Interventions after childbirth to recover figure

Written by: Dra. Esther Lliró Blasco
Published: | Updated: 25/02/2020
Edited by: Top Doctors®


Mastopexy and abdominoplasty after childbirth to recover figure

those related interventions are made, usually with areas that are altered or changed during pregnancy such as breast and abdomen. In the breast usually what occurs, especially if breastfeeding is a ptosis and intervention is called mastopexy and abdomen is the correction and is called abdominoplasty or tummy tuck.


Mastopexy or breast lift after breastfeeding

Mastopexy is a procedure that involves raising and shaping the mammary gland. There are several types of intervention depending on the degree of ptosis or sagging of the breast. In mild degrees it is called periareolar mastopexy and it only takes a scar around the areola. When more advanced, grade 2 or moderate, intervention usually requires a vertical scar. And in severe degree or grade 3, you need to add a scar on the breast groove.

When there is also a loss of volume of the mammary gland it is generally necessary to add a prosthesis that is associated with mastopexy intervention.


Abdominoplasty after childbirth

Abdominoplasty is an intervention abdomen is to remove excess skin, excess fat if any and retighten the abdominal muscles. After pregnancy, the rectus abdominis, the muscle that makes us abdominal wall, is separated and the only way to re-unite is making a plication of the muscles.

The incision or scar always try to match the pubic, suprapubic area, and if there is a C-section scar to coincide try to remove it. The length of the scar be as long as excess skin that have. When the surplus is minimal or only for the part infraumbilical we can do what we call a mini-tummy tuck, where the scar is much shorter and also solves our problem.


When performing surgery after birth

Breast surgery or breast lift can not be performed during childbirth, it is impossible, you should always wait until the end breastfeeding if any, and if not, one or two months after delivery until improve the changes of pregnancy.

In the case of abdominoplasty always must also wait, usually one or two months after lactation, and in cases where no breastfeeding and in very specific cases could be done at the same time of delivery, but usually advised to do so ever after.


Caring for the mother after mastopexy and abdominoplasty

Following the interventions, both one and the other, the first few weeks you have to be a little strict: avoid movements, especially at the level of arms in the breasts and avoid overexertion. To make more or less normal life is to be calculated one month, as well as to gain weight, especially with young children, and during that month we usually wear special clothes, special fasteners in the case of breast and a special belt in the case of abdominoplasty.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Esther Lliró Blasco
Plastic surgery

Dr. Lliró is a renowned specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has more than 20 years of experience in the profession and extensive training in different fields of the specialty. Specifically, Dr. Lliró is one of the leading experts in blepharoplasty, genital surgery, tension threads, tuberous breasts and breast reduction. Throughout her career she has combined her care work with teaching, being a teacher and organizer of courses in plastic surgery. She also develops an important dissemination task, being a regular speaker at congresses and speeches of the specialty, as well as a book collaborator. He currently runs his own plastic surgery clinic, Arcos Integral.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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