‘Mummy Make Over’
Get Mummy Make Over Surgery in Trusted Canberra and Sydney Clinics
‘Mummy makeover’ is a term given to surgical procedures undertaken after pregnancy that focus on the breast and abdomen. It is a commonly performed procedure for mothers seeking to regain much of their pre-pregnancy physique or to improve their overall self-image.
Physical signs of pregnancy such as sagging breasts and/or tummy can be rectified using this procedure. The breasts may be lifted or augmented with an implant, or indeed both lifted and augmented. The abdominal tissues can be brought back into shape with an abdominoplasty procedure (tummy tuck), with or without liposculpture, or a simpler mini-abdominoplasty.
Why choose a mummy makeover?
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, breast tissues respond to normal cyclical hormonal changes as well as those related to the sustained hormonal changes. Because of this, the breasts increase in size and then reduce once again when normal hormone levels have been resolved. Although this is an entirely normal process, after it is finished, it can leave the breasts looking and feeling empty and deflated.
Equally, the abdominal tissues respond with extraordinary resilience during pregnancy. The expansion of a pregnant woman’s belly over what is a relatively short time period may result not only in weight changes, but also subsequent accumulation of fat deposits. Furthermore, redundant skin of the abdominal wall after childbirth may not, despite the inherent elasticity of the skin, return to its previous taut state. ‘Stretch marks’ are caused by microscopic rupture of a layer of collagen and elastin bundles under the skin, revealing the underlying vessels.
A mummy makeover can address these aesthetic concerns and bring your body back to its pre-pregnancy state. At our Sydney and Canberra clinics, our surgeon Dr Farhadieh can ensure you receive unparalleled outcomes that allow you to love the body you’re in once agaib.
The preoperative and postoperative process
Your consultation will begin with an in-depth look at your medical history, including smoking habits, previous abdominal surgery, regular medications such as blood thinners, previous history of deep venous thrombosis, diabetes, stability of weight over time and any other relevant details.
During your consultation, Dr Farhadieh will discuss the areas that concern you with your body, so he can get a clear understanding of what you’re hoping to achieve with surgery. This examination includes assessing the quality and amount of redundancy of your tissues and your skin envelope’s elasticity. Dr Farhadieh will go through the various surgical options solutions and will discuss what might be best suited to your needs. Photographs will be taken as part of your confidential medical records prior to surgery.
On the day of your mummy makeover surgery, you will be admitted to hospital. Dr Farhadieh and our anaesthetist will see you, allowing you to ask any remaining questions you might have and completing our preoperative checklist. Surgical markings will be made just prior to surgery. It is a good idea to wear your preferred underwear so that the best incision sites can be chosen.
After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery area, where you will be monitored before returning to the ward. You will be placed in a compression garment, which helps to reduce swelling and makes the post-operative experience more comfortable. After this, the drains will be removed from the surgical areas and you will be encouraged to walk as soon as possible. A follow-up appointment will be arranged for 10–14 days after surgery, which is important for our medical team to check that you are healing properly. You will be able to resume most activities within a couple of weeks, except for strenuous activities that would place pressure on your abdominal wall. After 8 weeks, you will be able to begin all your regular activities as normal.
As with all surgery there are inherent risks of complications. Luckily these do not happen often, but it is important for the surgeon to anticipate them and for the patient to be aware of them so that any early signs can be recognised. Dr Farhadieh will discuss all the details of the procedure and all its possible complications with you. Postoperative bleeding, although not common, may happen from time to time. If it does happen, it will require a return to theatre. This is one of the biggest reasons Dr Farhadieh chooses to have the surgery done in hospital, as it offers the safest and best-controlled environment if something were to go wrong.
Rest assured, our medical team have extensive experience in their fields and only offer the highest level of care to each patient. All implants used by Panthea are of the highest quality and will give you peace of mind with their lifetime guarantee. From beginning to end, Panthea Clinics keeps your safety and wellbeing as the top priority, which is why we are known for our incredible patient outcomes.
‘Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.’
Get in touch with our clinic today
If you are considering getting a mummy makeover, there is no place better to do it than in our Sydney or Canberra clinics. Get in touch with Panthea Clinics’ expert team today to learn more about how we can help you get the body you’ve always dreamed of.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many days will I need to be in hospital for?
Usually you will stay in hospital for 2–3 days. You will be often discharged with at least one remaining drain, which will come out by day 5–7 postoperatively.
Is the surgery painful?
There is some discomfort associated with surgery. Most patients report a ‘tightness’, rather than pain, due to the excellent pain control regime we use, which includes local anaesthetic for the immediate postoperative period as well as powerful analgesics.
Will I have liposculpture and liposuction as part of the procedure as well?
To achieve the optimal aesthetic outcome the abdominal wall will require varying degrees of treatment and this includes liposculpture and liposuction of areas not included in the tummy tuck. The breast lift rarely requires liposuction of the axilla (armpit).
When will I be able to resume normal activity?
Within 2–3 weeks you will be back at work and able to resume most normal activities. Exercises that put a strain on your core abdominal muscles should not be resumed for at least 8 and preferably for 12 weeks postoperatively.
Where will the scars be placed?
As part of the preoperative assessment Dr Farhadieh will select the incision sites in consultation with you depending on your preferred underwear, swimwear or previous surgery. The scars are not only camouflaged, but also fade considerably within the first 12 months from surgery.
What will my follow up include?
Dr Farhadieh believes that the relationship between doctor and patient is sacred and privileged. Our practice is based on compassion, honesty, transparency and, above all, patient welfare. We pride ourselves on making sure that you feel supported at all times. We will be available during all stages of your journey and will schedule short-, medium- and long-term follow-up appointments as part of our overall practice.