Want a “Mummy Makeover”?
Are you missing the firmness of your body before the birth of your baby? Are you looking to achieve the body you had or always wanted pre-pregnancy? The perfect combination of procedures for correcting a variety of the unwanted changes to your body post- pregnancy is the increasingly popular Mummy Makeover.
The reason that many websites and other online platforms are labelling this combination of procedures as the perfect ‘Mummy Makeover,’ is because it is especially designed for new mums to regain the firmness of their body pre-pregnancy. The various procedures are combined, meaning new mums only need to be admitted to hospital once, and this effectively decreases the time away from the newborn.
Most commonly, the procedure itself involves a breast augmentation to control deflated breasts caused by breastfeeding. By inserting a natural or shaped implant in a sub-pectoral pocket, your desired look can be achieved and can be further improved with a small breast lift if needed. Furthermore, the procedure usually includes an abdominoplasty (‘tummy tuck’) surgery with liposuction, to amend changes to the abdominal region that are incredibly common in the post pregnancy body. And finally, another common procedure for the Mummy Makeover is facial rejuvenation which is successfully achieved through anti-wrinkle injections or Fraxel facial skin rejuvenation.
It is vital however for new mums to recognise that like all procedures, this operation is not without risks. As a range of procedures are combined, operative and recovery time will be increased and therefore, careful planning and consideration must happen prior to committing to this Mummy Makeover procedure. It is important to be aware of the likely implications and results of this procedure. And, please have careful discussions with your surgeon and other health care professionals to maintain reasonable expectations and ensure that this procedure will definitely benefit you.
If you believe that one or a combination of these procedures will benefit you and your post pregnancy journey, then speak with our experienced plastic surgeon, Professor Mark Ashton. He is more than happy to discuss the relevant advantages and disadvantages of this ‘Mummy Makeover.’