About the Mommy Makeover
Learn more about how a mommy makeover in Northern California can help.
Santa Rosa, California plastic surgeons Dr. Francisco Canales and Dr. 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 like you can’t get it back despite diet and exercise. The most exciting news is that it’s achievable to reclaim a tighter, slimmer figure with the assistance of mommy makeover surgical procedures performed at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa. These body contouring treatments use a combination of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to reshape the breasts, tummy, and even the labia and vagina — 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.
Here’s a look at who is an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover in Northern California.
Tummy tuck surgery in Northern California can be offered to both men and women. 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.
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.
How it works
Learn more about our surgical technique.
A variety of procedures can be paired together — the most popular treatments are:
- breast augmentation or breast lift
- tummy tuck
- vaginal rejuvenation
What to Expect
Here’s what to expect when you undergo a tummy tuck in Northern California.
After the Treatment
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 of Santa Rosa can be an amazing journey for women, giving them their self-confidence once again.
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Before and after photos are shown with consent from actual patients of Plastic Surgery Associates and are displayed for informational purposes only. Individual results may vary.
From Our Clients
I think Dr. Heather Furnas is an extremely talented surgeon – a true artist. She gave me a beautiful result that was beyond my expectations.
My confidence level is high, I can wear clothes that I couldn’t before, I walk taller and my husband is over the moon with the new me. I feel fantastic
Super satisfied with my tummy tuck and breast augmentation. All the nurses/staff were so friendly and answered all of my questions. The whole office has a warm feeling. The ladies at the front greet with smiles and are truly insterested in your surgery successes. Dr Canales made me feel comfortable and and answered all of my questions , he’s the best! The nurses in preop and recovery was so sweet and made me feel at ease. Anesthesiologist made me feel calm and safe . My experience was so positive and I got the results I wanted . I would definitely recommend this practice to family and friends and I have ! I can now wear tighter tops and not feel like I have a pouch or look pregnant . I feel better wearing bathing suits and just everyday T-shirt’s, I feel more of a women. My breasts look natural but still full. I don’t need the padded bra anymore , it’s a great feeling. Finding clothes is a lot easier because I’m not hiding problem areas .
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 of Santa Rosa takes several payment methods, and we can give you information on finding low-interest financing to make your mommy makeover affordable.
Will I need drains?
In 99% of the cases, the answer is no. Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales use a Progressive Tension Suture Technique that allows the procedure to be performed without drains. And, using their technique the rate of fluid accumulation after a tummy tuck (seroma) is close to zero.
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.
Interested in additional ways to improve the way you look and feel? Check out our related procedures.
Reclaim your pre-baby figure
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If you are having difficulty regaining your pre-baby figure on your own, we welcome you to contact Plastic Surgery Associates in Marin County and Santa Rosa, California to hear more about the body contouring options we offer. Drooping breasts, excess skin, and loosened vaginal tissues 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.