Mommy Makeover: surgery after birth

Written by: Dr. Vicente Paloma Mora
Edited by: Noelia Pino García

Following changes in weight and constitution that occur during pregnancy and childbirth can cause marks on the body of women, especially in the area of the breasts and abdominal area.

The term mommy makeover refers to the "remodeling" or "renewal" of the woman after the experience of being a mother. Pregnancy and breastfeeding cause changes in the female body that leave a difficult track to recover with physical exercise, diet and cosmetic treatments. The phenomenon mommy makeover is a set of surgeries aimed at restoring pre - pregnancy figure, especially in the abdomen and breasts, and that can be performed in one session. In recent years it has become fashionable because many celebrities have opted for surgery to regain their lost figure.

Surgeries most commonly performed after delivery focus on the areas most affected by changes during pregnancy:

  • The abdomen correction Caesarean scar a miniabdominoplastia or a full tummy tuck, with or without liposuction of other areas.
  • Breasts: mastopexy (breast lift), breast augmentation with implants or breast augmentation with own fat after liposuction.
  • The body contour can be affected by fat deposits "rebels" to diet and exercise. Liposuction is a good technique to treat them.

postpartum surgery

In the same surgery can be treated two zones. For example, you can perform a tummy tuck to treat distended abdominal muscles and excess skin; and breast surgery, either a breast augmentation to fill redundant skin after breastfeeding breast or a breast lift, called mastopexy. You can associate liposuction to sculpt waist areas as holsters and where they usually get fat deposits difficult to lose after pregnancy.

Both tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation and liposuction are common surgeries that involve few risks and complications. The combination of two or more procedures reduces total surgical time and postoperative regarding if performed separately.

If the patient two zones is in the same surgery, for example abdomnen and breasts, you should rest for three weeks maximum, can resume his normal life in a month. During the first weeks lymphatic drainage is performed to reduce postoperative edema.


Plastic surgery at the time of cesarean section?

This type of surgeries designed to restore the figure of the woman after pregnancy is not advised perform at the same time of caesarean section, because the abdominal tissues are at their maximum expansion and need to wait for the tissues to recover their form, within as possible.

In fact, specialists in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic recommend waiting six months to undergo this type of surgery. This will be re-established hormonal balance and tissues have relaxed again will accommodate everything possible. Good nutrition and physical activity are essential to recover the most of your previous form. In the case of breastfeeding and breast augmentation surgery, to wait between three and six months after the end of lactation, because the mammary gland undergoes involution, ie, decreases in size.


Edited by Noelia García Pino

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Vicente Paloma Mora
Plastic surgery

Dr. Vicente Paloma Mora is a recognized authority in the specialty of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic nationally and internationally. Doctor cum laude in Medicine and Surgery and Special Award from the University of Navarra, in its more than 25 year career has been Head of the Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery of the University Clinic of Navarra, he worked as a specialist at the Hospital clinical Barcelona and collaborated with the Hospital San Juan de Dios in craniofacial malformations. He currently heads one of the teams of Plastic Surgery Barcelona Teknon Medical Center.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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