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Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover in Vancouver with Dr. Jeannie MacDonald

While pregnancy and breastfeeding are some of the most treasured times in a woman’s life, they can be exceptionally hard on the body. Long after pregnancy and breastfeeding are over, many women struggle with changes to their appearance, which can discourage their confidence and overall wellbeing. However, women often put these concerns and issues behind the needs of their children, families, and even careers, potentially intensifying these negative feelings. 

Moms, you come first at MacDonald Plastic Surgery. You deserve to restore your body and your self-image. Dr. Jeannie MacDonald is a Vancouver mommy makeover surgeon working to help you reach your goals through quality surgical care and an unmatched experience. By utilizing her considerable knowledge and compassion, Dr. MacDonald aims to help her patients achieve the figures they desire.  

Rejuvenating your body with the most sought-after mommy makeover in Vancouver is easier than ever! Contact MacDonald Plastic Surgery at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today. We are located in New Westminster and are dedicated to serving plastic surgery patients in the Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver area. 

What is a Mommy Makeover?

“Mommy Makeover” is a term used to define breast and body rejuvenation procedures to enhance the figure following childbirth and breastfeeding. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause permanent changes in the body that affect the structure and integrity of tissues. Diet and exercise alone cannot usually correct these issues. 

Typically, a mommy makeover may consist of: 

Ideally, mommy makeover procedures should be performed after one has finished childbearing and breastfeeding to ensure the longevity of the results.

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Combining her unique surgical expertise with her artistic understanding of balance and proportion, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald brings out the most naturally beautiful you. Meet Dr. MacDonald today to learn more.

What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover in Vancouver?

As wonderful as motherhood is, it can be a lot of work. Unwanted changes that affect your body should not make it harder. Reward yourself with a mommy makeover to help lessen the impact of bodily changes and help boost your self-image and confidence. 

With long-lasting, natural-looking results, mommy makeover in Vancouver can help you learn to love your body again!

A mommy makeover focuses on the transformations brought about by pregnancy that cannot be changed by diet or exercise, including: 

  • Sagging breasts
  • Lost volume in breasts
  • Extra weight around the abdomen
  • Redistributed weight 
  • Overall shape and tone
  • Stretch marks
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Am I a Good Candidate for Mommy Makeover?

Generally, candidates for mommy makeover are women who are in reasonably good mental and physical health who would like to enhance the appearance of their bodies.

Dr. MacDonald recommends that you are close to your ideal weight before undergoing this surgery. A mommy makeover procedure is not intended for weight loss but is meant to improve the contours and appearance of the breasts and abdomen.

Typically, mommy makeover candidates should be: 

  • Living a healthy lifestyle
  • Non-smokers or willing to quit prior to surgery
  • Finished with childbearing
  • Have realistic expectations 
  • Understand the surgical risks

Choosing Dr. MacDonald as Your Mommy Makeover Provider in Vancouver

Dr. Jeannie MacDonald understands beauty from the inside out. As a Royal College certified plastic surgeon and the only female fellowship-trained craniofacial surgeon in the Fraser Valley, Dr. MacDonald has specialized experience in facial implant remodeling and reconstruction. It is with her extensive medical expertise and her artistic touch that Dr. MacDonald formulates an individualized treatment approach that can reveal the most beautiful, natural-looking you. 

For Dr. MacDonald, patient education is a fundamental part of her practice. Dr. MacDonald’s own unique education helps her combine her love of aesthetics and surgery because together, they can improve and enrich her patients’ lives. Above all, Dr. MacDonald strives to embody the values of honesty, thoughtfulness, and openness with each person who walks through MacDonald Plastic Surgery’s doors.

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What Can I Expect During a Mommy Makeover Procedure?

While Dr. MacDonald customizes mommy makeover procedures for each patient, there are some general steps you can expect: 

Prior to Your Procedure

Mommy makeover procedures require general anesthesia; therefore, you must complete a pre-operative questionnaire to ensure you are healthy. You will be given instructions regarding arrival time and a reminder not to eat or drink anything after midnight before surgery.

Check-in and Anesthesia

You will be greeted by our team for check-in. Dr. MacDonald will ensure your comfort, answer any questions, then perform surgical markings. After you are anesthetized, Dr. MacDonald will begin your mommy makeover procedure.

The Procedure

Dr. MacDonald will begin the procedures as determined by your individual needs. Your mommy makeover procedure may include: Breast augmentation with lift Abdominoplasty Liposuction The duration of the procedure is dependent upon which breast rejuvenation and body contouring procedures you desire.

Mommy Makeover Aftercare

Mommy makeover is an outpatient surgery, so you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first few days. You will be given prescriptions for pain medication and antibiotics.

Following your surgery, you will be instructed how to manage the aftercare for your distinct procedures, including drain and incision care. Breast procedures may require wearing a surgical or sports bra for 4-6 weeks; abdominoplasty may require an abdominal binder or compression garment for 4-6 weeks.  

For those with physical jobs or small children, plan to have 4-6 weeks of recovery time. For sedentary jobs, you may possibly return to work in 2-3 weeks. Avoid activities that increase your blood pressure until 6 weeks after surgery. However, Dr. MacDonald encourages you to begin walking as soon as possible.

Ready to Reclaim Your Figure?

If you would like to see what one of the most sought-after mommy makeover surgeons in Vancouver can do for you, contact MacDonald Plastic Surgery at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Vancouver Mommy Makeover FAQs

The cost of a mommy makeover is determined by your individual needs and may include multiple procedures. Following your consultation, Dr. MacDonald’s assistant will provide you with a detailed breakdown of your mommy makeover cost in Vancouver.

You will be given general anesthesia during your mommy makeover, so you should not feel discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication and antibiotics to take following your procedure. During your consultation, be sure to discuss your pain concerns with Dr. MacDonald.

The best time for a mommy makeover is when you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for the procedure. Ideally, you should be at a stable weight. For any type of breast rejuvenation procedure, it is best to wait at least 6 months after you stop breastfeeding. It is also important to ensure you have a post-operative support system in place to assist you as you relax and heal.

Patients will notice visible improvements to their figures immediately following their mommy makeover. However, swelling in the treated areas may obscure your results for a few weeks. As swelling subsides and your body heals, you will see a more youthful contour in your appearance. 

While the total recovery time for a mommy makeover is dependent upon the procedures involved, full recovery may take approximately 4-6 weeks. Though you return home on the day of the procedure, you will need assistance completing routine tasks for a few weeks, especially caring for young children. 

By maintaining your healthy lifestyle and weight, you will experience long-lasting results from your mommy makeover procedures.

As each mommy makeover is tailored to the patient, no recovery will be the same. Thus, Dr. MacDonald will advise you as to when you can begin exercising again, but typically it is around 6 weeks from surgery.