What is the mummy makeover?
During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes lots of changes, some of which return to normal once the baby arrives, while others require a little more of a helping hand. In response to the understandable quest to regain a pre-pregnancy physique, the cosmetic surgery industry has responded with an aptly named ‘mummy makeover’ package. So just what might this entail?
The mummy makeover package
Although mothers may choose any number of different procedures to help improve their overall confidence, typically a mummy makeover might include the following, designed to help tackle the problem areas typically experienced after a pregnancy (or a number of pregnancies):
- Fat removal/liposuction (with maybe some general body contouring to achieve a toned and smooth appearance to the skin)
- Breast increase/ breast lift (if pregnancy has left breasts with less volume and/or a degree of sagging, known as ptosis)
- Tummy tuck (helps to improve the appearance of the tummy by tightening muscles that might have become stretched during pregnancy and removing any excess skin)
Some plastic surgeons will offer these procedures at the same time or staggered depending on the individual patient. The ‘package’ element is designed to make it as easy as possible to achieve the look that you want.
Grounded in reality
As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, you will be assessed for your suitability at the initial consultation to ensure that you’re in the right mindset to undergo any surgery. Mr Alan Park will discuss with you your reasons for wanting surgery and what your expectations are in regards to the outcome to ensure they are realistic.
Before considering the surgical route, exploring what can be achieved naturally is an important first step. Look closely at your calorie intake (not just how much you’re consuming, but the types of food too) and also ensure that you’re getting regular exercise too. The combination of a good diet and sufficient exercise, undertaken over a reasonable period of time, will give you a good indication of what is achievable by yourself, and what may require surgical assistance.