Mommy Makeover at a Glance

Type of anesthesia:
Recovery time:
1-2 weeks off work (non-strenuous jobs); 6 weeks before resuming exercise
Time in surgery:
4 to 6 hours
When you go home:
Day of operation
Often Combined With:

*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your experience may vary.

Mommy Makeover in San Antonio, TX

No matter how much you exercise or watch your diet, completely reversing the physical changes caused by pregnancy and childbirth is often impossible. These changes typically include sagging abdominal skin and deflated breasts. A mommy makeover at our San Antonio, Texas, practice can restore your body and confidence. Fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Ablavsky specializes in body contouring procedures, producing consistent, natural-looking results. 

What Is a Mommy Makeover? 

The phrase mommy makeover describes a combination of aesthetic surgery procedures commonly performed to address physical changes after having children. The procedures most often associated with a mommy makeover include:

Dr. Ablavsky customizes mommy makeover surgery based on each patient’s concerns and cosmetic goals. If a patient tells Dr. Ablavsky she’s concerned about other areas, he’ll discuss options he can include in her treatment plan. 

Can You Benefit From a Mommy Makeover?

Women considering a mommy makeover should be in good overall health and are at or near the weight they want to maintain. A mommy makeover is a body contouring surgery, but it isn’t a weight loss procedure. In many cases, patients lead active lives and want to feel more comfortable and confident when exercising or wearing more revealing clothes.  

You should wait to schedule a mommy makeover if you plan to have more children.  

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

At our San Antonio practice, the cost of mommy makeover surgery starts at $17,235. We base this price on a procedure that includes a breast lift with implants, a tummy tuck, and liposuction. The cost of your procedure can vary significantly depending on your specific needs and goals. Dr. Ablavsky discusses your options during the consultation and recommends which combination of surgeries will best achieve your goals.  

The cost for your mommy makeover procedure includes the following: 

  • OR / surgery center fee 
  • Surgeon’s fee 
  • Anesthesia fee 
  • Cost of breast implants 
  • Post-surgery compression garments 
  • Preoperative lab work 
  • Mammogram or imaging, if needed 

After Dr. Ablavsky creates a customized treatment plan based on your input, our office will provide a detailed price quote for you to review. 

How Long Is Recovery After a Mommy Makeover? 

Because virtually all mommy makeover procedures include a tummy tuck, it typically takes 2 weeks before you can return to a non-strenuous job and normal daily activities. You can resume more strenuous exercise about 6 weeks after the procedure. We provide detailed post-op instructions you should closely follow to minimize the risk of complications and help your recovery go as smoothly as possible.  

Dr. Ablavsky encourages patients to walk at least 10 minutes every waking hour, including the day of surgery. You should wait at least 24 hours after surgery to shower. You will have dressings placed over your incisions after surgery; Dr. Ablavsky usually removes the bandages 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. If he places surgical drains during surgery, he removes them once the fluid drainage tapers off.

Mommy Makeover FAQs

What are the risks associated with a mommy makeover? 

All surgical procedures include some risks. Our preoperative appointments include a review of surgical consent forms and a comprehensive discussion of what to expect. We’ll also thoroughly explain the risks involved with a mommy makeover, such as infection, bleeding, seroma, poor scarring, contour abnormalities, blood clots (pulmonary embolism), and risks associated specifically with breast augmentation and breast lift procedures. 

How can I prepare for a mommy makeover? 

Being in as good shape as possible before surgery can help you heal more quickly. You can prepare for your recovery by planning ahead—fill any prescriptions you have, arrange for reliable child care, prepare ready-to-heat meals, and create a “nest” where you’ll have access to electronic devices, reading material, and other essentials.  

How long does mommy makeover surgery take? 

The time it takes to complete the surgery varies, depending on the procedures involved. You can expect the surgery to last from 4 to 6 hours. 

Request Your Consultation

If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon in San Antonio to perform mommy makeover surgery, request a consultation with Dr. Ablavsky using the online form or call our practice at  (210) 942-6672 to schedule an appointment.

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