Mommy Makeover San Antonio Texas - Baumholtz Plastic Surgery

MOMMY MAKEOVER SAN ANTONIO TEXAS

CAN HELP YOU GET BACK TO YOUR PRE-BABY SHAPE?

Hello moms!
This section is written just for you. Childbirth is this AMAZING process which brings life into this world. What’s not so amazing – for some moms – is how they see themselves after the process in terms of how it changed their bodies.

What can you do to get back to that pre baby body? You may have heard of a Mommy Makeover surgery, but do you know what one is? Let Dr. Baumholtz answer any questions you may have and find a solution that is right for you.

Mommy Make-Over. Tummy Tuck/Breast LiftBest Plastic Surgeon! Dr. Baumholtz is highly regarded as an excellent surgeon among his peers in the medical community. Every expectation of my procedure was met and exceeded. After meeting different surgeons , I chose Dr. Baumholtz because he was the MOST... honest about managing my expectations, and of course because of the fact that he is a highly skilled board certified surgeon!Trust your surgeon - Thank you Dr. Baumholtz and staff !read more
Emma Cantu
Emma C.
17:14 08 Nov 21
Dr.B is amazing. He will answer any questions you have, he will not pressure you to make a decision your not ready to make. Going to Dr B was the best decision I made! My results are beyond what I ever imagined! Dr B has the best bedside manner! I was nervous about my breast augmentation but he put... me at ease and made me feel comfortable! I would recommend him to anyone! (Which I already have) Staff is also very professional and friendly! I love Dr B and his staff!read more
Lisa Rivera
Lisa R.
16:54 01 Oct 21
Such a caring and responsive staff! My procedure (breast aug.) was such a breeze with not a single hiccup. Appointments were able to be made in a timely manner. I love my results! I highly recommend them and Dr. B for any cosmetic procedures!
Katie Schrader
Katie S.
17:01 29 Sep 21
I had a phenomenal experience from start to finish with dr B and his staff. I was able to be seen relatively quickly and have my augmentation when it was convenient for me as far as saving PTO and money. They were understanding and flexible with appointment times both Pre op and post op. And not... to mention my end results are stunning. I am extremely pleased with the shape and feel of my chest now and highly recommend him to anyone seeking an augmentation.read more
Megan Cooperstein
Megan C.
19:39 22 Sep 21
Dr. B and his entire staff were amazing!I felt so comfortable from the day I met him and instantly knew that he was who I wanted to do my surgery. All my questions, before and after my surgery were always answered by him or a staff member even if it was at 11pm at night. He was very realistic and... informative about what would work for me and my body. I am beyond happy with my results, my breast augmentation is everything I could have ever asked for and more. I 100% recommend him to anyone thinking about getting plastic surgery!read more
Tyler Roby
Tyler R.
06:59 18 Sep 21
Since my initial consultation I have been impressed with Dr. Baumholtz and his staff. He is very honest with you about what to expect and is sure to answer all of your questions. Renee has been amazing with keeping in touch and ensuring my recovery was going smoothly. At 3 months post op I’m beyond... satisfied with my breast augmentation results. His work is truly amazing! (Breast augmentation with silicone implants)read more
Isabel P
Isabel P
23:09 17 Sep 21
If you’re thinking of getting plastic surgery, I promise you this is the right place to go to. The staff is very attentive and sweet, and Dr. Baumholtz is amazing! He is so nice and does beautiful work. I am so satisfied with my surgery (breast augmentation) they look so natural and the staff has... made sure to give me check ups post surgery every few months to make sure everything is good. All I can say is thank you.read more
Maria Remy
Maria R.
21:46 15 Sep 21
I love Dr B! He takes the time to walk you through each procedure and patiently answers any questions you may have. His attention to detail is second to none. Dr Baumholtz is also honest and doesn't try to over sell you on extra procedures.
Gurinsky's Fine Jewelers
Gurinsky's Fine J.
18:35 31 Aug 21
I am officially 3 months post op and I am extremely pleased with my results!! I’m 29 and a mom of 3 and have been wanting to get a breast augmentation for a while so when I found Dr. B online I read lots of amazing reviews and booked a consultation! I’m so glad I did and wish I would’ve started... with him since I had several consultations before him. His staff was immediately caring and kind and made me feel so comfortable! Dr B is super knowledgeable and answered all of my questions I was really impressed with his approach on sizing, helping you find the right size and making sure you know exactly what you want! This meant so much to me because I was extremely nervous at first and didn’t really know what to expect or what I was wanting until after that consultation! Dr. B made me feel super comfortable and I absolutely love my results! My body is more proportionate and my breasts look natural! He exceeded my expectations! I’m so grateful for his staff, Amanda and Renee are absolutely AMAZING! Even after post op they have been extremely helpful with any questions and their follow up is awesome! I had such an amazing experience and highly recommend Dr. B and his staff!! (Breast Augmentation/Silicone implants)read more
Leslie
Leslie
22:23 26 Aug 21
Great results and easy process. Happy with my procedure and constant reassurance they are there for any questions and concerns. I met with multiple surgeons before selecting Baumholtz and do not regret it!
Isabelle
Isabelle
19:53 26 Aug 21
I have had an amazing experience, the staff is super friendly and they make you feel at home and confident in trusting them. The Doctor is amazing, he will tell you the honest truth and you can trust his opinion, I don’t regret going through this process. They keep up with you and they are... available to answer any questions or concerns you might have!!! Amazing 🥰read more
Adriana Figueroa Roldan
Adriana Figueroa R.
19:58 06 Aug 21
Absolutely amazing!!!! The staff is so sweet and they really take care of their patients. I received a breast augmentation and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. The procedure gave me a boost of confidence that I didn’t even know I needed! I would 100% recommended Dr. B to anybody... who is thinking about any kind of plastic surgery!! I could not have had a better experience!read more
Tanisha Anderson
Tanisha A.
17:29 03 Aug 21
Highly recommend this doctor everything was smooth and easy. Dr.Baumholtz explains everything from before and after surgery wasn’t painful at all & the staff is so nice an welcoming. Renee is so sweet and very nice lady thank you for everything you do.
Claudia Rdz
Claudia R.
20:32 20 Jul 21
If only I could add more stars to this rating! I feel Dr. Baumholtz and his staff cared about me, my health & everything in between since our initial consultation all the way through post-op . He helped my husband and I set our expectations and you better believe Dr.B over-exceeded our... expectations! It was such an amazing, stress-free environment and we couldn't have ask for anything better! A special thanks to Dr. Baumholtz and Renee for the most professionalism in the business!! What a phenomenal experience and I strongly recommend to all.....A+ x 100!!read more
Debbie Day
Debbie D.
21:56 18 Mar 21
I’m very happy with how my breast came out ! Dr . B does wonderful work ! I’m in love with my breast ! Staffing is wonderful. The Lady’s there are the sweetest! I certainly do recommend 🤗 Do not hesitate to make an consultation. If I plan to get anything else done I do not plan changing... Dr’s. Dr. Baumholtz is where it’s at !read more
Casandra Bermea
Casandra B.
16:16 10 Feb 21
What an INVITING and WELCOMING experience! I was totally nervous but after meeting DEBRA, who by the way is the ONE WHO CORRESPONDS TO SOCIAL MEDIA QUESTIONS, I was COMPLETELY AT EASE!! What a DOWN to EARTH PERSONALITY! She displayed NOTHING BUT SMILES AND LAUGHTER THE ENTIRE VISIT making me feel... so CALM ANSWERING ALL MY QUESTIONS! MOST EXCITING is the fact that it's a Saturday and Dr. BAUMHOLTZ'S office was opened and I got to meet HIM!! HE WASN'T pushy in trying to make a buck; instead, was HONEST AND GAVE ME THE BEST ADVICE for my body type! WOW!! I If you're wanting TRUE CARE PROFESSIONALS? THIS IS THE PLACE TO HAVE YOUR PROCEDURES DONE!!!read more
Dela Jane Martinez
Dela Jane M.
03:57 07 Feb 21
I had a breast augmentation back in October of 2020. And let me tell you from my consult all the way to my post-op the staff here at Baumholtz Plastic Surgery was phenomenal. I am beyond happy with my results.
Gabby Gutierrez
Gabby G.
06:21 04 Feb 21
Dr. Baumholtz is awesome! I had consultations prior to my surgery but he definitely made me feel the most comfortable and gave me different options of what I could do in my case. He even has a 3d machine to show you what you could look like. He follows up and makes sure that you are happy with your... results- which I definitely am. 10000% recommend.read more
Angelica De Leon
Angelica De L.
18:16 03 Feb 21
I was very happy with my entire experience for my breast augmentation. From the consultation to the procedure and follow ups. Dr. Baumholtz and his staff are professional and very caring. I will be definitely returning for any future procedures.
Teresa DelCid
Teresa D.
19:29 20 Jan 21
The place is warm welcoming, everyone was extremely nice, greeted me every time with a smile and made me feel like family. Dr. B did an amazing job on my surgery and I can’t thank him enough ! I highly recommend this place .
Tameka Shepard
Tameka S.
21:20 15 Dec 20
If you are thinking about having a breast augmentation, this is the best Dr to see. After all my research I found Dr Baumholtz and I am so glad I did. His staff is extremely informative and very nice. The entire process has been pleasant because of their ability to personalize my experience.
Annette Ramirez
Annette R.
19:18 02 Dec 20
Dr. Baumholtz and staff have been amazing! They are very attentive and go out of their way to make sure that I am happy with my results. Additionally, their spa services have always been top notch. I’ve been to many other facilities that provide similar services and by far, this facility always... produces the best results. They take their time and I’ve never felt rushed. I have also never experienced a long wait period, while at the office; my appointments are always fulfilled at that time that they were scheduled for.read more
Angela Stubbs
Angela S.
21:12 10 Oct 20
My experience with Dr. B was amazing!!! The day of my surgery I got cold feet and decided to change the size of my breast!yes, while getting ready for surgery,I decided to change my mind!!! He was ready and the moment I told him I want a smaller size he did everything he could to get the right size... in and still have my surgery that day, he was very understanding and said, “I think I have that size in the office, I’ll call them and see if Ican get them in, don’t worry we will get you what you want! I was so happy and relieved he understood. 4 months later I’m so happy with my results! Going back for a noninvasive treatment, and I can’t wait to see the results!! Renee is also the best, she is so sweet and funny and made the experience even better!!read more
Javisela Rodriguez
Javisela R.
15:13 08 Oct 20
I had an amazing experience getting my breast augmentation done in May from Dr. Baumholtz. I never saw myself getting this procedure before, but after several children it was greatly needed. I was really impressed with the 3D imaging to help understand the different sizes of implants and how they... should look with your body type. I had an amazing recovery and get several other treatments done here now, including botox and laser hair removal through him and his other staff. Everybody is so great and caring. I have already recommended him to several other friends who are hoping to get procedures done in the near future. Thank you Dr. B, Renee and all of the staff!read more
Elizabeth Hilleren
Elizabeth H.
19:53 30 Sep 20
I did a procedure with Dr. Baumholtz, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I am so happy to have found him. I had several consultations with different doctors around SA and Dr Baumholtz was the Only doctor that did a 3D image of the desired procedure I was wanting. During the consultation he... provided me virtual images and spent plenty of time with me answering all my questions! In addition all his staff is super friendly and welcoming.read more
Victoria Rdz Zambrano
Victoria Rdz Z.
19:37 03 Aug 20
Very honest and doesn't try to upsell, if he thinks something won't look good...he will tell you. Concentrates on quality care rather than quantity procedures.
Bill Burris
Bill B.
21:47 15 Jul 20
Dr. Baumholtz and his entire staff are incredible! They are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I felt my desires were heard and my expectations were exceeded. So grateful I chose Dr. B. for my breast augmentation.
Mallory Shaw
Mallory S.
21:00 01 Jul 20
Dr. Baumholtz and his team are incredible. I recently had a breast augmentation with them and could not be happier with my results. He listened intently to my wants and needs and provided me with tons of information and absolutely gorgeous results!Renee was also wonderful every step of the way... helping me to schedule appointments, answer questions, and guide me through the process. I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. B and his staff.read more
Corbyn Sprayberry
Corbyn S.
01:13 19 Jun 20
I can't say enough wonderful things about the staff and quality of work I've had done here at this office. Celeste has become my FAVORITE person ever! She is so professional and truly knows what she is doing. She does my Botox and makes sure that everything is done to perfection! Priscilla was... the esthetician and was so knowledgable and very friendly. I loved the treatment she performed. I know I will never go any where else!read more
Erica Christman
Erica C.
19:59 29 Jan 20
I called on a Friday evening after noticing that one of my implants had possibly ruptured. I was scared and didn't know what to do. After leaving a message that night, I received a phone call the very next morning from the office manager who listened to all my concerns which made me feel better... immediately. They were able to fit me in first thing Monday morning. When I saw Dr. Baumholtz, he told me that I had a capsular contracture (nothing threatening), but given my medical history and older age he required me to have clearance from my primary care physician along with a few other tests. I was able to obtain clearance that afternoon, and my surgery was scheduled and performed on Wednesday morning (the day before Thanksgiving).Dr. Baumholtz and his staff were extremely caring and professional! Talk about turning a scary situation into a worthwhile outcome! I would highly recommend him for any cosmetic needs!read more
Raquel White
Raquel W.
04:06 21 Jan 20
I have been very pleased with the work Dr. Baumholtz did for me, he is very professional & makes you feel very comfortable. If you have any questions or problems during none office hours he readily answers your emails. His staff is also very friendly & profession as well. I would recommend Dr... Baumholtz to friends & family who might be wanting or needing any of his services.read more
Olivia Hayden
Olivia H.
01:01 12 Dec 19
Celeste has my thumbs up in helping me get rid of my old wrinkles around my eyes and forehead with her Botox expertise! She listens, is caring, knowledgeable and is very attentive to my concerns. The results have been wonderful! Thank you Celeste!
Nina Hoyle
Nina H.
05:06 03 Dec 19
Love the staff!!! Got my breast done the other day and I love them already! Definitely the best in San Antonio!!! Highly recommend Dr. B!
Ray Riojas
Ray R.
20:24 14 Nov 19
I underwent breast augmentation and the experience and results were outstanding. I felt that I was taking care of in regards of my procedure from start to finish with both the operation and care I received afterwords. I was also not sure on what size I should get but the doctor recommended me 3... different options that were proportionate to my body after going from not knowing which size to choose at all from having a good selection I made my choice and am very happy with the result. I highly recommend Dr B.read more
Victoria Davila
Victoria D.
03:28 14 Nov 19
Fantastic surgeon and staff. Very honest and provides excellent feedback to any questions or concerns you may have. Loved my experience here.
Lucy Cole
Lucy C.
21:02 04 Nov 19
Dr. Baumholtz and his team are the best! Although I am still recovering from my breast augmentation, I am already very pleased with my results. From the moment I talked to Dr. Baumholtz in my consultation I knew I was in good hands. He does everything to make sure that you are comfortable and... knowledgeable during every step of the way. I appreciate the communication and attentiveness that the entire staff delivers each visit and beyond. Dr. B has made me feel secure, comfortable and happy throughout my journey so far. Thank you so much!read more
Mikaila Lynne
Mikaila L.
15:24 29 Oct 19
Dr.B and his staff have been amazing to work with! Dr. B has great bedside manner and really takes care of his patients. I recently had surgery for breast augmentation and I love my results. Dr. B was able to provide me with a preview of what my results would be using the 3D vectra machine and it... totally made it easier for me to decide to move forward with the surgery. I highly recommend Dr.B for your surgical needs!read more
Anissa Olivares
Anissa O.
19:01 21 Oct 19
I met with three other plastic surgeons before discovering Dr. Baumholtz. During my initial consultation, Dr. B thoroughly educated me about the breast augmentation process and answered all my questions. The whole Baumholtz Plastic Surgery staff has been so kind and helpful in walking me through... the process of my breast augmentation. I love my results and I highly recommend Baumholtz Plastic Surgery.read more
Rebekah Meeks
Rebekah M.
08:39 18 Oct 19
Dr. Baumhotlz did my breast augmentation surgery a few months ago and my experience was the best! He made me feel so comfortable and really helped explain what to expect from the surgery and following months recovery. He is so knowledgeable and honest and will make sure you’re taken care of. He is... easily accessible with any questions or concerns that might come up. His office and staff were also amazing, they’re all very professional and friendly! I highly recommend Dr. Baumholtz! (I loved my experience so much that I’ve referred several friends!)read more
Valerie Reagan
Valerie R.
14:54 15 Oct 19

WHAT IS A MOMMY MAKEOVER SURGERY?

Stop beating yourself up chasing some overly unrealistic goals that movies and TV have set for you. I fully realize that some of you may want so help taking a step closer to that pre-pregnancy body you had. The mechanics of pregnancy are unfortunately stacked against you. The changes that happen after pregnancy typically involve a few key items that no amount of time at the gym or dietary changes will improve.
Skin – when stretched to its limit will lose its ability to snap back. Sometimes – the skin will even tear (you know that as stretch marks). That loss of elasticity results in skin that sags – typically at the breasts, arms, belly, and thighs.

6-pack muscles separate (rectus abdominis muscles) will literally move apart from one another giving an area of weakness. That weakness is often called a diastasis recti (separation of the rectus muscles). Sadly – no amount of planks, crunches, hot yoga, or kale salads will improve that situation. And to be clear – there is NOTHING that you can rub onto your skin that will cause it to snap back. I see so many patients come to the office after they were convinced to spend hard earned money on creams and salves in the hopes that they could avoid surgery. It’s hope in a bottle and it’s often expensive. Don’t fall for it.

Is it time for you to consider a Mommy Makeover?

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of MOMMY MAKEOVER


Who
Although this page is primarily focused on women who have had children, many of the surgeries described below would be applicable to anyone who has gained and then lost a significant amount of weight.

What
A Mommy makeover surgery can be anything a mom who desires surgery wants it to be. Typically though Mommy makeovers refer to a breast procedure, a belly procedure, and often liposuction. Mommy makeovers can also include procedures for the arms, thighs, back, and vaginal areas as well. Stay tuned and let’s address each of these areas. What follows isn’t comprehensive (couldn’t be) but it’s a good overview of the most commonly requested procedures that I do with some details about the AVERAGE expectations in terms of recovery, time off work, return to the gym, etc. If you’re combining procedures – use the LONGEST recovery times to gauge what you’ll need. Certainly some people heal faster than others. Some of that is genetics, but it’s also diet, exercise, and pre-surgical health. If you’re overweight with diabetes that isn’t well controlled – you’ll find the road’s rougher than if you were closer to your goal weight with your HGB A1C well managed. Remember what I said in the “when” section – this is all about your safety!! One last bit of advice – when you come for your consultation – wear comfortable clothing. Part of my job will be to examine you naked. We will need to take pictures and measurements. Those pictures are critical to the process because I will often use your pictures not just to document your program but to show you where scars will be placed, what tissues need to be addressed, etc.

When
Typical mommy makeover procedures CAN begin about 3-6 months after breastfeeding stops (sometimes it might be longer). I want to make sure the plan we make together is based on your body in a steady state. In other words, your body weight is stable (and as close to your goal weight as possible), your breasts have returned to their pre-pregnancy size, and you’ve regained your physical strength to get through the postoperative regimen we will put you through! Most of the time – I’ll let you decide what date(s) are best for you. Sometimes – if you are medically not ready and there are things you can do to be a better, safer surgical candidate – I’ll ask you to do them before we consider surgery. Remember – your SAFETY is my NUMBER ONE CONCERN. That’s not something I just say – the entire office lives that philosophy. We turn down a lot of people who I feel just won’t do well at surgery and who don’t want to put the work in to be better surgical candidates.

Where
Almost without exception – these are real surgeries and I choose to do them in real operating rooms (typically hospitals or surgery centers that certify to hospital level safety standards). Surgery involves risk. No matter how small that risk may be – I want to put as many safety nets underneath you as possible. That’s why we operate with a board certified anesthesiologist and a team of professionals that I work with day in and day out.

Why
Simple. You want to. You look in the mirror and there’s something that you don’t like. You have reasonable expectations. You have a positive outlook. You’re medically fit for surgery and you want to. That’s it. Plain and simple. You do these things for yourself.

The Typical Procedures


Mommy Makeover Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation is a relatively short surgical procedure where a saline or silicone implant is used to enlarge (“augment”) the size of your breast.

THE IMPLANTS: If you’re under 23 years old, you’ll have to have a saline implant for cosmetic / aesthetic purposes – but anyone 23 years and up can choose to have either saline or silicone. While it’s often a personal decision which implant to have – we believe both are good choices as long as you understand some important differences. A saline implant comes from the factory empty and it is filled with sterile saline once it’s placed in the body. A silicone implant comes pre-filled which means there isn’t a chance to adjust the final volume which can sometimes make symmetry harder to achieve. All implants show some degree of rippling – silicone implants ripple less. There are currently some concerns about textured breast implants and a rare form of cancer. At Baumholtz Plastic Surgery, I use smooth implants exclusively.

THE PROCEDURE: Typically implants can be placed either under the breast tissue or under the muscle. I will often recommend placing the implant under the muscle as a way to decrease (not eliminate) the risk of capsular contracture. In terms of the incisions – I will typically recommend using the fold under the breast as the entry point because I believe it gives me the most direct way to place the implant and the most control over the inframammary fold. I also believe it’s a way to conserve scar because if a person needs some form of a revision years later – that incision can be used over and over again.

THE RECOVERY: Typically 2 weeks to heal the incisions and 6 weeks total until you are cleared to slowly return to full activity. We ask that you wait for bra and bathing suit shopping for the full 6 weeks. Even then – it may take longer for the implant to reach its final position.

THE BAUMHOLTZ-ISMS: I use this to mean things I tell patients based on either my personal beliefs or just based on doing this work for many years. To begin – there is no industry standardization on bra cup sizes. A “C” cup in one store won’t be the same as a “C” cup in another. The operation will make your breast bigger and 6 weeks after surgery – you go to your favorite store and get measured. That will be the new you! I can’t make any promise or prediction for cup size. CC’s – cc’s is probably the most confusing and argued over item in all of my breast implant consultations. The reason is that most of social media and the web’s presentation of implants has only to do with CC’s. In truth the cc’s of an implant (i.e it’s volume) is a then end result of the following equation: base width (how wide your breast is) x projection (how far the breast implant sticks out from the body) = volume (expressed in cc’s). A 400cc implant can be narrow and tall or short and flat. I base my analysis on visual appearance. We are a visual society. How something looks is far more important to me than how many cc’s it takes to get that look.

Breast Lift

If your nipples are “looking” down – chances are it’s time to talk about a breast lift. Yes you will likely hear that just using a bigger implant can SOMETIMES remove the need for a lift but in my experience – bigger implants just lead to bigger, saggier breasts and unhappy patients. Assuming you’re at peace with the need for a lift – let’s discuss it.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A LIFT: If your nipple is below the fold of your breast – you will likely need a lift.

THE PROCEDURE: For most women, this is a 2-3 hour outpatient surgery. Scars are placed around the areola, down the front of the breast, and underneath the breast. You are trading scars for contour and nipple position. The same scar pattern can be used for a lift alone or a lift with an implant.

THE RECOVERY: Typically 2 weeks to heal the incisions and 6 weeks total until you are cleared to slowly return to full activity. We ask that you wait for bra and bathing suit shopping for the full 6 weeks.

Breast Lift With Implant
For women who have lost both volume and nipple position – typically following massive weight loss or childbirth – I can perform a breast lift with an implant. The operation typically takes 2-3 hours. You go home the same day and the healing / recovery time is about 6 weeks until return to full activity. Typically – if you work at a desk you can be back at work in about a week. Historically this operation was done in two stages but now it is typically done as a single procedure. There is a balancing act however between the lift and the size of the implant in terms of the blood supply to the nipple. This balancing act requires that we select reasonably sized implants when doing a lift at the same time. We don’t want to stress out the nipples with an implant that’s just too big.

Medial Thigh Lift

Excess skin of the inner thighs is one of the most common issues facing women and it can be a challenging one to address. Reasonable expectations are the key to happy patients when working with the thighs. The skin, how it attaches to the underlying structures, the presence or absence of cellulite – all contribute to how this area looks and how it will respond to surgery. Surgical options can include: liposuction alone or in combination with an excision of skin. Typically, I will suggest a staged approach where liposuction is done at the first stage to debunk the leg and make the tissues less heavy and then 3 months later – return for skin excision and tightening.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a technique of removing fat from under the skin with small metal cannulas. It is the gold standard against which all non-invasive fat reducing technologies are measured. Liposuction can help someone achieve some really impressive results but it is often used as an adjunct or complementary procedure to a surgical procedure. When used alone, liposuction does indeed reduce the fat layer but it can produce the effect of excess skin. In truth, the skin was always there – but now that the “air” has been let out of the “balloon” the skin will sag. It’s a rough analogy but you get my point? In terms of the recovery – even though small incisions are used, you are likely going to feel pretty sore. Typically, I ask you to wear a compression garment for 6 weeks. Sometimes, I will use a drain after liposuction and we will wait to start the compression until the drain is out. The final result of liposuction isn’t seen for 3 months but you are welcome to return to full activity when you feel up to it. Just know that the sooner you return to activity – the longer the swelling may last.

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty aka the tummy tuck. If you’ve had a child (or more than one) and you don’t need a tummy tuck – consider yourself very very lucky. Typically the process of childbirth (and / or significant weight loss) brings on the three horsemen (horsewomen?) of the tummy tuck = excess skin, excess fat, and muscle weakness or separation. Most women will have a combination of all three of these issues. In order to balance expectations, we need to develop a surgical plan to address whichever of these issues is at play. In its most basic form a tummy tuck is a combination of liposuction, skin removal, and muscle tightening. The surgery typically takes 2-3 hours and you typically go home the same day. I do use drains which will stay for about 2-3 weeks. Once the drains are out – you will go into a compressive garment for 6 weeks. While I want you to walk the night of surgery – you can’t lift, push, or pull more than 10-15lbs for 3 months during your recovery. After 3 months – you can gradually return to full activity. Just know that if you call me a year after your tummy tuck from the yoga studio and tell me that downward dog still feels tight – my response will be “exactly!!”

Fleur-De-Lis Abdominoplasty

Aka FDL tummy tuck is a tummy tuck with an additional vertical scar to remove excess skin. Here I have to define some terms. Vertical excess of skin is the skin that hangs over your belt buckle. Horizontal excess of skin is the skin that hangs over the sides of your pants. A typically tummy tuck does a great job of managing the vertical excess but not such a great job of managing the horizontal excess. If you have both significant horizontal and vertical excess – I may likely recommend this form of abdominoplasty. The surgery is slightly longer than a typically tummy tuck but the healing and recovery are all the same.

Body Lift

The body lift is a tummy tuck that goes all the way around the body. Much like a belt comes around your body, this procedure removes a “belt” of skin from your belly, waist, and low back. It addresses the vertical excess in the front, saddle bags, and a sagging backside – all in one operation. Occasionally, where there is significant excess skin, a vertical scar is also added to address that issue. This procedure takes about 5-6 hours and I do have you spend at least one night in the hospital. It’s mostly for your comfort and safety. Following discharge your recovery is very similar to the procedures described above. 2-3 weeks for the drains. 6 weeks for the garment and 3 months to get back to working out. Just like the above procedures – I will ask you to walk the night of surgery. This operation can be transformational for people struggling with significant weight loss and excess skin.

Labiaplasty

For some women, the visual appearance of their labia – either the labia minora or the labia majora – is problematic. In those cases there are procedures which can address these concerns. A typical scenario would be a women who is self conscious about the size or asymmetry of the labia minora following childbirth. In this scenario, an office procedure can be considered to balance the size (not amputate) but balance the size of these structures. Women with excess skin of the clitoral hood may have difficulty with sexual satisfaction and in those cases a clitoral hood reduction can be considered. Finally – if the labia majora are consider either too empty or too full – surgical solutions can be considered with either fat grafting for the former or excision for the latter. Typically these procedures are not all done at the same time but rather staged to achieve desired look.

Brachioplasty

Aka arm reduction. Age, childbirth, and weight loss can all contribute to loose, saggy skin between the armpit and the elbow. A common surgical solution involves a combination of liposuction and surgical excision of the excess skin. Surgery takes about 2 hours and you are home the same day. Typically the incisions heal in about 2-3 weeks with return to full activity in about 6 weeks. Based on the type of work you do – you may be able to return after 1-2 weeks.

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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