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If you are struggling with the appearance of their body following pregnancy, a mommy makeover may be the perfect procedure for you. A mommy makeover is a package of surgical body enhancing procedures specifically chosen to restore the appearance of the body following childbirth. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Alex Seal strives to deliver the best mommy makeover results Vancouver has to offer.
How Pregnancy Changes Your Body
The excitement and joy of creating a family has no comparison. Your baby’s first kick and seeing their smiling face for the first time is an incredible experience. The process however, can leave some lasting effects on your body. Some mothers can re-gain their pre-pregnancy shape with ease, however, for others, genetics, weight gain, breast feeding, the number of pregnancies, and the busyness of your new children can create challenges to restoring how you would like to look and feel. Despite the best efforts to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle, there are some elements that can be resistant to return to a state that you are happy with. The most common areas that are affected are the breasts and abdomen, and when procedures are combined to address these areas, this is referred to as a, “Mommy Makeover.”
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
During pregnancy, the abdomen stretches to accommodate the growing baby, and after delivery, there can be challenges for the skin and body to re-tighten. As well, following breastfeeding the breasts can become deflated and lose their fullness and projection. A popular surgery to help restore the breast appearance is Breast Augmentation, which can rejuvenate the breast to re-create your ideal breast size and shape. Depending on your breast aesthetic goals, this may involve a Breast Lift to tighten the surrounding tissue and reshape and support the breast contour improving the position and shape of the breasts. To address changes with the abdomen, this may involve a combination of a Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, and/or Abdominal Contouring. More detailed information on each one of these procedures can be found on their respective page:
What To Expect During Your Mommy Makeover Consultation
Dr. Seal would be happy to discuss your concerns and goals, and the options and details for the procedures that may be available to address these. The focus during your consultation is on how to help you achieve your individual goals and feel great about the way you look and feel. With a family at home, minimizing the downtime, and ensuring safety through the entire process is a priority. A Mommy Makeover can be a great way to regain your pre-pregnancy body, and help you feel more attractive, confident and comfortable.
Recovering from a Mommy Makeover
The length of your recovery period will depend on the number of procedures performed. Medication may be provided to help manage any pain or discomfort. While the recovery period for a mommy makeover can be more intense due to the extent of the work performed during the procedure, only one recovery period is required instead of multiple recovery periods if each procedure was performed individually.
Mommy Makeover Cost
The cost of a mommy makeover will vary based on the number of procedures included and the amount of work required to provide the patient with their desired results. Financing options are available. Dr. Seal can address any questions about pricing or payment options during the consultation.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Take a look at the photo galleries for some before and after examples, to see how these procedures can make a great difference in the way you look and feel. To take the next step, request a consultation with Dr. Seal, or call our office at (604) 569-2895 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you learn more about the procedure on the road to achieving all of your aesthetic goals.