Mommy Makeover in Austin, TX with Dr. Venkata Erella
Throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, motherhood is an incredibly rewarding and joyous experience. After this journey, however, your body may not be the same as it once was. Even following a lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and vigorous exercise, you might find it impossible to get your pre-pregnancy body back.
Fortunately, there is hope! While your family is a priority, you deserve to feel satisfied and confident about your appearance. Dr. Venkata Erella, an expertly trained and double board-certified plastic surgeon, provides the best and most cost-effective mommy makeovers in Austin, TX!
If you would like to learn more about mommy makeovers in Austin, Lakeway, and Bee Cave, TX, we invite you to read on as well as schedule an appointment with Dr. Erella by contacting us online or by calling (512)-730-3885 today!
Mommy Makeover at a Glance: What You Need To Know!
- A mommy makeover typically consists of more than a single treatment. It may include multiple treatments either all in one procedure or over several visits to address a variety of aesthetic concerns after childbirth.
- The most common procedures are tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, SmartLipo, and facial rejuvenation surgeries. Dr. Erella takes a patient-centered approach, working closely with his patients to find personalized solutions.
- Dr. Erella is double board-certified, highly qualified, and has performed many successful mommy makeovers over the years.
- Dr. Erella’s mommy makeover methods are the most cost-effective in the area and produce high patient satisfaction. His loyal patients love their results!
- Mommy makeovers aim to resolve physical and mental issues caused by the aftereffects of childbirth.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Despite following a healthy lifestyle, including a eating wholesome diet and getting plenty of exercise, you may find that this is not enough to restore your pre-baby appearance. If this is the case, you may be a prime candidate for this surgery.
While Dr. Erella would like to help all of his patients, he values patient safety first. Because of this, he does generally require patients to:
- Be in good general health
- Be able to benefit from these procedures.
- Have a good understanding of the procedures.
- Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
- Maintain an ideal body weight.
- Abstain from smoking, drinking, and blood thinning medications.
Your overall lifestyle, as well as your expectations, need to be taken into account before proceeding with a mommy makeover. Dr. Erella will conduct a thorough examination of your medical history to make sure this procedure is safe, effective, and right for you.
What are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
While you will have a unique set of requirements and expectations, these are the typical cosmetic issues that mommy makeovers typically address:
- Eliminate any sagging in the breasts and restore volume
- Reduce extra fat and skin across the midsection and tighten the muscles
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- Remove stubborn fat pockets in other body areas
Personalized Care. Honest Approach.
Dr. Venkata Erella is double board-certified, highly respected, and takes a patient-centered approach to care that has made him a valued member of the Austin, TX community for many years. Contact us today to learn how Dr. Erella can help you reach your ideal look!
What a Mommy Makeover Involves
A mommy makeover involves a selection of aesthetic enhancement procedures performed either in tandem or over a series of appointments. During your initial consultation, Dr. Erella will work with you to develop a treatment plan uniquely tailored to you.
Your mommy makeover is usually performed under a general anesthesia. Depending on how many procedures you’ve chosen to combine, the surgery may last several hours and may require a short hospital stay.
Excess fat and skin that accumulate during pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to sag and lose volume. Breast lift surgery addresses this by lifting the breasts to a higher, perkier position. It’s often combined with breast implants for a more youthful breast shape and volume.
New moms, who would like to take their breast enhancement one step further than a breast lift, can add volume and new contours to their bustline by selecting a breast augmentation with implants. Breast augmentation can increase size, giving fuller looking breasts that are more proportionate to your body’s frame.
Tightening the abdominal muscles affected by your pregnancy, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty surgery) is another great option. It eliminates excess skin, stretch marks, and fat, and pulls the remaining skin taut for a smoother, more athletic-looking midsection.
While liposuction can also be used in a mommy makeover to further contour the body and remove stubborn fat pockets, Dr. Erella also offers the technologically advanced SmartLipo™ procedure. This innovation is especially optimal for patients who want the added benefit of skin tightening to minimize trauma to the body and reduce both pain and downtime.
A mommy makeover can also include facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers, Botox® or Jeuveau® to eliminate wrinkles and add volume. This procedure help patients look refreshed and also look younger. In some people, because of excess skin with age, a facelift or necklift may be needed to make them look younger and youthful.
Recovery From a Mommy Makeover
Since the mommy makeover is a highly personalized procedure, recovery will vary depending on the combination of surgeries performed. Most women will require 3-4 weeks to recover, but many will be able to return to work within two weeks. Generally, it takes 3-6 moths to see the final mommy makeover results.
To reduce any complications and help with the healing process, Dr. Erella advises that you:
Mommy Makeover FAQs
We recommend that you wait until you are confident you are finished having children before having your mommy makeover. While the procedure does not prevent you from having more children, the beneficial results could be reversed by another pregnancy.
How long your mommy makeover procedure takes will depend on the number and complexity of procedures that are performed.
The cost of a mommy makeover depends on the combination of procedure you choose to have done. Dr. Erella will discuss this with you during your consultation.
There are two significant reasons why combining procedures is better in the long run: cost and recovery time. By combining procedures, there are certain costs incurred for each procedure for which you will only pay once. Some of these costs, for example, include the use of a surgical facility and anesthesia fees. While it can be challenging to take time out for surgery and recovery, combining procedures means you are also consolidating your recovery periods instead of having a separate recovery period for each procedure.
Because pregnancy itself is a significant stressor on the body, we advise that moms wait at least six months to allow their bodies time to heal and get back to normal. However, should you decide to breastfeed, you will need to wait at least three months after you’ve weaned your baby.
It’s also helpful to keep in mind that a mommy makeover will inhibit your ability to engage in physical activity for a few weeks, which includes being able to lift your children. For this reason, some women decide to delay the procedure until their little ones are a bit older.
Anatomically speaking, having a mommy makeover will not affect your ability to have more children or carry them to term safely. However, just as pregnancy has caused the changes you are now seeking to correct, a subsequent pregnancy after surgery will likely produce very similar unwanted changes.
Your Austin, TX, Mommy Makeover Plan with Dr. Venkata Erella
If you have any questions regarding any aspect of a mommy makeover and would like to speak with Dr. Erella, we invite you to call (512) 730-3885 or contact us online to schedule a complimentary consultation. Dr. Erella personally conducts all meetings at Aspira Plastic Surgery and would be delighted to meet with you, listen to your needs, and partner with you for the duration of your aesthetic journey. See for yourself why mommy makeover patients in Austin, Lakeway, Bee Cave, and other nearby areas in Texas choose Dr. Erella as their cosmetic specialist!