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Mommy MakeoverBecoming a mom is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can enjoy.  However, the realities of pregnancy and childbirth are not as always so nice.   A mom’s body undergoes tremendous changes that can leave less than desirable  permanent effects.   The skin of the abdomen can be left stretched out with visible stretch marks and scars.  The abdominal muscles can be left pulled apart, leaving a bulging belly.  The breasts can be left stretched out and deflated after breastfeeding.  New fatty deposits can be found after gaining and losing weight.  After vaginal delivery, the vagina can be left with a loss of vaginal tightness, also known as vaginal laxity.  So what does a mommy makeover consist of?What does a mommy makeover consist of?The mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to improve the appearance of the post-childbirth body.  Typically, these procedures are combined into one session to save time, money, downtime and risk.  The procedures included depend on the woman’s concerns, degree of correction needed, and tolerance for downtime.  Possible procedures included in a mommy makeover include:Breast augmentation Breast lift Buttock augmentation Liposuction Tummy tuck Vaginal rejuvenationWho is a good candidate for a mommy makeover?The best candidates for a mommy makeover are in good health and have lost most of the pregnancy weight.  You should be done with childbearing and have realistic expectations and a positive outlook about surgery.Mommy Makeover RecoveryThe recovery from a mommy makeover depends on the procedures included.  By combining them, the goal is to minimize downtime and speed recovery.  Typically, most patients will be back on their feet immediately after the procedure but will need 2-4 weeks to recover.Mommy Makeover Austin TX CostThe cost of a mommy makeover depends on the procedures included.  The great thing about the mommy makeover, is that by combining multiple procedures in one session, there can be great savings in surgery related costs like anesthesia and other fees.  This can result in saving thousands of dollars over performing the procedures individually.Average Cost of Mommy Makeover in Austin TXDue to the variability in procedures performed, a mommy makeover can cost anywhere from $5000 to $19,000.  The average cost of a mommy makeover in Austin TX is between $12,000 and $14,000.  A consultation is necessary to determine what your goals are and to develop an individualized treatment plan and the costs involved.Mommy Makeover Near MeIf you are interested in a mommy makeover, the next step is a free consultation.  Plastic Surgeon Staci Hix-Hernandez MD at Beleza Medspa, is an expert at breast and body procedures, and considers mommy makeovers one of her favorite procedures.  Contact us for a free consultation with one of the top plastic surgeons in Austin to discuss your concerns.Mommy Makeover Round Rock TXBeleza Medspa’s AAAHC accredited surgery suite is located minutes away from Round Rock TX.…

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Breast Lift SurgeryWhen addressing breast concerns I feel there are two keys  question that must be answered up front.1. are you happy with the breast volume?2 are you happy with the breast position/shape?These are two very different issues and should be addressed separately.  For example – I have seen many women over the years who wanted a lifted breast and instead received a large implant – yes the implant will fill out the extra skin – however if extra volume is the primary desire she will not be happy with the outcome.  It is important to understand what a breast augmentation and/or a breast lift can do for you.Breast AugmentationWhen addressing volume we have techniques to both reduce the amount (reduction) and well as augmentation with Breast Implants or Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation.Breast Lift SurgeryOnly after the volume issue is addressed can you address the position of the breast, which is just as important.  Ptosis,  or sagging of the breast, must be addressed if an implant is being placed.  Excess skin could allow the breast to hang off the implant creating a significant deformity.  Breast lift procedures can be done with or without volume augmentation.  Breast lift with an implant will address the excess skin only.  Breast lift without an implant will first rearrange the breast architecture (creating a more round and protruding breast) then will remove the excess skin.Breast Reduction SurgeryBreast reductions are typically performed for one of two reasons: A perceived abundance of breast tissue with a cosmetic desire for a smaller breast  or for improvement in quality of life. Women with proportionally large breasts can suffer from a variety of issues such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, rashes & grooves in the shoulder.  It is also common to have difficulty finding clothing that fits and appropriate fitting support garments and therefore difficulty exercising.  Many women also report feeling self conscience about their breast size.Breast reduction surgery procedure  not only reduces the volume and the weight of the breast, but also lifts the breasts into a higher and tighter position.  This will not only result in a cosmetically improved breast but will offload the neck, shoulder and back, thus improving the discomfort. Post operative patients typically report being thrilled with their improved quality of life, reduction in pain and increase in activity.  Breast reduction can be an important first step in helping women maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.  I feel it is important to note that if you desire reduction in volume you will get a lifted breast during the reduction procedure as well.Breast Rejuvenation SurgeonPlastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD is an accomplished breast rejuvenation surgeon.  She has more than 7 years experience performing complex breast reconstruction procedures at a major teaching hospital.  Please make a free consultation with Dr. Hix-Hernandez to discuss your breast rejuvenation needs.Plastic Surgery Austin TX…

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What’s a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover Surgery: Staci Hix-Hernandez MD Approach. >Traditionally a mommy makeover is thought to be a tummy tuck with a breast augmentation +/- lift.  however, no two women are alike, and certainly no two pregnancies are alike.  Some women gain more weight and lose more weight than others.  Some women are blessed with great genetics and end up with no body changes after pregnancy.  However, many women suffer loose skin, relaxed muscles and stretch marks.  There is a lot to say about going into pregnancy as healthy as you can as a way to avoid these problems.  But once you have them, what can you do about them?What’s a Mommy Makeover?>I view a mommy makeover as addressing the concerns that arose as a result of pregnancies.  For each individual this will be different.  There are certain anatomical changes that occur as a result of pregnancy that diet and exercise alone cannot fix.  Its not always the breast and stomach.  Maybe the primary concern is her neck or arms, perhaps the thighs.>The most important thing is to sit and listen.  I need to discover what each patient is concerned about as well as what her outcome goals are. I don’t try to fit a patient into a cookie cutter procedure.  I design a specialized treatment plan to treat each individual.  In my opinion this is the only way to get the best possible outcome.Breast Rejuvenation. The breasts can take a beating after pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Many women are left with deflated and droopy breasts.  The approach to breast rejuvenation in the mommy makeover involves a breast lift or mastopexy and/or breast augmentation.  Some degree of sagging breast tissue may be dealt with breast implants alone, but significant breast sagging will most likely require a breast lift.  If the breasts are deflated, they can be augmented with breast implants or natural breast augmentation with fat transfer. Tummy Tuck The abdomen takes the brunt of the effects of pregnancy.  It stretches out to accommodate the pregnancy and then is expected to return to normal.  Unfortunately, sometimes the muscles of the abdominal wall come apart, letting the abdomen to bulge out.  This is where a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty comes in.  These muscles are actually sewed back together leaving a tight, flat belly.  The abdominal skin can also be stretched out leaving sagging and stretch marks.  The tummy tuck addresses this too, removing the excess skin and stretch marks. Body Contouring Smartlipo Liposuction can also be used in a mommy makeover.  Excess fat can easily be removed and even transferred to another body area like in a Brazilian Butt Lift. Mommy Makeover Recovery The great thing about mommy makeover surgery, is that all of the procedures can be done in one session.  As a result, your recovery is combined and shortened.  You will be back on your feet immediately, but will need to take it easy for a few weeks.  However, the wait will be worth it as your pre-pregnancy figure returns! Mommy Makeover Austin Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD is an expert at mommy makeover surgery.  With 7 years experience in complex abdominal reconstruction surgery at a major teaching hospital, she possesses the skills to give you the best possible results.  Make your free consultation with her to now to discuss how a mommy makeover can help you! …

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