Many female patients often ask Dr. Franklyn Elliott about their options for cosmetic procedures after pregnancy. Dr. Elliott always recommends waiting until you are finished having children, before pursuing cosmetic surgery of the abdomen or tummy as your body will change with additional pregnancies. After having children, some patients find their body is not what it once was. Depending on the areas of concern, Dr. Elliott can tailor a custom combination of cosmetic procedures to address your needs.
Facial, breast and body contouring procedures can be combined to address the effects of pregnancy to restore a youthful appearance. Common mommy makeover procedures include breast surgeries, abdominoplasty and liposuction. Women looking to restore lost volume in their breasts may consider breast augmentation, while patients noticing sagging breast may benefit from a breast lift. Patients suffering from overly large breasts may be good candidates for breast reduction surgery. During a consultation, Dr. Elliott will thoroughly discuss your cosmetic desires and realistic expectations.
Body contouring procedures can address sagging skin stretched during pregnancy. Abdominoplasty, commonly known as tummy tuck surgery, can eliminate excess skin from the abdomen while tightening weak abdominal muscles that have separated after pregnancy. Liposuction can be performed around the hips, legs, buttock and abdomen for patients looking to eliminate small, stubborn pockets of fat.
Although recovery is typically longer for combined cosmetic procedures, patients can benefit from collective surgical and facility fees. If you are interested in combined cosmetic procedures or an individual procedure, please call our office to schedule a consultation. For more plastic and reconstructive news, follow Dr. Elliott on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.