Mommy Makeover! – Shellie Shares Her Story

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See story mention – Lucky Magazine

Mommy Makeover – Guest blog by Shellie Schoellkopf

In this blog post we are pleased to have Shellie share her experience with her Mommy Makeover by Dr. Franklin Rose! You can check out more stories on her blog: and follow Shellie on Twitter:

With the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth comes the not-so miraculous side effect of weight gain, stretch marks, and new-found curves that may not be all that welcome.

In my case, that included a whopping 60 (yes, six-zero) pounds. Wanting to be the very best mother to my son that I possibly could, losing the weight and reclaiming my energy and confidence were a crucial part of this journey called parenthood.

With a nutrition and workout plan in-hand, I remained focused on the task before me and within two months had lost 35 pounds. Over the next six months another 15, and finally an additional 20. While I felt great about all that I had accomplished on my own, there were still areas that I just couldn’t tackle no matter how much I hit the gym or how clean I ate. The volume in my breasts had all but vanished and the excess skin that hung from my abdomen proved to be far more stubborn than I had anticipated.

While looking online for other women who had experienced the dramatic weight gain and loss and the resulting “issues”, I came across the Mommy Makeover. Knowing that I had put in an extreme amount of effort and accomplished so much on my own, this seemed like the best option for me. users gave the combination of procedures a 99% rating, confirming my thoughts that it would all be worth whatever might lay ahead in terms of cost or discomfort. I had two consultations with local surgeons and determined that Dr. Franklin Rose would be the most qualified and highly skilled. We decided to do the traditional combo of liposuction, abdominoplasty, and breast augmentation with the new “gummy bear” implants, which look and feel natural and have virtually no chance of rupture or leakage. He asked if I would mind documenting the experience for ABC to show others what to expect and being the social media butterfly that I am, I readily agreed.

Within one week of our initial visit, I walked in to First Street Surgical and the amazing staff made me feel completely at ease as we went through all of the pre-op procedures. Dr. Rose and his nurse, Pam came in a few minutes before I went under to make sure that I was comfortable and ready to go. The camera crew stood by and before I knew it, I was being whisked off to the operating room.

“Breathe deeply and count to ten”

In what seemed like no more than a minute, my eyes were fluttering open and I realized that I was in recovery. Something in me expected an extreme amount of pain, but there was nothing. I chalk it up to a wonderful anesthesiologist and the very talented hands of Dr. Rose. I had some chills as a side effect of the general anesthesia, but no actual pain. They kept me overnight and while the soreness and discomfort did set in the following day, it was very easily managed and while walking, felt like I had simply done an incredibly intense leg workout. There was the quintessential “hunch” that comes with having the abdominoplasty, but I was able to stand up straight within a few days. Believe it or not, I went for sushi with some friends the very next evening!


Review the video from ABC 13 featuring Dr. Franklin Rose’s Mommy Makeover on Shellie!

If you’re interested in reading more or would like for me to answer any of your questions directly, I’ve posted a few things on my blog HERE, HERE, and HERE, and my story was even featured in Lucky Magazine! You can see the ABC story here.

It sounds so cliché, but the only regret that I have in this whole experience is not doing it sooner. The staff at Utopia MedSpa were so welcoming and supportive throughout the entire process, and I could not be more happy with the incredible job of Dr. Rose.

Buh-bye baby belly!

Buh-bye baby belly!

This is the second summer that I’ll be able to confidently spend in a bikini. I have finally regained self-assurance in my body and continue to set a good example for my son by eating properly and living and active lifestyle. I’m very proud to be able to say that I made an honest effort to get my body back in shape prior to the procedure, but wouldn’t think twice about encouraging other women to go through with the Mommy Makeover if they’re looking for a wonderful way to get back their pre-baby body.

Mommy Makeover by Dr. Franklin Rose review breast augmentation tummy tuck and liposuction

Mommy Makeover by Dr. Franklin Rose- review the video

Review the different techniques involved in combining multiple surgical procedures in one setting in-depth and learn more about perfecting your silhouette through total-body contouring:

Favorite UPDATED: Brazilian Buttock Lift for ABC’s The Bachelor


UPDATED: You can review the segment featuring Dr. Franklin Rose with Gina Gaston on ABC’s website here: By

ABC’s The Bachelor is one of the most popular shows on TV. Loyal viewers tune in every week to see who will or won’t get the final rose. But there is a very different kind of “rose” that is helping to shape contestants lives and looks long after they leave the show. His name is Dr. Franklin Rose, one of Houston’s best known plastic surgeons.

Lauren came to Dr. Rose with a goal. She wants to be a contestant on the Bachelor. She is opting for liposuction under her chin, legs and abdomen and a Brazilian Butt Lift in the hopes of landing a spot on the show.

“So after they ‘lipo’ they take some of that fat and inject it into the top part of the buttocks,” said Lauren. “It will give me the look of a Kim Kardashian butt; just not as big.”

It’s no accident that she chose Dr. Rose as her plastic surgeon. He’s been publicly credited with operating on several Bachelor franchise contestants.

“Star magazine has anointed me if you will, the official plastic surgeon to the Bachelor franchise.” said Dr. Rose.

The list reportedly includes the first Bachelorette Trista Sutter, Season 14 Bachelor winner Vienna Girardi and Bachelor Pad winner Holly Durst, among others.

“Operating on the Bachelor contestants is no different than the vast majority of patients that we operate on,” said Dr. Rose. “Plastic surgery is a real boost to self-image and self-esteem.”

Dr. Rose’s connection to the Bachelor franchise began with his daughter Erica, who has appeared on both the Bachelor and Bachelor Pad. Ironically, Erica’s old room within the Rose home serves as the Bachelor Quarters.

“I make sure they have a lot of bottled water near their bedside and a kind of positive book to read next to them,” said Cindi Rose, Dr. Rose’s wife.

Dr. Rose says he and his wife have helped nurse about five former contestants following their surgeries. He says having them stay at his home makes it easier to monitor their recovery.

“If they had to pay for an after-care stay or their mothers would have to fly in, it would be more expensive. This is a way to make it more reasonable for them,” said Rose.

As Lauren prepped for her procedure she told 13 Eyewitness News that she was excited, but realistic about finding love on the Bachelor.

“I’m definitely doing this for myself, nobody else,” said Lauren. “I just I think it will help motivate me and make me feel more confident.”

Dr. Rose says Lauren’s procedure went well and she is still recovering. Fortunately for her, she has some time, since the next round of casting calls for The Bachelor isn’t until June of this year.

Lauren- Bachelorette Hopeful

Lauren- Bachelorette Hopeful


HOUSTON, TX; February 11th, 2016 – On Monday at 10:00PM, ABC 13 News; Lauren, a contestant hopeful, undergoes plastic surgery by Dr. Franklin Rose in the hopes of competing to find love on ABC’s hit show “The Bachelor.”

Lauren came to visit Dr. Franklin Rose (known for his work on the original Bachelorette Trista Sutter, Bachelor winner Vienna Girardi, Bachelor contestants Holly Durst, and Ella Nolan) for plastic surgery including liposuction along with a Brazilian buttock lift in anticipation of her trying out on the popular TV show.

Erica Rose of Bachelor & Bachelor Pad

Erica Rose of Bachelor & Bachelor Pad photo courtesy of Us Magazine

For this reason Dr. Franklin Rose is noted by Star Magazine among others to be the “official plastic surgeon of The Bachelor” and the Bachelorette franchise  (Dr. Rose and his daughter Erica Rose – Star on The Bachelor Rome & Bachelor Pad were interviewed extensively by Jennifer Weiner for her Allure article on the Bachelor franchise phenomenon in “Beauty and The Bachelor”) and the Roses have transformed their guest room at their home into “the Bachelor quarters” for visiting TV stars from out of town.

Rumor has it, from inside source close to the show (Dr. Rose’s famous Reality TV daughter, Erica Rose) that MORE current and past season contestants are flying in to Houston to see Dr. Rose for surgery too.

See Lauren’s transformation after the airing of ABC’s The Bachelor on Monday evening at 10pm – we will post more pictures and video after the airdate so check back on our blog for updates!

Tune in to see Lauren’s big reveal following plastic surgery by Dr. Rose on ABC 13 news following the Bachelor at 10PM!

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