Mummy Makeover: Is It Right For You? Dr Frati Cosmetic SurgeryAs we all know being a full-time mum is never easy. If the stress of bringing up kids has begun to tell on your face and body, there’s actually a lot you can do to get a new, fresh look.

Deciding whether to try something more invasive such as a cosmetic surgery is, of course, a big decision and not one to be taken lightly.

When to Consider a Mummy Makeover

It’s not always that easy to get back to how you were once you’ve had kids. For many women, the two problem areas tend to be the breasts and stomach which can be difficult to get back after the experience of pregnancy and childbirth.

You can do a lot with diet and the right exercise but it doesn’t always get the results that you are hoping for.

If pregnancy and bringing up a family has left you unhappy with how you look, surgery could provide the solution.

The question to answer, of course, is whether this is the right approach for you. Many women are perfectly happy with their bodies after childbirth but others are less content. If you are considering something like a mummy makeover, it’s important to find a cosmetic surgeon that is able to answer all your questions and is open with you about what can be achieved.

First of all, you should never consider cosmetic surgery until well after pregnancy. Each woman is an individual and they will change and recover their former shape in different ways. For some women, the stomach remains a problem, others find they get back almost to how they were before.

Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck

The mummy makeover usually involves working on the stomach and the breasts. Your breasts can be augmented and lifted once you have finished breastfeeding and are fully recovered from the initial stages of your pregnancy. This is normally combined with abdominal work or what is commonly called a tummy tuck.

While cosmetic surgery is invasive it is able to produce long-lasting and quick results that help restore your body and give you much more confidence.

Breast augmentation involves inserting an implant which improves the size and shape of your breast. This is not what some women want, however, and much will depend on what you personally want to achieve. The breast lift is far more common and can help combat sagging. Both procedures can also be carried out at the same time.

The tummy tuck is popular and is all about creating a firmer abdominal wall. The muscles of abdomen are tightened and stitched together which should give you a much slimmer and more toned profile.

The Risks of Surgery

Of course, one thing you need to consider are the risks of having cosmetic surgery. These are major surgical procedures and your cosmetic surgeon should discuss everything with you when you come for your initial consultation.

It’s important to weigh these risks up against the look you want to achieve as well as understand that there can be a significant recovery time.

Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon for Your Mummy Makeover

It goes without saying that finding the right surgeon is essential. At Frati Cosmetic Surgery, we firmly believe in giving our patients all the options open to them and being as transparent as possible. We understand that cosmetic surgery is not something people undertake lightly and we’ll be able to answer all your questions.

With any cosmetic procedure, we give you the time to reflect and decide in your own time whether you want to move forward.

If you are considering a mummy makeover and would like a consultation, contact our friendly team today.