ASET Hospital has a team of some of the most skilled cosmetic plastic surgeons in the country. We take time to learn about your motivation for surgery, and advise on the best and safest form of treatment.
Our surgeons regularly carry out Mummy Makeover procedures, and our aftercare packages ensure every patient has access to round-the-clock care. Read on to find out more about the procedure.
A mummy makeover describes a combination of cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate a woman's body after pregnancy and childbirth. It typically involves a series of surgical procedures that address changes in a woman's body during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
While the specific procedures included in a mummy makeover can vary depending on individual needs and goals, they commonly involve a combination of the following:
This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, tightens the underlying muscles, and can help restore a flatter, more toned abdomen.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause changes in breast size, shape, and position. Breast augmentation with implants or a breast lift is a procedure that can enhance the size, shape, and overall appearance of the breasts.
This procedure targets stubborn areas of fat that may have accumulated during pregnancy, such as the hips, thighs, and waist. Liposuction can help contour the body and improve overall proportions.
It's important to note that a mummy makeover is an effective surgical procedure that requires careful consideration, proper planning, and consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. Each person's needs and desired outcomes are unique, so discussing your goals, expectations, and potential risks with a qualified, skilled and highly experienced plastic surgeon to determine the most suitable procedures for you is essential.
Many women consider a mummy makeover after pregnancy for several reasons. Here are some common factors that may contribute to their decision:
Restoring pre-pregnancy body: Pregnancy can cause significant changes in a woman's body, including weight gain, stretched abdominal muscles, sagging breasts, and excess skin. A mummy makeover allows women to restore their pre-pregnancy figure and address these changes.
Boosting self-confidence: Pregnancy and childbirth can profoundly impact a woman's self-esteem. Some women may feel self-conscious or unhappy with the physical changes they experience. A mummy makeover can help improve body image, enhance self-confidence, and restore a sense of femininity.
Addressing post-pregnancy body concerns: Many women struggle with the concerns that diet and exercise alone cannot address. Some changes - stretched abdominal muscles or sagging breasts, may not fully resolve despite their efforts. A mummy makeover allows one to target these specific areas and achieve desired results.
Improving physical discomfort: Pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to physical discomforts, such as back pain, sagging breasts, causing discomfort or difficulty with clothing fit. Procedures like a tummy tuck or breast lift as part of a mummy makeover can alleviate these discomforts and improve overall physical well-being.
Time-saving combination of procedures:
By combining multiple surgical procedures into a single surgery, a mummy makeover can save time and recovery compared to undergoing individual procedures separately. It is particularly advantageous for busy moms who want to minimise downtime and achieve their desired results efficiently.
It's important to remember that while a mummy makeover can provide significant benefits, it is still a major surgical procedure. Women considering a mummy makeover should thoroughly research and consult a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon to discuss their goals, expectations, potential risks, and recovery process.
A mummy makeover aims to address several everyday post-pregnancy worries that women may experience. Here are some of the issues that maybe be targeted through a mummy makeover:
Loose or sagging abdominal skin: Pregnancy can cause the abdominal skin to stretch significantly, leading to excess skin and a loss of abdominal muscle tone. As part of a mummy makeover, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can remove excess skin, tighten the underlying muscles, and create a smoother, flatter abdominal contour.
Stubborn fat deposits: Some women find it challenging to lose stubborn fat deposits in the abdomen, hips, thighs, or waist after pregnancy. Liposuction, often performed alongside a tummy tuck, can selectively remove these fat deposits and help contour the body.
Breast volume and shape changes: Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause breasts to lose volume, sag, or appear deflated. A mummy makeover may include breast augmentation with implants to restore lost volume, a breast lift to address sagging, or a combination of both to enhance the shape and overall appearance of the breasts.
Separated or weakened abdominal muscles: During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles can separate or weaken, resulting in a diastasis recti condition. A tummy tuck can address this by tightening and repairing the abdominal muscles, improving core strength and stability.
It's important to note that the specific concerns addressed in a mummy makeover can vary based on individual needs and goals. Consulting with a qualified plastic surgeon is crucial to discuss your concerns and develop a personalised treatment plan to achieve your desired results.
Mummy makeover surgery offers several potential benefits for women who have gone through pregnancy and childbirth. Here are some of the advantages associated with mummy makeover procedures:
A mummy makeover combines multiple procedures into a single surgery, simultaneously addressing numerous areas of concern. This comprehensive approach allows for a more balanced and harmonious body transformation, addressing post-pregnancy changes in one surgical session.
Pregnancy can cause significant changes in a woman's body, including stretched abdominal muscles, excess skin, and sagging breasts. Mummy makeover surgery can help restore a more youthful and pre-pregnancy appearance by tightening abdominal muscles, removing excess skin, and enhancing breast shape and volume.
Enhanced self-confidence: Pregnancy and childbirth can profoundly impact a woman's self-esteem and body image. Mummy makeover surgery can help boost self-confidence by improving physical appearance and restoring a sense of femininity. Feeling more comfortable and confident in their bodies can positively impact a woman's life.
Combining multiple surgical procedures in a mummy makeover can be more time-efficient than undergoing individual surgeries separately. This approach minimises the number of surgeries and recovery periods required, allowing women to achieve their desired results more efficiently. Additionally, some women may find it more convenient to undergo one comprehensive procedure rather than scheduling and recovering from multiple surgeries.
The results of a mummy makeover can be longevity, especially when combined with a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a stable weight. While the body will naturally continue to age, the improvements achieved through surgery can endure, providing lasting benefits.
It's important to note that mummy makeover surgery is a major surgical procedure and requires careful consideration, proper planning, and consultation with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. Each person's situation and goals are unique, so discussing your concerns, expectations, and potential risks with a qualified surgeon is essential to determine if a mummy makeover is a correct choice for you.
* Breast enhancement: Lifts, augmentation, or reduction
* Tummy tuck: Addressing loose skin and muscle separation
* Liposuction: Removing stubborn fat deposits
* Body contouring: Sculpting your figure for a balanced appearance
* Consultation process and individual assessment
* Discussing your specific goals and concerns
* Personalised surgical plan for optimal results
* Combination of procedures to address multiple areas
* What to expect during the recovery period
* Tips for a Smooth and comfortable recovery
* Post-operative care instructions
* Long-term maintenance and enjoying lasting results
After mummy makeover surgery, many patients experience discomfort, swelling and bruising. The potential risks of the surgery include haematoma, infection, loss of skin, wide or lumpy scars, loss of sensation in the lower abdomen and upper thighs, persistent pain, and Seroma (an accumulation of fluid beneath the skin. Your surgeon may use drain tubes left in place for a short period after surgery to reduce the risk of a seroma; however, sometimes, your doctor may need to drain a seroma during your follow-up). DVT (deep vein thrombosis – a blood clot in the veins of the leg), PE (pulmonary embolism – a blood clot in the lungs) and dog ears (folds of tissue at the end of a scar). The scars from this surgery can also be asymmetrical.
You must discuss your expectations with your surgeon.*Individual Results May Vary.
Your well-being is our priority. Aset Hospital will provide a comprehensive and personalised aftercare package for your treatment. In the unlikely event of a complication directly related to your surgery, we would provide or arrange further surgery and treatment at no extra cost for up to 1 year.
While mummy makeovers are becoming more popular, and we regularly carry out the procedure here at ASET Hospital, it's an important, life-altering decision. A decision never to be made lightly.
Before surgery, we conduct thorough consultations and health checks to ensure your health and well-being remain intact. Ready to learn more about a Mummy Makeover? To request your consultation, fill out the form (on the side of this page) or call our practice at 0151 426 4777. Aset Hospital is based in Liverpool, Merseyside, UK and has national and international clients.