A new baby is a great joy for all, but the whole experience can take its toll on mum…
If you’re having trouble accepting your post-baby body and are considering a “yummy mummy makeover” … don’t worry you’re not alone.
We all hear that motherhood is an incredible journey, one that brings many unique and marvelous changes into a woman’s life.
However, it also comes with a few sacrifices; for many new mums, the toll that pregnancy takes on their bodies – from exhaustion and weight gain to stretch marks and sagging breasts – can become a little too much.
From 25 years old onwards we start losing, on average, 1.5 per cent of the collagen from our skin every year, so it naturally becomes saggier and reduces its ability to retain elasticity.
With a growing number of women choosing to have children later in life, many women find that pregnancy has a longer lasting effect on their bodies than first thought.
Pregnancy stretches the skin, many women can be left with stretch marks and the skin around their breasts and stomach can become saggier than it was before.
Surgery such as a tummy tuck (up 33 per cent in the last five years) and breast uplift (up 46 per cent in the last five years), can help to tackle these more difficult areas, while non-surgical treatments (which has seen a 28 per cent year-on-year rise) can help to restore the skin to its pre-pregnancy condition.
If you are considering surgical assistance after giving birth, The Hospital Group offers many different procedures to help combat post pregnancy body hang-ups. From breast augmentation to tummy tucks, there is a complete range of cosmetic surgery and procedures that could be tailored to meet your requirements.