Mommy Makeover


What Is A Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures targetting unwanted pregnancy-related changes to your body.

As a mother of two children, Dr. Bovill has a special interest in a variety of mommy makeover procedures that rejuvenate the breasts, abdomen and body of mothers who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy form.

Mommy Makeover


Learn More About Mommy Makeover Procedures

1. How Does A Mommy Makeover Procedure Work?

Becoming a mother is one of life’s most rewarding and joyous experiences but it can also bring significant unwanted changes to the body that can’t be easily reversed with diet and exercise.

The effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding on the body are unique to each woman so Dr. Bovill works with you to find the best combination of procedures to optimally restore your pre-pregnancy form.

2. What Procedures Can Be Involved In A Mommy Makeover?

There are a number of different options available in a mommy makeover, which you can decide in a private discussion with Dr. Bovill.

Here are some of the common surgical procedures that be combined during a single day of plastic surgery:

1. Abdominoplasty:

This can involve the removal of excess of fat and skin in your abdomen area and the tightening of abdominal muscles to re-create a flat tummy. Where appropriate, a less invasive mini-abdominoplasty can revise Cesarian section scars and address the frustrating ‘overhang’ that often results from the combination of stretched abdominal skin and tethered scar.

2. Liposuction:

If you're having trouble losing weight in specific areas after giving birth, a liposuction procedure can help to remove stubborn deposits of fat. It is most successful as a contouring adjunct, for example in combination with a skin removing procedure.

3. Breast Augmentation:

Can restore firmness to deflated breast tissue, often providing a lift effect, and restoring a round and perky breast shape. A breast lift is sometimes required in combination,  for optimum shape, nipple position and longevity of result.

4. Breast Lift with Autoaugmentation:

Putting all the deflated tissue and skin to good use! If a new mother prefers to avoid implants, for example, full glandular rearrangement techniques can achieve long lasting results not previously possible with skin-only breast lifts.

5. Skin Contouring:

As with post-weight loss candidates, this can involve the improvement of skin elasticity and skin tone along with the removal of unwanted stretch marks.

3. Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Mommy Makeover Surgery?

Here is what to consider to assess if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover procedure:

  • You are in generally good overall health as this is an important prerequisite for most surgeries.

  • You currently do not intend to have any more children. While you may later decide to have children after having a mommy makeover, it may reverse some of the results you gained from the procedure.

  • You are not currently breastfeeding. It is recommended to wait until you have fully stopped breastfeeding, or at least 3-6 months after giving birth if you do not breastfeed.

  • You have reached a healthy weight, which you intend to maintain within a range of 10-15 pounds. Significant weight fluctuations can lead to negative impacts on the effectiveness of mommy makeover procedures.

4. How The Post-Operation Recovery Time Works:

One of the advantages of getting a mommy makeover is you can get more than one plastic surgery procedure at the same time, so the overall recovery time is reduced and in most cases you can return home later the same day.

The recovery time for a mommy makeover can depend on the plastic surgery procedures you choose to have done but it is generally a good rule of thumb to have someone to help you for 3 days after surgery and you should count on having someone to care for your children for at least a week after surgery.

After your surgery, your scars will gradually lighten and become less noticeable. Dr. Bovill uses a conservative, precision-minded technique that helps keep incisions well hidden throughout your treatment.

After a few weeks of recovery time, you can expect to have more confidence in your appearance and enjoy natural-looking and long-lasting results.

5. Why Choose Dr. Bovill For Your Mommy Makeover

Dr. Esta Bovill MD PhD FRCSC is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

She has been practicing in Vancouver for over a decade. She is dedicated to providing exceptional compassionate care that makes her patients feel comfortable and confident along every step of their plastic surgery journey. 

As a mother of two children, she offers a rare combination of female perspective, specialist fellowship training and extensive experience with all of the plastic surgery procedures involved in a mommy makeover.

She also actively teaches plastic surgery as an Associate Clinical Professor on the Faculty at the University of British Columbia and the Medical Director of UBC’s Resident Cosmetic Clinic.

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Get All Your Mommy Makeover Questions Answered

If are considering what a mommy makeover procedure can do for your confidence and appearance, you can get all your questions answered by arranging a private personalized consultation with Dr. Bovill at her Vancouver clinic.

What People Are Saying


I thought very long and hard about having an elected abdominoplasty. I had 3 c-sections and gone on later to lose 50+ pounds. I was very sensitive about my tummy and I felt like it was quite ‘deformed’. First I saw Dr. Bovil just to talk about the procedure (to see if I was a good candidate) and to know more about the recovery. She made every effort to make me feel very comfortable and explained the procedure thoroughly - even tossed in a bit of British wit. I had interviewed other doctors and immediately felt a connection with Dr. Bovill. Her bedside manner is caring and professional and above all incredibly kind. Before and after surgery I was treated exceptionally well by her staff and the surgery centre. During follow up visits it became very clear how personally dedicated Dr. Bovil was to my recovery. I would recommend Dr. Bovil without hesitation - she has changed my body, I am incredibly happy with my new slim tummy and I will be forever grateful. But most of all - I will never forget how she made me feel and her excitement at my beautiful results. When I thanked her she was very humble and replied with "I just fixed the part that didn’t match the rest of you”.

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