A woman’s body can change after pregnancy, but there are surgical options to help women address those changes. “Mummy makeovers” as they are sometimes referred to, do not follow a specific, standard formula.
The aim of plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures after pregnancy are improvements in post-pregnancy changes to the body and face. We recognise that new mothers are time-pore and shorter recovery periods are optimal. As such, we provide you with treatment plans and recommendations to assist you in getting back into your normal day to day activities as soon as possible.
Common plastic surgery procedures post pregnancy are those that treat the Tummy and Breasts:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Lift and Implant
- Breast Reduction
- Tummy Tuck
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Abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck,” removes excess skin and fat, usually from the lower abdomen. It also tightens the abdominal muscles resulting in improved contour and tone as well as functionality of the abdomen. A tummy tuck is best performed after you plan on having no more children and you are at your ideal, stable weight.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding result in dramatic changes to breast appearance, with loss of volume commonly experienced. This results in breasts being “deflated” and smaller, with loose skin and “sagging” breasts. Breast Implants can restore volume in your breasts, aiding in fullness and improved shape.
Mastopexy or breast lift, is ideal where you are content with the size of your breasts prior to pregnancy and want to retain the same size, however pregnancy has caused breasts to be saggy and/or loose. A mastopexy will result in firmer breasts and better-positioned nipples.
This procedure is a combined Breast Lift and Implant. Augmentation mastopexy corrects the breast changes that can occur after pregnancies, breast-feeding and major weight fluctuations. It is the optimal surgical procedure when your breasts are small as well as droopy (“ptosis”) with loose skin. If the amount of loose skin is minor, this may be corrected using breast implants alone to “re-inflate” the breasts. However, when the looseness is greater than this, then augmentation mastopexy is required. If your breast volume is adequate but the breast have loosened and drooped, then mastopexy alone, without breast implants, may be the correct procedure for you.
Liposuction is ideal for those wanting to remove those stubborn areas of fat that, even after diet and exercise, just wont budge. Hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy and breast feeding can cause storage of excess fat, particularly in the bodies mid–section, that is, tummy, buttocks and thighs. Liposuction can assist in reshaping and contouring your body to its pre-pregnancy form. It is important to note that Liposuction is not a weight loss tool and is best performed when you are at your ideal weight and fitness level. Liposuction can also be combined with other cosmetic surgeries such as tummy tuck or excess skin removal to further improve body contour.
Breast and tummy reshaping procedures can often be performed together, to minimize the overall recovery time and achieve dramatic changes.
Anti-wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers
Can be used to address facial concerns. Lines and wrinkles can be minimized and volume can be restored safely, effectively and with little to no down time.