More and more women are discovering the benefits of getting some help post pregnancy to restore, or maybe even improve, their bodies and regain their pre-pregnancy look. This fast-growing trend in the world of plastic surgery is now commonly referred to as the “mummy makeover.” This term can cover all or some of a number of procedures, many of which can be performed at the same time, with the purpose of restoring and rejuvenating the body after childbirth.
If you find that, despite your best efforts to diet and exercise, your body has been left with excess fat, stretch marks, saggy breasts or stubborn loose skin, a qualified cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Lanzer can recommend a post-pregnancy makeover that will help you. Dr Lanzer has over 25 years of experience when it comes to cosmetic surgery procedures to the body, and his focus is to achieve natural and youthful looking results for all his patients.
Shaping UP-wards Post Pregnancy
This treatment can take the form of a breast lift, or breast augmentation. Both procedures are common as part of a “mummy makeover” and may be able to be combined with other procedures. A breast lift involves the removal of excess skin to smooth, reshape, and lift the breasts, and can sometimes involve adjusting the location of the nipple and areola, to improve the overall appearance. A breast augmentation requires the placement of an implant behind the skin and tissue of the breast to reshape and/or enlarge it, and is often chosen by new mothers who find that their childbirth and breastfeeding have resulted in sagging or drooping breasts.
Tummy tucks are procedures which involve the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen. Since the hormonal levels of women who have just given birth are higher than normal, it is often considered better to wait around six months after giving birth before undergoing this type of procedure. This is because the hormones that are produced during breastfeeding can contribute to skin elasticity, and time will give the skin an opportunity to recover. There are several levels of tummy tuck, some involving re-positioning of the belly button.
Liposuction is an effective and much-performed cosmetic surgery procedure. It can be used to resize and reshape the body, and can be targeted to specific area of the body. Tummy Liposuction will often be performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck to further shape the area and is a fantastic way of removing stubborn pockets of fat which do not respond to ordinary weight loss attempts. The procedure can also be performed on other parts of the body with an excess of fat, such as the thighs or buttocks.
Tumescent Breast Reduction
Breast reduction is commonly performed on women who find that their large breasts cause them problems. Not only can very large breasts provide women with psychological difficulties, they can also lead to plenty of physical discomfort. Many women who have breasts that are too large often suffer from joint pains, bad posture and/or back pain. As breasts gain even more fat during pregnancy, this may lead to even more discomfort. Dr Lanzer became a worldwide pioneer in using the tumescent method for breast reduction, and has helped thousands of patients with this specific procedure.
Remove Stretch Marks
There are many recommendations for the treatment of stretch marks, from creams applied to the skin to full-blown surgery. Although surgery may be the only effective way to completely remove stretch marks, there are ways to minimise the appearance of stretch marks and help the skin in that are rejuvenate and recover. Dr Lanzer’s clinic offers a number of stretch mark treatments that may help women after childbirth, and free consultations are available.
By deciding to have a Cosmetic Surgery procedure with Dr Lanzer, you will be making a proactive choice to enhance your appearance post pregnancy with an experienced professional. All within a safe, comfortable and confidential setting. You can find more information on the Dr Lanzer’s website to help you understand how the procedures are performed, with before and after pictures. You can schedule a free consultation at any of Dr. Lanzer’s consulting offices located throughout Australia at the following locations: Malvern (head office), Sydney City, Perth, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Glen Waverley, Geelong, Point Cook, Shepparton, Albury, Ballarat, Melbourne & Sydney. You can also upload pictures and some of your details onto our website for an instant quote.
You may also want to read this article about what can occur should you choose to pursue surgery.