Previously restricted to the likes of celebrities, cosmetic surgery is now open to all. Everyday hundreds of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are performed on men and women of all ages to help improve self-esteem, alleviate physical problems, and promote happiness. As plastic surgery has become more mainstream and more and more individuals consent to going under the knife, an array of new procedures have been developed by surgeons to help patients achieve their body goals. In the past, the most common cosmetic procedures were the nose job (otherwise known as rhinoplasty), the face lift, and the boob job. The typical target audience for cosmetic surgeries were older ladies wanting to delay the signs of ageing and young girls looking to improve the size of their breasts. Today, however, a new trend has emerged, that of the so-called mummy makeover and, with it, a new category of potential patients: mums.

How did it start?

The surgery was developed as an answer to mums most common complaints. After having kids, mums often report being unable to wear a swim suit with the same confidence they exuded before having children, and not being able to look at their stretch-marked stomachs with satisfaction.

For mums struggling with body issues, finding the time to go to the gym and work-out can be difficult – or, in many cases, completely impossible. For those mums who did manage to go the gym and work their post-pregnancy weight off, the excess skin that was left over and couldn’t be shifted continued to affect the mums’ confidence.

Mummy makeovers endeavour to combine numerous surgeries (including breast and tummy surgery and liposuction) to combat common body hates quickly and effortlessly.

So, what is it?

The fundamental aim of the surgery is to reverse some of the less pleasant side-effects of pregnancy such as saggy boobs, weight gain, saggy skin around the abdomen, and stretched tummy muscles. Liposuction removes excess fat from so-called problem areas; breast surgery improves the shape and volume of the breasts, and tummy surgery tightens tummy muscles and reduces the appearance of stretch-marks. The surgery is basically a three-in-one fix to common post-pregnancy issues, with all elements being performed in one surgery to save time and money.

What’s the catch?

In most cases, there isn’t a catch; however, it’s worth being aware that all not women are eligible for the surgery. Surgeons advise women who are planning on having more children in the future to either abandon the idea of surgery entirely, or delay having the surgery until their family is complete and it is safe to undergo surgery after pregnancy and childbirth. Women who smoke or who have severe underlying health issues are also unlikely to be operated on for purely cosmetic purposes.

The surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and therefore carries a number of potential risks; there’s also the risk of infection during the healing period.

Although the surgery is designed for mums, mums with young children will need to ensure they have adequate support in place after the surgery to help with the completion of every-day tasks. To find out more about Mummy Makeovers, click here.

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  1. Clutter says:

    When the mummies are made perfect will the daddies need makeovers too?

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