Why Are ‘Mummy Makeovers’ So Popular? The Pros and Cons

It’s no secret that pregnancy changes many aspects of your body, and although time and a regular exercise routine can go a long way towards helping you to regain your pre-pregnancy figure, some of these changes may be more permanent. However, over recent years, ‘mummy makeover’ cosmetic procedures have become increasingly popular because these procedures target changes from pregnancy and childbirth that are difficult to reverse through diet and exercise. Therefore, mummy makeovers are popular because they can help women truly regain their previous figure. But what are the pros and cons of mummy makeovers?

Firstly, a mummy makeover can restore your confidence if you’re finding it difficult to adjust to your post-pregnancy body. A mummy makeover can address the most common insecurities that mothers have about their bodies – for example, abdominoplasty (a tummy tuck) is often part of the mummy makeover and involves the removal of excess skin around the abdomen that is caused by pregnancy. Breast lifts and augmentations are also commonly included since many women experience sagging once the breastfeeding period is over. Your mummy makeover can be tailored to you and include other surgeries like labiaplasty if you find that childbirth has stretched and enlarged your labia minora. In this procedure, a surgeon will reshape or resize your labia with a scalpel or laser. It takes just one or two hours and there’s a six-week recovery period.

In a mummy makeover, the procedures you choose often target post-pregnancy changes that cannot be resolved through exercise and diet alone. For example, weight gained during pregnancy can be lost afterwards over time and by following an exercise routine. However, it’s difficult to get rid of the excess skin on the abdomen just through exercise, so a mummy makeover can address this. Breast changes, such as loss of volume and sagging, can also be permanent after having a baby, but a lift and augmentation could help you to get your old figure back if this is what you want.

Of course, there are many aspects to consider when deciding whether you should have a mummy makeover. Firstly, you should try to see what results you can get through a healthy diet and exercise alone before you think about surgery. However, as mentioned above, you may find that exercise can’t fix everything for you as you may have a lot of excess skin.

Furthermore, money is another important factor to consider. Mummy makeovers can be expensive since you’re getting multiple cosmetic surgeries – prices vary, but mummy makeovers can cost over £10,000. Although this is expensive, the fact that this includes multiple surgeries can make an all-in-one mummy makeover more cost-effective than getting separate surgeries. 

Ultimately, there are many things to consider when you’re weighing up the pros and cons of mummy makeovers. You could address many of the concerns you have about your post-pregnancy body through exercise and a healthy lifestyle, but if you like the idea of a full mummy makeover to regain your pre-pregnancy shape, then this could be a good option for you as long as you fully research what this entails.

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