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Mommy Makeover Surgery

Bringing a child into this world is one of the most wonderful phases of a woman’s life. At the same time, this involves a lot of body changes – physiologically, physically, chemically, and emotionally.
Mommy makeover refers to one or a combination of procedures that are done to alter the appearance after delivery, especially relating to one or more of the following:

  1. Tummy that is sagging (no fat, just loose skin) with stretch marks
  2. Breasts that are altered in size and shape, sometimes the enlargement could be completely disproportionate with the body and cause back pain
  3. Undefined thick waistline with irregular fat accumulation
  4. Fat deposits on the abdomen, thighs, hips, and trunk that do not reduce with dietary changes and exercise
  5. Skin changes on the face and around the eyes, giving an aged appearance
  6. Post cesarean, there is excessive skin around the surgical scar


  1. Reduces tummy size
  2. Gives a more youthful appearance
  3. Alters breasts to the desired shape and size


  1. Weight loss, if happens, could affect the results
  2. Subsequent pregnancies don’t have any complications with tummy tuck but with another pregnancy the effects may be lessened or reversed.
  3. Since surgery is involved, the risk of unforeseen complications always exists (for instance, in breast implants, there is capsule formation or capsulitis, in rare cases rupture may require removal.)

Mommy makeover is not a single step procedure, but a combination of plastic surgical procedures that are done depending on the problem you present with.

  • Tummy tuck – If there is abdominal sagging, the tummy is tucked back into position by removing the fat and excessive skin and reworking on the belly button.
  • Liposuction – Excessive fat deposits in the hips, thighs, trunk area can be removed by sucking out the fat deposits. Most commonly done in the hips and trunk area.
  • Breast lift – Sagging uneven breasts, drooping nipples, reduced volume are all indications for a breast lift. During the surgery, the breast tissue is repositioned to reproduce a better shape and size and reposition the nipples if required.
  • Breast reduction – Large breasts are a common problem, and breast reduction is one of the most requested for procedures.
  • Breast augmentation – Either saline implants or silicone are used to restore breast size and shape to the desired results. Usually, breast lift is combined with breast augmentation.
  • Facial corrections – From dark circles to sagging skin to wrinkles, facial appearance can be changed based on the presenting symptoms.

These are very brief descriptions of the various procedures that are done as part of mummy makeover. A detailed consultation with your plastic surgeon regarding costs, subsequent pregnancies, aftercare, recovery, healing, and limitations and risks is to be had ahead of the surgery.

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Vitiligo Treatment Options

Vitiligo or white patches are also more commonly known as leucoderma. The real cause of this particular condition is still unknown by and large. Whatever limited evidence we have points out to a possible immune disregulation that interferes with melanogenesis.

It is not a physical disease but a social one. There are most often than not, no other symptoms except the appearance of light coloured patches in the skin. It may be localized or a more generalized condition and at times most of the body may be involved over a period of time.

The primary Vitiligo treatment is best done by a dermatologist and an effort to limit the spread of the white patches. The onset of action may vary from childhood to adulthood and family history (heredity) is an important factor for the appearance of the condition.

The treatment poses several challenges but control is achieved with adherence and close follows up with the dermatologist.

However, once the patches appear in the visible areas of the body it starts to worry the individual and family members. There is an increased risk of diseases related to sun exposure and appearance of skin malignancies. A good sun protection is mandatory.

Surgical treatment comes to the fore when the individual seeks coverage of the white patches which have been existing. One year stability of the patches is a pre-requisite when we think of treating the area surgically.

Plastic Surgery of white patches or vitiligo involves removing the upper layers of affected skin either by dermabrasion or partially shaving off the skin and applying a very thin layer of skin graft over that area. The donor skin has to be of the same person and it usually takes few days for the donor area to heal. The new skin grafted lends it melanin cells to the white patch area and it gets pigmented. The changes in the grafted skin take place upto 6-12 months following the procedure.

There is no quick fix method for the problem and any surgical intervention has to be planned well in advance (6-12 months) if one is targeting a social event.

Thin split skin grafting is the GOLD STANDARD when we talk about the surgical procedures. There are other methods also like melanocyte transfer and blister grafting both of which again are different forms of grafting melanocyte containing skin to the affected area.

The main challenges of the other modes of surgical treatment is the variability in the pigment spread that occurs and repetition of the procedure is more common than the technique of dermabrasion and thin SSG. Another very successful method to treat small vitiligo patches or areas is excision and primary suturing. In this method the affected area is removed all together with all the layers of the skin and the surrounding pigmented skin is apposed and stitched together. The stitches may be absorbable or non- absorbable which will require removal in the follow up visits.

The anesthesia considerations in the surgical treatment vary with the extent of surgical treatment being done. It could be local anesthesia or general anesthesia. A set of pre operative investigations are advised to see the fitness for the surgery. The donor area heals in about 7-10 days time and slight change in the colour of pigmentation may be noticed.

The treatment of vitiligo patches by surgery does not end with the surgical procedure per se. The grafted area needs to be taken care of for a prolonged period by application of sunscreens, silicone sheets, silicone gel massages and all these post-procedure methods have a significant bearing on the final results.

It must be understood that surgical options are best for limited vitiligo patches or best if we are targeting a few areas. In a more generalized variety with extensive spread of the white patches it is usually not considered a very good option.

A follow up with the surgeon should be maintained for a year and more prolonged follow up with the dermatologist is warranted. There are reports of appearance of fresh vitiligo patches after a surgery but these are really the exception rather than the rule. In general for a limited area a surgical option is considered a very successful therapy.

Vitiligo rules the mind more than the body. The choice to get pigmented skin back on the vitiligo is a personal one. Many times it is driven with the intent of a social goal. One must not weigh the procedural success with the social one. Although we all attempt to do our best to treat but the expectations from the procedure have to be realistic.

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What is Liposculpture and how does it work?

Liposuction Surgery is one of the most common surgeries being performed all over the world by Plastic Surgeons. When this procedure started picking up, the stress was on just removing the excess fat from a particular part of the body and the complications were common. Complications like contour defects, of having removed too much or too little. Gradually it was realised by both surgeons and the public that it is not only removal of the fat that needs to be  done but a shaping of the body that is more important. The amount being removed strictly in accordance with what  looked good. So, liposculpture came into being. It is not much change in the technique to us as plastic surgeind but actually a change in the perception of liposuction as a procedure. Lipofilling is now added to the armamentarium and it is done to correct pre-existing or iatrogenic contour deformities. Liposuction and lipofilling actually form the complete spectrum of Liposculpture.

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  • Dr Shilpi Bhadani is extensively trained in National and international centres of highest repute for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. She is considered one of the best surgeons for Liposuction in Gurgaon.  Dr. Shilpi Bhadani is also available for liposuction surgery at Paras Hospital, Gurgaon.



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Cosmetic Surgery: The New Kid On The Block Is FAT!

Hi everyone! This article will be a series of two where I will write about fat removal i.e. liposuction first and the second one will be about lipofilling (fat filling). When I say the new kid it refers to lipofilling. Fat removal or liposuction has been there for quite some time but lipofilling although discovered a while back has made rapid progress in the armamentarium of the Plastic surgeon only in the 21st Century.

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