Mommy Makeover Scars
By The Landings Surgical Centre on December 28, 2019
Having a child can put a woman’s body through many changes. Thankfully, a mommy makeover can help. Dr. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Dr. Louis Boileau have performed mommy makeovers on numerous patients located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, helping them look slim, trim, toned, and fit again.
Scarring is a reality after any kind of cosmetic surgery, but there are ways to minimize it. The team at the Landings Surgical Centre would like to discuss incision and scar locations from a mommy makeover and what can be done to enhance your appearance.
Common Procedures Performed During a Mommy Makeover
During a mommy makeover, the following procedures are commonly performed:
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
- Breast lift (mastopexy)
- Thigh lift (thighplasty)
- Arm lift (brachioplasty)
- Butt lift
These surgeries will be able to address the various changes to the body associated with the weight gain of pregnancy and the weight loss following childbirth.
Common Scar Locations
Given the nature of the surgeries listed above, it’s common for scars to be located around the following parts of the body:
- The lower abdominal area
- The underside of the breasts
- The areolas
- The groin area
- The armpits
- The underside of the upper arm
These incisions allow plastic surgeons to remove loose skin and make the necessary changes to body shape and contour.
How Visible Is Post-Surgical Scarring?
Post-surgical scarring in the first few weeks after a mommy makeover will be quite visible, but that is the nature of undergoing any sort of surgical procedure. In the next several months as patients heal, the incision sites will mend and begin to fade. In the years ahead, the scars will continue to fade and become less and less visible with time.
While the scars may never completely go away, the scar tissue should fade sufficiently. Patients will still be able to wear various tops, undergarments, and bathing suits that will conceal the vast majority of scars.
Creating a Treatment Plan to Minimize Scarring
During the consultation process, we can discuss any concerns you have with post-surgical scarring. If you’ve had issues with severe scarring in the past, we can modify surgeries or discuss alternatives to minimize scarring and still achieve excellent cosmetic outcomes.
Our goal is to ensure you get a mommy makeover that helps you look your best.
Tips on Reducing Scars After a Mommy Makeover
Consider the following tips to reduce the appearance of scars after from a mommy makeover:
- Follow pre-op instructions closely
- Quit smoking before your surgery
- Abstain from tobacco products during recovery
- Follow post-op instructions to the letter
- Attend all follow-up visits at the practice
- Avoid excessive sun exposure to protect your skin
- Wear sunblock whenever you go outdoors
- Moisturize after showers to replenish your skin
- Stay hydrated by drinking water
Scar Revision Options
If you do experience issues with excessive or unsightly scarring, we can discuss different options to minimize the scar tissue. There are various over-the-counter products to consider that can smooth away unwanted scars. Professional scar revision can also be recommended if these less invasive methods are unsuccessful.
Learn More About Mommy Makeovers
The Landings Surgical Centre is here to help. If you would like more information about mommy makeover treatment and ways of restoring your appearance, be sure to contact our team of board-certified plastic surgeons. You can reach us in Halifax by phone at (866) 602-9620.
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