Mommy Makeover Vancouver | Seattle Plastic Surgery

Various things affect the look of the body such as aging, the environment, medical conditions, and genetics. However, for people who give birth to children, pregnancy is one of the top factors that change the body most. These changes can be distressing and even stressful. Plastic surgery is one way to correct the damage pregnancy does to the body. The most popular post-baby procedure is a mommy makeover. Seattle Plastic Surgery offers the best mommy makeover Vancouver residents can access.

Understanding Mommy Makeover Surgery

A mommy makeover surgery is not one procedure. Rather, it is a customized combination of two or more surgeries to address the breasts and tummy. Therefore, each patient will undergo a varied procedure compared to the last mommy makeover surgery. Due to the highly customized nature of a mommy makeover, it takes a highly skilled surgeon to perform.

The main goals of the procedure are typically to create more youthful looking breasts and a flatter tummy. Depending on the patient’s starting anatomy, this can involve several different procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, and tummy tuck, to name a few possibilities. This makes your consultation extremely important for Dr. Jonov and yourself to craft the perfect mommy makeover to meet your goals.


Patients who come in interested in a mommy makeover frequently have many motivations. While most have had children, a patient does not have to have had a child to benefit from a mommy makeover. Common motivations for mommy makeover surgery include:

  • Fuller breasts
  • Perkier breasts
  • Fitter, tighter physique
  • Correction of abdominal muscle separation
  • Flatter stomach
  • More youthful body contours
  • Improved self-esteem

Before & After

A Before and After photo of a Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery by Dr. Craig Jonov

Before & After

A Before and After photo of a Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery by Dr. Craig Jonov in Seattle and Tacoma


Like all surgeries, a mommy makeover comes with a slew of benefits and risks. For most healthy patients, the benefits outweigh the risks. However, it is important to know and understand both before undergoing a Vancouver mommy makeover. The benefits of a mommy makeover include:

  • Addresses breasts and tummy in one surgery
  • Restores youthful body physique
  • Creates more proportional and younger looking breasts
  • Corrects diastasis recti
  • Provides a flatter stomach
  • Removes excess skin
  • Tighten loose skin
  • Removes stubborn fat pockets
  • Address stretch marks and lower abdominal scarring (particularly C-section scars)
  • Reduced recovery time when compared to undergoing individual surgeries
  • Quicker results
  • Safe for ideal candidates
  • Go down multiple clothing sizes
  • May address complications of diastasis recti such as back pain or urinary incontinence
  • Performed by a top Seattle plastic surgery with years of experience in mommy makeover surgery


The risks of a mommy makeover are similar to other plastic surgeries. However, it may be slightly riskier for certain patient demographics due to an increased surgery time. This does not necessarily disqualify a patient as a candidate, but Dr. Jonov will need to make certain changes to your surgical plan. The risks of a mommy makeover can include:

  • Infection 
  • Raised or poor scar formation
  • Bleeding
  • Seroma
  • Hematoma
  • Prolonged side effects
  • Skin necrosis
  • Breast implant rupture (breast implants only)
  • Capsular contracture (implants only)
  • Loss of ability to breastfeed
  • Unfavorable results
  • Risks associated with general anesthesia

Major complications are rare. The majority of the risks listed are preventable, treatable, and rare in good mommy makeover candidates. Dr. Jonov will further discuss the risks that pertain to you during a consultation.

Treated Areas & Possible Procedures Included In Mommy Makeover

As mentioned, a mommy makeover can contain several different surgeries and will look different for each patient. Below are some of the surgeries most commonly part of a mommy makeover in Vancouver. 



  • Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation surgery involves placing breast implants to restore fullness and shape to the breasts. Sometimes after pregnancy and the engorgement period, the breasts can lose some of the natural volume that was present before pregnancy. Implants restore this fullness and can also enhance cleavage and upward projection of the breasts.
  • Breast Lift: A breast lift surgery removes extra skin and tissue on the breasts that cause saggy breasts. It also repositions the nipple after removing this skin to maintain a natural breast appearance. This creates perkier, younger looking breasts, but does contain more scarring than other breast procedures.
  • Breast Reduction: Occasionally, patients may end up with much larger breasts after having kids. Often, these patients had a larger chest naturally and it simply did not reduce in size after pregnancy. In these cases, a breast reduction can help restore proportional breasts while maintaining natural fullness.
  • Fat Transfer: Some patients may desire or benefit from a fat transfer to the breasts procedure. During this surgery, Dr. Jonov uses liposuction to harvest fat from other areas of the body. He then transfers the fat into the breasts. This generally only provides an increase of one or two cup sizes. However, it is a great option for addressing shape irregularities that may appear after pregnancy.



  • Tummy Tuck: A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is a procedure that removes extra skin from the abdomen. It also may address small, stubborn fat deposits. Dr. Jonov will correct any present muscle separation during the procedure as well. This is considered the best treatment for extra skin following a pregnancy if wanting to obtain a flatter tummy.
  • Liposuction: Liposuction uses light suction technology to remove small amounts of fat from a targeted area. It is common to combine liposuction with a tummy tuck and to treat more than one area during a mommy makeover. For example, a patient may get liposuction of the waist, abdomen, and lower back. Occasionally, liposuction may be the only procedure needed for the abdomen, though this is fairly rare.



  • Brazilian Butt Lift: A Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, is becoming a more frequent request among mommy makeover patients. Adding volume to the buttocks is possible during the procedure. Though, it depends on the number of other procedures already involved as well as the patient’s health. In some cases, Dr. Jonov may recommend doing the BBL later.
  • Thigh Lift: Along with the lower stomach, the inner thighs often collect extra skin. This comes with age, hormonal changes, genetics, and pregnancy. A thigh lift can remove this extra skin and provide slimmer thighs that match the rest of your body. Adding this to a mommy makeover can improve overall results.
  • Arm Lift: Like with a thigh lift, the upper arms tend to collect extra skin due to weight changes associated with pregnancy and age. This creates the “batwing” look that patients dread. An arm lift removes this extra skin for lither arms.

Frequently Asked Questions

When Can I Exercise Again?

Light exercise can often begin after about four to six weeks. Short, non-strenuous walks are recommended throughout the recovery period. More strenuous exercise usually resumes anywhere between eight and twelve weeks. However, this highly depends on your healing process. Some patients will heal faster or slower and thus can resume activity sooner or later. 

It is important to keep Dr. Jonov updated and attend all of your post-operative appointments. This way he can monitor your progress closely and clear you for exercise as soon as it is possible.

How Long Do I Have To Wait After Pregnancy To Have A Mommy Makeover?

Dr. Jonov prefers that patients are no longer breastfeeding when they undergo a mommy makeover. Therefore, for breastfeeding parents, one to two years is the average wait time before undergoing a mommy makeover. If you are not breastfeeding, you may be able to have the surgery sooner. Though, you should be completely healed from your pregnancy.

Also, it is important that you no longer plan to have any more children. This is because subsequent pregnancies can reverse the results of a mommy makeover.

Who Are Good Candidates?

Good mommy makeover candidates generally are in good health, no longer plan to have children or breastfeed, and have realistic expectations. Well treated and controlled medical conditions are generally not a disqualifier. However, if you take immune suppressants or certain medications you may not be a candidate. Other medications you will need to stop temporarily before and after surgery.

Patients should also not smoke. Smoking promotes worsened healing and scarring. It also places the patient at much more risk for all complications than the average patient. Thus, if you smoke, you will need to stop for several weeks before and after surgery.

Why Travel From Vancouver To Seattle For Mommy Makeover Surgery?

Traveling to Seattle for mommy makeover surgery may not seem worth it when there are surgeons in Vancouver. However, the surgeons at Seattle Plastic Surgery are some of the best in North America. They perform several mommy makeovers between them every month. In addition to this, our plastic surgeons specialize in breast and abdomen procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction.

Along with top-level expertise, Seattle Plastic Surgery caters to patients from Vancouver, BC. All appointments except for the pre-op, surgery, and first week of post-op appointments can be done virtually over Skype or Facetime. Seattle Plastic Surgery has also partnered with local hotels to offer discounted rates.

Is A Mommy Makeover Safe?

Yes, in the right patient, a mommy makeover is completely safe. Some patients may have increased risks and therefore may not be ideal candidates. However, overall, a mommy makeover is a safe and effective way to treat the changes in your body after pregnancy.

The Best Vancouver Mommy Makeover With Dr. Craig Jonov

Dr. Craig Jonov is a plastic surgeon with decades of experience and expertise. He regularly performs all of the procedures included in a mommy makeover as well as mommy makeover surgeries. With a location in the center of Seattle’s medical hub, Seattle Plastic Surgery works to provide the best possible care to all patients whether it be in-person, over FaceTime, through a phone call, or via text. Seattle Plastic Surgery offers the best tummy tuck Vancouver residents can access.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-324-1120. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.