A mummy makeover combines different cosmetic surgeries in one comprehensive procedure, allowing women to regain their pre-pregnancy body or to contour their body after significant weight loss. This procedure typically involves a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast procedure such as a breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction.
While some of the results of a mummy makeover are apparent immediately after the surgery, it may take up to 2-3 months for swelling to dissipate to show most of the final results, and improvements can still continue for up to one year as the body keeps healing.
In this guide, we will take a closer look at the longevity of mummy makeover surgery, including all the information you need to know about the ideal candidates for the procedure and how best to maintain your results.
If you’re interested in getting a mummy makeover in London, our body contouring surgeon at the CREO Clinic, Dr. Omar Tillo, specialises in this procedure. As one of leading surgeons in the UK, he will be able to design a bespoke treatment plan, providing you with accurate, long-lasting results. Contact us for more information.
What is the Goal of a Mummy Makeover?
The principal aim of a mummy makeover is to help restore women with their pre-pregnancy figure or to contour the body after drastic weight loss.
Through the benefits associated with breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction, the areas most heavily affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding can be treated.
What can a Mummy Makeover Help With?
A mummy makeover is a comprehensive procedure that provides a vast array of aesthetic and practical benefits for women. Explained below are some of the main reasons patients opt for the treatment:
- Saves time: The treatment is a time-efficient solution as it addresses several procedures in one (meaning less downtime for a busy mummy).
- Quick results: A mummy makeover produces results in a short space of time that often cannot be achieved through diet and exercise alone.
- Superior results: The combination of the procedures results in a synergistic effect that could not be achieved by one surgery alone or by other non surgical solutions out there. .
- Medical solution: Tummy tuck surgery can alleviate a wide range of medical concerns such as back pain and poor posture.
Who Should Get a Mummy Makeover?
In general, the mummy makeover treatment is best-suited for women who are in good health (with a healthy BMI) and who wish to contour their bodies following childbirth or significant weight loss. Your suitability for the procedure will be thoroughly assessed and determined during an initial consultation with Dr. Tillo.
The best time to get a mummy makeover is after you have stopped breastfeeding for at least six months following your final child. This allows enough time for the shape and size of your breasts to stabilise.
When Can I Expect to See My Mummy Makeover Results?
The results of a mummy makeover are immediately apparent after the surgery. However, it may take up to 2-3 months for the swelling in the affected areas to dissipate, allowing the final results of the treatment to become fully visible and feel natural.
Improvements continue to occur over the next 12 months as your body continues to heal and the residual swelling gradually subsides. By this time, you will have a flatter and stronger abdomen, well-enhanced breasts, and a more contoured upper body.
How to Maintain Mummy Makeover Results
The results of your mummy makeover can be permanent with the correct care. There are several steps you can take during the mummy makeover recovery process to ensure optimal, long-lasting results. Listed below are some of the most important to keep in mind:
Get plenty of rest
Give yourself plenty of time to recover and follow your post-op instructions. Avoid returning to your daily routine and exercise too quickly as this can lead to post-surgical complications that may affect your results.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight
It is essential to maintain a good, healthy weight following surgery as major fluctuations can impact your results. Make sure you eat a diet full of fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins, while participating in regular physical activity to keep your muscles strong and defined. Working with a nutritionist can help with this.
Protect your incisions
Try to keep your surgery incisions protected and away from direct sunlight during the healing process. Failure to do so can cause the scars to both darken and thicken – making them more noticeable.
Wait until you’re finished having children
Getting pregnant after a mummy makeover can alter or reverse the results of your procedure. Therefore, it is advisable to only commit to the treatment once you are no longer planning future pregnancies.
Schedule a Consultation for a Mummy Makeover in London
For further information on mummy makeover surgery and the aftercare process, contact the CREO Clinic to schedule a 1-on-1 consultation with Dr. Tillo.
With extensive experience performing all types of mummy makeover surgery, he has the skills and expertise to customise the procedure according to each patient’s specific requirements to produce optimal results.