Mommy Makeover in The Woodlands Tx

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Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and childbearing is considered to be one of life’s truly unique blessings. However, many women experience adverse physical changes that are not always easy to reverse with exercise and diet. Some women may struggle with excess weight for years while others experience significant adverse areas in parts of the body, such as the breasts and abdomen.

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The Woodlands, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Chaowen Wu, helps women who recently went through pregnancy regain their shape and contours. As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Wu intuitively understands the needs of her patients and works to create a custom treatment plan to achieve the needs and desires of each patient. With the mommy makeover procedure, Dr. Wu has helped countless women from The Woodlands and surrounding Texas areas of Houston, Spring, Conroe, Tomball, Cypress, and Humble reverse the effects of pregnancy. Dr. Wu loves learning about her patients and is ready to listen to your concerns and guide you through the process that’s required to restore your feminine contours and appeal!

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What is a mommy makeover?

“Mommy makeover” refers to a specialized combination of cosmetic body contouring surgeries that are generally performed together and designed to restore your pre-pregnancy appeal and confidence. Besides the catchy phrasing, mommy makeover has become popular because it’s not just a single procedure, but involves several procedures that are custom-tailored to fit your unique needs. That being said, a mommy makeover often starts with breast and stomach contouring procedures, with additional plastic surgery procedures added later.

Tummy Tuck

This beauty has done her part in keeping healthy and fit. However there are aftereffects of pregnancies and weight changes that cannot be reversed without surgical intervention. A mini tummy tuck along with waist defining liposuction contouring restores her natural feminine curves without an artificially flat appearance.

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Natural Breast Augmentation

This beauty is at her ideal body weight and desires fuller breasts. Fat cells are collected from areas with stubborn excess fat to achieve an increase in 1 cup size. Healthy fat cells create a naturally soft feel that is virtually indistinguishable from her normal breasts.

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Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeover refers to a combination of cosmetic procedures designed to restore a woman’s body after pregnancy. You may be an ideal candidate for this treatment if:

  • You are in good physical and emotional health.
  • You have breasts that appear deflated or are sagging as a result of breastfeeding.
  • You have skin that’s overly stretched in different parts of the body.
  • You wish to repair overstretched or torn abdominal muscles.
  • You have stubborn fat pockets in various areas of your body.
  • You desire to rectify post-pregnancy changes and regain your feminine contours.
  • You are close to your ideal weight.
  • You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this cosmetic treatment.

Even when experiencing the joy and pride of being a mother, many women turn to a mommy makeover to restore their youthful, womanly curves. During your initial consultation visit with Dr. Chaowen Wu, the plastic surgeon will listen closely to your concerns and take into account your medical history. The surgeon will then use this and other information to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. For qualified women, Dr. Wu is committed to delivering the best possible mommy makeover outcome so you can restore self-confidence in your womanly figure.

What is the Best Timing for a Mommy Makeover?

To get the most out of the treatment it’s important that you select the right timing for your mommy makeover. The results of this procedure tend to last longer when performed after your body’s changes are complete following childbirth. Dr. Wu and most Texas plastic surgeons recommend that you are close to your ideal weight and stop breastfeeding before you have a mommy makeover. The generally agreed-upon timing for having a mommy makeover is usually 3 months after you stop breastfeeding, or within 3-6 months after childbirth for women who are not breastfeeding.

What Procedures are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeovers are highly individualized treatments that are customized to the needs of each patient. Common target areas include the abdomen, breasts, and any other areas with stubborn fat deposits or loose skin. Depending on your problem areas, Dr. Wu will suggest an appropriate combination of any of the following procedures:

Breast augmentation

Breast enlargement is one of the most common procedures performed during mommy makeovers. This treatment helps restore breast size and fullness that may have been lost during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Many plastic surgeons use artificial breast implants, but Dr. Wu prefers fat grafting (natural breast augmentation) to achieve a more natural and healthy result.

Breast lift

Also referred to as mastopexy, a breast lift is a cosmetic surgery that improves the appearance of sagging or drooping breasts. Plastic surgeons remove excess skin to reveal breasts that look perkier and more youthful. This procedure is commonly included in mommy makeovers in order to address breast ptosis resulting from pregnancy and nursing. In some cases, a breast lift will be performed together with a breast enlargement procedure.

Breast reduction

For some women, the breasts remain larger than the desired size following childbirth. These women may choose to have a breast reduction so they can restore their breasts to the smaller size that they had before the pregnancy. This procedure may also help relieve some of the common symptoms of large breasts, which can include improper posture, breathing problems, pain, and low self-esteem. The ability to breastfeed may be adversely affected after a breast reduction, the majority of women are able to do so without any issues. Women who intend to breastfeed in the future may still be candidates for a breast reduction because the majority of women maintain their ability to breastfeed after surgery.

Tummy tuck

The abdominal area is dramatically affected by changes during pregnancy. For instance, abdominal muscles tend to separate or weaken in what is referred to as rectus diastasis. Stubborn pockets of fat may also form and the skin around this area is usually over-stressed. For these reasons, the tummy is one of the most common focus areas during a mommy makeover. Plastic surgeons perform this procedure to tighten abdominal muscles and remove excess tissue (skin and fat) to reveal a firmer and flatter post–pregnancy abdominal profile.


Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that is designed to remove stubborn pockets of fat from any part of the body. Plastic surgeons use a tiny suction device known as a cannula to extract fat from problem areas such as the abdomen, hips, and flanks. Dr. Chaowen Wu will help you identify specific areas that may be targeted to reveal a slimmer post-pregnancy contour.

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Dr. Chaowen Wu’s Surgical Approach

Dr. Wu creates a personalized treatment plan for each one of her mommy makeover patients. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility in The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Tomball, Cypress, Humble, and surrounding Texas areas. The surgeon works with a board-certified anesthesiologist and highly trained support staff to ensure your safety throughout this treatment. Dr. Wu ensures that incisions are minimal and delicately placed in order to limit scarring. An overnight stay is also offered depending on your unique needs and the specifics of your treatment. In some cases, the surgeon may suggest that you have staged surgeries (at different times) in order to ensure your safety and maximize results.

Rediscover Yourself Again With Post-Pregnancy Body Shaping

Dr. Chaowen Wu brings passion and a unique perspective  to plastic surgery. As a female plastic surgeon, she’s often able to relate with the needs of her female clientele and better understand their aesthetic expectations. During surgery, the surgeon uses advanced techniques to achieve optimal results while reducing the likelihood of complications. Dr. Wu is more than happy to listen to your needs and discuss a unique treatment plan that’ll help you attain your aesthetic goals. Get in touch with her at her office in The Woodlands, TX to schedule a private consultation today.

Our clients can’t wait to share!

“Absolutely amazing experience with Doctor Wu! I had a mini tummy tuck and I feel absolutely amazing. The recovery was a breeze, my scar is not much bigger than my C-section scar and it’s excellent! I have my pre-mommy body back. From beginning to present my experience was outstanding. I felt so attended to and heard. I met with several other surgeons prior to finding Dr. Wu and they definitely did not hear me or listen to what I wanted. I feel so safe around Dr. Wu, she is very kind and compassionate. I am so grateful for her and her amazing staff. Thank you so much for taking care of me and finding the me that was in there all along ♥️♥️”

Olivia Garza

“Dr.Wu is nothing beyond simply amazing! The quality of work done by this doctor is priceless. She is an artist, she knows exactly what you need to get done to make you look fabulous, she has changed my life.

Additionally her staff is amazing, and is dedicated to making sure you have a wonderful experience. I truly would recommend anyone to Dr.Wu, you'll definitely get everything you want plus more!”


“Dr Wu and her staff are amazing. I feel blessed to have found her. From the moment I arrived for the initial consultation I knew I was in good hands and had found the best surgeon for my tummy tuck. Dr. Wu, Joanna at the front office and nurse Kara and the Lady nurse I don't recall her name are simply the best; they really care for a patient's well being and comfort at all times. I am now 3 weeks post surgery and feel great, never felt better and I thank Dr Wu for God has blessed her magical hands to help me feel better than ever. I had no bruises and no pain, little discomfort for the first 3 days which is absolutely natural after the procedure but my experience was amazing.”

Doris D

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A breast lift is one of the most popular procedures amongst women who want to restore the youthfulness of their breasts. This is an excellent option if you have sagging breasts due to age, childbirth, breastfeeding, or other factors.

When it comes to breast augmentation, most people are aware of the implant options. However, few realize that breast augmentation can also be achieved without artificial implants. Natural breast augmentation allows you to achieve your desired breast shape and size using fat cells harvested from your body, ensuring safety and naturalness, also known as fat transfer breast augmentation.

Most people assume surgery is the only way to treat skin laxity and sagging skin. However, Renuvion (J-Plasma) is a state-of-the-art device that tightens skin through tiny incisions using radio frequency energy. Dr. Wu is a huge proponent of minimally invasive alternatives to traditional surgeries. So if you have mild to moderate skin laxity in targeted areas, Renuvion (J-Plasma) skin tightening may be an excellent choice for you.

Most of us have stubborn areas of fat that seem impossible to get rid of through traditional weight loss methods, such as exercise and dieting. Fortunately, liposuction allows extremely targeted areas of fat to be precisely removed to achieve your desired contours. Liposuction can be performed alone, in combination with skin tightening with Renuvion (J-Plasma), as a part of another procedure such lipocontouring for a tummy tuck, or to collect fat cells used for fat transfer to the breasts, face, buttocks etc.


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How Much is a Mommy Makeover in The Woodlands, TX?

The cost of a mommy makeover in The Woodlands, TX will vary from one patient to the other. Factors that determine how much you pay for this procedure include the number of treatments that need to be combined, the severity of aesthetic issues, and more. Some patients could pay as little as $12,000 while others could pay $25,000 or even more. During your initial consultation visit with Dr. Chaowen Wu, the surgeon’s team will provide an individualized cost estimate based on your specific needs. Health insurers typically do not pay for procedures that are considered cosmetic in nature. For this reason, patients can expect to pay for this treatment from out of pocket.

Can I improve my body without surgery?

Pregnancy causes a lot of physical changes. Abdominal muscles may become separated, breasts may appear deflated, and abdominal skin may stretch out. While diet and exercise can improve abdominal fat, they hardly correct the loose skin and tighten the loose abdominal muscles. Unfortunately, many of the changes caused by a pregnancy are irreversible without surgery.

How do I prepare for a mommy makeover?

Preparing for your plastic surgery is important in order to ensure that everything goes well during the procedure and subsequent recovery. As a general rule of the thumb, you need to quit smoking 6 weeks before the surgery. Avoiding alcohol, focusing on a healthy diet, staying hydrated, and getting your supplies ahead of the time can also help. During one of your pre-op visits, Dr. Chaowen’s office will provide detailed information on how to get ready for this transformative cosmetic procedure.

When is the perfect age to have a mommy makeover?

There’s no perfect age to have a mommy makeover body shaping plastic surgery. The important thing is that you are physically and emotionally healthy, and have realistic expectations about the outcome of this treatment. For some patients, the surgeon may recommend a staged approach in order to enhance safety and reduce the risk of complications.

Can I have more children after a mommy makeover?

This procedure does not affect your ability to conceive and get pregnant. However, it is important that getting pregnant after this treatment could reverse some of your results. You can expect to encounter similar body changes like with any other pregnancy. It is important that you let Dr. Wu know if you intend to carry another pregnancy in the foreseeable future.

How long does a mommy makeover procedure take?

The duration of mommy makeover surgery varies from one patient to the other, depending on the number of procedures combined and the severity of aesthetic issues. On average, though, patients can expect this treatment to be completed within 4 – 6 hours. During surgery, Dr. Chaowen’s focus is more on the patient’s safety and results rather than the duration of the treatment. The surgeon will discuss the entire surgical process during your mommy makeover consultation in The Woodlands, TX. 

Will I have scars?

Like any other surgical procedure, a mommy makeover is sure to leave some scarring. Dr. Wu focuses on creating tiny incisions that heal well after the procedure. When possible, the surgeon will also conceal incisions along natural fold lines (where they are hardly noticeable). On top of that, the surgeon’s office will provide expert tips on how to properly care for your incisions and scars to ensure they heal well and eventually fade.

Can I add facial procedures to a mommy makeover?

The primary focus with a mommy makeover is to reverse pregnancy-related changes. This means that surgeons often do not address the face. However, you can choose to add facial rejuvenation to your mommy makeover regimen. Dr. Chaowen Wu is a seasoned expert in facial plastic surgery and can help you select the right treatment for the best outcome.

How is Recovery After a Mommy Makeover?

Recovery after mommy makeovers varies from one patient to the other. The duration depends on factors such as your body’s unique healing ability and the number of procedures performed. Overnight stay at Dr. Wu’s on-site recovery suite is sometimes necessary so the surgeon’s team can observe you for 24 hours. Some patients may need round-the-clock assistance for a few days. Once you are discharged home, it’s recommended that you take light walks daily in order to encourage optimal blood circulation. 

Swelling and bruising are common during the first few days to a few weeks after this surgery. Dr. Wu will prescribe pain medication to improve your comfort level. Most women are able to return to work after 2  weeks. You will be asked to avoid any form of heavy lifting until after you get the go ahead from your surgeon (after at least 8 weeks). The surgeon’s team will also provide detailed instruction on how to take care of your treatment areas. Follow-up visits will be scheduled as necessary so the surgeon can gauge your progress and provide further guidance. Amongst The Woodlands top cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Wu and her support team are available around the clock to answer your questions and provide the support you need throughout the recovery duration.

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