Pregnancy is a natural, healthy process to which many women aspire. Some women never fully recover their pre-pregnancy shape, especially if they have had several pregnancies. For most women, this is not a problem, and they lead a full and healthy lifestyle. Some women do have concerns about their bodies after pregnancy and breastfeeding. The most common requests for post-pregnancy plastic surgery are for ‘tummy tucks’, breast enlargement or lift, and liposuction. You will see a range of before and after photos reflecting this.
Mini tummy tuck and breast lift *
The photos below are of a lady in her mid-40s who had previous pregnancies and had breastfed all of her children. She had a body mass index of 22 before surgery (was at her ideal weight). She felt that her breasts were droopy and had lost shape and volume. Her main concern with her tummy was wrinkling and loose skin below the belly button. She had a breast uplift (skin removal only/ minimal breast tissue removed) and a mini tummy tuck. The after photos are shown 9 months post-op.
Revision breast surgery and mini tummy tuck *
This lady is in her late 30s and had breast implants inserted many years previously at another clinic. Her breasts had changed shape with time and after having children. She was aware of rippling of her implants and her old implants had been placed over the muscle. She had removal of her old 375cc implants and new 390cc full profile implants were inserted under the muscle. A small breast lift was also carried out to improve the position of her nipples. She also had a mini tummy tuck procedure at the same time. Results are shown at 6 months.
Tummy tuck, breast lift and extensive liposuction *
The photos below are of a patient in her early 30s who had two previous pregnancies and had had a caesarian section. She had a body mass index of 25 before surgery. She had a tummy tuck procedure with tightening of her abdominal muscles (rectus plication). The weight of the removed abdominal tissue was 850 grams. She had extensive liposuction to her flanks, back, hips and thighs with 3850 ml of fat aspirated. She also had a breast uplift (mastopexy). All procedures were combined during the same operative session, and the patient spent two nights in the hospital. No postoperative drains were used. The postoperative results are shown at six months. The last images in the series show the typical bruising and wounds at two weeks.
Abdominoplasty after previous pregnancies *
The photos below are of a lady in her early 30s with two previous pregnancies. She felt self-conscious about the loose skin affecting her tummy and was unable to shift it with regular exercise. A full tummy tuck procedure was performed, and the scar has been kept as low as possible below the bikini line. The outcome is shown at six months.
Large volume implants in a patient with previous pregnancies *
The patient below is in her mid-30s having completed her family of two. She wore a 34A bra and wished a significant increase in breast size. She also had a minor degree of breast asymmetry. She had subpectoral (dual plane) breast enhancement using a 420cc implant on her left and a 400cc implant on her right. Results are shown at six months, and her current bra size is a 34E.
Breast lift combined with implants *
The photos below are of a patient in her 40s who has had children and breastfed. She was unhappy with the loss of breast volume and sagginess of her breasts (postpartum breast hypoplasia). She has had an augmentation mastopexy which consists of a breast lift combined with breast implants. She had 225cc full profile anatomical (teardrop) implants and had gone from a size 32B to 32-34D cup size. The results are shown six months postoperatively.
Breast augmentation *
The images below are of a patient in her mid-thirties who has previously had children and breastfed. She had lost significant breast tissue volume and felt that her breasts were empty. 255-gram anatomical (teardrop) implants where used (MX410 Allergan) in subpectoral (dual plane) pockets. The patient went from a 34AA to 34C cup size.
Augmentation mastopexy with tummy tuck *
The before and after photos below are those of a patient who had an augmentation mastopexy (breast lift with implants inserted as a single stage procedure). She also had a tummy tuck with liposuction carried out at the same time. The postoperative results are at six months.
Breast lift plus immediate fat transfer *
The photos below are of a patient in her late 30s who has had children. She wished to have a breast lift but did not want breast implants combined with the lift. She wanted a modest increase in volume. A breast lift was performed with immediate fat transfer. Approximately 120 grams of fat was injected into each breast (removed from her thighs using liposuction). The result is shown at six months.
32A to 32D dual plane breast implants *
This patient in her late 20s had lost a little volume in her breasts having had children. She had 305cc round high profile gel implants under the muscle. Results are shown at six months.
H to DD cup breast reduction photos *
The before and after photos are of a patient who has had two children and has completed her family. She was previously a 34 H bra size and is now a 34 DD. Please note the nature of the scars following breast reduction surgery at six months following the procedure. These scars would be expected to continue to fade up to 18 months following surgery.
A breast lift combined with implants *
The before and after photos below are of a patient who had a breast lift combined with breast implants (augmentation mastopexy) as a single stage procedure. She had previous pregnancies. She wanted her breasts to be lifted but also wished to have a significant increase in breast volume. A breast lift was performed (with an anchor-shaped scar), and approximately 90 grams of breast tissue was removed from the lower part of her breasts. The nipple was moved upwards, and 325cc tear shaped silicone implants were placed under the muscle. Results are shown at six months.
Tummy tuck with muscle tightening *
The before and after photos below are those of a patient who had a standard abdominoplasty. She had loose and stretched skin following previous pregnancies. She had tightening of her abdominal muscles (rectus plication) and some liposuction around the flanks. The postoperative results are at six months.
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What our patients have to say…
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Tummy tuck – Great tummy tuck experience
My experience with Mr Omar Quaba was excellent. I had previously been to see another surgeon and decided to go with Mr Quaba instead which was definitely the correct decision. He came recommended to me and I would recommend him to anyone considering having a tummy tuck. He put me at ease at all times during my consultations and especially before my operation. I am very happy with my results.
Tummy tuck and arm lift -I had an extended tummy tuck and double…
I had an extended tummy tuck and double brachioplasty with Mr Awf Quaba in January 2016. The surgery went well, as did my recovery and almost 8 months on, I am delighted with the result! The scars are fading well and both procedures have made a huge difference to both how I look and feel. I believe Mr Quaba is one of, if not the best aesthetic plastic surgeons in the UK.
Tummy tuck and Lipo
I had wanted tummy tuck for a time, after 2 pregnancies, had left a large volume of excess skin.
Mr Omar Quaba was excellent from my initial consultation, he was approachable and I felt reassured, all the way to aftercare. I am delighted with the results. I would definitely recommend this surgeon.
Mommy makeover – I wish I had done it years ago!
I had to travel over 300 miles to have a consultation and again to have the surgery so I did lots of research and initially visited 3 different hospitals before deciding on Mr Omar Quaba at the Murrayfield Spire Hospital in Edinburgh. Mr Quaba immediately made me feel at ease and explained the procedure fully (abdominoplasty) and all associated risks and possible complications. I went back home with all the information required to make an informed decision about that procedure.
Mr Quaba agreed to have another (telephone) consultation at my request to discuss an additional procedure (breast reduction & lift) and decided to have the 2 operations at the same time.
As soon as I arrived at the hospital, I knew I was in good hands and Mr Quaba made me feel relaxed and confident. My surgery went very well and I was very pleasantly surprised that it was not nearly as painful as I had expected and I was delighted to have no drains, nor did I have to wear compression garments.
After 2 very comfortable nights in the hospital with wonderful care, I was discharged to stay with friends until my checkup a week later. I was given phone numbers to call had I any worries or problems (which I didn’t) and then 6 months later I met Mr Quaba again for a follow-up appointment.
It was a very positive experience and if I felt I required any further procedures, Mr Quaba would be my 1st choice!
Tummy tuck – Clean, easy to park and excellent reception and nursing staff
Life changing! I’m 62. I had 4 Caesarean sections and a road map of stretch marks. For 25 years I had kept my stomach hidden but in the last few years, I found the flap over my scars becoming increasingly infected, smelly, irritable. I was convinced to have surgery was vanity and I had a husband who really did not mind. I was washing the area twice a day (frying it with a hairdryer) and meditated cream could not get on top of the infections. Finally, my daughter told me to get an option on it. I took the decision it would get worse and worse. I am now 3 months since the surgery. I feel healthier, I feel happier. I am going to be fitter. This was not for vanity or weight (I will never be thin) but why I didn’t have it done years ago I have no idea.
Drainless tummy tuck – I was left with loose skin following the birth of…
I was left with loose skin following the birth of my eldest daughter. It caused me a lot of anxiety and confidence issues. I began researching the tummy tuck procedure a year later. I had three consultations at different practices none of which I was overconfident in. I then had my second daughter which put things on hold. I visited Mr quaba for the first time in mid-2014. It was £120 for a consultation. I felt instantly confident with him. He showed me before and after photos of previous patients and drew diagrams. He knew what he as talking about. I was advised to get full tummy tuck with muscle repair and liposuction to achieve a more flattering shape. I felt confident to book the procedure with him and was meant to get it done in September 2014 but due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to cancel. I then visited him two more times before I finally had the procedure done in June 2015.
On the morning of the operation, I was extremely nervous but the staff were very very good. The next thing I knew I was back from surgery. I do remember a tightening/bruising pain but nothing unbearable. I was up and about at the toilet the same evening. There were no drains so nothing to accidentally tamper with. I went back for my 7 day check to get the surgical dressing off and cleaned. I was very happy with the result. I was given special tape to apply to the area to help with healing. A year on and my scar has healed very well. I will unfortunately always have stretch marks but that was part of pregnancy. Everyone’s result is individual.
I would highly recommend mr quaba.