Dr. Decherd can help San Antonio women minimize the effects of pregnancy and enjoy a firmer, trimmer tummy and perkier breasts with a mommy makeover. This surgery is a combination of procedures that addresses the areas hardest hit by pregnancy and breast-feeding. This usually involves liposuction of the hips, flanks, tummy or butt, as well as a combination of tummy tuck and breast lift, either with or without breast implants. San Antonio women trust plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Decherd, to give them back their pre-baby body, and in many cases, one that's even better! Dr. Decherd has performed countless mommy makeover procedures and will devise a tailored treatment plan during the consultation.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"Dr Decherd has done amazing work, I am recovering from my mommy make over right now and even though I am not fully recovered yet I love love love my results. I had to wait for my consult but once I did I had a wonderful experience with the nurses, front staff and Dr Dechard. The day of my surgery the nurses had the best bedside manner and help me feel at ease, they were very clear on after care instructions to my husband. I could not recommend them enough! I did have other consults before choosing Dechard and none of them gave me a good fuzzy feeling. If I ever need anything else I’m coming only to Dr Dechard !!!"- B.C. / Yelp / Jun 09, 2022
"My experience with Dr Decherd and his team has been amazing. No major complications with my MMO and if I feel I need to be seen they get me right in. Dr Decherd, Heather, Kelsey and Sarah have all really helped me a lot through my journey and have shown great customer service. The front desk shows that customer service as well (I can’t forget to mention them). Hands down Dr Decherd!"- S.V. / Yelp / Aug 02, 2022
"My experience with Dr Decherd and his team has been amazing. No major complications with my MMO and if I feel I need to be seen they get me right in. Dr Decherd, Heather, Kelsey and Sarah have..."- S.V. / Yahoo / Aug 02, 2022
"I had an amazing experience with Dr. Decherd! He is truly so kind and an amazing artist! I have a genetic condition called Ehler Danlos that basically creates faulty connective tissue. As a result, I have had many health issues as well as lax skin. I had a pretty large gap between my abs, a hernia and a ton of extra skin. I had a mommy makeover (tummy tuck and breast lift) with Dr. Decherd. Best decision I have ever made for myself! After complex pregnancies and all my body has endured, I finally have my body back! I actually don’t think my tummy was ever able to be this flat! I feel confident and the happiest I have ever felt in my body! Thank you Dr. Decherd! You are amazing!!!"- H.H. / Yelp / Apr 17, 2023
"I had an amazing experience with Dr. Decherd! He is truly so kind and an amazing artist! I have a genetic condition called Ehler Danlos that basically creates faulty connective tissue. As a..."- H.H. / Yahoo / Apr 17, 2023
Unlike some of the other procedures that describe one particular surgery, a mommy makeover refers to a collection of procedures that are designed to offset some of the changes a woman experiences through pregnancy. Typically, pregnancy stretches out the fascia of the internal wall in the tummy and it can cause stretch marks, breast sag or a loss of breast volume. Some women will have breasts that remain enlarged. Therefore, a mommy makeover usually includes some of the following: breast augmentation (breast implants), breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, and/or liposuction. Dr. Decherd believes that each procedure adds benefit, but together they are synergistic – the whole ends up greater than the sum of the parts.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Mommy Makeover FAQs
How Many Women Do This?
A lot! Dr. Decherd has treated countless women with similar cosmetic problems all associated with pregnancy and nursing. The results are stunning and his patients love their new look and feel after surgery.
Will It Rid Stretch Marks?
There is unfortunately no known cure for stretch marks (or cellulite). However, stretch marks that exist due to a pregnant belly usually reside on the bottom of the abdomen. A tummy tuck removes this area of skin, including the stretch marks. Women who have stretch marks higher up will still have them, but they will be moved lower and stretched tight, usually making them less visible.
What About My Breasts?
Many women choose to get breast augmentation as part of their mommy makeover procedure. Dr. Decherd is an experienced cosmetic breast surgeon and strives to produce a result that looks natural and proportionate with the rest of the body. Women, mothers especially, should not feel anxious or worried about receiving implants after pregnancy. Many women both desire and deserve them especially after going through pregnancy.
Will Sagging Reoccur?
Dr. Decherd firmly believes the biggest variables that cause sagging breasts are a massive weight loss, pregnancy, monthly menstrual cycles (which have some expansion/contraction element) and then lastly, gravity and time. So if a woman is not going to have anymore pregnancies, and is not going to lose a lot of weight, a breast lift (mastopexy) will reposition the breasts, which then will age with the woman reasonably well.
What About Pregnancy?
For optimal, lasting results, it is a general recommendation by cosmetic surgeons that women wait to have a mommy makeover until they are done having children. Additional pregnancies, weight gain and skin stretching could most likely compromise the results of the surgery.