Why is the Mommy Makeover so popular?

Having a baby is one of the greatest wonders and joys in life. As a mom, the love, support, and nurturing you give to your children often goes beyond the emotional devotion and care; there is a wide array of physical effects that pregnancy and breastfeeding will have on your body.

A Mommy Makeover can address a number of areas affected by childbirth. It can help you get back into your sexiest clothes and make you fit into your new two-piece bikini. It can address sagging breasts, loose skin, stretched abdominal muscles, stubborn fat deposits on abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks, stretch marks, and that protruding belly you can’t wait to get rid of. A Mommy Makeover with Dr. Chad Wu can help you reclaim the body you once had or have always desired.

As you take a little time for yourself to get a Mommy Makeover, you can enhance your body, boost your confidence, and strengthen your self-image to help you be an even better example for your child. Individuals who are not mothers but who have experienced major weight loss or unwanted signs of aging can also experience many of the same benefits from these procedures.

The changes your body goes through to perform that process, though, may leave you almost unrecognizable to yourself. Californian moms come in to see Dr. Wu with a range of problems when it comes to getting back their pre-pregnancy bodies, such as:

  • Abdominal muscle separation, which creates an unwanted pooch in the belly that is best repaired with surgery.
  • Loss of breast volume and lift after breastfeeding.
  • Excess fat and sagging skin.
  • Visible C-section scars above the bikini line, especially if you had an emergency C-section and have a vertical scar.
  • Excess fatty deposits that just won’t go away despite proper diet and exercise.


There is no standard formula for a mommy makeover; it is always tailored to your individual needs. Cosmetic surgery procedures after pregnancy or any cosmetic treatments geared toward the correction of, and the reversal of, post-pregnancy alterations in the body and skin may be combined, or performed as isolated procedures.

Dr. Wu has helped hundreds of women like you achieve stunning figures through a uniquely tailored combination of procedures, the “Mommy Makeover.”

It combines several procedures at once to help you achieve a flatter tummy, lifted and firm breasts, curvier buttocks, slender contours, and a more youthful, pre-pregnancy appearance.

Breast Lift

Breasts often lose volume, tissue, and skin tone from the changes that occur during pregnancy and breast feeding, resulting in a sagging appearance. Breast lift surgery (mastopexy), eliminates extra skin and tightens the remaining tissue for firmer, “perkier,” more youthful-looking breasts. When done concurrently with a breast augmentation, these procedures will enhance your mommy makeover to bring your breast back to pre-pregnancy form.Improves breast shape and contour

  • Improves breast shape and contour
  • Corrects breast sagging
  • Restores a more youthful and perky breast appearance

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Breast Augmentation

Nothing takes the brunt of childbearing, breastfeeding, and aging as much as a woman’s breasts. A mommy makeover will include a breast augmentation more than any other procedure.

A breast augmentation with implants adds fullness and volume to the breasts for a more contoured, better aesthetic appearance. They can improve the cosmetic appearance of breasts that have lost volume or fullness after pregnancy, weight gain/loss, or breastfeeding.

  • Permanently boosts breast size with implants
  • Enhances breast shape for a rounder, more feminine look
  • Restores youthful volume and firmness
  • Implants come in a wide variety of sizes, profiles, textures, etc. for patient customization

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Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck can correct unattractive changes to the abdomen caused by pregnancy, aging, heredity, or weight fluctuations. This surgery tightens and firms the abdomen to restore its definition and contour.

  • Removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen
  • Tightens weakened or separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
  • Particularly beneficial after multiple pregnancies

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Pregnancy, nursing, and weight fluctuations often leave pockets of stubborn fat in areas such as the hips, buttocks, waist, and thighs. Liposuction removes fat from trouble areas to create more youthful and slender body contours.

  • Directly targets stubborn fat in troublesome areas
  • Can be performed anywhere on the body
  • Permanently removes unwanted fat
  • Improves body contours

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Brazilian Buttock Lift

A Brazilian Buttock Lift is a buttock augmentation procedure in which fat is transferred from multiple areas of the body to the buttocks. First, liposuction is used to contour the body and harvest excess fat, predominantly from the abdomen, flanks and back. Fat can be extracted from other areas of the body as well if needed. The fat is then purified and only the highest quality fat is used to augment the buttocks. The transferred fat provides volume and contour, for a shapelier, perkier and younger looking booty.

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Arm Lift

This procedure can improve loose skin and fullness of the arms along with hanging skin in the armpits. The arm lift reduces excess skin and fat of the upper arms to provide a smoother, more toned and proportionate appearance.

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Face Lift

Being a mother is as exhausting as it is gratifying, and most moms develop a few more lines and wrinkles after having children. For facial concerns, lines and wrinkles can be effectively addressed with little or no down time with injectables: toxins, fillers or PRP. Facial skin texture can be refined, refreshed, and beautified with medical esthetic treatments. The possible combinations are numerous, and depend solely upon your desires. After a thorough discussion of your goals, Dr. Wu will suggest a post-pregnancy treatment plan that is tailored specifically for you, striving to deliver the best mommy makeover Montreal has to offer you.

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The Procedure


  • Tell your surgeon what medications you are taking.
  • Tell the surgeon if you have varicose veins.
  • Tell your doctor about any allergies.
  • Tell your surgeon if you have ever had phlebitis.
  • Inform your surgeon if you smoke.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory medications or aspirin.


  • Wash with a disinfectant soap.
  • Wear comfortable, loose clothing.
  • Do not wear make-up.
  • Do not wear jewelry.

Mommy makeover, that will include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, arm lift, face lift, Brazilian buttock lift, breast lift and augmentation, is usually performed under general anesthesia and lasts between five and six hours.

Back to Family, Back to You – The Recovery

Most moms do not have the luxury of a long recovery period after plastic surgery, and a treatment plan is always suggested that gets you back to family life, and, just as importantly, your life, the most quickly. Most women are able to return to normal activities including work, working out, and caring for kids approximately one week after breast augmentation or breast lift, and between ten days and two weeks after breast and/or tummy tuck surgery.

  • No alcohol
  • No tobacco
  • No intense physical activity

What are the risks of a Mommy Makeover?

As with all plastic surgery procedures, there can be related risks, complications and side effects associated with a Mommy Makeover. The combination of surgeries can prove to be a challenging task. As such, careful selection of your surgeon and surgical center is highly recommended.

Most common risks: infection, internal bruising, bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, soreness, swelling, numbness, capsular contracture, hematoma, implant rupture, fluid imbalance, altered sensation of the nipple and breast, and embolism.


Which procedures should I include in my Mommy Makeover?

The procedures listed above are the ones that are most often included in the Mommy Makeover. If you do not need all of these procedures, you can select the ones that best fit your needs. Some individuals may need other procedures not listed here, such as a facelift, arm lift, or others. Every patient’s needs are unique, which is why Dr. Wu discusses your needs with you in detail during your consultation. At that time, the two of you will determine which procedures you should include with your Mommy Makeover.

When is the best time to get a Mommy Makeover?

The best time to get a Mommy Makeover is when you are finished having children, it is at least six months after you have delivered your last child or stopped nursing, and you are financially and physically prepared to undergo major surgery. Patients who are physically fit and near their goal body weight usually have the best results from Mommy Makeover surgery.

Who is an ideal candidate for Mommy Makeover surgery?

Ideal candidates for a Mommy Makeover are typically mothers or individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight. Most patients have pockets of stubborn fat combined with sagging abdominal skin, weakened stomach muscles, and deflated, sagging breasts. Candidates should be non-smokers or be willing to quit for at least two weeks before and after their procedure. The best candidates have a healthy lifestyle and are within 10 to 15 pounds of their goal weight.

Do I have to be a mother to get a Mommy Makeover?

Despite its name, the Mommy Makeover is not just for mothers. This procedure can be performed on any woman or even any man who desires correction of multiple body issues at once.

What is the benefit of combining your treatments into a Mommy Makeover rather than doing each procedure one at a time?

There are multiple benefits to combining your procedures into one as a Mommy Makeover:

  • Overall less expensive than multiple surgeries
  • Far easier recovery overall than multiple surgical procedures
  • Shorter surgical timeline altogether
  • Less time off work overall
  • Your full results come sooner
Are the results permanent?

The results of your Mommy Makeover are designed to be long lasting. However, their longevity largely depends on choices that you make. Women who become pregnant or gain a lot of weight after their Mommy Makeover will likely compromise their results. The natural aging process can also affect how long results last. You will be able to maintain your results the best with a healthy lifestyle and avoiding future pregnancies.

Will I not be able to breastfeed after breast surgery?

There is always a probability; however, Dr. Wu takes every necessary precaution for your surgery to be successful.

Will breast implants affect my ability to receive mammograms?

A skilled technician should be able to perform a mammogram even with breast implants. Make sure you inform the laboratory that you have implants when you make the appointment and confirm that they have someone experienced in image testing patients with implants. In some cases, you may be asked to undergo an MRI to better view the breast tissue.

Will this procedure help eliminate cellulite?

It depends on the selected procedures. Liposuction can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, but it does not eliminate it.

What happens if I get pregnant after a Mommy Makeover?

Becoming pregnant after a Mommy Makeover can reverse the effects of the surgery, which is why we recommend undergoing a Mommy Makeover if you are finished with having children.

What should I expect post-op?

You will most likely be required to wear a compression garment over the treated areas and you may also require drains depending on the procedure. Massages are an extremely important part of the healing process. They help in providing optimal results, helping with natural contour and uniformity. To help you manage pain, your doctor will prescribe you pain medications. Recovery time varies depending on the procedures selected in you Mommy Makeover.

How soon after I finish breast feeding can I have breast plastic surgery?

Breast augmentation or breast lift should be performed no sooner than three months following cessation of breast feeding.