About 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 achievable 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 uses a combination of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to reshape the stomach and breasts, as well as other areas affected by pregnancy — virtually any body part affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc. can be repaired. Furthermore, nonsurgical remedies can be incorporated to enhance surface imperfections such as rapid stretching of the skin or stretch marks.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"He saved my life - It's taken me a while to write this review becouse it has been such an emotional and traumatic experience for me, but here goes.I flew to Miami with a friend who was getting a full mommy makeover. I wanted a Breast reduction. My 38 HH were so large that they were cussing neck, back pain, a buldge in the back of my neck and even marks on my sholders from the heaviness weighing down my bra. I..."- L. / RealSelf / May 09, 2018
"Best plastic surgeon hands down! - This is my second procedure with Dr. Dauwe. The man truly has a gift! I had my rhinoplasty with septoplasty done and got more lipo as well. I was so nervous and he's got such a good bed side manner. I can't wait to see how my nose comes along. After years of hating my nose I decided to get it done. He did such a great job on my mommy makeover I decided to go ahead and let him fix my nose, 100%..."- T. / RealSelf / Oct 02, 2018
Is a Mommy Makeover For You?
Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are those who have undergone pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, and have tried to get a slimmer look through a consistently healthy lifestyle with little result. For many women, surgical intervention is recommended to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. If you are past childbearing and are unhappy with the imperfections remaining on your body such as deflated breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or undesirable areas of fat tissue in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, this procedure could help you. The overall goal of Dr. Dauwe is to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body so you can get back to living life without additional concern about your figure.
Mommy Makeover Surgical Technique
The mommy makeover procedure is a body contouring surgery tailored for each woman by plastic surgeon Dr. Dauwe based on the areas of concern to be corrected. A variety of procedures can be paired together — the most popular treatments are liposuction of the flanks and lower back, as well as breast lift surgery, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery. The 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 an injection or a laser treatment to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface issues.
What to Expect for a Mommy Makeover Surgery
The recovery for mommy makeover is characterized by gradual improvement over a 2-week period. On the first night after surgery, Dr. Dauwe ’s patients stay at the surgical aftercare hotel, where nurses monitor and care for you. You will be provided with a compression garment that you will wear for 6 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 will allow you to return to exercise at 3 weeks, but intense exercise should be held off for 6 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 your surgical plan. During your consultation, Dr. Dauwe will develop your treatment plan and then he will be able to discuss possible costs. A mommy makeover is about rejuvenating your body after having children so it is best to concentrate on getting amazing results with a surgeon you trust. Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods and we can give you information on finding no-interest financing to make your mommy makeover affordable.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your consultation with Dr. Dauwe, he will understand your wants and needs after performing a physical examination. Following this, he can give you suggestions on what to include in your treatment plan. Often, women want a breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both) together with a tummy tuck and liposuction.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy are hard on your body, which is why nonsurgical procedures usually aren't enough to produce significant improvements. In your consultation, Dr. Dauwe will go over both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. After listening to your concerns and goals, he will tell you if 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 you 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 your post-surgical care instructions, Dr. Dauwe or a member of his team will give you tips on scar care so your sutures heal flat and eventually fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so your results aren't compromised. In most cases, all treated areas of your body are at risk for changing if you get pregnant again. Should you have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to restore your 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 remaining pounds, we welcome you to contact Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX to hear more about the body contouring options we offer. Deflated breasts, excess skin, and other surface irregularities can be corrected with this custom surgery. During the consultation process, plastic surgeon Dr. Dauwe will address your concerns and aesthetic goals and create a custom treatment plan to repair each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgical talent, it is achievable to regain the figure you desire.
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