Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body. Thankfully, women are proving they can still look and feel young through a transformation known as a mommy makeover. Plano, TX plastic surgeons, Dr. Natan Yaker and Board Eligible Dr. Jaime Haidenberg, offer the mommy makeover surgery for moms who desire a tighter, slimmer figure. These women often find it challenging to get their pre-pregnancy body back with diet and exercise alone. This surgery combines multiple fat removal, skin lifting and tightening techniques that essentially "corrects" the physical effects of childbearing. Dr. Yaker and Dr. Haidenberg tailor the surgical plan for each patient, which commonly involves the breasts and the abdomen.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"Highly recommend Dr Yaker! He did my mommy makeover years ago and recently did my neck lift. When choosing a surgeon, experience is key! Keeping me looking as young as I feel is so important to me. Misty Shedd, RN has done my Botox and Fillers for years! Congrats Misty for your achievement as a top injector for Allergan!!??"- C.N. / Google / Mar 16, 2018
"Now I can wear that bikini I longed for after 19 years! - I am so happy with my mommy makeover. Dr. Haidenberg is not only a great doctor but he truly cares with his patients. I had a great experience & I am so grateful! My boobs look amazing and now I can wear that bikini I longed for after 19 years! I’m so happy with my results ! Thank you Dr. Haidenberg for making me look sexy again :)"- E. / RealSelf / Feb 11, 2020
"I am so happy with my mommy makeover. Dr. Haidenberg is not only a great doctor but he truly cares with his patients. I had a great experience & I am so grateful! My boobs look amazing and now I can wear that bikini I longed for after 19 years! I’m so happy with my results ! Thank you Dr. Haidenberg for making me look sexy again :)"- E. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2020
"If you are shopping doctors, your search is over. I chose Dr. Yaker based on reviews, the samples of his work and his years of experience. I am almost two weeks post-surgery and really cannot say enough about him and his office. My BMI was 34, so clinically obese. Never one time did any doctor or nurse ever make me feel ashamed of my middle-aged body. Everyone was always encouraging and supportive, even trying to help me realize the curves and beauty of my pre-surgery body that has gifted me with two beautiful daughters. I got so much personal attention pre-surgery, including personal calls from the nurse and the anesthesiologist to explain the entire process and answer all my questions and concerns. Day of surgery was smooth and went exactly as explained. Dr. Yaker did a wonderful job with part 1 of my Mommy Makeover, which included a tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation, and lipo of my inner thighs and knees. (Part 2 is still to come, which is lipo of flanks and hips.) My baby flab that just hung over my C-section scar is now gone and my stomach is flat! Dr. Yaker tightened my abdomen muscles which had separated during pregnancy and my breasts no longer look deflated from nursing. Even with the body swelling and stitches, I already feel more confident and beautiful. Aftercare has been very attentive and there is always someone available on-call. This is a gift I gave myself and I regret nothing! For those who have questions about the cost, a Mommy Makeover can be pricey because of the amount of work being done, but I felt the individual pricing of each separate procedure was very reasonable and fair. If you need help with financing, they have options. (Personally, I think Care Credit rates are ridiculous. If you have good credit, you should be able to get a much better rate on a simple personal loan at a credit union.) You deserve it! You wouldn't hesitate to finance a car for four years, then eventually have to finance another one, then another one. You are worth more than a car and the results are for the rest of your life! Go you!"- G.R. / Google / May 21, 2021
"Wonderful mommy makeover on curvy woman - extremely pleased - Had a wonderful experience with Dr. Yaker, very grateful that he was my doctor. I had my procedure in December 2021. As a curvy woman, I felt he did a wonderful job on my mommy make over, I'm extremely pleased with the results. From the first consultation, through out the procedure and follow up visits, he made me feel safe and listened to. His whole staff was so lovely, professional and patient. Thank you again!!"- W. / RealSelf / Apr 09, 2022
The mommy makeover procedure is uniquely tailored to each patient depending on what body part they want to improve. In most cases, the breasts and tummy are addressed together (though not always). The conditions addressed during surgery and the surgical technique used will vary.
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Loss of volume and/or breast tissue, sagging and/or drooping, excess skin (ptosis), breasts that have become too large
- Surgeries to consider: Breast augmentation with implants, breast lift, breast augmentation with a lift, breast reduction surgery
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Excess fat and/or persistent bulge in the abdomen, sagging and loose skin, stretch marks and other unsightly skin irregularities
- Surgeries to consider: Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction of the abdomen
- Conditions caused by pregnancy: Sagging skin and excess fat in the buttocks, hips and thighs
- Surgeries to consider: Lower body lift including liposuction and skin tightening of the buttocks, hips and thighs
All mommy makeovers are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. Depending on how many techniques are combined, the surgery could last multiple hours. It is common for patients to have a short hospital stay with this surgery. Most women will require a full month to recover, but many will be able to return to work within 2 weeks. The results will reveal themselves in multiple stages as the breast implants settle into their natural placement and the incisions begin to heal. It generally takes a full year for all of the changes to make their final appearance.
Due to everyone having different surgery needs, pricing is individualized based on the patient. Please call our office to set up a consultation to go over pricing and options.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Mommy Makeover FAQ's
Is it Safe?
There are always risks to consider when contemplating surgery. When procedures are combined, those risks can increase. Therefore, it is important to find an experienced cosmetic surgeon who is skilled in performing multiple procedures in one setting. Ultimately, a combination procedure can have numerous benefits, including only having to undergo surgery once — which means only one recovery and one fee.
What if I get Pregnant?
In a perfect world, women would wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur.
What About Stretch Marks?
If stretch marks exist on an area of the body (i.e. breast, tummy, etc.) that is going to be lifted and tightened, they may be removed when the excess skin is trimmed away. For any stretch marks left behind, as well as any other skin irregularities that may exist, there are skin-rejuvenating techniques that can help fade and remove these imperfections.
Will I Have Scars?
Scarring will occur with almost any cosmetic procedure. However, every effort is made to place and close the incisions carefully so that scarring is minimized. Scarring eventually fades into faint lines and can be concealed by undergarments and bathing suits. Most patients feel that the physical results following a mommy makeover far outweigh the scarring left behind.