Sierra first considered getting plastic surgery about 5 years ago, just after the birth of her daughter. She and her husband researched plastic surgeons in Austin, Texas, and she scheduled a consultation with one surgeon but didn’t feel comfortable with him.
Still thinking about having another child, Sierra then put her plans for plastic surgery on hold. She says it was years later before the timing and finances both seemed right. For a young family such as hers, Sierra says, the financial commitment requires the spouse’s support. Her husband has been completely supportive.
“You live life once and you need to enjoy it,” says Sierra, now 29. “You need to be happy, and after having my daughter I just wasn’t happy with my body. I wanted to feel confident again.”
A Team Effort
Having her husband’s support in searching for a mommy makeover specialist in Austin gave Sierra the peace of mind she needed. Not only that, it was her husband who actually found Dr. Mahlon Kerr.
He sent Sierra a link to Dr. Kerr’s website while she was at work so she could review it as soon as possible. One of the ways Dr. Kerr stood out was the excellent reviews and ratings he received online from other patients, Sierra says. She browsed the website and then scheduled a consultation.
“Dr. Kerr listened to my concerns and made me feel very comfortable. He’s very sweet, and his practice accommodated our request to move up the date of my surgery when we found out my husband was getting deployed.”
“Oh my goodness, I should’ve gotten this done years ago! I tell people if you’re not happy with your body, then definitely think about cosmetic surgery.”
Sierra says that 10 years ago, she weighed about 200 pounds, but she lost that weight over time. That weight loss, combined with having a baby and breastfeeding, had taken a toll on her body.
“Having a mommy makeover was a must.”
For Sierra, the mommy makeover combined a tummy tuck with breast augmentation. Dr. Kerr performed the surgery at his Austin-area surgical center, using cohesive silicone gel breast implants.
Fuller Breasts, but a Natural Look
“I wanted fuller breasts that still looked natural,” Sierra says of her breast augmentation goals. “I told Dr. Kerr that I didn’t want to come out with these big breasts. I did not want to be that person.”
She even decided to go with smaller implants than she originally selected just before surgery and says the results are great. She also says that the tummy tuck recovery wasn’t as painful as she expected, although she had to avoid laughing and sneezing as much as possible because those actions definitely hurt.
Sierra says Dr. Kerr also performed liposuction on her flanks to sculpt a feminine figure.
Before the surgery, Sierra says, some friends and members of her extended family weren’t exactly enthusiastic about her decision.
“I would mention that I was going for a consultation and some people would say, ‘You really don’t need it.’ And I would say, ‘No, you don’t understand. I may look fine with clothes on, but when the clothes come off, I don’t feel OK.'”
Now that she’s confident in her body, Sierra is planning to pursue modeling jobs. And, she says, she is slowly replacing her wardrobe.
“After my surgery, I spent around $800 at Victoria’s Secret just on new bras and panties,” Sierra says. “I did warn my husband before having surgery that I would want to shop, and he has been very supportive.”
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.