Am I good candidate for a mummy makeover?
Not every woman is going to be a good candidate for the mummy makeover. You should be in good overall health, without any underlying medical conditions. You should have realistic expectations from the surgery.
It is important that you are at or very close to your ideal body weight. Any great fluctuations in your weight, in either direction, can impact the results of your surgery. Liposuction and other cosmetic procedures are not suitable replacements for healthy weight loss.
You should also be finished with growing your family. Subsequent pregnancies can return your breasts and tummy to the condition that they were prior to your mummy makeover.
What will a mummy makeover do for my tummy?
Most of the body changes that pregnancy brings with it take place on the stomach. The skin stretches to accommodate the growing little one, and often the abdominal muscles can tear away. This can result in the appearance of loose and saggy skin on the stomach after pregnancy. No workout is going to get that skin to snap back into your taut pre-pregnancy shape. The abdominoplasty procedure can remove that excess loose skin, restore your muscles and give you that flat tummy you’re longing for.
What will a mummy makeover do for my breasts?
Both pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter the shape, size and position of your breasts. You may have sagging breasts, with loose skin. Both pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to breast size increasing, but see a decrease in volume once you stop breastfeeding. A mummy makeover can restore lost volume with implants, and lift your breasts to a more youthful position.
If your breasts are on the larger side, you may benefit better from a breast reduction and lift. During your consultation, you will learn about which of the breast procedures we offer can best benefit you.
What should I expect from a mummy makeover recovery?
Every patient recovers at her own pace. You should expect to be out of work, recovering, for between 10 to 14 days. Expect to experience some discomfort during the first postoperative days, along with some stiffness in your tummy and tightness across your chest. Pain management options will be discussed so that you are as comfortable as possible during your recovery.
You should limit your activities during the first two postoperative weeks. This includes lifting your children and working out. You should have the help of a family member, so that you can still meet the needs of your family.
By the sixth week of recovery you should be cleared to return to your normal routine and activities.
Will I have significant scars after surgery?
Scars are always going to be a factor with surgery. Your surgeon will take steps to minimise scarring, with well-placed incisions. Proper postoperative incision care will help to minimise the appearance of your scars.
How much does a mummy makeover cost?
There are a number of factors that can impact the cost of your surgery. You may struggle to find exact numbers listed online. By law surgeons are prohibited in posting a schedule of surgical fees.
Prior to getting a complete breakdown of costs, you will need to have a consultation that allows your surgeon to discuss your goals with you.
The costs of your surgery will be tailored to your individual cosmetic goals. Some of the factors impacting costs may include some of the following.
- The techniques used during surgery
- The complexity of your individual case
- Costs of the anaesthetist
- Hospital fees
- The costs of breasts implants
- Follow-up appointments
- Compression garments and medication costs
The best way to find out what your final costs for the mummy makeover will be is to book your consultation with Allure Clinic.