How Should I Sleep After A Mummy Makeover?

How To Sleep After Mummy Makeover

The main benefit of a mummy makeover, also called a mommy makeover surgery, is its comprehensive approach to transforming the body after pregnancy and breastfeeding. By combining a breast lift or augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction, the mummy makeover package can address a host of aesthetic concerns. 

In order to effectively recover from a mummy makeover, the body needs adequate rest. Therefore, it is crucial to find a comfortable sleeping position that allows you to recuperate the energy needed for healing. This article will explore the best sleeping positions and offer advice on how to optimise your recovery.

To ensure the best results from your mummy makeover, choose your practitioner carefully – opt for a surgeon with the right expertise and a proven track record of producing safe and satisfying results. The CREO Clinic’s Medical Director, Dr. Omar Tillo, has performed countless successful mummy makeovers over the course of his career, and his skill and experience is evident in the excellent reviews provided by his patients.

Contact the CREO Clinic today to book an initial consultation with Dr. Tillo for your mummy makeover.

5 Tips For Sleeping After A Mummy Makeover

An important part of your mummy makeover recovery is to create the best conditions for your body to heal, which means making sure you have regular and plentiful sleep. Here are some tips for optimal sleeping throughout your recovery:

1. Sleep in a Recliner

Lying flat after your mummy makeover can be uncomfortable, so sleeping on a recliner chair or propped up against extremely soft pillows in a reclined position can be the best technique for avoiding unnecessary stress when getting in and out of bed, and generally getting a good night’s rest. Having your upper body slightly elevated while you sleep will put less strain on your abdominal muscles when you get up in the morning. The cosier it is, the better. Prepare all the blankets and pillows you need to ensure your reclining set up is as gentle as possible on your body.

2. Sleep On Your Back

An important step to take in preparation for your mummy makeover is to begin sleeping on your back before your surgery in order to get used to sleeping this way during your recovery. After your surgery, sleeping on your back alleviates pressure on your abdomen and chest, which gives your incisions better conditions for healing. You may also wish to prop your arms up under two pillows to avoid rolling onto your front while you sleep.

3. Avoid Drinks Or Food That Disrupt Sleep

Drinks that contain stimulants such as coffee, tea, or certain soft drinks should be avoided so as to not disrupt sleep patterns. You want to feel tired at the end of the day so that you can drift off promptly and create as regular a bedtime as possible.

4. Incorporate Light Daily Movement

In the first few days after your surgery it’s vital to do some very light exercise like brief walks around the house or garden, slowly building into longer walks as your recovery progresses. This slow transition into gentle exercise will help improve blood flow and circulation to reduce the risk of blood clots, and will help you sleep comfortably and more easily in the evening.

5. Follow All Post-Op Instructions

Your surgeon will provide a list of instructions for you to follow after your mummy makeover, these will include steps for making yourself comfortable getting in and out of bed, maintaining personal hygiene, and taking a course of painkillers or antibiotics, where necessary. Taking these instructions seriously will help smooth along your recovery process and help you get a good sleep at the end of the day.

Mummy Makeover Procedure

The mummy makeover consists of four main treatments that can be combined in one surgery (performed in the following order): liposuction, breast augmentation or breast lift, and a tummy tuck. Patients opting for a full mummy makeover can also undergo fat transfer to the hips as an additional treatment – this adds a natural curve and fullness, helping sculpt an hourglass figure and reduce the appearance of ‘hip dips’.

Breast Augmentation

There are three main types of augmentation:

  • Fat transfer – Uses liposuction to harvest fat from areas where it is in excess. The fat is then purified and injected under the skin of the breasts to create a natural looking enhancement.
  • Breast implants – An incision is made either under the creases of your breasts, in the underarm area, or beneath the nipples, depending on the type of implant used. The implant is then inserted via the incision and positioned appropriately.
  • Composite breast augmentation – Uses both implants and fat transfer. The transfer of fat allows greater control over the shape of the breasts for natural-looking results.

Breast Lift

There are four main types of breast lift: a crescent lift, periareolar lift, vertical (lollipop) lift, or an inverted-T (anchor) lift. Each technique uses different incisions and has different effects. While the techniques may differ, the principle is the same – in each lift, Dr. Tillo excises a section or sections of the skin, then joins the gap left by the excision, thereby tightening up the skin and giving your breasts a natural-looking lift.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Depending on the severity of lax skin, you may require a mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck. In a mini tummy tuck, one incision is made along the bikini line to remove lax skin, whereas in a full tummy tuck a second incision around the belly button is made in order to allow for the removal of a greater quantity of lax skin. 

Another important benefit of a full tummy tuck is the treatment of diastasis recti, the separation of the abdominal muscle that can occur after pregnancy. Dr. Tillo will bring the separated muscle back together and tighten it back up, permanently reinforcing your core and reducing the visible bump that diastasis recti can sometimes create.


The procedure for liposuction can vary slightly depending on the type of technology used. Power assisted liposuction (PAL) inserts motorised cannulas under the skin to loosen fat in target areas before it is removed via vacuum – this is the preferred technology to use when the fat is being repurposed for fat transfer. 

Fat Transfer

In order to create a more contoured silhouette, fat removed during the liposuction part of your mummy makeover will be transferred to your hips. The effect of this is to help sculpt the hips and thighs and address ‘hip dips’– small indentations that can occur naturally as we age or fluctuate in weight.

Schedule Your Consultation at the CREO Clinic Today

Book a consultation today with Dr. Omar Tillo, the CREO Clinic’s body contouring specialist. He will use his wealth of experience to design a personalised mummy makeover plan to address your aesthetic concerns post-pregnancy whether they are on your upper body, lower body, or both.

With Dr. Tillo as your surgeon, you know you are in the hands of an experienced practitioner, one who will prioritise your safety and your well-being as well as high-quality outcomes for all cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures.

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