Have you heard the term ‘Mummy Makeover’ but wondered what does it entail? Dr Laith Barnouti, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) has the answer.
Although having children is one of life’s greatest gifts, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can take a big, and often irreversible toll, on a woman’s body, leaving many mothers dissatisfied with their appearance.
Unfortunately for some, after having a baby their bodies will never return to their original shape or condition, no matter how much weight they lose or how much toning they do. However, when the time is right, and their body has recovered from pregnancy, there are some surgical options available to them.
What is a Mummy Makeover?
A Mummy Makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures custom designed for each woman to achieve the desired results.
There are procedures to help correct separated tummy muscles, saggy breasts and stretched vagina to give a patient back a body they love.
Mummy makeovers are ideal for women who’ve finished having babies and who want to reclaim their body.
What does a Mummy Makeover involve?
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 a combination of both.
- 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 have for a Mummy Makeover and whether to have all the procedures performed in one or multiple surgeries will be discussed during the first consultation with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon.
Tummy tuck and liposuction procedures are routinely combined to produce better-defined waistline, love handle, flanks and abdomen.
Breast implants or breast lift create natural looking breasts by taking precise measurements to produce more predictable outcomes. An implant trial is routinely performed on the day of consultation to help the patient choose the implant size and shape that meets their 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.
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