After pregnancy and birth, many moms undergo physical changes which can affect their body image and self-esteem. Unfortunately, diet and exercise alone are often not effective to bring back their figure to the way it used to be before giving birth. The good news is that Doctor Bill Papanastasiou has helped many new mothers regain their body shape using a variety of procedures popularly known as the mommy makeover.
Using a variety of treatments Doctor Bill Papanastasiou is able to offer you the following benefits:
It is important that before deciding on undergoing a mommy makeover, that you realise that having more children after the operation will undo all the benefits such a procedure offers you. As well, bear in mind that prior to having a mommy makeover, you should be as close to your health weight as is possible. While the mommy makeover can make you look slimmer, it is not a surgical solution to losing weight.
Doctor Papanastasiou will need to do an initial consultation with you to discuss your medical history and any medical conditions you may have that could negatively affect the outcome of the procedure. The doctor will also have a detailed discussion with you how he can improve your figure by firming up your breasts, slimming your tummy and waistline and also making other improvements you may wish to have. For over 30 years Doctor Papanastasiou has been a specialist in all areas of plastic and aesthetic surgery and your consultation with him is an ideal time to have all of your questions and concerns answered.
There is no limit as to how long you can wait before undergoing your mommy makeover once you have had your last child. In fact you can undergo this procedure years later after giving birth and still obtain all of the benefits such a procedure can bring. At a minimum, Doctor Papanastasiou asks that new mothers wait at least six to eight months for their body to adjust to the physical and hormonal changes that pregnancy and giving birth can bring. The doctor also suggests that you are no longer breastfeeding for at least three months if you wish to have any breast procedures done. The doctor also understands that if you have young children and are working outside of the home, you may wish to carefully evaluate if these circumstances will have a negative impact on your recovery after surgery.
Your treatment options include any or all of the following:
A breast lift will raise your breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support your new breast contour. This procedure is also known as a Mastopexy
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Breast augmentation uses breast implants to increase the fullness and improve the symmetry of your breasts. It may also be used to restore your breast volume that is lost after pregnancy. This procedure is also known as an Augmentation Mammoplasty.
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Tummy tuck surgery will remove excess fat and skin from your abdominal area. As well, in almost all cases, this procedure will restore weakened or separated muscles, thereby creating an abdominal profile for you that is smoother and firmer. This procedure is also known as an abdominoplasty.
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Liposuction surgery will break up the fat in your body and then remove it. The areas where liposuction is most commonly performed is your abdomen, hips, buttocks, neck and chin, upper arms, thighs and back. Liposuction is also known as lipoplasty, liposculpture or Smartlipo.
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Botox is a non-surgical injection that causes your facial and forehead wrinkles to relax and soften. Botox injections can be given to certain areas, such as your squint lines (also known as crow’s feet) and the frown lines in the glabella (area between the eyebrows) as well as the forehead itself.
Injections using fillers are used to fill depressed wrinkles and make them even with the skin surface, thereby rendering your wrinkles less visible. Most fillers in use today are made of hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane, etc), which is derived from a natural substance we all have in our skin. These fillers are eventually eliminated by the body. The average duration is from nine to twelve months.
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Contact us to make an appointment with Dr. Papanastasiou and benefit from his vast experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery – 514-933-3009.