About the Mommy Makeover
Dallas, Texas plastic surgeon Dr. George A. Toledo frequently meets with women who want their pre-pregnancy figure back. Even though childbirth is a miraculous, wonderful moment in a woman’s life, it can alter the look, shape, and size of various body parts — and can leave one feeling frustrated. The great news is that it is possible to once again attain a tighter, slimmer figure with the help of the mommy makeover surgery performed at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center. This surgery uses a blend of fat removal and skin tightening to target the breasts, tummy, and lower body — basically any area affected by weight gain or nursing can be addressed. In addition, nonsurgical treatments can be used to smooth surface irregularities, such as hyperpigmentation and discoloration, from the rapid fluctuation and stretching of the skin during pregnancy.
If you are unsatisfied with your current figure and want to feel more confident and self-assured, then a mommy makeover might be what you need. Dr. George A. Toledo, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, will share a great deal of his expertise and 30 years of cosmetic experience with these types of surgical transformations.
A mommy makeover may include but is not limited to breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction in targeted areas. All of these cosmetic procedures will provide you with a new and restored pre-pregnancy body.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"I wanted to have a pretty hefty scar on my stomach reduced and from a professional recommendation I ended up at doctor Toledos office. The results of my surgery were astounding and absolutely blew my mind, they were better than what I had expected. Everyone who works there, including Dr. Toledo, is amazing and they take such good care of you. I have never had plastic surgery before so I was new to the whole thing, but coming here made the experience better than ever. If you ever need anything done, I highly recommend coming to see Dr. Toledo."- L.Z. / Yelp / Jan 12, 2018
"Mommy Makeover - After having my third child my body needed a total overhaul. I did a lot of research and found Dr. Toledo. I was so comfortable with him and his staff from the first consultation. He answered all of mine and my husbands questions and we could both tell he was going to do a great job. Well let me tell you he did a GREAT job. I look better than I did before my children. My husband worships Dr.Toledo for making me look so good. This was such a great experience and love going into the office to see the staff. Esther, Mancy,and Silvia are great. Thank you all for making me feel so comfortable and beautiful"- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 28, 2016
"Five Stars - Dr. Toledo is a great surgeon. I had a mommy make over and I am so happy. His office staff is great. They are all very professional. I would definitely send my friends and return myself."- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 16, 2016
"After 3 babies my body was a mess. Dr. Toledo did a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, the mommy makeover, in January 2016. I LOVE MY RESULTS. My belly is totally flat and my breast are perky again. My husband said this has given me my confidence back. I am over the moon happy and would recommend Dr. Toledo to anyone I know. One month later I'm running again."- S. / Healthgrades / Dec 06, 2016
"I had my mommy makeover surgery with Dr.Toledo and I absolutely love my results! I'm so thankful that I was able to find such great dr who takes the time to really make you understand the procedures. His staff is wonderful, caring and they make you feel like family. I would recommend Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center to anyone who is looking into having the BEST results anyone could ask for!! Thank you Dr.Toledo for making me feel confident about the way I look!"- A. / Healthgrades / Jun 03, 2016
The right candidates for this surgery are women who have gone through childbearing and have worked to achieve a tighter figure through a clean diet with little result. In many post-pregnancy cases, surgery is needed to get their pre-pregnancy body. If you have completed childbearing, but you are frustrated with the effects left behind, such as deflated, sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted pockets of fat in the hips, flanks, lower back, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could be perfect for you. The goal of Dr. Toledo is to help you get back your pre-pregnancy shape so you can resume life without feeling self-conscious.
The mommy makeover is one of the most well-known cosmetic surgeries that often combines several procedures, depending upon the patient. These procedures may include:
This procedure targets and eliminates small fat deposits that are usually located in the thighs, stomach, hips, and love handles.
Breast contouring includes several types of procedures for the breasts, such as enlargement, which results in fuller-looking breasts. The breast lift or mastopexy elevates and tightens the breasts. If the breasts are too large, breast reductions may also be performed to have a more portioned breast size to your body and to take some strain off of the back and shoulders.
The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes unwanted fatty tissue and any sagging skin from the abdomen. The abdomen then appears much flatter and firmer even when sitting down. The procedure also tightens the underlying muscles and repairs hernias, if needed.
There can be no eating or drinking 12 hours before the scheduled surgery. It is advised that you are no longer breastfeeding before you embark on this surgery. In addition, smokers must stop at least two weeks before surgery since nicotine and caffeine can lengthen and inhibit the healing process, and it can also exponentially increase complications from the procedures. Arrange for a ride after surgery since you will not be in a position to drive yourself home. It is suggested to plan on taking a week off from work or your normal routine to allow your body plenty of time to properly heal. It is imperative to keep moving to avoid blood clots but only within the guidelines of Dr. Toledo.
A mommy makeover is a unique treatment tailored for women by Dr. Toledo based on the specific body areas to be addressed. Many procedures can be considered together, depending on your desired results. These surgeries are performed using general anesthesia, taking 2-3 hours based upon the number of treatments. In addition, an overnight stay may be needed. Your treatment plan might also include nonsurgical methods, such as laser treatments and injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface imperfections.
What to Expect
After a recovery period in the hospital, you will begin your recovery at home with rest. This phase is generally a lengthy process. Walking will be hard the first few days, and a thorough, at-home care protocol will be needed to make sure the incisions and sutures heal properly. Most women find the healing phase can take about six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, most patients are able to resume a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Working out should wait for about two months. In the end, this surgery at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center can be life changing for women, giving them their self-confidence once again.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
In your initial consultation with Dr. Toledo, he will listen to your needs and concerns before examining your body. After this, he can make recommendations on what should be a part of your mommy makeover. Most women include breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) along with liposuction and a body lift.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body so nonsurgical treatments are usually not enough to get the results you want. During your consultation, Dr. Toledo can discuss both surgical and nonsurgical options. Based on your needs and goals, he will let you know if treatments, like SkinTyte nonsurgical skin tightening, may be an option for you.
Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers a beautiful new shape, it does include some scarring. Dr. Toledo will make every effort possible to create clean incisions that are as small as possible. Most scars that result from this surgery will be able to be concealed with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, Dr. Toledo or a member of his team will go over scar care so your incisions heal properly.
What if I get pregnant again?
In a perfect world, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you get pregnant after your mommy makeover, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $16,000 - $22,000
Reclaim Your Figure
If you are still frustrated with your body while trying to shed those last few pounds, we invite you to contact Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, TX to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Drooping breasts, flabby areas, and other skin irregularities can be fixed with this outstanding surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Toledo will discuss your worries and concerns and create a tailored surgical plan to enhance each area. With advanced methods and surgical skill, it is possible to regain the body you desire.