at once. (2) 

What is Included in a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeover procedures are highly customized to the individual patient, however, the most common surgeries include the following.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks are the most common inclusion in mommy makeovers as pregnancy can stretch the abdominal muscles, causing skin sagging, muscle separation (diastasis) and a weakened core. Our surgeons remove the resultant excess abdominal skin, along with any excess fat and tissue, to provide a pleasing contour. They can also reinforce the abdominal muscles using internal corset-like sutures. Changes in the tummy tuck procedures such as drainless recovery with quilted sutures and the use of Exparel (a pain medication that lasts for three days) have made the mommy makeover much easier on patients.

Breast Augmentation

We perform breast augmentation procedures during mommy makeovers to address lost volume as a result of breastfeeding and post-pregnancy weight loss. Through the insertion of implants or a transfer of fat from the love handles, arms or back, breast augmentation can bring you larger, fuller, and more symmetrical breasts. We offer silicone and saline implants, which can cater to varying aesthetic desires for your breasts. “Gummy bear” implants have also become very popular as they provide a youthful and natural appearance with their highly cohesive gel technology.

Breast Lift

Breast lifts can address sagging and asymmetrical breasts that have developed as a result of breastfeeding or aging. They involve one of our surgeons removing excess skin and tissue from the breast and reconstructing them to be perkier and improving their aesthetic shape and position. We typically combine breast lifts with augmentation techniques during mommy makeovers to provide better-looking and perkier breasts for a youthful look. 

Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer is often utilized to help enhance the overall appearance of the mommy makeover. Fat that has been liposuctioned during the contouring and liposculpting portion of the procedure can be utilized to enhance the shape of the butt, hip dips or breasts. This allows patients to utilize their own natural tissue to obtain a sculpted, rejuvenated appearance to their body. 

Mommy makeovers can involve many other cosmetic procedures, such as arm lifts, liposuction, thigh lifts, and, Brazilian Butt lifts, thong lifts and targeted fat transfer to improve your overall shape. You can discuss which procedures are best for your mommy makeover at your consultation.

Benefits of Mommy Makeovers

Receiving a mommy makeover with Austin Plastic Surgeon is a highly beneficial cosmetic solution. In a single procedure, you can achieve a younger look with our effective body contouring techniques.

You can achieve most or all of your beauty goals with this treatment, avoiding weeks of downtime that receiving multiple standalone procedures would require. A mommy makeover can help you achieve a spectrum of aesthetic desires from a pilates body to an hourglass figure that diet and exercise have been unable to previously. The personalized approach tailors your mommy makeover procedure and results to help you reach your specific aesthetic goals! Many patients see improvements in their self-confidence, their self-esteem, and their intimate relationships. This treatment also cuts down on the overall costs of treatments necessary to achieve such extensive and all-encompassing results. A mommy makeover from Austin Plastic Surgeon could be the key to regaining control over your appearance and body confidence. 

Who is a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

You may be an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover if:

  • You are dissatisfied with the appearance of your post-pregnancy body.
  • You are experiencing skin sagging due to the aging process.
  • You are in good physical and emotional health.
  • You have realistic expectations and a positive attitude.
  • You wish to restore your body to its previous shape.

Mommy makeover procedures are not recommended for women who are currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future. It is important to wait until after completing your family before considering these treatments. Certain medical conditions may increase the risks associated with mommy makeover procedures. It is important to disclose any existing medical conditions to your surgeon during the consultation process.

Personal Consultation

At your personal consultation, we will be thorough and precise in determining if a mommy makeover is the best choice for you. We want what is best for our patients, and we aim to provide the safest possible cosmetic care so they can enjoy their results to the fullest. We will ask you questions about your past surgeries, prescriptions, and conditions. Understanding your medical history is essential to creating an effective treatment plan for you. We will discuss your beauty goals and examine your body to determine the best course of action for your mommy makeover. If you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them. We can provide an accurate cost estimate and a list of personalized preparation instructions. At the end of your consultation, we can schedule your next appointment and let you know how to proceed.

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A mommy makeover is a journey, and preparing your body for surgery and the recovery process is an important part of the treatment. The personalized preparation instructions that we give you may include changes to your prescriptions. Before any surgery, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of complications and increase your ability to heal. If you smoke, you should quit prior to your surgery, for the duration of your treatment through to the end of your recovery period. Smoking can lead to complications and disrupt the healing process. You should also avoid substances that have blood-thinning effects, such as anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, vitamin E, and herbal supplements. These substances can lead to excessive bleeding during surgery and encourage bruising during recovery. 

You will need several days to weeks to recover, so make sure that you are able to take time off work. You will have limited mobility due to the sensitivity of your treatment areas during recovery, so prepare your home by making it a comfortable and easy environment to navigate. Do not forget to arrange for a ride home from our facilities on the day of your procedure, as you will be disoriented from the anesthesia and will not be able to drive yourself. 

Mommy Makeover Procedure

The details of your procedure plan, including the length of your surgery, will depend on the individual treatments that you and your surgeon decided upon at your consultation. When you arrive at our facilities on the day of your procedure, we will administer general anesthesia to ensure that you feel no discomfort during surgery. Your surgeon will make the necessary incisions and perform each cosmetic technique involved in your mommy makeover until the procedure is complete. They will make each incision in discreet locations that follow the natural lines of your body and can be hidden by clothing. When your surgery is complete, we will take you to a recovery room where we will monitor you as the anesthesia wears off. When you are in a stable condition and you feel comfortable, you can go home. 

Your entire mommy makeover is designed to create a balanced body approach to your rejuvenation procedure. Creating a balanced approach from the breast to the tummy to the buttock everything needs to flow proportionately. The pilates bodies have become so popular as so many of our patients have transitioned to their fit and fabulous life. The goal of the mommy makeover is to help our patients look as fabulous as they feel. This transformation starts from the breast, flows through the tummy and ends with the buttock. 

What Will Happen to My Belly Button?

Belly Buttons are always the largest question when it comes to mommy makeovers and tummy tuck procedures. The precision and care in creating the perfect belly button is key to creating a natural appearing abdomen after tummy tuck. The signature at Austin Plastic Surgeon is creating a natural sleek belly button that will blend into the rejuvenated fit tummy that has been created to help you reach your aesthetic goals

The liposculpting of the body creates an athletic appearance that shapes the waist and tummy creating a natural flow into the buttock and legs. The fat that is liposuctioned can then be utilized to shape the butt, hips and breasts to create an incredible shape. 


There are several new advancements in the mommy makeover procedure that have decreased the average recovery time. Several keys to improving the recovery is utilizing long acting local anesthesia that is injected during your surgery, progressive tension sutures to avoid the use of drains and ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) Protocol. 


Exparel, a long-acting local anesthetic that we inject during the procedure to provide discomfort relief for three days. This local anesthesia is injected in precise locations to help maximize the effect and minimize the discomfort after surgery. This allows patients to ambulate immediately after surgery to improve their recovery. 


Austin Plastic Surgeon also utilizes special suturing techniques that tighten the space between the skin and the abdominal wall to prevent the buildup of fluid. In the past drains were used to remove this fluid, by using these special sutures the body is able to absorb the fluid from the surgery as it would naturally do. This makes post-surgical drains unnecessary which allows patients to more comfortably ambulate after surgery and enhance their recovery. 

What is ERAS?

ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) Protocol has helped patients by having them start anti-inflammatory and pain medications the day prior to surgery. This allows patients to proactively decrease their discomfort after surgery. 

These three advancements have allowed patients to have a more comfortable and swift recovery from their mommy makeover. The combination of these three processes helps patients flow through the mommy makeover journey. 

Your recovery experience will depend on your treatment plan and your rate of healing. In general, you should give yourself at least three weeks to recover from the procedure to maximize your results. If you feel any discomfort, we can prescribe medication that can alleviate any undesirable symptoms.


You will be able to see an immediate transformation in your appearance immediately after your mommy makeover. However, your treatment areas will have some swelling for up to six months. Once the swelling has resolved, you will be able to see the final results. These results will be long-lasting as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle which will also further enhance your results.

How Much Do Mommy Makeovers Cost in Austin?

The broad possibilities of the mommy makeover procedure make for a varied price range that depends on the specific procedures involved. Before deciding where to receive your mommy makeover, consider a few things in addition to the price.

  • Is my surgeon board-certified/eligible in plastic surgery?
  • Where will I have my surgery?
  • What type of anesthesia will they use?
  • Does my surgeon commonly perform this type of procedure?
  • Does my surgeon use drains for my tummy tuck?
  • Does my surgery perform fat transfer with an ultrasound? 
  • Does my surgeon pride themselves in the appearance of the belly button results? 
  • Does my surgeon create an entire balanced body approach to my mommy makeover? 
  • Does my surgeon use Exparel?

To learn more about how much mommy makeover procedures cost at Austin Plastic Surgeon, contact us online or call one of our three locations:


Am I too old for a mommy makeover?

If you have signs of aging on your body and you are healthy enough to undergo surgery, there is no necessary age range for a mommy makeover. We treat a wide range of ages to help patients reach their aesthetic results after their mommy makeover. 

How soon after having a child can I receive a mommy makeover?

You should wait at least six months after giving birth before you decide to receive a mommy makeover. This will give your body enough time to recover from pregnancy and reveal its condition. This allows patients to reach their pre-pregnancy weight prior to their surgery. 

Can I have a mommy makeover if I plan to have more children?

While a mommy makeover can deliver significant improvements to your physique, it is generally recommended to postpone the procedure until after you have completed your family planning. 

Pregnancy and childbirth can impact the long-term results achieved through a mommy makeover. If you become pregnant after having a mommy makeover, additional physical changes may occur that could affect the appearance of your results.

Can I breastfeed after a mommy makeover?

If you have plans for future pregnancies or breastfeeding, it is important to discuss this with your surgeon during your consultation. Breast augmentation or breast lift procedures may affect breastfeeding ability or nipple sensitivity. Your surgeon will provide you with personalized advice based on your goals and specific circumstances. In general most patients can breast feed after a breast lift and augmentation. 

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

Plan on taking at least three weeks off from work to recover fully. Because mommy makeovers address several parts of the body, you will need lots of rest and relaxation to heal. Patients that work from home may be able to return in two weeks, however it is important to give yourself the best chance to recover after surgery. 


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