mommy makeover in austin



Mommy Makeover

Childbirth can take a significant toll on a female’s body, particularly the stomach and breasts. Even with rigorous exercise and a healthy diet, many women find it difficult to get back to their pre-pregnancy bodies. The reason why is that the effects of pregnancy reach far beyond just weight gain. Many women in Austin choose to turn to a Mommy Makeover with Personique® because of the benefits this procedure can provide.

During pregnancy, the average woman puts on somewhere around 25 – 35 lbs, the most visibly drastic change occurs in the abdominal area. The gradual expansion of a woman’s stomach during childbearing causes the stomach muscles to pull apart and weaken. The stretching and loosening of the skin that occurs cause the collagen to rupture and create the appearance of stretch marks. These marks start as a reddish-purple color, eventually fading to white scars.




The physical effects that childbearing takes on a woman’s figure can leave her feeling dispirited, self-conscious, and unattractive. Feeling this way is not good for a busy mother who is typically trying to balance work and caring for a family. With all that they do, Austin moms deserve to feel happy, energized, and confident!

Fortunately, these issues can be corrected with a Mommy Makeover. This wonderful procedure addressed all of the problems that pregnancy creates for a woman’s body. Every Mommy Makeover is uniquely tailored to help moms rejuvenate and restore their bodies as close as possible to the figure they had before childbirth.

Your Mommy Makeover may include any of the following plastic surgery procedures:

*Of course, pregnancy does not affect every mother’s body in the same way. For this reason, your Mommy Makeover will be tailored to address your specific needs and goals. Our plastic surgeons will go over all of your options with you at your free consultation and answer any questions you may have about the surgery.



  • Being a new mother is a beautiful thing, but the changes it does to the body leave some women missing their original figure. Many of our Austin patients have seen the following benefits from their Mommy Makeover surgery:
  • Clothes tend to fit better, providing a more shapely look
  • Makes your skin tighter and more youthful
  • Multiple procedures can be performed on one surgical date
  • Provides you with more enhanced cleavage
  • Removes stretch marks caused by pregnancy
  • Renews your self-confidence

Who are the Best Candidates for a MOMMY MAKEOVER?

We feel that this, too, is one of the most important questions because it does help to clarify whether you are currently a good candidate, or if you can become one at a later date.

For instance, you are a good candidate if you have been dieting and exercising after childbirth, but are still struggling to restore your skin and overall appearance to its pre-baby condition. This could mean that you have skin that is sagging and drooping, though you have lost weight. It could be that you have stubborn pockets of fat that all your dieting and exercise just won’t erase. We also look at your expectations, as well as your overall lifestyle. Are you in a good weight range? Non-smoker? Our Austin plastic surgery team can help you determine if you are currently a good candidate.


If you are a new mother and are interested in the Mommy Makeover treatment, the first step is to contact our office and schedule your consultation with one of our wonderful plastic surgeons. During this appointment, they will ask you about your aesthetic desires, discuss your medical history, and evaluate the areas that you are looking to treat. When going over your medical history, you should maintain honest and open communication with your surgeon, as it will help them make the best decisions for your surgical plan and prevent or lessen any potential risks. You are also free to ask all of your questions and have your concerns addressed during this consultation.

If you agree with the surgeon’s treatment plan for you, you will be able to speak with our Patient Coordinator and schedule your surgery date. They will provide you with certain instructions that you will need to follow pre-surgery for the most optimal results.



Every mother will have a different experience on the day of their Mommy Makeover based on the surgery they are receiving. We will use anesthetics of some sort to provide you with the easiest and most comfortable surgical experience, so there should be no reason to be concerned about pain during the procedure. Depending on which procedures you are having performed will change what you should expect during your Mommy Makeover, but we’ve listed some of the more common procedures:

Breast Lift/Augmentation: Since your breasts naturally expand as they produce milk for your newborn, it’s not uncommon to see an increase in cup sizes. Unfortunately, as your baby is finishing breastfeeding, your breasts drop down again leaving flatter and saggier breasts than before. In some cases, your breasts may even be smaller than before breastfeeding. For these reasons, many Mommy Makeovers will consist of a breast lift or breast augmentation. When trying to decide which is best for you, if you notice that your nipples point “south” rather than “north,” a breast lift is a great direction to go; if you feel that your breasts are not as full as they used to be, a breast augmentation may be best for you.

Liposuction: To get rid of stubborn fat deposits, liposuction is sometimes performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck. This procedure is available for women who have developed large love handles or are looking to remove fat deposits in other areas of the body, such as your hips or thighs.

Tummy Tuck: During tummy tuck surgery, your plastic surgeon makes a long incision along your bikini line, which allows the skin and muscles to be “pulled down”, leaving a tighter appearance. If your upper abdominal needs to be tightened as well, a second incision is made near your belly button. The loose skin is also removed and any muscle damage will be repaired. Some women may also suffer from stress urinary incontinence after pregnancy. In this case, your surgeon can also place a small mound of tissue near your bladder to help to regulate urine flow.

Labiaplasty: One of the other common results from childbirth is that a woman’s labia minora gets substantially stretched, causing the flaps of the labia minora to protrude beyond the labia majora. This can be embarrassing and very uncomfortable for many women, as the already sensitive labia minora can be prone to chafing, making exercise or sexual activity unfavorable. For our patients suffering from this, a labiaplasty is very helpful when correcting this problem. The plastic surgeon will carefully remove any excess skin from the labia minora, then stitch up the area. After fully healing, the labia will again become functional and comfortable as it’s protected by the labia majora.


After your surgery, you should have a loved one or friend ready to take you home. You may be a little groggy and sore as you come out of the procedure, so it’s always best to play it safe when traveling. During the initial stages of your recovery, you should also have someone available to help you perform even some of the more basic tasks to reduce the pain you can expect to experience and prevent rupturing any of your incisions. Your surgeon will provide you with some temporary pain medication to help make you as pain-free as possible during your recovery. Also, keep in mind that you’ve carried your child for 9 months, went through delivery, and have been raising a newborn, take this time to relax and enjoy yourself as best as possible.



The cost of a Mommy Makeover in Austin will vary from patient to patient as it depends on multiple factors, but primarily which procedures you are having performed. After consulting with your plastic surgeon and expressing your physical aspirations, a surgical plan will be customized for you, after which you will be provided with a breakdown of the pricing of your surgery.

Why Choose Personique?

At Personique in Austin, TX, our board-certified plastic surgeons are committed to providing the results that our patients have come to expect. With years of specialized training combined with decades of experience, our mission is to continuously refine and develop our skills and techniques to meet a high level of professionalism, expertise, and patient-doctor relationships. Every member of our team is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to every person that walks through our door. We know that your cosmetic enhancement decisions can not only improve your appearance but also your overall quality of life, so we strive to exceed your expectations by delivering consistent and reliable results.


Is a Mommy Makeover painful?

During your surgeries for a Mommy Makeover, you will be under anesthesia so your experience should be comfortable and pain-free. As you recover, you should expect some bruising during the first 1 – 3 weeks, swelling for 2 – 8 weeks, and some soreness or tenderness for several weeks after your surgery. Your doctor will provide you with some pain medication to help ease any pain or discomfort, but you can also use ice packs to help if needed.

How many appointments will I need?

Among the many Mommy Makeover questions, this is one of the most common. To keep it simple, a Mommy Makeover is always more than a single treatment, and its goal is to help you get your pre-baby body back. It can include treatments meant to undo some of the changes that pregnancy caused and may feature such options as liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or even vaginal rejuvenation.

These treatments may be possible with one surgical treatment, but some patients may need several visits or surgeries to get the best results.

How long until I see results?

You should be able to return to your regular activities after 3 months of your procedure, however, it may take a full 6 months to a year until you can enjoy the final results of your Mommy Makeover.

Can I combine a Mommy Makeover with other procedures?

A Mommy Makeover already involves multiple procedures but our goal at Personique is to give you the body and appearance that you want. If there is a specific area that you would like to focus on, discuss whatever they may be during your consultation and your extremely knowledgeable plastic surgeon will be able to suggest the best procedures to help you achieve your desired appearance.

What are the risks associated with a Mommy Makeover?

The possible risks of mommy makeover surgery include, but are not limited to:

  • Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (a rare form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma that affects the T lymphocytes)
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Asymmetry
  • Bleeding
  • Capsular contracture
  • Cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Change or loss of nipple sensation
  • Contour deformity
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Fat embolization (the presence of fat particles within the microcirculation)
  • Fat necrosis
  • Implant leak
  • Inability to breastfeed
  • Infection
  • Hematoma
  • Looseness of skin
  • Persistent pain
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Seroma
  • Unfavorable scarring

For risks associated with the individual procedures, we highly recommend taking a look at the individual pages of:

If you do experience any long-lasting or concerning reactions during your recovery, please contact our office immediately.



Being a mother is a beautiful thing in its own right, but that doesn’t always mean you feel confident about your post-pregnancy appearance. If you feel that a Mommy Makeover can help you regain a positive self-image and make you even happier than you already are, we encourage you to contact our office today! You can schedule a consultation by calling us or requesting one through our website and one of our wonderful team members will get in touch with you!

Patient Reviews

Patient Reviews

Patient Reviews

512-459-6800 Contact Us