Most women gain approximately 11 to 15kgs during their pregnancy.
The majority of that weight is stored as fat in the following areas: Breasts, Thighs, Buttocks, Abdomen and Lower Back.
A Mummy Makeover is a personalised procedure designed for women who have gone through childbirth. Through an individual process, women can work towards regaining their pre-pregnancy natural figure.
A Mummy Makeover has no specific definition nor is it one cosmetic procedure; but it is basically a reference to a collection of procedures that can be performed to the breasts and torso that are all designed to reverse some of the “damage” from child-bearing.
Naturally enough, choosing the right items from the “menu” is one of the keys to getting an optimal result. After pregnancy, the abdomen can show the results of skin laxity and the generation of extra skin to fit its previous expansion.
In addition, the muscle wall of the abdomen can be stretched and the sheath portion of it in the midline may tear and create a defect and laxity there.
The abdomen is a common place for women (and men) to lay down fat and commonly after pregnancy, there is a deposit of fat in this region. In addition, the breasts can lose volume and develop sagging skin following pregnancy and breastfeeding. These two areas of the body are where the Mummy Makeover can target to help.
General Anaesthesia is used for this procedure for maximum patient comfort, whilst Dr Scamp performs breast enhancement and body sculpting procedures.
Breast Augmentation involves the insertion of implants to enhance the shape and size of the breasts. This involves making incisions to insert the implant, which can be underneath the breast or beneath the areola.
In addition, a Breast Lift can restore the contour of the breast and reduce sagging. Again, incisions will be made to the lower portion of the breasts to reshape breast tissue and remove skin.
A Tummy Tuck and Liposuction will work to reduce excess fat and improve shape of the stomach and firm the abdomen. Incisions are made to the lower abdomen to remove excess skin, while liposuction involved using a suction pump device to vacuum away fatty deposits.
In some cases, a hand-held syringe may be used instead of a pump. The technique chosen for your specific case depends on individual factors that Dr Scamp will discuss with you.
Immediately after the Mummy Makeover, patients will experience some numbness, discomfort, and swelling, but these can be maintained with prescribed medication. Some downtime will be required post surgery.
To help healing and control swelling, a waterproof dressing is applied to the surgical site for five days while your body is recovering. You will also be instructed to wear a support garment for a couple of weeks.
The aim of a Mummy Makeover is to help women restore their natural and youthful figure after childbirth. This includes removing excess fat and removing loose skin from around the abdomen, as well as enhancing the shape and contour of the breasts.
It is important to note that as the Mummy Makeover is a personalised procedure, expected results will be different. You will be able to discuss what you can expect after surgery with Dr Scamp during your professional and individual consultation.
See our renowned plastic surgeon, Dr Terrence Scamp at our beautiful Marina Mirage practice on the Gold Coast.
Dr Scamp will explain the surgical procedure, risks, recovery time and answer all of your questions at your initial consultation at his Gold Coast clinic.