What are some of the common areas that patients wish to address with a mommy makeover?
A very common body area addressed with a mommy makeover in our practice is the breast. During and after pregnancy, the breasts undergo many physical changes as they prepare for lactation.
Whether a woman decides to breastfeed or not, she will likely see a temporary increase in breast size. When the breasts are no longer filled with milk, the fat and glandular tissue may shrink, so they have a tendency to sag afterwards. Many women find that their post-pregnancy breasts are smaller in size and appear deflated.
A breast augmentation or breast lift is two common surgical procedures that we offer to address these changes in the breasts. Some women experience larger breasts after childbirth in which case a breast reduction procedure may help offset the negative effects of having heavy breasts.
A mommy makeover in Toronto often includes cosmetic treatment of the abdomen. After pregnancy, many find that their lower abdomen features lax skin and a protruding belly. At Avenue Plastic Surgery, we address this problematic area with a tummy tuck procedure to permanently remove excessive skin, stretch marks and lower abdominal protrusion. Abdominal muscle separation, termed; diastasis rectus, can be corrected through a standard abdominoplasty approach, which draws the muscles back together and firms the tummy.
Finally, some women see stubborn fat on their outer thighs, inner thighs, back and waist, which can be treated during a mommy makeover. Increased fat deposition in these problem areas are a common concern and hormonal changes after pregnancy can prevent effective weight loss and toning through diet and exercise. Stubborn, adipose fat is treated through liposuction to complete a body-recontouring mommy makeover package.
Popular procedures to include in a mommy makeover
One addition to the mommy makeover, which may not readily come to mind, is the face. Some women find that after pregnancy and childbearing, their faces have developed new lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet, smile lines and wrinkles around the lips. We can correct these with Botox, dermal fillers and other non-surgical treatments.
A mommy makeover in Toronto and Whitby consists of multiple cosmetic procedures that address more than one area of the body. Here are some of the most popular components:
- Breast Augmentation: enhances the size, volume and shape of breasts
- Breast Lift: elevates the breasts to eliminate sagging and creates a more youthful appearance
- Breast Reduction: reclaims the natural size of pre-pregnancy breasts and prevents health issues associated with over-sized breasts
- Liposuction: permanently removes stubborn fat deposits which are resistant to traditional weight loss methods
- Tummy Tuck: banishes loose skin, bulging fat and contours the waistline for a slimmer, more toned body shape
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Mommy Makeover Candidates
Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
A customized mommy makeover in Toronto and Whitby is a great option available for healthy women who want to improve their post-pregnancy body.
Suitable candidates for a successful and positive mommy makeover experience have the following qualities:
- General good health
- Stable body weight that is close to ideal
- Realistic about the expected results
- Not planning a pregnancy
- Motivated to stay in good shape through diet and exercise
Benefits of a mommy makeover in Toronto
A mommy makeover performed by Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy is often the best solution for cosmetic correction of adverse effects of pregnancy in a single surgery. Safely performed under one anaesthetic, patients only need to experience one surgery and one recovery period. For this reason, mommy makeovers are a safe and more convenient process.
What to expect from a mommy makeover
Depending on the type of cosmetic procedures you wish to include in your mommy makeover, you will experience changes to your body that restore a more toned and youthful appearance. You can ditch the maternity pants and begin to show off that midsection again. You can expect to have greater self-confidence in your overall physical appearance and be more comfortable during daily activities.
Frequently asked questions about a mommy makeover
What does the surgery involve?
A mommy makeover will typically combine a tummy tuck with a breast augmentation to address the two most common, problematic areas of the body after pregnancy.
What can I expect from my recovery after a mommy makeover?
In general, the recovery period from a mommy makeover will take approximately two weeks. Following your surgery, Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy will provide you with detailed instructions to take home. You will be advised to stick with very light activity such as walking for the first few days and to wear supportive, post-op garments to minimize swelling and promote healing.
As your swelling diminishes, the results of the mommy makeover become more evident. Around two weeks after the procedure, most patients are able to resume their normal activities, including light work. However, more rigorous activities and fitness regimes should be postponed for a minimum of 6 weeks.
What are some concerns associated with a mommy makeover?
As with all surgeries, there are inherent risks associated with a mommy makeover. Some of these will be dependent on the type of procedures included in the surgery, your health picture and recovery process. The most common and general surgical complications include scarring, infection, swelling, bleeding and an adverse reaction to anesthesia. Our enhancement team will work together with you to minimize preventable risks and ensure that you have a safe and positive experience.
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