Mommy Makeover Vancouver

Motherhood brings many changes. Some are welcome and exciting, while others are distressing and unwanted. Falling into the second category are often the many changes that a woman’s body may go through following pregnancy and having children. On top of the stress that comes with becoming a mother, women can feel unhappy about the way their body has changed, especially if these changes become long term. A plastic surgery known as a mommy makeover can correct damage caused by pregnancy. The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery performs the best mommy makeover Vancouver has to offer.

Before & After

A Before & After Of Mommy Makeover Vancouver by Dr. Craig Jonov

Before & After

A Before & After Of Mommy Makeover Vancouver by Dr. Craig Jonov

Overview: How Pregnancy Changes The Body

During pregnancy, your body must change and adapt to accommodate the growing fetus. This involves weight gain, expanding skin, and stretch marks, among many other changes. After giving birth, the body will go through another set of changes. This is where much of the damage caused by pregnancy becomes apparent.

The stomach should begin to shrink back down to its normal size. However, this can take several months or even over a year. Even if your stomach does go back to normal, you may notice extra skin that hangs down or clings to the abdomen. Additionally, since women gain an average of 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy, some of this weight may not come off.

Finally, after having your baby, the breasts will expand with milk. This can cause more extra skin to form and sagging to occur. In some cases, when a woman stops breastfeeding, she may lose volume in her breasts to the point that they become smaller than before pregnancy.

These changes can occur in mothers of all ages but tend to be worse in people who have had multiple pregnancies. Some people may also be genetically predisposed to certain after-pregnancy conditions. Among the changes you may notice after pregnancy include:

  • Extra abdominal skin
  • Larger or smaller breasts
  • Diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles)
  • Weakened core muscles
  • Weight gain or loss (frequent or major fluctuations common)
  • Stretch marks
  • Saggy breasts
  • Loss of body fat or volume
  • Unwelcome change in body contours

What Is Mommy Makeover Surgery?

A mommy makeover procedure is a combination of two or more plastic surgeries primarily focused on the stomach and breasts. Since these two body areas take the most damage during and after pregnancy, enhancing or correcting the damage in these areas can restore body contours. Your body will likely still look different from before pregnancy, but Dr. Jonov can restore the body contours to a place you are happy with and which makes it easier to exercise.

Every mommy makeover surgery is customized specifically to the patient. Therefore, two women could both have a mommy makeover without having the same surgeries performed. This individualized approach allows Dr. Jonov to craft a surgical plan that fits you, your body, and your aesthetic goals.

Benefits

There are many benefits of mommy makeover surgery for patients wanting to restore their bodies following pregnancy and aging. Some of the benefits and advantages may include:

  • More proportionate breasts
  • Restoration of breast volume
  • Lifted, perky breasts
  • Flat stomach
  • Excess skin removal
  • Removal of stubborn fat pockets
  • Toned appearance
  • Tighten abdominal muscles
  • Correction of diastasis recti
  • Go down multiple clothing sizes (on average)
  • May remove stretch marks on the breasts and abdomen (depending on the procedures performed)
  • Can remove a C-section scar
  • One surgical session
  • Reduces recovery time when considering each procedure’s recovery time
  • Restoration of youthful body contours

Dr. Jonov and the staff at the Gallery were so helpful and supportive. I felt comfortable from start to end, and I love the results!

Caroline

Dr. Jonov and staff are very caring and professional. They care about the quality of their work and well being of their patients. I am pleased with my results and the care I received 😊

Melissa

I love what Dr. Jonov has done for me this is my second time with him. My procedure worked out exactly as he told me it would and I received what I asked for.

Renee

If you are looking for top notch service this where you need to go. Doctor Jonov and his team were hands on and provided the best service. Highly recommend!

Cortney

Procedures Often Part Of A Mommy Makeover

As mentioned above, a mommy makeover is highly customizable and usually involves at least one breast surgery and one abdominal surgery. The exact surgeries combined in your mommy makeover will depend on your anatomy and what you want to achieve from the surgery. Below are the most common procedures included in a Vancouver mommy makeover.

Breast Augmentation

It is common for the breasts to lose volume after pregnancy and nursing. Often, this happens when a woman stops breastfeeding and producing milk. The extra skin remains and can make the breasts look deflated and smaller. It may also cause breast sagging.

Breast implants can restore volume and shape to the breasts. Patients may find that they have more cleavage and a more youthful appearance. A breast augmentation alone will not correct sagging in many cases.

Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery addresses sagging breasts. The medical term for this is ptosis. Most women–regardless of if they have children or not–will likely experience some breast sagging in their lifetime. Pregnancy and the changes to the breasts it causes can accelerate and worsen the natural progression of breast sagging.

A breast lift removes this extra skin and lifts the nipple into a more natural position. This is often combined with breast augmentation to maintain and add volume. Overall, a breast lift rejuvenates the breasts for a more youthful body contour.

Breast Reduction

For some patients, the expansion of the breasts seen during pregnancy does not recede, even once they stop breastfeeding. This can cause back pain and other complications associated with having breasts that are too large for the body. A breast reduction can reduce the size of the breasts as well as lift them into a better position.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck surgery removes the extra skin that sticks around on the abdomen following pregnancy. It can also repair diastasis recti and tighten the abdominal wall which can alleviate some after-pregnancy symptoms and make it easier to work out again. The procedure often does remove some unnecessary fat and tissue. Though, for larger scale fat removal, Dr. Jonov will likely recommend liposuction at the same time.

Tummy tuck surgery is often one of the most dramatic parts of a mommy makeover. Since the abdomen stretches dramatically, it can look very different after pregnancy than it did before. While a tummy tuck cannot necessarily bring back your pre-pregnancy belly, it can restore a strong, flat abdomen for most patients.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a procedure that sucks out extra, stubborn fat deposits. It targets specific areas and removes small amounts of fat to define the body and provide a snatched figure. When it comes to a mommy makeover, some of the most common liposuction areas include:

  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Flanks

Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift–or BBL–is not traditionally part of a mommy makeover. However, in the right patients, it is possible to add BBL surgery to a mommy makeover. This procedure augments the buttocks using the patient’s fat that is harvested via liposuction. It pairs well with a mommy makeover because it can finish off the body contours for the perfect S-shape.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Mommy Makeover Recovery Like?

Your exact mommy makeover recovery will depend on the procedures you undergo. On average, patients need about two to three weeks off work. You will also need to avoid lifting objects over about five pounds for several weeks. 

Walking is encouraged, but returning to your full daily activities usually takes anywhere from six to eight weeks. If you participate in frequent, strenuous exercise, you may need to wait two to three months before resuming your full routine.

Why Travel To The Gallery Of Cosmetic Surgery From Vancouver, BC?

The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery is located in Lynnwood, WA, which is roughly a two to three hour drive from Vancouver, BC. Why travel to Lynnwood for a mommy makeover? Dr. Craig Jonov and The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery are the top plastic surgery providers within driving distance of Vancouver. Additionally, Dr. Jonov has decades of experience and is considered one of the Pacific Northwest’s foremost experts in plastic surgery.

Along with expertise and experience, The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery offers concierge services to out-of-town patients. Offering discounts on hotels and carrying recommendations for everything from caregiving services to local attractions, our team aims to provide the optimal experience just a few hours south of your city.

How Much Does A Mommy Makeover Cost?

The average cost of a mommy makeover in Canada ranges from about $15,000 to $28,000. In Washington State and the United States, the average cost ranges from about $9,000 to over $20,000. However, it is difficult to pinpoint exact pricing for a procedure that is entirely different for every patient.

For more pricing information, visit our price list and Price Simulator where you can peruse all of our offerings and get a customized price quote.

Is It Safe?

All surgeries come with some level of risk. However, due to various factors such as medical conditions, age, length of surgery, and more, some patients have a lower risk than others. Dr. Jonov will evaluate your risk during a consultation. If he believes you have a fairly low risk and are otherwise fit for surgery, he will deem you a good candidate.

In addition to thorough patient screening, Dr. Jonov employs various precautions and safety measures to keep Vancouver mommy makeover surgery as safe as possible. A few examples include using specialized liposuction cannulas, personalized post-operative instructions, and minimally invasive surgery techniques.

Are The Results Permanent & What is The Best Way To Maintain Them?

Generally, Dr. Jonov recommends waiting until you are done building your family to have a mommy makeover. If you plan to have more children, he will likely advise you to postpone surgery until after. This is because subsequent pregnancies can undo or damage the results of a mommy makeover, particularly a tummy tuck.

Otherwise, mommy makeover results are considered permanent and long lasting. Though, your body will continue to age and change over time. The best ways to maintain mommy makeover results include:

  • Keep weight stable, avoid any major fluctuations
  • Eat well and exercise
  • Take care of your skin
  • Do not get pregnant after surgery
  • Avoid smoking
  • Care for surgical incisions during healing
  • Follow your recovery plan 

The Best Vancouver Mommy Makeover At The Gallery Of Cosmetic Surgery

The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery is a highly rated plastic surgery practice in Washington State. Serving patients from all around the country and world, they aim to give every patient the VIP experience. A state-of-the-art surgical facility combined with a friendly, welcoming, and well-trained staff allows The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery to provide the best mommy makeover Vancouver offers.

Dr. Craig Jonov is an accomplished plastic surgeon with over a decade of experience in plastic surgery alone. He performs cosmetic body, face, and breast surgeries which makes him uniquely qualified as a mommy makeover surgeon because he has mastered all of the procedures individually.

To learn more and schedule an in-person or virtual consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.

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