All you need to know about Mommy Makeover

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A lot of clinics are now offering aesthetic surgical procedures called Mommy Makeovers (MM). As the name suggests, these are cosmetic treatments aimed specifically at moms. While some women are lucky; their bodies return to an almost pre-pregnancy state after pregnancy.

For most, this is unfortunately merely a wishful thinking. It’s true that Nature can play some really mean jokes on us women, especially for those who are experiencing post-partum. And while mommies fret over the drastic change that pregnancy has done to their bodies, this has fortunately become a thing of the past with Mommy-Makeover!

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Numerous Singapore clinics have been adopting the Mommy-Makeover treatments over the years and its popularity has only been skyrocketing ever since its advent.

Mommy-Makeover treatments address specifically to pregnancy-related changes in women. Dr Shens shares that the five areas that these procedures focus on include:

  1. The Mommy Makeover Breast Augmentation (mammoplasty)
  2. MM Cellulite & Skin Tightening
  3. MM Fat Elimination
  4. MM Stretch-Mark Removal
  5. MM Tummy-Tuck (abdominoplasty)

The aim of the Mommy Makeover is to give mom her pre-baby figure back, or one that closely resembles that of. The tummy tuck removes all the unsightly and unwanted loose skin combined with the firming up and flattening of the tummy area.

The breast enhancement surgery, if needed, will reintroduce firmness, volume and shape to the breasts. This is followed by liposuction, which will help to give mommies that coveted well-sculpted S shaped figure.

The Unique Treatment

Each treatment is unique as it is tailored around each mom. In most cases, it will involve the procedures aforementioned. While many young mommies may have lost their initial pre-pregnancy confidence due to the unsightly loose skin and saggy breasts after their pregnancy, Mommy-Makeover comes to their rescue as it restores the former glory these young mommies once had.

The Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck

The Mommy Makeover tummy tuck aims to repair the midsections that went through the physical wringer during pregnancy. The shape, size and the touch of the tummy takes a beating due to the drastic weight gain during pregnancy, followed by the sudden weight loss during post-pregnancy.

Mommy Makeover Tummy tuck

 

While many new moms adhere strictly to a special set of exercise and diet, not everyone is successful in achieving their ideal weight through those means. In those cases, a tummy tuck can fulfill a woman, the dream body she’s unable to achieve through stringent diet and strenuous exercise.

Some surgeons even suggest a lipoabdominoplasty. This is a more advanced kind of tummy-tuck, combining cutting-edge liposuction methods with conventional abdominoplasty. When done with a skilled pair of hands, the results can be phenomenal.

How it Works

A good tummy tuck means you get to say goodbye to loose, redundant skin and enjoy a permanent firmness to your stomach. As for the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision at your pubic bone. There will be some scarring but your underwear and bathing suits will cover that easily. The surgeon uses this incision to tighten the muscles.

How tight the stomach becomes depends on the individual and the skill of the surgeon. In many cases it’s possible to make the stomach very tight should the patient request for it. It is normal to experience an overly tight sensation in the tummy area post surgery coupled with slight discomfort, however, this usually settles down after about two weeks.

The liposuction safely removes small pockets of body fat. If there’s a lot of fat to remove, your doctor may need to split the liposuction into two or more sessions.

The reason for this is that it’s not safe to remove too much fat at one go. The safety and legal limit is equal to or less than 5000 ccs (5 litres) absolute max. Technology and treatments are changing all the times, so be sure to discuss all options at the consultation.

At the time of writing, the tummy-tuck surgeries available include:

  • Traditional (full abdominoplasty)
  • Extended (belt lipectomy)
  • Mini (small incision or short scar abdominoplasty)
  • Reverse (incision from breast bone to stomach)
  • Nonsurgical Body Contouring (injectable treatments, lasers, liposuction)

Moms with C-Section

Mom with C-section scars for Mommy makeover

If you’re a mom with an unsightly C-section scar, then prepare for a bonus. Usually, the surgeon is able to use and/or remove the C-section incision while they perform the tummy-tuck.

Breast Augmentation (Boob Job)

There are two choices when it comes to boob jobs. One is the breast lift and the other is breast implants. The first is semi-permanent while the second is permanent. You will particularly want to consider implants as well as a breast lift if:

  • There’s a loss of breast volume
  • The breasts sag

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In majority of the cases, new moms are not looking for bigger breasts. They merely want to retain their former breast size and shape. For most women, implants (without the breast lift) will restore the breast’s fullness and also add protection.

If you want to reposition your breasts, then the lift and implant combination will provide the best results. Your doctor will discuss all possibilities with you at the consultation. Every woman is unique and each Mommy Makeover will be different.

While some only need liposuction and not the full tummy tuck, others fare better with both.

Summary

With new technologies, improved techniques and the Mommy Makeover treatment, things are certainly looking up for new moms. Now any woman with the financial means can transform her post pregnancy body with a Mommy Makeover.

Singapore is one of the coveted destinations for Asians to have the Mommy Makeover surgery done even though it’s a procedure that’s available globally. It’s a surgical treatment that’s on the rise, and for very good reason.

As long as an experienced surgeon carries out the procedures, this is an effective and extraordinary body restoration for any woman whose body has been altered tremendously by childbirth.

 

Shenthilkumar Naidu

Plastic Surgeon

38 Irrawaddy Rd, #08-36
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Singapore 329563

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