Mum, have you ever thought about getting a mummy makeover? It’s a great way to restore your confidence and feel better about yourself. A mummy makeover generally consists of a few different procedures, such as a tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, breast enlargement and liposuction. If you’re interested in learning more, keep reading!
Who can benefit from a mummy makeover (mommy makeover) procedure?
A mummy makeover in the UK (also known as a mommy makeover in the USA) is perfect for any mum who wants to improve her appearance after pregnancy, having a baby and breastfeeding. Even if you’ve been diligent about working out and eating right, it can be challenging to eliminate certain problem areas. A mummy makeover can help you achieve the results you desire.
We recommended that at least six months have passed since you’ve given birth and finished breastfeeding before considering a mummy makeover. You must be giving your body time to recover from pregnancy and delivery.
Individuals with a healthy diet and lifestyle yet are struggling to get rid of stubborn fat and skin stretched out due to pregnancy may be ideal candidates for mummy makeovers. The mummy makeover helps patients achieve their pre-pregnancy body goals.
Ideal candidates should
- Be in good physical health
- Have realistic expectations for the results of their surgery
- Be at or near their ideal body weight
- Be done having children
- Not smoke tobacco products
What BMI do you need?
You require a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or less. However, some surgeons may be willing to perform the surgery on patients with a BMI up to 35. If you are significantly overweight, we often advise losing weight before surgery which helps reduce your risk of complications, ensuring you get the best possible results from your mummy makeover.
What are the different procedures involved in mummy makeover surgery?
Several procedures or surgeries carried out simultaneously make up a mummy makeover. The most common procedures are listed below:
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. It can also tighten the muscles in this area, giving the skin more tone.
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy surgery, is a surgical procedure that lifts and reshapes the breasts. Breast Lifts are often required after pregnancy and breastfeeding because the breasts can become saggy.
Breast augmentation is often part of the treatment plan since the breast has lost volume after breastfeeding. Mr Ahmad can recommend breast implants that suit the look you desire, which will affect the cost of breast surgery.
Vaser Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from specific body areas, such as the thighs, hips, and abdomen.
During your consultation, Mr Ahmad will spend time finding out and understanding your desires whilst ensuring setting expectations.
What to expect at your consultation with Mr Ahmad in the UK?
At your mummy makeover procedure consultation, you will meet with Mr Ahmad (who has worked in various clinics and hospitals across the UK) to discuss the goals you hope to achieve through surgery. Mr Ahmad will perform a physical examination taking measurements. He will then develop a customised treatment plan to help you reach your desired results.
During your consultation, be sure to ask any questions about the mummy makeover procedure or recovery process. Mr Ahmad and his team are dedicated to ensuring his patients are fully informed and comfortable with their decision to move forward with surgery.
Where does Mr Ahmad have consultation clinics?
Mr Ahmad has clinics conveniently located in Truro, Cornwall, Harley Street, London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Exeter. Please reach out here to book your consultation.
How much does it cost for a consultation?
Depending on the location, the entire consultation process costs £75 – £100. Mummy makeover procedures are customised to meet an individual’s desires, and it is essential to get this right and for Mr Ahamd to fully understand your situation and desires.
What’s included in consultation with Mr Ahmad?
A mummy makeover consultation takes around 60 mins. Here’s what to expect.
Physical Examination ensures that you are a good candidate for surgery and helps Mr Ahmad understand your goals.
Measurements & Customised Treatment Plan – this is created specifically for you and your surgery, taking your unique anatomy, desired results and lifestyle.
Personalised Cost Estimate outlines the proposed mummy makeover procedures and associated costs.
Pre-Operative Instructions – given to help you prepare for surgery and ensure a smooth recovery
Risk & Complications explained – as with any surgery, risks and potential complications are involved. Mr Ahmad thoroughly explains possible risks and complications. Mr Ahmad can usually minimise any specific risks identified during the consultation with certain changes to the proposed surgical plan or changes to your lifestyle.
Time to ask questions – you will have plenty of time to ask any questions you have about the mummy makeover procedure or recovery process.
If you are having a breast augmentation, Mr Ahmad will often use 3D software that shows what your new breasts will look like, helping to visualise the results and set expectations.
The consultation process is essential; you will have full access to our patient coordinators, that have an excellent standard of care and the reviews to prove it! They are there to answer any questions that pop into your head between the initial consultation and the procedure.
What are the benefits of the Mummy Makeover procedure?
There are many benefits to getting a mummy makeover. Some of the most common benefits include:
Improved Appearance: One of the most apparent benefits of a mummy makeover is an improved appearance. If you’re unhappy with your post-pregnancy body, lost confidence or need help getting your old body shape back, a mummy makeover can help you achieve your desired look.
Boosted Confidence: Another great benefit of a mummy makeover is that it can boost your confidence. After having children, it’s common for women to feel self-conscious about their bodies. A mummy makeover can help you regain confidence and feel better about yourself.
Improved health: In addition to enhancing your appearance, a mummy makeover can also improve your overall health. Procedures like liposuction and tummy tucks can remove excess fat from the body, improving health.
What results can I expect after mummy makeover surgery?
It’s also important to have realistic expectations for your mummy makeover results. Remember that this is not a weight loss surgery; it helps individuals achieve a more aesthetically pleasing body shape after pregnancy and childbirth. If you want to lose a large amount of weight, weight loss surgery may better suit you.
How long does a mummy makeover take to heal?
The mummy makeover recovery process varies from person to person. However, there are some general things that you can expect.
Most mummy makeover procedures require a two-night stay in the hospital
During the first few days after your surgery, you will likely feel tired and sore. You may also have some pain, swelling, and bruising. Mr Ahmad will prescribe pain medication to help you manage any discomfort.
Recovery times vary depending on the individual and the procedures you’ve had carried out. However, most people take approximately two weeks before they feel well enough to return to work and normal activities, and it often takes up to six weeks before you feel your old self again.
Swelling from the procedures can take several months to subside entirely, and bruising around the procedure areas will eventually fade. It usually takes six months for your incisions to heal and for the full results of your procedure to be visible.
During your recovery, it’s essential to follow all of your surgeon’s instructions, which ensures you heal quickly and minimise the risk of complications.
It’s also essential to plan for someone to help you out at home during the first few days after your surgery. You will likely need help cooking, cleaning, and caring for your children.
How long does the surgery take?
The mummy makeover surgeries are typically completed on the same day and usually take 3-4 hours. However, the length of the surgery depends on the number and type of procedures you have.
What are the risks associated with surgery?
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved with mummy makeover surgery. However, these risks are typically rare and can be minimised further by choosing an experienced and qualified surgeon like Mr Ahmad.
Some of the potential risks associated with mummy makeover surgery include:
- Blood clots
- Poor wound healing
- Anaesthesia risks
- Numbness or nerve damage
Before undergoing a mummy makeover surgery, discuss all potential risks and complications with your surgeon. Discussing the procedure will ensure this is right for you and you understand fully what’s involved and what to expect before, during and after surgery. You can also find out in more detail about Mummy Makeovers on our procedure page, we answer lots of FAQs.
Mr Ahmad is the UK’s leading mummy makeover surgeon and holds consultation clinics every week in Truro, Harley Street, London, Birmingham, Exeter and Cardiff.
Contact us here to book your consultation or further information and start your journey to your post-baby body today.