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Mommy Makeover: Moms Get Back To Their Form

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Mommy Makeover: Moms Get Back To Their Form

Body deformations caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding are the fearful dreams of expectant mothers. As such, the 'Mommy Makeover', that is, motherhood aesthetics has turned into a trend.

With these procedures, which can be applied to the tummy, breast, hips, genital areas, you can have a much better and more natural beauty in your prenatal appearance.

Here is everything you wonder about maternity aesthetics...

Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist Cahit Vural, MD gave information about mommy makeover and answered the most curious questions:
Cahit Vural MD- Post-pregnancy breast aesthetics: It consists of breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction/shaping surgeries.


- Post-pregnancy abdominal surgeries: Liposuction, removal of excess skin/cracks in the lower abdomen or stretching for the entire tummy tuck, and Umbilicoplasty (Belly Button Surgery).

- Post-pregnancy waist, hip, hip operations: It consists of the removal of excess fat (liposuction) and/or fat injection ( butt shaping ) attempts.

What Happens When Abdominal Muscles Stretch During Pregnancy?

abdominal muscles Since women experience hormonal changes from the moment they get pregnant, they experience major changes in their bodies, primarily on the abdomen and breasts.

As the baby grows, the uterus begins to push the abdominal wall forward and exerts its effects on the abdominal muscles and the ligaments that connect them, causing these structures to stretch almost irreversibly.

The main reason for the abdominal protrusion, which is seen especially in thin women and gives the appearance of camber and sometimes even at the beginning of pregnancy, although the excess skin is minimal, is that the abdominal muscles, which have lost this tension, cannot adequately support the intra-abdominal organs.

How Long After Birth Can Maternal Aesthetic Operations Be Performed?

postpartum mother aesthetics After the first year after birth, our patients can have surgery. For the surgery, the breastfeeding period must be over and 6 months must have passed.

Patients of all ages can have this surgery. After breast aesthetics, patients can give birth again, but the form provided by surgery may be deformed again.

For this reason, if another child is being considered, it would be correct to have an operation after completing it.

Recurrent pregnancy after surgery will loosen the skin stretched by surgery and cause the sutured abdominal muscles to reopen.

Do These Surgeries Cause Any Complications?

after mommy makeoverThe most feared complications in combined surgeries such as maternity aesthetics are bleeding and pulmonary embolism.

Factors that increase this risk are advanced age, heavy smoking, obesity, and diabetes. Overweight patients should lose weight before surgery.

Another problem is the lack of progress in skin loss and wound healing. Errors in pre-operative planning, removal of excess skin, poor control of bleeding, and smoking increase such problems.

Is There Pain After the Operations?

pain after mommy makeoverThe most painful period of the operations is the first 2-3 days after the operation. Since our patients are in the hospital during this process, patients spend this process as lightly as possible thanks to the painkillers given via serum.

Since the human body cannot feel all the pain in more than one region and the brain focuses on the pain at one point, the pain experienced by the patients is the only area.

This is one of the advantages of combined surgeries.

Does the Healing Process Take Long?

healing processAlthough the recovery process varies from patient to patient, you can return to your daily life after two or three weeks.

Activities that will force the body, such as doing sports and lifting heavy, can be started after about the third month.

During the first four or six weeks of the recovery period, you will have swelling in your abdomen and breasts.

In such a case, you do not need to worry, it is a natural response of your body and will help you heal.

For this reason, your breasts and belly will appear larger than your expectations, but this effect is temporary.


Written on 18/03/2020

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Last Update: 10/06/2022

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