Becoming a mother is one of the best things you will ever experience and is one of life’s greatest gifts. Many women will go through many bodily changes from having children that can be difficult to reverse with just diet and exercise alone.
For most women, pregnancy affects two key areas the most including your tummy and your breasts. For the tummy, it doesn’t respond as well to exercise and diet after you java had children, which means it is more difficult to get that flat shape without surgery. Some women can be left with folds of excess skin which is a result of stretching skin whilst pregnant. As well as this, breasts will lose volume and begin to sag. If you choose to breastfeed, then your breasts could alter more.
Every woman is different, so it is no surprise that the effects of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding are different for each woman too. If your body has altered and you are no longer happy or confident with your body, you may decide that a mummy makeover surgery is an option for you. Mummy makeover procedures are designed for mothers who have had all of their children and would like to revive their bodies and restore them to pre-pregnancy. A mummy makeover targets a range of different areas and procedures including an abdominoplasty for a flatter stomach, as well as a breast uplift or implants.
Who Can Benefit From A Mummy Makeover Procedure?
A mummy makeover is a perfect procedure for any mother who wants to improve their appearance after their pregnancy, having a baby and breastfeeding. This is also recommended that you have all of your children before undergoing surgery as this can revert the results once more. Even if you have been on a strict diet ad exercise plan, it can be even more difficult to remove that excess skin or fat, so having a mummy makeover may be the best option for you.
Within a year of childbirth, you will have a better understanding of how your body looks once it has recovered from having children. Once your body has settled, you will be able to determine whether a mummy makeover is right for you.
First, you will go into your consultation where you will discuss your desires and your surgeon will help you to visualise what you are going to get. They can use a 3d scanner or alternatively, they will show you before and after images of what you could look like. Only once you have done this, will you be able to make your final decision. The ideal candidate should be in good physical health, have realistic outcome expectations, be at their ideal body weight, have had all of their children and also not smoke.
What Are The Different Procedures Involved In Mummy Makeover Surgery?
A mummy makeover consists of a range of procedures that can either be done in one operation or over several operations. The procedures include:
Liposuction is a procedure that removes stubborn pockets of fat that have built up during or after pregnancy. The fat pockets can then be removed from anywhere on the body for a more aesthetically pleasing, more contoured appearance. Advanced techniques are used that are proven to be safe and effective at removing excess fat and restoring the natural contour of the body.
One of the biggest differences in the body that you may notice is how droopy the breasts are and how much excess skin there is. This can become worse if you breastfeed as more tension is put there. A breast lift is part of a mummy makeover and it addresses the sagging in the breasts by removing excess skin as well as tightening the skin of the breast area. This in turn lifts the breast to a higher position for a more youthful appearance.
Many women are unhappy with their breasts in some way or another, but an experienced surgeon can help to change your opinion and help you to reach your body goals by creating a more youthful and contoured aesthetic.
If you are wanting to add more volume to your breasts, then having breast augmentation surgery is another option. Breast augmentation involves having either silicone or saltwater implants inserted into the breast to increase the size and volume of the breasts. Many women will only opt for 1 or 2-cup sizes bigger so that it portrays a more natural look, but obviously, you can go larger. If on the other hand you wanted to reduce the size of your breasts, then a mammoplasty or breast reduction may be a viable option.
An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck is another procedure that is involved in a mummy makeover. During pregnancy, it is no secret that the stomach area is the most affected area when pregnant. During pregnancy, the stomach muscles are pushed apart and stretched which makes it almost impossible to restore the midsection to its pre-pregnancy appearance. A tummy tuck aims to tighten the stomach muscles and pulls the remaining skin for a firmer and flatter appearance.
The stomach area is extremely vulnerable to weight fluctuations, and the ageing process also for women, pregnancy is a huge contributor to losing elasticity and firmness.
It is not unheard of that loose skin, excess fat and loose abdominal muscles and waist area develop easier than other areas of the body, and it can’t just be illuminated simply with diet and exercise or even laser-based procedures to tighten up the skin. A tummy tuck is the only proven technology that can help to reduce these symptoms.
What Is The Recovery Like With A Mummy Makeover?
Once you have had your cosmetic surgery, you will need a lot of rest, and it is definitely important to have some help whilst you are recovering. You will have to stay overnight at the hospital so that you can be assessed throughout the night. You may need to spend longer pending personal circumstances. As we said, having someone to drive you home and help out with daily tasks is essential as you will be sore.
You will be given instructions that you need to follow if you wish for a healthy recovery with minimal complications. This includes how to dress wounds and care for them. Whilst it is important to move around whilst you’re recovering to prevent blood clots, you don’t want to push yourself too much. You can do this by stocking up your fridge well and also doing a thorough clean before surgery so that you are not tempted whilst you are bored at home.