A Mummy Makeover is a totally customisable package of post-pregnancy procedures. It is a treatment plan that is created specifically for you, to meet your unique needs. Typically, Mummy Makeovers include procedures like breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction or labiaplasty.
Breast surgery is popular as the breasts are one of the parts of the body most affected by motherhood. A breast augmentation procedure is often done to restore the volume that is lost during breastfeeding. Some women also opt to have a breast lift or breast reduction to reduce sagging and increase perkiness.
Excess body fat is another major concern. Liposuction is a very popular option for eliminating stubborn areas of fat and enhancing your feminine shape. A tummy tuck is another option that is very popular with mums. This procedure will tighten your abdominal muscles, flatten your stomach, and reshape your waist.
During pregnancy, many women find that their labia become larger and expand in response to their changing hormones and pelvic pressure. Labiaplasty is a simple and safe procedure that will restore your natural vaginal shape.
A Mummy Makeover can be a good option for any mother who is in good general health and doesn’t plan to have more children.
The best way to familiarise yourself with your options is to meet with Dr Turner. At his busy practices in Sydney, Newcastle, and Dee Why, he offers one-on-one consultations to discuss each possible procedure and work with you to create a customised treatment plan.
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is common for a woman to lose some breast volume, with the breasts appearing to look smaller and deflated. With the use of breast implants, the volume and more importantly the shape of the breast can be rejuvenated. At the same time, if the skin of the breast has been stretched and the nipple has gravitated lower on the breast, a breast lift can be added to improve skin looseness and nipple height to give a more youthful breast shape.
If breast changes are more severe following pregnancy then a breast lift may be the best procedure for you. The breast lift performed by Dr Turner will correct sagging loose skin and improve firmness without increasing the size of the breast. Dropping of the nipples will also be corrected. If the woman’s breasts also need revolumizing then we can offer the addition of fat grafting and/or breast augmentation combined with a breast lift surgery.
While many women find the after-effects of breastfeeding and pregnancy that their breasts have become deflated and saggy, some women find that their breasts have grown in size. This is quite common in women with overly large breasts that may have been putting up with the problem of large breasts prior to children, like back and neck pain, bra strap grooving and rashes in the breast fold. After children, many women now decide it’s the right time to do something about this, with a breast reduction performed as part of her mummy makeover surgery.
Breast reduction will remove the excess breast and fat tissue and reshape and lift the breasts as well. There are a variety of surgical approaches to this procedure so Dr Turner will work out the most appropriate for your needs. The many mums that have had a breast reduction as part of their mummy makeover transformation find that the long-term post-surgical effects are so very positive and all-encompassing.
The effects of pregnancy can take a toll on the figure of every mum. The abdominal muscles and overlying skin are stretched by the growing baby leading to excess skin affected by stretch marks, with separation of the underlying abdominal muscles below. With twin pregnancies and multiple births, these changes become more prominent, with mums unlikely to have complete recovery of their bodies after children. Many mothers find that after having children their abdomens have permanent changes – stretch marks, loss of abdominal muscle tone, flabby and excess skin, and fatty deposits.
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure can remove loose skin and excess fat from the abdomen. The separated stomach muscle can also be tightened and rejoined to recreate a strong abdominal core muscle with the added benefit of helping lower back pain and stress incontinence. Dr Turner may also incorporate liposuction at the same time for an abdomen that is flatter and firmer and an overall improvement in the body shape. It is one of the mommy makeover procedures that really give a woman not just a huge improvement physically but psychologically as well.
For many mums, they wish to remove stubborn abdominal fat that doesn’t go away after childbirth and want to know if liposuction alone can help them? The simple answer is if your underlying abdominal muscles are toned and have not separated and your abdominal skin has been minimally affected by stretch marks than liposuction alone is the answer. Unfortunately due to the effects of pregnancy, this is not the case for many women, so we often combine liposuction with a tummy tuck to recreated that slimmer more toned appearance.
Unfortunately having children not only can take a toll on your figure but can affect the appearance of your labia as well. During pregnancy, the labia enlarge in response to hormones and increased pelvic pressure of the growing baby. After the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding have returned to normal, like other areas affected by pregnancy, the skin of the labia is often stretched beyond repair resulting in an unattractive, sagging appearance.
As this is a very personal area of the body we want all of our prospective patients to know that there is a surgical procedure available which is a day-only procedure with little downtime but with excellent results. Women with enlarged labia are concerned due to visibility beneath tight-fitting clothing, discomfort, recurring rashes and a negative effect on their sex life. Recent media attention has empowered many women to realise that labiaplasty is an option and has increased the demand for labiaplasty significantly.
During your consultation, Dr Turner will discuss your goals, and provide an in-depth explanation of your desired surgery and what that means for you. He can also discuss different surgical techniques, benefits, and risks of procedures available.
Most importantly, however, this is the time for you to have all of your questions answered and to be completely listened to and understood by your surgeon. We ask that you please come prepared with any questions you may have for Dr Turner, and look forward to discussing your individualised plan.
Ensure you have done your research, both on your desired surgery, as well as your surgeon.
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This group of procedures can include breast surgery, tummy tuck, genital surgery, and body contouring surgery.
Mummy makeover surgery is a great way to restore your body shape and appearance after pregnancy or significant weight loss. This group of procedures can include breast surgery to lift, reduce or contour, tummy tuck and muscle repair, genital surgery, and other body contouring surgery like liposuction.
A mummy makeover may help if you have noticed the following Breasts that have lost their shape and volume
A mummy makeover can include a surgical procedure known as a full tummy tuck with muscle repair which removes most of the skin and fat between your belly button and pubic area. This in turn tightens the abdominal area. During the surgery your post-pregnancy split tummy muscles – diastasis recti – are stitched and repaired.
Due to the natural ageing process and the effects of gravity. Facial ageing will unfortunately continue. With that being said, your face will always look younger than it did if you had never had a facelift done. Overall, this procedure tends to reset the clock, leading to a 10+ year advantage over individuals of the same age. If, over time, you would like an additional facelift, it is generally not as comprehensive as the initial surgery.
Depending on the results you want to achieve, your surgeon may recommend non-surgical procedures such as laser treatments, radiofrequency-based treatments, or fat-dissolving injections. For most women, with excess stretched skin, split tummy muscles or significantly sagging breasts, surgery is required. Medicare and private health insurance may help with some procedures.
If you want longer-lasting results and you desire treatment of multiple body areas, a mummy makeover is right for you. However, if you prefer a lesser invasive procedure with a shorter recovery time, you should undergo liposuction. If you have significant excess or stretched skin, liposuction alone cannot help, and surgery is indicated.
While the procedure is designed to restore your pre-pregnancy body, its primary function is not weight loss. During breast and tummy surgery excess skin and tissue weighing 2 to 5kg may be removed.