Having children can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a woman’s life Unfortunately, pregnancy and breastfeeding can often result in unwanted changes to a woman’s body. Why undergo a mummy makeover? Post-pregnancy changes in a woman’s body can include drooping breasts, enlarged areolas, loss of waistline definition, pockets of subcutaneous fat in the abdomen and flanks/love handles, stretch marks and a sagging tummy that won’t get better with diet and exercise. A mummy makeover at Sculpted Clinic consists of a group of select cosmetic procedures performed on the breasts and torso, all of which are designed to reverse some of the effects of childbearing. The aim of our mummy makeover is to provide a tailored package that helps a patient achieve their goal in a timely and organised fashion. When combined with diet and exercise, body contouring procedure results can be greatly enhanced. Being fitter improves stamina, speeds up recovery and significantly decreases the risk of many complications. Mummy Makeover FAQs How much does a mummy makeover cost in the Gold Coast? Since a mummy makeover can be customised, it’s difficult to determine an exact cost without scheduling a consultation with Dr Sawhney. The specific procedures that you decide on will be factored into the final cost, as will surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital fees. Under some circumstances, certain mummy makeover procedures may attract a Medicare rebate. One of the best Gold Coast plastic surgeons Dr Raja Sawhney can take you through the process of applying for a rebate during your consultation. What procedures can be included in a mummy makeover? The types of surgeries that are most often includes in a mummy makeover are breast augmentation, a breast lift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction and a lower body lift. You most certainly do not have to include all of these procedures, only what will help you achieve your specific outcome. What happens during a mummy makeover? A mummy makeover requires a general anaesthetic and can take anywhere from two to six hours. If the procedure takes longer than six hours, patients will usually need to spend a night in hospital. The specifics of what happens during your surgery is dependent on the procedures you decided on. Dr Sawhney will provide you with more details on what happens and the order the procedures are performed in. What should I expect in terms of recovery? A mummy makeover recovery will be different for everyone. Not only will your body heal at its own pace but the procedures you choose will also dictate what your recovery will be like. Mild to moderate pain, swelling and bruising can be expected but this usually subsides within a week or two. Most patients will also need to wear compression garments for six weeks to reduce swelling and improve results. You should aim to take at least a week off work but two weeks is more ideal. You would also benefit from having someone to assist you at home if your children are still young. Your final results will only be visible after all swelling has subsided. If you choose to insert breast implants, you should give your breasts at least six months to settle before deciding on whether you are satisfied with your results. In order to maintain your results, you will need to lead a healthy lifestyle. You should also be aware that choosing to have more children after this surgery will also affect your results. How much scarring should I expect after surgery? While every step is taken to keep scarring to a minimum, it can’t be completely avoided after a mummy makeover. Incisions are strategically placed during surgery to ensure any scars are hidden in the natural folds and creases of the skin or underneath clothing. How you care for the incision sites after your surgery will also determine how visible your scars will be. Dr Sawhney will provide you with specific instructions on how you can better care for your wounds and reduce scarring after a mummy makeover. Mummy Makeover Gold Coast When you attend your consultation with Dr Raja Sawhney, he will take the time to carefully listen to your concerns, and work with you to create a tailored plan that meets your needs. If you are ready to take the first steps to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body, please do not hesitate to contact us and request your consultation. Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn.