Post Pregnancy Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery – San Diego Mommy Makeover Specialist Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti is a highly skilled breast surgeon, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) specialist, and mommy makeover specialist. We understand having a child is one of the most fulfilling experiences a person can have, with new life and energy to any family. Some women, however, feel somewhat self conscious about their new body post-pregnancy with symptoms including:
- Stretching or sagging of stomach muscles & skin
- Sagging or drooping breasts
- Breast deflation
- Weight gain in mid-section, thighs, & stomach
- Excessive fat deposits
- C section pouch
Dr. Pousti, Chief Plastic Surgeon with Prime Plastic Surgery has helped thousands of moms restore greater personal confidence through a more shapely appearance through breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and mommy makeover procedures.
6-Weeks Post-Op Mommy Makeover - Prime Plastic Surgery Patient
Post Pregnancy Plastic Surgery Considerations
There are considerations to be made when considering post-pregnancy plastic surgery or a “mommy makeover” such as goals, current health, lifestyle, the current areas you wish to target, and how post-pregnancy plastic surgery will affect your family life. If you have been successful in losing weight after your pregnancy but cannot reverse the stubborn pockets of fat, sagging skin and drooping breasts, you are likely a good candidate for post-pregnancy plastic surgery.
Such surgical procedures or “mommy makeovers” aren’t just for recent moms, as some patients wait a few to several years before treating themselves. Dr. Pousti is happy to consult with patients to determine what procedures are recommended based on personal history and goals so that realistic expectations can be achieved.
Enhancing Drooping or Saggy Breasts Post Pregnancy
Many women become unhappy with the look, appearance, and shape of their breasts after having children and consider post-pregnancy plastic surgery to help improve the shape and appearance of their breasts. Pregnancy can cause the muscle and tissue in the breasts to sag or droop, losing their perk and also possibly result in a decrease in cup size.
For patients who want to enhance their breasts, there are a number of breast surgeries available depending on the specific need and desired goals of the patient including breast augmentation, XL breast implants, or breast lifting. These surgical procedures can be completed in combination with other post-pregnancy plastic surgery procedures such as a full or partial mommy makeover or tummy tuck.
Removing Post-Pregnancy Weight Gain Through Liposuction
Liposuction has the ability to effectively remove stubborn areas of fat that is not responding to diet and exercise, and is an excellent option for patients considering post-pregnancy plastic surgery. New liposuction procedures offered by Dr. Pousti allows a less invasive process which results in a faster surgical procedure with less bruising and pain.
C Section Pouch Removal / Excess Skin Removal
Throughout pregnancy, the muscles and skin in the core or abdominal region naturally stretch, resulting in a more flabby or looser tummy area than desired. Despite healthy dieting and extreme exercise and strength training, many of our patients simply cannot obtain their original more toned physique. To help with what is often called the c-section “pouch” or “pooch”, a full or partial tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is recommended and can help restore a toned tummy area through the removal of excess skin and tightening of the core or abdominal muscles.
This process also creates a flatter and more toned look and appearance in the pelvic area where c-section areas tend to protrude. Dr. Pousti is able to complete tummy tuck procedures with other breast augmentation and fat removal procedures including arm, thigh and butt lifts.
Post-Pregnancy Fat Reduction
For patients who, post-pregnancy desire to remove unwanted fat but do not want to complete invasive treatment such as liposuction or a tummy tuck, Dr. Pousti offers the CoolSculpting technology as a perfect fit for such patients. CoolSculpting does not use needles, anesthesia or pain medication, and has no recovery or restrictions.
The CoolSculpting process involves a non-invasive applicator to the treatment area (typically the stomach area but can be used throughout the body) where an applicator is applied to the skin to target fat cells. The process involves vacuum pressure drawing the tissue into the applicator cup. The process is repeated a few times, and results in a permanent more shapely and trim physique. This process is available for patients who require minimal weight loss. CLICK HERE for more information on the CoolSculpting process.
Resumption Of Physical Activities
Driving- 2 – 4 weeks
Sports- 2 – 4 weeks
Sexual activity- 2 – 4 weeks
Travel- 2 weeks
Social and work activities- 2 to 4 weeks
“I’m celebrating my one year breast augmentation/lift and my 8 week PO tummy tuck. After 5 kids my body wasn’t what it used to be, i had my first child when I was 17, and my 5th at 30. After my last baby i did everything i could to get my body back, but no matter how much i exercised and watched my diet I couldn’t improve my breasts or get rid of my pouch! after several consultations over the years with various PS in the OC area I had almost given up on my dream of a mommy makeover – until E found you! My BA and lift surpassed all my expectations and i couldn’t be happier! After such a positive experience with you and your staff I decided to complete my makeover and I am very pleased with my tummy tuck, I still can’t get over how flat my tummy is and I know the end result will be amazing! Working in the medical field I know the importance of a good office staff, and I want you to know that your staff is first class! I love each one of them! Dr.Pousti you are an amazing, gifted surgeon, you always make time for me and make me feel like I’m your only patient! I want to thank you so much for taking such good care of me this past year and for making my dreams come true!”
“After extensive research I chose Dr. Pousti to perform a Mommy Makeover (Breast lift w/ implants and tummy tuck) on me. It was the BEST decision ever!!! After having full term twins my body had paid the price with a fully stretched out tummy and saggy breasts. I am now 11 months post surgery and loving my new body. My results exceeded my hopes and expectations. Now after 7 years I can wear a bikini with full confidence again, which honestly I never thought would happen. I have gotten countless compliments and feel wonderful! Dr. Pousti and his staff were phenomenal!! They took excellent care of me during the surgery, I was extremely nervous going into the surgery and the OR nurses made me feel at ease which really meant a lot to me. After the surgery Dr. Pousti called our house to check up on me and his staff made many follow up calls in the weeks following the surgery to check up on me. I always felt all my questions were answered in my follow up visits and my scars are all healing very well. Dr. Pousti was a life saver for me and I would recommend him time and time again!!!”