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Best Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and childbirth are amazing experiences that bring a lot of joy. However, they can also take a toll on your body. We offer the best mommy makeover in Houston that combines procedures designed to help you reclaim your body after pregnancy and childbirth.

Reclaim Your Body

Having children is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can have, but it can also take a toll on her body. Childbearing and nursing can cause several changes to your body, including stretch marks, extra skin and fat, and a loss of breast volume. These changes can leave you feeling like you’ve lost control of your body and confidence. But there is hope — with a mommy makeover, we can help you to reclaim your body and feel like yourself again.

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a collection of surgical procedures designed to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body. It aims to correct the changes that have occurred due to childbearing and nursing, such as sagging breasts, skin laxity, and a weak abdomen. A mommy makeover can include numerous procedures, such as a breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. A mommy makeover is often performed as a single, combined surgery but can also be done as separate procedures.

Common Mommy Makeover Procedures

The specific details of the mommy makeover procedure vary from one individual to the next. During your consultation, Dr. Erickson will carefully examine your body, measure the degree of laxity in different areas, discuss your goals, review your medical history, and curate a surgical plan for the best mommy makeover in Houston. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia at our accredited surgical facility, which may take 1 to 5 hours. The following are some of the most common mommy makeover procedures.

Breast Augmentation

Childbearing and nursing can cause changes to the breasts, such as decreased volume, loss of nipple sensation and position, and laxity of skin and breast tissue. Breast augmentation can restore volume and improve the shape of the breasts. Depending on your unique goals and condition, you can get silicone implants, saline implants, or breast fat grafting, which involves transferring excess fat cells from another part of the body to your breasts.

Breast Lift

Also known as a mastopexy, a breast lift is often combined with breast augmentation to improve the overall shape and projection of the breasts. Childbirth and nursing can lead to deflated and sagging breasts with nipples that point downwards. A breast lift repositions the nipple and areola to a higher, more youthful position and removes excess skin. This procedure can make your breasts look perky and uplifted.

Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy and weight fluctuations can cause stretched skin and separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti). No matter how many crunches you perform, you can’t fix your damaged muscles with exercise and dieting alone. As part of a mommy makeover, a tummy tuck can remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles to create a flatter, more toned abdomen. The incision for a tummy tuck is usually hip-to-hip along the bikini line, so it mostly remains out of sight.


Liposuction is one of the most common procedures used during a mommy makeover. This procedure involves using a specialized cannula to remove excess fat cells from targeted regions, such as the hips and abdomen. Liposuction improves the overall contours of the body. By removing stubborn fat pockets, liposuction can create a more aesthetically pleasing shape, particularly in the thighs, hips, and buttocks.

Arm Lift

An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a procedure done to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arms. This is a common problem after pregnancy because the skin stretches and the fat deposits increase in the upper arms. The surgeon makes a strategic incision along the insides of the upper arms, following which they trim away excess skin. An arm lift will improve the shape and contour of the arms.

Lower Body Lift

A lower body lift removes excess skin and fat from the lower body. After childbirth, women often notice excess fat deposits around the hips and thighs, which can be almost impossible to remove with regular exercise and dieting alone. During a lower body lift, the surgeon trims away excess skin and removes excess fat deposits to improve the shape and contour of the lower body, including the hips, buttocks, and thighs.


Labiaplasty is a procedure that alters the size and appearance of the labia minora and labia majora around the vulva to improve their visual appearance. After childbirth, the labial skin and tissues can get stretched and become larger because of excess fat deposits, leading to physical discomfort. Labiaplasty involves making strategic incisions to make the labia look youthful again.

Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift, also known as BBL, is done to improve the shape and contour of the buttocks, making them look fuller and more lifted. Pregnancy and childbirth can often lead to sagging buttocks, which can lead to self-consciousness, especially when wearing a bikini. The BBL surgery involves harvesting excess fat cells from other parts of the body via liposuction, and injecting them into the buttocks, thus providing natural augmentation. If you’re looking for the best mommy makeover in Houston that includes these common procedures and more, reach out today!

Goals of a Mommy Makeover:

  • Reversing the effects of childbirth, pregnancy, and nursing on the body
  • Improving the shape, size, and projection of the breasts
  • Reducing overall skin laxity and sagging skin
  • Removing excess fat deposits in various parts of the body
  • Improving the firmness, tautness, and definition of the body
  • Strengthening and tightening of weakened and damaged muscles, such as the abdomen
  • Improving overall body contours and shape
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Recovery After a Mommy Makeover

Generally speaking, you can expect to experience some pain and discomfort, bruising and swelling, and tightness in the treated area. Most patients report that the pain is manageable with pain medications. The bruising and swelling will peak after two to three days and then improve. The tightness in the treated area subsides within a few weeks. You must wear the compression garments prescribed by your surgeon to minimize swelling.

Most patients after a mommy makeover can expect to take approximately two weeks off from work and other activities. During this time, you should rest and avoid any strenuous activity. You can resume regular physical activities after about 4 to 6 weeks. However, every patient is different; some may need more or less time to recover. You must follow your surgeon’s aftercare instructions for incision care, medications, activity limitations, and compression garments.

Consult Dr. Erickson

Dr. Cameron Erickson is a highly-skilled and acclaimed plastic surgeon specializing in mommy makeovers and body contouring procedures. He takes the time to listen to your concerns and curate surgical plans that conform to your anatomy and goals, thus ensuring safe and natural-looking results. Please schedule an appointment for the best mommy makeover in Houston today!

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