You’re going to be a new mum soon – you’re filled with feelings of excitement and anticipation. You can’t wait to start the next chapter of your life.
One thing you could do without, however? The many physical changes that accompany pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
Just ask any mum out there, and they’ll tell you the same thing. Having a kid is often accompanied by:
- Weight gain
- Stretch marks
- Sagging breasts
While eating right and regular exercise can increase the speed with which you’re able to return to your ideal weight, it certainly takes time.
For some women, they simply don’t have the time to work towards reverting the body changes that accompany motherhood.
Luckily, the team at Cairns Plastic Surgery can help.
Our mummy makeover surgeons can help you achieve that pre-baby body with our mummy makeover packages. Once we’re done, people will have no clue you’ve just had a baby!
Surgeries included in the mummy makeover
The first thing you need to know about mummy makeovers is that it isn’t a single procedure – rather, it’s a collection of procedures that target the most common physical changes that arise both during and after pregnancy.
As we’re sure you’ve noticed by now, carrying a child comes with a range of physical and hormonal changes.
These can’t be corrected by a single procedure – hence the package.
Mummy makeover surgery packages use a range of techniques to reverse the specific side-effects of your pregnancy, such as:
- Weak breast tissues
- Weight gain
- Stretch marks
- Saggy fatty tissues
- Abdominal tearing
Some of the most common procedures included as part of a mummy makeover include…
One body change that mums go through after postpartum pregnancy is post-baby stomach skin, or what many call: the belly bulge.
Mums may feel that the post-baby belly looks squishier and more rounded than normal. Many also note that it’s extremely difficult to get rid of.
Your tummy may look like a deflated balloon after giving birth. This is normal – you’ve just carried a baby for nine months, after all!
Your stomach was a cocoon to nourish and protect your baby, so it’s totally normal that it simply doesn’t disappear following birth.
Many mums also experience a sagging stomach caused by looseness in their stomach muscles after giving birth. Specifically, the abdominal skin is often significantly stretched after pregnancy.
For mums to achieve that flat and firm stomach again, we often include tummy tuck surgery (also known as abdominoplasty) as part of their mummy makeover.
With a focus on removing any excess fat and skin in the lower and upper abdomen and tightening up loose skin and muscles, new mums will be able to enjoy a firmer and flatter stomach and a more defined waist.
Achieve that toned and taut stomach and feel more confident!
Find out if a tummy tuck is right for you by organising a free information session with a Cairns Plastic Surgery nurse today.
Breast lift surgery
During and after pregnancy, you may notice a lot of changes on your breasts when it comes to colour, shape, stretch marks and sizes.
Don’t worry, this is natural – your breasts have to get ready for breastfeeding, after all.
In many cases, these changes revert on their own.
The problem is that for many women, their breasts are simply never the same after pregnancy and birth.
In many cases, the ligaments and elastin in your breasts stretch permanently as a result of having to hold up more weight. Even after your breasts return to their prenatal size, they may have already permanently stretched, leading to sagging.
Breast lift surgery can help fix cases of sagging or shapeless breasts.
During a breast lift, we’ll trim away excess skin and tissue, tightening up your breasts, raising your bust line and restoring their previous perky appearance.
It’s important to realise that a breast lift is not designed to change the size of your breasts; rather to improve the shape and contour, and to raise the breasts.
If you’d like to increase your bust size, you might like to consider breast augmentation + breast lift.
Weight loss surgery
It isn’t uncommon to discover new pockets of fat following pregnancy. Unfortunately, many new mums simply don’t have the time or energy to go to the gym to get rid of them!
If that sounds like you, then weight loss surgery might be just what you need.
Like the name suggests, weight loss surgery focuses on removing unwanted fatty tissue and resculpting the body.
While it’s no substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, it can help remove the more stubborn pockets of fat that can be hard to get rid of with diet and exercise alone.
Find out what mummy makeover surgery is right for you!
Contact Cairns Plastic Surgery today!
Each woman is different – and so is each mummy makeover package.
You don’t have to choose a standard package – no, you need one that targets the unique changes your body has undergone, and accommodates your physiology and shape.
Only then can you bring back your pre-pregnancy body (and all the self-confidence that comes with it!)
We understand that many women feel embarrassed when it comes to issues involving their bodies. That’s why our plastic surgeons take great care to make the process as painless as possible.
The experience is everything to us. You’ll be supported and guided through every step of the process, giving you the certainty in what can often be a difficult and stressful time.
Get your confidence (and your body) back by calling Dr Isolde Hertess and the team today on (07) 4031 5755.
Unsure what step to take first? The best place to start is with an obligation-free meeting with a Cairns Plastic Surgery nurse. Fill in this form to enquire about your appointment.