Mommy Makeover Fort Worth

A mommy makeover in Fort Worth is a personalized combination of procedures that are designed to reverse changes to your body caused by pregnancy. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Emily J. Kirby can perform any of the following breast and body contouring procedures as part of mommy makeover surgery in Fort Worth:

Body procedures included in mommy makeover surgery

Your abdomen grows as your baby grows during pregnancy, which results in the weakening and separation of your abdominal muscles. Stretching of the abdominal skin may cause its collagen fibers to break, which results in “stretch marks.” A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and soft tissues in order to help restore your pre-pregnancy figure. Also, localized fat deposits may persist after pregnancy. Liposuction can be performed to slim and reshape the body.

Breast procedures included in mommy makeover surgery

Whether you breastfed your children or not, pregnancy can cause dramatic changes to your breasts. Many women are left with stretched, saggy breasts after pregnancy, and long for the larger breasts they enjoyed during pregnancy. A breast augmentation, breast lift, or a combination of the two can help restore your youthful, perky look.


Will my breast implants look natural if I gain or lose weight?

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As many of us have noticed, gaining and losing weight is often noticed first in the breasts. Gaining or losing as little as five to ten pounds can change the appearance of the breasts dramatically. Significant amounts of weight loss change the skin and soft tissues often changing the appearance noticeably. Many women in these situations desire surgery once they reach their goal weight. It is best to be within five to ten pounds of your goal weight for at least three months before undergoing surgery.

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Mommy makeover FAQs

Who is a good candidate for mommy makeover surgery?

Mommy makeover surgery is a highly individualized procedure. You may be a candidate for mommy makeover surgery if:

  • You are in good medical health but find your body has been impacted by childbirth
  • You are at your ideal body weight
  • You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
  • You are finished with childbearing

What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?

  • Combined surgical procedures: combining surgical procedures into a single surgical session also has the benefit of giving you one consolidated recovery period.
  • Tighten abdominal muscles: diastasis recti, or stretched and separated abdominal muscles, are common after pregnancy. The tummy tuck included as part of a mommy makeover repairs abdominal muscles.
  • Boosted confidence: having children is a life-changing experience, and comes with physical and emotional changes. Mommy makeovers can restore a new mother’s figure, improving self-image and self-confidence.

What kind of anesthesia will I have for a mommy makeover surgery?

Most mommy makeover plastic surgery procedures are performed under general anesthesia for optimal comfort. This means you will be asleep for the entire surgery.

How long will mommy makeover surgery last?

Depending on your personalized mommy makeover procedure, the length of surgery will vary. Dr. Kirby will discuss the estimated length of your surgery with you.

What are the risks of mommy makeover surgery?

The decision to have surgery is personal and you will have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. Dr. Kirby will thoroughly explain the risks associated with mommy makeover surgery to you. Risks will vary, depending on your personalized combination of procedures. Some general risks include (but are not limited to): unfavorable scarring, bleeding, infection, wound healing problems, anesthesia risks, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, possibility of revision surgery, and unsatisfactory results.

“Dr. Kirby did my tummy tuck and breast augmentation. AMAZING! She is very approachable and the consultation was great.”

—Anonymous

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How do I prepare for mommy makeover surgery?

In preparation for your mommy makeover surgery, you will need to spend time thinking about some important topics.

  • Do you plan to become pregnant again in the future? If so, you will want to wait to have a tummy tuck until you are finished having children. Muscles that are tightened during a tummy tuck will be re-stretched during later pregnancies.
  • Are you at a stable goal weight? If you plan to continue losing weight, it is best to do so with diet and exercise before having surgery. You will have better results if you are at your goal weight prior to surgery.
  • Are you still breastfeeding? If so, you should wait until after nursing to have any breast surgery. The risk of bleeding and infection is increased in actively breastfeeding women.

Prior to any procedure, it is necessary to review the medications you are taking that may affect your surgery. You may be asked to stop or adjust some medications you are on. As always, it is important to include supplements on your list of medications. Aspirin and aspirin products (Alka-Seltzer®, Carisoprodol, Excedrin®, Goody’s®, Midol®), anti-inflammatory medications (except acetaminophen, or Tylenol®), and herbal supplements must be avoided for 10 days prior to your surgery. Learn more about which medications and supplements to avoid. Dr. Kirby will discuss your medications with you.


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“The staff was great and welcomed me warmly. Dr. Kirby never rushed to get to the next person, but rather answered all of my questions in detail. She’s very knowledgeable and certainly seems to know about the latest techniques – what works, what doesn’t and what was best for me and my body. Thank you Dr. Kirby!!”*

—LC

Depending on your medical condition, you may be asked to get lab testing or a medical checkup prior to your surgery. You may also be asked to have an updated mammogram prior to your surgery if you have not had one recently. Tobacco products impair your body’s ability to heal. You will be asked to stop smoking for 6 weeks prior to any surgery. Tobacco step-down products such as chewing gum and Nicoderm® continue to provide your body with tobacco and must be stopped as well. Please ask Dr. Kirby if you will need assistance with quitting.

Be sure to arrange for a responsible adult to drive you to and from your surgery. You will need someone to stay with you the night following your surgery as well. You will receive specific instructions for your surgery day from Dr. Kirby’s office.

Will I need another surgery if I have kids after breast augmentation?

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Pregnancy and breastfeeding are amazing biological feats and there are significant hormone changes during this time the hormones during pregnancy. The growth of the breasts during pregnancy, the different hormones that begin when breast milk is made, and the rapid changes that happen after childbirth all contribute to changing the breast. This does not mean that a woman will have to have another surgery after breastfeeding. It does mean that the breasts will likely look and or feel different many women’s breasts weather the storm without much change. Others are affected greatly. You will know how you feel about your breasts after having children and if you remain pleased with them or if you would like a change.

What is my recovery from mommy makeover surgery like?

Your recovery from mommy makeover surgery depends on your personalized mommy makeover plan. Some basic precautions and instructions include:

  • Arrange for someone to help you get around the house and help you with your medication for at least the first 24 hours after your makeover. You may need pain medication and anti-nausea medication.
  • Try sleeping on several pillows on your back and keep your legs slightly bent at the hips to reduce tension on your abdominal incision, reduce pain, and result in a thinner scar.
  • Avoid heavy lifting, contact sports, and jogging for up to six weeks.
  • Call Dr. Kirby immediately if you notice an increase in swelling, pain, redness, drainage, bleeding in the surgical area, or if you develop fever, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting. Other red flags include shortness of breath, chest pains, and unusual heartbeat.

Dr. Kirby may ask you to wear a surgical bra after breast surgery. This will help minimize swelling. Most swelling should improve within a few weeks, although some swelling may last for up to four months after breast reduction surgery. You will need to wear an abdominal binder after your tummy tuck surgery. You can shower after all of the dressings are removed. This usually occurs within 72 hours of your mommy makeover. After showering, pat your incisions dry and replace your abdominal binder. Swelling should improve within five weeks, and the results are apparent within three months. Massage techniques will be discussed by Dr. Kirby when the timing is appropriate.

What results should I expect after a mommy makeover?

The final results of a mommy makeover surgery may not be apparent for several months after surgery. Over time, the implants will settle and the scar lines will improve, although they’ll never disappear completely. Following Dr. Kirby’s instructions is key to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing.

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