Post-Partum Reconstructive Surgery Sydney NSW

All women know that their bodies will change during pregnancy. However, not every woman’s body will recover after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Post partum surgery which combines an abdominoplasty and a breast reduction of breast lift is actually a combination of different procedures that will address the body concerns of mothers after pregnancy and breastfeeding. The most common surgeries that are chosen by women after having children include breast enlargement , whether this is implants or a breast lift, as well as abdominoplasty (or a tummy tuck).

After breastfeeding children, there can be a loss of volume and loose skin. Through breast augmentation or a breast lift breast shape can be changed.

After pregnancy, an area of the body that experiences change is definitely the abdomen. In particular, pregnancy causes the skin to stretch and puts pressure onto the muscles. This can lead to loose and sagging skin around the stomach, which cannot be corrected by a healthy diet or exercise.

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What happens during an Abdominoplasty and Breast Surgery?

Before the surgery, Dr Laniewski will mark the skin to show where the incisions will be on the body. For a breast lift or breast augmentation, incisions will be made on the breasts to allow any excess skin to be removed. For a breast lift, the areolae will be moved to a higher position. If required, incisions will be made to insert implants for augmentation and to alter the shape of the breasts. Every effort is made to minimise the appearance of scarring in the natural creases of the breasts in the inframammary fold.

For abdominoplasty, an incision will be made across the lower stomach region. The sagging skin will be removed, as well as any excess fat that is present. This will allow the skin to be tightened and for a more contoured abdomen. Again, Dr Laniewski creates incisions in areas where they can be inconspicuous. Any scarring that is visible will fade over time.

As you may be receiving more than one procedure, an abdominoplasty and breast reduction or breast lift can take several hours to complete. This means you can expect surgery to be around five hours depending on the extent of body contouring and each patient’s needs.

Post Partum Reconstructive Surgery HURT?

Post Partum Reconstructive Surgery is designed not to be a procedure that will hurt patients. Every effort is made to make sure that patients are comfortable and that is why a general anaesthetic is administered before the surgery begins. This means that it is a pain-free procedure, but, you may require some pain relief during your recovery period afterwards.

What can i except after the procedure?

After Post Partum Reconstructive Surgery you can expect there to be some discomfort. Swelling around the area that has been treated is normal and there can be some discolouration and bruising present. In addition, a special garment may have to be worn to help with the recovery time and to prevent excess swelling after surgery. Dr Laniewski will advise you on this during your consultation. You can expect to stay in the hospital for two or more days after Post Partum Reconstructive Surgery .

There is some downtime associated with Post Partum Reconstructive Surgery . Most women take time off work and this can be around four to six weeks. This varies from patient to patient. In addition, strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least six weeks. Most women will be able to return to their normal routine around six weeks after having Post Partum Reconstructive Surgery.

To appreciate the full benefits of Post Partum Reconstructive Surgery, it can take around three months when most of the swelling has subsided. But, every patient will be different.

Who is the ideal candidate for Post Partum Reconstructive Surgery?

Suitable candidates for Post Partum Reconstructive Surgery include women that would like their body to function like it did before they had children. This can include lifting the breasts and enlarging their shape, as well as getting rid of a sagging skin from the stomach that is stubborn and cannot be shifted by a change in diet or exercise regime.

Patients that are considering Post Partum Reconstructive Surgery should be more than twelve months past their pregnancy and be in good health. In addition weight should be stabilised after having children so that you can receive and sustain effective results with surgery.