Cardi B is no stranger to cosmetic surgery and has been candid about the breast augmentation and liposuction she had following the birth of her daughter three years ago. Now, nine months after her son was born, she has announced her next procedure will be a tummy tuck as she feels her shape has changed post-pregnancy.
Many women share this feeling after childbirth and breastfeeding which is why the mummy makeover has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in recent years.
Pregnancy usually affects two areas of the body the most – the tummy and the breasts – and many women find it impossible to rectify these changes, however hard they work in the gym.
To accommodate the growing baby, the abdomen stretches and women are often left with lax muscles and stretched skin, even when their tummy shrinks back down. Post-childbirth and breastfeeding, women often feel their breasts have lost volume and have begun to sag.
A mummy makeover is a combination procedure that consists of an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck which will improve the contours of the stomach and waistline, performed in conjunction with breast surgery. The type of breast surgery – whether it’s an augmentation, uplift or uplift with implants – depends on the individual patient’s requirements.
Even very slim women can find it hard to tone up their tummy after pregnancy as it stretches the abdominal muscles as well as the skin. During a tummy tuck, Dr Mooz will be able to tighten and repair the abdominal muscles, ensuring a flatter tummy and tighter waistline. Then any excess skin is removed and the belly button will be repositioned if necessary.
Childbirth and breastfeeding can often affect the breast profile and many women experience a loss of volume particularly on the upper pole of the breast. Your frame and desired shape and size will inform which incision technique is used and where the implant is placed, as well as the type of implant during a breast augmentation procedure.
An uplift procedure will address issues with ptosis or sagging of the breast tissues. Incisions are made around the breasts and nipples so excess skin and tissue can be removed. The breasts are then lifted and tightened to a more youthful and flattering position on the chest wall. If necessary, the nipples are repositioned and their size can be reduced if they have become stretched and enlarged.
The breast uplift and augmentation are often performed together to ensure the best result possible. These procedures can also be combined with liposuction if further contouring is required.
For more advice on which combination of procedures will best suit you, call 020 3325 6540 to arrange a consultation with Dr Mooz.