Holistic Mommy Makeover

When you come to see Dr. Whitfield, the Holistic Mommy Makeover before and after results are completely customized to your personal definition of beauty.
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Let's be honest, pregnancy takes a toll on a woman's body.

This is especially true for women who've had multiple children or twins. Often after pregnancy, the muscles in the abdomen are unable to return to a youthful, taut position, a problem diet and exercise cannot fix.

Furthermore, the skin has been stretched and the breasts have lost volume and 'perkiness' after breastfeeding. The result is a body that has radically changed in appearance '“ or a mom who is in need of a custom mommy makeover in Austin.

Meet Dr. Robert Whitfield

A Top Plastic Surgeon in Austin, TX with Over 20 Years of Experience
Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Whitfield is a plastic surgeon for the age of high definition. With years of training, extensive experience, and a masterful hand, he works with patients to reach their aesthetic goals, restoring, refreshing or enhancing the appearance of their breasts, body or face.

He is a five-star Top Influencer in Cosmetic Surgery on RealSelf. He has been voted a Texas Super Doctor for his innovations in Austin plastic surgery. Austin Monthly magazine has voted him a Top Doctor in Austin. You can also find him listed among the Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Whitfield’s philosophy is that the best plastic surgery results are the ones you don’t see. He also strongly believes that patients have a right to know about ALL their non-surgical options before considering surgery. His goal is to work with you to bring about your self vision in a way that appears natural, flawless and 100% you.

What is a Holistic Mommy Makeover?

A holistic mommy makeover is a blanket term to describe a combination of procedures to re-contour the body. While it typically includes a SMART tummy tuck and cosmetic breast surgery, Dr. Robert Whitfield always approaches each patient from a 360-degree viewpoint. He wants you to be exceptionally pleased with your restored body and plans your procedures to achieve that goal.
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Holistic Mommy Makeover Before & Afters

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Tummy Tuck Before & After Photos

Your Holistic Mommy Makeover Consultation

During a holistic mommy makeover consultation, Dr. Whitfield will perform a full physical exam and take great care to listen to your concerns in order to learn which areas of the body are troubling you most in terms of appearance.

He will assess:

  • Abdomen skin condition and any stretch marks or saggy areas
  • Quantity of excess fat lodged on the abdomen
  • Breast appearance (saggy, deflated looking, droopy, or lost volume)
  • Nipple size and position on breasts
  • The proportion of your waist to hips and buttocks
  • Condition of underlying muscle structure, whether stretched or split

Additionally, Dr. Whitfield will listen to your individual goals, financial budget for cosmetic surgery, and discuss your lifestyle. Together, you will come up with the best combination of procedures to deliver what you envision for a restored, pre-pregnancy body, or better. No two mommy makeover procedures are exactly alike.

Holistic Mommy Makeover Procedures

SMART Tummy Tuck

If we use equipment to tighten the skin, we can get about 30% more skin tightening. So body tite can be done through a small opening inside the inner diameter of the belly button and these can be hidden very easily. Once I fill the abdomen with fluid, before liposuction, I can do bodytite. 

I use a layer of ultrasound gel to protect the skin when using bodytite. Bodytite is like a pair of electrified forceps, one limb goes beneath the skin one is above the skin. I treat these areas like a pie chart, doing it in quadrants. We use a thermographic camera to evaluate the intensity of the treatment along with the feedback of the machine. After a limited treatment time, I actually tighten the skin in real time. I then perform liposuction. I thin this out, debulk the area, without a great deal of concern to loosen the skin too much.

Liposuction

A holistic mommy makeover may also include liposuction to smooth the contours of the body at the waist, love handles, and thighs, and buttocks. While liposuction is not a substitute for diet or exercise, it is an excellent way to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat virtually anywhere on the body that you desire.

Dr. Whitfield uses time-honored liposuction techniques, which he has perfected over his career as an Austin plastic surgeon. Liposuction puts the finishing touches on any holistic mommy makeover surgery, adding definition to the body and making fatty body parts slimmer in appearance. Performing liposuction during a tummy tuck is even better than having liposuction alone. Removing a moderate amount of fat may result in loose skin in some patients. Since you are already having a tummy tuck surgery, this provides your surgeon with an opportunity to tighten loose skin once the underlying fat is removed. Liposuction is not right for everyone, but for the right candidates, it makes the holistic mommy makeover before and after results even better.
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Dr. Whitfield 
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The SMART Tummy Tuck

The SMART Tummy Tuck is a layered approach which includes liposuction to the stomach area along with bodytite and microneedling.

Liposuction is traditionally done to decrease or debulk an area with stubborn fat. What makes a good liposuction result? Basically its your age. When you're young your elasticity is high and your collagen levels are high in your skin, and everything looks great when you have liposuction. As you age, your skin will become more lax. So if someone has accumulated fat in stubborn areas in the abdomen, we can perform liposuction, but how can we get a better skin tightening result to just liposuction?  

If we use equipment to tighten the skin, we can get about 30% more skin tightening. So body tite can be done through a small opening inside the inner diameter of the belly button and these can be hidden very easily. Once I fill the abdomen with fluid, before liposuction, I can do bodytite. 

I use a layer of ultrasound gel to protect the skin when using bodytite. Bodytite is like a pair of electrified forceps, one limb goes beneath the skin one is above the skin. I treat these areas like a pie chart, doing it in quadrants. We use a thermographic camera to evaluate the intensity of the treatment along with the feedback of the machine. After a limited treatment time, I actually tighten the skin in real time. I then perform liposuction. I thin this out, debulk the area, without a great deal of concern to loosen the skin too much.

At the end, when everything is cleansed and closed (the incisions for bodytite and liposuction cannula). I glue everything shut so there is limited chance for any type of bacterial infection., then we will do microneedling. I will start with Morpheus 8 Microneedling at different depths, 4mm usually sometimes 3mm . If there is a lot of stretchmarks, I like to use Fractora Microneedling. Its a fixed microneedling device but it really works on superficial issues like stretchmarks.  This takes a couple of hours in the office under local.

The SMART Tummy Tuck is a new way to achieve a fat reduction, along with skin tightening to prevent loose skin. I can also perform this layered approach to the arms, thighs, knees, butt and legs. It can help reduce the appearance of cellulite as well as stretch marks.

Cosmetic Breast Surgery

The right breast surgery is going to depend on your individual needs.
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

    Most women who have breastfed multiple children will require a breast lift. Again, the only way to correct loose, sagging skin is with surgical excision of the loose breast skin that is causing saggy breasts. Dr. Whitfield relies on his 20 years of breast lift expertise to select the right breast lift method to best meet the patient’s needs. This may include the lollipop breast lift, doughnut breast lift (periareolar), and in some cases of severe breast sagging, an anchor breast lift. With a breast lift, both upper and lower pole skin tightening can be achieved, resulting in breasts with a perkier, firmer, and more lifted appearance.
  • Autologous fat transfer

    Some patients choose to take fat removal one step further. After excess fat is removed with liposuction, the body fat can be repurposed to add volume to depleted areas of the body that have lost fullness, in particular the breasts. Using your own body fat, the size of the breasts can be subtly enhanced, without the need for artificial implants. Dr. Whitfield may recommend natural fat transfer to subtly enhance breast volume or create a more rounded, pert look to your buttocks as well.
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What is the recovery time from a Holistic Mommy Makeover?

Recovery will depend on the procedures performed in your custom holistic mommy makeover, as well as whether Dr. Whitfield needed to repair stretched or split abdominal muscles. This surgical technique will improve the look of a protruding lower abdomen that commonly appears after pregnancy or multiple pregnancies. The abdomen will feel tighter over the first few months following surgery. Most breast and abdominal procedures can be safely combined. Whether or not this is safe for you will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation.

A holistic mommy makeover is typically done under general anesthesia in an accredited surgery center and may or may not require an overnight stay. Although swelling following breast surgery may take in the range of three to six months to fully resolve, most patients will notice a marked improvement at six weeks and are able to get back to normal life in about two weeks after surgery, although you will need to limit vigorous exercise until given the medical okay to do so. Patients can generally begin walking the same day as the procedure, with full upright walking taking place at approximately 10 days post-op. You will have to take a few weeks off driving after holistic mommy makeover surgery until it is safe for you to operate a motor vehicle with a full range of motion. The time off work and driving varies based on the extent of surgery but could be as little as 1 to 2 weeks or more, depending on the type and extent of surgical procedures that have been performed.

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