Mummy Makeover can help you regain your pre-pregnancy form through a combination of different cosmetic enhancements.
1. How long is the recovery?
You should be able to go home after two to three days. You should be able to return to your normal activities after two to three weeks. Depending on your type of work, you should be able to return after two to three weeks. The results of the Mummy Makeover will improve gradually over the first six weeks.
2. I’m worried about pain.
There is a small degree of pain and discomfort following a Mummy Makeover but for most, the pain is manageable. Patients should expect swelling and bruising post-operatively, these fade within the first six weeks.
3. Will I look natural?
Every effort will be made to give you a natural end result.
4. Can I avoid general anaesthetic?
This procedure is usually performed under general anasthetic.
5. What is the cost?
If you would like a tailored quote, please book an initial consultation to discuss your condition and treatment options with your chosen consultant. Once the initial consultation is complete, you will receive your a tailored quote for your treatment. Please call us on 01709 464200 or email email@example.com if you wish to receive a guide price for any specific treatments.
During pregnancy, the breasts, abdomen and waistline often undergo permanent change. The abdominal skin and muscles become stretched and lax, the breasts lose volume and sag, and the waistline loses definition. For the vast majority of women, these changes cannot be improved with diet and exercise. This is especially true for women who have had multiple pregnancies.
To help women regain their pre-pregnancy figure, we offer a combined procedure known as the ‘Mummy Makeover’. This surgery involves simultaneous rejuvenation of the breasts and abdomen. Using modern plastic surgery techniques, combination surgery can be safely performed, and gives dramatic results.
There are several options available to improve breast shape and volume. The choice depends on the nature of the issues and aesthetic goals.
To restore breast volume, breast fat grafting or breast implants can be considered. For sagging breasts, a breast lift (mastopexy) can be performed. This surgery raises the position of the nipple and improves shape and projection of the breasts, but does not increase breast volume.
For many women, breast lift is combined with breast implants, a procedure known as augmentation-mastopexy. One of the main reasons this procedure is so popular, is because it restores fullness in the upper pole of the breasts. Because of this, women are better able to create a cleavage with a well-fitting bra and feel confident wearing lower-cut necklines.
Women who have minimal stretch marks, a small amount of excess abdominal skin and good skin elasticity, may benefit from liposuction alone. If there is significant abominal skin excess, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) will most likely be required.
Abdominoplasty involves tightening the abdominal skin and ‘six-pack’ rectus abdominis muscles at the front of the abdomen. The scar runs from hip-to-hip but is positioned low down so it is hidden by underwear and swimwear.
For women who have both excess skin and excess fat on their abdomen, a Brazilian tummy tuck is ideal. This version of tummy tuck involves a combination of abdominal liposuction, tightening of the ‘six-pack’ muscles and the abdominal skin. This is an increasingly popular procedure which our Surgeons have performed on hundreds of women.
The Mummy Makeover is performed under general anaesthesia and begins with the tummy tuck followed by breast surgery. Further details of the procedures can be viewed on the respective pages.
Recovery From Mummy Makeover
Recovery following mummy makeover varies from patient to patient and also depends upon the extent of the procedure. As one would expect there is some swelling and bruising. Bruising usually resolves after seven to ten days and much of the swelling subsides within the first two weeks. The final result however, may not be apparent for several weeks.
Following surgery, most patients spend the first week resting. During the second week, patients resume light activities and during the third week patients often resume work and begin to go out socially. Exercise can be resumed four to six weeks following surgery.
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Before & Afters
As with any surgical procedure, risks should be considered, and the decision to undergo a mummy makeover should not be made hastily. Risks include;
Scars / poor scarring – the tummy tuck scar runs from hip to hip. The scarring with breast surgery depends on the nature of the surgery. In some patients scars can become red and raised.
Infection – should an infection arise then treatment with antibiotics or further surgery may be necessary. The risk of infection is rare.
Bleeding / Haematoma – excessive bleeding can occur and may require drainage. It is important that you do not take any products containing aspirin, anti-inflammatories, blood thinners or vitamin E for 14 days prior to your operation as these medications can greatly increase the risk of bleeding.
Changes in nipple or breast sensation – while sensation typically returns within several weeks, some loss of feeling may be permanent,
Breast implant issues – these include capsular contracture, rupture, limited lifespan of the implant, implant malposition, implant-associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL),
Numbness – the area just above the tummy tuck scar in the mid-line can have altered or absent sensation,
Difficulty breast-feeding – some women might have difficulty producing enough milk for breast feeding after breast surgery,
Relaxation of abdominal skin – relaxation of abdominal skin after tummy tuck should be expected. Rarely, the skin relaxes to such an extent that a fold may appear above the scar and further skin excision is required,
The need for revision surgery in the future,
General anaesthesia risks, such as feeling sick and vomiting, deep vein thrombosis, shivering and sore throat.
Pricing & Finance
When you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, there’s a lot to think about – the choice of treatments available, the results you want to achieve, the recovery time, any potential risks and, of course, the cost.