Post-Pregnancy Surgery Sydney

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Australia’s registered plastic surgeon with experience in:

  • Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty & Recovery Technique
  • Complicated Breast Revision Surgery & Internal Bra System
  • Tuberous Breasts & Breast Asymmetry Corrections
  • Comprehensive understanding in Fat Grafting Technique

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Dr Tavakoli’s Philosophy on Post-Pregnancy Surgery

To address changes to the breasts and abdomen after pregnancy and breastfeeding, some women might seek a combination of surgical procedures.

Dr Tavakoli is committed to helping women according to their unique needs and desires. He performs post-pregnancy surgery for women who wish to change their breast or abdomen appearance, if they are suitable candidates and have realistic goals.

Why Do Women Get Post-Pregnancy Surgery

Many women who undergo post-pregnancy surgery wish to address changes to their breasts or abdomen, such as excess skin or fat tissue. The surgery also aims to help address abdominal muscles which separated during pregnancy, known as diastasis recti.

According to Sydney and Double Bay plastic surgeon Dr Tavakoli, the most common procedures that mothers request are breast augmentation mammoplasty, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposculpture with or without bilateral buttock augmentation.

Your consultation with Dr Tavakoli

Before undergoing your post-pregnancy surgery, we will have a thorough, cost-free and obligation-free consultation to discuss your medical history and desired results, to determine if the procedure is right for you and to form a personalised procedure plan tailored to your needs. Feel free to discuss any concerns you have about the procedure and ask as many questions as you like.

We will need to discuss health and medical factors like any prior surgeries, medical conditions, current medications you are taking, and lifestyle habits such as smoking or alcohol consumption. We’ll also conduct a physical exam to assess the quality and quantity of excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, as well as the condition of the abdominal muscles.

When putting your procedure plan together, we’ll explain the specific surgical techniques that will be used for each component of the surgery, including the type of anaesthesia and incision locations.

This will give you a clear idea of what to expect during the procedure and help you to understand what your results may look like and that results will vary for each patient.

During the consultation, we will be transparent about the realistic outcomes of the procedure and help you understand what you can expect in terms of results. We’ll discuss the outcomes and limitations of the procedure, as well as the potential risks and complications.

To support your recovery, we’ll also go over a list of recovery instructions and what you can expect after the procedure, including activity restrictions and follow-up appointments. This will help you prepare for the recovery period ahead of time, knowing what to expect and being able to plan to take the necessary time off work that you will need.

Your personalised plan will help us to estimate your total procedure costs, and provide you with a quote. As mentioned before, this initial consultation is free and even after receiving your quote, it is up to you as to whether you fully decide to undergo the procedure.

How much does Post-Pregnancy Surgery Cost in Sydney and Double Bay?

The cost of a post-pregnancy surgery is not fixed, as it can vary based on several factors, including the duration of the surgery and whether it involves other procedures.

At our clinic, we understand that each patient has unique goals and body types. Therefore, we always conduct a consultation before any surgical procedure. This allows us to provide you with an accurate cost estimate for your surgery and gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. During the consultation, we can also explore the possibility of combining a post-pregnancy surgery with other procedures like liposuction, which may affect the total cost of the surgery.

Your procedure fees will include:

  • The cost of the surgical team
  • The anaesthetist
  • Our facilities and equipment
  • Comprehensive after-care and consultation

Our clinic is staffed with a team led by Dr Tavakoli.

Our initial consultation and quotes at Sydney or Double Bay are completely free of charge and obligation. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.



Dr Tavakoli says the degree of change women experience in their breasts can depend on whether they have breastfed and the duration of their breastfeeding. “The more a woman has breastfed, the more dramatic the changes that occur in her breasts usually are” he explains.

According to Dr Tavakoli, many women post-pregnancy and/or breastfeeding opt for a breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery. For women who have experienced a descent of the breast tissue and some volume loss, a breast lift mastopexy may be combined with breast augmentation mammoplasty. If there is no change to the volume of the breast, a breast lift mastopexy might suffice. Other women might require both breast remodelling with fat to obtain the shape they desire.


The abdomen is typically the area most affected by pregnancy,’ says Dr Tavakoli. As the uterus expands during pregnancy, pressure is placed on the muscles and skin which can cause laxity of the abdominal wall postpartum.

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) allows Dr Tavakoli to address this area through repair of the rectus muscle separation and removal of excess fat and skin. This procedure may be combined with liposculpture.

‘Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), when combined with liposculpture, can remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, repair any underlying damage to the abdominal muscles and reposition the umbilicus,’ says Dr Tavakoli.


VASER® Liposuction is a surgical technique used by Dr Tavakoli since 2009. VASER Liposuction is used to remove unwanted deposits of fat from specific areas of the body and tighten the surrounding skin using ultrasonic energy. An ultrasound probe is inserted under the skin to dissolve the fatty layer into a soft material, which eases the removal. This technique can also stimulate collagen production in the skin.

VASER liposuction can be performed to any area of the body including:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Arms
  • Back

The Liposuction cannula is inserted through a small incision. Following the procedure, you will experience a mild discomfort for 7-10 days. You will be required to wear a compression garment for six to eight weeks.


In addition to performing liposculpture in combination with an abdominoplasty, we can also target areas such as the flanks and inner or outer thighs.

Dr Tavakoli stresses that women who undergo an abdominoplasty or bilateral buttock augmentation (BBL) need to commit to a healthy lifestyle, involving a sensible diet and exercise regime, in order to maintain the results.

He adds that it is not his policy to operate on a post-pregnancy patient until the mother’s last child is at least 18 months old. ‘I usually advise patients to complete all their pregnancies before commencing surgery, otherwise results might not be maintained,’ says Dr Tavakoli. He also screens patients to ensure they are not suffering from postnatal depression.

5. Labiaplasty & Vaginoplasty

In the same way that pregnancy can place pressure on the abdominal muscle, childbirth can cause similar stretching and subsequent laxity of the muscles that line the vaginal wall.

During vaginoplasty, Dr Tavakoli is able to remodel the vaginal canal and tighten the muscles which can strengthen the pelvic floor and improve stress incontinence.

A labiaplasty addresses the concerns of large labia which can become more prominent after pregnancy and childbirth. During a labiaplasty, the redundant labia tissue is excised reducing its size and appearance.

Recovery and Aftercare

The recovery details and your aftercare instructions will very much depend on the details of your personalised procedure, and can vary per patient since a post-pregnancy procedure can include a variety of surgeries.

General instructions for the different types of procedures listed above can typically include avoiding strenuous exercise, wearing compression garments as instructed by your surgeon to reduce swelling and promote healing, and following a balanced, healthy diet to aid in healing and recovery. If you need, you may be able to take medication but make sure you do so by following your surgeon’s instructions.

For your comfort, we recommend wearing loose-fitting clothing, particularly avoiding tight underwear or pants if you have undergone a labiaplasty. If you do undergo a labiaplasty, you should also avoid sexual activity for about four to six weeks after the procedure to allow sufficient time to heal.

You will have follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and assess the results as they begin to show. You will receive further information about the post-operative process during your consultation.

Risks and Complications

The potential side effects of your procedure will largely depend on the types of surgeries that you will undergo as part of your post-pregnancy surgery. General surgical risks can include anaesthesia issues, infection, bruising, bleeding, hematoma, seroma, skin necrosis, numbness or changes in skin sensation, and scarring. The level of your personal risk of these complications occurring can be discussed in further detail during your consultation.

Depending on your chosen procedures, there may also be a risk of skin irregularities or contour abnormalities, and asymmetry or unevenness. A labiaplasty could also be associated with complications such as pain during sexual intercourse, reduced clitoral sensation and chronic dryness or irritation. Any further potential risks and complications associated with your procedures will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation, as we value full transparency and want you to feel informed about all aspects of your post-pregnancy surgery.

Click here to read our list of general plastic surgery risks and complications.

Surgery FAQs

Post-pregnancy surgery, in some cases, can improve the appearance of stretch marks by removing excess skin. If stretch marks are part of your aesthetic concerns, be sure to mention this during your consultation so that we can take it into consideration when creating your treatment plan.

The idea of a post-pregnancy surgery is to combine procedures to be performed in one surgery, reducing the total recovery time of separate surgeries. There are a variety of procedures that can be performed as part of your post-pregnancy surgery, and the most suitable procedures for you can be determined during our initial consult.

Generally, results from surgeries like these create permanent results, but following a healthy lifestyle is important. Also, you should be aware that natural changes in your body will still occur over time. Changes in body weight, certain lifestyle factors and the natural ageing process can change the results.

Preparing for surgery can include quitting smoking, staying hydrated, and avoiding blood-thinning medications. Other things you can do to prepare include scheduling time off work, organising someone to stay with you at home during the early days of your recovery, and filling any prescriptions in advance. You will receive more personalised advice at your consultation, and it’s important to follow this in order to minimise the chance of certain complications occurring, both during the procedure and throughout the recovery process.

Yes, it is possible to breastfeed after a breast surgery. However, you should discuss if you are planning on having children in the future during your consultation, as although it’s uncommon, the inability to breastfeed can be a potential risk of certain breast procedures.

You may need to stay overnight in the hospital after your procedure, depending on the extent of the procedures performed. We will go through your post-procedure process at your initial consult, so that you know what to expect and can make any necessary arrangements ahead of time.