A Mummy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that restore your before-pregnancy appearance. Plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures after pregnancy are geared towards the improvement of post-pregnancy changes to a woman’s body. Many mothers do not have the luxury of long recovery periods after surgery, so treatment plans are designed so that you can get back to family life and normal activities as quickly as possible.
Is this right for me?
If you are considering a Mummy Makeover, it is important that you are in good health. There are a variety of procedures that are involved in a Mummy Makeover and at Bella Vou we can help you find the ideal solution.
If you have been left with sagging skin and a distorted shape where once there was shape and symmetry, then a mummy makeover can help you look and feel better about yourself and help boost your self-confidence.
What does this involve?
A Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) is a plastic surgery procedure that removes loose skin and excessive fat from the lower abdomen, as well as tightening the abdominal muscles. This improves the contour, tone and function of the abdomen.
Frequently asked questions
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Many mothers do not have the luxury of long recovery periods after surgery, so treatment plans are designed so that you can get back to family life and normal activities as quickly as possible.
The overall recovery will depend on the extent of the surgical procedures that are required to address your concerns. Most wounds will take 2 weeks to heal but the overall strength of the wound will not be at a maximum until 4-6 weeks after surgery. You will be advised on your post-operative after care, following your surgical procedure(s).
Mummy Makeover procedure is an extensive procedure that can take 4-8 hours to complete. In order to determine if you are a suitable candidate for these combined procedures, we conduct a detailed review of your medical history.
If you have certain risk factors, we will split the procedures and stage them appropriately.
All post pregnancy surgery carries minimal risk; the risks of this procedure (though unlikely) are infection, bleeding, incision scarring and contour abnormalities. With the breasts, the risks are capsular contraction, deflation of implants (if they are used) and asymmetry, as well as the risk of blood clots or thromboembolism.
The best candidates for a Mummy Makeover procedure are women who have completed their family. This is because a tummy tuck involves surgical tightening of the abdominal wall and removal of abdominal skin. After a tummy tuck, these structures no longer have the same stretching. However, you can still have breast surgery and liposuction even if another pregnancy is a possibility for you.
For most women, in spite of dieting and very serious exercise, they find that loose skin of the abdomen will not tighten and the breast are smaller and have lost shape as a result of their pregnancy.
A combination of a Tummy Tuck and Breast surgery can often help these patients achieve the shape and look that enhances their feeling of well being and fitness.
As a mother, you sacrifice a lot for your children. You give your time to ensure that they have the love and attention that they need. You spend money to provide for their well being. You celebrate their successes and you are their support in their failures.
It doesn't end there, however. Many mothers also sacrifice the youthfulness of their bodies after pregnancy. Over time, they may gain weight, develop sagging skin, or lose fullness and attractiveness in some of their features.
Mummy makeover is a series of procedures—many of which can be conducted during the same surgical session— to restore youthfulness and vitality to your body.
Full recovery from a Mummy Makeover procedure is about 6 weeks. In general, you should be up and walking the day after surgery. By the end of the first week, you, should be up and walking around the house frequently. It will take approximately 2 weeks before you are comfortable enough to drive a car.
You may return to work after 2-3 weeks and resume your usual exercise routine after 6 weeks. Due to the tummy tuck and the fact that you had multiple procedures done at one time, the recovery period is significant. The use of painkillers should effectively control your discomfort so that you can move about and sleep as needed.
Post pregnancy surgery carries minimal scarring as incisions are placed discreetly and scars often progressively fade. Dependent on the natural pigmentation of your skin, they may fade to be nearly invisible. Generally, the scars are fine lines. If they heal too widely, it is possible to revise them at a later time to be a fine line.
The breast lift and reduction scars may be partly concealed under the breast, depending on the procedure performed. The breast augmentation scar is neatly concealed by its location under the breast.
The tummy tuck scar runs from hip bone to hip bone, but it is low on the abdomen, falling within the pubic hairline and underneath the underwear and swimsuit coverage area. Liposuction scars are tiny and tend to become invisible with time.
At Bella Vou we provide various payment options meaning you can spread the cost and enjoy a confident outlook at a price you can afford.
Prices start from £11,500.
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