Mummy Makeover

Procedure time

3 to 5 hours

Overnight stay

2 Nights

Anaesthetic

General or local with sedation

Final results

6 – 9 Months

As a woman, pregnancy and becoming a mother can be a very special time of your life. It can be amazing to watch how the female body changes to accommodate and deliver life.

 After the birth of your baby however, it can sometimes be hard to reverse these changes using diet and exercise.

 This mummy makeover overview will tell you all about what the procedure is and what it can achieve.
A mummy makeover describes a combination of breast and body surgeries. 

They aim to help create a body shape that you will be happy with! This mix of surgeries can include:

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck).
  • Breast uplift.
  • Liposuction.
  • Breast augmentation.
  • Breast reduction.

*** Arm lift, Thigh lift, Buttock augmentation can be added.

Our surgeons can perform many of these procedures in one go. 

This can help achieve faster results over a shorter recovery time than if you were to have each procedure at a separate time.  

If you are considering a mummy makeover, you can take your time to decide which mix of surgeries interest you. 

What can a mummy makeover achieve?

Overall, a mummy makeover aims to achieve a more visually pleasing body shape. You may be finding it hard to lose your ‘baby weight’ and the extra skin that came with having a baby. In addition, your breasts may also have changed in a way you are not happy with. 

This procedure aims to reverse the changes having a baby has had on your body by:

  • Removing excess tummy skin and fat. 
  • Tightening the tummy wall muscles.
  • Improving the appearance of unwanted scars or stretch marks.
  • Recreating a more desirable breast appearance.
  • Reducing or restoring breast volume.
  • Removing excess fat and skin from the arms and thighs.
  • Enhancing the volume and shape of the bottom.

The mums who have this procedure describe a major increase in self-confidence. Therefore, the mummy makeover can have positive effects on you both physically and mentally!

 
Who are the best candidates for a mummy makeover?

It is no secret that for many women, becoming pregnant makes changes to our bodies that are hard to reverse post-pregnancy. Consequently, many women feel unhappy with their bodies after having their children and may be suitable mummy makeover candidates.
As a baby grows in the womb, the skin on your stomach stretches and your tummy muscles weaken. Often, you become less active and increase your calorie intake and so you begin to store excess fat on your waist, bottom, arms, and thighs. During pregnancy, your breast tissue also grows and the skin on your breasts stretches. When they start to produce milk, your breast tissue grows even more and your breasts become full of milk and then begin to empty. If you choose to breastfeed and decided to stop, your breast tissue begins to shrink. As a result, your breasts may be left looking less taut than before you had a baby and may noticeably sag without the support of a bra.
A mummy makeover aims to create a more aesthetically pleasing body shape and contour for mothers after childbearing. Suitable mummy makeover candidates are women who:

  • Feel unhappy with their bodies after having children.
  • Do not plan to have more children.
  • Have tried diet and exercise to remove excess fat with little or no success.
  • Have a healthyBMI.
  • Do not plan to lose a significant amount of weight after their surgery.
  • May have excess skin they are unhappy with.
  • Would like to improve the appearance of unwanted stretchmarks or scars.
  • Would like to improve the appearance of their post-pregnancy breasts.
  • Are relatively fit and healthy.
  • Have no serious health conditions.
  • Have realistic goals for the procedure.
  • Are emotionally ready for surgery.
Why have a mummy makeover?

The ability of the female body to bring life into the world is an amazing thing. 

Consequently, mothers everywhere should be proud of what their bodies have been able to accomplish. However, the truth is that the changes childbirth can make to your body can sometimes leave you feeling anything but proud. 

On the contrary, you may even feel embarrassed or self-conscious of your body. 

The mummy makeover aims to give you back your pre-pregnancy body confidence.

How is a mummy makeover performed?

A mummy makeover procedure aims to help mothers who have finished child bearing to regain their pre-baby bodies. It involves using a combination of different surgeries to do this. Mummy makeover candidates will decide which areas of their body they would like to improve and their surgeon will subsequently suggest the appropriate surgeries to do this. A mummy makeover procedure can involve surgery on the tummy, breast, arms, thighs, buttocks and vagina.
Each mummy makeover is tailored to suit each individual patient. 

Consequently, each patient will choose to have a different mix of surgeries. 

Depending on what surgeries you decide to have, your surgeon may be able to perform all the surgeries in the one sitting. However, this may not always be possible and so you may have to return more than once for your mummy makeover. 

Furthermore, the time it takes to perform the surgeries and the amount of time you will need to stay in hospital after will depend on which surgeries you choose to have.
When you have chosen your surgeon, you will meet them for a consultation. 

They will discuss the procedure and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. They will also explain what you will be able to eat and drink before your surgery, and they will also advise you on what medications you should or shouldn’t take.

1. Consent

Before your surgery, you will need to sign a consent form. This may be at your pre-operative consultation or on the day of your surgery. We advise you read the form carefully and ensure you fully understand the procedure, the risks and the complications and ask any questions you have before you sign the form. After you consent to the procedure, your surgeon will examine you and will draw some lines on the treatment areas.

2. Anesthesia

You will meet your anesthetist on the day of your surgery and you will be taken to the operating theatre. They will use a general anesthetic.

3. Incisions

Your surgeon can perform a variety of surgeries as part of your mummy makeover and so the position and size of the incisions will vary for each.

4. Closing of incisions

After your surgeon makes all the incisions they need to, they will close those incisions using sutures. These sutures may or may not be dissolvable.

5. Returning to the ward

Finally, when your surgery is over, the surgical staff will take you back to the ward. You will likely need to stay there for at least one night. You may feel drowsy as your anesthetic wears off but this usually only takes a few hours. It is vital that you follow your surgeon’s specific aftercare advice as this will help you during your recovery.

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