Wednesday, 11 April 2012 01:44
What is a Mummy Makeover?
Why is it that the stars can have the “pre baby body” in 10 weeks and you have struggled. No doubt their live in personal trainer, full time personal chef, and the option of spending 4 hours a day in the gym that helps.
A “ mummy makeover” is what some people call a combined surgical procedure for abdominal contouring and breast enhancement surgery to address some of the changes in a woman’s body after pregnancy and breast feeding, those changes that just will not get better with diet and exercise.
The “ pre pregnancy” body is not always going to be possible for some people, unless surgery corrects the damage to the tummy and breast that can follow pregnancy and breast feeding Stretching of muscles and skin , excess skin and stretch marks, changes in volume, laxity of skin and descent or drop in the breast tissue and the nipple, can all be corrected.
What are the options?
The tummy needs to stretch during pregnancy, and after delivery the tissue will spring back to a degree but sometimes not as much as needed leaving split abdominal muscles and excess loose skin.
Mini abdominoplasty a smaller abdominoplasty addresses excess skin below the belly button with a shorter scar
Endoscopic abdominoplasty allows skin to be tightened below the belly button as well as tightening muscles is done through a shorter incision
Abdominoplasty a full abdominoplasty will involve all of the skin below the belly button being removed and the muscles tightened. It can be combined with liposuction of the abdomen to achieve the fat removal, and achieves the maximum tightening of the abdominal tissue.
Breast enhancement surgery
Breast Augmentation uses a breast implant to restore lost breast volume.
Breast Lift usually done through the “ lollipop scar” the nipple is elevated and the loose skin of the breast tightened.
Augementaion mastopexy uses a breast implant to restore volume in combination with a breast lift.
Any of the above procedures can be combined to achieve a patients desired result. Each person is an individual with specific needs and you need to have a procedure tailored to address your concerns. Mummy makeover patients make up some of my happiest patients, enjoying a return to a fulfilling active lifestyle.