Talking about the bespoke mummy makeover, Dr Craig Layt is an Australian plastic surgeon who has done the ‘mummy makeover’ procedure on hundreds of patients. Based on the Gold Coast, Dr Layt is highly credentialed in all areas of Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is dedicated to the highest standard of patient care and the achievement of excellent results.
The ‘Mummy Makeover’ is a term which has been widely used throughout plastic surgery and media circles referring to combined surgical treatments for women after having children, most often focused on restoring the breasts and abdomen following pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The Effects of Childbearing on the Body
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can stretch the skin of the abdomen and the breasts causing laxity of skin. Sometimes the abdominal muscle also suffers from ‘separation’. Breastfeeding can also result in a ‘deflated’ appearance of the breasts.
Some mothers may experience an enlargement and saggy appearance of the breast tissue after child rearing, with the nipple placed significantly lower and pointing downwards. Some women may also wish to add liposuction to their thighs or ‘love handles’ as part of their Mummy Makeover. Other mothers may also wish to proceed with a labiaplasty which is a reduction of the major and/or minor labia.
The Mummy Makeover Difference
It is natural that some women find the changes that their body has undergone during and after the pregnancy and breast feeding can lead to some reminiscing about how they looked before giving birth. We know that diet and exercise can help, but some of the changes can only be addressed by surgery.
The ‘Mummy Makeover’ can only occur once the childbearing years are over. But this doesn’t limit the age you can undergo the procedure. Some women may want to proceed soon after giving birth and finishing breast feeding. Other women consider these procedures once their children are older and the woman feels that it’s now ‘Mum’s turn’ for some rejuvenation and feeling better about their body.
Restoring the body after giving birth through a Mummy Makeover can help women feel more positive about their body after ageing and the effects on the body post pregnancy. To achieve the best results, it is preferable for patients to be close to be maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight.
The Bespoke Approach to the Mummy Makeover
Everyone is different. Some women experience many and sometimes dramatic changes to their body after childbirth. The most common combination for a Mummy Makeover is a breast lift (or a breast augmentation) and a tummy tuck.
But it is very important to consult with Dr Layt on what your desires and needs are, as the procedure can be tailored to what your main concerns are – and what procedures can help address these concerns.
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