Giving birth is a beautiful thing, however, you know that life changes dramatically after having children. If you’re like most mums, you devote a lot of energy and time to taking care of your little ones. So much so, taking care of yourself takes a backseat. Of course, it’s not that you don’t want to look your best, it’s just not easy to do when you’re busy chasing toddlers.
Some mothers might find that trying to brush or style their hair and apply makeup can be a daily struggle as well as any attempts to lose that stubborn pregnancy weight. The good news is that you’re not alone. According to one survey, 61% of new mums said they expected to be back down to their pre-pregnancy weight by their baby’s first birthday, however more than half still carried some of those extra kilos 12 months later.
Reclaim your confidence
We all know that when you look good, you feel good. Some mothers may struggle with this concept, though, when their body fails to go back to the way it once was prior to having children. Besides weight gain, childbirth changes the body in other ways, too. These changes are sometimes viewed as undesirable by some mothers. These changes can include but not limited to: stretch marks, loose skin throughout the body and sagging breasts. Because a proper diet and fitness routine will not fully correct these problems, some mothers may feel hopeless. However, a mummy makeover can help mothers reclaim their post pregnancy bodies and give them that much needed boost in self-confidence.
What is a mummy makeover
For mothers who come to Dr Beldholm seeking to restore the shape and appearance of their body after giving birth, a mummy makeover is an effective solution. The procedure can carefully correct many problems of the body, however, it most commonly addresses concerns with the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia and buttocks. A mummy makeover is typically performed as a single procedure. Different operations that can be combined for a mummy makeover can include:
- Tummy tuck – breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck – breast augmentation – labiaplasty
- Tummy tuck – breast lift
- Tummy tuck – breast lift – labiaplasty
- Tummy tuck – breast reduction
- Tummy tuck – breast reduction – labiaplasty
- Tummy tuck – breast enhancement using fat injection.
The greatest benefit of a mummy makeover is that it can significantly leave you feeling restored, refreshed and looking your best. More specifically, the benefits of the procedure include:
- Improved body tone
- Perkier, lifted breasts
- Improved shape, size, and comfort of the genitalia
- A flatter, more toned midsection
- Removal of loose, hanging skin throughout the body
Dr Beldholm is a firm believer in transparency. That’s why along with knowing the benefits, he believes that every potential patient should also be aware of the risks, although rare, that can occur with a mummy makeover. They can include:
- Poor healing of incisions
- Cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Capsular contracture
- Persistent pain
- Anesthesia risks
- Unfavourable scarring
- Contour deformity and asymmetry
Candidates for the procedure
Any woman desiring to reverse the effects of pregnancy may be a good candidate for a mummy makeover if they have realistic expectations, are finished with childbearing, are at an ideal body weight and are in good medical health. Most importantly, because this is a very individualised procedure, women seeking surgery should do so because it’s what they want to do–not because they feel pressure from the outside world or even possibly a mate.