Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover

Dr. Esta Bovill is dedicated to helping her patients enhance their body contours through plastic surgery procedures such as tummy tuck and liposuction. She has a particular interest in cosmetic breast surgery, including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction and complex revision breast surgery. This advanced combination of treatments for the breasts and abdomen, often done on the same day, is referred to as a mommy makeover. The goal of mommy makeover is to reduce the unwelcome effects of childbearing and restore a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy shape. To find out whether mommy makeover is for you, explore the information below.

A mother of two children herself, Dr. Bovill specializes in “Mommy make-overs” and understands what women experience during pregnancy, child birth and breast feeding.  Mommy makeover surgeries can include vaginal rejuvenation procedures such as labiaplasty or diVa vaginal laser treatments as well as surgical rejuvenation of the breasts, abdomen and body of women who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy shape. 

Meet Dr. Esta Bovill, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon & Mommy Makeover Specialist Vancouver BC

Dr. Esta Bovill is an internationally trained Plastic Surgeon, board certified by both the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Dr. Bovill is a fellowship trained specialist in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for women. Dr. Bovill’s practice philosophy focuses on providing natural, exceptional surgical results, with individualized and compassionate care. Her practice is focused on providing beautiful, natural and long-lasting results for her patients.

Dr. Bovill has extensive training and expertise in plastic surgery:

  • Trained in Canada and the United Kingdom
  • Dr. Bovill graduated from University of London Medical School (M.D.)
  • awarded a PhD in microsurgery prior to completing general and plastic surgical residency in Oxford and the South West of England
  • completed her Fellowship in Breast Surgery and Reconstruction, and was subsequently appointed on Faculty at the University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Bovill is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Plast) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)

Am I a Mommy Makeover Candidate?

If you have completed your family and would like to restore your pre-pregnancy body contours then you may be a candidate for a mommy makeover. While some women regain their pre-pregnancy body with ease, many women are not so fortunate. Pregnancy often causes permanent, unwelcome body changes such excess skin on the stomach, stretch marks and saggy, deflated breasts. 

Because every woman’s body is affected differently by pregnancy, Dr. Bovills develops an individual treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to your individual area(s) of concern. Procedures she often recommends include tummy tuck and liposuction for the abdomen, combined with breast augmentation and breast lift. Other procedures that may be performed for the mommy makeover include labiaplasty or diVa laser therapy for vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Bovill will help you determine which combination of procedures will best help you achieve your goals.

When Should I Have a Mommy Makeover?

Women who are the best candidates for a mommy makeover are generally healthy, and have already lost most of their baby weight. Tummy tuck surgery can reduce the amount of excess fat on the stomach and lower body, but the goal of this procedure is not to achieve major weight loss. The consultation process is very important to have a honest discussion about what kind of expectations can be realistically achieved. 

What is the Recovery Time for a Mommy Makeover?

Having a mommy makeover is a complex surgical operation. The initial recovery takes approximately 3-4 weeks before patients are back to doing most of their daily activities. At approximately 6-8 weeks post surgery patients can begin to exercise again. 

Mommy Makeover FAQs

Dr. Bovill receives many inquiries about mommy makeover. The most common questions are:

What does mommy makeover include?

Your mommy makeover will be uniquely customized to treat your individual concerns and help you achieve your ideal cosmetic outcome. Since most women experience changes in their abdomen and breasts after giving birth and nursing, mommy makeover typically includes tummy tuck and breast lift and/or the placement of implants.

Is mommy makeover safe?

It’s understandable to question the safety of combining multiple plastic surgery procedures. However, your safety is Dr. Bovill’s primary concern and she makes her surgical recommendations very carefully. Depending on your goals, your medical history and build, she may suggest performing all the procedures on the same day or spacing them out into stages, allowing you to recover from each procedure before undergoing the next. In most cases it is preferable to have all procedures performed simultaneously so you only have to undergo anesthesia once.

When should I have mommy makeover?

The timing of your mommy makeover is important. In general, you should wait until you’ve finished having children and do not plan to become pregnant again. Also you should wait until your body has healed from childbirth and you have finished breastfeeding, and your breasts have returned to their final shape and size. 

Will mommy makeover treat my stretch marks?

Depending on the location and extent of your stretch marks, a tummy tuck may lessen their appearance or even remove them entirely. However, there is not a procedure designed specifically to treat stretch marks.

When can I return to work?

The length of your recovery depends on the number and type of surgical procedures you’ve undergone and how your body heals. Many of Dr. Bovill’s mommy makeover patients return to work about three to four weeks after surgery. However, it’s important to listen to your body and not push yourself to return to work and your normal routine any sooner than you truly feel ready.

How long will my results last?

As long as you maintain your weight with regular exercise and a healthy diet, you will enjoy your results for many years to come. If you become pregnant or your weight fluctuates, your results could be compromised.

Mommy Makeover Costs

The cost of mommy makeover depends on the combination of procedures that Dr. Bovill performs. For example, a mommy makeover that includes tummy tuck and breast augmentation will differ in price from a mommy makeover that includes tummy tuck, augmentation and breast lift. For more specific information about mommy makeover pricing, or to book a confidential consultation with Dr. Esta Bovill, please call (604) 256-0851 or book a consultation now. The team at 8 West Clinic looks forward to meeting you and answering all your questions.