What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a set of cosmetic procedures that restores the state of a woman’s body after she has gone through pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
A mommy makeover is one of the most effective methods of restoring a youthful body shape after childbirth. Although the term “mommy makeover” is often used for women who have had children, it is an option for any woman who has experienced age-related changes to her body. A mommy makeover is usually a combination of procedures involving the breasts and the abdomen performed simultaneously. A mommy makeover may include any of the following procedures:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift (mastopexy)
- Breast reduction
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
- Mini tummy tuck
- Brazilian butt lift
A mommy makeover addresses changes related to age and childbirth, such as excess abdominal skin, stretch marks, weight gain, weak abdominal wall, droopy breasts (ptosis), deflated breasts, low nipples, amongst others. Receiving a combination of procedures at once reduces the overall recovery period and the overall cost.
This is made possible with the help of a skilled plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Alain Azzi, and a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures.
To get more information, please refer to the before/after picture gallery courtesy of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons). We also invite you to refer to this video on mommy makeover surgery (Click on the “Body” tab and then “Mommy Makeover”)
Who is the right candidate for a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is an excellent procedure for individuals who wish to return to their respective body weight and shape, pre-pregnancy. This cost-effective surgery allows you to target multiple parts of your body, while only having to be put under general anesthesia once.
You should consider a mommy makeover if you:
- Do not plan to have more children
- Had your last child 12 months ago or longer
- Do not breastfeed
- Have a stable weight
- Have excess abdominal skin stretch marks, weight gain, weak abdominal wall, droopy breasts (ptosis), deflated breasts, low nipples
What does the mommy makeover procedure involve?
The combination of surgical procedures will depend on your specific needs.
Breast augmentation: This is a procedure designed to augment the size of a woman’s breasts, with breast implants to restore volume after pregnancy.
Breast lift: breastfeeding and pregnancy can result in droopy breasts (ptosis) or sagging breasts. A breast lift is a procedure aimed at correcting breast sagging and the shape of the breasts, removing excess breast skin, and repositioning the nipples higher, to achieve a more youthful and perkier appearance.
Breast lift and breast augmentation (mastopexy-augmentation): A breast lift can be combined with a breast lift (mastopexy) if you desire to lift your breasts and simultaneously augment the size.
Breast reduction: This procedure is designed to remove excess weight from the breasts, to reduce shoulder, back and neck strain. It also lifts the breast and the nipple, rejuvenates the breast shape, and results in an overall firmer and fuller breast
Liposuction: This is a procedure aimed at removing excess fat deposits, and shaping the curves in certain parts of the body.
Tummy Tuck: This is also known as abdominoplasty, and its goal is to remove excess skin and fat in the abdominal region. It is also possible to tighten weakened abdominal muscles to obtain a firmer and smoother profile.
Other procedures can also be included in a mommy makeover procedure. During a consultation, Dr. Azzi will discuss the procedures that are most suitable for you.
How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?
The average cost of a Mommy Makeover generally depends on the treatment plan that is developed for you.
During the consultation, Dr. Alain Azzi will perform a physical exam, and will discuss your specific needs. A member from our patient care coordination department will subsequently provide you with the details of the cost of a Mommy Makeover in Montreal.
We offer both in person and virtual plastic surgery consultations.