Motherhood is the most sacred feeling in the world. Post-pregnancy is a process for the mother. Body deformation and scarring in certain areas despite proper diet and sports can be a problem for mothers over time. In this month’s article, I will explain which aesthetic operations mothers can apply to make them feel more fit and have a more pleasant and fit body.
During the pregnancy process, which is physically exhausting for the expectant mother, the body makes an incredible effort to ensure the growth of the baby. Nothing can replace a conscious diet and regular sports to regain the old form. In cases where these are not enough, we plastic surgeons can step in.
Areas with deformation due to pregnancy
During pregnancy, hormonal and mechanical changes are most evident in the abdomen, breasts, waist, hips, inner thighs and vagina. Until recently, women didn’t speak much of their troubles and considered it “necessity of motherhood”. However, these changes can go as far as depression in women and can wear down not only the mother herself, but also the baby and even the institution of marriage.
When factors such as hormonal changes, increased workload, changing social life and lactation come into play, not only during pregnancy but also after delivery, it is a common situation for mothers to take supplements from plastic surgeons. Therefore, after birth Mommy Makeover We often perform the operations of revising the mother, that is, rejuvenation. In these operations, we can usually apply combinations such as tummy tuck, breast lift, thigh lift, liposuction and correction of deformations in vaginal structures in a single session.
postpartum tummy tuck
During pregnancy, there is a significant increase in volume in the skin and subcutaneous fat tissues in the abdomen, as well as relaxation in the abdominal muscles and a decrease in skin elasticity. Although there is a significant decrease in the size of these tissues after pregnancy, the abdominal skin, subcutaneous adipose tissue and abdominal muscles cannot recover properly more than once. It is known that the skin in this area does not only expand during pregnancy, but also loosens due to hormonal irregularities. The elastic fibers of the enlarged skin are separated from each other and appear unattractive, mostly in the middle of the navel and the mons-pubis region. deep cracks they form. Thus, with fat accumulation in the abdominal region, which does not improve with exercise and diet, skin saggingand muscle relaxation deformityoccurs.
Post pregnancy tummy tuck operations
In an abdomen that has given birth, both excess skin and subcutaneous adipose tissue loosen. The muscles that give hardness and tension to the abdominal wall and prevent the internal organs from bulging out loosen and separate from each other for the growth of the baby. However, the first rule of having a flat and tight stomach is tight abdominal muscles. In tummy tuck surgeryThe most valuable point is to stretch the abdominal muscles sufficiently.
How is a tummy tuck operation performed?
In tummy tuck operations, all the sagging and cracked skin and fat tissue under the belly button are removed; The muscle tissue in the mid-abdominal region and the abdominal wall is tightened. In this operation, the appearance of the saggy abdomen is dramatically improved and the person has a flat abdominal contour.
When can a tummy tuck be done after pregnancy?
Since it is not appropriate to perform an operation during the breastfeeding period, it would be wrong to wait for at least 1 year. Abdominal stretching cannot and should not be done at the same time as the cesarean section. Because, considering that the uterus, which is normally the size of a pear, reaches the size of a basketball during pregnancy, it takes at least 45 days for it to shrink again and reach its prenatal dimensions. It is not appropriate to perform a tummy tuck process before the uterus and other intra-abdominal organs reach their normal sizes and hormonal stability returns to normal.
postpartum breast aesthetics
The breast, or “mama” as it is called in Latin, is one of the most valuable parts of a person’s body. breasts after breastfeeding period It usually decreases in volume compared to pre-pregnancy. Due to enlargement and subsequent shrinkage of the mammary glands cracks in breast skin may occur. It can be seen in the sagging of the chest due to the increase in volume and then the reduction of the breast. Sometimes, the breast may remain larger than it was before pregnancy, even if it is not as much as its volume during the breastfeeding period.
In our postpartum patients, we sometimes encounter breasts that are completely empty and almost “extinct”. In this case, performing the recovery process by removing only the breast skin does not give the desired result. In these cases, we can use a silicone prosthesis to give the chest a volume and to lift it up. Sometimes, because the breast tissue is sufficient, only a reduction / recovery operation can provide us with sufficient results.
When can postpartum breast aesthetics be performed?
These operations should be performed at the earliest 6 months after the end of the breastfeeding period. If a woman who decides to become a mother for the second time after breast surgery has had the operation done with an appropriate technique, then it is possible for the mother to breastfeed her baby again after the operation.
However, all these applications and operations should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and a personal treatment path should be determined by the specialist physician. Because, as in every application, the application and results of the processes may vary according to the anatomy, physiognomy and quality of life of each person.