"Dr. Moor has always been very courteous friendly but remains professional at the same time. I have had Dr. Moor perform several different procedures on me and I have always been pleased with his work. He strives to make you happy with your procedure. He always answers your questions and gives you the suggestions of what he thinks would be most beneficial. His office workers are friendly and attempt to get you in to see Dr. Moor as soon as possible. They are also courteous and professional. I could not imagine having anyone else perform my procedures/needs." - patient testimonial
Pregnancy and childbirth may cause physical changes to your body that may be less cosmetically pleasing to you. Today you can do something about those changes that you feel are undesirable. During pregnancy, your breast and milk glands may swell and replace the fatty tissue. After childbirth the breast size usually decreases with the remaining breast in a larger envelope of skin. This envelope can be filled with a breast implant and restore the breast to the more youthful look. It is unlikely that breast enlargement will interfere with a subsequent pregnancy.
In some rare circumstances after child birth, the breasts stay large or even continue to enlarge. Once the breasts are of a stable size and the patient feels that her breasts are uncomfortably large, a breast reduction (link to breast reduction) can be performed. Excessively large breasts may be detrimental to self-esteem and unfortunately can lead to back and neck pain, shoulder pain, as well as poor posture because of the extra weight. Excessively large breasts may limit or decrease the level of activity: bending forward or stooping becomes difficult and may be interfering with work. The ability to do certain exercises and running and engage in post partum activities may also be impaired.
During pregnancy, there may be extensive swelling in the breasts. This may result in stretched skin and sagging breasts. A surgical procedure called mastopexy or breast lift excises the excess skin, lifts the breasts and raises the nipple. Sometimes after pregnancy, a hollowness develops in the superior, or top part of the breast. If the patient wants to be fuller in the superior aspect of the breast, or just wants to be larger, Dr. Moor can add a breast implant surgery to the breast lift mastopexy.
Retained Localized Fat Deposits
During pregnancy there often is a large amount of weight gain with accumulation of large fatty deposits throughout the body. While post-partum weight reduction takes place, localized fat pouches may persist. This is very common in the thighs, buttocks, waist, lower abdomen and arms. These fat deposits can be treated with ultrasonic liposuction on an outpatient basis and in some cases under local anesthesia.
The woman’s abdomen can be severely affected by pregnancy. Loose skin, stretched stomach wall muscles, stretch marks, c-section scars, and localized fat pockets have changed the body contour. The excision of excess abdominal skin and tightening of the stomach muscles is called abdominoplasty.
A small lipectomy can remove the small amount of excess skin above the c-section scar, or in the midline in the lower abdomen. A mini-abdominoplasty will remove the pouch of excess skin that may develop and tighten the muscles of the lower abdomen.
The full abdominoplasty involves treatment of the full abdomen in addition to the liposuction procedure of the region. The muscles that have been stretched out of place by the expanding uterus during pregnancy are repaired at this time.