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Pregnancy & Breast Feeding

Pregnancy & Breast Feeding

Cosmetic Surgery and Pregnancy

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Many patients enquire to me regarding the effect in respect to their cosmetic surgery. One of the most common questions is: Will liposuction affect future pregnancy and can I get pregnant? The answer is that patients often have localised genetic areas of fat that will not go no matter how much exercise and dieting they perform.

Liposculpture removes those genetically prone areas. My experience of over 25 years has been that with pregnancy there is general weight gain and following pregnancy there is general weight loss. Those areas that have had liposuction do not become a local nuisance area following pregnancy. The reason being is that the fat cells have been actually physically removed with liposculpture and therefore, it is hard to put on fat selectively in those areas as compared to how it was before the liposuction. Therefore, many of my patients have had multiple pregnancies following liposuction and have still been happy with their liposuction and have found long-term value from the liposuction.

Pregnancy and Breast feeding post liposuctionAnother commonly asked question is: Can I breastfeed after breast reduction through liposuction? I have had many patients who have had breast reduction through liposuction and who have been able to breast feed following the procedure when they have had children. Liposculpture does not involve cutting of tissue and therefore there is no definite resection or cutting of the glands to the nipple. It has been reported that patients who have surgical mammoplasty may have difficulty breastfeeding. The truth is that patients with large breasts often do have a difficulty in breastfeeding. Many of the patients who come to me for breast reduction have told me that they were unable to breastfeed.

Therefore, one cannot be definitive and give absolute advice that the patient could breastfeed after breast reduction as they may have never been able to breastfeed. I think it is important to be open with the options and to try when it is relevant. The breast reduction through liposuction is performed through tiny little incisions which fill up the breasts with the fluid. Then the fat is suctioned out through those little nicks. The cost of breast reduction starts at around $4000 and is very competitive when comparing to the surgical removal. Some of the costs for breast reduction may be covered by Medicare or private health insurance depending on the size and symptoms.

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An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Pregnancy & Breast Feeding liposuction procedures. Liposuction does not in any way effect the ability to get pregnant. In fact, some patients who have had mega liposuction for weight loss have found it easier to get pregnant after the procedure.

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Pregnancy can certainly affect the body in many ways that lead to the requirement of cosmetic surgery. This is classically being called a “mommy makeover”. With pregnancy there is stretching of the skin and fat and collagen of the stomach wall and also stretching and loosening of the actual muscle layer. Both of these areas can be improved with a tummy tuck. I perform the lipo-tummy tuck which involves first performing the tumescent liposuction followed by the liposuction. I was very impressed with the safety figures reported by the surgeons that I trained with in America and the published studies. The tumescent fluid in my opinion reduces the risk of bleeding and infection. It allows me to perform the procedure as an outpatient. Therefore, there is no post operative requirement in the hospital. The tummy tuck may involve just removal of skin or skin and fat or possibly tightening of the muscle and replacement of the belly button when we perform the full tummy tuck. Some patients who have had gone through pregnancy can in fact get away with just the liposculpture. I will often use the superficial liposculpture technique which causes enhanced skin contraction and no surgical excision may be required.

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Pregnancy also changes patient’s facial features due to weight gain and loss. Some patients do find that they benefit from neck treatment such as liposculpture or skin textural treatments. We offer a full range of skin rejuvenation procedures.

Patients often ask me can they have treatments during pregnancy. Although most lasers and treatments are safe during pregnancy my personal opinion is not to have therapy during pregnancy. Firstly, one does never want to do anything that could affect the health of a child and also there are hormone effects during pregnancy that may effect healing.

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Pregnancy can also cause dilatation of veins and ORA laser is used to close veins. One of the most common causes of pigmentation is pregnancy. This is called chloasma. It is more common in olive skin patients and Asians. We specialise in treatment of this type of facial pigmentation. It uses a combination of fading creams such as hydroquinone and cosmeceuticals that help make the skin lighter. It may be combined with glycolic peels, medical microdermabrasion, and laser such as the YAG RevLite.

Can muscle relaxants be used during pregnancy? They probably can be used, but it is my opinion that they should not be done during pregnancy itself. I am often asked if one can perform liposculpture during breastfeeding. In this situation I feel it is safe, but I usually recommend patients not to breastfeed for 24 hours and compliment feed.

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