Best Plastic Surgery Options after Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an exciting, life-changing time. Unfortunately, some of those changes that occur to your body are less than desirable and do not reverse once your bundle of joy arrives. If you are feeling less than your best since your pregnancy, there are plastic surgery procedures that can restore your pre-pregnancy body and give your appearance the necessary lift to restore your self-confidence once again. Houston Center for Plastic Surgery has some of the best options for cosmetic enhancements after pregnancy.
The breasts can take quite a beating throughout pregnancy and the breastfeeding process. Drooping, sagging and a deflated appearance are not uncommon and can be distressing for some women yearning for their youthful figure to return. Breast enhancement is a way to give your breasts the boost they need.
Dr. Rappaport offers the following options in breast enhancement post-pregnancy:
Breast Augmentation – Using implants, Dr. Rappaport can add size and volume, correct asymmetries and give your breasts a more proportionate shape.
Breast Lift – This surgery addresses sagging and drooping breasts, restoring the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest.
Breast Reduction – When breasts don’t go back to a reasonable size after pregnancy and nursing, breast reduction can remove excess skin and tissue to improve patient comfort and create a proportionate look once again.
Breast procedures are usually performed on an outpatient basis, using local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Most patients are back to their regular schedules within 1-2 weeks, with positive results that will last for many years.
The breasts aren’t the only part of the body that see significant changes during and after pregnancy. The midsection also goes through the expansion to accommodate that growing baby. Many women find after the baby is born, that waistline doesn’t quite go back down to size. Even if they reach their pre-pregnancy target weight, they may still have pockets of isolated fat or a flabby tummy that just won’t respond to the diet and exercise routine.
Body contouring, another popular post-pregnancy option, can be done in one of two ways:
Liposuction – A minimally-invasive technique that removes small pockets of fat from nearly any area of the body, liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with other body contouring procedures for even more dramatic results.
Tummy Tuck – This surgical procedure removes excess skin, tissue and fat from the midsection, while tightening up abdominal muscles and repositioning the navel for a smoother, natural abdominal contour.
Even if you are content with the look of your body after pregnancy, you might wish to minimize some of the signs of age and fatigue on your face. Fortunately, facial rejuvenation can often be successfully performed without the need for surgery, anesthesia and downtime. Some of your options might include:
Ultherapy – This treatment uses targeted ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production and create smoother, firmer skin.
Microdermabrasion – A full exfoliating treatment that removes the outermost layer of skin cells, revealing softer, smoother skin underneath.
Injectable Fillers – Whether you are looking for a way to smooth away wrinkles or add volume and definition to areas like the cheeks or lips, dermal fillers are quick and relatively painless.
Botox – This go-to anti-aging treatment relaxes facial muscles that lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Becoming a mother is one of the most amazing rites of passage any woman can experience. However, those nine months can also take their toll on your body and your appearance. To learn more about your options in post-pregnancy cosmetic surgeries and treatments, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery at (713) 790-4500.