About the Mommy Makeover
Santa Rosa, CA plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas regularly work with women who wish to have their pre-pregnancy figure back. While childbirth is an amazing and miraculous moment for many women, it can change the tightness and shape of certain body parts — and could leave one feeling a little frustrated. The most exciting news is that it's achievable to reclaim a tighter, slimmer figure with the assistance of the mommy makeover surgical procedure performed at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa. This body contouring treatment uses a combination of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to reshape the breasts, tummy, and lower body — virtually any body part affected by nursing or weight fluctuation can be repaired. Furthermore, nonsurgical remedies can be incorporated to smooth surface imperfections, such as skin problems or stretch marks, from the rapid stretching and fluctuation of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy.
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is. For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life. Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.R. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2019
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is.For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life.Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.P. / Google / Feb 22, 2019
"Recently I had to go in to get a Capsular contracture. In Layman terms it means my skin easily stretches. So my perfect breast augmentation done by the amazing Dr Furnas about 3 years ago started to hang lower then my pocket. They use a mesh if needed to give my skin a little more back bone and extra sutures! They are perfect! I would say it’s like having the breasts I had as a teen....But I never had any so I wouldn’t know. LOL All I know is I’m beyond grateful. Im beyond happy with the results. And my confidence has a little more boost. My post op was quicker then the first time as well. I was up and moving the same day!!! I came in and Dr Furnas and her team gave me better results tan I could have ever imagined.?? Thank you Dr Furnas and psa, I love you."- A.H. / Google / Feb 19, 2019
"Dr. Canelis and his staff are amazing and anyone who goes to them are in the best hands! He truly cares about his patients desires and listens so he is able to give his patients the best possible results. Can’t thank him enough!"- C.R. / Google / Feb 18, 2019
"Dr Canales and his staff are absolutely outstanding! Dr Canales did a superb job at making sure all my questions and concerns were addressed on top of his amazing work !! I highly recommend Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa & Allegro MedSpa"- T.M. / Facebook / Jan 25, 2019
Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are women who have undergone pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, and have tried to get a tighter figure through a consistently healthy lifestyle with little result. For many women, surgical intervention is recommended to get their pre-pregnancy figure. If you are past childbearing and are frustrated with the imperfections remaining on your body, such as lifeless, deflated breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or undesirable pockets fat in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, this procedure could help you. The overall goal of Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas is to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure so you can get back to living life without additional concern about your body.
The mommy makeover procedure is a body contouring surgery tailored for each woman by plastic surgeon Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas based on the areas of concern to be addressed. A variety of procedures can be paired together — the most popular treatments are liposuction of the flanks and lower back, as well as breast lift surgery, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery. The mommy makeover surgeries are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, lasting 3 – 7 hours, depending on the complexity. Also, a day-long stay at the hospital might be necessary. It is common to also incorporate nonsurgical skin procedures, such as an injection or a laser treatment, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface issues.
What to Expect
Once leaving the hospital, you will begin to recover and rest at home with the post-operative instructions we supply. This phase is generally a gradual process. Moving around and walking straight will be difficult the first week or so, and a step-by-step, at-home healing protocol will be needed to help the incisions heal properly. Most patients find that the healing process can last around six months. Even while the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to return to a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Exercise should be held off for around two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa can be an amazing journey for women, giving them their self-confidence once again.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover costs will vary, depending on which procedures are part of your surgical plan. During your consultation, Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will develop your treatment plan, and then we will be able to discuss possible costs. A mommy makeover is about rejuvenating your body after having children so it is best to concentrate on getting amazing results rather than shopping for the cheapest surgeon. Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa takes several payment methods, and we can give you information on finding low-interest financing to make your mommy makeover affordable.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your consultation, we will take our time to listen and understand your wants and needs before performing a physical examination. Following this, we can give you suggestions on what to include in your treatment plan. Often, women want a breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both) together with a tummy tuck and liposuction.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy are hard on your body, which is why nonsurgical procedures usually aren't enough to produce significant improvements. In your consultation, we will go over both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. After listening to your concerns and goals, we will tell you if these procedures, like nonsurgical liposuction (including CoolSculpting) or vaginal rejuvenation, may be helpful.
Will I have scars?
Although a mommy makeover gives you a rejuvenated figure, it does leave surgical scars. Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will create clean, small incisions. Most scars will be placed so they can be hidden with swimsuits and underwear. When reviewing your post-surgical care instructions, we will give you tips on scar care so your sutures heal flat and eventually fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so your results aren't compromised. In most cases, all treated areas of your body are at risk for changing if you got pregnant again. Should you have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to restore your results.
Reclaim Your Figure
If you want to stop feeling aggravated with your current figure while trying your hardest to lose those remaining pounds, we welcome you to contact Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, CA to hear more about the body contouring options we offer. Drooping breasts, excess skin, and other surface irregularities can be corrected with this custom surgery. During the consultation process, plastic surgeon Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will address your concerns and aesthetic goals and create a custom treatment plan to repair each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgical talent, it is achievable to regain the body you desire.