Cosmetic Surgery After Pregnancy

It’s not just celebrity moms who are leading the pack in getting a mommy-makeover after pregnancy. Many ordinary women are choosing to have cosmetic surgery following a pregnancy. Whether we blame it on the media’s focus on the perfect body, or the new mother’s desire to regain her figure after childbirth, these aesthetic operations may significantly help to mitigate the effects of a pregnancy.

The popularity of electing to undergo a cosmetic procedure, following childbirth, is demonstrated by a 2007 study performed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The study found that more than 59% of its member physicians are seeing a greater number of women desirous of undergoing cosmetic procedures to correct the effects of pregnancy.

The effects of pregnancy may be a direct result of giving birth or as a result of maternal considerations that may occur following giving birth (e.g., breast-feeding) to one or more children. These plastic surgeries may have a single procedural goal, such as a tummy tuck, or multiple procedural goals such as a mommy makeover.

As might be expected, one of the most significant effects of childbirth relates to the abdomen. The very act of childbirth compromises the elasticity of the skin covering the abdomen. This may be further aggravated if the rectus dominus muscles become separated and/or lazy.

The net result of these factors is that the stomach protrudes. One approach toward mitigating the issue of loose abdominal skin after pregnancy is to have a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. An abdominoplasty may not interfere with a later pregnancy, but you should clarify this with your physician if you intend to have more pregnancies. The benefits of some forms of abdominoplasties (such as a lipoabdominoplasty) may be undone by a later pregnancy.

Another possible effect of childbirth, or its aftermath, is that the breasts sag, either the result of the childbirth itself or as the result of breast-feeding. Indeed, the desire of some women to mitigate the effects of childbirth may be one reason why tummy tucks and breast lifts are becoming more common.

The growing popularity of the two operations is confirmed by fact that their occurrence rose between 9% and 12% between 2005 and 2006. A recent trend is for mothers to combine two or more plastic surgeries into a single procedure, known as a mommy makeover.

This new trend was exhibited by a recent television program which interviewed three women about their experiences with a mommy makeover. All three women reported having an extremely positive result, but mentioned that they waited until after having two or more children before electing to undergo a mommy makeover.

If you’re looking for a highly experienced plastic surgeon professional who can help to relieve a single symptom, or multiple symptoms, associated with giving birth, Dr. Paul Parker is known for his remarkable results that can be viewed at . Dr. Parker is highly qualified to perform a single oriented procedure, such as an

abdominoplasty, or a set of procedures constituting a mommy makeover.

He is able to accomplish this goal as the result of his years of experience, the great and sincere compassion and attention which he provides his patients, his dual certification (by both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Surgery) and through the facilicies afforded by his 15,000 square foot center certified by Medicare, the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and by the Joint Commission of the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

If you’re seeking a extremely talented plastic surgeon who sincerely cares about his patients, contact Dr. Parker either by calling 201-967-1212 or going to to schedule an appointment.

Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Joel Aronowitz, is known to give his patients natural looking results. Call our Los Angeles office at 424-204-1663 to schedule your private consultation. Visit for more information.