A Mummy Makeover is a personalised procedure designed for women who gave birth. Through an individual process, we can work with you towards regaining your pre-pregnancy body.
Breast augmentation involves the insertion of implants to enhance the shape and size of the breasts. This involves making incisions to insert the implant, which can be underneath the breast or beneath the areola.
A breast list, or mastopexy, can restore the contour of the breast and reduce sagging.
These body contouring treatments reduce the excess of fat and improve the shape of the abdomen. Incisions are made to the lower abdomen to remove the excess of skin.
Before surgery, you will receive specific recovery instructions. These instructions will be very detailed, including everything from the type of bra or garment to be worn to when to return to work and how soon normal activities can be resumed. While patient experiences vary, you can expect recovery to follow this general timeline:
First 1 to 2 Days
You will need a friend or family member to drive you home after surgery, to stay with you for the first 24 hours, and possibly a day or so longer. Sleeping in a recliner or propped up with pillows will help minimize swelling. You can expect to be up and about the day after surgery. Some temporary bruising, swelling, and numbness of the breasts and abdominal area can be expected. You can use medication prescribed by your plastic surgeon to control discomfort, if needed.
You will have a follow-up appointment approximately 5 to 7 days after surgery.
Return to Work
Most patients are ready to return to their everyday activities within 2 weeks, and physical activities are limited for one month or more.
Complications related to breast and abdominal surgery will be discussed in details in consultation.
There is a possibility of infection, bleeding, nipple loss or malposition, scarring, change or loss in nipple sensation and reaction to anaesthesia.
All of these potential risks will be discussed with you during your pre-surgical consultation and you will be given a comprehensive list of pre- and post-operative instructions. Following these instructions carefully will reduce the chances of complication and improve your chances of a successful surgery.
Certain over the counter products and prescription medicines can cause complications before and after surgery. Do not take any medication containing or related to aspirin two weeks prior to your procedure. This includes NSAID’S, anti-Inflammatory medications, blood thinning medication. Please see your doctor regarding if and when to cease medication. This is not an all-inclusive list.
Also avoid Vitamin E supplements and red wine. Stop all herbal medications before surgery. The most common herbs used are Echinacea, Ephedra, Garlic, Ginseng, Ginkgo, Kava, St. John’s Wort, and Valerian. They may adversely affect anaesthetic drugs, prolong bleeding and impair healing after surgery.
Smoking increases the risks of complications significantly and should be ceased 6 to 8 weeks prior to surgery.
The Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products forbids any before-after photos on the websites in Belgium, following a law that was passed on 25 March 1964.
An iPad with before & after pictures to illustrate the results will be available.
Very caring and helpful throughout my process, loving my breasts more and more every day.