When it comes to restoring the appearance of your body following pregnancy, the mommy makeover is the ideal choice. A mommy makeover is a package that can include body contouring procedures, vaginal rejuvenation, and breast enhancement procedures. Royal College-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Plant has provided numerous women with amazing results from their mommy makeovers in Toronto.
A mommy makeover is a catch-all term for a combination of cosmetic surgeries that are done to reverse the dramatic body changes that can result from pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding.
While becoming a mother can be one of the most rewarding experiences, it can be very hard on the body. It is very common for women who have had children to have excess skin and fat on the abdomen, separation of abdominal muscles, sagging and deflation of the breasts and butt, and many other body changes.
While diet and exercise can improve some of these changes, nothing short of surgical repair can correct stretched or torn fascia, rejoin separated muscles, or remove excess skin. Dr. Plant uses a variety of cosmetic procedures to restore your pre-pregnancy shape and in many cases, improve upon it.
Rather than having each of these procedures done separately, a mommy makeover combines them all into one surgical procedure allowing for a single recovery period.
Depending on exactly what changes occurred to your body from pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding, there are multiple procedures that Dr. Plant can combine to give you the body you want.
The most common procedures combined into a mommy makeover are:
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty): Carrying a fetus and the extra tissue needed to support it can result in excess skin and stretch marks on the abdomen as well as cause separation of the abdominal muscles. An abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery in which Dr. Plant removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the abdominal muscles to give a firm, smooth abdomen, and a narrow, defined waist. A tummy tuck can also remove unwanted caesarian section scars and correct the “pooch” that can hang over a c-section scar and keep you looking pregnant even though you had your baby months ago.
Breast restoration: Weight gain from pregnancy and engorgement from milk, whether a woman breastfeeds or not, can stretch the breast skin and result in sagging and deflation of the breasts. There are several options to restore the pre-pregnancy shape, size, and position including a breast lift, breast augmentation, or a combination of the two.
Breast lift: This is a procedure where Dr. Plant elevates and rearranges existing breast tissue to bring the breast higher up on the chest and remove the excess skin. This is a great option for women who have developed sagging breasts but are happy with their volume.
Breast augmentation: This procedure involves the placement of a silicone or saline implant behind the breast tissue to restore lost volume in women who feel their breasts have deflated, but aren’t necessarily sagging.
Vaginal rejuvenation: Following a vaginal birth it is not uncommon for a woman to develop lengthening of the inner labia (labia minora) and stretching of the vaginal opening. This can cause discomfort, dryness, and loss of sexual pleasure. Dr. Plant can correct lengthened labia minora with a labiaplasty procedure, and/or tighten the vaginal opening using a perineoplasty to improve the appearance and increase your sexual pleasure.
Brazilian butt lift: The rapid weight gain and weight loss associated with pregnancy and delivery can often lead to deflated and sagging buttocks. Dr. Plant can take the fat from elsewhere on the body, usually the abdomen or inner thighs, and transfer it to the butt to give back the perky, full butt you used to have (or never had but always wanted).
Recovery time will vary between patients based on the type of procedures performed during the mommy makeover and other factors. One of the benefits of a mommy makeover is that there is only one recovery period ass multiple procedures are performed during the process.
Patients can expect to experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort during the first part of the recovery process. medication can help to manage pain and discomfort. post-operative instructions will be provided following your mommy makeover in Toronto.
Because a mommy makeover is so highly customized, the scars will be very specific to each patient. Dr. Plant will talk to you at your consultation about exactly what scars would be involved with the specific procedures needed to get you the outcome you desire.
To get a better understanding of what the scars might look like, please see our individual procedure pages for tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, breast lift with augmentation, Brazilian butt lift, and vaginal rejuvenation.
If you are a healthy patient who is unhappy with the appearance of your body after having children, then a mommy makeover may be a great option for you. The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women who:
- Have specific body issues that have not responded favorably to diet and exercise
- Have completed breastfeeding for at least six months
- Are not planning any future pregnancies
During your mommy makeover consultation in Toronto, Dr. Plant will go over your medical history, examine the areas of the body you want to address and address any questions you may have to help determine if a mommy makeover is a right choice for you.
A mommy makeover is a personalized surgical procedure. The procedure concluded with a mommy makeover and the techniques used will vary between patients. The cost of your mommy makeover in Toronto will be discussed during your consultation.
If you are considering mommy makeover surgery in Toronto, you should book a consultation with Dr. Plant so he can personally go over the different options available to get the results you desire. He will also answer any questions you may have about your mommy makeover surgery.
His office is conveniently located in central Toronto near both the 401 and the Don Valley Parkway, which has allowed him to serve mommy makeover patients from the entire greater Toronto area, including Scarborough, Mississauga, Vaughan, and Markham. He also sees patients from all over Canada who travel to Toronto specifically for his expertise and natural results.
Dr. Plant is a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon renowned for actively listening to what his patients are looking for and delivering those results through his meticulous surgical techniques. He is widely known for having short scars that are hidden in almost any outfit, including bathing suits, leaving patients excited to show off their new figures at work, the mall, school pickup/dropoff, and especially on the beach. Contact us today to schedule your mommy makeover consultation in Toronto with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mathew Plant.