Maternity is hard work…but once a young mother has time to look in the mirror again it is when she sometimes realizes that her body has changed. Loss of breast volume and shape after breast-feeding comes as an unpleasant surprise.
Some ladies lose a couple of cup sizes and end up literally with their breasts looking “empty”. After pregnancy tummy tissue has a tendency to weaken. The problem is related to skin, muscle and fascia weakness after being stretched.
In this page, we look at:
• Mummy Makeover Surgery After Pregnancy
• Why choose the Elena Prousskaia Clinic for your aesthetic surgery procedure
• What is a mummy make over procedure?
Mummy Makeover Surgery After Pregnancy
The typical concerns in postpartum recovery are about continuing being attractive to the partner and about coming back to pre pregnancy body image.
The body looks different with clothes off and patients frequently experience difficulties with fitting into their usual clothes. Some women feel like they have lost part of their femininity and confidence due these changes.
Why choose the Elena Prousskaia Clinic?
Elena is one of the UK’s most sought after aesthetic surgeons for her artistry, calm and friendly manner. Ms Elena Prousskaia has been carrying out aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures for more than 20 years. Elena trained for eight years in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and since then has held leading UK and internatal Fellowships to enhance her surgical skills.
As an NHS Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Southmead Hospital, she dedicated several years to complex microsurgical reconstruction and general plastic surgery. During this time at North Bristol Trust, she particularly enjoyed rebuilding patients giving them their body and confidence back. At present, Ms Prousskaia runs her own successful private practice performing full range of plastic and aesthetic surgery for face, body and breast. Elena Prousskaia consults in several clinics around the UK. Please see the ‘Our Locations’ tab in the menu for exact addresses or call us to discuss your closest location.
What is a mummy makeover procedure?
Combinations of tummy tuck, liposuction and breast surgery to restore breast and body shape can be done on the same day. In addition after giving birth many women would benefit from muscle divarication repair to correct bulging caused by the gap between the muscles.
In cases of severe bulging patient sometimes may benefit from ultrasound prior to surgical planning to check there is no hernia. To restore a youthful shape of the breasts sometimes just tightening the loose skin and breast tissue remodeling can be enough (called a mastopexy), but in many cases combining it with an implant gives the patient the desired volume & replace fullness.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Will I Know If A Mummy Makeover Procedure Is Right For Me?
Elena will help you decide on the right procedure after a conversation and examination in her clinic. She will talk you through all the intricacies of the surgery, offering advice on how best to prepare and how to look after yourself during the recovery period. Once you’ve gone home we’re always available for advice. The Elena Prousskaia Clinic prides itself on the quality of both its pre and post operative care so we’ll make sure you’re completely informed, relaxed and comfortable at all stages of the process.
What Does This Procedure Cost?
Please scroll down for more information on pricing.
What Can I Expect From A Consultation?
Elena always offers lengthy, detailed consultations so she can fully understand the aims you are requesting. Elena can then talk through the available options, results and after care as well as the operation itself. Following your initial consultation It is normal to have a second consultation, for you to ask any further questions, once you have had time to consider the different surgical options. After the decision is made, we will carefully prepare for your surgery. During this consultation, you will have a fully informed consent form instructing what to do before and after surgery for the best outcome.
What Would My Expected Results Be?
Elena prides herself on taking the time to truly understand a patient’s aims and discussing what result will work best given the patient’s body shape and size. Although good results are expected, the body is not symmetric and almost everyone has some degree of unevenness, which may not be recognized in advance. The more realistic your expectations as to results, the better your results will be in your eye. You will have at least two consultations with Elena where she ensures that she meets your expectations and she will always try to achieve your desired results. See our Gallery for results.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Mummy Makeover?
Typically, patients are able to stop medication in about a week and begin to stand straight in 2-4 weeks, You should avoid all sport activities, housework such as hovering, driving, dog walking for at least 4-6 weeks following surgery and any weight lifting or strenuous activities for up to 8-12 months following the surgery. Elena will talk you through all the intricacies of the surgery, offering advice on how best to prepare and how to look after yourself during the recovery period. The visibility of your scars will depend on the technique used and on the biological response of your body to surgery and healing. Generally, the scars after this type of surgery are almost invisible by the end of the year. Patients can benefit from taking four-six weeks off work, and after you have seen Ms Prousskaia for your four weeks, follow up you can discuss beginning a gradual exercise and other routine activities.
The total cost of the surgery will be confirmed after the first consultation.
The cost includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all post-operative visits. The initial consultation fee will be invoiced separately. The prices apply only at the time of publication and are subject to changes without notification.
Elena was recommended to me and as soon as I met her I felt entirely comfortable. Her explanations made sense in terms of expectations. Having made the big decision I did feel nervous but had absolute trust and confidence in Elena. I knew I was in the best hands. Elena's team is so supportive, my questions were answered with patience and understanding. My care at the McIndoe Centre was excellent. I am five weeks post op for abdominoplasty and liposuction and last week. Quite amazing to see the before and after pictures! I am so pleased that I was fortunate enough to meet Elena and have no hesitation in recommending her.
SM – Abdominoplasty & Liposuction
I have been both physically and mentally uncomfortable in my body since I was 12. I was born with ‘breast mutation’ and I first had surgery to correct this through the NHS at 16 years old. The surgery I have had with Elena, 17 years later, has removed the NHS implants, one of which had ruptured, and completely altered the shape of my chest. By doing this she has made me look and feel like a woman for the first time in my life. She is at all times quietly kind and fiercely adept. A true artist. She has surrounded herself with the most wonderful team and I cannot thank them all enough for the new lease of life that I have been given.
EG – Removal & Replacement of Implants
I have been self conscious for the whole of my adult life and I cannot express how much this surgery has changed things for me. Both mentally and physically. I highly recommend Elena. She supported me throughout my journey from start to finish. Elena is very particular which for me is really important. Elena really took care of me from initial consultation right through to surgery and aftercare.My scaring is minimal and I am absolutely over the moon with my results. Thank you Elena!
JB – Breast Reduction
Elena is an OUTSTANDING surgeon. I had PIP implants and was looking to have them changed. I knew Elena was the surgeon to help, she put me at ease and explained my options. The lovely ladies in her office were helpful, I wanted to get sorted asap, when an alternative date was available contacted me straight away. I received outstanding care from start to finish from Elena, her team and the hospital. The aftercare is amazing, nothing is too much trouble, can call any time. I was so relaxed, I knew I was in great hands. The final results are fantastic. Elena has worked magic and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so glad I found her. I can’t thank her and her team enough.
LMS – implant Removal & Replacement
Had surgery with Elena in September, I was extremely anxious about the whole thing, but Elena and her whole team, from admin to the hospital staff were amazing with me and reassured me throughout my journey. I can not recommend Elena enough, and she has changed my life for the better! Already saving for my next operation with her!