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—leaving many women feeling frustrated. The great news is that it is possible to return to your tighter, slimmer figure with the help of the mommy makeover surgery performed at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center. 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 am a new patient of Dr. Toledo's and I am so blessed to be able to call him one of MY Doctors. I was nervous to have my procedure done....after meeting with Dr. Toledo & his staff that nervousness subsided. His experience in his field is evident. He is very professional & confident in his work. His staff is very friendly & makes you feel right at home. It's easy to get into see him & get the answers/assistance you need. I highly recommend Dr. Toledo for any of your cosmetic/skin needs. It's been an awesome experience getting to know him & his staff. Dr. Toledo has helped me get my pre baby body back! I am forever grateful ??"- N.T. / Google / Jan 16, 2018
"Dr Toledo and the staff are amazing! I have had a reconstructive breast aug. and a tummy tuck with hernia repair/lipo by Dr Toledo and I am completely happy with my results. I have referred several friends and my aunt to Dr Toledo and all have been happy with their results too! Love his work and I love the ladies in the office!"- A.S. / Google / Jan 16, 2018
"I recently had a tummy tuck and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Dr. Toledo was able to help me for the first time in my life actually to have a flat stomach. I had 2 large babies that stretched out my abdominal muscles creating what's called diastasis recti. Due to this my muscles separated and wouldn't go back together. This caused back pain, poor posture & an undesirable look to my belly. Dr. Toledo was able to remove excess skin as well as tighten my abdominal muscles back together. I am beyond pleased at the outcome. I am so ready to wear a bathing suit for the first time in my life. I highly recommend Dr. Toledo to ANYONE! He is an artist and does wonders for people every day. I love his staff and the professionalism they possess. Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center is a must!!"- N.T. / Google / Jan 22, 2019
"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 and ready for summer. Update: This summer has been great! I was able to wear the sexiest swimsuits and even got some second looks from the frat boys at the Anatole pool. I feel like a new woman."- R.S. / Google / Mar 28, 2019
"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 and ready for summer. Update: This summer has been great! I was able to wear the sexiest swimsuits and even got some second looks from the frat boys at the Anatole pool. I feel like a new woman."- R.S. / Google / Jan 14, 2019
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women who are in good health and near their ideal body weight. They should also be finished with childbearing and breastfeeding. Typically, post-pregnancy women experience one or all of the following:
- Decreased volume of the breasts leading to a deflated look.
- Ptosis or drooping breasts due to stretched out skin. Often, the nipples are pointing downwards.
- An abdominal wall that has lost muscle tone and now protrudes.
- Excess skin and fat that accumulates in the anterior abdomen and waistline, as well as the hips and thighs.
All of these features can lead to low self-esteem and frustration—especially when you have followed a good diet and exercise program during your pregnancy. Dr. Toledo’s goal is to help you get back your pre-pregnancy shape so you can resume your life without feeling self-conscious.
A mommy makeover is a unique treatment for each patient and tailored by Dr. Toledo based on the specific body areas to be addressed. The procedures below can often be performed together, depending on your desired goals. These surgeries are performed using general anesthesia and may take 2 to 5 hours based upon the number of procedures performed during the surgery. In addition, an overnight stay may be needed, but most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis.
- Breast Contouring
Weight gain during pregnancy and breastfeeding afterwards can have a profound effect on your breasts. A mommy makeover may require a breast lift, which removes excess skin—firming the breast—and repositions the nipple areola complex. If more fullness or volume is desired, a breast augmentation with an implant can be performed at the same time. Occasionally, a patient’s breasts remain enlarged after pregnancy despite the patient returning to her pre-pregnancy weight. In these cases, a breast reduction may be necessary.
- Tummy Tuck
The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes unwanted fatty tissue and 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.
Pregnancy creates hormonal changes that cause some women to store fat differently, creating diet-resistant bulges. Liposuction targets and eliminates these small fat deposits that are usually located in the abdomen, love handles, hips and thighs. The goal is to slim these areas and re-create your pre-pregnancy contour.
What to Expect
Most patients are able to recover at home but will need some assistance with activities of daily living—especially childcare— for about one week after surgery. Dr. Toledo sees patients 6-7 days after surgery for a follow-up and suture removal. Most patients are able to return to work and caring for children after one week but should wait 3 to 4 weeks to resume workouts. Depending on the treatments included in your mommy makeover procedure, recovery time may vary. Breast contouring and liposuction typically have a shorter recovery time than a tummy tuck. The recovery time is virtually the same whether you are having one or three procedures; in other words, having three procedures does not necessarily triple the recovery time.
For specific procedure instructions, you can visit our surgery instructions page here. In the end, a mommy makeover at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center can be life changing for many women, giving them back their self-confidence.
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. He can then make recommendations regarding which procedures should be a part of your mommy makeover. Most women undergo breast surgery, including an augmentation and/or a lift, along with a tummy tuck.
Will I have scars?
While breast lifts and tummy tucks offer a beautiful new shape, they do result in some scarring. Dr. Toledo will make every effort possible to create precise incisions that are as small as possible. Most scars that result from this surgery can be concealed with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, Dr. Toledo and his staff at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center will explain post-operative scar care.
What if I get pregnant again?
If possible, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after all of your desired pregnancies so that 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 if needed.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $16,000 - $22,000
Reclaim Your Figure
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, has over 30 years of experience restoring women to their pre-pregnancy physique and is looking forward to scheduling your consultation today!