mummy makeover with sydney plastic surgeon dr ellis choy
Mothers go through many physical changes both during and after pregnancy. A large number of them develop stretch marks, sagging abdominal skin and fat accumulation on the thighs, hips and arms. Most even notice a visible difference in breast size and appearance. Thankfully, with the availability of mummy makeover surgery, mothers can now get their pre-baby bodies back. A mommy makeover is a procedure that targets certain problematic areas of the body. Through body contouring, liposuction, breast augmentation and tummy tucks, mothers can restore their beauty and glow, and achieve outstanding results that are in harmony with each other.
The best part about mummy makeover surgery is that you get to choose a combination of plastic surgery procedures to address the issues that bother you the most. Diet and exercise play a vital role in bringing your body back to shape. It doesn’t, however, tighten your skin, eliminate stretch marks or restore your skin’s elasticity and appearance. Only a professional plastic surgeon can work wonders on your post-baby body and make you look as you did before.
Dr Ellis Choy is one of Australia’s leading plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons. He has a passion for his craft and helps patients achieve the best results with his plastic surgery techniques. He continues to help women look their best by performing several cosmetic procedures like breast surgery, blepharoplasty, face lifts, rhinoplasty, fat grafting, otoplasty, labiaplasty and many others.
Benefits of Mummy Makeover Surgeries:
Whether you are left with sagging or large and disproportionate breasts, Dr Ellis Choy has the right procedure that can alter the appearance and size of your bust. Patients can choose to use either silicone or saline implants to lift breasts and restore volume and shape. They can also opt for a breast reduction procedure to reduce the size and shape of their breasts and achieve a balanced, firm and more proportionately shaped bust.
Pregnancy often pulls apart the abdominal muscles which in turn results in loose, sagging skin. A tummy tuck reverses these conditions and leaves you with a firmer, flatter and more toned abdomen. The procedure eliminates excess fat and tightens abdominal muscles. Under the expert hands of Dr Ellis Choy, you can also get rid of loose skin on your tummy as well as stretch marks below the navel.
Liposuction is a fast and effective fat blasting procedure that gets rid of excess fat deposits on the arms, thighs, and the waist. New liposuction techniques aren’t as invasive and painful as procedures performed in the past. Some of the latest fat removal procedures include ultrasound guided liposuction and laser-assisted liposuction. They leave you with a firm body with improved contours in desired areas.
The dimensions of the labia may change drastically following childbirth. Labiaplasty corrects irregularities of the labia’s appearance. It decreases the size of the inner labia and improves the shape of the lips. The procedure ensures that the labia minora sit behind the frame of the labia majora. It’s a safe surgery that enhances the look of the genital area. Contact Dr Ellis Choy’s practice to restore your youthful, pre-pregnancy appearance. We serve all patients in and around Sydney, Coffs Harbour, as well as interstate patients. Call us on 02 8962 9388 or complete an enquiry form. Please also have a look at some of our mummy makeover and tummy tuck galleries.
Mummy Makeover Information Sheet
Download and print out the Mummy Makeover Information Sheet that includes a list of questions to ask Dr Choy during your appointment.
What the Mummy Makeover Can Do to Revitalise Your Body
Dr Ellis Choy’s Mummy Makeover is an effective range of procedures and treatments designed to bring out the best in your body. In other words, we want to keep you looking and feeling at your best, no matter what stage of life you’re at.
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing but it also takes its toll on the body. With our surgical and nonsurgical procedures, we will give you back that confidence in your body that you once experienced. This will help you physically and emotionally as you will finally feel like your old self again and even better.
Read on to learn more about what the Mummy Makeover can do.
Assist with Weight Loss
We have already mentioned the tummy tuck procedure. During this procedure, we will remove fat from the waist and other areas, which may have accumulated during pregnancy, delivering you a svelte and more toned figure. Click here to learn more about the tummy tuck and to see before and after images of this cosmetic surgery procedure.
Of course, it is important to remember that the procedure will only assist with weight loss in the short-term. The weight you lose as part of the procedure will return unless you support the procedure with exercise and a healthy diet.
However, it will be far easier for you to maintain this healthy weight after you have had a tummy tuck procedure as part of your Mummy Makeover.
Removal of Excess Skin After Weight Loss
A by-product of weight loss is excess skin. This is because, while exercise burns fat and helps those pounds and ounces melt away, it has no effect on the skin which once covered this fat. As the fat reduces, the skin is left behind.
While the skin does return to its normal shape and size after pregnancy, repeated pregnancies may result in excess skin, as the body finds it increasingly difficult to regenerate tissue in the dermal layer.
This excess skin is no longer taut and tight against the flesh beneath. Instead, it hangs loosely, creating unsightly bulges and droopy areas. As the body ages, this sagging has a habit of growing worse as the ageing skin loses its elasticity.
The effects of this are predominately emotional and psychological. While excess skin can be annoying, it provides no real physical barrier to exercise or for doing any of your daily activities. In fact, your body is far healthier for having lost the weight in the first place.
An area in which excess skin can have a devastating effect is confidence. Even though you are fitter and healthier than perhaps you’ve been in recent years, the additional folds of skin can seriously reduce confidence and happiness.
As part of the Mummy Makeover procedure we will address this for you by removing the excess skin and leaving you free to enjoy a fitter, happier and more fulfilled life.
Reversal of the Effects of Breast feeding
Breast feeding your child is one of the most natural and beautiful processes for a mother and baby. Unfortunately, it can also play havoc with your breasts, particularly your nipples.
Nipples can become stretched and misshapen, areolas can become distorted and disproportioned, and the breasts themselves can become heavy, saggy and asymmetrical. This can have a seriously damaging effect on the confidence of the mother.
As part of the Mummy Makeover, our team works to reverse this issue, reconstructing the breasts and delivering you the same firm, shapely, symmetrical breasts you once enjoyed.
There are several ways we can achieve this. Combining cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast reduction, breast lift and breast augmentation to rebalance the breasts is a common means to restore a sense of confidence and self-esteem in our patients.
“I lost my body after having kids with exactly one-year apart delivery,” a recent Mummy Makeover patient shared. “Despite losing all the pregnancy weight, 30 kilograms within nine months of having my second baby, I didn’t feel like my old self.” Her post pregnancy body was painfully unrecognisable to her now. “All I could see now was a loose tummy and uneven saggy breasts,” she says.
Despite receiving many positive comments and support from friends and relatives, “nothing would give me the confidence of loving my body underneath the clothes.” The emotional toll women experience after pregnancy and breastfeeding is frequently overlooked but should not be. It can have a major effect on a woman’s wellbeing. “The thought of why it happened to me was always there,” she revealed.
It also had a major impact on her marriage, “I stopped looking at myself in the mirror and avoided being seen by my husband.” Despite taking action into her own hands, she realised that what she could do on her own had limits. “I had to wear a corset underneath my clothes to hide the loose tummy every time I went out. [It] worked well in winter but wearing it every time in summer seemed impossible.”
Finally, she met with Dr Choy to talk about having a Mummy Makeover and in her own words, the procedure “changed my life.” A mummy makeover procedure can have a powerful and long-lasting impact on a woman’s life. But as with all surgeries, the extent of your benefits rests upon the quality and qualifications of the specialist plastic surgeon you select to perform your surgery. It is of special relevance in a mummy makeover procedure, which consists of multiple, simultaneous treatments.
Sydney-area patients should make specialist plastic surgeon Dr. Ellis Choy their first call when considering a mummy makeover procedure or any significant cosmetic surgery. The doctor’s exceptional education and training, genuine patient concern and focus and superb surgical skills make him one of a few select surgeons who can deliver the finely-tailored results women expect and deserve. Dr. Choy spends a substantial amount of time with each patient during their consultation to map out each woman’s unique goals carefully, ensuring the surgeon realises her specific vision.
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