Women choosing to give birth vaginally may also find they want to undo the changes that come with it.
Many women find that they are disappointed with their post baby bodies, feeling that their former youthful body is gone forever. This coupled with the expectation from the media filled with celebrities, “snapping back into shape” seemingly in a matter of weeks, can make women feel inadequate.
The reality is that these celebrities often have a team of professionals assisting them with weight loss, exercise and diet, not to mention a little help from their local Plastic Surgeon! Most women are struggling with the reality of a new baby, lack of sleep and the demands of motherhood with little respite.
A new generation of women is not willing to just accept these changes. They are having their babies, often two or three and then choosing to regain their former body and confidence. Often when diet and exercise haven’t achieved the result they want, women are choosing surgery… a “Mummy makeover” to achieve their goals.
Mummy makeovers help women restore their pre-pregnancy shape by utilising a variety of different surgical procedures in tandem.
Breast surgery, including mastopexy (breast lift to reduce sagging), breast augmentation (using breast implants to restore volume loss and symmetry) or breast reduction are popular with many women.
Abdominal surgery (tummy tuck) and liposuction many also be used to target specific fatty areas and remove extra skin. Liposuction can be applied to specific areas like the back and thighs to remove fat from the lower body.
Lastly, labia reduction (vaginal rejuvenation) can help undo the after effects of vaginal birth. While this is often a sensitive subject for many patients, they find it comforting to know that help is available. There has been a marked rise in this type of surgery over the past ten years.
It is recommended that women should consider this type of surgery one to two years after their last pregnancy. It takes time for the body to return to normal following pregnancy and childbirth.
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