Mommy Makeover Surgery

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Kimberly Carpin, MD Plastic Surgery provides the perfect combination of leading-edge plastic surgery techniques and superior patient care in Houston, TX and surrounding areas. Dr. Carpin is Houston’s mommy makeover specialist and can help you regain a natural-appearing and pre-pregnancy silhouette. This procedure includes breast surgery and a tummy tuck to rejuvenate a women’s body after childbirth. Childbirth stretches the breast and abdominal tissues resulting in sagging of the breast and flabby abdominal skin. Diet and exercise may improve some of the appearances, but only surgery can remove the extra skin that remains. The abdominal muscles become weak after pregnancy, and a tummy tuck tightens the muscles back together giving you a slim, tight waistline.

A mommy makeover may include:

Who is a good candidate?

Ideal candidates are healthy women who are at least 9 -12 months’ post pregnancy and completed breastfeeding. Patients should be at their ideal body weight before proceeding with surgery.

Pre-Operative Evaluation

Dr. Kimberly Carpin, being a mother herself, has first-hand knowledge of the changes your body made after childbirth. Even with diet and exercise, you may never regain your pre-baby body.
Now that you have completed your family, it’s time to get your pre-baby body shape back. Your first visit with Dr. Carpin will include an in-depth conversation about your goals you hope to achieve during your mommy make-over.
The consultation will include a detailed review of your medical history to confirm you are a healthy candidate for surgery. Dr. Carpin will also perform an exam and discuss what can be achieved with surgery, giving you a personalized, unique, and safe surgical plan.
This includes an exam of your breast and abdomen. Important observations include excess skin, nipple position, excess fat, abdominal or umbilical hernias and rectus diastasis (separation of rectus muscles). This discussion helps you understand what can be achieved with surgery.

Benefits of Mommy Makeover

The greatest benefit of a mommy makeover is regaining the shape of your breasts and tummy. Some women may benefit from a breast lift or augmentation, where others may need a breast reduction.
Most women after childbirth can benefit from a full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and may even require a belly button hernia repair. Liposuction is also a perfect complement to further enhance the waistline, removing stubborn fat pockets. Dr. Carpin will guide you on the most effective treatments to help you achieve your goals.

Feel sexy in your in own skin with improved confidence after a mommy makeover. Enjoy perky, full breasts and a tight, slim midsection. Say goodbye to the food baby look! Fit better in your clothes, and get ready to look your best in a swimsuit. Ratings on demonstrate 97% of patients are satisfied with this procedure.

Who is a good candidate?

Ideal candidates are healthy women who are at least 9 -12 months’ post pregnancy and completed breastfeeding. Patients should be at their ideal body weight before proceeding with surgery.


Mothers will need at least one to two weeks of help around the house and with children. Most patients begin driving and return to work on light duty after one to two weeks. You will be sore and unable to do the heavy lifting for 4 weeks, on average. Light exercise can begin by 3 to 4 weeks, and at 6 weeks for heavy exercise. Swelling can take 3 to 6 months to completely resolve.

mommy makeover Cost

The cost will depend on what procedures you need to achieve your pre-baby look. Dr. Carpin will assess your needs and give you a customized surgery plan to achieve your goals. The average price is around $11,000-$15,000. Patients will have reduced fees when multiple procedures are scheduled at the same time.


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What is the recovery time for a Mommy Makeover?
Every patients recovery is different. Most patients will need about 2 weeks free from work duties and driving, depending on the procedures performed. If your work requires more physical activity, you may need to take additional time off of work. Plan on needing help around the house with young children. I do not allow heavy lifting (over 5- 10 pounds) or strenuous activity/exercise until six weeks after surgery. Most of the swelling will reduce after a couple of weeks, but it may take 3-6 months for complete swelling to resolve.
Can I get a tummy tuck directly after giving birth?
I strongly advise against tummy tuck directly after child birth, for multiple reasons. You simply will not get the best aesthetic result, nor may it be safe immediately after childbirth. After childbirth, a mother’s body is still swollen from the uterus and typically has excess fat around the midsection. To optimize your tummy tuck results, you want to be as close to your ideal body weight as possible and give your body a chance to heal from the birthing process.
Also caring for your newborn would be impaired as you are healing from a tummy tuck, which could lengthen your recovery.
Do I have to be finished having children to have a mommy makeover?
Dr. Carpin recommends that you have no future plans for pregnancy. Your results will last longer. Pregnancy after a mommy makeover is possible, but you may notice recurrent skin laxity or sagging of the breasts.
How soon can I have sex after mommy makeover surgery?
I recommend waiting at least 2 weeks after surgery to begin gentle sexual intercourse. More rigorous activity is safe around 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a surgical candidate, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of a Mommy Makeover. Dr. Carpin performs the mommy makeover surgery for patients in Houston, League City and Clear Lake, TX and surrounding areas, including Friendswood, Pasedena, Kemah, Seabrook and Galveston. Call us today (281) 333-4600!

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