POST PREGNANCY SURGERY: MOMMY MAKEOVER SURGERY FOR THE BREAST AND BODY
The most damaging effects of pregnancy on the body occur in the breast and abdomen. The breasts tend to lose volume and shape, making them look empty, flat, and sometimes saggy, while the tummy develops an unwanted bulge and unsightly skin laxity. The loss of breast volume is due to shrinkage of the breast after pregnancy and breast feeding. The bulge in the tummy can be due to excess fat, laxity or separation of the abdominal muscles, or both. The abdominal bulge is sometimes associated with an umbilical hernia (hernia of the belly button). The skin laxity is due to stretching and loss of elasticity of the abdominal skin following pregnancy.
The surgical Mommy Makeover comprises breast augmentation to restore breast volume and shape (with a breast lift if sagging is present), and either RFAL or abdominoplasty to address the tummy issues. Please see the sections on Breast Augmentation, Radio Frequency Assisted Liposculpture (RFAL), and Abdominoplasty for detailed information.
RFAL is the procedure of choice when excess fat with mild to moderate skin laxity are the main problems. On the other hand, if muscle laxity or separation and severe skin laxity are present, then abdominoplasty is the best option. Dr Huang will discuss the different options with you and advise you on which option is best for your condition after analyzing it.