Myth Busting: Mummy Makeovers
There are often myths associated with different types of surgical procedures and they can be accepted as the truth. Dr Hunt addresses some of the most common myths associated with mummy makeover surgery.
Only mums can have a mummy makeover
The term mummy makeover was coined to describe the combination of surgeries that correct changes to the body after pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, you don’t have to have had children to be considered for this procedure. Any patient who is considering a combination of abdominal and breast surgery is a candidate for a mummy makeover.
A mummy makeover is a cosmetic procedure
In many cases a mummy makeover will be a purely elective and cosmetic. However, in some cases there will be a medical need to correct functional changes due to excess skin and limitations potentially due to large and heavy pendulous breasts.
In cases such as these where there are functional medical issues, the procedure is not cosmetic and may be covered by Medicare item numbers.
I’m too old for a mummy makeover
A mummy makeover that corrects changes in the abdomen and breasts following pregnancy and childbirth is often addressed soon after pregnancy. However, this is not always the case and many patients choose to undergo this procedure many years later.
Many mums find they are very busy with their young children and often only find time to address their personal concerns when their children are much older or have left home.
There is no age limit to when a person can consider getting a mummy makeover. Dr Hunt’s mummy makeover patients range from new mums to grandmothers with young grandchildren.
Book your consultation with Dr Hunt
If you are considering a mummy makeover, book your one-on-one consultation with Dr Hunt today to see how he could help you.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.