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Looking for a mommy makeover in the Houston area? Although your children bring you incredible joy, you may be searching for a way to regain your pre-pregnancy body and restore your confidence and self-esteem.
For many women who have gone through pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, a custom mommy makeover by Dr. Ashley Steinberg, a board certified plastic surgeon in Houston, can be a life changing surgery with dramatic results.
Dr. Ashley Steinberg completed two years of basic science classes in St. George’s, Grenada, after attending universities in London and Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
She then graduated Magna cum Laude from SGU and matched in a general surgery residency in Brooklyn, New York, where she had the privilege of scrubbing in with two plastic surgeons. Later, she rotated in plastic surgery with the late Dr. William Zamboni.
She later continued her pursuit of knowledge at the Houston Medical Center, training for three years in plastic surgery under the tutelage of some of the world’s finest plastic surgeons at the esteemed Houston Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Ashley Steinberg has been named a Rising Star Top Doctor in Texas for three years in a row and has completed more than 1500 plastic surgery procedures.
Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, although very rewarding, can cause an array of physical changes. During your consultation with Dr. Steinburg, you will customize an individual mommy makeover plan to allow you to have both a beautiful family and a beautiful body! Benefits from having a mommy makeover and achieving your pre-pregnancy body may include:
Ideal candidates for mommy makeovers are in good overall physical and mental health.
Full Mommy makeover typically involves:
Liposuction: This procedure can reduce pockets of unwanted fat in areas like the abdomen, flanks (“love handles”), thighs, calves, and arms. It involves small incisions made in the target areas, followed by the insertion of a thin metal tube which dislodges and removes the fat.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty):For excess, sagging skin on the abdomen, a tummy tuck is recommended. After an incision is made, the loose skin is pulled down over the tummy while the underlying abdominal muscles are tightened, and the belly button is repositioned to its original location.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy):If your nipple position is lower than wanted or pointing down, a breast lift is generally recommended. A breast lift will lift the nipple, tighten the tissue, and remove excess skin, resulting in a more youthful and elevated appearance.
Breast Augmentation: To enlarge your breasts with breast augmentation, you can choose from saline or silicone implants in your desired size and shape, or opt for fat transfer augmentation, which can be a more natural and subtle solution.
Breast Augmentation with Mastopexy: In some cases, women may benefit from both a lift and volume enhancement in a combination surgery.
Breast Reduction: You may also choose to have breast reduction surgery which involves several incisions and the removal of excess skin, tissue, and fat.
Your consultation appointment is your chance to speak one-on-one with Dr. Ashley Steinberg and an experienced patient care coordinator. Together, you can discuss the pros and cons of a mommy makeover, ask questions, and decide if it is the right decision for you.
It’s important to get the full picture of what a mommy makeover entails and to take adequate time and consideration when deciding which customized procedures align with your goals. We know surgery can be stressful, and we are here to support you every step of the way!
During any consultation appointment for major plastic surgery, she will perform a thorough physical examination and listen to a detailed history of your medical past. Be sure to provide a thorough medical history and disclose any medications, therapies, herbs or dietary supplements you are currently taking.
After your physical examination, the doctor will offer her best recommendations moving forward, always aiming to help you achieve your personal goals and desired outcomes.
Dr. Ashley Steinberg is highly trained and experienced so the risk of complications are rare. However, as with any major surgery, there are risks that can include adverse reactions to anesthesia, implant rippling or rupture, persistent numbness, the potential for infection, bleeding, and some skin discoloration and/or scarring.
Dr. Steinberg will go over all of the associated risks and complications of a mommy makeover during your consultation appointment and in the appointments leading up to your final surgery. You can greatly reduce your chances of complication by providing your entire medical history during these appointments. It is also important to carefully follow the pre- and post-operative care instructions provided to you by Dr. Steinberg and her staff.
On the day of your surgery, you will be welcomed and signed in by our friendly staff who will help you prepare for surgery. Before your procedure, you will have a chance to meet again with Dr. Ashley Steinberg who will review the procedures you are having and can answer any remaining questions you may have. She will make markings on your skin, which will guide her during surgery.
From there, you will be taken to the operating room where anesthesia will be administered for your comfort. The duration of your surgery will depend on which procedures you have chosen, but most surgeries take anywhere between three and six hours.
During recovery from a mommy makeover, it’s important to closely follow the care instructions given to you by Dr. Steinberg. To smooth any symptoms and allow for optimal results, be sure you do not smoke, make healthy meal choices, and pay attention to your body.
Many patients are eager to return to their normal routine and exercise program, but remember that healing takes time. Be careful and slow with your body. As you gain strength and mobility, the doctor will allow you to gradually return to work and all of your regular activities. However, keep in mind full recovery may take anywhere from three to six months, depending on what procedures you choose to undergo.
Finally, listen to your body and communicate with Dr. Steinberg regarding any concerns. If you have questions about the way your body is healing or have any other recovery concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us!
The overall cost of a mommy makeover in Houston will vary greatly as there are many potentials for variations of this procedure. Patients may choose to undergo any combination of liposuction, tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, and breast reduction surgeries.
As a result, it can be difficult to estimate the cost of a mommy makeover, but you might plan on a range of anywhere from $12,000 to $30,000 depending on the procedures needed for your unique situation and aesthetic goals as well as the associated anesthesia and pre/post appointments and follow-up needed. The costs will all be reviewed with you at your consultation.
However, you should not look only at cost when making this decision. It is also extremely important to pick a board certified plastic surgeon that you trust like Dr. Ashley Steinberg in Houston who has extensive training and expertise in this area and truly cares about her individual patients, their feelings, and their physical transformation!
Except in cases where mommy makeover procedures may be required for health reasons, most mommy makeovers are not covered by insurance.
Mommy makeovers usually include liposuction, a tummy tuck, and some form of breast enhancement. The latter may include a breast lift, a breast augmentation, or a combination of these two procedures. Often times vaginal rejuvenation can be done.
Mommy makeover plastic surgery involves more than one serious surgery. As a result, the recovery period is often longer than with individual procedures. Total recovery and the ability to completely return to normal activity generally will not occur for 6-8 weeks, with final results not truly seen util one year after surgery. During this time, you’ll meet regularly with Dr. Steinberg to assess your body’s recovery and ensure the progression of your healing.
Anticipate that your mommy makeover scars will naturally diminish with time, eventually becoming virtually imperceptible when wearing a swimsuit or lingerie. The exchange for achieving an enhanced body shape and boosted self-assurance is a worthwhile one for nearly every mommy makeover recipient.
While the effects of a tummy tuck and liposuction can be long-lasting, breast implants may require revision over time. Yet, most women relish their transformed figure for a decade before considering updates.
Some level of pain and discomfort is to be expected during the recovery period. However, the extent of the discomfort will depend upon several factors — most importantly, what procedures were performed.
To help with discomfort, bruising, and swelling, Dr. Steinberg will prescribe pain medications and recovery care instructions. Ice and wearing your compression garments 24/7 will help greatly to reduce symptoms and increase mobility.
A mommy makeover’s price in Houston usually varies, influenced by factors like chosen procedures, surgeon’s fee, location, and medical expenses.
Though suggested between 30 to 50, remember there’s no universal ideal age for a mommy makeover. Optimal timing hinges on your personal goals and present situation.
While a mommy makeover may contribute to a weight loss of 5 to 15 pounds, results aren’t guaranteed. Various factors, such as overall health and lifestyle, impact outcomes.
Typically, cosmetic surgeries are done with a BMI of 30 or below. Consult Dr. Steinberg if your BMI exceeds 30. Additionally, aim to be near your ideal weight, ideally within 10-20 pounds.
If you’re interested in finding out more about mommy makeover, please contact us today to book a mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Ashley Steinberg, a top-rated plastic surgeon in Houston.
Mommy makeover patients come from all over the Houston area to have cosmetic procedures at Trouvaille Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery.