Mummy Makeover Surgery in Newcastle & Sydney NSW
There is nothing like the joy of motherhood but unfortunately, the downside is that it can take a toll on your figure. The more children you have, the more the body changes are likely to occur. That’s why many mothers, once they’ve finished having children, find themselves contemplating restorative plastic surgeries or Mummy Makeover to improve the appearance of the abdomen and the breasts.
As a mum, it’s probably hard to remember a time without your little ones. You probably do remember your pre-baby body though! If you are like most women, you’ve noticed some less-than-welcome changes after becoming a mum. The good news is that you don’t have to just live with those changes.
Plastic surgery today is safer and more natural-looking than ever before. From head to toe, there’s nothing you can’t enhance. Today, more mums than ever before are taking charge of their bodies and appearance. Rather than covering up or feeling insecure, mums are heading to the plastic surgeon.
In Sydney and around the world, plastic surgeons have responded by offering the so-called Mummy Makeovers. These incredible treatments can be life-changing. Ready for a transformation?
What is a Mummy Makeover?
A Mummy Makeover is a totally customisable package of post-pregnancy procedures. It is a treatment plan that is created specifically for you, to meet your unique needs. Typically, Mummy Makeovers include procedures like a breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction or labiaplasty.
Breast surgery is popular as the breasts are one of the parts of the body most affected by motherhood. A breast augmentation procedure is often done to restore the volume that is lost during breastfeeding. Some women also opt to have a breast lift or breast reduction to reduce sagging and increase perkiness.
Excess body fat is another major concern. Liposuction is a very popular option for eliminating stubborn areas of fat and enhancing your feminine shape. A tummy tuck is another option that is very popular with mums. This procedure will tighten your abdominal muscles, flatten your stomach, and reshape your waist.
During pregnancy, many women find that their labia become larger and expand in response to their changing hormones and pelvic pressure. Labiaplasty is a simple and safe procedure that will restore your natural vaginal shape.
What is it like to get a Mummy Makeover?
Some women opt to have two or three procedures done at one time during Mummy Makeover, while others prefer to break down into a couple of different sessions. There are advantages and disadvantages to both options. Having everything done at once can be more cost-efficient and reduce the amount of total time spent. On the other hand, having a Mummy Makeover done over a couple of different sessions means that you can spread out the cost and have a faster healing time.
When you meet with Dr Turner, he will work with you to create a customised treatment plan then explain the options that you have available to meet your goals.
Is a Mummy Makeover is right for you?
A Mummy Makeover can be a good option for any mother who is in good general health and doesn’t plan to have more children.
The best way to familiarise yourself with your options is to meet with Dr Turner. At his busy practices in Sydney, Newcastle, and Dee Why, he offers one-on-one consultations to discuss each possible procedure and work with you to create a customised treatment plan.
Dr Turner’s Mummy Makeover Package
Dr Turner’s Mummy Makeovers are individualised to meet your needs and a procedure package is put together accordingly. Dr Turner and his team understand the extra support that a mother requires to take time out just for her and her aim to improve her appearance. Our staff are all available to provide any help she may need including arranging special times for consultations and follow-ups to fit in with the family.
Mummy makeovers are best performed when a woman has finished having children and when they are old enough that she can have some recovery time after any surgical procedures. The mothers who have undergone a mummy makeover say that it gives them a whole new lease on life and the psychological benefits far out-way the huge physical benefits.
Mummy makeovers are best performed when you have finished having children and when your children are old enough that she can have some recovery time after the procedure.
As all Mummy makeovers differ for each patient, the recovery time will depend on the type of procedures performed. It is best to have at least 2-3 weeks off work as you will be in hospital for the first 2-4 nights. Dr Turner’s patients will continue to improve over the next several weeks and your final results should be visible after about 6 months.
The mothers who have undergone a Mummy Makeover say that it gives them a whole new lease on life!
Dr Turner’s Mummy Makeovers are individualised to meet each mother’s needs and treatment plans are put together accordingly. The idea is to combine surgery on the breast and abdomen so that the final results are in harmony with one another. These may include;
Breast Enhancement Surgeries post-Pregnancy
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is common for a woman to lose some breast volume, with the breasts appearing to look smaller and deflated. With the use of breast implants, the volume and more importantly the shape of the breast can be rejuvenated. At the same time, if the skin of the breast has been stretched and the nipple has gravitated lower on the breast, a breast lift can be added to improve skin looseness and nipple height to give a more youthful breast shape.
Breast Lift – with or without Implants
If breast changes are more severe following pregnancy then a breast lift may be the best procedure for you. The breast lift performed by Dr Turner will correct sagging loose skin and improve firmness without increasing the size of the breast. Dropping of the nipples will also be corrected. If the woman’s breasts also need revolumizing then we can offer the addition of fat grafting and/or breast augmentation combined with a breast lift surgery.
While many women find the after-effects of breastfeeding and pregnancy that their breasts have become deflated and saggy, some women find that their breasts have grown in size. This is quite common in women with overly large breasts that may have been putting up with the problem of large breasts prior to children, like back and neck pain, bra strap grooving and rashes in the breast fold. After children, many women now decide it’s the right time to do something about this, with a breast reduction performed as part of her mummy makeover surgery.
Breast reduction will remove the excess breast and fat tissue and reshape and lift the breasts as well. There are a variety of surgical approaches to this procedure so Dr Turner will work out the most appropriate for your needs. The many mums that have had a breast reduction as part of their mummy makeover transformation find that the long-term post-surgical effects are so very positive and all-encompassing.
The effects of pregnancy can take a toll on the figure of every mum. The abdominal muscles and overlying skin are stretched by the growing baby leading to excess skin affected by stretch marks, with separation of the underlying abdominal muscles below. With twin pregnancies and multiple births, these changes become more prominent, with mums unlikely to have complete recovery of their bodies after children. Many mothers find that after having children their abdomens have permanent changes – stretch marks, loss of abdominal muscle tone, flabby and excess skin, and fatty deposits.
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure can remove loose skin and excess fat from the abdomen. The separated stomach muscle can also be tightened and rejoined to recreate a strong abdominal core muscle with the added benefit of helping lower back pain and stress incontinence. Dr. Turner may also incorporate liposuction at the same time for an abdomen that is flatter and firmer and an overall improvement in the body shape. It is one of the mommy makeover procedures that really give a woman not just a huge improvement physically but psychologically as well.
For many mums, they wish to remove stubborn abdominal fat that doesn’t go away after childbirth and want to know if liposuction alone can help them? The simple answer is if your underlying abdominal muscles are toned and have not separated and your abdominal skin has been minimally affected by stretch marks than liposuction alone is the answer. Unfortunately due to the effects of pregnancy, this is not the case for many women, so we often combine liposuction with a tummy tuck to recreated that slimmer more toned appearance.
Unfortunately having children not only can take a toll on your figure but can affect the appearance of your labia as well. During pregnancy, the labia enlarge in response to hormones and increased pelvic pressure of the growing baby. After the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding have returned to normal, like other areas affected by pregnancy, the skin of the labia is often stretched beyond repair resulting in an unattractive, sagging appearance.
As this is a very personal area of the body we want all of our prospective patients to know that there is a surgical procedure available which is a day-only procedure with little downtime but with excellent results. Women with enlarged labia are concerned due to visibility beneath tight-fitting clothing, discomfort, recurring rashes and a negative effect on their sex life. Recent media attention has empowered many women to realise that labiaplasty is an option and has increased the demand for labiaplasty significantly.
Mummy Makeover FAQs
Will the mummy makeover be able to improve the appearance of my abdomen and caesarean scar?
After caesarean section you may have a poor scar that can be rectified during a tummy tuck procedure. Also during a tummy tuck the stretching of the underlying muscles and skin can occur whether you have had a caesarean section or vaginal delivery and both can be corrected by a tummy tuck procedure
What if I end up having another baby after I have a mummy makeover?
It is highly recommended to wait until you have finished having your children. The benefits of your new improved body contour or breast shape may be lost by the addition of another child
Will I need to stay in hospital after a mummy makeover?
Depending on the procedure – most of the mummy makeover procedures are day surgery, or overnight at most. The exception is a tummy tuck procedure where you are generally in hospital for 2 days
How long until I can resume normal activities if I have the mummy makeover for my stomach and breasts?
You may require some assistance at home with the little ones for 1 to 2 weeks before you are able to perform most of your normal activities including driving. It is important to realize that your final aesthetic outcome can take up to a year
Is there much pain after the surgery?
You may have some swelling and discomfort, but any pain should be well controlled with oral medication
What will the scars be like?
Depending on the procedure there may be very minimal scarring. With tummy tuck and breast lift/reduction procedures the scars can seem extensive at the start but once they are fully matured they are barely visible
Can a Mummy Makeover fix stretch marks?
A tummy tuck can generally remove most of the stretch marks on the lower aspect of the abdomen below the umbilicus (belly button). Those few stretch marks in the upper part of the stomach will be pulled down to the groin and should also be less noticeable.
On the breast, the stretch marks in the lower aspect of the breast are generally removed in a breast lift procedure – other stretch marks that are still visible can often be improved by other procedures such as laser treatments
Can a mummy makeover help improve back pain?
There are several medical benefits from a tummy tuck procedure – improving the core musculature of the abdomen can improve lower back pain and also mild incontinence
Is there any Medicare rebate for mummy makeovers?
There are Medicare rebates for some of the mummy makeover procedure and if you also have health insurance then a significant proportion of the fee is covered.