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What is included in mommy makeover surgery?

What is included in mommy makeover surgery? | Houston, TexasA woman’s body can take a significant physical toll during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. There is a growing trend among moms to seek cosmetic surgery procedures to restore their pre-pregnancy figure. A mommy makeover is one of the most comprehensive cosmetic surgery procedures for women who want to restore their pre-pregnancy figure. 

It usually combines multiple aesthetic procedures to achieve an enhanced physical appearance in several areas of the body. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss various procedures that may be included as a part of a mommy makeover. 

Based on the patient’s personal aesthetic goals and her anatomical needs, the surgeon will create a customized mommy makeover surgery plan. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides mommy makeover to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities. 


Key Procedures

Some of the major procedures that are typically included in a mommy makeover plastic surgery are described as below: 

Breast Augmentation

If the woman’s breasts have deflated or lost volume following a pregnancy and breastfeeding, she may require breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover. This will involve surgical insertion of saline or silicone implants to increase the size of the breasts as desired. 


Breast Lift 

If the pregnancy and breastfeeding has resulted in overstretching of the breast skin and consequent sagging of breasts, the surgeon may recommend breast lift. The procedure will involve excision of loose skin from the breasts to restore tighter and perkier breasts. 


Breast Reduction

In some cases, the woman may develop oversized breasts following pregnancy and breastfeeding. To make the breasts proportionate to the rest of the body, breast reduction cosmetic surgery may be performed as part of mommy makeover. 



Liposuction is one of the common body contouring procedures that is included in mommy makeover. The procedure is designed to reduce excess fat tissue from specific fat pockets in the hips, thighs, abdomen, flanks, upper arms, breasts, or other areas.


Tummy Tuck 

The abdomen will typically take the maximum toll in a pregnancy. A woman may choose tummy tuck surgery as a part of mommy makeover to restore tighter, firmer and flatter abdomen. Stretch marks may also be reduced in some cases when tummy tuck is performed. 


Body Lift

Lower body lift surgery can be performed to tighten loose skin in areas such as the buttocks and thighs. Thigh lift and Brazilian butt lift are two of the popular procedures that may be performed as part of a mommy makeover surgery.


Non-Surgical Procedures   

The surgeon may sometimes recommend a combination of plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Laser, RF or ultrasound based treatments are more popular because these can produce desirable results in a less invasive manner. Cellulite reduction may also be performed as part of mommy makeover using non-invasive techniques. 



Recovery period after a mommy makeover surgery will depend on the number of procedures and the extent of surgery performed. Most women will go through a downtime of one to two weeks, after which they can resume normal activity. Strenuous exercises should be avoided for at least one month.

Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for mommy makeover surgery.

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Breast Implant Exchange And Removal

Breast Implant Exchange And Removal | Houston, TexasBreast implant revision cosmetic surgery may involve breast implant exchange or removal. During the initial consultation, your breast surgeon will determine the possible cause of your complications, assess your personal aesthetic goals, and recommend the appropriate procedure. 

Breast implant revision surgery primarily involves one of the following three treatment options: 

  • Removal of implants and their replacement them with new implants
  • Repositioning of the existing breast implants
  • Removal of breast implants without replacement

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast implant exchange and removal surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.


Breast Implant Removal 

Breast implant removal is designed to reverse the effects of your primary breast augmentation plastic surgery. The surgeon will simply remove the breast implants along with the scar tissue. However, women who choose only implant removal may have to undergo breast lift surgery at the same time to restore the firm and youthful shape and appearance of the breasts. 

Breast implants may have to be removed for one or more of the following reasons: 

  • Capsular contracture (hardening of the scar tissue around the implant) 
  • Infection, bleeding or another complication around the implants
  • Excessive calcium build-up 
  • Necrosis or tissue around the implant becoming dead


Breast Implant Removal Procedure 

Your surgeon may be able to complete the breast implant removal surgery in one to three hours, depending on the complications and whether a breast lift is involved. The procedure is usually performed using general anesthesia. 

Breast implant removal only

The surgeon will try to create incisions in the same area where the original breast augmentation surgery was performed. In case of capsular contracture, the surgeon will also remove the hardened capsule using techniques such as en bloc capsulectomy or full or partial capsulectomy.

Breast implant removal with a breast lift

In this case, a breast lift surgery will be performed at the same time of the breast implant removal. This combined procedure becomes particularly crucial if the breast skin has sagged or stretched over the years. Your surgeon will remove the excess skin from the breast, tighten the tissue, and may also re-size the areolas to create an attractive and natural looking breast appearance. 


Breast Implant Exchange (Replacement) Surgery

If you are unhappy with your existing breast implants for some reason, or the implants have become old or damaged, you can choose to have them replaced with a breast implant exchange surgery. Your surgeon will help you determine the appropriate implant type, size, shape and texture for your new implants. 

The surgeon will withdraw the existing implants in the same way as the regular breast implant removal surgery. If the new implants are of a different size or shape, the surgeon may have to revise the breast pocket in order to accommodate the new implants. 

Once the new implants are placed and settled into the desired position, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implant exchange or removal surgery.

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Visiting Houston, TX for your plastic surgery procedure?

Out-of-Town Patients Visiting Houston

Many patients now choose to travel for their cosmetic treatments in order to receive the best possible care and enjoy a quiet and anonymous recovery period. No longer are patients limited to their own local area when looking for the most trusted and experienced doctors to meet their cosmetic needs.

As a board certified plastic surgeon in Houston, Dr. Kristi Hustak works with patients from all over the world who want expert care in a private, convenient setting. Dr. Hustak’s staff is dedicated to making the process positive for our out-of-town patients, and we will work with you every step of the way to ensure your travels and surgical experience are safe, successful, and convenient.

If this is your first time in Houston, TX, here is a little information about our city:

Houston is a large Texas metropolis that extends to Galveston Bay. The city is associated with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. Houston’s rather compact Downtown includes the Theater District, which houses the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, which is known for its 19th century buildings and posh restaurants.

Places to Stay

  • The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
  • Hotel ZaZa Houston
  • Four Seasons Hotel Houston
  • JW Marriott Houston Downtown
  • The Westin Houston Downtown

Houston Airport

Traveling to Houston is easy. As the country’s fourth largest airport system, the Houston Airport serves over 180 cities globally, with Bush Intercontinental Airport ranking third in the US among airports with scheduled non-stop domestic and international service.


Houston is lush with greenery, being a city near the coast with a mild, tropical climate. The hottest month is July, with an average high of 94°F. The coldest month is January, with an average high of 62°F. February to April and September to November are the best months to visit Houston. With the Gulf of Mexico in close proximity, Houston experiences warm weather pretty much year-round. Spring and fall are pleasant and there are a number of festivals to enjoy during this time. 

Things to See and Do

Houston is home to a variety of activities and some very amazing sights. The city offers opportunities for outdoors lovers (Buffalo Bayou), families (children’s museum and the Houston zoo), and art lovers (the fabulous Menil Collection and the classic Art Car Museum). Shopping enthusiasts can have a good time at the huge Galleria.

The Holocaust Museum in Houston is another impressive place to visit. At Space Center Houston, visitors can learn about NASA’s astronaut program. The Museum of Natural Science is the city presents prehistoric exhibits and colorful butterflies.

Dining Options

Houston ranks among the finest foodie cities in the country, and is home to a range of excellent restaurants. In recent years, the popularity of Houston’s eateries has traveled around the country (and the world!) Tex-Mex and barbecue are two culinary staples in the city. Local people will have strong opinions about where you can get the finest Mexican-inspired fare. 

The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation is a good choice. If you are visiting the museum district and the Zoo, you may consider dining at the upscale Picos Restaurant or the M&M Grill. You could also check out a Pappasito’s Cantina location, which are quite popular with visitors.

Night Life

Houston offers some of the best night life opportunities in the country. From classic honky-tonks with live music to hip-hop dance clubs with renowned DJs, you have virtually an endless stream of choices when it comes to night lift in Houston. If you wish to two-step, visit Wild West Houston. 

Want to dance along to hits from the 80s and 90s? Try Numbers (the place has been around for nearly half a century). Looking for a more contemporary nightclub experience? Visit Clé, which not only has indoor bars and dance floors, but also hosts day parties at its outdoor pool.

Contact Us

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.