What Does a Mommy Makeover San Antonio Style Consist Of

What Does a Mommy Makeover San Antonio Style Consist Of

Everything you need to know about getting a mommy makeover San Antonio style with Dr. Baumholtz.

If you’re a mom, you know just how wildly your body can change while trying to get those bundles of energy to earth. You are told what to expect during those 9 months of change and growth, when it feels like a wriggling bowling ball is sitting on your kidneys, you can’t see your feet and your breasts have suddenly swelled to unexpected proportions. You accept those changes because on the other side is a cute baby! But a few months after delivery, when you’re awake enough to start a mommy-and-me workout and look at yourself in the mirror for more than 3 seconds, you may notice that it can be super hard to get your pre-baby body back. And this is a major point of frustration that can cause poor body image and loss of confidence for so many moms because:

  • No matter how many crunches or planks you do, you still have that pooch on your belly because your ab muscles have separated (An irritating condition called diastastis recti). If you’re not pregnant anymore, you shouldn’t have to still look pregnant!
  • No matter how many carbs you cut, those flaps of skin are hanging down around your middle, making bikini season a nightmare of an idea!
  • What on earth happened to your breasts? All that pre-baby expansion is now deflating and the girls are riding low and sagging instead of sitting full, pert and upright.
  • Don’t even get started on the extra fat pouches around the hips, thighs and behind that just don’t seem to go away regardless of your strict diet and exercise regimen. It’s just not fair.

As a mom, you may have experienced one, two, three or all of these post-baby body changes. Regardless of how many of these issues, and in what combination, there’s just one thing you know: you want your body back. You work hard. You deserve it!

If you’re disappointed with your post-baby diet and exercise results and it’s negatively impacting your outlook on life, you may be a good candidate for board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Baumholtz’s mommy makeover San Antonio style.

 

The 3 Most Popularly-Requested Mommy Makeover Procedures

As previously mentioned, every mom is different—women all experience post-baby body changes, but they’re not always the same. So, every mommy makeover in San Antonio with Dr. Baumholtz is different—individually tailored to fit your personal needs and desires in getting your body back. The following 3 areas are general procedures that may include more specific procedures within them, depending on what you need. Basically, a mommy makeover consists of several procedures done during one round of surgery to help save moms precious time and money. Your mommy makeover San Antonio style may include:

1. Breast Augmentation

Breasts augmentation as part of a mommy makeover is one of the most popularly requested procedures, yet they are all completely individual. Some women notice a severe decrease in breast volume after breastfeeding and would like to get that fullness back. So, Dr. Baumholtz uses the Vectra 3D Imaging system to work with moms on deciding the right size and type of implants, as well as whether or not a breast lift (to correct severely sagging breasts) might also be needed. In some cases, women even request a breast reduction. It all comes down to your individual needs and desires, and what would help you look and feel your best.

2. Tummy Tuck

Excess skin flaps, separated abdominal muscles (diastastis recti) and stubborn fat deposits that won’t budge with diet and exercise leave many women desperate to get their tummies back to pre-baby shape and firmness. When looking at mommy makeover reviews San Antonio women look very hard at this procedure for the right results. Dr. Baumholtz is famous for helping women remove those extra flaps and restoring a flat, tight tummy. Watch a quick video about tummy tuck.

3. Liposuction

This is helpful for re-sculpting body areas, particularly the hips, thighs and buttocks, but also other areas where fat deposits just won’t budge no matter how much you exercise or cut calories.

The combination of procedures requested during a mommy makeover costs San Antonio women different amounts based on which areas of the body are sculpted and the extent of sculpting needed in each case. But these are definitely the most popularly requested by women requesting mommy makeovers in San Antonio.

A mommy makeover costs San Antonio women far less as a package than as a group of separate surgeries over time.

While the cost of a mommy makeover can vary significantly from woman to woman, these procedures are considered major surgery, which always comes with preparation time and costs, as well as recovery time and costs. This is why, if you are done having kids and have finished weaning them and you’ve done all you can in terms of diet and exercise to get yourself to a healthy weight, a mommy makeover costs San Antonio women so much less, over time, in terms of both time and money, than having separate surgeries done at different times.

By combining your tummy tuck, breast augmentation and any other desired procedures together into a mommy makeover, you will only have to prepare for one surgical event, and then recover from one surgical event. This can still require several days to a few weeks for full recovery, but the time is, nevertheless, much shorter than doing different procedures at different times. And as busy moms all know, time is essentially money, if not more so. The time you have to spend, feeling healthy, confident and gorgeous with your family is truly priceless.

Dr. Baumholtz works with you individually to decide which procedures would help you feel your best, at a reasonable cost, and within a reasonable timeframe for you and your needs. Ultimately, we want you to be absolutely thrilled with your results! You deserve to feel your best.

The mommy makeover reviews San Antonio women give Dr. Baumholtz are amazing.

Choosing a board certified plastic surgeon is essential to getting the best results for your mommy makeover. Board certification is hard to earn and requires that your surgeon adhere to the excellence in training, experience and all other areas of surgery in order to provide excellent results without complications. Not only is Dr. Baumholtz board certified, he is in high demand at teaching hospitals and as a lecturer in all things plastic surgery. And the many 5-star mommy makeover reviews San Antonio women give him on social media are a testament to his excellence in working with moms to help them achieve their best bodies.

Don’t let your post-baby body get you down! If you’re a good candidate for a mommy makeover in San Antonio, schedule your first consultation with Dr. Baumholtz today and prepare to feel amazing in your own mom bod again!

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now $50 (pre-paid) regularly $100

Botox Tuesdays

 $8 / unit

$500 off

any surgery over $3,000

$1,000 off

any surgery over $10,000

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Standard Pricing

Surgical consultation

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Fillers

Voluma ($800), Juvederm Ultra ($675), Vollure ($675), Vobella ($475)

VI chemical peel

(1) $350 each or pkg of (3) for $1000

Botox

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Breast Augmentation as Part of Your Mommy Makeover  

Breast Augmentation as Part of Your Mommy Makeover  

Just like there is no one-size-fits all mom, there are no one-size-fits-all mommy makeovers. Nevertheless, one of the most popular mommy-makeover procedures our San Antonio board certified plastic surgeon performs each year are breast augmentations. And again, while no two mommy makeover breast augmentations are the same, breast augmentations are still the most popular procedure requested by moms. Hard-working moms usually come to Dr. Baumholtz with similar body image complaints:

  • Saggy, exhausted-looking breasts
  • Excess flab around the tummy and waist
  • Stubborn fat deposits on hips, back, arms, etc. that just won’t respond to diet and exercise

There are many other concerns moms talk with us about, but those are the most common. Not to put to fine a point on it, but moms want their bodies back—and they more than deserve it. And while diet and exercise are essential to achieving this ultimate goal, sometimes mother nature isn’t as obliging as we wish she could be in regards to body shape, particularly with post-pregnancy and post-breastfeeding breasts. This is where breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover can help moms reclaim their bodies and feel more confident and self-assured.

During a mommy makeover in San Antonio, Dr. Baumholtz can women address each body image concern in a personally-tailored way to fit their lifestyle and desired goals. He individually consults with each mom who comes in for help regaining body image confidence to address her needs individually. But without question, the breast augmentation is an absolute essential that most women want to address through plastic surgery. A mommy makeover may include one or more of the following procedures in varying combinations depending on what you need and desire:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Butt lift or augmentation
  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Vaginal rejuvenation

After discussing your needs with Dr. Baumholtz and going through a complete consultation, you can come to a conclusion on the collection of mommy makeover procedures that would best benefit your needs and desires. Combining procedures at the same time is especially helpful for busy moms because many of these procedures can be done more cost effectively at once than several procedures over a longer period of time. This is why mommy makeovers are becoming so popular.

What You Need to Know about Your Mommy Makeover Breast Augmentation


The first step in returning your post-baby breasts to your pre-baby breasts, or something even better, is to think about what your ultimate goal is in a breast augmentation. Breast augmentation can accomplish the following goals:

1. Restore saggy post-pregnancy breasts to fuller, firmer breasts

During pregnancy, women experience changes like breast growth as their bodies prepare for breastfeeding. During breastfeeding, the breasts swell and the skin stretches. After breastfeeding for several months, and after weaning, the size and shape of the breasts may change significantly. Instead of projecting outward as they did before, breasts may sag downward as the tissue changes, even appearing flatter. So many changes can happen to a woman’s breasts during pregnancy and breastfeeding! Depending on what combination of changes you experience, these can dent your self-esteem and body image at a time where confidence is critical.

To improve fullness, shape and projection of the breasts, San Antonio’s board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Baumholtz breast augmentation with saline or silicone breast implants, sometimes providing additional shaping with fat transfer from other areas that may be included in the mommy makeover.  Make sure to do your research on different breast implants so you can discuss your options with Dr. Baumholtz during consultation.

2. Improve the symmetry of breasts (so both are the same size and shape)

Sometimes the changes in the breast tissue during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unequal, leaving one breast larger or smaller than the other. Sometimes the nipples even point different directions. These are very common concerns women express when coming in to discuss a mommy makeover. By using our VECTRA 3D imaging system, we can combine the correct sizing for breast augmentation implants, as well as any other changes needed to make breast shape, size and projection the same for each breast so that the end result is ideal symmetry.

3. Increase breast size

Post-breastfeeding breasts can shrink considerably, and many women miss even the breast size they used to have, not to mention those women who would like to have go up a cup size from their pre-mommy bodies. Again, the goal is balance in any augmentation. Your board-certified plastic surgeon in San Antonio will give you a full evaluation, again using the VECTRA 3D imaging system, and can recommend a size increase that will help balance your body while giving you the body image boost you are looking for.

For women who experience other changes that make their breasts larger and more difficult to manage than they would like after pregnancy and breastfeeding, Dr. Dr. Baumholtz can also perform expert breast reduction surgery to improve body balance and restore much-needed confidence.

Breast Augmentation and/or Breast Lift


One point of confusion many people have over breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover is the difference between breast augmentation and breast lift surgery. Some women do well with just one, while some women would benefit with both surgeries.

A breast augmentation surgery is primarily meant to help improve fullness, symmetry, projection and size. It cannot, however, lift severely drooping or sagging breasts. For that, a breast lift is needed, and can also be part of your mommy makeover if you desire.

Breast lift surgery removed excess sagging skin and tightens the surrounding tissue to pull sagging breasts up into a better, higher, more youthful profile.

Mommy Makeover Breast Augmentation – Important Considerations


As essential as educating yourself about mommy makeover procedures including breast augmentation is choosing an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon in San Antonio. Only a board-certified mommy makeover surgeon is qualified and understands all of the aspects necessary to minimize surgical risks and help you achieve your desired results.

Dr. Baumholtz is a board certified plastic surgeon with the expertise and experience qualifying him to do excellent mommy makeovers. He is an active member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeon (ASPS), and frequently lectures, consults and teaches other physicians in plastic surgery matters.

Schedule an appointment for a mommy makeover consultation today and find out how you can achieve the awesome mom body you’ve always dreamed of: 210-920-2390.

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JULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

Take advantage of our discounts and exclusive specials on spa and surgical services. All offers are subject to time and available and may change without notice

50% off surgical consultations

now $50 (pre-paid) regularly $100

Botox Tuesdays

 $8 / unit

$500 off

any surgery over $3,000

$1,000 off

any surgery over $10,000

20% off

all in office purchases of Skin Medica!

 

Standard Pricing

Surgical consultation

$100

Fillers

Voluma ($800), Juvederm Ultra ($675), Vollure ($675), Vobella ($475)

VI chemical peel

(1) $350 each or pkg of (3) for $1000

Botox

$12 / unit

 

© 2018 All rights reserved by Michael Baumholtz, M.D.

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Vectra 3D Imaging – The MOST Accurate Way to Choose a Breast Implant Size

Vectra 3D Imaging – The MOST Accurate Way to Choose a Breast Implant Size

Women who schedule a consultation for breast augmentation with San Antonio’s board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Baumholtz invariably come in with the same concern: “How do I know what breast implant size is right for me?” They know they want bigger, more symmetrical breasts, but how big is too big? What if the implants aren’t big enough? Fortunately, all of these questions can be answered very clearly with our Vectra 3D Imaging system long before any incisions are made. This revolutionary system, combined with Dr. Baumholtz’s expertise and precision, makes ours the breast augmentation San Antonio women have come to trust. (more…)

Considering Breast Augmentation? Know Your Options

Considering Breast Augmentation? Know Your Options

Considering Breast Augmentation? Know Your Options


Curves are in! That’s the word from New York Fashion Week and Culture Map San Antonio, which featured a lineup of 2018 fashions making their debut on the catwalks earlier this season (you can get a sneak peak on their website). If you’ve been thinking about breast augmentation, now’s a great time: Designers worldwide are moving away from the androgynous look of the 1960s-early 2000s and embracing women’s curves, so you can look great and feel your confident best. Breast augmentation is the top cosmetic procedure in the U.S., with nearly 300,000 women opting for enhancement each year, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you’re thinking about having breast augmentation surgery within the next few months, you’ve got some homework to do. One of the most important decisions is selecting the best surgeon for your needs (we talked about how to handle the selection process in one of our recent blog posts here). And you’ll also need to learn as much as you can about your options when it comes to the type of implants that will be used in your surgery. At Baumholtz Plastic Surgery, we offer the most advanced implants to help ensure you get the best results while also keeping your safety in mind.  Here’s a brief review of some of the breast augmentation options we offer at our practice:

Silicone Implants


Silicone implants have been around for many years, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t changed. Today’s silicone implants offer a more durable structure and construction to prevent damage and leakage, and they’re also available in an array of sizes and profiles to help women achieve a custom look that suits their body shape as well as their personal goals. Silicone breast implants have remained a favorite among patients throughout the years, thanks to a very natural feel that’s very much like natural breast material. The silicone material is inert, and free from risks of allergic reaction or rejection. Because of their size, silicone implants require a larger incision than saline implants, which are inserted “empty” and filled with saline after they’re in position. Under FDA guidelines, patients must be 22 years of age or older to have silicone implants used in their breast augmentation surgery.

Saline Implants


Saline implants are filled with sterile saline solution (salt water). While silicone implants are more gel-like, saline implants are filled with liquid, which means if they become damaged and leak, the implant will deflate. Saline implants use a silicone “shell” that’s inserted through a very small incision. Once the implant is in place, it’s filled with saline solution to achieve the desired size. If you have very thin skin, there’s a chance small “dimpled” areas or other minor imperfections may be felt beneath the skin. This is often referred to as “rippling.” Some patients find saline implants don’t feel as much like real breasts as silicone implants, but other women find the difference negligible. Saline implants are available for patients who are at least 18 years of age.

Allergan Implants


Allergan Natrelle® implants were approved by the FDA in 2016, capitalizing on recent advances in design and technology to provide women with multiple options and a natural feel and appearance. Allergan round implants are available in both a classic style and the INSPIRA® style for added fullness without compromising the soft, natural feel. Natrelle implants use a gel-like silicone material that retains its shape even if the implant is damaged. Sometimes, these implants are referred to as “gummy” implants because the consistency is more like a jelly candy than the more liquid-like material used in some other types of silicone implants. In the unlikely event an implant becomes damaged after implantation, the gel interior enables the breast to retain its curved shape until the implant can be removed and replaced.

Round vs. Teardrop


Teardrop implants are often marketed as the preferred shape for breast implants because the shape is more like the shape of your natural breast. The problem is, if a teardrop implant shifts, your breast contours will shift with the implant, resulting in an uneven appearance that can really detract from your results. Round implants eliminate the problem because even if they shift or rotate, the round shape will be maintained. Round implants also offer fullness in the upper portion of the breast, resulting in a more voluptuous contour which is a look many women prefer.

Smooth vs. Textured


Textured implants have a rougher surface texture, and when they were first introduced, most surgeons felt they might be an improvement over smooth implants. That’s because the textured surface helps the implant “grip” the surrounding tissue, helping the implants stay in place to prevent rotation and shifting. Some studies also indicated these implants were less likely to develop a tight “capsule” of scar tissue compared to smooth implants. However, more recently, textured implants have been linked with an increased risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a rare type of cancer that affects the lymph system. In fact, the FDA issued a statement regarding the possible link between textured implants and BIA-ALCL. As a result of these safety concerns, we use only smooth implants in our practice.

Fat Transfer: Adjunctive Option


Although some cosmetic surgery practices advertise fat transfer as a potential option for breast augmentation, it’s generally a better option for “touching up” or “fine-tuning” an augmentation using saline or silicone implants. Why? There are a few reasons:

  • Most women don’t have enough viable, “harvestable” fat to achieve the breast size they’re interested in. Not all fat can be used for fat transfer procedures, and for most women, fat transfer offers only a minor size increase that typically falls far short of the results they’re looking for.
  • Fat transfer typically requires two or three surgeries to transfer an adequate amount of fat. Even with the most advanced surgical techniques, not all grafted material is going to survive after transfer. That means you’ll probably need additional surgeries to transfer more fat to make up for the graft material that doesn’t “take” after the first surgery. More surgeries mean higher costs, more downtime and more discomfort – not only in the breast area, but in the areas where fat is harvested as well.
  • Fat alone doesn’t provide the rounded, natural breast shape that can be achieved with implants. As a result, you may not be satisfied with the end result.

Although fat transfer isn’t necessarily the best choice for complete augmentation, it can be very useful when used in conjunction with silicone or saline implants. For instance, fat transfer can improve modest differences in symmetry or shape, or it can be used to smooth out contours around the edges of an implant.

Learn more about breast augmentation options.


Thanks to ongoing advances in materials, design and surgical techniques, there have never been so many breast augmentation options available to help women get the customized, natural look they want. As a top-ranked plastic surgeon in San Antonio, Dr. Michael Baumholtz offers patients the options they need to enjoy optimal results for years to come. If you’d like to learn more about breast augmentation options and how breast augmentation surgery can help you look and feel your best, call our San Antonio office at  210-920-2390 or use our online contact form to request a personal consultation and evaluation today.

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Considering Breast Augmentation? Know Your Options Curves are in! That’s the word from New York Fashion Week and Culture Map San Antonio, which featured a lineup of 2018 fashions making their debut on the catwalks earlier this season (you can get a sneak peak on their...

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JULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

Take advantage of our discounts and exclusive specials on spa and surgical services. All offers are subject to time and available and may change without notice

50% off surgical consultations

now $50 (pre-paid) regularly $100

Botox Tuesdays

 $8 / unit

$500 off

any surgery over $3,000

$1,000 off

any surgery over $10,000

20% off

all in office purchases of Skin Medica!

 

Standard Pricing

Surgical consultation

$100

Fillers

Voluma ($800), Juvederm Ultra ($675), Vollure ($675), Vobella ($475)

VI chemical peel

(1) $350 each or pkg of (3) for $1000

Botox

$12 / unit

 

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Selecting Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon: What You Should Know

About 280,000 women in the U.S. had breast augmentation surgery last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), up 31 percent from the year 2000, making it the number one cosmetic surgery performed in the nation. That increase in popularity is due to lots of factors – advanced in techniques and materials, improved results, more competitive costs, faster recovery, and a decline in the “stigma” that was once attached to many cosmetic surgery procedures.   More good news for patients: Advances in techniques and technology mean today’s top breast augmentation surgeons are skilled in customizing the surgery to suit the specific needs of the individual patient, resulting in higher levels of patient satisfaction. In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) says surveys show that overall, women who have breast augmentation surgery are very satisfied with their results and experience higher levels of self-confidence and a greater satisfaction with their appearance.   Of course, to tap into those great results, you need to make sure the surgeon you select is up to the task. In fact, selecting the right surgeon for your procedure is one of the most critical steps you can take to ensure a superior outcome, and that means it’s very important to invest some time in researching doctors and reviewing their credentials.

Board Certified in Plastic Surgery


When it comes to choosing your surgeon, you should start your search by restricting your candidates to those who are Board Certified in plastic or cosmetic surgery. Why? Because nearly any general surgeon can perform breast augmentation if they choose. But that doesn’t mean they have the skills, expertise, experience or technical know-how to achieve great results or even mediocre results.   On the other hand, a surgeon who’s Board Certified in Plastic Surgery has far more extensive training in the specialty – years of extra training in fact. To be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the doctor must satisfy specific training requirements beyond those required for their medical license, and they need to commit to ongoing training to maintain their certification. In fact, according to the ABPS website, a surgeon who is ABPS certified “demonstrates a commitment to continuing education, assessment of knowledge, and practice improvement throughout the plastic surgeon’s career.” Board certification also requires extensive testing to evaluate and confirm the surgeon’s advanced level of knowledge in Plastic Surgery. Once a surgeon becomes Board Certified, the work doesn’t stop. They’re required to participate in ongoing continuing education activities that are designed to keep them up to speed on the latest techniques and other aspects of surgery that can help their patients get those amazing results they’re looking for. Participating in continuing education activities like classes, lectures and workshops on a regular basis means a Board Certified plastic surgeon is able to provide patients with techniques and approaches that are safer, simpler, more effective and more patient-centered. To maintain board certification, a surgeon cannot rest on their laurels and simply point to past achievements as proof of their skills and expertise. They must constantly be learning and evolving to ensure they offer the best-available options for each patient they treat. And, they need to be re-certified by the board on a regular basis.   Having a Board Certified plastic surgeon also ensures you’ll have your procedure performed by a surgeon who understands the potential risks and complications associated with your surgery so those issues can be minimized before, during and after your procedure. That means not only can you experience a greater degree of safety, but you can also relax and enjoy increased peace of mind as well. Board certification is very important, but it’s not all you should be looking for in your search for the ideal surgeon. During your research, you should also look for memberships in professional specialty societies, which confer their own rigorous standards. For instance, the ASPS requires its members to be certified by the ABPS and to complete a minimum of six years of surgical training after they complete medical school, with three of those years focusing on Plastic Surgery procedures. ASPS membership also requires ongoing continuing education, including education on patient safety topics, as well as adherence to a strict code of ethics.

Beyond Certification: Other Considerations


Once you’ve established the surgeon’s credentials, the next step is to schedule a consultation to meet with the surgeon and the support staff face to face and ask the important questions that can help ensure you select the best, most qualified surgeon for your procedure. Before your consultation visit, make a list of questions to ask the surgeon. You’ll want to know about the specific approach the surgeon recommends for your procedure and why they recommend that approach over other options. And you’ll want to ask all about what happens before and during your surgery, as well as during the hours, days, weeks and months of your recovery. The ASPS has a list of questions here that you can use to start your list, but be sure to address your own specific concerns as well. You should also ask to see before-and-after pictures of other breast augmentation patients to gauge the doctor’s skill level. Throughout the visit, pay attention to how the surgeon responds to your questions and the level of comfort and trust you feel speaking with the surgeon; you want to feel at ease discussing your concerns, and the doctor’s demeanor plays a big role in that process. You’ll also want to ask about how often you’ll see the doctor after your surgery and when to call the doctor – for instance, if you develop a fever or have issues with your incision sites. Most of the information regarding surgery and recovery will be provided to you again before your surgery, but getting an idea of what to expect can help you understand the process better right from the start, and it also gives you more opportunity to gauge the doctor’s bedside manner as well as their skills and general approach.

Take the Next Step: Schedule Your Consultation Today


Selecting the best surgeon for your breast augmentation procedure may sound like a lot of work, but considering you’ll be having a procedure that will have a bearing on your appearance and your self-confidence, it’s absolutely time well spent. You can do some of your research online, reading patient reviews, visiting practice websites and social media accounts, and even reviewing the surgeon’s credentials and educational background in many cases. Once you’ve narrowed down the prospects, make that phone call and schedule your consultation visit. As a top-ranked plastic surgeon in San Antonio, Dr. Michael Baumholtz is Board Certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and he’s also a member of both the ASPS and the ASAPS, as well as the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Bexar County Medical Society. Breast augmentation surgery offers lots of benefits for patients; the key is finding the best surgeon for your needs. To learn more about breast augmentation surgery and to learn about the options that can help you achieve your goals, call Baumholtz Plastic Surgery at 210-920-2390 or use our online contact form to request a personal consultation today.

What Does a Mommy Makeover San Antonio Style Consist Of

  Everything you need to know about getting a mommy makeover San Antonio style with Dr. Baumholtz. If you’re a mom, you know just how wildly your body can change while trying to get those bundles of energy to earth. You are told what to expect during those 9 months of...

Breast Augmentation as Part of Your Mommy Makeover  

Just like there is no one-size-fits all mom, there are no one-size-fits-all mommy makeovers. Nevertheless, one of the most popular mommy-makeover procedures our San Antonio board certified plastic surgeon performs each year are breast augmentations. And again, while...

Vectra 3D Imaging – The MOST Accurate Way to Choose a Breast Implant Size

Women who schedule a consultation for breast augmentation with San Antonio’s board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Baumholtz invariably come in with the same concern: “How do I know what breast implant size is right for me?” They know they want bigger, more...

Considering Breast Augmentation? Know Your Options

Considering Breast Augmentation? Know Your Options Curves are in! That’s the word from New York Fashion Week and Culture Map San Antonio, which featured a lineup of 2018 fashions making their debut on the catwalks earlier this season (you can get a sneak peak on their...

Special Offers

JULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

Take advantage of our discounts and exclusive specials on spa and surgical services. All offers are subject to time and available and may change without notice

50% off surgical consultations

now $50 (pre-paid) regularly $100

Botox Tuesdays

 $8 / unit

$500 off

any surgery over $3,000

$1,000 off

any surgery over $10,000

20% off

all in office purchases of Skin Medica!

 

Standard Pricing

Surgical consultation

$100

Fillers

Voluma ($800), Juvederm Ultra ($675), Vollure ($675), Vobella ($475)

VI chemical peel

(1) $350 each or pkg of (3) for $1000

Botox

$12 / unit

 

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