Emerging from pregnancy and breastfeeding is a remarkable achievement for every mother. However, for many, their post-baby body can take away from the joy of childbearing. Saggy breasts, loose skin, stretch marks and tummy fat can greatly impact a woman’s self-esteem. Keeping fit as a new mum is essential, but it’s all too easy to neglect your own needs to meet the needs of your little one.
With the Mummy Makeover, you can transform your pregnancy body and restore a youthful and energetic appearance. The extensive surgical procedure combines techniques such as the Tummy Tuck, breast enhancement (Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation or Breast Reduction) and Liposuction.
You will learn about what’s involved in the Mummy Makeover and the possibilities of this cosmetic surgery. We discuss the recovery process and how you can ensure the best results from your procedure.
What’s involved in the Mummy Makeover procedure?
The benefit of Mummy Makeovers is that they combine several surgical techniques to give you the perfect post-pregnancy body. Commonly, the Mummy Makeover includes a Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction and abdominal muscle repair. Sometimes, your cosmetic surgeon uses non-invasive body contouring techniques to supplement the aesthetic surgery. Contact Ms. Elena today to inquire about body contouring options as part of the Mummy Makeover.
What results can you expect from a leading plastic surgeon?
With over 20 years of experience in transformative plastic surgery, Elena Prousskaia has the skills to restore your pre-pregnancy body. As a mother with an extensive background in breast reconstructive surgery, she is perfectly qualified to shape the perfect body for you. View her work for yourself in the transformations gallery.
Uncover your perfect pre-baby body with the Mummy Makeover
The woman on the left has oversized, sagging breasts with mild asymmetry. She also has excess skin and tummy fat. On the right is her post-surgery body with a tight, flat stomach and perky, symmetrical breasts.
The woman on the left has deflated breasts, excess skin, and tummy fat; the correction on the right shows a flat, firm stomach and full, round breasts.
The woman on the left has excess skin and tummy fat and asymmetrical breast implants from a previous procedure. Elena Prousskaia replaces the old breast implants to correct shape, symmetry and size. The patient also now has a flat and firm abdomen.
The woman on the left has sagging breasts and excess skin on her stomach. The patient undergoes a breast lift, breast reduction and tummy tuck to achieve a toned and youthful figure.
How long until you can see the results of the Mummy Makeover surgery?
After such an extensive surgery, you will need plenty of recovery time to allow your new body to heal. At your four-week follow-up appointment, Elena will discuss your recovery progress and the possibility of incorporating additional movement into your routine. By this time, your implants from your Breast Augmentation will have settled, and you will be able to stand straight after your Tummy Tuck. However, it may take 8-12 months until your body has completely recovered from the procedure.
What can affect your surgery results?
We’re all built differently, so the results from your procedure will not be the same as another’s. However, some factors can impact the outcome of your procedure.
Your age could affect your recovery time and risk of scarring. Collagen (the most abundant structural protein in the skin) levels drop as we age, affecting our ability to smoothly heal from a surgical incision. Visit a specialist Mummy Makeover surgeon for the most discreet scarring.
Your weight may impact your final cosmetic outcome. If you have a BMI of 30 or above, you may be at a greater complication risk with the Mummy Makeover. Your surgeon combines the Tummy Tuck and Liposuction to remove excess sin and fat from the midsection. Still, there are limits to the weight loss possibilities.
As with any surgery, the more significant the changes, the greater the risk of complications. You need to be confident in your plastic surgeon before going ahead with such a transformative procedure. Read about how to choose the best Mummy Makeover surgeon. You should also be committed to maintaining the results of this drastic intervention – prioritise the following for lasting aesthetic results:
How can you make the results from your Mummy Makeover last?
Diet and exercise are crucial if you want to maintain the results of your surgery. After 8-12 months, you should be cleared for exercise by your plastic surgeon. Make sure to include aerobic exercise and resistance training, particularly focus on strengthening your abdominal muscles. You may be able to incorporate gentle activity prior to eight months, but always follow your surgeon’s recovery guidelines. Read our Mummy Makeover recovery timeline for more information on when you can begin exercising.
Your diet is important during your recovery and beyond. While you cannot exercise (during the first six weeks), you can go for long walks and manage your calorie intake is also important. Avoid consuming more than 2000 calories daily to maintain a healthy body composition. Incorporating protein-rich and nutrient-dense foods into every meal/snack will help you stay healthy and satiated.
Family planning is also an important consideration for your long-term cosmetic results. You can have children and breastfeed after the Mummy Makeover procedure. However, a subsequent pregnancy could reverse the plastic surgery results. You may want to wait until you finish having children before getting the Mummy Makeover and consider birth control to avoid another pregnancy.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can you use before and after transformations to your benefit?
Find ‘before’ photos where the physical characteristics match your own. For example, suppose you have smaller breasts or darker skin. In that case, you can visualise the plastic surgery possibilities on existing patients with similar features.
How many sizes do you go down after a Mummy Makeover?
Most women will drop a couple of sizes after the Mummy Makeover, but this will depend on your new breast size, your starting weight/size and whether you had a mini tummy tuck. You may not lose weight with breast augmentation surgery. Meanwhile, it’s normal to experience abdominal swelling for several months after surgery. We recommend waiting until you’ve fully recovered before assessing your new figure.
How much does a Mummy Makeover cost in the UK?
The cost of the Mummy Makeover varies depending on the extent of your procedure. Read our pricing guide or advice on paying for your procedure to learn more.