About the Mommy Makeover
Novato, CA plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas frequently consult with women who desire to get their pre-pregnancy physique back. Even though childbirth is an exciting and amazing moment for a woman, it inevitably will alter the size and shape of various body parts — and can leave one feeling frustrated. The great news is that it's possible to get a slim and taut appearance, thanks to the help of the mommy makeover procedure performed at Plastic Surgery Associates Novato. The mommy makeover procedure uses a blend of liposuction and skin removal to target the abdomen and breasts, and other affected body parts — essentially any area affected by pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or breastfeeding can be corrected. In addition, nonsurgical procedures can be used to repair surface irregularities, such as hyperpigmentation and blotchy skin, from the quick fluctuation and stretching of the tissue and skin during pregnancy.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"Mom of Two, Deflated Breasts from Pregnancy & Breastfeeding - Santa Rosa, CA - I met Dr. Canales in 2010, shortly after weaning my second child from breastfeeding. I was referred to Dr. Canales by a friend who had recently had a mommy makeover and was impressed with her results. Dr. Canales was very easy to talk to, listened to concerns, and my wants. I don't have a small frame, so I was able to go a little larger in the breast department. I had natural DD's, but..."- M. / RealSelf / Nov 02, 2016
"After having my two wonderful boys, I decided that I wanted to to get my pre-baby body back. I had spent the better part of 3 years pregnant and nursing my children. With the support of my husband I began to toss around the idea of plastic surgery. I work in the medical field and have access to physicians that I could consult about surgeons in the area. Dr. Canales came highly recommended from a trusted physician in my network. I did some further research on the practice and loved that there was an onsite surgery center and that PSA offered both an experienced male and female surgeon. I called to schedule my consultation and they worked with me to get me in on my schedule. The day of my consultation, I was greeted by beautiful smiling faces that made me feel comfortable and confident in my choice to explore the possibility of plastic surgery. Dr. Canales was very professional and was able to quickly evaluate my physical appearance and my desired results. He was able to pull up pictures of past patients with similar situations and show me how he was able to help them. I was then able to walk out with a quote for my procedure. Through my pre-surgery work-up, everyone I encountered was open about their own experiences and made me feel very confident about my choice. Every encounter was very professional and everyone was compassionate and caring throughout the whole process. After my procedure, I continued to see my results improve as the swelling subsided. Now, a year later, I have retired my Spanx and have a whole new wardrobe to fit my post-baby body. My stomach is flatter and my breasts look better than they did in high school! My experience with PSA is the reason that I give a glowing recommendation about them to anyone whom I know that is considering plastic surgery. Every member of the staff treated me with respect and compassion. They each shared their experiences and helped me to find the best fit for my desired results. I could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Canales, the staff at PSA, and most importantly my result. I have my pre-baby body back and can enjoy my children without being self-conscious about my appearance."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Feb 02, 2015
The right candidates for a mommy makeover procedure are females who have completed pregnancy and childbirth and have worked to attain a slimmer, tighter figure through diet and exercise with little result. For so many new moms, surgery is necessary to once again have their pre-pregnancy shape. If you have completed childbearing, but you are feeling hopeless with the side effects left behind, such as sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted fat in the lower back, flanks, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could be a great option for you. The goal of our plastic surgeons is to help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure so you can resume life without worry.
A mommy makeover is a custom treatment that is tailored for patients based on the specific body areas to be enhanced. Many procedures can be applied together — the most common treatments are a breast lift with or without implants, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. All of these procedures are performed using general anesthesia, taking 3 – 7 hours based upon the number of treatments. In addition, an overnight stay at the hospital may be required. Your treatment plan might also include nonsurgical skin rejuvenation, such as laser treatments and injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface irregularities.
What to Expect
After a recovery period in the hospital, you will start your recovery at home with rest and proper aftercare. The overall recovery is generally a slow process. Standing upright will be hard the first couple of weeks, and a carefully followed, home treatment protocol will be adhered to in order to ensure the incisions and sutures heal properly. The majority of women find the healing phase can take about six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, most patients are able to get back to a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Working out should wait for approximately two months. In the end, this surgery at Plastic Surgery Associates Novato can make an incredible impact for women, creating a newfound love for their shape once again.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover can vary, depending on what you are including in your surgery. In your consultation, Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will need to create your treatment plan before they can estimate your costs. A mommy makeover is an investment in reclaiming your confidence after pregnancy and childbirth so it's important to focus on reaching your goals instead of the lowest cost. Plastic Surgery Associates Novato accepts many payment options, and we can help you find low-interest financing so your mommy makeover is easier to afford.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
In your consultation with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas, they will listen to your concerns and goals before examining your body. After this, they can make recommendations on what should be a part of your surgical plan. Typically, women select a breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift), plus liposuction and a body lift.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body so nonsurgical treatments are usually not enough to get noticeable improvements. During your consultation, Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas can explain both surgical and nonsurgical options. Based on your needs and goals, they will let you know if treatments, like nonsurgical fat reduction (for example, CoolSculpting®), vaginal rejuvenation (for example, Viveve®), or nonsurgical skin tightening (ultherapy®), can be considered.
Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers a beautiful new shape, it does include some scarring. Our plastic surgeons will make small, clean incisions. Most scars that result from this surgery will be able to be covered with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, we will go over scar care so your stitches heal and fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
In a perfect world, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you get pregnant after your mommy makeover, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Plan Your Procedure
Reclaim Your Figure
Instead of feeling upset with your body while trying to rid those final pounds, we invite you to phone Plastic Surgery Associates Novato in Novato, CA to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Sagging and drooping breasts, wrinkles, and other skin irregularities can be fixed with this effective surgery. When in for your initial consult, we will talk about your concerns and create a tailored surgical plan to correct each area. With the latest medical advancements and surgical experience, it is possible to regain the body and figure you desire.