Making Mom's Feel Back to Normal


    Every woman's body changes during pregnancy. Often these natural changes cannot be corrected through diet and exercise alone. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, 62% of mother's seek plastic surgery to get their pre-baby figures back.

    What is a Mommy Makeover?

    A Mommy Makeover is a combination of plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures designed to return a woman's body to her pre-pregnancy figure.

    Every woman's body is different and responds very differently post-pregnancy. Mommy Makeover procedures are fully customized based on your needs. They can be as minor or as extensive as you desire. We call it a Mommy Makeover because it can include any procedure to address changes that occurred as a result of pregnancy. It doesn't matter how long it has been since you had your last child.

    Many women wait years before deciding it's time for a little pick-me-up, some wait only a year or two. Dr. Bindewald works with you extensively to put together a surgical plan that combines procedures into one surgery for optimal outcomes, healing, and cost. He specializes in reconstructive procedures of the body and does not perform plastic surgery on the face. He also does not do cosmetic botox or other fillers. This has allowed him to develop absolute excellence in the techniques required for exceptional outcomes in the surgeries he performs. He has become known for his experience in highly complex reconstructive surgery cases. Mommy Makeover surgeries are complex in that they combine multiple procedures during one surgery. This requires detailed planning and an in-depth understanding of the order in which the operation should be conducted, how and when to turn you during surgery, where to place the incisions, and exactly how to close the incisions for minimal scarring. Most patients find that Dr. Bindewald's costs are lower than other doctors and the results more in line with their desires. Read more here.

  • What Happens to Your Body After Pregnancy

    Average weight gain during pregnancy is 25-35 pounds, with breasts increasing in weight 1-2 lbs and fat to accommodate your growing baby a necessary 8-10 lbs.

    Breast Changes During and After Pregnancy

    • Gland size increases
    • Areola size can increase, and nipples may stick out more
    • Breasts increase in size
    • Breast skin gets stretchy to accommodate breast growth for milk production; often breast size goes down after childbirth but the stretched skin does not revert to pre-pregnancy shape. This causes the sagging look in post-lactation breasts

    Stomach Changes During and After Pregnancy

    • Hormones cause the skin in your abdominal area to get stretchy to accommodate the growth of your baby. This can cause both stretch marks and hanging skin after childbirth.
    • The wall of your abdomen changes in shape, often separating your two rectus abdominus muscles. When this happens, no amount of exercise can eliminate the bulges that develop between those muscles. Why not? Because there is no muscle in that area; the muscle has separated into two distinct divisions.
    • When your abdominal wall stretches from the size of your growing baby, your ligaments and tendons stretch as well, especially in the lower part of your abdomen.

    Back, Leg & Buttock Changes During and After Pregnancy

    • Weight gain during pregnancy can yield folds of back fat and extra skin along a woman's bra line
    • Extra skin and fat in the mid-line from pregnancy can create a muffin-top look that can only be corrected with surgery
    • Depending on your heredity, you may gain weight in your legs, thighs, and/or buttocks during and after pregnancy. This is simply extra adipose tissue that typically responds very well to body contouring surgery.
  • "I had my son two years ago and I am really depressed about how my body looks now. My stomach and breasts are completely ruined. When I take off my clothes I feel like I'm disgusting and I cant look at myself. My breasts are elongated and my nipples are twice as big as they used to be (and they used to be big to begin with); one is one full cup size bigger than the other. My stomach has a lot of extra skin and flaps over in a weird way. I get very depressed when I think about how my body looked before and how it does now. I dont want a super model's body...all i want is a N-o-r-m-a-l looking body. I just want to be normal again."

  • Mommy Makeover operations with Dr. Bindewald have some of the highest patient satisfaction rates

    Patients on RealSelf.com give Mommy Makeover surgery a 97% "worth it" rating

    How satisfied are Mom's who get some type of plastic surgery after having children?

    Patients are overwhelmingly satisfied after a Mommy Makeover. Many of our patients tell us that they thought about it for years before finally scheduling the appointment. After surgery they wonder why they waited so long to do it and are surprised at how affordable it can be.

    Multiple studies show that an overwhelming number of mother's feel depressed and uncomfortable with their bodies. This affects their marital life, their sex life, and even their life with their children and friends. Your children (and typically your man) feed off of your amazing energy. A woman's energy is the driving force behind everyone she touches. Nearly every Mom we talk to feels guilty about even thinking about plastic surgery, but after talking to other women and undergoing surgery nearly every woman tells us that she has been able to give so much more - more to her kids, the man in her life, to her job, and everyone she touches. We provide a lot of information and no pressure to our patients. Patients love coming to our office for this and feel really comfortable at their initial consultation. Click here to access our online scheduling portal. Studies show that Mommy Makeover surgeries improve:

    • satisfaction with appearance
    • psychosocial well-being
    • sexual well-being
    • physical well-being
    • renewed sense of energy and self-confidence
  • "I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight but I just hate my tummy. It's all flabby jelly like and I still have stretch marks around my my belly button that aren't going away."

  • Contact Us Today

    Are you considering a Mommy Makeover? Dr. Matt Bindewald has extensive experience with complex reconstructive surgery procedures, and is known for his attention to detail when planning the techniques and tools he will use during surgery to achieve your ideal aesthetic outcome given your unique post-pregnancy challenges.


    Dr. Bindewald's exacting techniques and artistry, combined with our transparency in pricing, has resulted in patients who are overwhelmingly pleased with their final outcome as well as their pocketbook.


    We accept and welcome patient questions both online and in person; Dr. Bindewald responds to all patient inquiries directly. Our HIPAA-compliant website and email ensures your utmost discretion and privacy when sending communication to our surgical team.


    Contact us online or schedule an appointment in our San Antonio office today. Many out-of-town patients consult with us online first before scheduling their in-person consultation. You can reach us at the phone number or email address listed below.

    7950 Floyd Curl Drive, Ste. 1009
    San Antonio, TX 78229
    Mon-Thurs, 8am-5pm
    Fri, 8am-12pm