Maternity is hard work…but once a young mother has time to look in the mirror again it is when she sometimes realizes that her body has changed. Loss of breast volume and shape after breast-feeding comes as an unpleasant surprise. Some ladies lose a couple of cup sizes and end up literally with their breasts looking “empty”. After pregnancy tummy tissue has a tendency to weaken. The problem is related to skin, muscle and fascia weakness after being stretched.
The typical concerns in postpartum recovery are about continuing being attractive to the partner and about coming back to pre pregnancy body image. The body looks different with clothes off and patients frequently experience difficulties with fitting into their usual clothes. Some women feel like they have lost part of their femininity and confidence due these changes.
Combinations of tummy tuck, liposuction and breast lift to restore breast and body shape can be done on the same day. To restore a youthful shape of the breasts sometimes just tightening the loose skin can be enough (called a mastopexy), but in many cases combining it with an implant gives the patient the desired volume, fullness of the upper pole and “a nice cleavage”.
Elena will restore the shape of your tummy by removing the excess skin and fat, then tightening the deep tissue or fascia overlying the muscles. For most patients, between 30-50% of the abdominal skin can be removed, reducing stretch marks that has developed. She will also reshape your belly button. Your scar will be well hidden by your underwear.
After giving birth many women feel that they would benefit from adjustments in the genital area. The excess skin, which can sometimes rub, will be removed for comfort. This can give your vagina a more youthful appearance and can also improve the quality of your life. Liposuction or lipofilling of the mons pubis are other options available.
Elena will help you decide on the right procedure after a conversation and examination in her clinic. She will talk you through all the intricacies of the surgery, offering advice on how best to prepare and how to look after yourself during the recovery period. Once you’ve gone home we’re always available for advice. The Elena Prousskaia Clinic prides itself on the quality of both its pre and post operative care so we’ll make sure you’re completely informed, relaxed and comfortable at all stages of the process.
Based at the prestigious McIndoe Surgical Centre, the Clinic has a reputation for exemplary patient care, led by the skill and surgical artistry of Elena herself. As one of the few female plastic surgeons in the UK, Elena’s calm presence, experience and empathetic manner make her a superb choice for those wanting to utilize the latest surgical techniques to improve their quality of life.