Mums, you’re there for your kids all the time, through the birth, teething and onwards to starting school. Many mums will take time out to care for their body, including diet and exercise, which is important so that you can be healthy and fit to help care for your family.
Many women experience significant body changes following pregnancy and birth, and multiple pregnancies only make the changes more obvious.
What is a Mummy Makeover?
A Mummy Makeover procedure is a combination of different surgical and non-surgical procedures that can help reverse these changes.
At your consultations with Dr Milovic, you can discuss the combination of cosmetic surgery procedures which can be safely performed at the same time.
Common Mummy Makeover procedures include :
- Tummy tuck, with or without liposuction
- Breast augmentation
- Breast reduction
- Breast lift
- Facial procedures include anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers
- Genital rejuvenation
Benefits of a Mummy Makeover
Patients who have had the Mummy Makeover have reported not only physical benefits but emotional ones too, such as improved self confidence.
There are psychological effects which can stay with women after their pregnancy and birth, and which are related to the loss of their figures, such as:
- Feelings of embarrassment, especially in front of partner when undressing
- Loss of sexual drive
- Depression and lack of motivation
- Social withdrawal
- Relationship problems
- Loss of confidence
- Lack of desire to maintain appearance
Although surgery cannot give you self esteem, it can improve some aspects of your overall confidence. Some women have reported feeling embarrassed about their bodies as well as frustration about not being able to fit into the clothes they once did, or clothes they want to wear.
In fact, there are many studies which have examined weight gain during and after pregnancy have linked body dissatisfaction with depression, psychological stress, overeating and additional weight gain.
Often times, a good diet and exercise regime are not enough to get rid of the excess, sagging skin and loosened abdominal muscles after pregnancy. On the upside, diet and exercise should help you to achieve your ideal or goal weight and get you through the surgery and recovery process quicker and more easily. Some of our patients talked to us about how important it was to have their core and upper body strength during the immediate recovery period.
What a Mummy Makeover will NOT do
Like all cosmetic surgery, the Mummy Makeover cannot change external problems or events in your life. It cannot guarantee that you won’t go through a life changing event, such as divorce or relationship breakdowns. It also cannot find you a new partner or make financial problems go away. But when you feel better about yourself, you may find that changes will occur around you because you have helped make them happen.
A Mummy Makeover is not a substitute for weight loss which is best achieved through diet and exercise. Surgery is actually the final step in your weight loss journey, and is what’s left over from your great efforts. You shouldn’t have surgery until you have reached your goal weight (ie a weight you’re happy with) and have kept it constant for at least 3 months before seeing Dr Milovic for your first visit.
View examples of our successful procedures in our Mummy Makeover Gallery.