Gold Coast Plastic Surgeon Discusses Mummy Makeover Benefits, Candidates, and More
Dr Craig Layt of The Layt Clinic in Southport and Ballina explains how a Mummy Makeover can provide comprehensive aesthetic rejuvenation for women looking to restore their pre-pregnancy bodies.
Gold Coast, QLD – While giving birth and the joys of motherhood can be among life’s greatest gifts, many women find that the physical changes to their bodies post-pregnancy can be difficult to correct with traditional diet and exercise routines. According to Dr Craig Layt, a Gold Coast plastic surgeon and the head of The Layt Clinic, this is largely due to the fact that pregnancy and the natural aging process can produce aesthetic effects that are simply not reversible without surgical intervention. These effects include the stretching and tearing of abdominal muscles, collections of loose, inelastic skin and excess fat in localised areas of the body, and other concerns. Fortunately, Dr. Layt says, for women who are considering options to restore their pre-pregnancy figures, a procedure commonly referred to as a “Mummy Makeover” can address many of the changes that result after pregnancy and years of raising children, ultimately helping patients to renew their body contours and overall appearance.
Dr Layt explains that a Mummy Makeover offers numerous aesthetic benefits, particularly for areas of the body that are most directly affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding. A Mummy Makeover is a customised procedure that includes a combination of cosmetic treatments selected by the patient. Options can include a breast lift to address inelastic skin and a “sagging” breast appearance; breast augmentation to enhance breast volume and shape; tummy tuck surgery to tighten and repair abdominal muscles and provide the abdomen with a firmer, flatter look; liposuction to remove isolated pockets of excess fat; labiaplasty to address elongated labial tissues that may be causing both aesthetic and physical discomfort; and other body contouring procedures. Additionally, surgical or non-surgical facial rejuvenation options can be included in a Mummy Makeover for patients who would like to enhance their skin for a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Dr Layt says the precise number of options and the specific treatments involved in a Mummy Makeover ultimately depend on each patient’s aesthetic needs and wishes. During an initial consultation, Dr Layt evaluates those needs and determines the ideal treatment recommendations. Candidates for a Mummy Makeover are typically women who are in good general health, are not planning to have more children in the future, and are considering treatment for multiple aesthetic concerns.
Since a Mummy Makeover usually involves a minimum of two treatments performed in a single operation, Dr Layt notes that some patients may require a brief stay in hospital. He also says that patients should plan on a recovery period that lasts at least a few weeks, depending on the type and number of treatments included in the Mummy Makeover. With that in mind, Dr Layt reveals that the comprehensive nature of a Mummy Makeover allows many women to achieve significant aesthetic results that can last long into the future—from improvement in the “love handles” areas to more youthful-looking breasts and an enhanced abdominal contour.
With a Mummy Makeover, Dr Layt says many women can successfully reverse some of the aesthetic concerns commonly caused by pregnancy and raising children to enhance their appearance and feel great about the way they look. He cautions women who are considering these procedures to be sure to see a qualified, extensively experienced plastic surgeon to talk about their goals and find out whether a Mummy Makeover is right for their needs.
About Craig Layt, MBBS, FRACS
Dr Craig Layt is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. As the director of The Layt Clinic, Dr Layt oversees a practice offering a wide variety of aesthetic enhancement and skin care options—including plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures—with offices in the Southport and Ballina area. Dr Layt is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He also served as the President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. In addition to cosmetic enhancement procedures, The Layt Clinic offers a range of treatment options for skin cancer. Dr Layt is available for interview upon request.
To learn more about Dr Layt and his practice, please visit drlayt.com, facebook.com/drlayt, or @thelaytclinic on Instagram.
The Layt Clinic
16 Harvest Court
Southport, QLD 4215
(07) 5597 4100
Ballina Day Surgery
46 Tamar Street
Ballina, NSW, 2478
1300 667 763