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 of 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.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"DYNAMIC DUO!! I was referred to Dr. Canales from literally everyone in Sonoma County that already had a breast aug. My sister and I went together for our initial consult and we both left feeling very confident he was the Dr. for us. We both got our surgery done on the same day and loved our results! We both felt that he listened to exactly what we wanted and also gave us the right input and direction. Fast forward my life 11 years & 3 breast fed babies later, I now had saggy, separated, HUGE breasts that laid in my armpits! I needed a mommy makeover on them in a bad way! So of course I went back to Dr. Canales, he greeted me like family, we consulted and I booked my surgery. I wanted a smaller more narrow look, no armpit boob and natural looking (basically a miracle)! Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas are amazing along with everyone else that helped to prep and take care of me! Now 3 weeks postop they're exactly what I wanted; reduced, lifted and a new smaller implant. I would recommend this office to anyone and everyone and can honestly say every single one of my friends that I have referred to his office has been just as happy with there results."- J.C. / Yelp / Jun 28, 2017
"I am new to writing Yelp reviews but really wanted to write a review because of my excellent experience and also because I myself relied on online recommendations when deciding on my surgeon. I had initially wanted to book with a female surgeon so tried to get a consultation with Dr. Furnas but Dr. Canales had an opening consultation so I took it. I am so glad it worked out this way! First, The location is beautiful with a very nice office space and friendly staff. Dr. Canales is wonderful! He made me feel instantly comfortable. I really felt like I could trust him. I was wanting to replace my implants to go smaller and we discussed a lift and I ended up having with a mini lift as well. I felt so comfortable and had been contemplating surgery a long time so booked my surgery date and made a deposit that day. I had a pre-op appointment and felt very confident in Dr. Canales again. I paid the remainder of my bill at that time. He is a great surgeon with great bed-side manner. He is talented and professional. The surgical suite was immaculate. I had almost no pain after! Most importantly, he gave me exactly what I wanted and I had beautiful results. I will go back to him for a mommy makeover in the future. I highly recommend him!"- A.G. / Yelp / Aug 19, 2016
"Mommy Makeover - 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,.Dr. Canalas did a beautiful job. He made me feel confident that the outcome would be successful even though other doctors refused to attempt the procedure. I felt totally comfortable in his care and trusted his skills. I couldn't be happier with the results. Dr. Canalas and all the staff are professional, friendly, patient and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Mar 02, 2016
"Mommy Makeover - Everyone at Dr. Canales' office is so professional and kind. Dr. Canales is such a wonderful doctor with a fantastic surgical skills. He give you realistic expectations and doesn't rush his patients. I had so many questions and concerns and he sat and listened to every single one and took the time to make sure I was satisfied with his answers. He even made sure to make conversation with my husband."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Feb 23, 2017
"Mommy Makeover - I think Dr. Heather Furnas is an extremely talented surgeon - a true artist. She gave me a beautiful result that was beyond my expectations."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Aug 13, 2014
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 of 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 of 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 of 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.