When is it justified?
Women who experienced major changes in their body shape during pregnancy might not get back into their previous state eve after giving birth. Sagging breasts caused by breastfeeding can be corrected by a breast lift or inserting an implant, or if the amount of adipose tissues grew in your breasts, a reduction might be necessary. The stretched skin on your belly might not get back its elasticity to the desired degree either, and your muscles might also sag, but several surgical techniques are available to help you. Our plastic surgeon examines you during a preliminary consultation and shows you his reference works to illustrate the expected best outcome.
Before the surgery, you have to undergo a complete and throughout screening. To make the process more comfortable for you, we perform all the necessary screenings at our Institute in the same place and time. Besides laboratory tests, our surgeon might recommend you to have an ECG examination and an ultrasound screening. You also have to have a consultation with the anesthesiologist before the surgery. Your plastic surgeon will also inform you about the advised temporary adjustments in your lifestyle to speed up your recovery.
The course of the intervention
This type of body correction should be planned with your individual endowment in mind. A breast surgery might encompass a breast lift combined with an implant, only a lift if your breast sagging is only minor, a combination of the two or a breast reduction. The breast augmentation can also be combined further with a tummy tuck supplemented by a waist area liposuction. The surgery is performed in anesthesia and usually takes 3-6 hours.
Recovery and aftercare
After the intervention you spend two nights in our hospital where you can relax in a calm and exclusive environment. In the morning following your surgery, our specialist puts waterproof bandages over your scars that allow you to have a shower without having to worry about them. We provide you with the special corset and bra that you will have to wear for 8 weeks. It is important to avoid any strenuous physical activity for the first two weeks (including long walks and leg spreads) and even after this period, return to your previous lifestyle gradually, but 3 weeks after the surgery you can have some light exercise. It is not recommended to visit a tanning salon or sauna for two months. Your control examinations will be scheduled for the 7th and 14th days after the intervention, and two additional ones during week 6 and 12. Your visible scars will disappear in approximately 6 months, and the skin-deep scars will heal in 2 years.
The risk of complications is very low, but if there is any, it can only be wound infection, whey and blood accumulation, a keloid scar, a temporary loss of feeling in the affected areas and asymmetry.