Why have a Mummy Makeover?
The process of giving birth will make changes in the body, mostly around the abdominal and breast areas.
Your breasts may be sagging as a result of childbirth and your tummy may refuse to resume its previous shape as a result of stretching.
There may be excess fat around the body and this can also cause the buttocks to sag. The mummy makeover can deal with both your emotional and physical needs.
A mummy makeover is one of the newest and most popular techniques in plastic surgery today. It is made up of a number of procedures leading to one aim which is to have the mother looking as good as possible.
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Risks and Complications
Approximately one-third of patients who receive an anaesthetic during surgery will experience “anaesthesia sickness” or post-operative nausea and vomiting (POVN).
A surgical scar can result in bleeding or in some cases hematoma which is blood clotting under the skin. There may also be infection at the wound area which is not uncommon and can be dealt with by the use of antibiotics. One can also experience poor scarring which would be as a result of poor technique and this can be corrected by a small surgical procedure, preferably performed by another surgeon. One may also experience some numbness in the areas around the incisions. This is not uncommon and will cease after a period of time.
A mommy makeover can be performed one procedure at a time too.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. Can I have more children after my mummy makeover?
A. Most doctors will advise you to have a mummy makeover after you are done with having children. In case you get pregnant unexpectedly, you can still give birth, though this will mean that you may have to undergo the procedure again.
Q. When is the most appropriate time to have the operation?
A. In most cases, 6-12 months after giving birth will be appropriate. It is important to get advice from your doctor before proceeding to ensure that you are fully recovered. The doctor will need to ensure that your body has the energy and strength to go through the operation and to also heal fast enough after the operation.
Q. Can I deal with my kids immediately after the operation?
A. You are advised to hire a helper or have a relative looking after you and the kids for a period of two weeks after the procedure. This will allow you to heal properly and avoid any unnecessary complications.
Q. How long will I have to be away from work?
A. If you have a desk job, you will need at least two weeks before resuming work.