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Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift

tummy tuck and breast lift

Medically reviewed by Mr. Omar Tillo MD, MS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast)

Combining a tummy tuck and a breast lift can craft a comprehensive transformation of the upper body, adding contours to the abdomen and giving the breasts a fuller and perkier appearance. In this article, we will discuss both plastic surgery procedures, as well as the benefits of undergoing the tummy tuck and breast lift together, often referred to as a ‘mummy makeover’. 

Tummy Tuck

An tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a popular cosmetic procedure where excess abdominal skin and fat are removed. It can also involve the tightening of the abdominal muscles that can become weakened from pregnancy, among other factors. Overall, this procedure helps to tone and flatten the stomach while strengthening the core. 

Benefits

A tummy tuck is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure, among both women and men, due to its numerous benefits. Firstly, many patients enjoy the aesthetic appeal of a flatter and more contoured abdomen. Repairing muscle separation is also possible during a tummy tuck, meaning that any associated health issues, such as chronic back pain and urinary incontinence, can be resolved.

Before and After

Cost

The price of a tummy tuck starts at £8,900. Following a thorough consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr Omar Tillo, you will be provided with the exact cost breakdown of your bespoke tummy tuck procedure.

Procedure

For a traditional tummy tuck, the procedure is performed under general anaesthesia or sedation and typically takes 3 hours. This time will vary if you get other types of this procedure like a mini tummy tuck. Your tummy surgeon will begin by making an incision along the base of the lower abdomen and around the belly button. After this, depending on the amount of lax skin removed, the belly button may be repositioned to create a natural finish.  

Recovery

Most patients are able to recommence light, daily activities, and return to work two weeks after their tummy tuck. However, patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities for the first 8 weeks after your plastic surgery. Patients will also need to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and further contour their abdomen as they recover. 

Results

Immediately after your tummy tuck surgery, you will be able to appreciate your noticeably slimmer stomach as the excess fat and skin will be gone. However, you must wait until all of the swelling has subsided before you can fully appreciate your newly contoured tummy, which can take up to 6-12 months.

Breast Lift

A mastopexy, commonly known as a breast lift, is a cosmetic surgery to lift and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue. Many women choose to undergo this procedure to address sagging as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

Benefits

This breast surgery can be a great way to create the illusion of fuller breasts with a perkier appearance. This can help the chest to appear more youthful and contour the overall figure. A breast lift also helps to alleviate any skin irritation under the breasts. Overall, this procedure can help women feel more confident in their bodies.

Before and After

Cost

At the CREO Clinic, the cost of a breast lift starts from £8,500. The exact cost will be determined following a 1-to-1 consultation with our surgeon, Dr Omar Tillo, where you will be provided a full price breakdown of the procedure tailored to your individual needs.

Procedure

A breast lift is typically carried out under general anaesthesia and takes 2-3 hours to complete. Incisions are usually made along the areolas or breast crease, depending on the extent and direction of skin laxity. After excess tissue is removed, any incision sites are closed using stitches. 

Recovery

After a breast lift, you may experience side effects such as soreness and swelling, which should dissipate over the first few weeks after your plastic surgery. Typically, patients are able to resume most daily activities, including a return to work, two weeks after your plastic surgery. However, you should wait until six weeks have passed before exercising.

Results

After this plastic surgery, you will immediately notice that your breasts feel tighter and appear higher than expected. However, in the months following your plastic surgery, as swelling dissipates, you will be able to appreciate your newly shaped and lifted breasts.

Benefits of a Mummy Makeover

Your body goes through a lot during both pregnancy and breastfeeding. As such, many women choose to comprehensively contour their physique by combining a breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. This is commonly referred to as a ‘Mummy Makeover’. In addition to these procedures, a mummy makeover may also includes other surgeries like a breast augmentation. 

Overall, a mummy makeover comes with several key benefits:

Reduced Procedure Time

Patients undergoing a mummy makeover with a tummy tuck and breast lift benefit from a shorter amount of time spent in surgery compared to having each individual surgery separately. This is of great benefit to patients who have a busy schedule and can’t arrange several separate days in surgery.

Reduced Cost

The price of a mummy makeover, including a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast lift, is estimated at £19,900, a cheaper alternative than undergoing all three surgeries separately. As the procedures included in a mummy makeover can be complemented by other treatments, such as a breast augmentation, the exact cost depends on the package decided at consultation.

Reduced Recovery

By undergoing multiple procedures like a tummy tuck and breast lift at the same time, patients can benefit from a combined, shorter recovery time, making a mummy makeover a time-effective way to undergo a whole upper body transformation.

Reversed Effects of Pregnancy and Nursing

A mummy makeover helps to reverse the effects of pregnancy on the upper body. 

A tummy tuck can help to remove the excess skin left over from pregnancy, as well as tighten the abdominal muscles that can become damaged during pregnancy and childbirth. This can help to alleviate associated health issues such as back pain and urinary incontinence. Overall, this procedure can help to reverse the effects of pregnancy by flattening and contouring the stomach.

A breast lift can help to correct sagging caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding, creating a pre-pregnancy, youthful and perkier appearance.

Schedule a Mummy Makeover Consultation with CREO Clinic Today

If you are looking to undergo plastic surgery to achieve your pre-pregnancy body, a mummy makeover package may be ideal for you. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr Omar Tillo, specialises in the art of body contouring surgeries, personalising procedures to patients’ individual needs. 

Contact us today to book a 1-to-1 consultation with Dr Tillo, and find out how a mummy makeover can restore your upper body to a pre-pregnancy figure.

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