Mummy Makeover is a combination of various surgical methods that aim to correct the damage caused by childbirth. It is also referred to by the terms “post-baby bodies” or “mom makeover.” It targets women of reproductive age who have just had children, and it aims to correct two parts of the body that is almost always affected by advancing age and pregnancy – abdomen and chest. Mummy Makeover usually consists of the following operative techniques:
The breasts develop completely during maternity. After giving birth and breastfeeding babies, women find their breasts sagged, nipples and aureolas stretched. All of these physical changes can be corrected using mastopexy, a breast-lift surgical technique. It can be done by removing the excess amount of skin and tightening the adjacent tissues. The process may not be helpful in reducing breast size but may help to lift the breasts and make them firmer.
Breast lift surgery is not enough to reduce breast size as the breast swells and becomes fuller in shape and size after birth. It’s a better idea to try breast reduction for this reason. It is ideal for young mothers who want smaller, slimmer breasts or those with extra-large breasts. The process consists of tightening the skin as well as surgical removal of glandular tissue and fat. It can eliminate various problems associated with low self-esteem, difficulty in breathing, rashes, malpractice, and increased breast size. Since the surgery is to remove the milk ducts, it is not advisable for women who want to give their babies breast milk. Women are advised to undergo this type of surgery at least nine months after the birth of their first baby.
The abdomen is the area in which changes after birth are most visible. A straighter waist, protruding belly, loose skin and stretch marks are some of those visible changes. It is difficult to correct these changes with diets or exercises. With the mummy makeover, these changes can be corrected quickly with tummy tucks or tummy tucks. The method is to remove excess skin, make the waist more defined, remove stretch marks and tighten the adjacent muscles. However, this method is not preferable for women who want to give birth to another child, as this can make the skin loose.
During maternity and even after birth, excess fat is deposited in areas of the body such as the arms, hips, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. The process of liposuction can help to remove unwanted fat from these spots during the mummy makeover. The liposuction includes various methods, such as. Suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL) and ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (UAL). Both methods consist of injecting a liquid into the target section which can degenerate the fat layer. Then the fat is sucked off. It is important to perform this surgery only with the help of a plastic surgeon who has been certified by the board and has sufficient experience in performing mummy makeover surgeries.