About the Mommy Makeover
The Woodlands, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Gordon frequently works with women who desire to get their pre-pregnancy silhouette back. While childbirth is a miraculous, wonderful moment for a woman, it often will alter the size and shape of certain body parts — and can leave one feeling frustrated. The great news is that it is possible to once again attain a slim and taut appearance with the assistance of the mommy makeover surgical procedure performed at Gordon Plastic Surgery. This body contouring treatment uses a blend of fat removal and skin tightening to reshape the stomach and breasts, as well as other areas affected by pregnancy — basically any body part affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc., can be corrected. In addition, nonsurgical remedies can be used to address surface irregularities, such as hyperpigmentation and blotchy skin, from the quick stretching and fluctuation of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy.
"I visit with Dr Steven Gordon for a Consulation in Jan 2020 with my Family referred by my Breast Onocology, Dr. Lisa Thalheimer a Team member of his to dicuss my Breast Reconstructive. Dr. Gordon took his time to make sure I was comfortable as he explained all Options after my Breast Surgery. He's very Honest, Knowledgeable, Professional about what to expect, never made you feel rushed if you have any questions or concerns and goes out of his way to Achieve the Best Results for You. Dr. Gordon and his Assistant Paula, have been so caring during my Mastectomy Recovery since April 2020 and a continuing Patient in his care of my recent Implant, July 2020. His STAFFS just AMAZING!! They go above to make sure you're taken Care Of. I am BLESS and Have so much to Be Thankful for. I Recommend anyone to Dr. Steven Gordon 10 and ABOVE☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆"- L.D. / Google / Aug 31, 2020
"About 10 months ago, I had surgery on my left hand. Dr. Gordon deleted a bone that had grown over time and replaced it with a tendon. I had rehab for about 6 weeks and my hand is 100%. Dr. Gordon did an excellent job, I would recommend him to anyone needing hand surgery or any other surgery that Dr. Gordon does, and not to mention his terrific staff!"- R.V. / Google / Jan 29, 2020
"Dr. Gordon is very knowledgeable and has a way of making you feel at ease. Very indulging and concerning. I really enjoyed my experience while still continuing the recovery process. Breast reduction & tummy tuck with muscle repair :)"- G.W. / Google / Jan 10, 2020
"Excellent pre and post surgical experience with Dr. Gordon and staff members. I was impressed with Dr. Gordon's methodical approach and sincere interest in providing solutions that would improve my medical situation. During my long surgical prodcedure he was meticulous and committed the time necessary to ensure a successful outcome."- R.M. / Google / Jan 07, 2020
"In my opinion, Dr. Gordon and his staff go above and beyond to make sure their patients are well taken care of and satisfied. I recently had major surgery and Dr. Gordon's bedside manner in the hospital was very caring. He made sure I was comfortable and answered all my questions. During my 10-hour surgery he made sure family members were updated on a regular basis. I would highly recommend him."- C.S. / Google / Jan 06, 2020
The right candidates for a mommy makeover procedure are those who have gone through pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, and have worked to attain a slimmer, tighter figure through a clean diet with little result. For many women, surgery is recommended to regain their pre-pregnancy body. If you are past childbearing years, but you are unhappy with the imperfections remaining on your body, such as deflated, sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, or undesirable areas of fat in the lower back, flanks, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could help you. The overall goal of Dr. Gordon is to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body so you can resume life without feeling self-conscious.
The mommy makeover procedure is a body contouring surgery tailored for patients by Dr. Gordon based on the specific body areas to be addressed. A variety of procedures can be paired together — the most popular treatments are a breast lift, breast implants, tummy tuck, and liposuction. All of these procedures are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, taking 3 – 7 hours based upon the complexity. In addition, a day-long stay at the hospital may be required. Your treatment plan might also include nonsurgical skin procedures, such as injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface irregularities.
What to Expect
After a recovery period in the hospital, you will begin your recovery at home with the post-operative instructions we supply and rest. The overall recovery is generally a lengthy process. Moving around and walking straight will be hard the first week or so, and a carefully followed, home healing protocol will be needed to make sure the incisions heal properly. The majority of women find the healing phase can take about six months. Even while the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to get back to a somewhat normal routine within a couple of weeks. Exercise should wait for around two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at Gordon Plastic Surgery can make an incredible impact for women, providing them with renewed self-esteem once again.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
In your initial consultation with Dr. Gordon, he will understand your wants and needs before performing a physical examination. After this, he can make suggestions on what to include in your treatment plan. Typically, women include a breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) together with a tummy tuck and liposuction.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy can take a toll on your body so nonsurgical procedures are usually not enough to get noticeable improvements. In your consultation, Dr. Gordon will discuss both nonsurgical and surgical options. After listening to your needs and goals, he will let you know if procedures, like nonsurgical procedures, can be helpful.
Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers a beautiful new shape, it does include some scarring. Dr. Gordon will make every effort possible to create clean incisions that are as small as possible. Most scars that result from this surgery will be able to be covered with undergarments or swimsuits. When reviewing your recovery care instructions, Dr. Gordon or a member of his team will give you tips on scar care so your sutures heal flat and eventually fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, all treated areas of your body are at risk of changing if you got pregnant again. If you have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to refresh your results.
Reclaim Your Figure
Instead of feeling upset with your current figure while trying your hardest to rid those final pounds, we invite you to contact Gordon Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, TX to hear more about the body contouring options we offer. Sagging and drooping breasts, flabby areas, and other surface irregularities can be fixed with this outstanding surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Gordon will discuss your worries and concerns and create a custom surgical plan to correct each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgical experience, it is possible to regain the look you desire.