Mommy Makeover

Motherhood is a deeply fulfilling experience that also takes a significant toll on a woman’s body. Hormonal and physical changes from pregnancy, childbearing, and breastfeeding can make it challenging to restore your figure to pre-pregnancy shape with diet and exercise.

Dr. Rukmini Rednam offers customized mommy makeover surgeries to help women in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX restore their figures and their confidence after childbirth. Dr. Rednam is a board-certified plastic surgeon and an expert in the body contouring procedures included in mommy makeover surgery.

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What Is A Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is an outpatient procedure that may be performed under total IV sedation or general anesthesia. It generally refers to a combination of procedures performed at the same time, and typically includes breast surgery, abdominoplasty, and liposuction, to rejuvenate a woman’s body following pregnancy. Mommy makeover patients enjoy the following Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Mommy Makeover American Society of Plastic Surgeons Go to Source benefits with personalized plastic surgery procedures treatment plans:

  • A flatter and firmer stomach
  • Reduced loose, excess skin
  • A more sculpted figure
  • Fewer stretch marks
  • Higher, firmer, and more youthful-looking breasts
  • Tighter, more shapely buttocks
  • Removal of stubborn fat pockets such as love handles
  • Improved self-confidence

Who is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

If you are past your childbearing and breastfeeding days and eager to get back to your pre-pregnancy body, you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Also, if you’ve never had children but would like to make several cosmetic changes at the same time, a mommy makeover may be right for you.
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  • In good overall health
  • At their goal weight
  • Not breastfeeding
  • Realistic about what can be achieved with cosmetic surgery

Mommy Makeover Procedures

Each mommy makeover performed by Dr. Rednam is tailored to meet each patient’s goals. Below are some of the cosmetic procedures included in mommy makeover surgery.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

A common side effect of pregnancy for many women is the separation of the abdominal muscles. Abdominoplasty can tighten the muscles on the abdominal wall in addition to removing stubborn fat pockets and excess skin, reducing stretch marks, and improving the appearance of the belly button.

Breast Augmentation

Weight fluctuations and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to lose volume and sag. There are many types of breast surgery that women can choose from, including breast augmentation using silicone, silicone gel or saline breast implants, breast augmentation with fat grafting, or breast reduction with lift depending on the patient’s desires.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Often combined with other cosmetic breast surgeries, a breast lift removes excess skin and tissue and repositions the areola on the chest for a higher, firmer, and more youthful appearance.

Breast Reduction

Women sometimes feel uncomfortable with the size of their breasts after pregnancy, or they may wish to reduce their breast size to match other cosmetic changes made during a mommy makeover. Breast reduction can help women with overly large breasts feel more comfortable and can expand their clothing options.


Diet and exercise alone are often not sufficient to combat stubborn fat that persists following pregnancy. Liposuction is a great option for eliminating pockets of excess fat from almost anywhere on the body including the under the chin, arms, stomach, back, bra line, hips, buttocks, thighs, and more.

Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift can achieve more full, shapely, and lifted buttocks while also eliminating unwanted body fat. A Brazilian butt lift uses fillers or fat grafting in the buttocks for natural-looking enhancement.


Labiaplasty is a vaginal rejuvenation procedure sought by many women after childbirth. This surgery can relieve discomfort associated with normal activities such as exercise or intercourse while also improving the outward appearance of the Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Accessed December 2, 2020 org/cosmetic-procedures/vaginal-rejuvenation/labiaplasty Go to Source vulva.

Facial Rejuvenation

There are also a variety of non-surgical and surgical procedures that women can choose to include in their mommy makeover surgery. Dr. Rednam is proud to offer patients neck and facelift and CO2 laser resurfacing for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation as well as minimally invasive anti-aging treatments such as Botox and Fraxel.

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Preparing for Your Mommy Makeover

Preparing for your mommy makeover begins with your consultation with Dr. Rednam. During this consultation, Dr. Rednam will help you feel comfortable sharing your cosmetic concerns and goals, and you’ll also be able to ask any questions you may have about mommy makeovers. She will examine your areas of concern and review your medical history to determine whether a mommy makeover is right for you, then together you will decide on your customized treatment plan.

Once your surgery is scheduled, you will receive detailed pre-operative instructions and clear expectations for the day of surgery. You will be asked to stop smoking for at least six weeks before surgery, and you may also be asked to stop taking any medications that may increase bleeding during the procedure.

How Mommy Makeover Surgery Works

Each patient’s mommy makeover is fully customized according to her goals. For the majority of Dr. Rednam’s patients, mommy makeover is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Rednam will go over the exact details of your treatment plan prior to surgery.

Mommy Makeover Recovery

The recovery period following mommy makeover surgery depends on the number of procedures included in the treatment plan. In general, it’s common to experience bruising, swelling, and moderate pain after surgery which Dr. Rednam will help manage with pain medication.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeovers

Mommy Makeover FAQs

If you are still breastfeeding or plan to have more children, you should wait to have your mommy makeover. If you do not plan to have more children, it is important to consider the recovery period when planning the timing of your mommy makeover. If your children are young, make sure you have sufficient help planned for your recovery, as you won’t be able to do any heavy lifting and will need to restrict your activities post op.

The beauty of mommy makeovers is that they are fully customized for each patient. The most common mommy makeover procedures are tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and breast lift (with or without breast implants). Some of Dr. Rednam’s patients may wish to incorporate other body surgery procedures or even facial plastic surgery procedures as part of their mommy makeover.

Dr. Rednam is an experienced plastic surgeon with an excellent safety record. That said, there are risks and side effects associated with any surgical procedure. Mommy makeover risks may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Hematoma
  • Alterations in skin sensation
  • Suboptimal scarring
  • Poor wound healing
  • Complications with breast implants, including leakage, rupture, and capsular contracture Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source What are the risks of a mommy makeover? American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Go to Source

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Your Mommy Makeover Consultation

Electing to undergo plastic surgery is a deeply personal choice and as a mother herself, Dr. Rednam understands that women considering a mommy makeover will have questions, concerns, and unique goals. With that in mind, she gives each woman one-on-one personal consultations so they can get the answers they need and feel confident in Dr. Rednam’s experience and expertise.

If you would like to learn more about mommy makeover, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rednam in Houston, TX or the Woodlands, TX.

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2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons: What is a Labiaplasty? Available: Accessed December 2, 2020.

3 American Society of Plastic Surgeons: What is a Labiaplasty? Available: Accessed December 2, 2020.

4 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What are the risks of a mommy makeover? Available:  Accessed December 4, 2023.

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