The more children a woman has, the more the body changes are likely to occur. That’s why many women, once they’ve finished having children, find themselves contemplating restorative plastic surgery to improve the appearance of the abdomen and the breasts, or a ‘Mummy Makeover’ as it has become popularly known.
Length of surgery
3 – 6 hrs depending on types of procedure
4 – 6 weeks
Final results are seen within 6 months, and the duration of those results vary from one person to another due to the quality of their skin, ageing and weight changes.
What Can A Mummy Makeover Do For You?
The mothers who have undergone a mummy makeover say that it gives them a whole new lease on life and the psychological benefits far out-way the huge physical benefits.
Forme’s Mummy Makeovers are individualised to meet each mother’s needs and treatment plans are put together accordingly. All of our staff understand the extra support that a mother requires to take time out just for her. Our staff are all available to provide any help you may need including arranging special times for consultations and follow ups to fit in with the family.
Are You An Ideal Candidate?
Mummy makeovers are best performed when a woman has finished having children and when they are old enough that she can have some recovery time after any surgical procedures.
What’s Included In A Mummy Makeover?
After pregnancy and breastfeeding it is common for a woman to lose some breast volume, with the breasts appearing to look smaller and deflated. With the use of breast implants the volume and more importantly the shape of the breast can be rejuvenated. At the same time if the skin of the breast has been stretched and the nipple has gravitated lower on the breast, a breast lift can be added to improve skin looseness and nipple height to give a more youthful breast shape.
If breast changes are more severe following pregnancy then a breast lift may be the best procedure for you. The breast lift will correct sagging loose skin and improve firmness without increasing the size of the breast. Dropping of the nipples will also be corrected. If your breasts also need revolumizing then we can offer the addition of fat grafting and/or breast augmentation combined with a breast lift surgery.
While many women find their breasts have become deflated and saggy after pregnancy and breastfeeding, some women find that their breasts have grown in size. This is quite common in women with overly large breasts. They may have been putting up with the problems associated with large breasts prior to children – like back and neck pain, bra strap grooving and rashes in the breast fold. After children, many women decide it’s the right time for a breast reduction performed as part of their mummy makeover surgery.
The breast reduction will remove the excess breast and fat tissue and reshape and lift the breasts as well. There are a variety of surgical approaches to this procedure so your surgeon will work out the most appropriate for your needs.
The effects of pregnancy can take a toll on the figure of every mum. The abdominal muscles and overlying skin are stretched by the growing baby leading to excess skin affected by stretch marks, with separation of the underlying abdominal muscles below. With twin pregnancies and multiple births these changes become more prominent, with mums unlikely to have complete recovery of their bodies after children. Many mothers find that after having children their abdomens have permanent changes – stretch marks, loss of abdominal muscle tone, flabby and excess skin, and fatty deposits.
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure can remove loose skin and excess fat from the abdomen. The separated stomach muscle can also be tightened and rejoined to recreate a strong abdominal core muscle with the added benefit of helping lower back pain and stress incontinence. Your surgeon may also incorporate liposuction at the same time for an abdomen that is flatter and firmer and an overall improvement in the body shape. It is one of the mummy makeover procedures that really gives a woman not just a huge improvement physically but psychologically as well.
Many mums wish to remove stubborn abdominal fat that doesn’t go away after childbirth and want to know if liposuction alone can help them? The simple answer is if your underlying abdominal muscles are toned and have not separated and your abdominal skin has been minimally affected by stretch marks then liposuction alone is the answer. Unfortunately due to the effects of pregnancy this is not the case for many women, so we often combine liposuction with a tummy tuck to recreate that slimmer more toned appearance.
Unfortunately having children can not only take a toll on your figure but can affect the appearance of your labia as well. During pregnancy the labia enlarge in response to hormones and increased pelvic pressure of the growing baby. After the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding have returned to normal, like other areas affected by pregnancy, the skin of the labia is often stretched beyond repair resulting in an unattractive, sagging appearance.
As this is a very personal area of the body we want all of our prospective patients to know that there is a surgical procedure available which is a day only procedure with little down time but with excellent results. Women with enlarged labia are concerned due to visibility beneath tight fitting clothing, discomfort, recurring rashes and a negative effect on their sex life. Recent media attention has empowered many women to realise that labiaplasty is an option and has increased the demand for the procedure significantly.
Take a look at before and after
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