Mummy Makeover Brisbane
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can bring about many changes in a woman’s body. The breasts can sag or lose size, or conversely, become much too big. There can be excess flaps of skin and stretch marks that not even the best exercise regimen can improve. This is why more and more mothers are having mummy makeovers done through plastic surgery in order to restore their bodies to their previous youthful shape and trim.
Mummy Makeover Procedure
In general the kinds of procedures involved in a mummy makeover consist of body contouring surgery, breast augmentation, and finally, facial rejuvenation and non-surgical enhancement. Body contouring surgery usually targets the abdominal area, and one of the most popular surgeries that fall under this category is the abdominoplasty, better known as the tummy tuck.
This will target the loose and sagging skin on the lower abdomen that may happen as a result of pregnancy. Other body-lifting surgeries are also considered as body contouring procedures. The second kind of surgical procedure, breast augmentation, gives not only volume, but also lift to breasts that may have gone out of shape after pregnancy and breastfeeding. In some cases, a woman may not want breast enhancement, but breast reduction.
The last category, facial rejuvenation targets the wrinkles and loose skin not just on the face, but also in the neck area. This may need surgery, such as eyelid surgery or lifts for skin on the neck, but in many cases, non-invasive procedures such as using collagen and muscle relaxers, is enough to restore a youthful glow to your features.
While many women have benefitted from having mummy makeovers, it’s important to know what to expect before and after the operation. One of the first things that many women would ask is if a mummy makeover would be right for them.
If a mother has already finished with bearing children, if she is in good health, and her weight has stabilized, then she is a likely candidate. It is best, though, that any mother considering having this makeover done should have either have friends or relatives to help care for the children and home during the recovery period or children who are not so young that they are in need of constant care.
The recovery period may take anywhere between one to four weeks, depending upon the kind of surgery done, as well as the natural recovery rate of the individual. The first few days may involve pain that prevents the patient from resuming her normal daily activities. Even after this, it may take the whole period of four weeks before she able to resume her regular routine.
How To Prepare
Another question a potential candidate may ask is how to prepare for this kind of surgery. Some preparations are very specific to the individual’s medical background. There may be a need for blood tests or x-rays, and specialists may have to be consulted, especially if diseases like diabetes and hypertension are part of the patient’s medical history.
Regular medications may have to be adjusted, and certain medications, such as aspirin and herbal supplements, should be avoided completely, since they thin the blood and may cause more bleeding. If the patient smokes, she will have to stop smoking at least six months prior to the operation.
The risks and complications involved will depend largely upon what kind of procedures the patient will be undergoing. In the case of breast augmentation, for example, there is the risk of capsular contracture. This happens when the body forms a layer of collagen around the implant, and if this layer thickens too much, the implant may have to be removed.
It is always best to thoroughly consult with the surgeon about all the possible risks before proceeding. In general, however, the risks are the same as with any surgery. There is a chance of infection, bleeding and fluid collection. Also, after the operation, there will be swelling and discomfort as your body heals. As long as your plastic surgeon is licensed and reputable, however, plastic surgery has developed to the point that it is generally very safe. It is important to notify your doctor if you experience any chest pains or shortness of breath, if you become feverish, or if you develop a rash.