Mummy  Makeover

While the term "mommy makeover" is well known,  the procedure is not a one-size-fits-all approach as the name might suggest. A successful mommy makeover is a personalized combination of surgeries designed to restore the patient's pre-pregnancy body.

Dr Gamage specializes in advanced and safe techniques which help mothers to address the changes brought about by pregnancy and the desire to return the body to its youthful contours.
"I have many moms visit me with frustrations because they just can't quite obtain their goals despite diet and exercise," says Dr. Gamage. "Moms often say, 'If I need to work harder, just tell me I need to work harder.' The truth of the matter is that many of the body's changes caused by pregnancy are permanent and won't improve with focused exercises."
Pregnancy changes the body in a number of ways. The breasts enlarge and the skin stretches during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, which can lead to subsequent loss of volume, sagging breasts, or drooping nipples. The skin and muscles of the abdomen are stretched by the growing baby, which can result in stretch marks, loose skin, and lax muscles. Weight gain can affect both breasts and tummy, and fat deposits can stubbornly remain long after the baby has arrived, despite losing weight and adopting an exercise regimen.
While each of these concerns can be addressed by a mommy makeover, the combination of procedures and the extent of each surgery must be determined on a patient-by-patient basis. Any of the following procedures can be part of a personalized mommy makeover:

Abdominal liposuction is the most requested procedure of the mummy makeover. After the first baby you can perform a liposuction in about 2 months after a normal delivery and 4 months after a cesarian section. Usually it is recommended to complete six months of breast feeding and then do the liposuction of the abdomen.

Breast augmentation. A breast augmentation creates fuller breasts and restores volume from pregnancy-related changes. Many moms enjoy the larger breasts they experience during pregnancy and wish to retain this fuller look. Dr Gamage performs this with fat grafting to the breasts using the fat usually removed from the abdomen, or back.  This procedure addresses two problems at the same time.  The breast enhancement is permanent and if needed can be repeated in three months to obtain a larger and more upright brest.  There are no risks such as associated with breast implants.

Breast lift. If sagging breasts are a post-baby concern, a breast lift restores a youthful profile. An augmentation is often combined with a breast lift procedure. With the new techniques performed by Dr Gamage a breast lift can be done with only local anesthesia and no damage is done to the breast glands.

Breast reduction. Although many women lose breast volume after pregnancy, some moms experience the opposite effect. While excessively large breasts can be a cosmetic concern, they can also cause physical discomfort. A breast reduction alleviates the back, neck, and shoulder pain created by heavy breasts.

Tummy tuck. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall, as well as tightens the abdominal muscles. This procedure restores a flat, toned pre-pregnancy abdomen.
Mini-tummy tuck. For the mom who has retained some muscle tone with minimal loose skin, a variation of the standard tummy tuck may be suggested, with a shorter incision and less tissue removed.
Liposuction. Localized fat deposits can be addressed through liposuction, which is often used to complement the effects of a tummy tuck. Liposuction can also be used in conjunction with a breast reduction, as well as to contour hips or thighs.
it is common for a mother to get pigmentations of the skin of her face on the cheeks during the pregnancy which can last. This condition is called melasma and is a result of excess estrogen. The best treatment is a combination of laser and creams with proper diet. 

Mothers are very influential in eating habits of the entire family.  It is important for a mother to know the proper nutritional facts.  We strive to educate mothers to eat right and prevent diseases and aging. Proper diet helps them to maintain the beautiful body she has obtained with the cosmetic investment. I encourage all mothers to read my book " secrets of everlasitng youth'"  or the Sinhala version.