A full body makeover is a highly customizable, comprehensive surgical procedure made up of many treatments that address a variety of concerns . During your consultation, you and your surgeon will decide which procedures are necessary to accomplish your unique goals. For most patients, your medical team will perform multiple procedures during one continuous surgery.
You may have heard this procedure referred to as a ‘mommy makeover.’ At our office, we call it that because childbirth can alter the body in ways that most other experiences cannot. The shape of the breasts may significantly change due to breastfeeding, and the abdominal muscles can stretch in a way that isn’t alterable by dieting and working out alone.
For these reasons, we have typically marketed this grouping of procedures towards people whose bodies have changed due to childbirth. But we think it is important to emphasize that bodies change all the time, for all sorts of reasons! You can find yourself dissatisfied with the way your body has changed from factors such as age, stress, lifestyle changes, and so much more.
You do not have to be a new mom to enjoy the benefits of the mommy makeover! Our full body makeover is for anybody and everybody. If you’re unsure whether or not you are a candidate for this particular procedure, schedule a consultation so we can lay out a plan to meet your aesthetic goals.
Full body makeover: potential procedures
You and your surgeon will decide which procedures to incorporate into your full body makeover in Southlake. Typically, during a full body makeover, we focus on the breasts, the tummy, and the outer thighs. These are the procedures your surgeon might suggest for your full body makeover in order to treat those areas of concern:
Breast size and shape can change for a variety of reasons. Genetics, hormonal changes, lifestyle changes, and aging all play a role in how our breast shape changes. Additionally, the natural tissue can deteriorate, causing the breast to sag.
Breast augmentation is the surgery that enables doctors to contour the natural shape of the breast using breast implants. This procedure achieves a youthful, more voluptuous breast profile and increases the size of the breast. Based on your lifestyle and unique aesthetic desires, you and your doctor will decide which implant size best suits your goals!
Breast lift with or without implants
An increasingly common procedure, the breast lift achieves similar results to breast augmentation but is doable with or without breast implants. This procedure achieves a perkier, more youthful breast profile.
By making a small incision, lifting up the natural tissue of the breast, and removing excess skin, your surgeon can redefine your more youthful breast shape. A breast lift provides very natural-looking results, but if you’d like to add additional size to the shape of your breasts, your doctor can use implants to achieve this.
The two most common types of implants are saline and silicone. They come in similar shapes but vary in a few ways, including the internal material. You and your surgeon will decide which is right for you based on your lifestyle as well as other factors.
Reducing breast size can help alleviate back pain and create a more proportional appearance to the body. It can also allow for ease in performing physical activities and exercise. In general, breast reduction surgery has a very high satisfaction rate among patients . This procedure can be paired with a breast lift to create a perky, youthful-looking breast profile!
A tummy tuck is a great procedure for anyone who has loose, sagging skin on the abdomen that just won’t go away, even with rigorous dieting and exercise. This is often due to stretching the abdominal muscles to a point that they cannot heal correctly and require medical intervention.
During your tummy tuck, the medical team will fix together the muscles of the abdominal wall and then will stretch the skin of the belly down to create a tighter appearance. They will remove excess skin and close the incision. The procedure will leave you with a cinched waistline and a flatter, more defined belly!
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes deposits of fat in specific areas of the body. During a full body makeover, we focus liposuction treatment on the outer thighs and “love handles.”
The surgeon makes small incisions in inconspicuous locations near the desired areas. Then they will remove the stubborn fat cells using small suction tubes called cannulas. This contouring procedure is best for those who are in generally good health and are close to their ideal weight.
Full body makeover: what to expect
Here is what the process of a full body makeover looks like from beginning to end:
Like any aesthetic or surgical procedure at Southlake Plastic Surgery, we begin with a consultation to discuss your unique aesthetic concerns and desired results. You will meet with one of our highly skilled and passionate team members, who will help you decide which areas of the body require the most attention, and which surgical procedures we can use to achieve your desired results.
Before the procedure, your surgeon and/or providers will place you under general anesthesia. Typically, a full body makeover in Southlake takes about 3 to 5 hours, but the actual length of the surgery depends on the number and types of procedures performed.
The full body makeover in Southlake is often an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the day of the procedure. After your surgery, your doctors will prescribe you pain medication, book your follow-up appointment, and then release you into the care of a family member or friend who can take you home to recover.
Your recovery period depends, once again, on the number and types of procedures you’ve incorporated into your full body makeover. Typically, by the end of 6 weeks, you will be able to resume regular physical activity.
For at least the first few weeks of your mommy makeover recovery, it is required that you wear compression garments on your breasts, abdomen, and thighs. Your doctor will provide these for you to help reduce swelling and fluid build-up. If a tummy tuck is a part of your procedure, it is important to note that you cannot stand up straight for the first week or two to allow the incisions to heal properly. For this reason, many people choose to sleep in recliner chairs to help stay bent at the waist.
Pain and swelling are normal, but should subside significantly by the end of the first week. However, you may continue to need assistance with child care or general housekeeping as it is prohibited for you to lift heavy objects for the duration of your recovery.
How to prepare for your full body makeover in Southlake
This is a major surgical procedure with significant downtime. Luckily, there are some things you can do to prepare for your recovery! Here’s a few of them:
Clean your home and prepare a recovery station
Stock up on groceries
Arrange for child care and support
Have comfortable clothing available
Get some good books to read while recovering
You’ll discuss your recovery plan at length with your surgeon before the operation. Make sure to closely follow the post-operative care instructions for optimal results!
Because of the highly customizable nature of this procedure, cost can vary greatly depending on the number and type of surgeries performed. You and your surgeon will discuss cost together during your initial consultation , and at Southlake Plastic Surgery, we are happy to offer financing options .
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Founded by Dr. Mark E. Mason, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Southlake, Texas, Southlake Plastic Surgery is the premier destination for any and all plastic surgery and medical spa endeavors. Offering state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled personnel in a comfortable and discreet environment, you can’t go wrong in visiting Southlake Plastic Surgery for all your medical aesthetic and plastic surgery needs!
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