Mommy Makeover Overview
In a mommy makeover, triple board-certified Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Henry Mentz utilizes liposuction, skin excision, and lifting and tightening techniques to lift, smooth, and resculpt your areas of concern after pregnancy and childbirth. Patients enjoy not only the physical changes of a mommy makeover, a more attractive body and clothes that have a more flattering fit, but also a strengthened sense of self-confidence. A mommy makeover uses a customized plan of body contouring to improve the shape and proportions of the hips, waist, buttocks, and thighs, which may include one or more of the following procedures: liposuction, lower body lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), thigh lift, buttocks lift, and buttocks augmentation.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"Dr. Mentz is incredibly talented. I was so comfortable with him and his vision for my "mommy makeover". He has such a calm and kind nature and he was exactly the surgeon I was looking for. "- N. / Demandforce / Feb 23, 2017
"Awesome doctor! Had an awesome experience with my mommy makeover several years back and will be back when I need more work done!"- A.K. / Facebook / Nov 25, 2018
Mommy Makeover Surgical Technique
In a body contouring procedure like a mommy makeover, Dr. Mentz utilizes one or more of a combination of techniques to resculpt the body. Liposuction is employed to reduce excess fat and resculpt more attractive contours. To improve sagging body parts and loose skin, Dr. Mentz will remove the excess skin and tighten and suspend the underlying tissues in order to restore a smoother, lifted appearance. The length of surgery varies, ranging from 1-5 hours or more depending on the number and complexity of the procedures that are performed and the physical condition of the patient.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
The recovery timeline after a mommy makeover will vary based on the surgeries performed by Dr. Mentz. In general, patients will have less overall surgery and recovery time if they combine surgeries into a mommy makeover rather than have each surgery individually. During the consultation, Dr. Mentz will talk to each patient about what to expect during their recovery.
Multiple procedures will reduce the costs for anesthesia and facility time. Please be aware that the prices listed below are for an estimate of fees only and that you will need a consultation to confirm any pricing.
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- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $12,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-8 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Inpatient or Outpatient
Mommy Makeover FAQs
Many patients choose to combine body contouring with other procedures such as breast enhancement surgery or cell enriched fat grafting, a procedure in which fat that has been liposuctioned from a patient’s own body is used to add volume to the face, lips, or buttocks. In many cases, multiple procedures can be combined in a single operation.
The purpose of a mommy makeover is to restore attractive proportions and contours to the body for women after pregnancy and childbirth. Having children can cause your body to sag, droop, and accumulate unwanted fat over time that remain, despite following a diet and fitness regimen.
Dr. Mentz performs all body contouring procedures at his private AAAASF-certified SurgiCentre facility in Houston, Texas, where you will be carefully monitored and cared for by a board-certified anesthesiologist and Dr. Mentz’s highly trained surgical staff.