A “mommy makeover” typically refers to cosmetic surgery on the breasts and abdomen done at the same time, since these are the areas most commonly affecting moms after pregnancy and childbirth. However, other combination procedures could also fall under this umbrella term, such as facial cosmetic procedures and body contouring.
Typical changes to the breasts after pregnancy include smaller breast size, less upper breast fullness, loose skin, and drooping of the nipples. These changes are called “involutional ptosis”. Options to improve the fullness and shape of the breasts include breast lift, implants, lift plus implants (called augmentation-mastopexy), or fat transfer to the breasts. Please refer to sections on each of these procedures for more information.
The abdomen may develop loose or bulging muscles (called a rectus diastasis), an umbilical hernia which presents as a bulge around the belly button, loose skin, or stubborn fat deposits that will not resolve. The surgical solution is customized to each patient. Procedures that improve the abdominal appearance include revision of C-section scars, mini tummy tuck, full abdominoplasty with rectus muscle plication, or liposuction of the tummy or love handles.
Dr. Andrade also commonly works with general surgeons, urologists or gynecologists at Southlake Regional Health Centre to do tummy tuck surgery in combination with medically required operations such as hernia repair, hysterectomy, bladder suspension, or tubal ligation.
Most Common Mommy Makeover Procedures
Dr. Andrade has gained a reputation as a local expert in mommy makeover surgery. The top makeover operations in his practice include:
- Mini tummy tuck with breast augmentation
- Full abdominoplasty with breast lift
- Breast reduction with tummy tuck
- Breast lift + implants (augmentation-mastopexy) with liposuction of the abdomen and love handles
Preparation for Surgery, Postoperative Healing, Risks
Please refer to the individual procedures to learn more about how they are performed, preparation for surgery, and postoperative recovery. Since mommy makeover operations are longer and more extensive than individual procedures, many patients will have the procedure in hospital combined with an overnight stay. However, less invasive procedures (such as mini tummy tuck plus breast augmentation) can often be done in Dr. Andrade’s private surgical facility, The York Plastic Surgery Centre.
Cost of Mommy Makeover Surgery
The cost of mommy makeovers can vary widely, because the operations are customized to each person. The price can range from $11,000 – $19,000, plus applicable local taxes. Many clients seek to finance their operation through corporations like Medicard that specialize in financing cosmetic surgery. Dr. Andrade’s patients often note that his fees are very competitive compared to quotes by surgeons in Toronto, yet the quality of care is the same.
STATE-OF-THE-ART SURGICAL FACILITY
"Yorkville of the North"
Conveniently located off highway 404 in Newmarket Ontario, The York Plastic Surgery Centre is a new cosmetic surgical facility that meets the highest standards of safety, technology and patient care. Dr. Andrade is a trusted member of the healthcare community. Also, all of the medical staff that work at the facility include board certified anaesthesiologists and fully credentialed OR nurses.
Operations performed at the facility are done on an out-patient basis with in home nursing care as needed. Patients requiring more complex surgeries stay overnight at the hospital.
The entire staff at The York Plastic Surgery Centre work hard to make every patient feel welcome, comfortable and well informed.
Disclaimer: Images and videos on this page are models. See Dr. Andrade's photo gallery for hundreds of actual patient outcomes. It is not possible to guarantee a specific result because outcomes vary from patient to patient.