While emotionally it can be a wonderful experience, there are various physical changes affecting the body that can result and this can impact on body image. The two common changes that occur following breastfeeding and childbirth relate to both breast shape and abdominal contour. For women who wish to address these changes, Dr Chaithan Reddy tailors his mummy makeover treatment plans during the consultation at his North Shore, Norwest, and Central Coast plastic surgery clinics.
A dramatic improvement in overall body shape can be achieved when both a correction in breast shape and abdominal contour is undertaken simultaneously, hence the term “mummy makeover”. If you are interested in finding out what your mummy makeover plan would entail, we encourage you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr Reddy at The Plastic Surgery Clinic & Medispa, serving Sydney, Newcastle, and all areas in between, today.
Am I a good candidate for a mummy makeover?
Abdominoplasty procedures are commonly performed to address abdominal bulges, obesity, and also excess skin folds that can occur following pregnancy and childbirth. The procedure results in a tauter, slimmer, and more defined waistline, which is aesthetically appealing. The belly button region can also be refined to give a more youthful and aesthetic appearance to the abdomen.
It is also important to consider that you may not necessarily have a lot of abdominal fat or skin to still warrant a tummy tuck procedure. Not uncommonly, the problem area appears to be largely a bulge secondary to lax abdominal musculature or even muscle separation (and only a small amount of excess skin) following childbirth. In this instance, a mini-tummy tuck may be feasible, entailing repair of the muscle separation via a much smaller incision. In any case, the abdominoplasty incision will be planned to sit below your brief line.
The changes that occur in one’s breasts following pregnancy and or breast-feeding can also be dramatic, often leading to deflated and ptotic (saggy) breasts. Augmentation mastopexy remains a commonly performed procedure to address both the volume loss and breast ptosis that occurs in this setting. For information on this, please refer to our Augmentation Mastopexy page.