A post-pregnancy surgery is a combination of cosmetic surgical procedures that are designed to help women achieve their body goals after having children. The specific procedures involved in a post-pregnancy body contouring can vary, but they typically include abdominoplasty, mastopexy (breast lift), and/or breast augmentation mammoplasty (implants).
Weighing up the pros and cons of the procedure is key to determining whether the cost of the procedure is worth the investment.
What are the typical costs of the procedure?
The cost of a body contouring surgery can vary depending on a number of factors, including the specific procedures performed, the surgeon’s experience and expertise, and the location of the surgery. Procedure costs will essentially depend on the personalised details of each patient’s procedure plan, which is usually determined during a consultation.
It is important to keep in mind that post-pregnancy surgery is a major surgical procedure and the cost should not be the only consideration when deciding whether or not to undergo the procedure, or which clinic is the ideal choice for the surgery. The key to receiving worthwhile results is to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who has a good track record of success with body contouring procedures. When considering costs, you should also inquire about any financing options that may be available to help make the procedure more affordable.
Results of body contouring procedure
Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body, causing the skin to stretch, the breasts to descend, and excess fat to accumulate in certain areas. Post-pregnancy surgery can help address these issues.
In addition to aesthetic results, body contouring can also have functional benefits. For example, an abdominoplasty can help to repair separated abdominal muscles, which can cause back pain and other discomforts. A breast lift mastopexy or augmentation mammoplasty can also help to reduce back pain and improve posture by redistributing the weight of the breasts.
The procedure can be customised to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual patient, making it a highly personalised solution for post-pregnancy body changes. However, the benefits are not a guarantee for everyone, as each person has individual characteristics and desires, some of which may not be compatible with surgery. It’s always a good idea to consult with a surgeon to find out what the benefits could be for you.
Potential downsides of the procedure
While there are many potential benefits to post-pregnancy body contouring, there are also some potential drawbacks or risks to consider. Some of the cons of a procedure include surgery risks, recovery time, and scarring.
Like any major surgery, a post-pregnancy contouring procedure carries some risks of complications such as bleeding, infection, or adverse reactions to anaesthesia. The recovery period after the surgery can be lengthy and uncomfortable, with patients typically needing several weeks off from work or other activities to allow for proper healing. Because a body contouring procedure involves surgical incisions, patients can have visible scars. While these scars may fade over time, they may still be noticeable and require additional cosmetic treatments to minimise their appearance. Reliable plastic surgeons will typically aim to minimise scarring as much as possible, using advanced techniques throughout the procedure.
Essentially, patients should have realistic expectations about the results of a post-pregnancy surgery. It is important to discuss expectations and goals with your surgeon during a consultation to ensure that you have a clear understanding of what can and cannot be achieved.
Is body contouring the right procedure for me?
Post-pregnancy body contouring is typically recommended for women who have experienced significant changes to their bodies due to pregnancy and childbirth, such as lax or excess skin, stretch marks, or changes to the size and shape of their breasts. However, despite the name, the procedure can also benefit other patients who have not been pregnant but still would benefit from a combination of abdominal and breast surgery. The procedure can be customised to address a variety of concerns, including excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, laxity or deflated breasts, and other issues.
A suitable candidate for a procedure is generally a woman who is in good overall health – candidates should be at or near their ideal body weight and have maintained a stable weight for at least several months prior to the procedure. As smoking can increase the risk of complications during surgery and slow down the healing process, candidates will ideally be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking prior to the procedure. Candidates should also be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the procedure, with a balanced diet and regular exercise to help maintain the results of the surgery.
During a consultation with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, you will be able to discuss your goals, concerns, and any medical conditions or other factors that may affect your eligibility for the procedure. Your surgeon can help you determine if a surgical body contouring is the right procedure for you and provide personalised recommendations based on your unique needs and circumstances.
Why choose Dr Tavakoli for a post-pregnancy surgery in Sydney
Dr Tavakoli, a qualified plastic surgeon, has experience in performing body contouring surgery, catering to individual patient needs and aiming to deliver quality care.
Our team is committed to providing comprehensive support to every patient throughout their journey, from the initial consultation to post-procedure care. If you believe a post-pregnancy surgery could benefit you, contact us to schedule a free consultation.