As women and moms, we sometimes wonder (as we catch glimpses of our reflection in the mirror) if the gift of motherhood is worth the toll our bodies go through during pregnancy and childbirth. Of course, we love our children, but are there safe and effective options to bring back our body's once youthful shape and appearance? Mommy Makeovers have been around for decades. Women prefer these procedures because of the dramatic physical changes that can be achieved in one visit, especially performed by double board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schusterman.
The term 'Mommy Makeover' is an innovative way to describe several cosmetic procedures happening at one time. During surgery, you will likely undergo a tummy tuck, breast augmentation or breast lift, and liposuction at our Houston clinic. Dr. Schusterman will discuss with you the best procedures and options that are right for your body type.
Regardless of the amount of dieting and exercise you are doing, nothing can be done to the stubborn 'mommy pooch' that develops after childbirth unless you get a tummy tuck, which is part of the Mommy Makeover.
The pooch happens because scar tissue has developed or the abdominal muscles pulled away from the abdominal wall, known as diastasis recti. Dr. Schusterman will tighten the abdominal muscles during surgery to give your tummy a flatter and smooth appearance. You deserve to feel good about your body again. After all, you've raised great humans; now, isn't it time for you to feel human again?
Your Mommy Makeover is unique and tailored specifically for you. Our goal is always to deliver the very best Mommy Makeover Houston has to offer; therefore, it's important to understand each procedure will differ for each patient. Below is a general description of how each technique is performed:
After your procedures are completed, you will awake from sedation in a comfortable recovery room with Dr. Schusterman's caring and expertly trained staff to attend to you until you are ready to return home. Overnight observation may be necessary in some cases.
You will experience swelling, bruising, and pain as your body begins to heal. You will be given specific post-op instructions to follow to maximize your results and get you recovered as quickly as possible. Pain is controlled with medication and compression bandages or garments. There will be no physical or strenuous activity allowed for 6-8 weeks after surgery. It is also advisable to have help at home to assist you in your recovery for the first two weeks, as you will be limited in bending, lifting, and other everyday activities in your daily life.
While the downtime of surgery is an inconvenience, the Mommy Makeover results are well worth it. As you continue to heal, your results will continue to improve. Your overall appearance is fantastic, and the return of your self-confidence is what it is all about. Smile, mommy, you've earned it! You can expect to see:
Your body is unique, and so should be your experience with cosmetic surgery. The Mommy Makeover is major cosmetic surgery, and each procedure is unique to your body type and personal goals. Dr. Schusterman wants you to feel safe and knowledgeable about your procedures by designing the best plan for your body. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the Mommy Makeover.
Small weight fluctuations are normal and not likely to show in your tummy tuck area. It's vital to exercise (post-recovery) and maintain healthy eating habits. Significant weight gain could cause stretch marks or stretch out the skin, causing the need for another tummy tuck in the future.
It is important to have a natural-looking belly button after surgery, which is why Dr. Schusterman won't necessarily need to make any changes to your belly button. In most cases, incisions are made around it to reposition the skin and tighten muscles. All surgical procedures are discussed in your consultation, so you will be fully informed if any anatomical changes need to happen.
It is rare to have major complications from a Mommy Makeover, but invasive cosmetic surgical procedures may carry certain risks and complications, and they may include: swelling, numbness, bleeding at the incision sites, persistent pain, blood clotting, fluid accumulation, infection, and nerve damage. However, double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schusterman will guide you through this process to determine if a Mommy Makeover is right for you.
Pain tolerance in each patient is different. However, some patients have mentioned that their tummy tuck was more manageable than a C-section. During a C-section, the doctor cuts through the lower abdominal muscles and uterus to deliver the baby. Afterward, the new mom is still expected to care for a newborn while recovering from major surgery.
With a tummy tuck, Dr. Schusterman is repairing the muscles and tightening the area. Additionally, your sleeping schedule and recovery should be smoother since you no longer care for an infant. Each tummy tuck caters to each patient, so a woman who has had multiple pregnancies or hernias may need more work, resulting in more pain post-surgery.
Dr. Schusterman has been performing cosmetic surgeries for over 30 years and has helped hundreds of women achieve their surgical goals. The good news for Houston Mommy Makeover patients is that the procedure as delivered by Dr. Schusterman is exceptionally safe. You will be in a safe environment with expertly trained staff and an experienced, double board certified plastic surgeon.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.
3355 W Alabama Suite 450 , Houston, TX 77098