What is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy and childbirth is an incomparable experience for a woman, but it can take a toll on her body in aesthetic terms. Many mothers today want to restore their pre-pregnancy figure after they have had children, and do not have plans for a future pregnancy. Mommy makeover cosmetic surgery procedure can be an ideal procedure for such women who wish to have substantial cosmetic correction in more than one area.

Breasts, Belly, and Down Below – A Complete Mommy Makeover

One of the benefits with mommy makeover surgery is that the procedure can be customized to match with the unique needs of a patient. Some women may only require a limited enhancement in one or two areas, while some others may choose to have extensive surgical correction in multiple areas.

Fat reduction, skin tightening, stretch marks and cellulite reduction are commonly included as part of a mommy makeover. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides this procedure to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding communities.



Women who give natural birth or undergo a C-section can make equally good candidates for a mommy makeover plastic surgery. As a first pre-requisite, the woman should be in suitable overall health and fit enough to go through a major surgical procedure such as mommy makeover, which will also involve a significant recovery process.

Mothers who want to reverse the cosmetic effects of pregnancy, and regain more attractive and youthful body contours, tighter and smoother skin, and mitigation of stretch marks, cellulite and scars, can be suitable candidates for a mommy makeover. The candidate should ideally have a moderate and stable body weight and be committed to maintaining an active and balanced lifestyle following the surgery for prolonged benefits.

Surgical Procedure

In most cases, the mommy makeover procedure will be performed using general anesthesia or IV sedation. The length and complexity of the surgery can vary, but it is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. The surgeon will tailor the procedure to suit the specific needs of the patient, and strive to achieve maximum effect in a minimally invasive manner.

Experienced surgeons will usually manage to perform a mommy makeover using less invasive techniques in order to ensure a shorter recovery, reduced post-surgical discomfort, and less obvious scarring. Sometimes innovative non-invasive treatments may be performed in conjunction with plastic surgery procedures to achieve more desirable outcomes.

A mommy makeover will typically include one or more of the following procedures:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Facelift
  • Body Lift
  • Cellulite Reduction
  • Stretch Mark Removal
  • Non-invasive procedures

Pregnancy and breastfeeding may cause loss of breast volume in some women. This condition can be reversed with breast augmentation surgery. Some other women may develop sagging breasts and loose abdominal skin due to overstretching of the skin during pregnancy. In such cases, a tummy tuck surgery and breast lift with or without implants may be recommended.

If the woman’s breasts have become excessively large following the pregnancy, a breast reduction surgery may be performed. Liposuction fat reduction procedure is often included as a part of a mommy makeover to enhance body contours in a targeted manner in certain areas of the body. Focused female cosmetic surgeon Dr. 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.