There is nothing like the joy of motherhood but unfortunately the downside is that it can take a toll on a woman’s figure. The more children a woman has, the more the body changes are likely to occur. That’s why many women, once they’ve finished having children, find themselves contemplating restorative plastic surgery to improve the appearance of the abdomen and the breasts, or a ‘Mummy Makeover’ as it has become popularly known.
Dr. Turner’s Mummy Makeovers are individualised to meet each mother’s needs and treatment plans are put together accordingly. All of Dr. Turner’s staff understands 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.
After pregnancy and breast-feeding 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 have 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.
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 woman find the after effects of breast feeding and pregnancy that their breasts have become deflated and saggy, some woman 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 its right time to do something about this, with a breast reduction performed as part of her mummy makeover surgery.
The 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 mummy makeover procedures that really gives 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 down time 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.