Mommy Makeover Overview
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
"I would recommend him to all those mommies out there who want to feel good about their body again!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 01, 2014
"Patient - Awesome experience,I was able to get an appointment for consultation within one day of calling the office. I wanted to schedule my Mommy(Grandmommy) makeover for sometime in November. We found the office staff to be warm and friendly, they made me and my husband feel like old friends. Dr. Decherd spent at least an hour answering questions and explaining every option. Be prepared to spend two hours or more for the appointment. I was also pleased to hear that he operates at the Santa Rosa Surgery Center. Can't wait to see the end results in November."- R. / Vitals / Oct 16, 2013
"Very satisfied! - Dr. Deckard and his staff are amazing! They made me feel comfortable and we're always professional. He listened to my concerns and did an amazing job! I only wish I had done it sooner! I had the mommy makeover and I look even better than before I had kids! I recommend him to everyone I meet. In fact I referred my sister to him and he did an awesome tummy tuck on her!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 02, 2015
"I had the "mommy makeover"a tummy tuck with a breast lift and augmentation, I LOVE my results. I wish I would have done it sooner. Dr. Decherd and his staff were awesome,they are very friendly, informative, and answered every question. My recovery went very smooth, I was up and attending functions 5 days post op. I could not ask for a better experience."- M.P. / Google / Apr 21, 2015
"He's the BEST! - I'm telling you -- Dr. Decherd is hands-down the best doc ever. His staff was great, he's super knowledgeable, and I felt at home with him from the second I walked in the door. I would recommend him to anyone...And did I mention I love the work he did on me? PERFECT mommy makeover!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 08, 2010
Mommy Makeover Surgical Considerations
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
- Average Cost
- $8,000 - $17,000
- 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.
What Does This Cost?
There are many variables to consider when it comes to pricing out a mommy makeover procedure. The average cost per surgical case varies between $8,000 and $17,000. The typical combination of procedures during a mommy makeover addresses the breast and the tummy. Liposuction is also usually included, as well as breast implants in some cases.