Avila Plastic Surgery
Rafael Avila, MD
Plastic Surgeon located in Mission, TX
When the effects of pregnancy or extreme weight gain and loss have left your body looking less than desirable, see board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rafael Avila. At Avila Plastic Surgery, located in Mission, Texas, Dr. Avila offers revolutionary mommy makeovers. These customized surgical procedures restore your body to its best form: slimming, smoothing, and contouring your physique. To see if a mommy makeover is right for you, call the office or book a consultation online.
Mommy Makeover Q & A
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover combines multiple surgical procedures to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy status. It can address issues in your breasts, abdomen, waist, buttocks, and genitals.
Each mommy makeover is unique to the woman having the surgery. Dr. Avila customizes each treatment plan specific to your needs. Depending on your goals, he can perform various plastic surgeries and procedures, including:
- Breast augmentation, reduction, or lift
- Buttocks augmentation
- Fat grafting
- Tummy tuck
Who should get a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is for women who are unhappy with the way their body changed due to pregnancy or significant weight gain and loss. It is not a weight loss treatment and is not designed for those who are obese.
The best mommy makeover candidate is:
- At their ideal body weight
- In good health
- Realistic and positive
- Supported by friends and family
- Done having children
How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?
Since mommy makeovers combine multiple treatments, often done during one surgical procedure, it has a significant impact on your body.
To prepare, Dr. Avila may complete a thorough physical exam and request lab testing. If you have a chronic medical condition, you may need a medical evaluation or clearance from a specialist to proceed with your mommy makeover.
If you take certain medications, Dr. Avila may adjust your dosage. He advises all patients to quit smoking before having major surgery, as smoking cigarettes significantly impacts how your body heals.
In the days leading up to your surgery, he asks that you refrain from taking herbal supplements, aspirin, and over-the-counter pain relievers. These medications can thin your blood and increase bleeding.
What is recovery like for a mommy makeover?
Depending on which procedures Dr. Avila performs, he may wrap your treatment areas in gauze or compression bandages.
Compression garments help to reduce swelling and minimize bruising. If he completed a breast augmentation, you might need to wear a sports bra to help support your breasts.
Your recovery period ranges from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the scope of your mommy makeover. You can typically return to work within a few weeks and resume daily activities in 2-4 weeks. Even so, it can take 2-6 months for your body to heal completely and the results of your mommy makeover to emerge.
Now is the time to focus on you. Call or go online to schedule your mommy makeover.