What is plastic surgery post-pregnancy?
Plastic surgery post pregnancy, also known as a mommy makeover, is a combination of aesthetic procedures that address the physical changes associated with childbearing to restore your before-pregnancy appearance. The combination of procedures typically focuses on your breasts and abdomen and might include a tummy tuck, a breast procedure such as a lift, augmentation or reduction, and liposuction of the leg, arms, hips, or waist.
Why get plastic surgery post-pregnancy?
Pregnancy and childbearing can leave you with stretched skin, weak muscles, or extra fat that does not improve with diet or exercise. If you are unhappy with how your body changed following childbirth, a combination of post-pregnancy procedures may be right for you.
A “mommy makeover” is a great option if you have the below concerns:
- Your pregnancy has negatively affected your breasts’ size and shape, including sagging breasts, uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping nipples, and stretched areolas (the dark skin surrounding the nipple).
- Your breasts have become so much larger after childbirth that they are no longer in proportion with the rest of your body and cause back pain.
- You have a sagging tummy, loose skin, and stretch marks.
- You had a C-section, and now you have areas of fat hanging over your surgical scar.
- You have pockets of fat on your waist, abdomen, arms, hips, or thighs that do not improve with diet and exercise.
Below are some of the benefits of plastic surgery post-pregnancy are:
- Flatten your tummy
- Restore a more youthful bust
- Remove excess fat or skin
- Tighten loose and sagging skin
- Return to a slimmer, pre-baby appearance
- Look better in clothes and swimwear
- Improve your self-image and self-confidence
What should I consider before getting plastic surgery post-pregnancy?
Please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon for more information on what is unique to you.
- You need to be in overall good health without untreated medical conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease.
- You can’t smoke. Smoking slows down the healing process and increases the risk of serious complications during and after surgery.
- If you get breast implants, you will need to replace them over time.
- Pregnancy or weight gain following these surgeries may compromise your results.
- You will likely have scars following these procedures hidden in your bikini line or under your bra.
- The recovery time is at least two weeks but could be longer depending on your specific combination of procedures.