18 Dec What is a Mummy Makeover?
Having a baby is a wonderful experience but despite the joy, many women feel unhappy with the changes within their body. One survey found that 64% of women had a worse self-image since having children, with 86% describing changes to their stomach and almost half noticing differences in their breasts (Babycenter).
The Mummy Makeover is the name given to a collection of different cosmetic procedures that can help women to regain their pre-baby shape. It’s a personalised approach that can focus on either a single or number of different areas which have been changed by pregnancy.
If you’re one of the many women who struggle with self-confidence since having a baby, a Mummy Makeover could be what you need.
Why have cosmetic surgery?
While healthy eating and exercising may help shed unwanted pounds, it’s not that simple when you have young children. Research shows that stress and getting less than 6-8 hours of good quality sleep per night can significantly impact the body’s ability to lose weight (Elder et al 2012). Therefore, if you’re not getting enough sleep, no matter how much you try you might find it impossible to get back to your pre-baby body.
It’s not just about losing weight. Even if you manage to shed all the unwanted pounds, you may still be unhappy with your body. Pregnancy can cause breasts to lose volume and sag as well as reducing the elasticity in the skin. This can leave mums with stretch marks, excess skin or areas of sagging. No amount of exercise can help with these problems, but cosmetic surgery can.
Pick from the Mummy Makeover menu
The Mummy Makeover is a term that refers to a collection of cosmetic surgery procedures that can help with the changes that occur after having a baby. You can choose as few or as many as you want to get a natural, healthy-looking result.
Some of the most common procedures included in a Mummy Makeover are:
• Breast augmentation – to restore fullness and volume to depleted breasts
• Breast lift – reshaping of the breast tissue to reduce sagging and improve the shape
• Liposuction – to remove stubborn fatty deposits and produce a more sculpted body
• Tummy tuck – a tummy tuck gets rid of surplus fat and skin, eradicating sagging and tightening the muscles. The belly button may be repositioned during the procedure.
The procedures you choose depend on your personal preferences and your body. Your cosmetic surgeon will let you know the result that you can expect from surgery to help you make an informed decision.
Rediscover your beautiful self
With a Mummy Makeover you can enjoy the best of both worlds as having a baby doesn’t mean accepting sagging skin, or a body that you’re unhappy with. Dr Terence Scamp is a plastic surgeon who performs cosmetic surgery in the Gold Coast and Brisbane area. To find out more about Mummy Makeovers, book a no-obligation consultation today.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you have the option to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Results may vary.
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