Today’s moms aren’t following the trends that their mothers did decades earlier. After pregnancies are completed and the children are a little older, they are actively seeking ways to return their body to where it was before the pregnancy. Their spouses are also more supportive with plastic surgery being a safe alternative. From Botox, to body lifts, mothers now make up the most common consumers of plastic surgery.
The most common combination of surgical procedures after pregnancy are the “tummy tuck and breast lift with augmentation.” These procedures effectively restore the body to its pre-pregnancy state, with the abdomen being flattened, the stretch marks taken out, and the breasts being full and lifted. The entire procedure takes about 5 hours and the recovery is about 2 weeks. Post-operative discomfort is controlled with tiny pain catheters inserted at the time of surgery.
The skin also changes after pregnancy and can become more dry or have pigment changes. Both of these problems can now be effectively treated with newer skin care lines and laser techniques. An excellent option for skin care is a new line out of Canada called SkinTx. This line has shown amazing results in Europe and Canada. Coastal Plastic Surgeons is one of the few practices carrying this line in southern California. The skin care line is often complemented with laser resurfacing or deep chemical peels to help the skin look 10-15 years younger.
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