At his Houston plastic surgery practice, Dr. James F. Boynton says he has seen a growing number of patients interested in mommy makeover procedures. Typically combining breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction, the mommy makeover has been a popular request at practices across the country according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Backed by the latest survey from the ASPS, Dr. Boynton says he expects demand for mommy makeover procedures will continue to rise as more mothers discover the aesthetic benefits available from combining cosmetic enhancements.
According to the most recent statistics from the American Society for Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the U.S. and is up 4% to 307,000 procedures since 2010. With liposuction also in the top five aesthetic surgical enhancements performed, Dr. James F. Boynton, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, suggests the recent trend in mommy makeover procedures played a significant role in the surge in demand for related procedures. Dr. Boynton says mommy makeovers at his practice typically combine body contouring surgeries such as tummy tuck and liposuction with a breast lift or breast augmentation in Houston.
The ASPS also reports a rise in plastic surgery among women of child-bearing age and more than 325,000 mommy makeover procedures performed nationally on women ages 20 to 39. Additionally, if cost were not an issue, the ASPS study shows that 62% of moms say they would consider undergoing a procedure. While television shows like Desperate Housewives and The Swan have drawn attention to idealized, attractive mothers, Dr. Boynton says most of the patients at his practice simply want to restore their bodies to the way they were before having children. He says many women are seeking to enjoy the beauty and wonders of motherhood without sacrificing their physical appearance.
“Many women come to see me after having children with concerns about changes in their breasts and tummy areas in particular. They are often very motivated, eat right and work out, many times with trainers and simply cannot ‘get back to’ the shape and form they had prior to pregnancy. Most often after pregnancy, breasts lose tissue volume after breast feeding and a breast augmentation or breast implant can restore the volume and rejuvenate the breast and its appearance. In general, patients want one recovery and one healing period away from their kids and that is why I think the mommy makeover is so powerful: the procedure strives to improve all of the areas at the same time in one safe surgery with one recovery.”
Despite the recent rise in demand, Dr. Boynton strongly urges patients to steer clear of “fad” plastic surgery, or undergoing popular enhancements without the necessary research and commitment. As the ASPS shows that tummy tucks have increased by 85% in the past decade, breast lifts by 70%, and breast augmentation by 39%, he says the need to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon is now greater than ever.
“There are lots of doctors that may claim to do aesthetic plastic surgery. Dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, and even dentists, ENTs, and general surgeons all perform this type of work much to the chagrin of board certified plastic surgeons. The only one that has been formally trained to do this work well, and to do it safely is the board certified plastic surgeon. Additionally, I try to take care of each of my patients like someone in my family and I do not cut any corners when it comes to patient safety.”
For patients considering a mommy makeover or a single procedure like tummy tuck in Houston, Dr. Boynton says the latest developments in cosmetic enhancements have provided safe, lasting, and effective options for rejuvenating one’s appearance and restoring the confidence of a youthful, toned figure. He adds patients have a wealth of procedures at their fingertips for achieving their aesthetic goals.
About James F. Boynton, MD, FACS
Dr. James Boynton received his undergraduate education from Duke University and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. After a general surgery residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, he went on to complete a Microsurgery Research Fellowship and Plastic Surgery Residency at CHRISTUS St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, TX, and a Hand Surgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Boynton is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons, and several other professional organizations. He has completed several advanced surgical training courses in Fraxel laser, BOTOX® Cosmetic, RestylaneTM, and rhinoplasty. Dr. Boynton is also an active volunteer, having devoted his talents and time to AGAPE in ACTION and OPERATION SAN JOSE on mission trips to perform cleft lip and palate repairs in impoverished areas of Bolivia, Guatemala, and Peru. He has been consistently voted one of Houston’s Top Docs by H-Texas Magazine since 2005 as well as one of Houston’s Top Docs for Women.
With two locations at 12727 Kimberley, Suite 300 in Houston, TX and 4400 Post Oak Parkway Suite 2260 in Houston, TX, Dr. Boynton’s practice can be reached at (713) 354-5119. He can also be contacted online via the website www.facebook.com/DrBoynton.