October Spot Light Patient
This patient is a 42 year old who came to me with concerns about her breast and abdominal contours, following her pregnancies. She had a saline filled breast augmentation some 15 years ago, with capsular contracture and unnatural elevation of the implants. She also suffered a separation of her abdominal muscles with stretched, badly damaged skin. Dr. Ormsby performed her corrective surgery with an exchange of implants to silicone gel, a breast lift (mastopexy) and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). She is pleased with her outcomes, here at 6 months post op.
Your body changes after pregnancy
Becoming a mother is the accomplishment of my lifetime that I am most proud, I am certain that your journey has been one of joy and exuberating. However, your pregnancy does change your body that, without the benefit of surgery, remains throughout your entire lifetime. I take great pride in restoring the female form to one of beauty and balance, which approaches our pre-pregnancy shape. As our children take first place in our hearts and mind, often we allow our bodies to take a back seat in our life’s priorities. We deserve the attention required to restore our healthy selves; it is one of the most gratifying procedures that I offer.
Pregnancy effects both the breasts and the abdomen
The female breast may loose volume and shape or may gain excess skin with the subsequent loss of support. In the surgical repair of these effects, the skin is re-draped and the breast volume, restored with either an augmentation or a lift and support of the existing breast tissue. The female abdomen is often rendered with a lack of support, following pregnancy, in that the major muscle pair that supports your contour is divided in the middle. This division is an absolute during a C-section, whereby the muscle is not repaired, following delivery. Your post-pregnancy abdominal surgery provides a permanent repair of this muscle separation, so that you will never return to the un-supported state, throughout your lifetime.
It takes careful evaluation to set goals
During your evaluation, we will consider options for a realistic attainment of your goals, taking note of your time and lifestyle. Your surgery is performed in our fully-accredited surgery center. Since your life is busy and your time especially sacred, many times, combined surgeries are offered to reduce healing time and costs. You will enjoy a ‘house call’ following your surgery, so that I can determine your optimal healing conditions and correct any problems that may be interfering with a smooth, safe, pain free recovery.
Options for Mommy makeover surgery include: