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Mommy Makeover in Webster, TX

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Kimberly Carpin, MD, Plastic Surgery, provides the perfect combination of leading-edge plastic surgery techniques and superior patient care in Houston, TX, and surrounding areas. Dr. Carpin is Houston’s mommy makeover specialist and can help you regain a natural, pre-pregnancy silhouette. This procedure includes breast surgery and a tummy tuck to rejuvenate a woman’s body after childbirth. Childbirth stretches the breast and abdominal tissues, resulting in sagging of the breast and excess skin in the abdominal area. Diet and exercise may improve some of the appearance, but only plastic surgery can remove the extra skin that remains. The abdominal muscles become weak after pregnancy, and a tummy tuck tightens the muscles back together, giving you a slim, tight waistline.

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What are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover Procedure?

The greatest benefit of a mommy makeover is regaining the shape of your breasts and tummy. Some women may benefit from a breast lift or augmentation, where others may need a breast reduction.
Most women after childbirth can benefit from a full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and may even require a belly button hernia repair. Liposuction is also a perfect complement to further enhance the waistline, removing stubborn fat pockets. Dr. Carpin will guide you on the most effective treatments to help you achieve your goals.

Feel sexy in your in own skin with improved confidence after a mommy makeover. Enjoy perky, full breasts and a tight, slim midsection. Say goodbye to the food baby look! Fit better in your clothes, and get ready to look your best in a swimsuit. Ratings on demonstrate 97% of patients are satisfied with this procedure.

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Who are the Ideal Candidates for a Mommy Makeover Procedure?

Mommy Makeover in HoustonPregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are uniquely hard on a woman’s body. The localized weight gain of pregnancy is so centralized the skin, muscles, and tissue of the abdomen are stretched to a degree that they cannot rebound to their former tautness. This leaves a stomach pouch that can persist even after routine exercise. The breasts also gain and then lose size and weight, which stretches the tissues of the breasts, causing irreversible sagging. Finally, the weight gain of pregnancy can leave pockets of unwanted fat that are quite resistant to changes in diet and exercise.

These are common characteristics of Dr. Carpin’s mommy makeover patients:

  • Sagging breasts with nipples that may point downward
  • Flat and deflated breasts
  • Stomach has a permanent pooch or excess loose skin
  • Pockets of stubborn fat on the abdomen and possibly the thighs

Mommy makeover patients should have lost most of their pregnancy weight (should be within 10% of ideal weight) and be in overall good general health. Good candidates will need to have finished with breastfeeding for at least six months prior to having a mommy makeover. This allows the breasts to return to their normal cup size.

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Pre-Operative Evaluation:

Dr. Kimberly Carpin, being a mother herself, has first-hand knowledge of the changes your body made after childbirth. Even with diet and exercise, you may never regain your pre-baby body.

Now that you have completed your family, it’s time to get your pre-baby body shape back. Your first visit with Dr. Carpin will include an in-depth conversation about your goals you hope to achieve during your mommy make-over.

Mommy MakeoverThe consultation will include a detailed review of your medical history to confirm you are a healthy candidate for plastic surgery. Dr. Carpin will also perform an exam and discuss what can be achieved with plastic surgery procedure, giving you a personalized, unique, and safe surgical plan. This includes an exam of your breast and abdomen. Important observations include excess skin, nipple position, excess fat, abdominal or umbilical hernias and rectus diastasis (separation of rectus muscles). This discussion helps you understand what can be achieved with surgery.

What Results Can I Expect from a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover results | Houston, TXA mommy makeover with Dr. Carpin can do amazing things for your self-esteem, which may have been impacted negatively by your post-baby body. Your stomach will be flat once again, the pooch gone. The abdominal muscle repair will strengthen your core, and may even reduce back pain and possibly urinary incontinence.

Liposuction will remove those stubborn pockets of fat and can actually slim your waist. Your breasts will return to their former, higher position on the chest and the sagging will be gone. If you’ve opted to added implants, your breasts will gain volume, as well. Bottom line? Your figure will look as it did before you had children, maybe even a bit better!

How long do the surgeries of a mommy makeover take?

This depends on what you have chosen to include in your mommy makeover. But if you have a tummy tuck, some liposuction, and a breast lift with augmentation, this can take up to six hours. These are general guidelines, of course, but here is an estimate of what each part of a mommy makeover will take:

  • Tummy tuck — 2 hours
  • Liposuction — 30 minutes
  • Breast lift — 1.5 hours
  • Implant placement — 1 hour

Ask Dr. Carpin how long your surgery may last because your personal needs may not match another person’s needs.

How many surgeries will I need?

In most cases, Dr. Carpin can safely perform the procedure in a single surgical session. That basically means that three surgeries are performed on the same day. This can seem overwhelming, but it is also the beauty of a mommy makeover. Yes, your recovery will be harder, because you’ll have three areas with incisions and tissue trauma. But you’ll only have one recovery, not the three you would have to deal with if you decided to have these procedures done separately down the road.

However, some patients wish to separate their mommy makeover procedures. In that case Dr. Carpin would recommend to perform a breast lift and augmentation in one procedure, then tummy tuck and liposuction in a separate procedure, no sooner then 3 months apart.

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How Much Does Mommy Makeover Surgery Cost?

The cost will depend on what procedures you need to achieve your pre-baby look. Dr. Carpin will assess your needs and give you a customized plastic surgery plan to achieve your goals. The average price is around $11,000-$15,000. Patients will have reduced fees when multiple procedures are scheduled at the same time.

Mommy Makeover FAQs:

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Should I have a mommy makeover if I plan on having more children?

Dr. Carpin strongly advises her patients considering a mommy makeover to be sure they are not going to have any more children. This is because if you again become pregnant and deliver a child, your body will go through all of the changes again, thus reducing the benefits of your plastic surgery. Plus, your incision scars can become distorted with the kind of stretching that pregnancy creates.

What is the recovery time for a Mommy Makeover?

Every patients recovery is different. Most patients will need about 2 weeks free from work duties and driving, depending on the procedures performed. If your work requires more physical activity, you may need to take additional time off of work. Plan on needing help around the house with young children. I do not allow heavy lifting (over 5- 10 pounds) or strenuous activity/exercise until six weeks after surgery. Most of the swelling will reduce after a couple of weeks, but it may take 3-6 months for complete swelling to resolve.

Can I get a tummy tuck directly after giving birth?

I strongly advise against tummy tuck directly after child birth, for multiple reasons. You simply will not get the best aesthetic result, nor may it be safe immediately after childbirth. After childbirth, a mother’s body is still swollen from the uterus and typically has excess fat around the midsection. To optimize your tummy tuck results, you want to be as close to your ideal body weight as possible and give your body a chance to heal from the birthing process.
Also caring for your newborn would be impaired as you are healing from a tummy tuck, which could lengthen your recovery.

How soon can I have sex after mommy makeover surgery?

I recommend waiting at least 2 weeks after surgery to begin gentle sexual intercourse. More rigorous activity is safe around 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.


Mommy makeovers are tailored to each person’s needs, but common procedures include breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Some may also include procedures like buttock augmentation or vaginal rejuvenation, depending on the patient’s concerns. Be sure to discuss any and all “problem areas” with Dr. Kimberly Carpin upon your first visit.


Like any surgery, there are possible risks associated with having a mommy makeover. It’s important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience performing mommy makeovers, like Dr. Carpin, to minimize your risk.


The longevity of the results varies depending on factors such as age, genetics, lifestyle, and future pregnancies. While the effects of aging and gravity will continue over time, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prolong the results of a mommy makeover.


Breastfeeding after a mommy makeover, especially after breast augmentation or breast lift, is possible for many women. However, it’s essential to discuss your plans for future breastfeeding with Dr. Carpin during your consultation. Proper surgical techniques and incision placement can help minimize potential interference with breastfeeding. Despite this, it’s recommended to finish breastfeeding before undergoing any procedure involving your breasts.


It’s important to follow Dr. Carpin’s post-operative instructions regarding activity restrictions and gradually ease back into exercise and physical activities. Typically, patients can start light activities, such as walking, after a few days to a week, but strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks to ensure proper healing.


Changes in sensation, including temporary numbness or altered sensation, are common after mommy makeover procedures, particularly in the breasts and abdomen. In most cases, sensation gradually returns over time as nerves heal. However, some patients may experience permanent changes in sensation, although this is relatively uncommon. Be sure to discuss any concerns with Dr. Carpin.


While there are non-surgical treatments available for body contouring and skin tightening, they may not provide the same level of improvement as surgical procedures included in a mommy makeover. Non-surgical options like laser treatments, radiofrequency therapy, and injectables can be used to address specific concerns but may not be suitable for all patients or produce comparable results to a mommy makeover.


Scarring is an unavoidable part of any surgery, including mommy makeovers. However, board-certified plastic surgeons are trained to minimize scarring by using precise techniques and strategically placing incisions in concealed areas whenever possible. Over time, scars typically fade and become less noticeable with proper care and scar management techniques.


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Schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a surgical candidate, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of a Mommy Makeover. Dr. Carpin performs the mommy makeover surgery for patients in Houston, League City and Clear Lake, TX and surrounding areas, including Friendswood, Pasedena, Kemah, Seabrook and Galveston. Call us today (281) 333-4600!

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