For many women, the joy of having children is slightly tainted by the significant physical change that pregnancy and breastfeeding has had on their bodies and, in particular, their stomach and breasts.
Mr Anthony Macquillan always provides each patient with an individual, bespoke assessment that takes into account their unique concerns and expectations. Typically, a Mummy Makeover procedure involves surgery to contour the tummy and waist area and a breast enhancement procedure that may entail lifting or augmenting the breasts.
The consultation period – where you and the cosmetic surgeon of your choice meet up for the first time to work out and cost up the right procedure for your Mummy Makeover – is an incredibly important step towards the body you want. You get the opportunity to explain what you want: your cosmetic surgeon gets the chance to assess your current appearance and create a plan of action. It may sound daunting, but the following checklist should help…
Are your experience, training and qualifications all in order?
For many women, the decision to undergo a Mummy Makeover comes after many years of feeling less than happy with their appearance and the optimal outcome can provide an enormous boost to their self-confidence. Choosing the right surgeon is an important factor in getting the result they are hoping for.
Ask if they’re a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) or the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). Also, make sure you ask to see Before and After photos of their previous clients who have undergone the tummy tuck or breast uplift or augmentation procedure.
Am I the right candidate for the Mummy Makeover procedure?
Actually, this question is far more likely to be asked of you, if you’re dealing with a reputable clinic. If you’re in general good health, and your expectations aren’t pushed to the skies, you’ll be OK for the procedure. However, you need to be clear on the following:
- Are you intending to have any more children?
- How long has it been since you last gave birth?
- Are you currently breastfeeding?
- What do you want to look like after the procedure?
If you’re thinking of adding to your family, then it may be best to delay surgery until after that point.
Which body and breast procedures would be best for me?
There are many options available to your cosmetic surgeon – including the full tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, liposuction, breast uplift, breast augmentation or fat transfer procedure – and you should be made completely aware of what they are, so your personal goals and preferences can be applied to whatever plan of action you and the surgeon agree on.
Which techniques would the surgeon recommend?
Do not be shy in coming forward with any concerns and queries in the consultation period: your surgeon is fully aware that agreeing to elective surgery for the first time is always a daunting experience. So, make sure you know exactly what incisions will be need, how long they’ll be, and whether they will be noticeable or not.
How much recovery time will I need after a Mummy Makeover?
The recovery process is an important factor in how well you heal and your eventual outcome. A Mummy Makeover can involve more than one cosmetic surgery procedure and entail more downtime than a standalone operation. While you’re not obliged to be laid up for a long period, there will be a few things – such as strenuous activity and heavy lifting – that you won’t be allowed to do.
How long will my scars heal after a Mummy Makeover?
As it can take up to 18 months for a scar to fully heal – and will take on various changes along the way – it’s very important that you know what is going to happen to them over the healing process – and even more importantly, what shouldn’t be happening to them.
If you’d like to arrange a Mummy Makeover consultation with Bristol surgeon Mr Anthony Macquillan, call us on 0117 325 5034.