Women’s bodies go through many physical changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Although motherhood is one of the most fulfilling experiences for a woman, it’s not always easy to reclaim your body afterwards, and the lasting changes to your breasts and abdomen often affect self-esteem.
The Mummy Makeover is a bespoke combination of cosmetic surgery procedures to rejuvenate and restore your figure.
Individually tailored body and breast surgery
Many women are left with stretched skin and lax muscles on the abdomen and drooping breasts, and enlarged nipples after pregnancy. Even adhering to a rigorous exercise routine and strict diet, reversing these changes can often be impossible.
A Mummy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures, depending on your unique concerns. This can include:
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, addresses loose skin. This is a common concern for mothers as the abdominal skin stretches to accommodate your growing bump. Your age, genetics and weight are all factors in how successfully your skin snaps back afterwards. The hormonal changes you undergo during this time can also affect skin elasticity as it can cause the skin fibres to weaken and relax.
Diastasis recti repair:
During pregnancy, the two muscles that run down the middle of your stomach separate as the uterus expands. This usually resolves itself in the first couple of months after giving birth, but if muscle separation persists, it is known as diastasis recti or rectus divarication. It can cause the stomach to appear rounded, and many women complain they still look pregnant. Physically, it can also result in lower back pain and a reduction in core strength. Diastasis recti repair is surgery in which these two muscles are sutured together, and it is often performed as part of a tummy tuck.
Breast augmentation with implants:
The breast enhancement is a popular Mummy Makeover procedure as it addresses the flat, deflated look that many women experience after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
A breast reduction:
The mammoplasty procedure is a highly satisfactory procedure for women who feel their breasts are too big for their frame.
The breast lift:
The breast uplift or mastopexy procedure is one of the most requested Mummy Makeover procedures as the breast skin stretches during pregnancy and breastfeeding and leaves the breasts sagging. The nipples can also change shape and size. The breasts are lifted, producing a more youthful, pleasing shape and position.
Stubborn fat deposits can be eliminated with liposuction during a Mummy Makeover to improve the contours of the abdomen and produce a more feminine silhouette.
The exact combination of body reshaping and breast rejuvenation procedures that will be undertaken will be determined during your consultation.
Mummy Makeover FAQs
Women who wish to address changes to the breast and abdomen caused by pregnancy, are fit and well and have realistic expectations from surgery are suitable for a Mummy Makeover.
Patients must be at least six months post-partum, as this allows your body to recover after pregnancy. Undergoing a Mummy Makeover does not prevent future pregnancies, but we recommend patients first complete their families to maintain their results.
It is best to be near or at your ideal body weight before a Mummy Makeover, as significant weight loss afterwards could lead to more sagging skin or drooping breasts.
The position of breast scars depends on the technique used. An incision may be made along the breast crease, around the areola and from the base of the areola down to the inframammary fold. Tummy tuck scars extend from hip to hip and are positioned just above the pubic area. There may also be an incision made around the belly button.
Liposuction scars are minimal and usually hidden in the body’s natural creases. All scars should continue to flatten and fade over the following twelve months.
There is typically a slightly more extended recovery period after a Mummy Makeover, which varies depending on the procedures performed.