Welcoming a new member of the family is a very exciting time in one’s life. There will be amazing new moments to experience and lots of changes happening with both of you.
It is however no secret that pregnancy and birth carry with them considerable physical change. Diet and exercise can be hard to fit into your new lifestyle and over time, it can become harder to get skin and muscles to return to their original elasticity and strength. Additionally, excess fat, sagging skin, new wrinkles, and other concerns can occur as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and raising a newborn. Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to help restore you to your pre-mommy body.
Just as every journey of bringing a new person into this world is a unique experience, so too is each body’s recovery process. Some seemingly “bounce back” rapidly, others struggle returning to their pre-pregnancy norm and find it frustrating that previously effective efforts no longer seem to have an impact. As skin loses elasticity, it may not respond to the same type of workout and remain loose and saggy, even as you fluctuate in weight or muscle tone.
If this latter scenario sounds like you, you are not alone. Vancouver Mommy Makeover specialist, Dr. Michael Workman has helped countless women return to their prepartum stature. Schedule a consultation today and find out if a Mommy Makeover is right for you.
A mommy makeover is an aesthetic and/or surgical procedure that is customized specifically for your needs to address the effects of childbearing and specific issues in your body such as the breasts, buttocks, face, stomach and waist areas.
You can combine different procedures into a mommy makeover such as liposuction and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). These two procedures approach the problem from different angles and complement each other to give you a very satisfactory, slimmed-down result. You can also include a breast lift to restore shape and positioning without adding any volume to your breast size. It can reduce enlarged areolas, all to give your body profile a more uplifting and younger-looking appearance. Some women even consider incorporating non-surgical treatments for the skin on their face and arms. Injectable fillers and laser treatments are popular options to consider.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, two of the most popular procedures in 2018 were liposuction (258,000) and tummy tuck (130,000). A mommy makeover can include a variety of procedures that can rejuvenate your appearance and minimize issues such as weight loss and stretch marks.
Dr. Workman is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has an extensive safety record having performed more than 400 procedures last year. He has a caring nature, which is why he spends time to discuss the details of any procedure.
Dr. Workman will review your health history and examine you to find the best solution for your particular needs. Since 1993, Dr. Workman and his skilled and caring staff have been providing the kind of mommy makeover you deserve with exceptional results.
They have created a comfortable environment where you can expect compassion and confidential care. At The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery, you receive the highest quality and most comprehensive aesthetic care with unparalleled results.
If you are looking for the best mommy makeover Vancouver has to offer, the caring and experienced staff at The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery can provide you with the highest quality care as you make an adjustment in your lifestyle and quality of life.
A mommy makeover in Vancouver can be an instrumental part of rejuvenating your body after childbirth. You deserve to look and feel your best and regain some of the form you lost from pregnancy and child delivery. You have many options at your disposal depending on your desire and your specific needs.
If you have recently given birth or looking to lose weight or get rid of issues such as stretch marks or sagging skin, you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover. You should be in good physical health with a stable weight and have no plans to have more children. Additionally, you will need to be able to take time away from responsibilities, as many of these procedures will not allow you to lift heavy objects or perform strenuous activities for some time after surgery.
At least six months after giving birth and three months after you stopped breastfeeding. You should also be at a stable weight for at least three months. It is a good idea to wait until your breasts have returned to their normal size. Some women opt to schedule the surgery for years after, while others look to undergo a mommy makeover in the first year. No matter what your choice is, the dedicated and qualified team at The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery can help accommodate and customize a treatment plan that’s best for you.
If you do not plan on having children for a few years, you can benefit from a mommy makeover. Your skin elasticity will not have a chance to fully regain its tautness and you may find that you struggle with the same concerns after another pregnancy. A mommy makeover does not affect your ability to have children in the future, but it is recommended to wait until you are done having children in most cases.
Mommy makeovers are fully customizable and the surgical plan each patient chooses will be decided between them and Dr. Workman. The recovery time depends on which procedure you choose as part of your mommy makeover. Another factor is whether all procedures are performed at once or if you’ll need multiple surgeries. On average, there is a 10 to 14 day recovery period in which you should expect to be resting and off your feet. You will have very limited movement, including reduced ability to bend at the waist, lift your arms above your head, and sleep on your sides. Planning ahead to ensure any children are cared for and you have some help doing basic tasks around the house will help your recovery period go more smoothly. During this time, it is important that you get plenty of rest and stay hydrated. Medication can be prescribed to deal with discomfort.
Regarding returning to work, it depends on which procedure you undergo and the nature of your work. Patients with low-activity jobs, such as desk work or stationary positions, may comfortably return to work sooner. However, it is important to get the rest you need to ensure reduced risk of complication and optimal results. Your healing process will likely take a few months. Most Vancouver mommy makeover patients need at least two months before resuming all regular activities and regaining full strength.
Having tightness in your abdomen, breasts, and other areas is normal while recovering. You may experience tenderness in the treatment areas. If you undergo a breast procedure, you can expect your breasts and abdomen to be swollen for the first few weeks.
You may have gauze or bandages to help with your incisions. To decrease swelling, you can wear a compression garment and a support bra. At night, keep your head and feet elevated.
You will need to avoid any heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for a few weeks. It depends on which procedures you have and your current level of health.
The results of plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction or a breast lift are technically immediately visible, however, they may be obscured by the inflammation and swelling near the incision sites. Inflammation can take anywhere from a few hours to a few months to fully reduce, which means patients can start to really see the final results of their mommy makeover around three months. If you have facial procedures, such as injectable fillers or Botox®, results will start to settle in immediately and be fully visible within a week to a month.
If, after your procedure with Dr. Workman, you decide you are interested in getting more treatments, you can schedule a consultation or discuss this possibility during one of your follow-ups. It is always recommended that patients wait around six months to a year before deciding if they like the results of a certain procedure, as sometimes the inflammation can distract from what it will truly look like.
While a mommy makeover often focuses on getting women back to their original shape, size, and contour, it is an excellent opportunity to enhance certain areas and achieve the figure of your dreams. Whether it is a fuller bust, slimmer waist, or enhanced definition along the backside, a mommy makeover can combine procedures such as breast implants with lift or fat transfer to achieve the desired results.
Ultimately, whether the financial and emotional cost of a mommy makeover is worth the final result will be up to every patient individually. For many, it can help to change their quality of life and even reduce some painful areas, such as breasts that get pinched in the armpits. Some women find that the increase in self-esteem and confidence can allow them to get back to a healthier lifestyle and work hard to keep their new shape. In the Vancouver area, we offer personalized consultations so Dr. Workman can help you understand the pros and cons of surgery and whether it is suitable for you.
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