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Mommy Makeover & Daddy Do-over

You probably feel great. You have taken responsibility for your health, which means you eat healthily and exercise regularly. In fact, you might be in the best shape of your life right now. However, there is just one problem. Despite your best efforts to take care of yourself, you still struggle with excess skin and muscle laxity — especially in the abdominal areas — as well as from excess fat in your abdominals.

However, as you’ve likely learned, no amount of diet and exercise can restore loose, drooping or sagging skin to a smooth condition, nor can it improve the tone of stretched muscles. Also, while you may be able to drop the pounds and maintain a healthier weight, you cannot eliminate fat in specific body areas, meaning you will have pockets of stubborn fat remaining, where you least want them.

These problems are precisely why mommy makeovers and daddy do-overs were created and why they are such popular procedures today. These two surgical approaches to body contouring are actually a combination of surgeries which can give men and women comprehensive, long-lasting and beautiful results in a single, safe and highly effective procedure.

You can learn more about the key benefits of each surgery here before you schedule your in-person consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sanjay K. Sharma at Plastic Surgery Austin today.

What is a mommy makeover or daddy do-over?

A mommy makeover in Austin, Texas, is actually a series of cosmetic procedures designed to help a woman regain her pre-pregnancy appearance. A complementary suite of treatments, called a daddy do-over, can also help men restore a more youthful, toned and contoured appearance.

These highly-customizable procedures typically include one or more of the following surgeries, which you select, to give you the most comprehensive rejuvenation possible and improve the areas that mean the most to you. Surgeries typically included in a mommy makeover or daddy do-over are:

Dr. Sanjay K. Sharma performs mommy makeovers and daddy do-overs at his Austin clinic, providing a way for you to eliminate the toll that pregnancy and dramatic weight loss may have taken on your body and helping you achieve a fresh, youthful body profile that matches your busy, active lifestyle.

Who are these procedures for?

A mommy makeover can address a variety of unwanted concerns affecting your body and face, including:

  • Changes to the breasts as a result of pregnancy and nursing, including enlarged, deflated or malpositioned breasts and nipples
  • Loose, baggy skin around the midsection
  • Stretched abdominal muscles contributing to a loss of tone and a drooping and sagging mid-section
  • Isolated pockets of fat which have not responded to diet and exercise
  • The appearance of stretch marks, particularly in the abdomen
  • Excess fatty tissue in the male breasts, resulting in self-consciousness or a lack of confidence
  • Reduction of aging-related symptoms in the face, such as fine lines, wrinkles, facial hollows and sagging and drooping skin

Since you can choose from so many procedures when you have your surgery, you can count on having substantial rejuvenation to nearly everybody area that might be causing you some concern. The versatility and effectiveness of these two procedures make them exceptionally popular and the first choice for patients who want the most comprehensive rejuvenation possible in a single surgery.

Am I a candidate for a mommy makeover or daddy do-over?

You need not have all of the above symptoms to qualify for a mommy makeover or daddy do-over. You can choose only the procedures that address your specific symptoms. The suite of procedures, as well as each surgery, can also be carefully customized by Dr. Sharma to the severity of your symptoms, anatomy and goals. Because a mommy makeover and daddy do-over are major surgeries, you will want to ensure that you have them at the right time, so you reap the most benefits and value; having your surgery too soon can easily compromise your results. Here are factors to consider before scheduling your procedure.

Should I wait till my family is complete to proceed with a mommy makeover?

Yes, the best time to have a mommy makeover is when you have decided not to have any more children. Having an additional pregnancy after your surgery could negatively impact your abdominal region and breasts, reverse your outcome and require you to have additional surgeries later. Wait until you are completely sure that you no longer want to give birth to more children. You can always have a mommy makeover when the time is right and enjoy your results for years afterward.

How long do I have to wait after childbirth to have a mommy makeover?

To get the most from your mommy makeover, wait at least nine months after giving birth to your last child. If you are breastfeeding, Dr. Sharma recommends waiting six months after you have completed this phase of childcare, as well. You will want to give your body ample time to return to its original condition so that Dr. Sharma can optimize your surgery. Also, Dr. Sharma will strongly recommend that you achieve a healthy weight, and demonstrate your ability to maintain it, before having surgery; this will further ensure your results.

Is a mommy makeover only for moms? What is a daddy do-over?

No, men can also have a suite of procedures that includes many of the same procedures to restore the years and a fit, toned look to their bodies, as well. The male variant of a mommy makeover is commonly called a daddy do-over. A daddy do-over will frequently include a tummy tuck and liposuction, as well as gynecomastia, to help restore a masculine appearance to a man’s breasts, when needed. Men who have experienced rapid weight loss and have significant excess skin as a result are ideal candidates for a tummy tuck. And liposuction can be instrumental in reducing or eliminating “love handles,” giving men a very masculine shaped and contoured upper-body after treatment. Men can also enjoy the benefits of a facelift, brow lift, neck lift and injectables when they have their daddy do-over procedure.

How will the recovery process affect my day-to-day life as a mom?

Mommy makeovers and daddy do-overs are major surgeries that will have a lengthy, but manageable, recovery period. As a result, you will need to make some lifestyle adjustments to accommodate your recovery; however, these changes will only be temporary. If you have small children, for example, you will need to arrange to have some help with child-rearing during this time. Lifting your children or heavy bags of groceries in the weeks immediately following your surgery could impair your results. Similarly, if your job requires you to perform any strenuous activities, you will need to delegate these duties for a short period. However, with each week that passes after your surgery, you will be able to assume more and more routine tasks. You will find more information about your recovery below.

Is a mommy makeover or daddy do-over completed in a single surgery?

Yes, Dr. Sharma will perform all your procedures during a single surgery. This is one of the major advantages of this surgical approach; you will not have to have multiple, separate surgeries and recoveries. Not only does this method reduce your costs and save you time but also it will help reduce your risks significantly since you will only have to have anesthesia once. By combining surgeries and having a single recovery, you can also enjoy your begin to enjoy your results much more quickly. If you have limited time to devote to your rejuvenation plan, a mommy makeover or daddy do-over can be ideal surgeries to have.

Are there different options for my mommy makeover or daddy do-over procedure?

Dr. Sharma will fully customize your procedure to your needs. For example, if you have minimal abdominal concerns, Dr. Sharma will likely recommend a mini tummy tuck instead of a traditional tuck. In your case, liposuction may or may not be needed. Gynecomastia can also be omitted if a man is comfortable with the look of his upper body; however, he may choose to have dermal fillers to address his facial concerns. You will only have the procedures you need to improve your symptoms and each technique will be fully tailored to achieve your aesthetic goals as completely as possible.

What are the first steps to having a mommy makeover or daddy do-over?

The first and most important step is to schedule an in-person consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing the procedure on both men and women, a surgeon like Dr. Sanjay K. Sharma of Plastic Surgery Austin. Your surgeon will be able to assess your overall health and symptoms quickly, clarify your goals and translate those into a safe and effective surgical plan that will yield the results you want. Your surgeon will also be able to adjust each surgery so that the outcome celebrates your individuality and highlights your naturally attractive features, rather than draw attention to the surgery itself.

Are there health benefits to a mommy makeover?

Yes, you will enjoy several new health benefits after your surgery. Once you have fully healed, you will find that maintaining your current health routine will become substantially easier; you may even decide to take a few new challenges, too. Another main advantage of the surgery is its impact on your mood. You will notice your whole outlook will change for the better, after completing your surgery. You will feel much more satisfied with your body and this will also translate into a greater sense of peace, further contributing to your health. Overall wellbeing has often been shown to have a positive impact on the immune system as well as your mental health, for example.

How does the procedure work?

Depending on the specific procedures you select, your mommy makeover or daddy do-over will be performed under general anesthesia and may require an overnight stay in a nearby hospital. Full treatment may take a number of hours to perform. Incisions will vary based on the specific procedures you have chosen. Whether it is a breast lift, tummy tuck or gynecomastia, Dr. Sharma will do his best to place incisions in areas where scarring can be easily concealed under clothing or in the natural folds of the skin. Dr. Sharma will clearly explain how he will perform each aspect of the procedure during your in-person consultation and you will be encouraged to ask any questions you may have, also. Dr. Sharma wants you to be fully informed and completely comfortable with your course of treatment and individual choices.

Recovering from Your Mommy Makeover or Daddy Do-over

Recovery from a mommy makeover or daddy do-over can be significantly more extensive when compared to other plastic surgery procedures; however, your results will be substantially more comprehensive, making the added time investment incredibly worthwhile. You will want to be well prepared for your recovery, however, to avoid complications and safeguard your results.

Full recovery from a mommy makeover can usually take up to six weeks, with most patients returning to their usual activities within four to six weeks. Despite the extended recovery period, most patients find a distinct advantage to having multiple procedures at one time and a single recovery process for all of them.

Oral pain medication will be provided for a number of days to enhance your comfort during the early days of your recovery. Additionally, Dr. Sharma may also place drains in some incisions to prevent fluid build-up and ask you to wear compression garments, in addition. These steps will help reduce swelling, increase your comfort and promote healing.

What results can I expect from my procedure?

Results from a mommy makeover may not be evident for a number of weeks due to bruising, swelling and the fact that compression garments will be worn over the surgical area. However, within two months of your procedure, results will begin to appear and they will continue to improve over time. Mommy makeover and daddy do-over procedures are considered a permanent cosmetic treatment, as long as you maintain a healthy weight after your surgery.

You can expect the following benefits from your surgery:

  • Smooth, toned abdominal skin
  • Tightened abdominal muscles
  • Improved breast size, shape and position and an attractive nipple position
  • More masculine-looking breasts, in men
  • A sculpted appearance with reduced fat
  • Eliminated stretch marks

Best of all, you can enjoy all of these benefits, worry-free, for years to come.

Why You Should Select Dr. Sanjay K. Sharma of Plastic Surgery Austin for Your Mommy Makeover or Daddy Do-over

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sanjay K. Sharma uniquely understands the needs of his patients. The surgeon believes that outstanding results begin with a strong patient relationship. That’s why the surgeon spends ample time getting to know each patient. His concern is not only for their medical history and safety but also for their personal aesthetic goals and overall wellbeing.

To achieve exceptional results for each client, Dr. Sharma uses the latest and most innovative surgical techniques, ones which have been proven not only effective but also completely safe. Based on his detailed knowledge of technique, human anatomy and patient goals, he can skillfully adapt each procedure to his patient’s needs, yielding exquisite results that last. His past patients can attest to this.

Dr. Sharma grew up in the Midwest and Southwest, where he completed his education at Washington University and the Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Medical Center, where he also completed his general surgery and plastic surgery training. His early life and training give him extensive roots in Texas, making both well-renowned and well-respected in his field and a go-to surgeon for Austin-area patients.

The surgeon’s extensive knowledge of the most asked-for plastic surgeries makes him exceptionally well-qualified to perform procedures like mommy makeovers and daddy do-overs, which involve multiple, simultaneous treatments. The surgeon also uses his expertise to support the medical training of fellow doctors. Dr. Sharma frequently publishes on topics in plastic surgery and presents his findings throughout the United States.

Dr. Sharma’s mastery of these disciplines gives his patients total confidence in his abilities to deliver their desired results safely and accurately. The surgeon is also accredited by or a member of numerous internationally recognized medical organizations; a short list includes:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, diplomate
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, member
  • American College of Surgeons, fellow
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, member
  • Texas Medical Association, member
  • Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, member

The doctor has also earned numerous awards for his patient care, including Top Doctor, Austin Monthly; Super Doctor, Texas Monthly; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor. If you are seeking a surgeon to perform your mommy makeover or daddy do-over, few surgeons in Austin or surrounding areas compare to Dr. Sharma’s education, qualifications, experience and exceptional concern for each and every patient he treats.

Schedule your mommy makeover or daddy do-over consultation with Dr. Sharma today!

A mommy makeover is a dramatic way to reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure. A daddy do-over also offers men a satisfying way to restore their bodies to the healthy, contoured and masculine appearance they deserve.

To learn more about this highly customizable and effective treatment, call Plastic Surgery Austin today at 512-324-2765. Dr. Sharma can quickly get you started on the body you have dreamt about. Dr. Sharma and his whole staff look forward to meeting you soon.


Contact our office to schedule a private consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Sanjay K. Sharma, M.D., F.A.C.S.