Last updated on October 30, 2023
Are you a mom looking to regain your pre-baby body? If so, then you may have heard of the two surgical cosmetic procedures known as a mummy makeover and a lower body lift. These treatments are often confused, as they both involve the removal of excess body fat and skin, and they’re used to restore the shape and tone of the body. If you’re specifically interested in targeting your abdomen and breasts, you may want to prepare for a mummy makeover. But if you’re looking to address loose skin and excess fat in your lower body, a lower-body lift may be a better option for you. It’s important to consider the differences between the two procedures before deciding which is best for achieving your desired results.
What is a Mummy Makeover?
A mummy makeover is a combination of procedures that are tailored to each individual patient. These procedures are usually a breast augmentation or lift, a tummy tuck, liposuction, labiaplasty, and a butt lift. The mummy makeover is ideal for moms looking to restore their pre-baby body shape, tone, and size, especially in their abdomen, thighs, and breasts.
What is a Lower Body Lift?
A lower body lift, on the other hand, is a surgical procedure that tightens the skin and underlying muscles in the lower abdomen, buttocks, hips, and thighs. It removes excess fat and skin, and repairs and reshapes the body to improve the lower body’s shape and contour. This treatment is generally for mothers who are looking to reduce sagging in their lower body, restore the body’s natural contours, and improve their overall figure.
Mummy Makeover vs Lower Body Lift: Benefits & Risks
Both mummy makeovers and lower body lifts can help you restore your pre-pregnancy body shape and appearance. However, each procedure has its own benefits and risks that should be considered.
Benefits and risks of a Mummy Makeover.
- improved body shape and appearance,
- improved breast shape and volume.
- Tailored to your individual needs
- potential complications from the individual treatments (discussed at your appointment)
- bleeding, and
Benefits and risks of a Lower Body Lift
- improved lower body shape,
- smoother contours,
- toned appearance.
- Recurrence of loose skin or fat,
- bleeding, and
Although both mummy makeovers and lower body lifts can be used to improve the shape and size of the body, they are two different procedures and should be treated as such. Mummy makeovers are tailored to each individual patient, while lower body lifts are designed to improve the overall look and feel of the lower body.
Choosing the Right Procedure for You
When deciding between a mummy makeover vs lower body lift, your choice should be determined by your individual needs. If you are looking to address loose skin and stubborn fat in your abdomen, breasts, and thighs, then a mummy makeover may be the best option for you. However, if you are looking to address loose skin and excess fat in your lower abdomen, buttocks, and thighs, then a lower body lift may be the right procedure for you
It is important to consult with a Consultant Plastic Surgeon before deciding which procedure is right for you. A qualified professional (such as our friendly surgeon at Breast & Body Clinic) will be able to discuss your goals, examine your body and provide you with the information needed to make an informed decision.