Mummy Makeover Perth
It’s natural for a woman’s body to undergo changes due to the stress of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Some mothers can restore their pre-pregnancy figures through diet and exercise alone, but others are not so lucky. No matter how strict or healthy their regimen, sometimes it’s impossible to get rid of flab, or restore the breasts to their former lift and volume.
More and more women who have finished with childbearing are turning to cosmetic surgery to give them back the slim and fit bodies that they had before pregnancy and childbirth. These procedures usually target the abdomen and the breasts, and the package that provides them together is called a “mummy makeover.”
Procedures Involved in Mummy Makeover
A mummy makeover is customized to meet the needs of every potential candidate, but the most common procedures involved are the tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast maxoplasty or breast lift, liposuction and face lifts.
Abdominoplasty targets post-pregnancy extra skin and flab around the waist and abdominal area. Breast augmentation is for increasing the volume and size of breasts that may have shrunk, while breast lifts are for those women who are content with the size of their breasts, but want to counter-act sagging.
Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not an ideal procedure for weight loss or weight control. The primary use of liposuction is for body contouring, meaning shaping the body. It is ideal for a woman who wants to undergo liposuction to be close to the correct weight for her height, age and body type.
Some women opt for a combination of liposuction and breast augmentation where the body fat removed through liposuction is injected into the breasts in order to increase their size. This is a good alternative for women who want to avoid the risk of breast implants rupturing, leaking or other associated complications. Nonetheless, augmenting the breasts with body fat is not without its own risks, and it cannot greatly increase the breast size.
In other words, if the patient wants her breasts to go up by a cup size or two, she will have to use implants. The good news is that breast implants have become increasingly safer, and breast augmentation is one of the most common procedures that plastic surgeons practice.
To know what combination of procedures is ideal for a particular patient, it is always best to consult directly with a plastic surgeon.
Who is a good candidate for a mummy makeover?
Usually, it is best to have a complete mummy makeover once a potential candidate is completely done with childbearing. Even if a mummy makeover can restore the body to its previous fitness and appearance, another pregnancy will likely negatively affect these results.
It is possible to consider having breast implants in between pregnancies, since an implant will not prevent a mother from breastfeeding. Still, it is best to be warned that this move is not entirely without risk. Some incisions for breast augmentation are done right under the aerola, and should the surgeon make a mistake, it is possible for him to cut the milk ducts.
If this happens, the woman will be unable to breastfeed. Of course, this risk is very much minimized when the operation is done by a skilled and reputable surgeon, but it is still important to know there is a possibility of it happening, no matter how small.
Another thing a potential candidate must consider is whether her children are old enough not to need constant attention. The recovery period is anywhere from one to four weeks, and many women are in debilitating pain for the first day or two. It is best for friends and family to help out with caring for the children and the home during the recovery period, since the woman will be unable to return to her usual daily routine until she heals.
The last consideration is the overall health of the patient. It is important to remember that a mummy makeover is primarily a cosmetic procedure. It will not solve problems such as being overweight or obese. In fact, it’s best for a candidate to be close to her ideal weight. Also, the better the overall health of the candidate is, the more quickly and easily she will recover.