Mummy Makeover in Manchester
A Mummy Makeover Surgery is a common name for a combination of breast operation with tummy tuck. The effects of pregnancy, childbirth and breast feeding can be different for each individual. A surgical treatment can help in getting back the confidence. Mummy makeover generally involves a breast enlargement or breast uplift or both and a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. These are performed mostly to improve post pregnancy changes. This procedure has substantially increased in popularity. A full tummy tuck removes skin and fat from the abdominal area and tightens the six pack muscles and might involve liposuction to the flanks to give better shape. A mini tummy tuck is a good option if there is not a lot of excess skin to remove, and the patient is interested in minimising a bulging lower abdomen. A mummy makeover procedures gives the advantage of getting most of post pregnancy changes addressed and minimising the recovery time and getting back to pre-pregnancy shape.
Benefits of Mummy Makeover
Help women to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies and confidence.
- Improve shape or size of breasts.
- Removal of excess abdominal skin and fat.
Tightening the tummy wall muscles.
- Increased satisfaction with the overall body contour and shape.
After pregnancy, the lower abs, or rectus abdominus muscles are stretched and the laxity may remain, emphasizing a lower abdominal bulge. The mini tummy tuck is a popular option for women seeking to return to pre-pregnancy abdominal firmness. A tummy tuck is also a good option for men looking to reduce excess tissue after weight loss or even gastric bypass surgery.
The mini tummy tuck generally has a smaller incision than the full tummy tuck, and the patient recovery time is quicker. The procedure for a mini tummy tuck involves a small incision above the pubis, and liposuction or body contouring is usually performed to remove excess fat. The lower abdominal muscles are tightened, and the belly button must be unattached and reattached. Today, there are "signature" belly buttons being advertised, such as "The Rodeo Drive" belly button. This provides a tighter, flatter belly button post surgery. Once the contouring is complete and the muscles tightened, a small flap of skin is lowered to meet the incision point, and the resulting scar can be as small as 2 inches.
Preparing For Your Mummy Makeover Manchester Surgery
The first step for all of our patients is to meet with the surgeon. At the consultation you will be able to discuss with your surgeon what your hope to achieve from the procedure, as well as discuss in detail what may or may not be possible given your existing anatomy. Our Surgeon will take you through the various combinations of procedures available and most suitable for you.
The majority of the Mummy Makeover require a general anaesthetic. You should ideally stop smoking 6 weeks prior to surgery and stop taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements before surgery. You may need preoperative tests prior to surgery, which we will arrange if requireds.
Post Operative Activities
- Normal daily activities like driving etc are allowed after the first week.
- Body exercises can be starts from the 6 week onwards.
Is a mummy makeover major surgery?
Yes, mummy makeover is considered to be a major cosmetic procedure because it includes multiple surgeries during one operation and takes time for the body to fully heal. Mummy makeover takes intense planning and preparation on the part of the plastic surgeon and the patient. Most of the women are concerned about recovery time it takes. For this, your surgeon we'll discuss what you can expect when recovering from a mummy makeover, including the amount of time to take off work and how much time it will take to recover.
What can a mummy makeover procedure help?
A mummy makeover surgery empowers a mom as it helps you in attaining a contour body figure and a healthy, glowing skin. It helps in restoring lost volume to breast, correct breast due to sagging, tighten abdominal muscles, restore lost volume or shape in the buttocks, reduce enlarged nipple length due to pregnancy or breastfeeding. This can be achieved effectively by the combination of surgical as well as a non-surgical procedure, including Vaginal rejuvenation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, facial rejuvenation, and additional skincare treatment.
Is mummy makeover right for you?
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many mothers cannot naturally achieve their desired body through diet and exercise. Mummy makeovers are designed to prevent the physical effects of childbearing. Every mummy makeover is different as every woman’s body and their lifestyle is unique. There are many plastic surgery procedures to help restore a mummy’s post-pregnancy body.
Mummy makeover is a combination of surgeries involving the breast, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs designed to restore the body to its original contours and appearance prior to childbearing. The procedures typically involved are breast reduction, breast augmentation and breast lift, a tummy tuck and liposuction. Most often a mummy makeover combines a tummy tuck with breast surgery to address the main areas affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding. You may like to see above pre and post-operation images which can help you visualise your results before making a final decision.
How long is mummy makeover recovery?
The recovery time after a mummy makeover will depend on the details of your surgery, including which procedures were performed, as well as how closely you follow your surgeon's postoperative guidelines. In a number of cases, when tummy tuck or other major body lifting procedures are performed, patients need to take at least 2–3 weeks off of work after surgery. For less extensive procedures, patients may be able to return to work after about 1–2 weeks. However, strenuous physical activity – such as heavy lifting, straining, and exercise will still be off-limits for up to 4 - 8 weeks.
Dr. Siddqui will carefully monitor your healing progress and determine when you can safely resume your normal daily routines, including returning to work. Most patients are considered fully recovered after 3–4 months, but the final results of mummy makeover surgery can take about 6–12 months to develop as the residual swelling resolves and the tissues settle completely.
Here is a rough estimate of the recovery time for the most common procedures:
Breast lift and/or augmentation – back to work within a few days, six weeks before lifting or strenuous exercise.
Liposuction – back to work the next day, six weeks before lifting or strenuous exercise.
Tummy tuck – back to work after about two weeks, at least six weeks before lifting or exercising
When can I exercise after mummy makeover?
Rest is a crucial component of the healing process. In the first several days after surgery, patients should focus on resting. Women need to listen to their bodies and be patient. However, light walks around the house (such as to and from the bathroom) are essential for promoting healthy circulation and minimizing the risk of postoperative complications.
Here is a general timeline on expectations for exercise after mummy makeover surgery:
In the first couple of weeks, light walking promotes healthy circulation and the healing process, while reducing the risk of blood clots.
3 – 4 weeks after surgery, patients can add more exercise into their routine. Strenuous forms of exercise should be avoided, but light versions of yoga or walking are acceptable.
6 – 8 weeks post-op, patients can return to regular exercise once cleared by Dr. Siddiqui.
Though it takes a few months to be fully recovered, most mummy makeover patients return to a relatively normal routine within a month. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor and take medications as prescribed, wear compression garments, attend follow-up appointments, and know how to exercise after mummy makeover surgery.
If you would like to learn more about a mummy makeover, including breast augmentation, breast lift, a tummy tuck, or other body contouring methods, schedule an appointment with plastic surgeon Dr.Siddiqui. You can contact our surgeon at the BreastAndBody clinic in Manchester, Chester or Preston, call at 07787 331122, or you can book an appointment by filling out the booking form. We offer the latest in advanced cosmetic techniques and treatments to ensure that every patient gets the results they deserve. We also offer video consultations with Dr. Siddiqui, so start your journey to a better body today.
What are the risks of having a mummy makeover surgery?
Adverse Reaction to Anesthesia
Risks Associated With Smoking
Infection and Delayed Healing
Please contact us for price which will be based on procedures included in the surgery.