It is most women's desire to be a mother. However, along with the joy comes the anguish of putting up with physiological changes in the body, which makes you feel and look old, opines Dr Ashish Davalbhakta, CMD and chief Cosmetic surgeon, Aesthetics Medispa.
Sagging and loss of breast volume, stretch marks, bulging tummy, overhanging paunch, deposition of fat around waist, hips and thighs, caesarean scars etc. These are enough to make you lose your confidence in yourself and despair. They need not despair anymore as cosmetic surgical techniques at Aesthetics Medispa have been perfected to give you your pre pregnancy body back. The combination of body transforming surgeries is called the 'Mommy Makeover'.
The various procedures which come under Mommy Makeovers are Breast augmentatio, Mastopexy, Breast augmentation mastopexy, Abdominoplasty, lipoabdominoplasty, vaginal tightening, vulval rejuvenation etc. Please read FAQ's for more information.
Which is the right procedure for me?
If the skin elasticity is good after pregnancy, excess fat can be liposuctioned from the tummy and the skin contracts and redrapes. However, often the stretched skin does not contract after delivery; it sags and forms a pendulous fold. Such inelastic skin will not re-drape and is best removed in a Tummy Tuck.The abdominal muscles that have become loose, lax and separated by the pregnancy can be tightened in an Abdominoplasty at the time of the tuck. Excess fat in the flank and lower back is liposuctioned for a better waist in lipoabdominoplasty. Ancillary liposuction of hips, buttocks thighs and upper back rolls are done, as a part of liposcultpture and these procedures will effectively give your Pre- pregnancy tummy shape back.
My Breasts have become small after pregnancy and breast feeding, What should I do?
The breasts undergo a lot of change after pregnancy. The commonest change is loss of volume. The breast reduces in cup size. If there is loss of volume without any sagging, a simple operation is silicone breast augmentation. The feel and appearance of silicone-augmented breasts is quite natural and gives the woman the confidence of her young age. A new alternative that is becoming quite popular is Fat Stem Cell grafting. The fat that is being removed from the tummy can be processed and injected in to the breasts.
What should I do if my breasts have sagged and deflated after pregnancy?
It is more common for the breasts to sag after they loose volume after pregnancy. The skin envelope becomes loose and breasts lose their firmness. Breast lift, (mastopexy) corrects this. If along with sagging, the breasts have lost their volume too, an augmentation mastopexy is what you need.
I have developed a lot of stretch marks after pregnancy, can it be treated?
For stretch marks, toning tightening and texture improvement, there are peels and lasers.
I have developed a loose vagina following my multiple deliveries, can you help?
A loose or lax vagina can be tightened by a procedure called vaginoplasty. The perineal muscles which have got dilated are tightened. If there is an excess of vainal mucosa, that is removed as well.
What is vulval rejuvenation? Following pregnancies, the labia minora can get stretched and long, this can be reduced. If the labia majora ( outer lips) loose their fullness and deflate, that can be augmented naturally by injecting stem cells derived from your body fat. .
So there is no need to stay in despair at the shape of your body post pregnancy. Please don't hesitate to talk to your Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon at Aesthetics Medispa.
When all or a combination of these treatments are done, it is called a Mummy Makeover.
"Dear Doctor Ashish
I consider Dr. Ashish Davalbhakta to be probably the most experienced, informative and kind doctor here in Pune. I was scheduled to have a momy makeover on the 8th March 2011, having so many fears with all elective surgery Dr. Ashish Davalbhakta simply explained everything from the actual operation to the recovery stages.
I am now 6 weeks op and to say I am happy is an understatement!
My results are so much better than expected, my only downfall is that I didn't find this surgeon sooner! He says that I will continue to see more improvement with the months to follow. Anyone cosidering surgury please feel free to contack "