The effects of pregnancy may have robbed you of your lean, toned body. Women can struggle with the change in the look and feel of their breasts and body, and many of these changes cannot be improved through traditional diet and exercise techniques. Dr. Ip can perform tailored Mommy Makeover procedures to address the specific problems areas women have following pregnancy.
It is normal for women to lose breast volume and firmness following pregnancy, especially in women who have nursed. However, a deflated breast appearance is hard for many women to come to terms with because there is no way you can reverse the effects naturally. Dr. Ip will determine if you have volume loss, breast ptosis, or a combination of both and will recommend which breast enhancement procedures are most suitable to meet your needs.
The abdomen is the most affected area during pregnancy. The rapid expansion of your belly as your baby grows can leave you with lax abdominal muscles and excess skin. Many women develop stretch marks or find that they have an abdominal pooch that they cannot tone through diet and exercise. Dr. Ip will decide which tummy tuck should be used to treat your abdominal contouring needs. The goal is to restore a flatter, firmer tummy.
You may have stored excess fat throughout your pregnancy that you now struggle to shed. Women can accumulate fat in a number of areas throughout their pregnancy. Your fat gain may be unevenly distributed, causing an unbalanced appearance. Common areas of excess fat storage include the:
Immediately following your surgery, you will experience bruising and swelling of your breasts, abdomen, and/or liposuction treatment area. A specialty compression garment should be worn to help minimize excess swelling. It is important to carefully follow your postoperative instructions to ensure quality healing and the best results possible.