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What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover uses a combination of breast enhancement and body contouring to help reverse the negative effects of pregnancy and childbirth. In a series of customized procedures, Dr. Ortegon can help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure and boost your self-confidence. A mommy makeover typically includes a tummy tuck and breast surgery, which address the areas most affected by pregnancy. However, mommy makeover surgery is a highly customizable combination procedure that can be tailored to your unique goals. Out of all the places to go for your Mommy Makeover San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery offers world-class service from a board-certified plastic surgeon -- one of the very best in the field.

Who is an Ideal Candidate?

To determine your candidacy for the San Antonio Mommy Makeover procedure, Dr. Delio Ortegon will carefully evaluate your medical history in a consultation. Suitable patients should be in good health and have a desire to restore their pre-pregnancy body by addressing:

  • Loose abdominal skin and weakened muscles
  • Breasts that have sagged or lost volume
  • Enlarged or stretched areolas or nipples
  • Stubborn fat deposits in problem areas

Additionally, patients should be able to undergo surgery and have no medical conditions that might affect their safety. It is important to note that you should be finished having children before getting a mommy makeover as any future pregnancy could undermine your results. Dr. Ortegon will be sure to discuss your goals for this procedure to determine whether they are in line with a safe and effective surgery.

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What Can I Expect During My Mommy Makeover?

When you come into our Texas practice for your Mommy Makeover Surgery, you will be prepped for surgery with our team. Either general anesthesia or local anesthesia and IV sedation can be used, as discussed during your consultation. The mommy makeover is then performed, with the procedures that were chosen between you and Dr. Ortegon during your consultation. You can learn more about Dr. Ortegon’s specific plastic surgery techniques here. Typical surgeries that are done in a mommy makeover include breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction.

Tummy Tuck

During pregnancy, the skin and abdominal muscles can become stretched, leading to difficulty achieving results with diet and exercise. This stretching may also contribute to other common issues such as urinary incontinence and back pain. After one or more pregnancies, these effects can be significant and troubling for some women. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can effectively remove excess skin and fat while tightening and supporting the abdominal muscles. This technique can be performed with varying extensiveness, so Dr. Ortegon can determine the proper procedure for you during a consultation.

Learn more about a tummy tuck with Dr. Ortegon.


As pregnancy and childbirth are associated with frequent changes in body weight, it leads to stubborn deposits of fat appearing in various areas of the body. Some women may find themselves bothered by excess fat in the buttocks or thighs, while others may experience fat accumulation in the upper body or arms. Liposuction is a well-established procedure for removing fat in targeted areas of the body. With Liposuction, Dr. Ortegon can effectively address the pockets of stubborn fat and help slim the body.

Liposuction requires very small incisions to remove fatty deposits with a cannula and surgical vacuum, making it an easy accompaniment to many plastic surgery procedures. It can be used to reduce pockets of fat and further contour your body surgery results.

Learn more about tumescent liposuction with Dr. Ortegon.

Breast Augmentation

To restore breast volume, Dr. Ortegon may recommend breast enhancement as part of your Mommy Makeover. San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery offers Naturelle Soft Touch implants, as well as breast augmentation using fat grafting (sometimes called natural breast augmentation). These techniques are designed to add volume, form, and symmetry to the chest after nursing. Breast implant surgery typically requires small incisions – around the nipple, near the underarm, or beneath the breast – to allow insertion of the implant. The implants can be placed above or below the chest muscles. You’ll discuss these factors at length during your consultation with Dr. Ortegon.

Additionally, your breast augmentation might include breast lift techniques to further reshape and restore the breasts. Some women opt for breast reduction instead of breast augmentation, depending on the effects of pregnancy.

Learn more about breast augmentation with Dr. Ortegon.

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What Can I Expect After My San Antonio Mommy Makeover?

Your mommy makeover may be completed in a single day or may require multiple sessions performed over several weeks or even months. This is because there is a limit to how much can be safely performed in a single surgical session. Dr. Ortegon can give you the best idea of what your unique procedure will look like.

During the consultation, Dr. Ortegon can show you similar patients who have undergone this procedure so you can get an idea of what your mommy makeover results will be like. Many patients inquire about the recovery time for their mommy makeover. A combination of body contouring and breast augmentation or lift in one procedure has more extensive downtime than a singular procedure, meaning the mommy makeover comes with one of the most extensive recovery periods of any plastic surgery procedure. You will probably need help at home, including childcare, for about one week after surgery, while complete recovery from a mommy makeover requires several weeks of rest.

You can expect to experience some discomfort, but Dr. Ortegon will ensure you have prescribed medications. You may be asked to wear compression garments to support your new contours. It’s also important to avoid sleeping on your side or stomach if you opt for a tummy tuck or breast implant surgery. Dr. Ortegon will ensure you have complete care steps to follow during your mommy makeover recovery in order to mitigate any risks or complications.

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Mommy Makeover FAQs

Age alone does not determine whether someone is a suitable candidate for a mommy makeover. Candidacy depends more on your overall health and individual circumstances than on your age. In addition to being in general good health, ideal candidates will be able to take time off for recovery and adhere carefully to all postoperative directions. Dr. Ortegon will carefully assess your candidacy before performing any procedure to ensure a safe process that delivers excellent results.

The recovery time for a mommy makeover typically ranges from four to six weeks, with patients hitting milestones as they approach full recovery. The first couple of weeks require plenty of downtime and rest. Between weeks three and six, patients may return to work at a desk and start driving again. Most patients are considered fully recovered after three to four months post-op, but the final results of the Mommy Makeover can take six months to a year to develop as residual swelling resolves and tissues settle completely.

It is best to be at a stable weight that is close to your goal weight before having a mommy makeover performed. While a mommy makeover can help reshape your body after childbirth, it is not a weight loss solution on its own, and significant weight loss or weight gain after the procedure can compromise your results.

It is difficult to predict your exact size following a Mommy Makeover due to individual variations among body types and desired results. A mommy makeover is not considered a weight loss procedure, with the primary focus being on sculpting, tightening, and lifting tissue in the abdomen and breasts. Many patients report losing between two to ten pounds after surgery, but this amount can depend on an individual’s anatomy and starting weight before the procedure.

As with many cosmetic procedures, it may take about six months or even a year to appreciate the final results of your Mommy Makeover. This is because it can take your body a long time to fully suppress any swelling and adjust to the new contours. After the initial recovery period, many patients notice positive results, however.

Because every woman’s mommy makeover procedure is different, so is her cost. During your consultation with Dr. Ortegon, you’ll receive a full estimate of your costs and treatment package. These costs commonly include the facilities, staff, surgeon’s fees, appointments, and any materials for recovery. The costs of a mommy makeover can commonly be combined together, rather than containing the separate costs of each surgical procedure.

Although Dr. Ortegon commonly performs the above procedures during a Mommy Makeover, each candidate can customize their procedure according to their goals and anatomy. Some women opt for body lift procedures to complement their results, as well as face or non-surgical options for additional rejuvenation. There is no standard for what a mommy makeover should include, and Dr. Ortegon can help you plan a safe and effective procedure that fits you best.

Plastic surgery is suitable for mothers of all ages. However, for best results, you should be done having children because pregnancy can undo your results. If you’re between pregnancies or believe you may wish to become pregnant in the future, Dr. Ortegon can recommend non-surgical options to help achieve your goals.

Because a mommy makeover can require substantial downtime, it’s best to check with Dr. Ortegon before returning to your exercise routine. Your mommy makeover will be unique to you, so he can give you the best idea of what to expect after your recovery.

There are many benefits that women can obtain from their mommy makeover surgery and results. For one, when doing a combination surgery, you save time and money. Combination procedures like a mommy makeover allow patients to have multiple concerns addressed in one surgical session. Other benefits of a mommy makeover are the results. Women can get back to a body with less loose skin, slimmer contours, youthful breasts, and fewer stretch marks. Women can start to feel fully confident in themselves once again with their results from our San Antonio Mommy Makeover.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the renowned San Antonio plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Delio Ortegon. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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