Loss of skin elasticity, gravity and other factors such as weight loss, pregnancy and breast-feeding ultimately affect the shape and firmness of your breasts. Patients who are generally satisfied with the size of their breasts can have a breast lift to raise and firm them, resulting in a more youthful breast contour. Some patients may be unhappy that they have lost a significant amount of breast volume after pregnancy. In such cases, implants inserted in conjunction with a breast lift can increase breast size at the same time as the shape and position of the breasts are enhanced. Other patients complain about persistently large and saggy breast after pregnancy. Abdominoplasty also can tighten muscles that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy. The procedure may somewhat improve the appearance of stretch marks, especially those located below the navel.
If you plan to become pregnant or lose weight in the future, you should discuss this with Dr. Timek. Scarring from previous abdominal surgery may limit the results of your abdominoplasty or breast surgery.
During your consultation with Dr.Timek, you will be asked about the results you would like to achieve from abdominoplasty and concurrent breast surgery, the combined procedure called “mommy makeover.”