Having children is something that many women look forward to – but there is no getting away from the fact that childbirth and breastfeeding can have a significant impact on your body. No loving mother would entertain the thought of trading in her children in for a youthful body shape! So what if we told you that you could have both?
The body that you were so proud of before you became pregnant and the continuing ability to take care of your beautiful children? It might sound like an impossible dream but the cosmetic surgery procedures that are available either individually or as part of one of the mummy makeover packages available at our Perth cosmetic surgery clinic could give you back the slim, firm shape that you desire without having a negative impact on your capabilities as a loving mother.
The Breast Lift
One of the biggest complaints that women have about their bodies after their children have been weaned is that of sagging breasts. While a strict exercise regime and diet may go some way to rectifying the condition, many women find that the only way to completely restore the pre-pregnancy look and shape of their upper body is by having a breast lift. In addition to reshaping the contours of your upper body, this procedure can also make your breasts firmer, which is why it is a very popular cosmetic procedure in Australia and all over the world. There is no need for an overnight stay in hospital when you have a breast lift and although you may feel a little tender afterwards, the recovery period should last no longer than 2-3 weeks.
Mothers who breastfeed their babies are undoubtedly giving their children the best possible start in life from a nutritional perspective but some women find that their breasts naturally shrink after they have finished lactating. While some ladies are not worried about this and may even appreciate the natural reduction in the size of their breasts, others are keen to go back to their original size. Nature may not be able to give you the results you require in such cases but a surgical breast augmentation procedure most certainly can. If you are pregnant or still breastfeeding, this is not a procedure you should be considering but assuming you are past this stage of your life and there are no other medical reasons that may make it unwise, a breast augmentation could be the right choice for you.
Any lady who wishes to undergo this procedure will of course have a full health check beforehand and an extensive consultation with a fully qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon to make sure that it is completely safe for them to do so. In fact, this applies to all cosmetic procedures and during the consultation you will have the chance to ask your surgeon any questions you may have and to request any further information you feel that you need before making a final decision. If you are not offered a full and frank consultation at the clinic you attend, you should look for another surgeon.
Abdominoplasty – aka the Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty – or the tummy tuck as it is known to most people – is a cosmetic procedure that can improve both the shape and tone of your abdomen. When the procedure is performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon, abdominoplasty can make a big difference to your body shape with a minimum of scarring that will be almost invisible to the naked eye. Some women may diet beforehand, in which case the procedure will focus on removing loose skin and tightening the abdominal muscles, whereas others may prefer to have the operation as soon as possible, in which case any excess fat can be removed at the same time.
When combined with a breast lift as part of a mummy makeover package, a tummy tuck is particularly effective in helping women who have lost confidence in their bodies to enjoy all the things they used to love doing but are too shy to do now. Whether you miss swimming in a bikini or simply wearing revealing clothing when you hit the clubs with the girls, a tummy tuck could be the answer to your prayers.
This is possibly the least well known of the procedures on offer as part of our mummy makeovers and not one that should be undertaken lightly. However, if you are unhappy with the appearance of this intimate part of your body or you find that it causes you any discomfort, labioplasty is a cosmetic procedure that could transform the way you feel about yourself when it matters most. None of us like to feel embarrassed when we take our clothes off or uncomfortable when wearing tight clothing and the latest techniques employed by surgeons who specialise in this particular procedure make it possible for all women to regain the confidence they once had, without having to spend months out of action. It is advisable to take a week or two off, to make the recovery period less stressful, but after that you should be able to resume your normal activities.
Did you know that some of these procedures could be performed under medicare? Some procedures are eligible for a Medicare rebate when performed by a specialist Plastic Surgeon which we have found that many people were unaware about.
If you would like to find out more about the mummy makeover procedures we offer, please feel free to call and speak to one of our consultants between the hours of 08.30-16.30, Monday to Friday. If this is not possible, contact us directly via our online enquiry form and we will be happy to call you at a time that is convenient for you.