Cosmetic Surgery after Maternity

After pregnancy and nursing, breasts can lose tonicity and firmness, to increase or decrease size, ant some times, stretch marks can also appear. Plastic surgery becomes an alternative to recover, and even to improve the shape they had before pregnancy.
Author:
Dr. Nora Beatriz Sánchez
Plastic Surgeon
Cali, Colombia

After pregnancy, physycal changes in a woman’s body are evident.

Depending on each woman’s skin quality and how much weight is gained during pregnancy, changes occur in different parts of the body.

Stretch marks (colagen fibers ruptures) can appear on the abdomen. There also can be flaccidity, muscle diastasis, navel hernias, fat in places as hips. waist, thighs, etc.

After pregnancy and nursing, breasts can lose tonicity and firmness, to increase or decrease size, ant some times, stretch marks can also appear.

Most of these changes make women to feel less atractive and healthy.

Frequently, these patients see a plastic surgeon in order to recover, and most of times, to improve the shape they had before pregnancy.

3 months after giving birth, with the right nutrition and psychological conditions, and a tranquil family environment, it is possible to achieve satisfactory results in recovering and improving patient’s body shape by means of surgery.

In order to perform any cosmetic breast surgery (augmentation, reduction, lifting), nursing period must have ended. If patient is still producing milk, she must warn her surgeon about this situation, in order to determine a special approach to surgery.

A clear, direct communication between plastic surgeon and patient is essential.

In order to get total satisfaction, you must find a certified Plastic Surgeon, member of the Sociedad Colombiana de Cirugía Plástica (Colombian Society of Plastic Surgery – the organization that certifies and regulates the practice of plastic surgery in Colombia), so you will avoid unnecessary risks. It is also important to get your surgery performed in a certified surgical center, to keep an adequate post-op cares, an open communication with your doctor, and finally, make positive changes in your lifestyle, adding healthy habits that will help you to keep surgery results.