What is a Mommy Makeover?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez regularly meets with women who want their pre-pregnancy silhouette back. Even though childbirth is an amazing and miraculous moment in a woman’s life, it can change the look, shape, and size of certain body parts — and could leave one feeling frustrated. The most exciting news is that it's possible to once again attain a slim and taut appearance, thanks to the help of the mommy makeover surgical procedure performed at Beleza Surgery. This body contouring treatment uses a blend of liposuction and skin removal to target the breasts, tummy, and lower body — basically any area affected by pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or breastfeeding can be repaired. In addition, nonsurgical procedures can be incorporated to smooth surface imperfections, such as hyperpigmentation and blotchy skin, from the rapid fluctuation and stretching of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy. For more information, contact one of our Central Texas locations in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Austin, or Killeen, TX.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"I am 4 weeks post-op mommy makeover (breast lift & tummy tuck). I feel GREAT and am loving what I see in the mirror so far. I'm still swelling a little but that is to be expected at this point. My incisions are all healing nicely and are very thin lines. Dr. Hix-Hernandez has been wonderful from the beginning. She gave her personal phone number to call if any problems or concerns came up after surgery. I didn't want to bother her but did have a concern when one breast started bleeding at 2.5 weeks. I called and she answered while shopping in Home Depot. God Bless her!!! She made me feel so much better! I had a hematoma that had broke loose and exited thru the incision below that breast. Two days later at 10:30 at night, not wanting to bother her again by calling, I texted her pictures after I noticed the steristrip had come off the breast that was bleeding and there was a small separation. She immediately text me back! She calmed my nerves so much just by being available when I needed her. She truly cares about her patients and I'm glad I chose her as my doctor. Everything appears to be healing nicely now."- F. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2020
"4/29/2019 I am 41,with 2 amazing daughters. After my gastric sleeve procedure in 2014, a future mommy makeover had always been the plan. After 8 months of hardcore research and consult after consult, everything finally came together during an amazing appointment at Beleza Downtown Austin! Never having cosmetic procedures in the past, I needed a lot of information and a good selling point for my husband😉 I was given lots of literature and referrals from impressed past clients. I have never been one jump into such a big decision, but knew that if I hit my weight loss goal, it would happen in order to put the big bow on my journey. Long story short... Dr Staci Hix-Hernandez and her AMAZING staff are nothing but THE BEST at what they do!! And not only was the consult, pre and post op follow ups on point and thorough, the post op was incredible and surprisingly , nearly painless! I couldnt be happier with the whole process and HIGHLY recommend Beleza to any and everyone, period!! Love you Dr Hix-Hernandez and staff!!💖💖"- C.M. / Google / Mar 19, 2020
"Mommy makeover to treat sagging breasts and abdomen pouch - After two pregnancies, breastfeeding my children, & many years of not taking care of myself I knew I had to change my lifestyle for better health. With the help of a Veteran Organization, personal coaching, and a great sponsor I started to lose weight. Lost a total of 46 lbs. But my breast sag, and I had a lower abdomen pouch I just could exercise away. So finally decided to have a Mommy Makeover."- F. / RealSelf / Jul 15, 2022
"Mommy makeover to treat sagging breasts and abdomen pouch - After two pregnancies, breastfeeding my children, & many years of not taking care of myself I knew I had to change my lifestyle for better health. With the help of a Veteran Organization, personal coaching, and a great sponsor I started to lose weight. Lost a total of 46 lbs. But my breast sag, and I had a lower abdomen pouch I just could exercise away. So finally decided to have a Mommy Makeover.Updated on 16 Jul 2022:The first few days after surgery it was very painful. It hurt to sneeze, laugh, cough, and move around. The meds did help, but after the 5th day I didn't want to use the heavy medicine. I am please with the results so far."- F. / RealSelf / Jul 15, 2022
What Can I Expect from My Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover at Beleza Surgery is a custom surgery tailored for each woman by Dr. Hix-Hernandez based on the specific body areas they desire to be corrected. Many procedures can be paired together — the most common treatments are liposuction of the flanks and lower back, as well as breast lift surgery, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery. These surgeries are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, lasting 3 – 7 hours depending on the complexity, at our accredited OR in our Cedar Park, TX facility. Your treatment plan might also include nonsurgical methods, such as laser treatments and injectables, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface irregularities. Afterward, you will begin your recovery at home with rest and proper aftercare. Recovering from this surgery is generally a slow process, depending on your specific treatment plan. With most mommy makeovers, moving around and walking straight will be difficult the first week or so, and a step-by-step, at-home care protocol will be needed to ensure the incisions heal properly. Most patients find the healing process can last around six months but are able to return to a somewhat normal routine within a couple of weeks. Working out should wait for about two months. In the end, this surgery at Beleza Surgery can make an incredible impact on women, giving them their self-confidence once again.
Mommy Makeover FAQ
How do I prepare for a mommy makeover?
The answer varies based on your individual health and the procedures chosen. However, Dr. Hix-Hernandez may recommend avoiding blood thinning medications several weeks prior to surgery. You will also need to arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least the first 24 hours after your mommy makeover. We can provide a detailed list of instructions beforehand.
Will my mommy makeover results appear natural?
Our team at Beleza Surgery works hard to ensure natural results that don't appear "overdone." This is because we take your individual goals and anatomy into consideration when planning your surgery. Feel free to ask about our previous mommy makeover patients during your consultation. We can show you before-and-after photos — so you have a better understanding of what to expect.
What if I get pregnant after a mommy makeover?
We generally advise patients to wait until after having children before getting a mommy makeover. This is because pregnancy and childbirth may undo the results of your procedures. However, we can discuss your options if you do get pregnant after your surgery in Cedar Park, TX. We are always happy to recommend additional treatments or procedures as needed.
If you are still frustrated with your body while trying your hardest to lose those final pounds after childbirth, we invite you to call Beleza Surgery to learn more about the body contouring options we offer. Lifeless breasts, excess skin, and other surface irregularities can be fixed with the mommy makeover, which is designed to help women regain their post-pregnancy bodies. During the consultation process, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez will talk about your concerns and create a custom treatment plan to correct each area. For more information, contact one of our four offices in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Austin, or Killeen, TX.
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