Mommy Makeovers are an increasingly popular procedure that can give you back the confidence and self esteem you had before pregnancy.
As the name suggests, a Mommy Makeover is designed for Mommies to get their bodies back! There’s nothing more rewarding than being a mother, but it can definitely take a toll on your body. You may experience weight gain, loss of muscle tone, stretch marks, and sagging breasts during pregnancy and after child birth. During pregnancy, your body goes through significant changes and more often than not, new mothers often don’t have the skin elasticity they need to bounce back to their pre-pregnancy bodies, no matter how much they work out or diet. These mothers want to correct the physical effects of pregnancy and nursing – usually a loose tummy and empty breasts.
When it comes to feeling sexy and wearing fitted clothes and bikinis again, the Mommy Makeover is a fantastic option for tightening and lifting the body after going through pregnancy. The Mommy Makeover is especially advantageous because the results are achieved all at once, and the recovery time of the multiple procedures will be combined. In one fell swoop, a Mommy will be able to achieve (or recover) the body she once had.
Mommies who have completed their families can reward themselves by restoring perkier, fuller breasts and a flatter, smoother tummy. Procedures typically involved in a McLean Clinic Mommy Makeover include:
Breast Lifts will remove excess skin and raise the nipples, which reduces sagging breasts. Depending on your surgery, a few stretch marks may also be removed and those that remain may reduce in appearance.
A Breast Augmentation will fill empty breasts with implants after a loss of volume in the area. This process involves the placement of medical-grade silicone or saline gel implants to fill out the stretched skin and restore volume you lost during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The implants are inserted through small incisions made under the breasts and can be placed under or over the muscle, which will be determined based on your anatomy and preferences, and discussed with you during your consultation.
A Tummy Tuck will remove excess fat, tighten the loose skin, and remove some of the stretch marks as a result of stretched abdominal skin and muscles during pregnancy. The most common mommy makeover treatments include a tummy tuck combined with a breast lift or breast augmentation and are completely safe when completed at the same time.
Liposuction is an ideal solution to target stubborn fat deposits in the hips, thighs, back, and abdomen after pregnancy. These stubborn areas are hard to target and localize using only diet and exercise. While liposuction is not a substitute for total weight loss, it works best for Mommies who are close to their ideal weight, have skin elasticity, and are looking to shape and contour localized areas that do not respond well to regular exercise and diet.
Mommy Makeovers work best once you have completed your family. In other words, results from the procedures involved in the Mommy Makeover, such as Tummy Tucks, will most likely be reversed if you are planning to have more children as the abdomen will likely be stretched again. Because of this, it is best recommended to wait until you are not planning to have more children before undergoing a Mommy Makeover.
We advise Mommies to wait at least 6 months after giving birth before undergoing a Mommy Makeover. If you breastfeed, we recommend to wait at least 6 months after you have stopped before undergoing this procedure.
We advise all smokers to plan to quit at least 2 weeks prior to undergoing their procedure because smoking inhibits the healing process. You may also be asked to avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication to reduce the chance of excess bleeding during the surgery.
It is important to be realistic with the results that you expect from the procedure. Dr. McLean will take extra care to explain everything about the procedure and answer every question you have, including the risks and most probably outcomes.
The McLean Clinic aim is to make it as easy as we can for you to feel beautiful! For example, we have eliminated unnecessary tubes or drains, hospital stays, and the need to have stitches removed. A Mommy Makeover is unique in that we combine procedures to eliminate the need to return for multiple surgeries. Having your whole Mommy Makeover performed during one session can also make the procedure more cost-efficient for you. We try to make your whole experience as comfortable as possible. It is much easier to have your procedure in the privacy of our private Mississauga cosmetic facility with our understanding and caring staff looking after your needs and welfare.
The cost of a Mommy Makeover varies according to what you and Dr. McLean determine is required to give you the look you want with the best results. Your questions and concerns will be addressed personally by Dr. McLean and his team during an in-depth consultation.
After a Mommy Makeover, our clients tell us they gain confidence from fitting clothing better and looking better in a bathing suit. They feel more attractive and more comfortable in their own skin. The combination of procedures provide an overall toned, youthful, and natural appearance post-operation. Mommy makeovers usually have an immediate, long-lasting effect as long as patients maintain a healthy weight.
Mommies may find that their appearance has been affected by the hormonal changes and stress of pregnancy and motherhood. They may notice that their facial skin had become more dry, discoloured or lax. Medical grade skin care is a potential answer to this, improving the texture, tone and colour of the facial skin, and complementing the Mommy Makeover’s new body. Our expert medical aesthetician will help your skin look its best. Pregnancy may also bring unwanted blemishes that may be surgically removed, and redness and brown discolouration that can be treated with a laser.
During your recovery process, it is important to give your body the time it needs to fully rest and recover. We know that you want to get back to your Mommy duties right away, but you cannot continue to fulfil all your duties while you heal. Arrange to have someone take over temporarily and have a good support system while you recover.
The specific recovery time of the Mommy Makeover is completely dependent on the needs of each individual patient. For example, the type of tummy tuck, amount of liposuction, or whether or not breast augmentations are being performed will impact the length of the procedure time as well as the amount of time needed to recover. The surgery is quite extensive and requires a significant period of recovery– 4 to 6 weeks is not uncommon.
All surgeries run the risk of potential complications. For an overview of risks and concerns associated with surgery, please click here. Dr. McLean will provide a thorough review of the risk factors that are specific to you and your chosen procedure.
By closely following Dr. McLean’s instructions both before and after your procedure, you can drastically reduce your risk of complications. This is especially in regards to when and how you should resume physical activity again.
Mommy Makeovers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around, especially since it combines some of the most popular surgeries completed on women. One of the most common myths is that the Mommy Makeover is that it is for Mommies Only. While many of our patients are mothers of multiple children, the procedure combines many modern surgical techniques that rejuvenate the breasts and abdomen of women aged 30-50. Whether you are a Mommy or not, the combination of procedures can give your body transformative effects. Furthermore, recovery time is significantly reduced as the healing from multiple procedures will be done all at once, rather than extending it 3 or 4 times when dividing your cosmetic surgery into many procedures.