Mommy Makeover

Childbirth, aging, and fluctuations in weight can change a woman’s body in ways that diet and exercise alone cannot fix. The Mommy Makeover addresses these effects by combining multiple surgical procedures – such as breast implants and liposuction. There are many different procedures available and a lot of options to consider. Dr. Raj, Plastic Surgeon Dallas guides his patients along each step, from the through the and into recovery.

Mommy Makeovers, as with any kind of surgical procedure, has potential risks and complications, so it’s a good idea to ask questions.

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a cosmetic surgery procedure that typically combines several procedures to restore a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy shape.
It is tailored to each individual and may include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation or reduction, liposuction, and other procedures to address the effects of pregnancy and childbirth.

Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body, causing sagging breasts, excess skin and fat in the abdomen, and stubborn pockets of fat in other areas.

A mommy makeover can help address these concerns and give women renewed confidence in their appearance. The specific procedures involved in a mommy makeover will depend on the patient’s individual needs and goals, as well as their overall health and medical history.

Mommy Makeover Candidate?

Candidates usually have a variety of post-pregnancy concerns to address including:

  • A loss of breast volume or sagging/drooping
  • Inability to get into shape/fit into their pre-pregnancy clothes despite proper diet and exercise.
  • Loose skin and abdominal muscle from pregnancy

Typically, patients who are healthy and are non-smokers are good candidates for this procedures. Patients should not plan on having future children and should be at their stable ideal weight to obtain the best long-term results.

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What’s included in a Mommy Makeover?

Usually, two or more procedures such as a breast lift (with or without implants), Brazilian Butt Lift and a tummy tuck make up the majority of Mommy Makeovers.

Most individual procedures can have subtle and not so subtle variations based on the materials and techniques employed. While there may seem to be an overwhelming array of choices, Dr. Raj has experience helping to home in on an optimal protocol for each patient.

Breast Surgeries

The most common breast procedures performed in a mommy makeover are breast augmentation, breast mastopexy, and breast reduction.

Breast Augmentation:

If a woman’s breasts are small or have lost volume after pregnancy, a breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants can restore the shape and volume of the breasts. These implants are typically placed with a hidden incision underneath the breast and put in a pocket below the muscle.

Breast Lift (mastopexy):

If a woman’s breasts have developed excess skin and are droopy and if the nipple is in an abnormal position, a breast lift (mastopexy) can help reshape the breast and lift the nipple to a more appropriate position. This procedure also helps move the breast tissue upward so it is in a more youthful position.

Breast Reduction:

Some women not only need a lift to remove excess skin and raise the nipple position, they may also desire a breast reduction to relieve symptoms such as neck pain, back pain, or rashes. The type of technique or incision pattern used depends on the physical exam measurements. Dr. Raj performs a thorough exam to suggest which breast surgery is most appropriate.

Breast Augmentation Mastopexy:

This procedure lifts the breast but also adds volume by placing a breast implant. Dr. Raj most often performs these two procedures at the same time. This is very commonly performed as a part of a mommy makeover.

Abdominal Surgery

The most common abdominal procedures performed in a mommy makeover are a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Body contouring of the abdominal region are aimed at creating a smoother silhouette which typically requires removal of excess skin and tightening of the abdominal muscles. The type of tummy tuck or abdominoplasty depends on how each patient presents. The incision length can vary depending on how much skin needs to be removed. A muscle repair or tightening is performed by using suturing techniques.


Liposuction can be performed as part of a the surgery or in conjunction with abdominoplasty to better contour the flanks and back. The type or extent of liposuction employed can vary.

Why Choose Dr. Raja Mohan?

Being a world-class plastic surgeon requires a tireless pursuit of learning, teaching, and growing alongside one of the fastest evolving surgical fields combined with a standard of patient care that is anything but standard. Still, it’s not publications or personality, industry recognition or awards that make Dr. Raj the best choice to perform a Mommy Makeover. These things may influence patients and inform their decisions, but ultimately there is only one thing that really matters in the end, and that’s the end result. Dr. Raj delivers where it matters most – in the mirror.
Dr. Raj Mohan is a board-certified, aesthetic-fellowship-trained plastic surgeon.
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Your Consultation

Mommy Makeover DallasDuring the initial consultation patients will meet with Dr. Raj and his staff, and a thorough medical history and physical will be conducted to ensure that the patient might safely undergo plastic surgery. Dr. Raj and the patient will then discuss the patient’s goals as well as reviewing any reference materials the patient has brought to gain a thorough understanding of what the patient is trying to achieve.

Depending on the procedures selected Dr. Raj may use imaging technology and take detailed measurements.

The findings of these measurements and examinations help Dr. Raj to narrow down options, such as implant sizing or incision position for the chosen procedures. By the end of the initial consultation the patient should have their questions about the procedures answered and Dr. Raj will be able to finalize the surgical plan.

Before the procedure

Before the procedure, patients are given clear instructions on how to prepare for the procedure and what medications to avoid. Patients may need pre-operative testing to be completed and older patients will be required to obtain a mammogram. Patients who smoke tobacco will be required to stop using tobacco for a period before surgery can be scheduled.

The day of the procedure

For the safety of all patients, surgical appointments take place at an accredited surgery center or hospital, where patients will be greeted by staff to help them prepare for their surgery. Prior to the procedure Dr. Raj will perform a marking and discuss the details of surgery in the pre-operative holding area.

This provides a final opportunity for Dr. Raj to answer any questions before the patient is placed under anesthesia and the surgery commences in an operating room.

Description of procedure

The procedure itself varies from patient to patient but every patient will have a similar experience surrounding the surgery itself. Surgery is performed in an operating room under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure for patient comfort and safety.

Most procedures can be performed at the same time and will take between 3 and 6 hours.

Mommy Makeover Recovery

Dallas Mommy Makeover Before and AfterPatients are given personalized instructions on the recovery process for their Mommy Makeover scars, though there are some general recommendations that apply in most cases.

Protocols for breast surgery patients include wearing a supportive bra post-surgery, using soft gauze or pads over the incisions – especially in cases of breast lift or reduction. Abdominoplasty and Liposuction patients will be required to wear a compression garment, which is provided after surgery, for a total of 6 weeks while the healing process takes place.

All sutures are dissolvable and do not require removal.

Pain and swelling are normal within the first week. Dr. Raj utilizes long-acting anesthetics in his surgical technique to improve the ability to walk and return to most normal activity during the early healing stages.

Depending on the type and extent of procedures, patients may be required to abstain from strenuous activity and exercise for 4-6 weeks while wounds are healing. After one month, Dr. Raj teaches scar reduction techniques to further improve healing.

Mommy Makeover Cost Dallas

Depending on where you plan to undergo surgery and who your surgeon will be, the cost of your mommy makeover can vary drastically. Larger cities, for instance, tend to mean higher costs when it comes to any type of surgery. Likewise, well-trained plastic surgeons with extensive experience will also charge more.

Still, we’ll make an effort to estimate how much you’ll potentially need to have on-hand in order to cover this procedure. For starters, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) estimates that the average mommy makeover costs between $9,000 and $20,000. Now, let’s take a look at the individual factors influencing your mommy makeover Dallas cost.

Calculating the Mommy Makeover Dallas Cost of Surgery

Most mommy makeovers include a breast surgery (breast augmentation and/or a breast lift), liposuction, and a tummy tuck. However, all mommy makeovers are different. Therefore, depending on your goals, you may choose a variation of these procedures — or other procedures — to complete your mommy makeover.

Naturally, the particular procedures a patient chooses will heavily influence the overall cost of their mommy makeover. Other important cost factors to consider include the:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anesthesiologist’s fee
  • Surgical facility (or hospital) fees
  • Prescription drug and postoperative garment costs
  • The cost of implants, when necessary

Frequently Asked Questions

Which “mommy makeover” breast procedure do I need?
The needs of each patient begin with establishing what they are looking for. Women who want volume will likely be happiest with breast augmentation. Those seeking perkiness or to reduce sagging may be very satisfied with a breast lift alone. Some women need a reduction after pregnancy and a breast reduction provides the size they’re looking for while raising the nipple to a more appropriate position.
What procedures do patients generally choose to undergo and why?
Patients who have undergone pregnancy typically choose one breast procedure and one abdominal procedure, but there is no magical combination of specific procedures. Individual patients call for individualized plans.
How Painful is a Mommy Makeover?
Any surgery which involves tissue and muscle trauma is going to have some associated bruising, swelling and pain. Still, mommy makeover surgery is usually less painful than patients expect. This is because Dr. Raj employs long-acting, injectable pain medications such as Exparel which help mitigate pain at the wound site during the first days of healing. This reduces the amount of narcotic pain medication required for patients and helps them to get on their feet faster. Combined with proper wound care and the pain from surgery is minimized, though patients may be sore for several weeks or more the pain is not debilitating.
When is the best time to have a mommy makeover?
Women of all ages can undergo a this surgery, but it is recommended for ones who have been at a stable weight and have completed childbearing. The surgical result can be lost or sub-optimal if weight is gained after surgery or if patients become pregnant again.
What is recovery time for a mommy makeover?
The recovery depends on the procedures that are done. It takes a few weeks for swelling and bruising to completely subside. Most patients can return to work 1 week after surgery. Most patients are cleared for light exercise after 4 weeks. Patients are cleared to resume their exercise regimen at 6 weeks.
How long does it take to see the result?
Results will be seen immediately but it takes a total of 3-6 months to see the final result after all of the swelling and bruising decrease.
Do you have any Mommy Makeover before and after photos?
Dr. Raja Mohan has performed the Mommy Makeover procedure for years, click here for the latest before and after photos.

Book your Consultation

If you want to learn more about this surgery please call (469) 301-1725 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raj Mohan, board certified plastic surgeon serving the Dallas. He operates in Arlington, Grapevine, Southlake, Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Irving, and Coppell.

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