Post-pregnancy rejuvenation surgery.
Want to get your pre-pregnancy figure back?
A Mummy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that restore your before-pregnancy appearance. Plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures after pregnancy are geared towards the improvement of post-pregnancy changes to a woman’s body. Many mothers do not have the luxury of long recovery periods after surgery, so treatment plans are designed so that you can get back to family life and normal activities as quickly as possible.
Is a Mommy Makeover For You?
This procedure is designed to reverse the effect that pregnancy and aging has on your physical appearance. If you are unhappy about how your breasts look after giving birth, if stretch marks and stubborn belly fat and loss of skin elasticity resists your dieting and exercise efforts you may want to consult with a plastic surgeon to discuss your options. The other valid reason for a mommy makeover could be if it is important for you to gain your pre-pregnancy appearance back fast in order to participate in family and other activities sooner or to fit back into your pre-pregnancy clothing.
Breast Lift & Breast Augmentation
Pregnancy and breastfeeding take a toll on breast fullness and perkiness. Combining a breast lift with breast augmentation surgery can provide pre-baby shape and volume.
Breast lift surgery may be as simple as raising the nipple and areola by a few millimeters with a small incision around the areola. However, it may also involve removing excess skin to tighten the whole breast skin envelope.
Breast augmentation involves an implant being placed in a space created behind the breast. The implant is a size, shape and surface texture that you have pre-selected with your surgeon.
The objective of liposuction is to improve your body’s contours by removing unwanted fat deposits. While this is not a weight-loss procedure, liposuction uses a hollow stainless steel tube with the assistance of vacuum suction to remove fat. Common sites for liposuction include: abdominal area, love handles, back, thighs and inside the knees. Localized fat deposits in these areas sometimes do not respond to diet or exercise; liposuction is sometimes the only way to eliminate these deposits.
Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
Pregnancy can result in loose or excess abdominal skin and fat, and a bulging tummy contour due to damage to the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a three-step procedure that can be combined with breast surgery to restore a more youthful shape after pregnancy and breastfeeding. First, the contour of the abdomen is improved by tightening and repositioning the muscles of the abdominal wall. Second, excess skin and fat is removed. Third, liposuction is used to contour the abdominal wall and flanks. Results include a firmer, flatter abdomen reminiscent of your pre-baby body days.
Enlarged or hypertrophic labia minora may be visible after pregnancy and childbirth or after major weight loss. Often there is considerable asymmetry with one labia twice the size of the other.
Local irritation(chaffing), problems with personal hygiene, interference with sexual intercourse and discomfort during cycling, walking or horse riding are concerns that may prompt to enquire about surgical reduction.
Labiaplasty or labial reduction involves a plastic surgical technique to reduce the large or uneven labia minora to a thinner, more comfortable size . The aim of labial reduction surgery is to preserve the natural contour and sensitivity of vulva with minimal scarring. Your individual needs and expectations will be discussed during the consultation with Dr DJK, in absolute confidentiality.
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In the lead up to your tummy tuck, maintain your exercise regime, get plenty of sleep and eat a health diet. It is important to have achieved a stable weight, in your ideal, healthy weight range. Tummy tuck surgery is often combined with liposuction but is not weight loss surgery, it is body contouring surgery. In other words, you will get the best results if you have lost your unwanted weight and the surgery targets removing unwanted, excess skin rather than fat per se. Finally, it is imperative that you have stopped smoking for at least 3 months, if not 6 months prior to your operation. Smoking can have devastating effects on healing and significantly increases your risk of complications across the board.
The operation varies in length from 90 minutes to 3 hours, depending on what is involved. Mini-tummy tucks take less time but full tummy tucks with liposuction take longer.
A scar is created from hip to hip (I know, it is quite long) and is best concealed within the outline of your swimming costume. Your tummy muscles (rectus abdomini) are tightened up if they have separated through age, pregnancies or obesity. Finally excess skin (and fat) is removed giving you a beautiful, tight tummy. Liposuction is often done at the same time to maximise the effect.
Patients are often uncomfortable for the first 24 hours, but after that things settle down pretty quickly. Most pain can be managed from day 1 with pain tablets alone.
Recent changes to Medicare mean that it is harder for your health fund to cover the surgery. But exceptions do still exist. If your overhanging tummy skin gets repeated rashes, infections or ulceration, then your fund should contribute to the cost of your surgery.
Yes, it will. If you have enough lax tummy skin, then your caesarean scar can be removed at the time of your tummy tuck. If your caesarean scar is very low or you do not have a large excess of tummy skin, then it might not be possible to remove your caesarean scar.
A scar will be created around your belly button so that it can be located in the appropriate position on your new, flat tummy. Your belly button is never disconnected from your body but remains attached to you at all times.
Scarring with the surgery is an inevitability, but the appearance can be minimised. Good post-operative scar care will hasten the maturation of your scar, and as such speed its transition to a thin, flat, pale line. Scar care involved taping for external support, massage, topical silicone gel sheeting and light therapy, including LED and laser light.
Every operation carries with it a list of potential complications. In the short term, I worry about bruising, bleeding, swelling and fluid accumulation. Healing problems, while not common, can be a real nuisance for the patient and the surgeon. Patients complain of numbness of the skin, which returns to normal over a period of months. Finally, if you put weight on after your surgery your body shape may revert to the way it once was.
I am happy for my patients to start walking the day after surgery but you should avoid core strengthening exercises for 12 weeks, then slowly ease back into things.