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Mommy Makeover Surgeon in Vancouver

Creating and raising a family is full of joy and happiness. However, the process of carrying, delivering, and breastfeeding a child can cause some lasting changes to your body, which, in many cases, despite exercise and a healthy weight, can only be corrected surgically. Each person is an individual, and post-pregnancy changes to the body vary widely between women based on genetics, weight gain, number of pregnancies, breastfeeding, and lifestyle.

The most common areas of concern for women are the abdomen and breasts. A mommy makeover procedure can treat all these problems in a single surgery. Dr. Tregaskiss will work with you to identify the areas that are a concern for you and make a plan for how best to treat those concerns.

Mommy-Makeover Quick Facts

AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia
SurgeryTypically, Day surgery or occasionally an overnight stay
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Recovery– Typically go home with 2 drains after tummy-tuck surgery for 5-7 days
– 2-3 weeks off work, 1 week of very limited activity, 2-4 weeks light activity only
– After 4 weeks activities can be increased
– Resume full activities after 6 weeks

Areas Mommy-Makeover focus on

The most common areas of concern for women are the abdomen and breasts. A postpartum mommy makeover procedure can treat all these problems in a single surgery. Dr. Tregaskiss will work with you to identify the areas that are of most concern to you and make a plan for how best to treat this.



The abdomen can have loose baggy skin, separation, and weakness of the stomach muscles, excess fat around the lower abdomen, hips and flanks, stretch marks, and unsightly caesarean section scars. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) will be able to address these issues with muscle tightening and the removal of excess skin and fat. Stretch marks on the lower abdomen can also be minimized with a tummy tuck.


Breast Rejuvenation

The breasts can often seem deflated and lose their projection after having children. A breast lift (mastopexy) can be performed with or without breast augmentation (using implants) to improve the appearance of the breasts and make them feel full and uplifted. For some women with larger breasts that have lost their perkiness, a breast reduction can provide a more elevated and proportional contour.



Liposuction to the hips and flanks is often a very useful addition to a tummy-tuck procedure as it helps with contouring the body in areas that the tummy tuck can’t reach to achieve the optimal outcome for you.


Other Additions

Other procedures such as scar revision to caesarean-section scars, arm-lift, thigh-lift or liposuction to other areas, such as arms, thighs, bra-line, back, or underneath the chin can also be incorporated if necessary and desired.


Full recovery from a Mommy Makeover procedure is typically around 6-12 weeks. Within 3-4 weeks, patients will likely be back to the majority of their activities of daily living. Patients will be able to exercise again around 4-8 weeks, depending on their individual recovery. Recommencing heavy lifting (20kg/45lbs) can take up to 12 weeks in select cases. It will be necessary for a caregiver to be with you and any children in the house for the first week. You will also need to wear a post-surgery pressure garment for 6 weeks post-surgery to achieve the optimal cosmetic outcome. Once the swelling and bruising go down, you won’t believe your results. We’ll take mommy makeover before and after pictures so you can see the full extent of the results.


About Dr. Ashley Tregaskiss

MB, BS, MSc, FRCS (Plast), FRCSC

Dr. Ashley Tregaskiss is a plastic surgeon based in Vancouver and Langley, British Columbia who has practiced medicine in the UK, Australia and Canada for over 15 years. He works in both the private sector with a focus on breast, body and facial aesthetic surgeries as well as in the public sector. His public/MSP work is varied, with a focus on cancer reconstruction and trauma. He has completed fellowship training in aesthetic surgery, breast reconstruction, craniofacial trauma and head & neck reconstruction.

Dr. Tregaskiss and his team strive to create a welcoming, professional and courteous environment for all patients and to achieve surgical excellence and beautiful cosmetic outcomes.

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Dr. Tregaskiss takes the time to listen to your goals and concerns, answer all your questions, make recommendations and discuss your surgical options in detail so you feel comfortable before deciding to proceed with surgery.

We understand that choosing to get surgery can cause anxiety in some people. Therefore our caring and licensed staff is there to support you and make you feel comfortable every step of the way from consultation to recovery to follow-ups. Our team ensures patient safety and strives for quick recovery time. Dr. Tregaskiss uses innovative techniques and customized approach for each patient to achieve natural looking and incredible plastic surgery outcomes.


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Estimated Fees

A mommy-makeover procedure usually includes a combination of procedures, such as breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, etc., in a single surgery. Therefore, fees could vary from patient to patient. Contact us to know your exact mommy makeover cost in Canada.

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Third-party financing options are available. We are pleased to have partnered with Beautifi and Medicard, who can provide patient financing for medical procedures. We will provide any assistance with this process that we can.

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We understand that choosing to get surgery can cause anxiety in some women. Therefore, our caring and licensed staff is there to support you and make you feel comfortable every step of the way, from consultation to recovery to follow-ups. Our team ensures patient safety and strives for quick recovery time. Dr. Tregaskiss uses innovative techniques and a customized approach for each patient to achieve natural-looking and incredible plastic surgery outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you lose weight after a mommy makeover?

While a mommy makeover can help to remove stubborn fat and excess skin that may be contributing to an increase in weight, it is not a weight loss procedure. It is recommended that you have a mommy makeover done once you are at, and able to maintain your goal weight. Excessive weight gain or weight loss after a mommy makeover can impact the results.

How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?

The best way to prepare for a mommy makeover is by understanding the procedure and recovery. You will need a ride to and from the surgery as you will not be able to drive yourself home. It is recommended that you have a friend or family member stay with you for at least the first night to help you get settled into your recovery. Arranging childcare during this time can also make your recovery more manageable. Any prescription medications should be filled and picked up before surgery, so you don’t have to make any additional stops on the way home. Another great way to prepare for a mommy makeover is by prepping meals ahead of time to limit the amount of time spent on your feet.

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

The recovery time after a mommy makeover will differ depending on the specific combination of procedures you had performed to make up your mommy makeover. On average, you will need about 2-3 weeks off from work for your initial recovery with 4-6 weeks being needed to return to a more normal routine.

What is all included in a Mommy Makeover?

The procedures included in a mommy makeover can be tailored to address your specific concerns. Just because one person has one procedure done, doesn’t mean you will have to have it done too. The most common procedures in a mommy makeover include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, or breast reduction.

Is a mommy makeover painful?

Dr. Tregaskiss takes great pride in making procedures as comfortable as possible for his clients. He does this by using long-lasting nerve blocks during the procedure in combination with effective, tailored post-operative analgesia. Nonetheless some discomfort following a mommy makeover is to be expected. You will be prescribed pain meds to help manage any discomfort, and by following your post-op instructions your recovery should remain relatively pain-free.

Does a facelift make you look younger?

A facelift procedure makes you look more youthful by tightening the deeper facial tissues (which sag with aging) and trimming away excess skin. It is often accompanied by ancillary procedures like fat grafting to add volume to deflated parts of the face, as well skin rejuvenation procedures like Morpheus and laser treatments to improve the quality of the remaining skin.

How do I prepare for a facelift?

To ensure optimal healing after surgery, getting your body to a healthy state starting six weeks before surgery is essential. Starting at least six weeks before your surgery you should eat healthy, avoid smoking, minimize alcohol intake, stay hydrated, and exercise regularly.

How long after a facelift can I exercise?

You will be able to walk around within hours of completing your procedure, however only very light activity should be undertaken in the first few weeks after a facelift. You can typically resume light exercise four weeks after your facelift surgery, building up to your normal exercise regime/intensity a further 2 weeks after that.

How long does facelift last?

A facelift can typically last ten years. This is because as you continue to age, your face may begin to sag once again.

How painful is a facelift?

There is typically very minimal discomfort after a facelift procedure. Any discomfort you may experience is typically managed with simple analgesic medications given under your doctor’s supervision.

What is best age for facelift?

A facelift is best performed on individuals in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. These ages are when signs of skin aging become more visible.

Is eyebrow lift surgery painful?

A brow lift is done under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, so you will not feel a thing during the procedure. You may experience some discomfort and itching during your recovery, but this can be managed with prescribed pain medication.

What is a brow lift?

A brow lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that lifts the brow line into a more youthful position. This may be done to address signs of aging or correct obstructed vision.

Can a brow lift fix hooded eyes?

A brow lift can fix hooded eyes that are a result of a drooping brow line. This is commonly associated with aging.

What is the best age to get a brow lift?

The age at which you choose to have a brow lift done depends on your aesthetic goals. If you wish to have this procedure done to correct drooping brows, the most common age for doing so is between 40 and 70. Your genetics and lifestyle may contribute to you needing this procedure at a younger age.

Are you awake during a brow lift?

A brow lift can be done under general anesthesia, in which you are asleep, or local anesthesia. If you choose local anesthesia, you can be given a sedative that will keep you relaxed and sleepy.

How long does a forehead lift last?

Aging is a continuous process, so while results may last a very long time, they are not permanent. Most people can expect to enjoy the results of a forehead lift for around 10-15 years.

What is a forehead lift?

A forehead lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure done to reposition the forehead with the aim of reducing wrinkles, correcting a drooping brow, and lifting the upper eyelids.

Is a forehead lift painful?

During a surgical forehead lift, you are under sedation with anesthesia so you will not feel anything. During your recovery, you may experience some tenderness and itching that can be managed with pain medication.

Does a forehead lift leave behind scars?

Your surgeon will make as small incisions as possible during your forehead lift procedure. These will usually leave behind light scars that are well-concealed within your hairline.