How to Get a Mommy Makeover Without Surgery: MRC’s Expert Advice

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        TL;DR: The non-surgical mommy makeover is your ticket to postpartum rejuvenation, without the potential risks associated with and recovery time of a surgical intervention. Our solutions include body contouring, skin tightening and laser treatment. But what do they entail and how safe are they?


        **Take note that this blog is purely for educational purposes. During your consultation, you can get more personalized details and further clarification.


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        Pregnancy brings many changes: physical, social, psychological, financial, we could go on and on. As a new mom — whether for the first time or the fifth — these transformations can be challenging. Because can we be honest? How we look on the outside affects how we feel on the inside.

        This is why mommy makeovers have gained popularity. But surgery can be daunting, especially following a significant life event, such as delivering a baby, which doesn’t make it everyone’s first choice.

        A non-surgical mommy makeover is the transformative solution you’ve been looking for that doesn’t require all that comes with surgery.

        The major advantage of this approach to postpartum rejuvenation is that it offers a robust option that not only caters to the physical aspects of postpartum body confidence but also addresses its emotional and psychological aspects.

        At Martin’s Rejuvenation Centre, located in Barrie, Ontario, our team includes doctors, licensed nurse injectors and medical aestheticians who bring their unique expertise and skills to the table.

        In this post, you will learn all about non-surgical mommy makeover, how it benefits you and what safety considerations to keep in mind.




        What is a Mommy Makeover?

        A traditional mommy makeover is a series of surgical procedures to address postpartum body changes. Its scope often addresses concerns in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, flanks and breasts.

        But non-surgical mommy makeover procedures emerged as a non-invasive alternative, offering targeted treatments that address postpartum concerns without the risks and lengthy recovery associated with surgery.

        Let’s face it:

        Despite our best efforts to dismiss these postpartum body concerns as only superficial, they linger, and they are valid. It’s okay to be grateful for the miracle of a new birth but also look in the mirror and long for the familiarity of your pre-pregnancy body.

        It’s also important to manage your expectations. While the non-surgical mommy makeover won’t restore your body to its exact pre-pregnancy state, it’s one of the closest approximations you can get, bringing you back to a version of yourself you can feel confident and comfortable in.

        Note that these treatments should NOT be done while actively breastfeeding.

        So, what are these non-surgical solutions, how safe are they, how will they transform your body and what is the cost?




        1. Body Contouring

        What does body contouring mean?

        Body Contouring (or Sculpting) is a category of procedures that reshape and enhance the body’s contours, typically by removing excess fat.

        CoolSculpting is an excellent example of a non-invasive method of body contouring. It’s a fat reduction and body contouring technology that eliminates stubborn fat cells using controlled cooling, without the need for surgery and its associated risks.

        This innovative treatment uses the science of cryolipolysis to specifically target and destroy fat cells without harming surrounding tissues.

        But how exactly does it work?


        How does body sculpting work?

        Believe it or not, the discovery of CoolSculpting has its roots in a childhood favourite: popsicles.

        Doctors observed children with a condition called popsicle panniculitis, characterised by dimples in their cheeks. Upon realising this was caused by fat cell loss due to the cold, they asked a simple “what if” question: what if this principle was applied to unwanted fat on the human body?

        Hence, the underlying principle behind CoolSculpting is called cryolipolysis, a process in which fat cells are destroyed by freezing

        Here’s what happens during the procedure:

        • A gel pad and vacuum are applied to the target area.
        • Controlled cooling from the device is then delivered to the area.
        • Fat cells start to freeze and crystallize, leading to cell death.
        • Your body’s natural healing process starts to remove the dead cells from the system over time.

        Relax through the 30 – 35-minute process (read, work on your laptop, scroll through social media or simply recline and watch Netflix on the wall-mounted TV).

        CoolSculpting is relatively painless. You may initially feel a strong cooling sensation, but this usually subsides after several minutes.


        What areas can CoolSculpting treat?

        coolsculpting flank before and after(CoolSculpting in flank region: Before & After)

        coolsculpting tummy before and after(CoolSculpting in abdominal region: Before & After)

        The common areas are:

        • Abdomen
        • Bra fat
        • Thighs (inner and outer)
        • Flanks (love handles)
        • Lower Glutes/Buttocks
        • Chin

        Other less common areas may also be treated; these can be discussed during your consultation.


        Is CoolSculpting effective?

        coolsculpting arms before and after(CoolSculpting in upper arms: Before & After)

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        • Targeted fat reduction: CoolSculpting reduces stubborn fat in specific areas like the abdomen, thighs, or flanks that are resistant to diet and exercise.
        • Non-invasive procedure: CoolSculpting is a non-invasive alternative to traditional liposuction. It eliminates the need for needles, anesthesia, and surgical incisions, which means there are no associated risks or recovery time.
        • Safe and effective: CoolSculpting is safe and has a well-established safety profile.
        • Minimal downtime: You can go back to your daily routine right after CoolSculpting. You might feel soreness or redness temporarily, but these side effects are mild and will go away within a few days or weeks.
        • Long-lasting results: CoolSculpting permanently destroys fat cells, providing long-lasting results for those who achieve their desired outcome. Because we’re born with a set number of fat cells, once the cell is destroyed, it cannot come back. To further improve longevity of results, you should continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


        Is CoolSculpting dangerous?

        CoolSculpting has a healthy and well-established safety profile, as demonstrated by several studies.

        Nevertheless, potential temporary side effects after the procedure include:

        • Redness and swelling: Cold compresses can help reduce the inflammation.
        • Blanching or bruising: Both should fade completely within one to two weeks.
        • Mild pain on touch: Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any discomfort.
        • Aching or itching on the area: This is temporary but, if bothersome, can be soothed with topical creams or ointments.
        • Increased skin sensitivity: Be gentle with the area and avoid abrasive clothing.
        • Tingling or stinging sensation
        • Firmness of the area

        Although side effects are expected with almost any treatment, the good news with CoolSculpting is that these are usually mild and resolve on their own within a few days or weeks.

        During your consultation, you can share any concerns or fears with our medical professionals and be assured that we will take all necessary actions and implement appropriate measures to address them effectively.


        How much does CoolSculpting cost?

        Because there are factors that influence the overall pricing of CoolSculpting, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all cost. These determinants include:

        • Target area(s): This is generally the biggest cost driver. Treating a larger surface area, such as the abdomen, will cost more than a smaller area because it requires more applicators.
        • Number of cycles: The more cycles required, the higher the overall cost. The number of cycles that will give the results you want based on your specific goals and body build are discussed before your treatment.
        • Payment options, package deals and promotions: Discounts can help with affordability, and we sometimes offer these. We also offer interest-free financing in clinic.

        Given that CoolSculpting removes stubborn fat cells for good, it’s a worthwhile investment that continues to provide long-lasting results. As long as you maintain your normal diet and exercise, your results should remain stable.

        This treatment option is also usually cheaper than its traditional surgical counterpart.

        At Martin’s Rejuvenation Centre, we can guarantee results when you follow the treatment plan we create for you.

        To get a personalised and more accurate idea of the cost, you can schedule a consultation with us today.


        How long is CoolSculpting recovery?

        Immediately after the procedure, you can resume your regular activities and go back to caring for your newborn, your family and yourself.

        Be patient and realistic about your expectations. The best results are seen 2 – 3 months post treatment.

        If you experience any unexpected or prolonged side effects, immediately inform your treatment provider. Your safety is our top priority.




        2. Skin Tightening

        What is skin tightening?

        Skin Tightening is a non-invasive, aesthetic intervention that uses a variety of heat technologies (from radiofrequency to ultrasound waves) to improve the skin’s elasticity. Skin tightening can be done as a standalone treatment or in combination with CoolSculpting following fat loss.

        Also, skin tightening reduces the appearance of cellulite, giving a smoother and more toned skin appearance. This also firms up sagging areas.

        Examples of skin tightening procedures are Secret RF and Thermage.


        How is skin tightening done?

         thermage skin tightening

        (Thermage in action)


        Thermage works using radiofrequency waves to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin.

        Secret RF uses radiofrequency microneedling to effectively remodel the skin from the inside out.

        Here’s a general rundown:

        • The handheld applicator emits controlled heat energy at specific depths within your skin.
        • This energy heats targeted areas within specific layers of your skin, without damaging surrounding skin.
        • Your body’s response is triggered, stimulating the production of new collagen.
        • Over time, as new collagen production and integration continues, your skin tightens and firms.

        Full disclosure: This procedure usually involves some temporary discomfort, depending on your pain threshold. But we offer additional comfort measures, such as a topical numbing cream, as needed.


        Where can skin tightening be used?

         secret rf before and after

        (Secret RF in face region: Before & After)


        Although not an exhaustive list, Secret RF and Thermage are also useful for the following areas, regardless of your Fitzpatrick skin type:

        • Abdomen
        • Buttocks
        • Thighs
        • Arms

        The Secret RF is also great for scars and stretchmarks.


        Is skin tightening safe?

        • Pain or discomfort: While typically tolerable, the procedure can cause some discomfort during treatment. This can be reduced with topical anaesthetic creams.
        • Bruising: Bruising can occur at the treatment site, but it’s temporary and typically resolves within a week or two.
        • Redness and swelling: Redness and swelling after treatment are normal and may last for a few days.
        • Tenderness: After the treatment, you may experience tenderness or soreness in the treated area for a few days.
        • Skin sensitivity: After the treatment, your skin may become more sensitive to sun exposure. Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher regularly.

        Remember, if these possible effects are persistent or concerning, immediately let your treatment provider know.


        What to expect after skin tightening?

        Secret RF has no downtime with the Secret Pro, allowing you to return to your full range of usual daily activities shortly after treatment.

        Thermage has minimal downtime (about a week).

        Ensure you stick to the specific post-treatment instructions provided so you can get the best possible results and a smooth recovery process.

        Also, stay consistent with your follow-up appointments, if any.




        3. Laser Treatment

        Stretchmarks can be stubborn and even more challenging to get rid of.

        Although these streaks – often on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and breasts – are reminders of the incredible changes your body has experienced to birth life, they might also make you feel self-conscious. They are a common and natural occurrence that happen because of the rapid weight gain associated with pregnancy, in this case.

        Despite various research, and the many different treatment options available, it’s been found that there isn’t one all-encompassing cure. However, the future looks promising thanks to improvements in laser technologies (alongside the Secret RF).

        Laser resurfacing helps to visibly reduce the appearance of stretchmarks but not altogether remove them.

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




        Get Your Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover at Martin’s Rejuvenation Centre, Barrie, Ontario

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        The non-surgical mommy makeover is your ticket to postpartum rejuvenation, without the potential risks associated with and recovery time of a surgical intervention.

        Whether you’re ready to take the leap or still need more personalised information, don’t hesitate to speak with our professionals. You can start with one of our proposed treatments or get started with a fully customised mommy makeover bundle.

        At Martin’s Rejuvenation Centre, you can trust that you will be treated with both expertise and artistry by any of our compassionate and dedicated staff.

        Schedule your consultation with us today.

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