Mummy makeovers, what does it really mean?
Although having children is one of life’s greatest gifts, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can take a huge, and often irreversible toll, on a woman’s body, leaving many mothers dissatisfied with their appearance.
It is a fact that after having a baby some body parts will never return to their original shape or condition, no matter how much weight your lose or how much toning you do.
With our long, hot summers and beach culture Australian mothers are usually keen to maintain their figures and body confidence.
What is a mummy makeover?
A mummy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures custom designed for each individual woman to achieve the desired results.
Mummy makeovers can help correct your stretched tummy, saggy breasts and stretched vagina to give you back a youthful body you love.
Mummy makeovers are popular with women in their late twenties, thirties and forties, in particular for women who’ve finished having babies and want to reclaim their body.
How does a mummy makeover work?
The most popular plastic surgery combinations for women requesting a mummy makeover can include some or all of the following plastic surgery procedures:
- Tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty).
- Liposuction to the tummy, hips and/or thighs.
- Breast implants, breast lift or combined breast lift and implant surgery.
- Vaginal rejuvenation or Vaginaplasty or Pelvic floor muscle restorative surgery (also known as Posterior perineal repair). A procedure designed to restore the muscle after natural childbirth.
Deciding what procedures to choose for your mummy makeover and whether to have all the procedures performed in one or two stages of surgeries will be discussed during your first consultation with your specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
Tummy tuck and liposuction procedure are routinely combined to produce better defined waistline, love handle, flanks and abdomen.
Breast implants or breast lift and enlargements creates natural looking breasts by taking precise measurements to create more predictable outcomes. An implant trial routinely performed on the day of consultation to help choose the implant size and shape to meet patient expectations.
Vaginal rejuvenation, vaginal tightening or vaginaplasty , the procedure designed to effectively narrow and restore the vaginal muscle to pre-labour status, prevent future prolapse, increase friction during intercourse and restore sexual confidence and pleasure.
Dr Laith Barnouti
Specialists Cosmetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon