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Regain your confidence and feel like a yummy Mummy once again

Has your body changed after childbirth? We see many women who love being mums, but are keen to restore their bodies through a ‘mummy makeover’. Motherhood is undeniably one of life’s most rewarding experiences’ however it can take a toll on the body with many new mothers experiencing loose skin, Diatasis Recti (abdominal muscle separation), stubborn fat deposits as well as sagging and deflated breast tissue. Mummy makeovers are generally known as a combination of breast surgery and a tummy tuck and are fast becoming the go to choice for a high percentage of women post pregnancy.

 

Mummy makeovers aren’t purely cosmetic as most women view them as corrective procedures. They aren’t trying to look better than they’ve ever looked before, they just want to go back to how they looked before pregnancy, restoring their bodies to what they had.  For example breast reduction, breast lifts and breast augmentations are popular choices for new mums.  The degree of change women experience in their breast tissue can depend on whether they have breastfed, and the duration of their breastfeeding. The longer a woman has chosen to breastfeed, the more dramatic the changes in the appearance of her breasts. For women who have experienced descending breast tissue and some volume loss, a breast lift may be combined with a breast augmentation. If there are no changes in volume, a breast lift may be sufficient.

 

Another area most affected by pregnancy is the abdominal area. As the uterus expands during pregnancy, pressure is placed on the abdominal wall causes both the muscles and skin to expand resulting in laxity. These excess folds of skin can be unresponsive to diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty or a ‘tummy tuck’ allows the doctor to completely remodel the patients’ core and waistline through repair of the muscle separation and the removal of excess skin and fat. This procedure can also be combined with liposuction to achieve optimal results.

 

Liposuction is also popular for new mums in common problem areas that become more prominent post-pregnancy such as love handles, inner and outer thighs.

 

 

 

 

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Top 6 Things to Consider Prior to Getting Cosmetic Surgery

There are many things to consider prior to getting cosmetic surgery of any kind. With so many celebrities trending some amazing results, cosmetic surgery has increased drastically over the past few years. The decision to undergo a procedure of any kind takes time. Thoughts on who to go to, what to do and how to prepare are just the beginning. Here at Refine Cosmetic Clinic we have comprised a list of our top 6 considerations for you.

    1. Selecting your surgeon: First things first, do your research. Ensuring the surgeon you are selecting for a particular procedure is the correct one for that surgery is vital. Not all surgeons specialize in every procedure, some are known for their Breast Augmentations, while others are known for their Rhinoplasty. It is important to be sure that you pick a surgeon who has had years of experience performing the surgery of your choice and has images and patients to back it up.
    2. Forget the shame: We are not saying go out there and announce it to the world, but be prepared that friends and family who know you and how you look may notice the change. We are all entitled to do whatever makes us feel better about ourselves!
    3. Money is not everything: Surgeons that carry on about being the best or that charge an arm and a leg for their services are not always the best surgeon. In saying that cheap surgeries that seem too good to be true, most probably are. Find a clinic that you’re comfortable with regardless of the price. A clinic that cares about you and your results and takes the time to discuss everything with you is a good sign. Knowing a friend or someone else who has been there is always a major plus.
    4. Consultations: Before you make your decision on whether or not to have a surgery; it is vital to have a consultation with the surgeon. The consultation fee may sound like another expense but it is important to ensure you and the surgeon are on the same page as to what you want and also what can realistically be achieved. Ask lots of questions and make sure to listen carefully!
    5. Time to heal: Any surgery will have some downtime. Ensure you can allow yourself the adequate downtime that you need to heal post-surgery. Having a friend or partner to help you the first few days may also be necessary.
    6. There are no magicians: While some surgeries look amazing on certain people, everyone is different. It is important to understand what is realistic and what is not. The doctor you select should provide you with all the pro’s and con’s so you can assess the options.

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