What Is The Mommy Makeover?
Dallas, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe regularly works with women who wish to have their pre-pregnancy body back. While childbirth is an amazing and miraculous moment for many women, it often will change the tightness and shape of certain body parts — and could leave one feeling a little frustrated. The most exciting news is that it's possible to reclaim a slimmer, smooth physique with the assistance of the mommy makeover procedure performed at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery. This body contouring treatment can include a combination of skin tightening, fat reduction, breast enhancement, and more to reshape the stomach, breasts, and other areas affected by pregnancy — virtually any body part affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or nursing can be repaired. Furthermore, nonsurgical remedies can be incorporated to enhance surface imperfections, such as stretch marks.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"Coming in HOT with another 5 star review! I recently had a full mommy makeover by Dr. Dauwe and I don't think I can even put into words my gratitude for him and his team. Hands down THE BEST surgeon in Dallas. From my tummy tuck, to some lipo and a breast reduction/lift - 2 weeks post opp, I look amazing! The results are beyond what I expected!! The entire team is extremely kind & helpful anytime you need them. If you are reading this post and have questions about my experience, find me on IG because I will rant and rave your ears off until you go see him! Dr. Dauwe, I truly thank you for changing my life!!"- S. / RealSelf / May 19, 2021
"I absolutely LOVE Dr. Dauwe!! I had a mommy makeover (tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation) with him at the end of September and my results blow my mind!! I’ve never felt so good about my body!! I can’t recommend him enough!! Schedule a consultation and go do it; you’ll be SO glad you did!! AND his Nurse Injector, Tessa, is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet. I see her for Botox and Lip filler and she does an amazingly beautiful job!! Go see them!!"- K.T. / Google / Jan 25, 2022
"I absolutely LOVE Dr. Dauwe!! I had a mommy makeover (tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation) with him at the end of September and my results blow my mind!! I’ve never felt so good about my body!! I can’t recommend him enough!! Schedule a consultation and go do it; you’ll be SO glad you did!! AND his Nurse Injector, Tessa, is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet. I see her for Botox and Lip filler and she does an amazingly beautiful job!! Go see them!!"- K.T. / Google / Jan 26, 2022
"Hard to really put into words the impact my surgery has had on my life, but I will say that Dr. Dauwe and his whole staff has made this experience what I would call life changing. Dr. Dauwe has a calm, humble, demeanor, and I had been following him on IG based on a friend who mentioned he did her breast aug a few years back. When I met with his team in January they were already booked out almost 6 months for a mommy makeover. That’s a good thing! You want to find someone who is booked. Not only did I love his conservative nature and perspective in what I was looking to have done, but he spent way more time with me answering my questions than what you typically find in the healthcare space. I’ve been in healthcare working with physicians for almost 20 years, so it is saying something when a physician has no problem answering all the myriad questions you have when you are going to have a big procedure done. They also made what could be an awkward feeling, feel very normal. He has great eye contact, and his office manager Julie is great at her job and been in the industry a long time. But I have to say, what comforted and confirmed for me the most was his office staff and their friendliness, willingness to help, and their knowledge about my procedure and the process. Sara in particular is a gem of a human. I thought for my pre-op she was just being nice answering all my questions and giving me suggestions, and then when I saw her for my post op I realized: MAN! She’s not just a front desk person, she’s like THE pre and post op professional! I had called on day 3 after my surgery and she was amazing to work with on my meds. She was so patient both before and after my surgery – and it makes you feel like you are their only patient, though it looks to be a busy practice, you don’t feel that way. It’s not a mill, this is not the kind of place that doesn’t care for you and want to answer all your questions. They are truly genuine, I really felt that from Sara, Julie, Bre, and Dr. Dauwe. I haven’t seen Tess but I’m sure I will at some point, I’ve heard great things. This is a rock star team and if you’re on the fence or haven’t scheduled a consult and really walked out feeling very confident in the team – come and get one here – he will tell you his professional opinion. I have another colleague who came here before me and had a consult and he honestly told her to wait until a certain time – so he’s not doing this for volume – he really wants to do the right thing for you. But truly Sara is awesome and I can’t say enough good things about her – you are in good hands with this practice. Thank you, Dr. Dauwe and team."- H.S. / Google / Aug 11, 2022
"Dr. Dauwe and his entire staff are incredible! I could not be more pleased with my “mommy makeover” results. They made me feel at ease and took great care of me from my first consultation, to pre-op, surgery and recovery. I met with several surgeons and pored over reviews and before and after photos before I chose him. The before and after photos speak for themselves. He is a gifted surgeon and I am so thankful I waited for the perfect fit. I’m amazed with my results and I feel like I look even better than I did pre-pregnancy! I had never had major surgery before, so I was bracing for the worst (and very nervous!), but it really couldn’t have gone smoother. Yes, recovery took time, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. I was able to be off all pain meds in less than 2 weeks. I am just over 7 months post-op and my scars are healing beautifully, my belly button looks natural, and after 4 babies, I have abs again! :) Entrusting your body and life to someone else is scary, especially as a mother, but I felt that I was in the best of hands every step of the way. Thank you, Dr. Dauwe!! Your reputation as the best is well-earned. Forever grateful for my results!!! Xx"- B.P. / Google / Oct 25, 2022
What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?
Pregnancy and childbirth can be amazing, but they often leave lasting changes on a woman’s body. A mommy makeover restores areas of the body that have been affected by pregnancy — so women feel more confident about their appearance. Dr. Dauwe is proud to offer advanced body contouring procedures for the following reasons:
- Safe: Dr. Dauwe prioritizes patient safety during each stage of the procedure and performs reliable surgical techniques that minimize your risk of complications.
- Effective: A mommy makeover addresses any number of concerns at once, including sagging or deflated breasts, a protruding stomach, and stubborn pockets of fat.
- Long-lasting: The procedures included in a mommy makeover are designed to deliver lasting results. With proper diet and exercise, you can enjoy your new look for years to come.
Is A Mommy Makeover For You?
Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are those who have undergone pregnancy, childbirth, or nursing and have tried to get a slimmer look through a healthy lifestyle with little result. For many women, surgical intervention is recommended to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. If a woman is past childbearing years and is unhappy with the imperfections remaining, she may want to consider a mommy makeover. Mommy makeovers can be performed to fix sagging breasts, get rid of wrinkly skin, reduce or eliminate hanging belly fat, and correct other undesirable areas, such as the hips, thighs, and buttocks. The overall goal of Dr. Dauwe is to help women reclaim their pre-pregnancy bodies so they can get back to living their best life.
How Is A Mommy Makeover Performed?
The mommy makeover procedure is a body contouring treatment tailored for each woman by plastic surgeon Dr. Dauwe based on their particular areas of concern. A variety of procedures can be paired together — the most popular treatments are liposuction for the lower body, back fat removal, and thigh fat removal, as well as breast lift surgery, breast implants, and stomach lift surgery. Mommy makeover surgeries are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, lasting 3 – 5 hours, depending on the complexity. Also, a day-long stay at the hospital might be necessary. It is common to also incorporate nonsurgical skin procedures, such as BOTOX® or laser skin resurfacing, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface issues.
What Should I Expect After My Mommy Makeover?
The recovery for a mommy makeover is largely dependent on a patient's particular treatment plan. However, it is typically characterized by gradual improvement over a 2-week period. On the first night after surgery, Dr. Dauwe's patients may stay at the surgical aftercare hotel where nurses monitor and care for them. Depending on the patient's particular treatment, she may be provided with a compression garment to wear for six weeks after the procedure. Moving around and walking straight will be difficult the first week or so, and a step-by-step, at-home healing protocol will be provided to help the incisions heal properly. Most patients find the healing process can last around six months. Even while the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to return to a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Dr. Dauwe typically allows his patients to return to exercise at three weeks, but intense exercise should be held off for six weeks. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery can be an amazing journey for women, allowing them to love the way they look and feel once again.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mommy Makeovers
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover costs will vary, depending on which procedures are part of the patient's surgical plan. During a consultation, Dr. Dauwe will develop a treatment plan and then discuss possible costs. A mommy makeover is about rejuvenating the body after having children so it is best to concentrate on getting amazing results with a trustworthy surgeon. Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods and can provide patients with information on finding no-interest financing to make their mommy makeover affordable.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Dauwe, he will understand each patient's wants and needs after performing a physical examination. Following this, he can provide suggestions on what to include in each patient's treatment plan. Often, women want a breast lift, augmentation, or both with a belly tuck and liposuction.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy are hard on the body, which is why nonsurgical procedures usually aren't enough to produce significant improvements. In each woman's consultation, Dr. Dauwe will go over both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. After listening to specific concerns and goals, he will provide his professional opinion on whether or not procedures, like nonsurgical liposuction (including CoolSculpting®), laser vaginal rejuvenation (like FemTouch™), or noninvasive skin tightening, may be helpful.
Will I have scars?
Although a mommy makeover gives patients a rejuvenated figure, it does leave surgical scars. Dr. Dauwe will create clean, small incisions. Most scars will be placed so they can be hidden with swimsuits and underwear. When reviewing post-surgical care instructions, Dr. Dauwe or a member of his team will provide each patient tips on scar care so their sutures heal flat and eventually fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, women should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until their family is complete so their results aren't compromised. In most cases, all treated areas of their body are at risk for changing if a woman gets pregnant again. Should she have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to restore her results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 3 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- Mommy Makeover
- Post-op Follow-up
- Day 1, Week 2 & 6, Month 3
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Overnight Stay
Reclaim Your Figure
If you want to stop feeling aggravated with your current figure while trying your hardest to lose those extra pounds after pregnancy or childbirth, we welcome you to contact Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX to learn more about the body contouring options we offer. Deflated breasts, excess skin, and other surface irregularities can be corrected with this customized surgery. During the consultation process, plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe will address your concerns and aesthetic goals, and create a custom treatment plan to repair each area of concern. Using state-of-the-art technologies, cutting-edge treatments, and surgical talent, it is possible to regain the figure you had before becoming a mother.
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