Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy is a joyous occasion, resulting in a child that you love more deeply than anyone else in the entire world.Unfortunately, due to the stresses that pregnancy puts on your body and the time constraints that come with caring for an infant, your body is likely to easily return to the state it was in before the pregnancy. Some mothers are willing to accept these changes as inevitable.However, others want to return to a body shape that they were more comfortable with or made them feel better about themselves. If you are in the latter group, a mommy makeover from the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre in Toronto is an excellent option for returning to the body shape that you knew and loved.

A mommy makeover isn’t a single reconstructive surgery. Rather, it is a set of surgical procedures that, when combined, help return your body to roughly the same shape it was before your pregnancy. These surgical procedures include:
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Vaginal Tightening
  • Thigh Lift
  • Arm Lift
  • Buttocks Lift

These procedures cover the main areas that commonly suffer due to the rigors of pregnancy and the inability to attend to your own body for months or even years after. In some case other procedures may be appropriate as well. Dr. Chivers will help determine exactly what will best serve you during your initial consultation.

A good candidate for a mommy makeover is a healthy women who is no longer breastfeeding any children and who does not plan to have any future children. Candidates often have:
  • Sagging or stretched breasts
  • Stretch marks on their stomach and sides
  • Excess fat that simply won’t go away
  • A protruding abdomen
  • A loose or stretched vaginal opening

If you are uncomfortable with the physical shape of your body resulting from pregnancy, come in for a consultation. Dr. Chivers will determine whether you are a suitable candidate and how he can help you feel better about yourself.

Recovery

Combining multiple cosmetic surgeries at the same time offers both advantages and disadvantages to recovery time. The advantage is that you recover from all of the surgeries at the same time. The disadvantage is that the total recovery time is always equal to the longest recovery time of any individual surgery. However, this is still a lot faster than if you had each surgery separately.

Because you had surgery on multiple body parts at the same time, you will be mostly bed ridden for your first few days of recovery, possibly as long as a week. It is important to make sure that you have arranged for someone to take over your regular duties, especially child rearing, during this time.

After that, though, you should be able to engage in light activities with little difficulty and be able to resume almost all activities within a few weeks. Depending on exactly which surgeries you have, the total expected recovery time is 1 to 2 months.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Feeling pride in all aspects of yourself, including your appearance, is very important. If returning to the shape you were in before pregnancy will increase your pride in yourself, contact the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre in Toronto for a consultation today. Dr. Chivers will discuss your case, determine a course of action specific to your needs, and you will be fast on your way to feeling greater pride in your appearance.

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