P. Craig Hobar, MD
4633 N. Central Expy, Suite 200, Dallas TX 75205 |214-739-5600


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mommy makeover photo gallery

Who doesn’t love the idea of a makeover? Particularly when you are learning to adapt your self image to accommodate the role of being a mother. Many women want to discuss a mommy makeover when they pull out their old “pre-baby” jeans or swimsuit and realize that it just doesn’t fit the same as it used to. In many ways, they are at the happiest time of their life and the image of sagging skin in their tummy and breast area does not reflect the way they feel – vibrant, happy, and busy with the important role of being a mother and a woman.


“After having both my kids, my figure was not the same. It wasn’t until you explained to me about the muscle separation did I understand that I had done everything I could to get my stomach tight again. I’m happy I decided to go ahead and have the breast surgery at the same time and not wait. Thank you for everything”. L.M.


A “Mommy Makeover” is a term that was coined to address the common combination of surgeries that women pursue in order to help get their figure close to a pre-pregnancy state. Pregnancy is a very natural state, but also one that brings radical hormonal changes to a woman’s body. These changes and the added effect of weight fluctuation can leave excess skin in the stomach and breast area and diminish the volume of breast tissue. They can also leave stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. These fat deposits are usually found in the hip and upper thigh areas. A “Mommy Makeover” surgery can really be any combination of the following:

Of course, not all women who go through the pregnancy and nursing years emerge on the other side needing or wanting surgery. But, for those that do, it is important to keep a few things in mind.


One of the first questions a patient asks about a mommy makeover is safety. Is it really OK to do a breast surgery AND a stomach surgery at the same time? And even some liposuction? This is an excellent question and one that can confidently be answered, yes! It is important to be conservative about the amount of liposuction that is performed when you are also having breast surgery and a tummy tuck. I will only recommend removing a small amount of fat tissue in this combination procedure.


I am very busy at home! How will I be able to recover?
The recovery period required by these surgeries complement each other. By having a tummy tuck and adding a breast augmentation with a lift is not going to extend your recovery period by much, if at all. It will require you protect yourself in those first few days and arrange for help around the house.

Now that I am a mom, I don’t want to look too ‘nipped & tucked’. What will be the biggest changes?
The biggest difference you will see is when you are in a bathing suit or undressed. The fact is that during a “Mommy Makeover” three issues are addressed.


While we provide our patients with an opportunity to look through before and after photos of actual mommy makeover patients during their consultation with Dr. Hobar, we urge our visitors to view our interactive before and after photo gallery while visiting our website. If you have any questions about mommy makeover procedures please send us your questions or call our Dallas office directly at (214) 823-8423.

If all of your questions have been answered and you feel confident about taking the next step towards a successful mommy makeover you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Hobar today!