One of the most popular combination plastic surgery techniques, a Mommy Makeover addresses common issues faced by women after pregnancy and breastfeeding. A combination of surgeries are usually part of the makeover.
Mommy Makeover surgery often begins with a breast and abdomen contouring procedure, with additional procedures as required to meet the individual’s particular needs and expectations.
Procedure Length: 2.5 – 3 Hours depending on breast procedure required
Recovery: No lifting, pushing or pulling for 6 weeks. Back to work in 7-10 days with possible modifications.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a common and fairly standard surgical approach that combines a number of procedures (a breast lift or reduction, a tummy tuck, and liposuction -normally of the tummy and lower body) during one operation. Sometimes, breast augmentation is also included for moms who have experienced loss of firmness and deflated breasts, and some post-caesarian moms may choose a scar revision procedure as well.
Is a Mommy Makeover right for you?
After the birth of your child your body is different from before pregnancy. Through consultation with Dr. Cluett, she will work with you to identify what’s changed in your body since becoming a mom and how that’s affecting you in your daily life. Whether it’s addressing mobility, excess or stretched skin, or excess fatty tissue that wasn’t there before, Dr. Cluett will help you choose the approach that is safest for you and will help you get your body back.
A Mommy Makeover, as the name suggests, may address any number of changes to your body and include different procedures depending on what will work best. As the only female plastic surgeon in Newfoundland and Labrador and a mom, Dr. Cluett understands the impacts your body can have on your new life and through her one-on-one consult will work with you to address your concerns about your body, and help increase your mobility, improve the fit of clothes, and improve your self-esteem – all the things a Mommy Makeover can help you realize.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you are considering Breast Surgery or Abdominoplasty, your plastic surgery treatment will require that you make important decisions. Dr. Cluett wants to help you feel educated about your choices and has provided a list of frequently asked questions below.
Where Will Your Procedure Take Place?
Your initial consult will take place in Dr. Cluett’s office at 7 Paton Street, The Health Sciences Centre, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, or Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre. Your surgical procedure will take place in a fully-equipped and safe surgical facility. These medical centres bring with them a team of specialized health care practitioners with training and experience specific to these types of procedures. Your safety is key to the success of a procedure.
what about Pre-op and aftercare?
Dr. Cluett will work to ensure your path to recovery is as smooth and short as possible. Your recovery will be unique to you, your body, and your surgical procedure, that’s why each patient needs a custom recovery programme. After your procedure, Dr. Cluett will meet with you to review your specific needs and recommended aftercare. Throughout the recovery process, should you have any questions, you can always call Dr. Cluett’s St. John’s office and her team will be able to provide you with answers, or schedule a follow up appointment.
Is a referral required for a consultation with Dr. Cluett?
Some consultations will be covered by MCP if you are referred by another physician. If you wish to avoid obtaining a referral it is possible to see Dr. Cluett. This will involve a one-time consultation fee.
Will my treatment be coverable by MCP?
If the concern you have is considered “cosmetic” by MCP standards, your treatment will not be covered. Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure if your treatment will be covered, is to see Dr. Cluett in consultation. After assessing your concerns, she will advise you as to whether or not MCP will cover your procedure based on your history as well as your physical problems.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Debit or cash. We are as well associated with Ifinance Medicard which is a company accustomed to financing cosmetic procedures. We will provide you with the necessary contact information so you can further investigate this option if requested.
Why should I choose a Plastic Surgeon for my cosmetic procedure?
A Plastic Surgeon is a surgical specialist who has completed a minimum of 5 years of study and training in plastic surgery after receiving their initial medical degree. This is different from a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Cluett is the only female plastic surgeon in Newfoundland and Labrador.