Body After Baby
The birth of a beautiful, healthy baby brings a newfound sense of joy into the life of each new mother. Unfortunately, the effects of pregnancy on the body are not often met with the same type of excitement. New mothers face a unique set of challenges associated with the changes that occur during pregnancy. Amidst the joy of expanding their family, many new mothers struggle with the physical changes that becoming a mother can have on their body, often experiencing a negative body image as a result. A new mother’s happiness is often marred by concerns over a less than taught tummy, sagging breasts, stretch marks and excess skin. Body After Baby refers to a series of surgical procedures that can help to restore a woman’s body back to its pre-pregnancy contours, and help to give new moms the confidence they deserve!
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What are the Benefits of “Body After Baby” Procedures?
Body After Baby patients often pursue surgery in order to correct a number of issues including:
- Sagging or deflated breasts
- Loose, sagging or excess skin
- Stretch marks
- Excess fat deposits
- Alleviate emotional distress
- Improve confidence
Like the thousands of women who undergo these procedures each year, you too can acquire the post pregnancy body you desire, and gain the confidence you deserve.
Preparing for Your “Body After Baby” Procedure
What is the first step in pursuing the “Body After Baby” procedures?
The first step when considering Body After Baby surgery is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Barr. The consultation process provides an opportunity for you to obtain important information about the procedure and to have all of your questions answered prior to proceeding with surgery. It also enables Dr. Barr to properly assess you and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for Body After Baby surgery.
You should be prepared to discuss your medical history, including any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries, all current medications, as well as any significant weight gain or loss.
During your consultation Dr. Barr will carefully examine your areas of concern. Different surgical approaches and options will be discussed and he will explain which surgical approach would be best suited to you based on your individual characteristics and aesthetic goals.
The benefits, risks and potential complications associated with surgery will be thoroughly explained during this consultation. The information provided at this initial consultation will be comprehensive and thorough, and should enable you to make an informed decision as to whether or not surgery is the right choice for you. A comprehensive instruction package will also be provided to you at the time of consultation, and includes instructions for before and after surgery.
Am I a candidate for the “Body After Baby” procedures?
The ideal candidates for a Body After Baby procedure are healthy women who have realistic expectations of surgical outcomes and are no longer breast feeding. Your candidacy, and the type of procedures used in your surgery will be determined in consultation with Dr. Barr.
What Type of Procedures are Included in “Body After Baby” Procedures?
Body After Baby treatment is customized for each patient and can include a number of procedures depending on the concerns of each client. Some procedures that may be part of your Body After Baby procedure include:
- Breast lift, breast augmentation or both
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
- Body sculpting or contouring procedures such as liposuction, SmartLipo or BodyTite
- Cellulite reduction procedures such as Cellulaze
The type of procedures best suited to your individual needs will be discussed with you during your consultation with Dr. Barr.
What will I need to do prior to surgery?
Prior to surgery you will be scheduled for a pre-op session with a Registered Nurse to review your medical history and your post-op instructions. She will review all of the information you will need to know in order to prepare yourself for surgery.
Where will my “Body After Baby” procedures be performed?
Your procedure will be performed within the state-of-the-art facilities of Barr Plastic Surgery, located within the Northern Ontario Surgical Centre.
Northern Ontario Surgical Centre has been awarded accreditation by the CAAASF (Canadian Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) for meeting the standards of a hospital in regards to monitoring, emergency and resuscitation equipment. With two levels and entrances that conceal the actual size of the facility, the centre itself spans 8000 square feet and incorporates fully equipped major and minor operating rooms, a monitored multi-bed recovery area, 10 laser and treatment rooms, spacious consultation areas, private offices to discuss financing options, elegant waiting areas and a private waiting room and secure rear entrance/exit for additional privacy when desired.
Who will administer the anaesthetic?
A board-certified anesthesiologist will administer your anaesthetic, stay with you during the entire operation, and will be there as you wake up.
Who can I contact if I have any questions or concerns?
During office hours our Patient Coordinators and nursing staff are available to answer any questions or concerns following your surgery. After hours, Dr. Barr is available by pager.
How much does a ‘Body After Baby’ procedure cost?
Pricing for your procedure is customized and will depend on the number and type of concurrent procedures performed.
Patients choosing to invest in their self-confidence and happiness through cosmetic surgery have many options available to make this investment more manageable. Our Patient Coordinators are familiar with various payment options and can facilitate the process for you.
Is full payment required or do you offer a financing plan?
Affording your procedure can be made simpler by using a medical/dental financing company which enables you to pay for your surgery with monthly payments. Please note that these companies are not affiliated in any way with Barr Plastic Surgery.
For more information on how financing companies can help you afford your procedure, visit:
- Fax, online, phone application
- Approval within 1 business day
- Payment terms: 6 months to 5 years
- No down payment
- Rates based on overall credit history (11.9% – 25%)
- No penalties for early payments
Is my procedure covered by insurance?
Most of the procedures performed during Body After Baby surgery are considered cosmetic surgery and therefore not covered by private or provincial insurance such as OHIP.
What is included in the surgical fee?
The facility fee, surgeon, nurses, anaesthesia and anaesthetist, surgical supplies, and equipment used are all covered in the fees.
You will also be provided with prescriptions for medications to be taken after surgery. These prescriptions are subject to the same coverage you would receive from your medical insurance. If you do not have personal insurance then these are extra costs to you.
Is a deposit required? When is it due?
There is a $500 deposit for any surgery under $5,000, a $1000 deposit for any surgery over $5000, and a $2500 deposit for any surgery over $10,000.
When is payment for the surgery due?
- Payment for your surgery is due 14 days prior to your surgery date. Payment can be made by:
- Certified Cheques
- Mastercard or VISA
- Financing plan
Will I need to stay overnight following my surgery?
Body After Baby surgeries are generally outpatient procedures and do not require an overnight stay at Barr Plastic Surgery. Following your surgery you will need a friend or family member to pick you up and care for you for 24-48 hours. This person should be familiar with your prescriptions and post-surgery instructions.
How long will it take me to recover from my “Body After Baby” procedures?
Dr. Barr’s extensive experience in performing surgical procedures will help to ensure that your post-operative recovery is minimized. Recovery for each patient will vary, depending on the number and type of procedures that are included in the surgery. Generally patients can expect recovery to take a few weeks, with limitations imposed on strenuous activity until it is safe. Your progress will be monitored by Dr. Barr and his medical team during follow up appointments. During your initial consultation Dr. Barr will provide you with an idea of the type of recovery time you can expect based on the procedures that he has recommended for you.
Will I have scarring?
Dr. Barr takes every precaution to ensure your scarring is as minimal as possible. However, as with any surgery, there is risk of scarring from the incisions. Once your incisions have healed there are products that can be used to minimize the redness in scars as well as improve the texture. Reusable silicone strips as well as medical grade topical scar creams are available for purchase that will help to reduce the discolouration found in new scars. Precautions that should be taken to minimize scarring will be discussed during consultation.