Post-pregnancy surgeris refer to surgeries that are often grouped together with the aim of addressing body changes that occur as a result of pregnancy. Dr Scott Turner is a Sydney Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon with expertise in all post-pregnancy surgical procedures. There are really no limits to which procedures you may include in your post-pregnancy surgery. Dr Scott Turner is a Sydney Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon with expertise in all procedures that contribute to post-pregnancy surgeries.
UPDATE – The Australian Government has reinstated a Medicare Item Number for a Tummy Tuck for some post-pregnancy patients with Diastasis Recti (Split Tummy Muscles) if you are eligible and meet the new criteria. The new Medicare item number is 30175 – effective 1st July 2022.
What are Post-Pregnancy Procedures?
Post-pregnancy procedures include breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, abdominoplasty, liposuction and labiaplasty. Dr Turner will work with you to explain the options available to help you achieve your goals.
Are these Procedures right for you?
Post-pregnancy procedures can be a good option for any mother who is in good general health and doesn’t plan to have more children.
The best way to familiarise yourself with your options is to meet with Dr Turner. At one of his busy practices in Sydney, he offers one-on-one consultations to discuss each possible procedure.
Dr Turner’s Post-Pregnancy Procedures
Dr Turner and his team understand the extra support that a mother may need to make time for surgery. Our staff are all available to provide any help she needs, including arranging special times for consultations and follow-ups to fit in with the family.
The range of procedures are best performed once finished having children and when previous children are old enough that recover time is possible.
Recovery time will depend upon your procedure. It is best to have at least 2-3 weels off work as you will be in hospital for the first 2-3 nights. Dr Turner’s patients will continue to recover over the next several weeks and your final results should be visible after about 6 months.
Dr Turner’s Post-Pregnancy Procedures are individualised to meet each mother’s needs. These may include:
- Breast Surgery
- Body Surgery, like abdominoplasty and liposuction
Breast Surgeries Post-Pregnancy
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is common for a woman to lose some breast volume, with the breasts appearing to look smaller and deflated. With the use of breast implants, the volume and shape of the breast can be changed. At the same time, if the skin of the breast has been stretched and the nipple has gravitated lower on the breast, a breast lift may be appropriate.
Breast Lift – with or without Implants
If breast changes are more severe following pregnancy, then a breast lift may be the best procedure for you. The breast lift performed by Dr Turner will improve firmness without increasing the size of the breast. Dropping of the nipples can also be corrected. Fat grafting and/or breast augmentation combined with a breast lift surgery can also be appropriate.
Some women find that their breasts have grown in size after surgery. This is quite common in women with large breasts.
A breast reduction will remove the excess breast tissue to reshape and lift the breasts as well. There are a variety of surgical approaches to this procedure so Dr Turner will work out the most appropriate for your needs.
Body rejuvenation surgeries post-pregnancy
Pregnancy can cause many changes to the body. The abdominal muscles and overlying skin are stretched by the growing baby leading to excess skin affected by stretch marks, often including separation of the underlying abdominal muscles below. With twin pregnancies and multiple births, these changes become more permanent. Many mothers find that after having children their abdomens have permanent changes – stretch marks, loss of abdominal muscle tone, flabby and excess skin, and fatty deposits.
Many mums wish to remove stubborn abdominal fat that doesn’t go away after childbirth and want to know if liposuction alone can help them. The simple answer is if your underlying abdominal muscles are toned and have not separated, and your abdominal skin has been minimally affected by stretch marks then liposuction alone is the answer. Unfortunately, due to the effects of pregnancy, this is not the case for many women, so we can combine liposuction with abdominoplasty.
Pregnancy can change the appearance of your labia. During pregnancy, the labia enlarge in response to hormones and increased pelvic pressure of the growing baby. After the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding have returned to normal, like other areas affected by pregnancy, many women find that their Labia is often left stretched and is the last to return to what it was pre-baby.
As this is a very personal area of the body we want all of our prospective patients to know that there is a surgical procedure available which is a day-only procedure with little downtime yet excellent results. Women with enlarged labia are concerned due to visibility beneath tight-fitting clothing, discomfort, recurring rashes and a negative effect on their sex life. Recent media attention has empowered many women to realise that labiaplasty is an option, which has increased the demand for labiaplasty significantly.