Mommy Makeover Dallas

Pregnancy can have drastic and permanent effects on a woman’s body causing women to feel insecure and wanting to restore their pre-pregnancy figure.

A Dallas Mommy Makeover combines multiple cosmetic procedures to the areas which tend to be most impacted by pregnancy such as the breasts and stomach to help rejuvenate your body.

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What Is A Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeover procedures refer to a combination of body contouring surgeries performed on women whose figures have changed after pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding. The hormonal and weight changes that accompany pregnancy can lead to long-term alterations in a woman’s figure, particularly to the abdomen and breasts. These changes can result in a huge loss of confidence, so many women desire to gain their post-pregnancy body back.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, in 2020 in the United States Breast Augmentation Surgery, Liposuction, and Tummy Tuck Surgery were all in the top five most commonly performed procedures. Mommy makeover procedures involve at least one, if not all three of these procedures, and have a 96% worth it rating on RealSelf.

Benefits Of A Mommy Makeover Procedure

The specific benefits of a mommy makeover will depend on the patient’s reasons for undergoing surgery and the procedures they have done but the general benefits include:

  • Treats a range of concerns and areas in one session 
  • Only have one recovery period and time off work
  • Have one anesthesia
  • Improves confidence 
  • Restores post-pregnancy figure
  • Removes any stretch marks on the abdomen from pregnancy 
  • Permanent results

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For A Mommy Makeover?

Suitable candidates for a mommy makeover procedure will be women who have had children or breastfed. Other factors which will likely make someone a suitable candidate include:

  • Good physical health 
  • Do not smoke
  • Have finished having children 
  • Had their last child/ finished breastfeeding at least 6 months ago
  • Are close to ideal body weight

What Procedures Are Typically Involved In A Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeovers tend to combine multiple procedures typically on the breasts, abdomen, and liposuction of the thighs, hips, love handles, or back.

Breast Surgery

The breasts are a fundamental area addressed during a mommy makeover. The chosen breast procedure our Dallas mommy makeover patients choose to undergo depends on their personal goals and how pregnancy impacted their figure. The potential breast procedures include:

Breast Implant Surgery either silicone or saline breast implants can be inserted to increase breast size after pregnancy.

Breast Lift– reshapes, lifts, and tightens the breast to address worries of excess skin and sagging.

Breast Reduction– removes fat and tissue to decrease breast size for patients whose breasts grew significantly due to pregnancy.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation– transfers fat from the body into the breasts for women who lost breast volume due to pregnancy or breastfeeding and desire a natural-looking enhancement.

Tummy Tuck

During pregnancy, the abdomen expands which frequently creates excess skin and stretches the abdominal muscles. These muscles can be tightened and any excess skin can be removed to produce a flatter abdomen. Liposuction of the abdomen can take place alongside a Tummy Tuck so that unwanted fat deposits can also be removed.

A Full Tummy Tuck can be performed where the entire abdomen is treated or a Mini Tummy Tuck can be undertaken to address the area of the abdomen below the belly button. For further information regarding aftercare or costs, you can visit our blogs on ‘How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Dallas and How Can I Finance The Procedure?‘ and ‘A Patient’s Guide To Tummy Tuck Recovery in Dallas‘.


Although suitable candidates for a mommy makeover should be close to their ideal weight, the procedure often includes removing unwanted and excess fat deposits from areas of concern to the patient.

Liposuction can be performed on various areas of the body but is most commonly performed on the hips, love handles, or thighs. In some cases, patients choose to have this fat grafted elsewhere including to the breasts (Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation) or the buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift).

Preparing For The Procedure

Before the Consultation

You should undertake research on the procedure and it is advisable to bring photos of your ideal figure to the consultation so that Dr. Liland can be clear on your aims. Any questions or concerns will be addressed during the consultation and you will receive more information on the different procedures, risks, and recovery.


Many patients know what procedures they desire, while others are unsure what would be most suitable for their needs and goals. This is why Dr. Liland will perform an assessment of a patient’s body to evaluate the best procedures to achieve each woman’s specific goals. He will discuss your medical history, current medications and will take any necessary photos.

Before the Procedure

At least a month before the procedure it is important that our Dallas mommy makeover patients stop smoking six weeks before the procedure and stop taking any medications that Dr. Liland recommends.

How Is A Mommy Makeover Performed?


General Anesthesia will be administered by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. In some cases, local anesthetic and sedation can be used, but this depends on the exact procedures being performed.


An incision is made to the targeted area. The type and size of the incision will depend on the procedure.  For liposuction, a small incision is made where the cannula will be inserted. For a tummy tuck or breast surgery, a larger incision line is made which will leave a scar.


Through the incision hole the specific procedure will then be performed. This could involve inserting a cannula to vacuum out fat deposits, inserting breast implants, or removing excess skin from the breasts or stomach.

Closing the Incisions

The incisions will be closed, most likely with dissolvable stitches, and will be dressed in the necessary way for recovery. If permanent stitches are used for the closing of any incisions they will need to be removed around a week after the procedure.

Steps 2-4 will then be repeated for the next procedures as only one procedure will be performed at a time. The order in which your procedures will be conducted will vary depending on what you are having done. Generally, any procedures of the back, such as back or love handle liposuction, will be conducted first and then the breast procedures tend to be performed before anything on the abdomen.

A Mommy Makeover procedure helps to restore a woman’s body after pregnancy to achieve their original or desired figure.

A 35-44-year-old woman was treated with a Mommy Makeover procedure that included Breast Implant Revision, as her 450cc saline implants were replaced with 700cc silicone implants, and a Tummy Tuck procedure.

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Recovery From A Mommy Makeover

You must arrange for an adult to drive you home and stay with you for the first day after your procedure. The specific recovery instructions will depend on the procedures which were performed and Dr. Liland will explain all the recovery information before your surgery. It is important to follow all recovery and aftercare instructions such as wearing any necessary compression garments, cleaning incisions properly, avoiding strenuous exercise, eating well, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding smoking for a further 6 weeks.

It is recommended that you take around 2-4 weeks of recovery time. In most cases, it takes up to 3 months before our Dallas mommy makeover patients have fully recovered from the procedure and up to 6 months until all the swelling has subsided. For more specific recovery information you can read our blog ‘Mommy Makeover Recovery In Dallas‘.

Mommy Makeover Cost In Dallas

Due to the extensive range of surgeries that can be undertaken in a mommy makeover procedure, it can be hard to provide an accurate estimate of the cost. Most mommy makeover procedures include a tummy tuck procedure and a type of breast surgery. According to RealSelf, the average cost of a tummy tuck procedure ranges from $3,175 to over $13,3000 while the average cost of a breast surgery will be fully dependent on the type of surgery being performed.

Overall, the American Society of Plastic Surgery states that a mommy makeover’s average cost ranges from a minimum of $10,000 to $20,000.For more information on the cost of a mommy makeover procedure, you can view our blog ‘Mommy Makeover Cost In Dallas‘.


The risks of the procedure depend on which surgeries are undergone. For specific risks, you can view the web pages on Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation, Breast implants, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Liposuction, or Tummy Tuck.

Initial Side Effects:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling 
  • Bleeding

Mommy Makeover Risks:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Inability to breastfeed
  • Swelling

General Surgery Risks:

  • Infections
  • An allergic reaction to the anesthetic
  • Blood clots (can lead to DVT)

“Wonderful experience and fantastic results with Dr. Liland and his staff. If I had known how easy and quick the recovery would be, I would have done it much sooner.”

N. Fatemian

Dr. Liland is experienced in a full range of procedures and can help you determine whether treatment is right for you and, if so, which solution is best suited to your needs.

If you want to take the next step and learn more about your options, contact us online or call us.