We had an excellent Body After Baby event on April 11, 2019, at the Carillon. I discussed cosmetic procedures of the breast and body after pregnancy, often referred to as a mommy makeover, at the St. Petersburg event. Along with cosmetic gynecologist Dr. Hayes and chripractor Dr. Hartley, topics included health and wellness, vaginal rejuvenation, and a variety of other topics important to women post-pregnancy.
Here’s a recap of the event:
After pregnancy, breast tissue loses elasticity, ligaments in the breast capsule stretch, and skin protein building blocks such as elastin and collagen weaken. In addition, breast feeding can trigger hormonal changes, causing breasts to deflate and skin to stretch. Options for enhancing the breasts include breast lift (mastopexy), breast augmentation, breast implant exchange procedures, and augmentation with lift. Together these procedures rejuvenate, lift, and increase upper pole fullness of the breast tissue. Take a look at our breast procedures photo gallery.
After pregnancy there can be marked changes in the quality of the skin, laxity, stretch marks and overall deflation. Weight changes before and after childbirth can also alter dynamics of the fat distribution in the trunk. The main procedures we do for the abdomen include liposuction, abdominoplasty, or a combination of both. Liposuction involves suction-assisted treatment to remove fat deposits with a minimal 3 mm incision. Wetting solution that contains saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine is infiltrated into the skin. After waiting 10 minutes, we perform this procedure to remove fat deposits. Pain and swelling can last about 6 to 9 months, but I maintain a strict regimen to improve swelling; this consists of compression garments, early ambulation, and pain control medications. For a list of our abdominal procedure before-and-after photos, click here.
Can procedures be combined?
Yes, these procedures can be done in combination! As we explain in this related blog post, we encourage mommy makeover combinations so you only have to go through one recovery period. This combination also allows us to minimize operating room time. You can see some of my patients’ mommy makeover results in these photos.
If you’re interested in a multiple-procedure mommy makeover or a single procedure such as a breast augmentation at Narasimhan Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, request a consultation online. Or you can call my office at (727) 289-7119 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Narasimhan is board certified in plastic surgery and an expert on mommy makeover and cosmetic breast procedures.