Many women will find that childbirth and breast feeding results in dramatic changes to the appearance of their abdomen and also in the shape and size of their breasts. The “mummy makeover” describes a number of surgeries that can be performed with the goal of restoring the body to how it looked prior to pregnancy. This often involves a breast augmentation, breast uplift and an abdominoplasty/tummy tuck.
Mummy makeover procedures
Breast Augmentation and Breast Uplift
After pregnancy and breast feeding many mothers will notice that their breast appear deflated and more droopy than before pregnancy. Breast augmentation and breast uplift surgery can help to restore the shape and youthful appearance of your breasts.
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A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty deals with the stretches abdominal skin and lax tummy muscles following pregnancy. The surgery tightens the abdominal muscles and removes the excess skin to leave you with a more taught and youthful appearance.
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Am I a good candidate for the surgery?
Women who have drooping breasts and stretched lax abdominal skin are good candidates for this type of surgery.
What is the recovery process?
Most patients can get up and mobilise on the first day following surgery. However, as there will be scars on your breast and tummy you need to rest for the first 2 weeks after surgery to minimize the risks of any complications. Patients can return to desk based jobs by the third week but more strenuous jobs will require at least 6 weeks off. You will be advised to have somebody at home to help you with your daily activities for the first week. By six seeks most patients will have returned to their normal activities.
Will there be scars?
The surgeries involved in mummy makeovers leave scars on your lower tummy region and also on your breast. The exact type of scar will depend on the procedure and Mr Huq will explain this to you in detail so that you are fully informed before your surgery.