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Christopher K. Patronella, Md, Facs, Fics

Mommy Makeover in Houston, TX

Restore Your Pre-baby Body in Houston

While having a child is a cherished and unforgettable experience for most women, the processes of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations take a physical toll on the body. Unshapely fat deposits develop throughout the body, and excess skin and loose abdominal muscles can create an aged and worn look, even after you’ve worked hard losing weight. The breasts may also suffer from changes, becoming deflated and losing their original shape and volume.

Mommy Makeover surgery is a combination of breast and body procedures that rejuvenate your physique to restore your pre-baby body. The physical transformation that results from Mommy Makeover surgery often produces dramatically positive psychological changes for a woman as well as inspiring and reawakening an enjoyment of her feminine beauty and confidence.

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Christopher K. Patronella - MD, FACS, FICS

Is the Mommy Makeover Worth It? 

Dr. Patronella’s countless satisfied Mommy Makeover patients can attest to the true worth of the procedure.

“I love Dr. Patronella! I had a Mommy Makeover (breast lift and his True Form Tummy Tuck) and he has changed my life. I’ve never felt confidence like this before!”

– A.B.

“I had a mommy makeover performed by Dr. Patronella three years ago and my follow up visit went perfect. I love his staff and Dr. Patronella was just as pleasant and helpful as always.”

– S.F.

Read our blog about the tummy tuck results of Kelly, an international model and patient of Dr. Patronella’s who underwent a C-section with twins.

“I think my tummy actually looks better now than it did before, if that’s even possible after twins!”

– Kelly

“I met with Dr. P several times and had numerous questions and concerns regarding my mommy makeover and he put me at ease at every appt I had with him. […] You will be 100% satisfied with Dr. P and his staff.”

– A.

Read more Mommy Makeover testimonials and real patient reviews, and visit our gallery to see Dr. Patronella’s Mommy Makeover before and after pictures.


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What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

Youthful, Shapelier Breasts

Many women are disappointed to discover that pregnancy and breastfeeding have left their breasts smaller and deflated as a result of volume fluctuations and weakened skin elasticity. Through breast enhancement procedures, Dr. Patronella can restore volume, firmness, and shapely contours to the breasts.

What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

Slender, Toned Abdominal Contours

During pregnancy, the abdomen expands to make room and support your growing child. The skin stretches and muscles separate (diastasis recti) as the uterus grows, leaving loose, stretched tissue in the midsection after childbirth. Mommy Makeover surgery tightens muscles and removes excess skin and fat to restore slender abdominal contours.

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Greater Self-Confidence

Pregnancy can impact a woman’s confidence, causing her to feel self-conscious about her body and hesitant to wear the form-fitting and revealing clothing she may have once enjoyed. Self-image issues can affect disposition, personality, socialization, and libido as well. Get your confidence back with a Mommy Makeover!

What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?

To restore a youthful and attractive pre-baby body, Dr. Patronella frequently combines one or more breast enhancement procedure with tummy tuck surgery and/or liposuction. During a private consultation, Dr. Patronella assesses each patient’s concerns and anatomical needs to develop a personalized Mommy Makeover plan to fulfill their aesthetic desires.

True Form Breast Augmentation®

Breast augmentation is often performed for patients who experience breast volume loss after pregnancy. During breast augmentation, Dr. Patronella replenishes lost volume and restores a shapely appearance to the breasts through the use of saline or silicone breast implants. He utilizes detailed suturing techniques to enhance the shape and definition of the breasts, producing a beautiful aesthetic.

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Breast Lift

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause significant volume fluctuations in the breasts, often resulting in a loss of elasticity and drooping breasts. Breast lift surgery tightens and elevates the tissues to restore shapely, perkier breasts.

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Breast Reduction

The breasts sometimes increase in volume during pregnancy and maintain their fullness even after breastfeeding. The weight of excessively large breasts often causes a multitude of physical discomforts such as back, neck, and shoulder pain as well as skin irritation under the breasts. During Mommy Makeover surgery, Dr. Patronella may perform breast reduction surgery to reduce the size of the breasts so they are more proportionate to the rest of the body.

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True Form Tummy Tuck®

Dr. Patronella developed True Form Tummy Tuck® surgery to deliver superior abdominoplasty results that give the abdomen slender and natural-looking contours. Using this technique, he can restore the navel, tighten weakened abdominal muscles, and narrow the waistline. Rather than just tightening the tissues and producing a uniformly flat stomach, the True Form Tummy Tuck® is designed to accentuate the contour of the midsection and create the natural and subtle definition of a truly sculpted abdomen.

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Liposuction

Liposuction techniques can be used during Mommy Makeover surgery to eliminate stubborn fat deposits. This procedure can contribute to an even more slender midsection, accentuate the breasts by addressing the surrounding areas, and create overall more defined body contours and balanced proportions.

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Dr. Patronella's Actual Patient

Dr. Patronella’s Actual Patient Transformation: Mommy Makeover

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Why Choose Dr. Patronella for Mommy Makeover?

Dr. Patronella finds restoring a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state with Mommy Makeover surgery to be particularly rewarding. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he is highly experienced in performing Mommy Makeover procedures. Dr. Patronella can develop a surgical plan that complements your unique figure and helps you achieve your cosmetic objectives.

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How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Houston?

The cost of Mommy Makeover surgery can range significantly. When more procedures are combined, the overall cost of each is reduced.
The price of Mommy Makeover surgery depends on factors such as the necessary extent of correction and which procedures are undergone. An accurate estimate will be calculated for your Mommy Makeover package at your initial consultation. Our plastic surgery price list provides a comprehensive list of our fees, the price reduction for combined procedures, and easy financing options.
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How Should I Prepare for Mommy Makeover Surgery?
What Is the Recovery Time for Mommy Makeover Surgery?

Preparing for and recovering from Mommy Makeover surgery is similar to those processes for tummy tuck surgery. For detailed information about before and after Mommy Makeover surgery, read our comprehensive tummy tuck preparation and recovery guide. Dr. Patronella will also provide you with detailed instructions tailored to your personalized Mommy Makeover procedure.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for a Mommy Makeover procedure?

The best candidates for Mommy Makeover surgery have realistic expectations of the procedure and are in generally good health. A healthy lifestyle prior to surgery will always promote the best Mommy Makeover results and reduce the risk of complications. A Mommy Makeover may be right for patients who have been unsuccessful in restoring their body to its youthful and attractive state after pregnancy, aging, or significant weight loss.
Candidates for a Mommy Makeover may be concerned about any of the following:

  • Sagging or deflated breasts
  • Excess fat on the midsection and/or throughout the body
  • Loose abdominal skin
  • Stretched abdominal muscles

How many plastic surgery procedures can I combine in my Mommy Makeover?

The number of procedures that can be combined in a single surgery is based on your candidacy for each and the extent of each procedure as well as the techniques used. The limitations of combining surgical procedures are typically based on time constraints, areas being operated on, and certain risk factors. Dr. Patronella can develop a surgical plan for your Mommy Makeover based on your needs and advise you on whether all of your desired procedures can be performed at once or if they should be spread out over time.

Why should I undergo multiple procedures at once in a Mommy Makeover surgery?

General anesthesia and surgical facility fees are required each time you have surgery; therefore, combining procedures into a single session allows you to save on these plastic surgery costs. Dr. Patronella also typically discounts his surgeon’s fee for patients who combine procedures. In addition, you have just one recovery period, eliminating the additional recovery time that is required when procedures are performed in separate operations.

Should I combine breast augmentation and breast lift surgery in my Mommy Makeover?

Breast volume fluctuations during pregnancy and breastfeeding weaken the skin’s elasticity, causing the breasts to lose firmness and shapeliness. When combining this loss of breast volume with the effects of gravity and aging, many women are left with breasts that have a sagging, deflated appearance. By combining breast augmentation with breast lift techniques, Dr. Patronella can reshape the breasts to give them a lifted, youthful contour with enhanced volume.

How long will my Mommy Makeover results last?

Mommy Makeover surgery is designed to produce lasting results as long as you lead a healthy, active lifestyle following your procedure. Becoming pregnant or experiencing significant weight changes after your surgery can alter or even reverse the effects.

Will I have scars after Mommy Makeover surgery?

The incisions for Mommy Makeover procedures do leave scars. However, most incisions are carefully placed in areas that can be concealed with undergarments and bathing suits. Scars also tend to fade, especially if you follow Dr. Patronella’s plastic surgery Scar Therapy Program. Avoiding direct sun exposure also helps Mommy Makeover scars blend into the surrounding tissue.

How soon after bearing a child can I schedule my Mommy Makeover?

It is recommended that patients wait at least 3 months after childbirth to undergo a Mommy Makeover. Breast surgeries should be postponed until you have stopped breastfeeding. During this time, mothers can recover from giving birth and achieve a healthier postpartum weight and BMI. Dr. Patronella also advises patients to schedule their Mommy Makeover when they are finished having kids, as a subsequent pregnancy could reverse your Mommy Makeover results.

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Dr. Patronella’s warm and friendly patient care team will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have and schedule your appointment with Dr. Patronella in Houston, TX.

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