Cosmetic ‘Mummy Makeover’

Cosmetic 'Mummy Makeover'

A cosmetic mummy makeover is a name given to surgery, which combines a number of different procedures that aims to restore a woman's appearance to that of pre-pregnancy.

The phrase is a term used in online communities and one that has gone viral on social media.

Due to the drastic changes the body can go through during pregnancy, there are a number of symptoms and reasons why women are choosing mummy makeovers.

The procedure is designed around each individual and includes a plan of action to ensure you can get back to being active and enjoying family time in as short a period as possible.

As each mummy makeover is tailored towards your body shape and individual needs, it can include a combination of any of the following cosmetic procedures:

  • Breast Uplift
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Buttock Lift
  • Thigh Surgery

Mummy makeovers are performed to fix saggy boobs, enlarged nipples, stretch marks, stubborn fat gain and a stomach pouch of excess skin and fat.

The main areas affected by pregnancy and child birth are the boobs, legs and stomach.

Surgery is designed to address issues women face within these 3 areas. However, as the popularity of mummy makeovers grows, more and more people are also combining surgery for the face, eyes and visible scars as a result of having a caesarean.

Why Women Are Getting Mummy Makeovers

Mummy makeovers are rising in popularity each year, with more and more women wanting to restore their body to what it looked like before having children.

The surgery is specifically able to target regions of the body that are unable, or difficult, to be corrected with exercise and diet, such as saggy tissue, loose skin and stubborn fat.

Often women try and 'bounce back' in to shape after giving birth, but often become frustrated and depressed when they are unable to.

However, in many cases, no amount of exercise and healthy eating can restore the lost appearance, particularly loose skin that has lost its elasticity.

The stomach is a known area of stubbornness when it comes to unwanted changes.

Some women are left with stretched, excess skin from the expansion of carrying a baby. In addition, boobs lose volume and droop, especially after breast feeding.

The entire process of having children can take its toll on the body and mind.

If you no longer feel happy about your appearance, whether it be saggy breasts, a stomach pouch or something else, you may be an ideal candidate for a cosmetic mummy makeover to help improve your overall look.

It is worth noting though, that recovery from pregnancy and childbirth itself can take a long time. So rushing in to surgery is not advised.

Usually a woman's body takes up to 12 months to 'settle down' to its natural permanent shape.

Mummy Makeover Procedures

The core procedures performed during a cosmetic mummy makeover are:

- Boob job - including augmentation (implants) and uplift
- Tummy tuck
- Liposuction

Sometimes when considering surgery, women feel that because of the effort and anxiety of undergoing surgery, it is best for them to combine 2-3 procedures at the same time. This makes cosmetic mummy makeovers ideal for these patients.

A boob job involves a procedure whereby silicone (or saline) implants are placed in to each breast to achieve a more youthful look and increase the size at the same time. Lifting the breasts with an uplift procedure at the same time as enlarging them is a very effective way of restoring the shape and volume of the boobs.

These two procedures work well together and often go hand in hand during a mummy makeover, as do tummy tucks and liposuction. Depending on your circumstances and needs, you can opt for a mini or full tummy tuck in order to achieve the results you want. Surgery on the stomach can tighten muscles, remove excess skin / fat and provide a firmer / flatter mid section.

If you would like to know more about a cosmetic mummy makeover, the first step is to arrange a consultation.

During a consultation you will be able to speak directly with the surgeon who will perform the procedures and tailor a makeover that suits your body shape and goals.

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Why Mummy Makeovers Are So Popular

Why Mummy Makeovers Are So Popular

New mums often go through similar feelings after having their baby.

After the storm that being a new mum brings calms, some of the attention turns back on themselves and their appearance.

It may not be straight away, it may be 6 months, maybe 12 months later, but at some point a lot of women who have recently given birth will feel similar emotions towards themselves.

Whilst bringing a little bundle of joy in to the world is without a doubt an amazing experience and feeling, it can leave some mums feeling down and disheartened by what pregnancy and childbirth has done to their body.

Childbearing can have such a dramatic affect on every aspect of a woman's body - face, stomach, legs and other areas. Factors such as weight gain / loss and carrying a baby can leave the body feeling tired, worn out and beyond repair.

However, more and more people are no longer accepting their post pregnancy look as permanent and are choosing a mummy makeover instead.

So what's a Mummy Makeover?

A mummy makeover is a phrase given to describe multiple cosmetic surgery procedures performed on women after childbearing and motherhood.

The surgeries are designed to enhance a woman's body and restore appearance to that of pre-pregnancy.

Mummy makeover's can be tailored to a patients' individual needs based on their preferences and body type / shape.

Your surgeon can provide support and guidance so that you can make an informed decision about what combination procedures are right for you.

The most common cosmetic procedures included in a mummy makeover include; breast surgery, tummy tuck and liposuction.

One of the reasons why these procedures are the most popular is because they are the area's most affected by childbirth.

Some women find it difficult to shift stubborn fat through exercising and healthy eating and in some circumstances no amount of exercise will get rid of excess skin / fat that has stretched or sagged.

Breast surgery during a mummy makeover can include a combination of breast implants - known as augmentation - breast lift and breast reduction. Common goals that new mums want to achieve from boob job surgery include; increasing cup size, making boobs symmetrical, lifting them to a more perky and youthful position and adding volume to restore a bust.

One of the reasons why 'Mummy Makeover' surgery is so popular is because fantastic results can be achieved.

Most women who undergo surgery achieve the look they are hoping for and are completely satisfied once their body has healed post surgery and post aftercare.

What to expect before, during and after a mummy makeover

Before considering cosmetic surgery, many women research online to find out more information about what options are available and what to expect.

The low self esteem and lack of confidence is usually enough to make new mums consider surgery, especially if they have a lack of results through diet and exercise post-partum.

One of the main factors is their stomach, also known as a mummy tummy, whereby there is excess fat and skin that creates a 'pouch' resulting in loose / sagging skin with stretch marks.

The other major factor is new mum boobs, which can change significantly in size and shape, especially if breastfeeding a new baby. The boobs tend to droop and hang much lower than they did before motherhood.

When considering a mummy makeover, there is a three stage process:

1. Consultation - a chance to ask questions and gain an insight in to surgery and what can be achieved. It is important that you find out all you need to know along with undergoing a full medical examination to ensure you are an ideal candidate for surgery.

2. Surgery - where surgery is performed on the requested body parts, such as breasts, stomach etc. Depending on the surgery being performed, you will be required to stay overnight in hospital, sometimes for 2-3 nights for immediate recovery and observation.

3. Aftercare - this is the recovery stage whereby dressings are removed and follow-up appointments take place. Progress and healing are checked thoroughly to ensure full recovery and results.

Following full recovery, patient satisfaction is usually very good and new mums can see the results within months, once healing is complete. Patients report a boost in confidence and feel like themselves again, with the addition of being able to shop for clothes and underwear with a smile on their faces.

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