How noticeable will my mummy makeover scars be?

While many women would leap at the chance to have the firmer, more youthful contours that post-maternity breast and body reshaping offers, they are often hesitant about what it entails. Indeed, a frequently voiced concern in Mr Maisam Fazel’s Essex mummy makeover clinic is, ‘I don’t want it to look like I’ve had cosmetic surgery – will people notice the scars?’

What does a mummy makeover involve?

Post-maternity body shaping tackles these most commonly affected areas: the breasts, waist and tummy. A mastopexy, or breast lift, restores uplift and shape to your breasts; it does not change the size of your breasts but women who require this can have implants or a reduction, too. Breast lift techniques – and therefore incision sites – vary depending on the size of your breasts and the uplift required; during your consultation, Essex-based surgeon Mr Fazel will tailor a surgical plan to your requirements and physique. The procedure can also reposition downward-pointing nipples and reduce the size of your areolas. A tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles and gives a taut, toned profile, and simultaneous liposuction can remove fat from the flanks, restoring a neat waist. An abdominoplasty requires a long scar along the lower abdomen that sits discreetly below the knicker-line. A second scar around the belly button will be barely discernable.

What can be done to minimise the scars?

A skilled surgeon can produce very fine, although not invisible, scars. When you are discharged after your surgery, you will be given comprehensive instructions on caring for your scars to ensure healthy, efficient healing, and advice to keep your scars out of the sun to prevent dark pigmentation. Testimonials from Mr Fazel’s previous patients express delight with their scars; Mr Fazel will gladly share before and after photos to give you a clear idea of what to expect after your mummy makeover.

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