Pregnancy is an amazing life event that proves how astounding the human body is. From nurturing an embryo, delivering your child, breastfeeding, and all the associated hormonal changes, your body undergoes incredible change.
As a result, we see a lot of mothers choosing to undergo plastic surgery to restore the parts of their body that have changed through pregnancy. Many say they feel like themselves again and that their self-confidence has been restored.
Pregnancy affects everyone differently, but the most common changes are to the stomach and breast area. Carrying a child leads to weight gain in a small period that can shock your body, resulting in stretch marks, loose skin and fat redistribution.
It’s common for breasts to become deflated, particularly after breastfeeding. They can lose firmness, volume and elasticity, creating a drooping appearance. Due to these rapid changes, we recommended you postpone certain procedures until after you have finished having children, as results may be affected by future pregnancies.
A Mummy Makeover is a custom combination of procedures that aim to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy figure.
If pregnancy has left you with loose, excess skin, stretched muscles and accumulated fat then you could be a great candidate for an abdominoplasty. This procedure involves removing excess skin and stretch marks and tightening stomach muscles that have loosened during pregnancy, resulting in a tauter and slimmer abdomen.
However, if you have good skin elasticity and want to remove stubborn fat then liposuction could be a better option. Liposuction reshapes areas of the body by permanently removing unwanted fat and creating a slimmer figure. The procedure takes less than an hour and 90% of patients can return to normal activity within three days.
An abdominoplasty and liposuction can be combined to remove excess fat from other areas of the body such as the thighs or arms. This is entirely dependent on your needs.
There are many options to rejuvenate breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Breast augmentation is when an implant is inserted behind the pectoral muscle to restore breast fullness. Breast implants can be saline or silicone and there are various sizes available. Your surgeon will help you choose what is best suited to your frame.
Augmentation can also be done through fat transfer. This involves taking unwanted fat from one area of the body and injecting it into the breasts. It is the perfect way to combine liposuction and breast enlargement. Fat transfer is a more natural alternative to breast implants that can achieve a 1-2 cup size difference.
A breast lift elevates the bust by removing excess skin and tightening surrounding tissue. This helps achieve a shapelier breast and a higher profile. A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola and reposition the nipple without any detachment. This is the perfect procedure either alone or combined with implants or fat transfer to achieve optimum fullness.
If you are considering a Mummy Makeover, then get in touch with the friendly team at Avenue Plastic Surgery. We can talk about your goals and the different combination of procedures that could work for you.