Some women feel self-conscious about the impact that pregnancy has taken on their bodies. Often their skin becomes stretched on the thighs, abdomen, breasts and other areas of the body during pregnancy which normally leads to stretch marks, sagging skin and fat deposits. To neutralise these changes to the body, often women will have a mummy makeover, which is typically combined post-pregnancy plastic surgery procedures.
Mummy makeovers are individually personalised treatment plans, and Dr Paul Quinn will help you choose the procedures that are best suited to your needs, based on your health, budget, timeline and goals. Although none of the procedures are intended to be weight loss treatments, after a mummy makeover patients can enjoy a younger sleeker looking figure that closely resembles their pre-pregnancy body.
During your initial consultation, you and Dr Quinn can decide how many and what kind of procedures you want to include in your makeover. Due to the fact that pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause different physical changes, there are procedures included in the mummy makeover to help you achieve optimal results.
Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation is typically administered for cosmetic purposes, either to increase volume to disproportionately tiny breasts, repair balance to asymmetrical breasts, or just to create a more voluptuous figure.
Breast lift: A breast lift allows women to accomplish more attractive shapes by raising sagging breasts and giving them a youthful and perkier projection. It is a particularly popular among mothers who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy figures. Following surgery women generally, look fitter and feeling more confident and attractive.
Tummy Tuck: One of the most popular forms of body contouring is a tummy tuck, Dr Quinn can tighten the abdominal region through an incision that runs between the hipbones. In a full tummy tuck, he may also move the belly button to a higher position on the abdomen. By using this procedure to eliminate excess fat, Dr Quinn can give you a trimmer and flatter stomach.
The recovery time for a mummy makeover varies from patient to patient and relies on the type and number of procedures that you choose.
Following your mummy makeover, it is normal to experience some discomfort and swelling. By the end of the first week, irritation and inflammation will generally subside. You should rest during your recovery time, but keep in mind that you will need to walk around your house multiple times throughout the day. Walking will stimulate blood flow, prevent blood clots and prompt healing. You will need to see Dr Quinn around five days after the mummy makeover so he can take out your drainage tubes; you may also have more post-surgery checkups in the weeks to come. Stitches usually come out in seven days to ten days.
Most patients can go back to an adjusted daily routine in two weeks after the mummy makeover. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for several more weeks, or until instructed by Dr Quinn. Patients usually return to regular exercise routines around four to six weeks following surgery.
Even though the results from the procedure will be noticeable two to three weeks after your mummy makeover, it may take months for your body to settle into its brand new trimmer contours permanently.
For the first few months following the procedure, your periods may be more irregular than normal. Anaesthesia and surgery can sometimes cause your cycles to be late. However, plastic surgery should not create chronic irregularity or long-term changes.
During the mummy makeover the breasts are lifted. If there is volume loss from pregnancy and breastfeeding, this can be correct with a breast enhancement. Alternatively, if the breasts are significantly large and causing discomfort, the size can be decreased. In a tummy tuck, the abdominal muscles are tightened to narrow the waist and strengthen the midsection. The excess lower abdominal skin with stretch marks is removed.
If you are planning on losing a small amount of weight, you can still have a mummy makeover. However, if you are planning to lose an extensive amount, it is best to wait to have a mummy makeover. Significant weight loss could leave you with loose muscle and skin that can be tightened during your treatment.