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Motherhood is filled with laughs, cries and undeniable physical changes. Whether you’re a new mom or a seasoned pro, navigating the latter can be tricky.

Let’s face it, after creating a tiny miracle, your body has been through a lot. It’s completely natural to want to feel your best again. We can all admit that looking and feeling your best has a positive impact on your overall well-being.

Mommy makeovers address these body changes by offering a way to regain confidence after such a major life event. But this often-surgical approach can be a daunting personal decision, especially after the incredible experience of childbirth, and it’s perfectly understandable if it’s not for you.

Non-invasive, non-surgical mommy makeovers provide a way to improve your post-pregnancy appearance without the risks associated with surgery.

This approach goes beyond physical changes to help you feel comfortable in your body, emotionally and mentally.

At MD Cosmetic, located in Abbotsford and Port Moody, British Columbia, we’re experts in aesthetic medicine, helping you feel confident in your own skin.

In this blogpost, you’ll learn what to expect before and after a mommy makeover, how much a mommy makeover costs in Canada (what goes into costing) and its safety profile.

What’s a Mommy Makeover?

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Mommy Makeover: Before and After

A mommy makeover is a series of surgical procedures that aim to address postpartum body changes such as the abdomen, thighs, breasts, etc.

But if surgery isn’t your preferred option, there’s another alternative available.

Non-surgical mommy makeovers provide targeted treatments for common concerns with minimal downtime and less risk compared to surgery.

The truth is that postpartum body worries persist despite efforts to brush them off — if you know, you know. It’s okay to appreciate the miracle of new life while also longing for the familiarity of your pre-pregnancy body.

But you should manage your expectations when considering a non-surgical mommy makeover: The procedure may not completely restore your body to its pre-pregnancy state, but it can provide a close resemblance. This can help you regain confidence and comfort in your body, allowing you to feel your best.

So, what are the non-surgical solutions and how safe are they? What kind of body transformation can you expect, and what influences the costs?

 1.Body Contouring

Body Contouring refers to a range of methods that improve the shape and appearance of the body. Traditionally, body contouring involved only surgical procedures. But advancements in technology have led to the development of non-invasive body contouring options.

A fantastic example is CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting is a scientifically-proven technology for non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring. It works by applying controlled cooling to target specific areas, leading to the elimination of stubborn fat cells for a more sculpted appearance.

How does CoolSculpting work?

The discovery of this technology all started with a sweet treat: popsicles!

Doctors observed an unusual side effect in children — dimples appearing on their cheeks after sucking on popsicles for extended periods. This condition, known as popsicle panniculitis, resulted from cold damaging the fat cells. This discovery raised an interesting question — could a similar principle be used to target unwanted fat in other areas of the body?

The answer led to the development of CoolSculpting, which uses a process known as cryolipolysis to freeze and remove fat cells through controlled cooling.

During the procedure, a gel pad and vacuum are applied to the target area which allows for controlled cooling from the device. This cooling process causes fat cells to freeze and crystallise, ultimately leading to cell death. As time passes, your body’s natural healing process takes over and gradually eliminates dead cells from the system.

Although CoolSculpting may initially cause a strong cooling sensation, it can be generally painless as this sensation subsides within a few minutes.

The areas that are usually targeted for treatment include the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, flanks (commonly known as love handles), lower glutes or buttocks, and bra fat. If you have other areas of concern that can benefit from treatment, we can discuss them during your consultation.

Is CoolSculpting effective?

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Before and After: CoolSculpting in flank region

Yes. But not only is CoolSculpting effective, it also has the following benefits:

  • CoolSculpting targets and reduces unwanted fat in specific areas, such as the abdomen, thigh and flanks.
  • It’s a non-surgical, non-invasive alternative to traditional liposuction that removes the need for needles or surgical incisions. 
  • CoolSculpting has an established safety profile.
  • Minimal downtime is required, which means that you can resume your daily routine soon after the procedure.
  • CoolSculpting destroys fat cells permanently, ensuring long-lasting results. To achieve optimal results, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet.

What are the side effects of CoolSculpting?

Although CoolSculpting is relatively safe, you should be aware of its potential temporary side effects:

  • Increased sensitivity: The treated area may be more sensitive to touch, so try to avoid abrasive clothing and be gentle with the area.
  • Temporary discomfort: You may experience mild pain, aching, or a stinging/tingling sensation in the treated area. These symptoms can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers or topical creams.
  • Skin inflammation: Redness, swelling, blanching and bruising may appear for a few days or weeks. Gentle care and cold compresses can ease these.
  • Temporary firmness: In rare cases, the treated area may feel firm, but this will typically resolve on its own.

During your consultation, our medical professionals will address your concerns about CoolSculpting and ensure a safe, comfortable experience.

What is the cost of CoolSculpting in Canada?

Costing for CoolSculpting is customised based on individual needs, and is influenced by factors such as:

  • Area(s) of treatment: The cost of treatment varies depending on the size of the area being treated. Larger areas such as the abdomen require more applicators, making the cost higher compared to smaller areas.
  • Number of treatment sessions: During your consultation, we will determine how many treatment sessions you will need, and this affects the overall cost.
  • Promotions and discounts: We offer periodic discounts and package deals to make CoolSculpting more affordable. Sign up for our mailing list to stay updated or ask during if there’s any available your consultation.

The advantage of CoolSculpting is that it eliminates fat cells permanently. This means you can enjoy long-lasting outcomes if you maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and exercise routine.

The best results are typically seen 2-3 months after treatment.

Contact us today to discuss your options, goals and budget.

 2. Skin Tightening

Skin tightening is a treatment that uses non-invasive heat technologies, such as radiofrequency or ultrasound waves, to tighten the skin. This procedure can be performed alone or in combination with CoolSculpting to achieve a more cohesive look after fat loss.  

Skin tightening can improve skin texture and reduce loose skin for a firmer appearance.

Morpheus8 is an amazing example of the skin tightening procedure: A microneedling device that uses radiofrequency energy to reshape and contour the body by remodeling fat beneath the skin.

How does Morpheus8 tighten skin?

  • Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency energy to precisely target specific depths within the skin, resulting in minimal impact on surrounding tissues.
  • This fractional treatment penetrates deep into the skin and fat to stimulate collagen production, resulting in visible improvement in skin firmness over time.
  • It can also target multiple areas of concern, including the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and arms.

Although you may experience temporary discomfort may occur during the procedure, but we can provide options to manage it as needed, such as topical numbing cream.

What are the risks of Morpheus8?

While the downtime associated with Morpheus8 is typically minimal compared to surgery, it’s not always immediate. Most people can return to their usual activities within a few days, but some may require a bit longer.

Morpheus8 is generally a safe procedure, but temporary side effects can happen. They include:

  • Tenderness: You may experience tenderness or soreness in the treated area for a few days after the procedure. Oral painkillers can help alleviate these symptoms.
  • Redness, bruising or swelling: After the treatment, you may notice these in the area, but they typically subside within a few days.
  • Increased sun sensitivity: Your skin may be more sensitive to the sun after treatment. Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher consistently.
  • Others: In rare cases, more serious side effects like infection and scarring may happen. But these can be mitigated and managed.

If you experience any persistent or concerning side effects, contact your treatment provider immediately.

For optimal results during recovery, carefully follow all post-treatment instructions and attend scheduled follow-up appointments.

 3. Laser Resurfacing

Stretch marks can be a difficult and persistent problem to deal with.

These streaks usually appear on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and breasts, and can make you feel self-conscious. They happen because of the rapid weight gain associated with pregnancy and are a reminder of the incredible changes your body has gone through to bring new life into the world.

Despite the numerous treatment options available, there’s no one cure for this condition. However, the future looks bright with the advancements in laser technology.

Laser resurfacing visibly reduces the appearance of stretch marks but does not completely remove them.

You can discuss your options, expectations and complementary solutions during a personalised consultation with our experts.


Get Your Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover at MD Cosmetic

Transform your postpartum body with a non-invasive mommy makeover.

This innovative approach gives you optimal results while minimising the possibility of surgical complications. You can safely and reliably achieve a refreshed look.

Our experts are here to help you choose from our suggested treatments or create a fully customised mommy makeover package.

Our priority at MD Cosmetic is your satisfaction and comfort.

Book your consultation now to discuss your options.