Changes, post-pregnancy are natural, and expected. This includes changes to the breast, abdomen, waist, genitalia and buttocks. These changes can range anywhere between subtle to dramatic. Some women are confortable with their bodies post childbirth, however some are not. Keeping in mind this requirement, a mommy makeover consisting of packaged services across the entire body can bring about a welcome change. What is a mommy makeover? It is a combination of procedures on different parts of the body in order to restore the shape and appearance post childbirth. A typical mommy makeover includes:
Breast augmentation Breast lift Liposuction Tummy tuck Buttock augmentation Vaginal rejuvenation Each of these procedures can be customised to the needs and suitability of the patients. The idea behind Mommy Makeover? Multiple areas of the femal body are affected by ageing and the childbearing process. These can be treated together in the same surgical sitting. This can provide with multiple benefits: Lower costs as you are saving on OR time and anesthesia costs Lesser recovery time as you are recovering from the different procedures together Better body image from a dramatic change in your appearance. At our clinic, we explain the procedure to our patients in detail and discuss your objectives and goals and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. The important thing to note is that, this is not a radical new procedure. But a combination of multiple procedures that can bring about a dramatic change in your life. So, you need to be mentally and physically prepared before you undergo the knife. Post procedure recovery Post procedure recovery can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks depending on the number of procedures the patient undergoes. Gauze/Bandages is applied to the incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support the breasts. A compression garment may also be used to control swelling in the abdomen, waist and buttocks. Over time, the implants settle and the scar lines improve, providing you with the desired look. Although the scar lines never disappear completely, this seems to be a minor trade-off compared to the confidence and improvement in the patients lifestyle, which bring us to the most important question before the procedure that patients need to ask themselves.
Are you the right candidate for the treatment? In our pre-procedure discussions, we discuss many aspects of the treatment with the patient. The procedure helps you look and feel better, but an important part of post procedure recovery is a positive outlook towards the future and the procedure. The expectations of the patients are to be realistic, after all the person operating on you is just a doctor not a magician. Hence some realistic expectations are necessary and these are conveyed to the patients before surgery. A shortlist for patients fit for surgery would include: Women who have finished childbearing Women with good medical health Positive outlook