A Mummy Makeover improves a mummy’s figure and tone.
It removes excess skin and underlying fat, as well as re-sculpting specific areas of her body. This involves a combination of surgical and cosmetic procedures. Dr Joseph Rizk in Sydney has many years of experience helping people look their best. He is highly skilled in all of the procedures that can be included in a Mummy Makeover.
The Mummy Makeover is a series of surgeries and cosmetic procedures that can be taken as a whole package for complete transformation, but you don’t necessarily have to get the whole thing. Your Mummy Makeover can be fully customised to fit your needs and desires. It may include:
It’s perfectly fine to pick and choose the bits that work for you. If you’re uncertain of the clearest path, Dr Rizk can do a full examination and share his thoughts on what combination would be best for you. But you can also come in and show him your wish list, then he can collaborate with you to make it work.
While they usually involve a number of procedures and can be extensive, combining the treatments into a cohesive plan can lead to the absolute best results. Because the plan will usually cover your whole body, Dr Rizk can make certain that each procedure complements the others rather than doing the surgeries as one-off surgeries. By taking a holistic approach to your treatments, a Mummy Makeover is a great opportunity to recapture your entire figure, not just an individual part like your bust or waistline. This means you’ll look great all over.
The beauty of the Mummy Makeover, as opposed to other cosmetic surgeries, is that it revamps her whole body, giving a head-to-toe new look.
In general, good candidates will be in good health overall and have good skin elasticity to aid in recovery and realise the best possible results. They do not have any serious medical conditions that can interfere with the healing process like diabetes or heart disease. They also don’t have any infections.
If you smoke, Dr Rizk will ask you to stop in the weeks leading up to your surgery. And finally, the best candidates are in a good state of mind and have realistic expectations for their results, all of which will be covered by Dr Rizk in your pre-operation discussions. Dr Rizk advocates the National Law and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) guidelines that any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Like all forms of cosmetic surgery, your curves will improve drastically, but your weight might not. While liposuction and lifts do reduce the volume of fat in your body, the focus is on reshaping. Dr Rizk can strategically take out sections of fat to give you better contours, but it will not result in significant weight loss. If possible, hold off until you have had all your children, since future pregnancies will adjust your shape once more.
Once you’ve settled on a date for surgery, you need to prepare your body. For two weeks before surgery and the first two weeks of recovery, Dr Rizk advises his patients to quit smoking during this crucial period for optimal recovery. You will also need to avoid aspirin and other medications that will thin your blood since this can cause complications during surgery.
Each Mommy Makeover is completely customised to the needs of each woman, and the extent of your surgeries will depend on the procedures you choose. That said, there are generally a few common steps in mummy makeovers.
The most common procedures for mothers are breast enhancements, which can be restricted to lifts or include implants for augmentation. A few mums might even want a reduction to go with their breast lift, since their breasts got bigger during pregnancy and they’d like to go back to their pert, pre-baby cup size. The second favorite is the tummy tuck. Patients may have succeeded in losing their baby bump, but many mums still have loose skin and stubborn tummy fat. They also need to reposition the stomach muscles that were stretched by their growing uterus.
A tummy tuck sheds the excess fat and tightens the skin to produce a nice, smooth midriff. Number three on the most popular surgery list is liposuction. Mums use this procedure to shape their tummy, flanks, underarms, thighs, bottoms, and other regions of unwanted stubborn fat. Of course, not all excess fat came from the baby. Mum may have had a little extra even before her pregnancy. Still, the Mummy Makeover is the perfect opportunity to take care of all trouble areas in one go, so it works out in the end.
After those three procedures, various lifts are often included. These generally focus on the arms, legs, and buttocks.
All of the procedures will be performed under anesthesia in Dr Rizk’s clinic in Sydney and each surgery may take several hours depending on how extensive it is. While they may not all be performed on the same day, they will all be part of a comprehensive plan. This will be planned by you and Dr Rizk before the first operation is performed.
The recovery needed will entirely depend on what procedures and how many you choose to undergo. In general, you can expect each procedure to leave your body with swelling, discoloration or bruising, and tenderness in the affected region.
While you may be able to resume some daily routines in the days following your surgeries, you’ll want to avoid more strenuous activity including lifting and exercise for several weeks as your body heals. Dr Rizk will let you know about any follow-up consultations as needed. After each procedure, Dr Rizk will equip you with any prescriptions for pain and antibiotic medication you will need along with instructions for how to best care for your surgery sites. This can include everything from bandaging and cleaning instructions to advice on how to sleep without disturbing the healing process. Much of the success of your procedures will depend on your following these instructions closely.
It is important to realise that your body may slightly change its appearance over the first six months after your procedures. This is normal as your body adjusts to the changes that have been made. Implants can settle, transferred fat can be reabsorbed, and skin stretches to accommodate its new form.
Learn more about Mummy Makeover procedures in Sydney with a consultation with Dr Joseph Rizk
If you feel it’s time to discuss your options, get in touch with Dr Rizk and find out more about the Mummy Makeovers. You can call us on 02 9516 4110, Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Alternatively, you can fill in our web form, or register for a detailed skype consultation.Meet Dr Rizk
Dr Joseph Rizk became Australasia’s plastic surgeon of the year by making sure that each patient is heard, respected, and treated well. His patient-first approach provides you with the accurate medical information you need to make informed decisions about your course of treatment. At the same time, he offers his decades of knowledge and experience to help you along your path.