Mommy Makeover in Houston.

Becoming the "It" Mom.

An Unparalleled Plastic Surgery Experience From Start to Finish.

Having children is a great joy, but its impacts on the body can be severe.

If you are looking for a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon to take the time to get to know you, listen to your wants and needs, and formulate a personalized treatment plan, Heights Plastic Surgery in Houston is here.

Houston Mommy Makeover plastic surgeons Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks, medical directors of HPS, collaborate on each patient case to restore your pre-baby body and help you reclaim the confidence you deserve.

Mommy Makeover

also known as: Combined Breast and Body Rejuvenation

A term that encompasses a combination of procedures, usually consisting of cosmetic surgery of the body and breast, to help restore a woman's body after completing her final pregnancy

Procedure options: liposuction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body lift (circumferential lift), breast lift (mastopexy), breast augmentation (mammoplasty), diastasis recti correction, Brazilian Butt Lift

Procedure Overview


Excess fat

Sagging breasts

Sagging skin

Diastasis recti

Procedure Time

3 to 6 hours




No Plans for a Future Pregnancy


Possible Side Effects





What is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a blanket term used for a group of procedures that women may choose to undergo to restore their bodies after having children. As a mother of twins, Dr. Cara Downey has focused a large part of her practice on restoring the female figure after childbirth via breast enhancement surgeries, tummy tucks, and other rejuvenation procedures. Collectively, these procedures reverse any undesirable physical changes that may have occurred after childbirth.

While these surgeries can be performed separately, effectively combining them into a single procedure takes a highly talented and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Cara Downey and Dr. Jamal Bullocks have delivered beautiful and consistent Mommy Makeover results to hundreds of women in Texas.

What procedures are included in a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a personalized combination of any of the following cosmetic procedures:

  • Tummy Tuck. A tummy tuck is the primary element in a Mommy Makeover. This procedure covers everything from the repair of separated abdominal muscles, the ridding of excess skin and fat, and the removal of stretch marks. Additionally, a tummy tuck can alter the position of the belly button on the mid-section.
  • Liposuction. Liposuction removes excess fat from the woman’s stomach, back, arms, or thighs. This procedure is often done in conjunction with a tummy tuck to help sculpt and shape the silhouette.
  • Breast Enhancement. The breast enhancement portion of the Mommy Makeover surgery usually combines a breast lift with breast augmentation or a breast reduction. When combined, these procedures can alter the shape, position, and size of the breasts.
  • Brazilian Butt Lift. A Brazilian butt lift involves the use of harvested fat from the patient’s body to lift and sculpt your buttocks.
  • Renuvion. Skin tightening also enhances the results of liposuction. We use a special plasma technology called Renuvion to achieve skin tightening for our Houston Mommy Makeover patients.
  • Non-surgical procedures. Patients may also choose to undergo non-surgical cosmetic procedures as part of their Mommy Makeovers, such as dermal fillers.

Mommy Makeover Benefits

A Mommy Makeover can significantly enhance your quality of life by addressing the physical changes that occur after pregnancy and childbirth. Here are some key benefits:

  • Restored Confidence: Reclaim your pre-baby body and feel confident in your appearance again.
  • Improved Body Contour: Address sagging skin, excess fat, and diastasis recti to achieve a more toned and sculpted physique.
  • Enhanced Breast Appearance: Lift, augment, or reduce the breasts to restore volume, shape, and symmetry.
  • Flattened Abdomen: Tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and tightens abdominal muscles for a firmer, flatter midsection.
  • Sculpted Silhouette: Liposuction contours various areas of the body, such as the stomach, back, arms, or thighs, to create a more defined shape.
  • Youthful Appearance: Non-surgical procedures like dermal fillers can further enhance facial features and reduce signs of aging.

Am I a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

At Heights Plastic Surgery, individuals well-suited for a Mommy Makeover typically meet the following requirements:

  • Have noticed undesired physical changes post-childbirth.
  • Have completed breastfeeding at least six months ago.
  • Are 18 years of age or older.
  • Do not plan on having more children.
  • Maintain a Body Mass Index (BMI) within the recommended range.
  • Enjoy good overall health and are non-smokers.
  • Hold realistic expectations about achieving their desired physique.

After Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks confirm that you are a candidate for a Mommy Makeover, they will discuss your personalized treatment plan with you. This involves helping you determine the correct procedures that best suit your expected results.

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How does Heights Plastic Surgery perform Mommy Makeovers?

A Mommy Makeover is an outpatient procedure that typically takes about three to six hours to complete. To begin, an anesthetic will be administered to ensure you are comfortable and pain-free throughout your entire surgical experience. Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks will then carefully and strategically complete the combination of procedures discussed with your personalized treatment plan as a part of your one-on-one consultation.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery due to the effects of anesthesia. You will likely have to wear a surgical compression garment as well as a surgical bra to help with reducing swelling and promoting healing. You can expect about three to four weeks of recovery and downtime, during which you will need to refrain from normal activities and work while your body recuperates. During follow-up appointments, the Houston plastic surgeons at Heights Plastic Surgery will monitor your progress of recovery and remove sutures as appropriate. This helps ensure your healing process is safe, comfortable, and efficient.

What to Expect

Before, During, and After Your Mommy Makeover in Houston

1. Personalized Consultation.

To start your Mommy Makeover surgery in Houston, you will meet with our surgeon for your one-on-one consultation. We will take time to get familiarized with your aesthetic goals and medical history and examine your current breast size and shape, nipple orientation, etc.

2. Review Your Treatment Plan.

The Mommy Makeover Houston plastic surgeons Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks will provide you with guidance on the best options for achieving your aesthetic goals. We will work with you to decide how we will tailor your treatment plan to what you need to achieve beautiful results. The Heights Plastic Surgery team understands that these are deeply personal decisions to be made about your post-pregnancy body. We will make recommendations based on our expert knowledge so you can make informed decisions.

3. Scheduling Your Mommy Makeover.

Once your personalized treatment plan is finalized, we'll schedule your Mommy Makeover at your convenience. Our on-site surgery center provides a comfortable and private environment for the outpatient procedure. Recovery typically involves three to four weeks of reduced activity, so you’ll want to keep this in mind when scheduling your procedure.

4. Appointment Day Preparation.

We'll provide detailed pre-operative instructions well in advance to ensure you're fully prepared. Upon arrival at our state-of-the-art surgical suite, our team will walk you through the process again for your peace of mind.

5. Your Mommy Makeover.

During your Mommy Makeover, your highly skilled surgeon will oversee the entire procedure, meticulously executing the plan we discussed to achieve your desired outcome. Remember, you won't be able to drive yourself home afterward, so make sure you have a ride arranged.

6. Recovery and Follow-Up Care.

Our team at Heights Plastic Surgery prioritizes your well-being. Following your Mommy Makeover, we'll schedule several follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your progress, address any questions, and remove sutures as needed. This ensures a smooth and safe recovery for you.

Heights Plastic Surgery

Driven By Our Mission: Enhancing Your Natural Features with a Mommy Makeover.

At Heights Plastic Surgery, we understand the unique challenges and transformations that motherhood brings. Led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks, our team is dedicated to helping mothers rediscover their confidence and enhance their natural beauty through personalized procedures.

Our mission is to help you enhance, not alter, your appearance, using subtle techniques that complement your existing features. We bring personalized care and cutting-edge techniques to help every patient receive exceptional results. Contact us today to learn more about how your Mommy Makeover surgery in Houston can help you achieve your goals.

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