Mummy Makeovers are one of the most commonly asked for procedures and this is certainly the case for Plastic Surgeon, Dr Mark McGovern from the VIE Institute in QLD. Dr McGovern performs heaps of Mummy Makeovers and we always advise you to choose a surgeon who is highly experienced and appropriately trained in the procedure you are having. If you’re looking for a Mummy Makeover in Queensland Dr McGovern should definitely be on your consult list.
Dr McGovern says he performs various procedures under the banner of a Mummy Makeover and that the procedures are tailored to the results that the individual patient wants. Some of the surgeries include:
Breast surgery – unfortunately after breastfeeding breasts get saggy. Sometimes a lift will help, other times a woman will opt for implants as well. This is the most common procedure included in a mummy makeover.
Abdominoplasty – stubborn pockets of fat tend to take up residence in a woman’s abdomen or tummy area after children, that no matter how much exercise she does, just won’t budge. Not only that but often the abdominal muscles have separated which can be fixed with an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. Another common procedure for mums.
Dr McGovern says, “Abdominoplasty is requested most often by mothers once they have completed their family and are wanting to get their body back to their pre-pregnancy state. This procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen or tummy and give back more youthful contours, but you will have a scar that runs from one hip to the other. Most women are very happy to trade the scar for more normal contours.”
Brachioplasty or Arm lift – women often put on weight during pregnancy and sometimes when they lose it (or most of it) the skin doesn’t always bounce back – this includes under the arms (or bat wings as they are also called).
Thigh lift – this helps to create more contour and lift everything back into place when gravity might be taking it’s toll on your thighs.
Labiaplasty – you can get your female bits back in place and shape not only to look and feel better, but to function better too. Dr McGovern says of labiaplasty, “Labiaplasty procedures have now lost the stigma once associated with this type of surgery and as a result many more women are assessing their options for improvement in this area.”
Liposuction – helps with contouring. Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with an abdominoplasty to create the shape the patient wants to achieve. However, Dr McGovern reminds us, “Liposuction is not a substitute for weight reduction, but a method of removing localized fat that doesn’t respond to dieting and exercise.”
A surgeon may suggest or agree to a patient combining procedures to reduce the number of surgeries they need to have to achieve their results. Dr McGovern says it is definitely something that is considered on a case by case basis, however combining procedures can save money and recovery time. There are a few factors that determine if you are suitable to undergo more than one procedure at a time such as:
- Your overall level of health – your surgeon needs to identify if you are physically able to deal with the recovery, as well as go under anaesthesia for a longer period of time.
- Which procedures are you having and does it make sense to combine them?
Dr McGovern has patients travelling from all over Australia and the world to have their procedures done on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in QLD. Dr McGovern is happy to arrange initial virtual consults where you can correspond via email. Once you decide to have your surgery with Dr McGovern, VIE Institute staff are extremely helpful in assisting you with any travel details including accommodation choices and bookings. VIE Institute say, “We have many luxury apartments with stunning water views within walking distance of our rooms. The beautiful Mooloolaba beach is only 5 minutes away by car, and a popular choice for those coming with their families.”
If you’d like to arrange a consult with Dr Mark McGovern phone VIE Institute on 07 5479 2922.
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