Mon 5th Feb 2024
Post Pregnancy Surgery is an umbrella term which can include a combination of plastic surgical procedures performed at the same time. Typically, they are performed on areas of the body that are often affected by pregnancy. The most common combination of procedures is a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) combined with a Breast Enhancement procedure, such as a Breast Augmentation (implants) or Breast Lift (Mastopexy).
Time, gravity, lifestyle, genetics and of course motherhood will affect every person differently. Because of this, a Post Pregnancy Surgery for one person will be different to another. Some of the most common surgical procedures include the following:
Tummy Tuck surgery (also referred to as an Abdominoplasty), is a surgical procedure designed to reconstruct the abdominal wall including removing excess skin. The procedure often involves repairing weakened and separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti), further tightening the abdominal wall and improving core strength.
There are many variations of the Tummy Tuck, including a Mini-Tummy Tuck, Traditional Tummy Tuck, Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck and an Open Book Tummy Tuck™. These different variations are designed to treat patients according to their individual aesthetic and functional concerns. During your initial consultation, Dr Dona will be able to advise you on which type of Tummy Tuck you would be best suited for.
Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery in Australia. Breast Augmentation, also referred to as Bilateral Augmentation Mammoplasty (BAM) or Breast Implants, is a surgical procedure involving silicone implants to enhance the size, shape and symmetry of your breasts. Concerns regarding breast volume, shape and symmetry are common after pregnancy or extensive weight loss.
Women pursue Breast Reduction surgery for an array of physical reasons, although most commonly, the underlying concern is heavy or overly large breasts that prevent women from living an active and comfortable lifestyle. Shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, rash issues, clothing issues, mobility issues – these are some of the concerns voiced by women with excessively large breasts.
Breast Reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, involves the removal of excess breast fat, tissue and skin from the breasts to create a smaller and lifted size, shape and form. Breast Reduction primarily addresses the physical and functional issues associated with large breasts, and secondarily improves aesthetics.
Breast Lift (also known as a Mastopexy), is designed to address the appearance of breasts that have undergone ptosis (droop), issues which are very common following pregnancy and breast feeding. Breast Lift surgery involves removing excess skin, and effectively deconstructing and then reconstructing the breast to a lifted shape and form. The nipples are raised in position, larger areolas are reduced in size, and the underboob is tightened.
Your initial consultation with Dr Dona is the important first step of your surgery, and this will involve a discussion about the areas that you would like to have addressed.
Dr Dona and our team understand that your first consultation can be a little nerve-racking. Understandably, you may be feeling excited and a little nervous all at the same time but let us assure you that you will feel nothing but welcome and supported during your first visit with us.
During your consultation with Dr Dona, you will both discuss and create a tailored surgical plan to suit your unique requirements.
Post Pregnancy Surgery is highly tailored to the individual. Therefore, the types of procedures combined, and the complexity of the surgery will affect the overall cost.
During your initial consultation, Dr Dona will provide you with an individualised surgical plan that will include a post-operative plan.
We offer all our patients a comprehensive post-operative treatment plan. This includes two – three appointments per week for the first three weeks for an intense wound care program to optimise your healing and scar formation. This includes the use LED light-based therapy into your post-operative wound healing protocol, and making sure you reach the correct recovery milestones.
As noted above, the actual surgical procedures you may require is impossible to know until after you have had a formal consultation with Dr Eddy Dona and a precise and tailored surgical plan is created for your unique requirements. Once this has been done, a formal quotation will be provided which will include your surgeon fees, anaesthetic fees, hospital fees (if any), etc. A full cost can only be provided at that stage.
If your surgery has been deemed ‘medically necessary’, then you may be able to claim the hospital fees through your Private Health Insurance provider. However, you will need to wait for your formal quote which will indicate any Medicare item numbers that may apply to your situation. You will then need to provide this to your Private health Insurance company to see if they will cover any of your costs based on the level of cover you have on your policy.
Dr Eddy Dona has been a specialist plastic surgeon since 2007, and is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. From your first clinic visit, and throughout your surgical journey, Dr Dona and his team will be there to make it as smooth as possible.
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Dr Eddy Dona (FRACS) is a Specialist Plastic Surgeons in Sydney, and a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Following his medical degree at the University of Sydney in 1996, Dr Dona then began a further 11 years of intensive training to become a Specialist Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.
Since starting private practice in 2007, Dr Dona has had patients from all over Australia seeking his expertise and specialist management. Dr Dona’s practice has grown and become heavily focused on breast and body reconstructive procedures, especially after massive weight loss including post-pregnancy.
Despite running a busy private practice, Dr Dona spent the first 15 years of his specialist practice dedicating part of his time to one of Sydney’s largest teaching public hospitals, including training future plastic surgeons. This was where Dr Dona was often required to reconstruct the bodies of those affected by trauma and cancer.