Dr. Christian Arroyo performs mommy makeovers to help mothers restore their pre-baby bodies. He understands that each woman's life is unique and each person's body is different. Dr. Arroyo listens to his patients to craft a cosmetic plan tailored to address their personal concerns.
What procedures are included in a mommy makeover?
Mommy makeovers typically integrate a set of individual procedures that are customized to the patient’s individual needs. Some of these procedures include liposuction, breast lift or augmentation, tummy tuck, arm lift, and thigh lift. During your mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Arroyo, he will listen to your wishes and concerns, examine your body, and let you know what combination of procedures will work best for you.
How soon after childbirth can I have a mommy makeover?
Dr. Arroyo recommends that you wait at least six months after childbearing before receiving this cosmetic treatment. If you are breastfeeding, you may have to wait before you have your mommy makeover. Keep in mind that this procedure is best suited for women who do not wish to have more children. This does not mean you cannot have one if you may want more children in the future, but subsequent pregnancy will negatively impact your procedure’s long-term outcome.
Will all procedures be performed at once?
Dr. Arroyo may prefer to perform your mommy makeover procedures simultaneously so you can have a combined recovery period. In some cases, it may be necessary to pursue a staged approach where different combinations of procedures are performed at other times. During your Houston consultation with Dr. Arroyo, the surgeon will create a treatment timetable that suits your needs and schedule.
How long is the recovery period?
The recovery timeline after a mommy makeover may vary from one patient to the other depending on the number of surgical procedures performed, as well as each patient’s unique healing ability. However, the majority of Dr. Arroyo’s patients can expect to resume routine activities within four weeks. You will be asked to desist from strenuous activities until after getting the green light from the surgeon.
Will my scars be visible?
Many patients who plan to undergo a mommy makeover or other cosmetic surgery procedures are concerned about scarring. Dr. Arroyo is a highly qualified plastic surgeon who utilizes advanced surgical methods to achieve the goals of the procedure with minimal risk of scarring and other complications. The surgeon will discuss the incision approach during one of your pre-op consultation visits. Following the surgery, Dr. Arroyo will also provide instructions on how to properly take care of your scars so they can fade over time.
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a Mommy Makeover will vary significantly from one patient to another, depending on the number of procedures included. Many of Dr. Arroyo’s patients can expect to pay between $10,000 and more than $20,000 for treatment. Health insurance companies typically do not cover Mommy Makeover because it is considered an elective cosmetic procedure (and not a medical necessity). During your consultation with Dr. Arroyo, his office team will provide a price estimate so you can arrange for financing.