Mommy Makeover

In Houston

Experience Natural-looking Results That Appear Seamless & Beautiful With A Mommy Makeover From Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Cara Downey.



What Is A Mommy Makeover?

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A mommy makeover refers to a set of procedures performed in order to counteract the effects of childbearing. The most common procedures performed as part of a Mommy Makeover include a breast lift with or without implants, tummy tuck, and liposuction. The breasts and abdomen are the two areas that women struggle with most following childbirth and breastfeeding. Each and every procedure is customized to the patient’s individual needs and liking. At Heights Plastic Surgery, in Houston, Dr. Downey prides herself on providing one-of-a-kind procedures to help her patients feel good on the inside and out. Contact our office today to request a consultation and get started.

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What Makes Me a good candidate?

Good candidates for a mommy makeover may be women who have had children and have reached their weight loss goal; significant weight fluctuation may negatively impact the patient’s results.

  • You should be done having children, as future pregnancies could also negatively impact results, especially results from a tummy tuck.
  • You should be in good overall health and not have any illnesses that could negatively affect your ability to heal following surgery.
  • Please inform the doctor if you smoke or take medications. You should also have realistic expectations that you can articulate to the doctor.

Since a mommy makeover procedure is a custom set of procedures designed for the woman in mind, no two procedures will be exactly alike. That is the wonderful part of this surgery; individualized results for individualized requests. Ultimately, Dr. Downey will help each patient determine if they would benefit from a mommy makeover and help them choose the procedures that would be best for them. Request a consultation today.

During Your Mommy Makeover

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A mommy makeover is usually performed on an outpatient basis, so you will be able to return home the same day as surgery. However, you will receive general anesthesia during the procedure for enhanced patient comfort, which means that you will need to make arrangements for another adult to pick you up and drive you home from surgery. In most cases, all of the procedures can be performed on the same day.

Dr. Downey will begin by marking on the body where the incisions will go and thoroughly explaining her methodology. Then, the patient will be taken to the surgery room, where they will receive anesthesia. They will be asleep throughout the procedure.

When the patient wakes up from the surgery, they will already have received sutures, bandages, compression garments, and drainage tubes as necessary. They will be provided with further instructions on how to care for, change, and remove their post-operative garments as necessary. Finally, they will be monitored in a recovery room by our caring and knowledgeable staff until the patient is released.

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“I have absolutely fallen in love with Heights Plastic Surgery and Essex MedSpa! Dr Downey is an amazing surgeon with the best patient coordinator, Jordan. And Dre has helped me through my hair restoration and is so thoughtful and really explains all things injections and why to consider. I HIGHLY recommend them for anything you may be considering!!"

- Krysty Kling

"Dr. Downey did my abdominoplasty and I could not be more satisfied! I am only a few days post-op, however, I will have access to Dr. Downey for the next 6 months at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE, which is relieving (i.e. office visit fee). She follows her patients' recovery demonstrating that she truly cares about her patients and how they are handling the surgery and healing."

- Brittany Thomas

“Everyone has been super nice and helpful. Dr Downey made sure I was comfortable and spoke w me about the procedure, her recommendations and all the particulars of the surgery. Melissa is so great as well - she always answered my questions and made sure I left question and worry free.”

- Jennifer Herod-Sullivan



Dr Cara Downey

Dr. Cara Downey is a proud native of Houston. She attained her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Natural Science. As a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Dr. Downey returned to Houston to complete her medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Downey extended her stay at the Baylor College of Medicine in order to complete an integrated residency in plastic surgery.

During her six years of rigorous training, Dr. Downey specialized in breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast surgery, and cosmetic surgery. She focused on areas of ‘DIEP’ reconstruction for breast cancer and the restoration of the female figure after childbearing. As a passionate educator, Dr. Downey serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery (Plastic Surgery Division). She has written multiple book chapters and articles in highly-respected peer-reviewed journals.

Heights Plastic Surgery’s office in Houston offers the latest medical equipment, highlighted by a luxurious decor that allow for comfortable and bespoke consultations. Our highly-skilled staff is here to oversee the utmost care of our clients.

Schedule your consultation to see how exceptional, customized care can help you look and feel your best.

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