The impact of pregnancy on your body can be drastic, making changes to your breasts and stomach, as well as leaving stubborn pockets of fat and baby weight around your body.
A mummy makeover is a holistic plastic surgery procedure designed to help address all of these issues, making multiple aesthetic improvements around the body. This article details the preparation needed for your mummy makeover and some tips for helping you ensure the best possible outcomes.
To take advantage of the many benefits a mummy makeover can bring, book a consultation with Dr. Omar Tillo, the CREO Clinic’s double board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Tillo has performed countless successful mummy makeovers for women with a variety of needs and desires as well as many other plastic surgery procedures. He will work tirelessly to achieve the dramatic aesthetic improvements you deserve.
What To Expect During a Mummy Makeover?
In general, a mummy makeover surgery takes between 4–6 hours in total. There is some variation depending on the combination of surgeries you choose. In most cases your surgeon first performs liposuction, then breast augmentation and finishes with a tummy tuck.
The downtime from a mummy makeover depends on your surgical combination (if you do tummy tuck and breast augmentation or breast lift, for example) and the extent of the area being treated. Generally, you can expect to return to most activities between 4-6 weeks (light exercise should be possible after approximately 5 weeks) and return to more strenuous exercise after 2-3 months.
What to Do Before a Mummy Makeover?
To create the ideal circumstances for your mummy makeover to achieve the best results, you should aim to to keep a few important things in mind.
Be Near Your Goal Weight
Try to be as close to your goal weight as possible before your mummy makeover, as this is the best way to ensure that weight loss or weight gain in the future doesn’t negatively affect your results.
For excisional surgeries like mummy makeovers and tummy tuck surgery, your BMI should be below 30. You can use our BMI calculator to find out whether you are suitable for surgery.
Maintain Good Health Practices Upcoming to the Procedure
Maintaining healthy practices in the run-up to your procedure is an extremely good idea. Being in good health minimises the possibility of complications, so if you have any health issues that concern you, be sure to discuss them with your surgeon in advance of your mummy makeover.
In the run-up to your surgery, you should abstain from smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol for 4 weeks, as alcohol can interact negatively with your anaesthesia and the nicotine in cigarettes can constrict blood vessels, affecting the flow of oxygen to your tissues. This lack of oxygen can affect the tissues ability to heal and can create issues with scarring.
Prepare Time for Recovery and A Quiet Space
Your downtime will be easier if you have the necessary free time and a peaceful place to for your mummy makeover recovery. Make sure you give yourself enough time off work to recover without the extra stress of pending tasks, and create a comfortable, calm environment in which to pass your time.
Have a comfortable chair ready for the daytime and plenty of soft, cosy bedding to ensure ample rest when you need it. Getting regular sleep is a crucial part of your recovery.
Pre-plan Meals and Other Necessities
Recovery from any major surgery, like a mommy makeover, tummy tuck or a breast lift, requires a healthy, balanced diet to provide the nourishment and energy your body needs. Prepare a list of the meals you are going to eat over the course of your recovery well in advance to guarantee this. If you are inexperienced at meal preparation and would like some help, consult a nutritionist for help creating the perfect meal plan.
Additionally, any other necessities you may have should be prepared in advance — whether that is medicine, house supplies, or entertainment (books, films, etcetera). Make sure everything you need is close at hand.
What Not To Do Before A Mummy Makeover?
Here are a few important things not to do in the buildup to your mummy makeover:
Do not take blood thinning medications
Medications that thin the blood should be avoided from 2–4 weeks before your mummy makeover, as they can create complications during surgery.
Smoking can cause problems during surgical procedures as well as during recovery. Try to avoid smoking or secondhand smoke in public or private settings.
Alcohol can affect your reaction to anaesthesia and should be avoided in the lead up to your mummy makeover.
Stop taking oestrogen contraceptives/HRT
You will need to stop taking these medications four before surgery to prevent blood clots.
How Will A Mummy Makeover Affect Me?
If you are experiencing the various impacts childbirth can have on your body, such as excess, inelastic skin, breast drooping or diastasis recti, a mummy makeover can drastically improve these issues, creating long-lasting, transformative changes to your physique.
A mummy makeover procedure is a bespoke plastic surgery and must respond to your specific needs. A chat with an attentive, experienced surgeon should give you a clearer idea of which surgeries are most likely to address your particular issues.
Schedule a Consultation
To pamper yourself with the transformative mummy makeover, book a consultation with Dr. Omar Tillo, the CREO Clinic’s renowned body contouring surgeon.
Dr. Tillo has performed countless successful mommy makeovers throughout his career, and will use his skill and expertise to create a personalised treatment plan that works to achieve your unique body goals.