Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover Dallas | Plano

A mommy makeover is a combination of body contouring and cosmetic surgery procedures, customized to your needs, to restore your appearance after the changes of pregnancy, significant weight loss, or aging. Depending on how your body has changed over time, a mommy makeover can flatten and firm your abdomen, lift sagging breasts, increase or decrease breast size, remove unwanted pockets of fat anywhere on your body, or make other changes to improve your appearance.  A mommy makeover is designed to bring back a younger look and physique and give you renewed pride in your body.

Dr. Ali Abtahi offers mommy makeover surgery in the Dallas area to women who would like to look and feel younger and healthier. Dr. Abtahi takes a personal interest in each of his patients, recognizing the uniqueness of every individual. He takes the time to get to know his patients, listening to them to understand their goals and hopes for self-improvement. With his medical expertise and surgical artistry, he tailors his surgery to bring out the best in his patients. With his caring approach, he strives to make patients not just look more like they want to look, but also feel better about themselves.

To learn more about how mommy makeover surgery with Dr. Abtahi can make you look and feel better, contact Amor Propio Aesthetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation in Plano.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a customized combination of surgical procedures to contour your body, lift and tighten sagging skin, and slim areas that have pockets of unwanted fat. The combination of procedures in your mommy makeover is tailored to your needs and will be chosen in consultation with Dr. Abtahi.

In your consultation with Dr. Abtahi, he will examine you and ask questions to understand what improvements you’d like to make, then recommend the safest and most effective combination of procedures to help you achieve your desired look.

Depending on your needs, your mommy makeover might include:

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, to flatten and firm your abdomen. A tummy tuck removes excess skin to eliminate sagging and smooth your belly and uses liposuction to remove excess fat from your abdomen and waistline. It can also reconnect abdominal muscles that have separated with pregnancy or weight gain.

Breast surgery to lift and reshape sagging breasts, add volume where it has been lost, or reduce the size of over-large breasts. 

Liposuction to reduce pockets of fat anywhere on the body, including the waist, hips, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, neck, or under the chin.

Arm lift to eliminate loose, hanging skin and excess fat under the upper arm.

Thigh lift to tighten sagging skin and remove excess fat on the inner or outer thighs.

Facial treatments and procedures, such as injections with Botox or dermal fillers or a surgical facelift or brow lift.

Fat transfer to add volume to your breasts, cheeks, or under your eyes using fat removed with liposuction from another part of your body.

Why Might I Consider a Mommy Makeover?

Diet and exercise can bring you close to your ideal weight after pregnancy or a period of being overweight, but they often can’t restore skin that has stretched and sagged. Pockets of stubborn fat can also resist even the most vigorous slimming efforts. A mommy makeover can:

  • Tighten and smooth skin that has stretched, loosened, and sagged 
  • Remove diet- and exercise-resistant bulges of fat from your abdomen, waist, upper arms, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, or elsewhere on your body
  • Flatten and tone your abdomen
  • Slim and give better definition to your waistline
  • Lift and reshape sagging breasts
  • Add volume and roundness to flattened or deflated breasts
  • Reduce volume in over-large breasts
  • Smooth facial wrinkles
  • Help make you feel proud of your body and better about yourself
Dr. Ali R. Abtahi of Amor Propio Aesthetic Surgery

Meet Ali R. Abtahi, DO MSc

Dr. Ali R. Abtahi, DO MSc is a highly skilled surgeon with extensive training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Comprehensive Aesthetic Surgery, and General Surgery. Through his artistic vision and sincere passion for plastic surgery of the utmost quality, Dr. Abtahi is dedicated to delivering an elite, personalized experience.

Why Choose Dr. Abtahi for Your Mommy Makeover?

Dr. Abtahi is a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon. He provides attentive, personalized care and is dedicated to creating results that delight his patients. Dr. Abtahi takes time with every patient to understand their goals for a procedure and to explain what cosmetic surgery can and can’t do. He makes sure every patient has realistic expectations and understands what to expect, from preparation to recovery.  It is this personal, caring, customized approach that sets Dr. Abtahi apart.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

You are probably a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you are in good health and close to your ideal weight and are bothered by:

  • Loose, saggy skin on your belly
  • A belly that bulges out because of weakened abdominal muscles 
  • Stubborn pockets of fat around your waist; on your abdomen, upper arms, or thighs; or elsewhere on your body 
  • Sagging, flattened, or over-large breasts

You may not be a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you:

  • Have a health condition that could make the surgery risky, such as diabetes or heart problems
  • Are significantly overweight
  • Smoke (unless you are able to quit for several weeks before and after the procedure)

If you are considering a tummy tuck as part of your mommy makeover, Dr. Abtahi advises you to wait until you are finished having children. With a subsequent pregnancy, tightened skin can be stretched again and repaired abdominal muscles can separate. Certain breast procedures can also interfere with your future ability to breastfeed. If you are considering a mommy makeover after a pregnancy, Dr. Abtahi advises that you wait at least six months after finishing breastfeeding before having breast surgery, to give your breasts time to adjust to their post-pregnancy form. 

The ideal candidate for a mommy makeover has realistic expectations about what the surgery can do and the self-care necessary for a healthy recovery. 

What Happens in a Mommy Makeover Procedure?

The surgical procedures in a mommy makeover are performed under general anesthesia or using local anesthesia with sedation. Dr. Abtahi performs cosmetic surgery in a hospital, where the full range of necessary services and supports are available. The steps taken in your mommy makeover will depend on the combination of procedures you are having.  

After the procedures are complete, the anesthesia has worn off, and your condition is stable, you will be released to go home. For some combinations of procedures, you may spend the first night of your recovery in the hospital. As part of your planning for the procedure, Dr. Abtahi will have consulted with you to make sure that you have someone to drive you home and that appropriate help and support are available to you in the first days after surgery.

What to Expect in Recovery

Your experience in recovery will depend on the combination of procedures and treatments in your mommy makeover. You can expect to feel some discomfort immediately after surgery, and Dr. Abtahi will prescribe or recommend appropriate pain medication. If your mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck, breast surgery, or an arm or thigh lift, you’ll need to spend the first few days resting quietly at home and will need help with ordinary personal and household tasks for the first two or three days. After a tummy tuck, you won’t be able to lift anything heavy for a few weeks. That includes young children, grocery bags, trash, and cooking pots, so you’ll need to plan for some ongoing help. 

Most patients take one or two weeks off from work. You’ll be able to start doing light activities after about two weeks, gradually building up to more strenuous activities at four to six weeks.

Before your surgery, Dr. Abtahi will provide you with guidance about preparing your home for your recovery, with comfortable places to sit and lie down and with the medications and foods you’ll need for the first few days. He will provide complete post-operative care instructions, including:

  • Activities that are safe and those that are not as your recovery progresses 
  • Wound care to prevent infection
  • How to manage post-operative swelling and discomfort 
  • Scheduled appointments to check your progress and instructions for reaching him and his staff if you have any concerns

Schedule Your Dallas Mommy Makeover Consultation Today

Contact Amor Propio Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation for a mommy makeover with Dr. Ali Abtahi in his Plano office. He will examine you, ask questions to understand your goals for the procedure, give his recommendations for the best and safest approach, and explain what you can expect at each stage of the process.

Patients in the Dallas area are choosing Dr. Abtahi as their cosmetic surgeon because of his personal and caring approach and his beautifully customized and natural-looking results. Call us at (469) 293-2533 or reach us online today.