At our Calgary practice, mommy makeover procedures are popular with women from Calgary and throughout Alberta who want to correct some of the undesirable physical changes that sometimes come with childbirth and breastfeeding.
This combination procedure is personalized to the patient's unique needs and aesthetic goals, but typically includes breast and body procedures aimed at restoring the areas most affected by pregnancy.
Women who would like to learn more about mommy makeover can request a consultation online to meet with one of our three Royal College-certified plastic surgeons. Or call Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery at (403) 452-7953 to schedule an appointment.
Is a Mommy Makeover for You?
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can change your body in ways that you didn't expect. Loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles often remain even if you follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Moms who breastfeed their children often lose breast volume and are left with deflated, sagging breasts. Sometimes stubborn pockets of fat remain, especially around the abdomen, hips, and thighs.
If you are self-conscious about your post-pregnancy body and no longer enjoy wearing bathing suits or fitted clothing, a mommy makeover may be an excellent option. A good mommy makeover candidate:
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Is It Worth Getting a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover Recovery
A Mommy Makeover is an outpatient procedure, performed at Macleod Trail Surgical Centre, our state-of-the-art, fully accredited, private surgical suite. The facility is adjacent to our office and is fully accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. The duration of the surgery depends on the procedures performed and the extent of the correction required. After you've recovered from the general anesthesia – typically two hours after surgery – you will be discharged to the care of a friend or loved one, who should stay with you overnight. You will receive detailed post-op instructions to make your recovery as comfortable as possible.
Everyone's experience is different, but in general, Mommy Makeover patients take about two weeks off from work in order to get their healing well underway. You will wear a compression garment for several weeks for support and to help with healing, and you will be advised to keep your activity level light to moderate. Your surgeon will advise you as to when you can resume exercise and other more strenuous activities.
We encourage communication with our office in order to maximize comfort and clarify any uncertainties.