During pregnancy and childbirth, the woman\'s body undergoes enormous wear and changes in its image. The woman´s figure is no longer the same and one of her concerns is whether she will recover her figure and when. The chest and the abdomen are the two body parts that suffer the most with pregnancy changes.
Women searching this treatment after one or more pregnancies present a characteristic change in their breasts, the \"breasts look empty\", the lower pole of the breast fills up more and the upper pole is emptier. Any kind of surgery in these parts should be performed approximately six months after childbirth or breastfeeding, in order to allow time for the tissues to retract the fullest.
To make the breast firm and look good again an augmentation mastoplasty can be performed. It is a surgical procedure designed to improve the size and shape of the breast. A breast implant or prosthesis is introduced in a subglandular, subfascial or submuscular position. During the first visit in Dr. Herrero´s office the size and shape of the breasts, the skin firmness, and the patients overall health will be evaluated. It is important to perform a thorough breast examination, and in some cases ask for additional tests such as a breast ultrasound or a mammogram.
This surgery is performed in the hospital, in an operating room and under general anesthesia. The average duration of the procedure is approximately 1-2 h. The result is obtained immediately, but in order to see the final result one must wait a month and can return to normal daily activity after 15 days.
Sometimes, in addition to the breast augmentation it is necessary to lift up the breast, also known as mastopexy. This can be performed together or it separately when a woman has an appropriate breast volume and only wants a breast lift. The breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that allows us to restore the breast to its natural or original position by removing excess skin and fixating glandular tissue.
The distension of the abdomen during pregnancy causes a separation of the central abdominal muscles, which is known as muscle diastasis and leads to a weak abdomen in this area and does not allow you to achieve a flat profile. The loosening of the skin causes it to remain flaccid and with stretch marks, especially if the skin is thin and not very elastic. The best solution to this problem is abdominoplasty, which extracts the excess skin, tightening the abdomen. At the same time the diastasis of the the abdominal muscles can be corrected, strengthening the muscles from the abdominal wall that have lost elasticity and whose firmness cannot be recovered with diet or exercise.
Another requested surgery after pregnancy is liposuction to remove fat deposits caused by the hormonal changes. The fat that is removed through the technique of liposuction can be used to fill up the breasts that are empty. Usually they shouldn´t be overly large breasts. This surgical technique is known as lipofilling.
All these interventions described above can be performed together as a package at the same time. If you would like to arrange a consultation with Dr. Herrero in order for him to evaluate your case please contact us at email@example.com or click here to make your enquiry