Mommy Makeover FAQ
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can take a significant toll on the body. Weakened and stretched abdominal muscles, sagging breasts, and weight changes often leave damage that exercise and a healthy diet alone can't remedy. That's why Dr. Michael J. Weinberg offers Mommy Makeover surgery at his Toronto and Mississauga clincs. Women interested in a Mommy Makeover, who visit from Oakville, Brampton, and surrounding cities, are often not sure what exactly is involved in this combination procedure.
If you're interested in learning more, please review the frequently asked questions below. You can also request a consultation onlinerequest a consultation online to meet personally with Dr. Weinberg, or call our office at 905-273-3045 (Mississauga) or 416-207-9090 (Toronto) to schedule an appointment.
Am I a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
You should be in good overall health before undergoing any plastic surgery. Because Mommy Makeovers involve multiple procedures, that's especially true. It's also important to remember that body contouring procedures are not weight-loss surgeries. A good candidate is close to her ideal weight before undergoing surgery. Two of the most common components of a Mommy Makeover, a tummy tuck and liposuction, are designed to tone targeted areas susceptible to stubborn pockets of fat, but they are not meant to help a patient shed many pounds.
At our plastic surgery clinics in Toronto and Mississauga, Dr. Weinberg recommends women wait at least 8 months after childbirth before undergoing a Mommy Makeover.
What cosmetic breast surgery is performed as part of a Mommy Makeover?
Dr. Weinberg often recommends either a breast reduction, in those who's breasts have enlarged post breast feeding, a breast augmentation for those who have lost breast tissue, or a breast lift to respond to sagging that is commonly left behind after pregnancy and nursing. In many cases, he combines a lift with breast augmentation to boost volume and get optimal results.
Does a Mommy Makeover always include liposuction?
No, but it's important to remember that liposuction is useful as a body contouring procedure. Even with a tummy tuck, many patients would benefit from liposuction to further enhance their figures.
What other procedures can I include?
Because the Mommy Makeover is a completely custom operation, it can include any options each patient desires, as long as Dr. Weinberg deems them safe. Some patients want to enhance areas of their bodies not affected by their pregnancies, such as with facial procedures. Patients can get eyelid surgery, for instance, or even non-surgical options such as injectable treatments. Dr. Weinberg advises each patient on what would be a safe and effective combination.
How long does a Mommy Makeover take?
It depends on the individual's situation. For example, the amount of liposuction required impacts the length of the overall surgery. Whether the patient has a breast lift with or without implants is another factor. It's true that shorter operations correlate to fewer surgical complications, so Dr. Weinberg employs techniques designed to reduce procedure times.
Will I end up with multiple scars?
Yes. This is understandably a common concern. Cosmetic plastic surgery, by its nature, is designed to achieve the best aesthetic results possible. With that in mind, Dr. Weinberg plans his incisions carefully to camouflage them. Our medical team discusses exactly where each patient's scars will be and methods patients can practice at home to care for incisions so that they heal quickly and beautifully.
Is there an advantage to Mommy Makeover as compared with several separate procedures?
Yes. One surgery means only one general anaesthetic and one recovery period. Undergoing a combination surgery can also mean cost savings compared with several separate procedures.