Bringing new life into the world is an exciting occasion, but it can take a toll on a woman’s body. Mummy makeover (combined breast and abdomen) surgery is a blend of procedures to help a woman restore her pre-pregnancy figure and regain confidence in her looks. Women…
Body contouring surgery after pregnancy combines a number of procedures, based on the woman and her specific concerns. It focuses on the abdomen and breasts, helping to reduce stretch marks and loose skin, remove stubborn fat, lift the breasts, as well as tighten the stomach muscles. This creates an overall firmer and leaner appearance in those common problem areas.
At Breast and Body Clinic in Sydney, highly trained surgeon Dr Yunaev takes a personalised approach to surgery, helping women achieve their body goals.
Which procedures are performed during post-pregnancy body makeover?
Abdominoplasty surgery is a common aesthetic procedure. The surgery removes excess tissue from the abdomen in order to improve the appearance. Surgeons make an incision in the lower abdomen to remove this loose tissue and tighten the skin around the area, restoring a smoother, slimmer waist. Some patients may also require liposuction to get the best results. Also, the surgery addresses not only the skin and fat tissue, but also the underlying muscles. This both enhances muscle tone and repairs muscles that have separated due to pregnancy.
As well as abdominoplasty surgery, a number of breast procedures are available during a post-pregnancy makeover. These include the following:
For women who want to restore volume and fullness to their breasts, breast augmentation can be a great option. Surgeons use either silicone or saline implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts.
You can choose which type of implants to get, based on your body frame, natural breast shape, and goals. For example, round implants will give you more fullness in the upper breasts. In comparison, teardrop-shaped implants create a more natural augmented look. Your surgeon will help you decide on which implants will work best for you.
Since pregnancy can cause the breasts to increase and decrease in size, the breasts can adopt a sagging or downturned look. Women may seek breast lift surgery to elevate the breasts and improve their position on the chest wall.
During a breast lift, the surgeon carefully removes excess skin from the bottom of the breasts in order to give them a more lifted appearance. For women who are unhappy with low or drooping breasts, this procedure can restore fullness and firmness. You can choose to combine your breast lift with implants in order to create your desired lift and volume.
Breast reduction is a common procedure for women whose breasts are too large. Overly large breasts can cause confidence issues, as well as health problems such as back pain, skin rashes, and general discomfort.
The surgery involves surgically removing excess tissue to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. This alleviates the pain associated with large breasts, improves posture, and helps women feel more comfortable with their body shape.
BREAST FAT GRAFTING
Breast fat grafting is also an option during a mummy makeover. The surgeon removes fat from an area of the body (usually the thighs, stomach, or hips) via liposuction. This fat tissue is then processed and injected into the breasts to create a subtle, natural-looking breast augment. Fat grafting can be an ideal option for women who want to increase their breast volume without implants.
NIPPLE AND AREOLA CORRECTION
Pregnancy can make the nipples larger or more pronounced. Nipple correction can improve the shape, size, and position of the nipples. It is often performed at the same time as another procedure, such as a breast lift or reduction, to improve the breasts’ overall appearance.
Every woman wants to feel comfortable and confident in her body. For this reason, mummy makeover surgery is tailored to each patient based on their health and body goals. In order to achieve this, we will need to discuss your situation prior to surgery and develop a plan that best suits you.
Your mummy makeover consultation will involve discussion about your medical history, current health, and aesthetic concerns. Once you have discussed your reasons for seeking surgery and ideal outcomes, your surgeon will be able to explain your options and begin outlining a plan. Generally, it is recommended that patients are at a healthy weight, have completed their families, and finished breastfeeding before seeking surgery. You should also be in good health and refrain from smoking in the weeks leading up to your procedure.
Dr Yunaev in Sydney will ensure you get the right guidance and support for your specific case, taking you through every step of your procedure and recovery.
The Recovery Process
Since everyone has different health and requirements, the recovery process might not be the same for everyone. However, there are some things you can typically expect. Most women can expect some amount of pain and swelling, which you can manage with painkillers.
You will likely find it difficult to use your stomach muscles, and you should spend plenty of time resting to allow your body time to recover. Drink plenty of water and follow your surgeon’s instructions on how to manage the incision areas. For example, you may need to wear support garments and keep your incisions clean and dry. Additionally, you will need to minimise your movement, which means you should get someone to help you around the house during the beginning stages of healing.
Dr Yunaev will ensure that pain management is built into your treatment plan so that you can achieve the smoothest possible recovery and a great final result. After you are recovered, you will be able to see the full results of your mummy makeover and enjoy your newly refined body shape.