If you have had children, you may want to change the look or shape of your body. This is what you get by choosing a “Post Pregnancy Reconstruction”. A post pregnancy reconstruction is the term used for a full or partial body makeover that includes procedures like a breast lift and tummy tuck to get your body looking pre-baby. After having children, your body changes quite a bit. Your stomach may have loose skin, your buttocks or hips are larger, or your breasts are a little lower or emptier. While there is nothing wrong with the changes, you may not feel entirely confident in your appearance. Here is some more information about getting a post pregnancy reconstruction.
What constitutes a post pregnancy reconstruction?
When you go to get a post pregnancy reconstruction, you can pick and choose what procedures you want done to address your own particular concerns. In some cases, women may want several areas addressed, but in others, just a one or a few of them.
Here are the most common procedures often considered included in a “post pregnancy reconstruction”.
Breast Enlargement – One of the most common procedures in a post pregnancy reconstruction is Breast Enlargement. With this procedure, the breasts volume and shape is enhanced using a breast implant. It is commonly done in combination with a breast lift, which lifts sagging breasts.
Breast Lift – As expected, a breast lift, or “mastopexy” is a procedure that lifts your breasts. If after being pregnant and breastfeeding, you have noticed your breasts are hanging lower than they did previously, a breast lift can help this. This procedure when done alone, keeps your normal size, and just lifts them higher and tightens loose skin. But if you want higher and larger breasts, you can get a Breast Enlargement as well.
Tummy Tuck – Probably the most common procedure that mums get during their full body makeover is a tummy tuck, or “abdominoplasty”. You likely have loose or hanging skin in your abdominal area, and a tummy tuck helps to remove it. During a tummy tuck, excess skin is removed, while the remainder of the skin is tightened. You will have a tighter abdomen, with fat removed, and tighter abdominal muscles improving bulging and core strength.
Liposuction – Finally, you can get liposuction as part of your post pregnancy reconstruction. This is optional and only required if you have a extra fat you have not been able to get rid of otherwise. It is commonly done alongside a tummy tuck, butt lift or Breast Enlargement.
Before you choose to get a post pregnancy reconstruction, there are a few things to consider. Make sure you are done having children, as it should really be done after you have had all the children you want, and that you have lost as much weight as you plan to. You also need to wait until you are finished breastfeeding.
If you want to discuss any cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures including a post pregnancy reconstruction, then please call us at Pure Aesthetics on 9252 9262, or contact us for an appointment to see our Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten.