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What Kind Of Mommy Makeover Is Right For Me?

What Kind Of Mommy Makeover Is Right For Me?

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can change your body in ways that you may not have expected. Weakened abdominal muscles and loose skin often remain even if you follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Stubborn pockets of fat never go away, and if you breastfeed you may have noticed a loss in breast volume. A mommy makeover combines selected cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to “turn back the clock” on your body after pregnancy and childbirth. The procedure is personalized to your unique needs and aesthetic goals, but typically includes breast and body procedures. This article will discuss your options when it comes to mommy makeovers to help you decide which procedure is right for you.

Mommy Makeovers

Mommy makeover procedures have gained popularity due to their ability to address multiple concerns in a single procedure. Patients are only required to go through a single recovery period and many patients enjoy the feeling of seeing the physical improvements all at once rather than separately over time. 

Who Is A Good Mommy Makeover Candidate?
If you are self-conscious about your post-pregnancy body and no longer enjoy wearing bathing suits or the clothes you love, a mommy makeover may be an excellent option for you. A good mommy makeover candidate:

  • Is at or near target weight
  • Does not smoke
  • Maintains a healthy diet
  • Exercises regularly

During a consultation with your plastic surgeon, they will assess you to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. This will ensure that you receive optimal results that meet your expectations and that you are in good health to have the procedure performed. 

Mommy Makeover Options
Typically, a mommy makeover consists of a cosmetic breast surgery as well as a body contouring procedure. The type of body contouring procedure and type of breast lift or augmentation you have will depend on your aesthetic goals and the current condition of your body. During your consultation and a physical exam, your plastic surgeon will determine the best surgical plan to meet your goals. Here are the main mommy makeover procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty: Pregnancy can cause your abdominal muscles to separate resulting in stretched skin and stubborn fat pockets that simply do not go away by exercising alone. A tummy tuck procedure results in a flatter stomach and slimmer waist by removing excess loose skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles.
  • Breast Lift: A breast lift is perfect for women who are satisfied with their breast size and are only concerned about sagging. A plastic surgeon removes excess sagging skin and repositions the breast to give them a more youthful, perky appearance. 
  • Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation is performed to increase the size and shape of the breasts with the use of implants. It is also commonly performed with a breast lift to remove excess skin. 
  • Liposuction: Even if you maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise, you may retain pockets of fat in the thighs, hips, and arms. Liposuction can sculpt and contour your body to remove these areas of fat to help you feel confident in your skin. 

Mommy Makeovers At Peterson MD In Kelowna

Mommy makeovers can restore your confidence in yourself as well as help you to feel more comfortable in your skin. Pregnancy can cause a lot of unexpected changes to your body, however, there are procedures that can be performed such as breast augmentation and liposuction that can restore your body to the way it was before childbirth. 

Dr. Brian Peterson at Peterson MD in Kelowna is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive medical training and specialization in Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery. With the extensive knowledge and skill of Dr. Peterson along with the knowledgeable staff at Peterson MD who are committed to providing patient education, you can feel confident in the results of your mommy makeover. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Peterson, call 1-250-868-9099 or fill out the contact form.


Q: How much scarring will I have after my mommy makeover?
A: The number of scars and the placement of scars will depend on the types of procedures you are getting. No matter what, your surgeon will be sure to make an effort to minimize scarring and place any incisions as discreetly as possible. 

Q: How soon after childbirth can I have a mommy makeover?
A: You will be able to have a mommy makeover 6 months after having a baby. Keep in mind that there is a recovery period involved with a mommy makeover, therefore you will not be able to chase after your little ones and care for them while recovering from surgery. To learn more about deciding when the right time is for a mommy makeover, check out this blog or book a consultation by filling out our contact form

Q: How long is a mommy makeover recovery?
A: We advise patients to take at least two weeks off of work after the procedure to allow their bodies to correctly begin the healing process. Every individual's recovery is different. Your surgeon will outline a recovery plan specific to you before you undergo your mommy makeover.

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