Childbirth is a rewarding experience for women across the globe. Bringing a new life into the world, taking care of a child, and experiencing the joys of motherhood is something that most women dream of. However, some women may find their bodies to look less than ideal after giving birth to a child. Saggy breasts are one of the most common products of pregnancy, but thanks to Dr. Firouz and his mommy makeover, mothers new and old can get back the body they lost during and after childbirth.
Causes of Saggy Breasts
There are many reasons why breasts may become saggy. For most women, it naturally happens with age. As the body ages, the skin loses its elasticity, causing the breasts to droop. This loss of elasticity also affects the overall shape and firmness of the breasts.
Motherhood, and the consequences which follow it, can also cause breasts to prematurely begin sagging. Women who choose to breastfeed sometimes discover their breasts flosing substance, shape, and firmness.
Breast Reduction After Pregnancy
A variety of procedures can be performed that can elevate and reduce the weight of saggy breasts. A breast lift is the best option for dealing with dropping or saggy breasts. The surgery, also known as mastopexy, targets the skin tissue that resides around the breast. After making a small incision beneath the nipple, Dr. Firouz will move the nipple and areola to a higher position, making the breasts look more aesthetically pleasing. A breast lift will also restore elasticity and firmness to the breasts, giving them a more youthful appearance. The procedure, sometimes known as a “mommy makeover,” can be combined with a breast augmentation to further augment the results.
In addition, a tummy tuck can also be performed with a breast lift. The tummy tuck is a procedure that removes the excess skin and fat deposits along the abdomen. The procedure is also useful in remedying diastasis, which can occur during pregnancy. Similar to a breast lift, a tummy tuck restores elasticity to the skin and gives the body a youthful, eye-pleasing appearance.
Lastly, many patients who decide to undergo a “mommy makeover” also choose to undergo a labiaplasty as well. Labiaplasty can reverse the effects of childbirth, restoring the appearing of the vaginal area and improving its function as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is a good candidate for a breast lift?
A: Any woman who wishes to change the appearance of her breasts is a candidate for breast lift. This includes young mothers, older women, or any woman who is unsatisfied with the general look of her breasts. For any woman who wishes to undue the effects of elasticity loss, a breast lift is the procedure for them.
Q: How long is the recovery time from a mommy makeover?
A: Because each patient is different, recovery time varies among women who elect to undergo a mommy makeover. Since the procedures performed during a mommy makeover are all outpatient procedures, women are free to return home a few hours after the surgery has been performed. And depending on their job, women can return to work in as little as a week after surgery. However, like with all surgeries, it is important to consult your surgeon before engaging in any strenuous activities.
Q: Does the procedure hurt?
A: Absolutely not. Patients are given anesthesia prior to their surgery, which means they will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. After waking up, however, patients may be in discomfort for days or weeks after the surgery. For this pain, many surgeons prescribe various forms of pain medication.
Q: Does insurance cover a mommy makeover?
A: Depending on the insurance provider, the answer to this question varies. Breast lifts, for example, are commonly considered cosmetic plastic surgery by insurance companies, resulting in little or no coverage. To be completely sure if your procedures will be covered by insurance, it’s important to contact your insurance company to find out their policy.
Q: Is breast feeding possible after a breast lift?
A: Yes! Patients who undergo breast lifts are able to breast feed normally after the procedure has been performed. However, it is recommended that women wait a few months before attempting to breast feed again, as immediate breast feeding can harm or stop the healing process of the breasts.
Contact a Breast Surgeon Today
At the Breast Reduction Center of Excellence in Los Angeles, our expert surgeons can help restore and improve your post-pregnancy body. If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our surgeons, or if you have any questions about breast lifts, tummy tucks, or labiaplasty, please do not hesitate to call the Breast Reduction Center of Excellence at (888) 391-5720 today.
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