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Millicent Odunze, M.D.

“Pancake Boobs” and Bookclub!

By April 7, 2013

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At book club this past Wednesday evening, two of my girlfriends were lamenting about the state of their breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding. And that was only after one child! In reference to their breasts, I believe I heard the words "pancake" and "saggy" and even an attempt to make the sound of a deflating balloon accompanied by a hand motion.

Post-pregnancy changes are normal. Some women are perfectly fine with the changes that come after carrying another human being (or more) for up to 40 weeks, and sometimes beyond! Others are not so okay with the changes yet figure there's nothing they can do about it. There are those women who know there's something they can do about it but prefer not to, and finally there are women who know that they can do something about it and want the changes reversed or at least improved upon.

So aside from "pancake" breasts, stretch marks on the abdomen, hips, and breasts, as well as loose skin of the abdomen can be some of the indicators of pregnancy. Plastic surgery to improve and in some cases eliminate these changes is possible. "Mommy Makeover" is a popular term used for the combination of surgery on the abdomen (abdominoplasty/tummy tuck) and the breasts (breast lift and/or breast augmentation). Liposuction may also be a part of the transformation.

And while these procedures don't come without some discomfort and a recovery period of about six weeks, I've yet to have a patient say she regrets having the procedures done!

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April 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm
(1) Liposuction says:

“Mommy Makeovers” are becoming more and more common and accepted. Dealing with recovery and the financial implications of having these procedures done can be difficult but its like you said above, there’s not many patients that say they regret having the procedures done.

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