The drastic alteration in women’s bodies following pregnancy and childbirth or significant weight loss often results in women choosing to undergo a series of surgeries to restore their pre-pregnancy figure.
The ‘mummy makeover’ combines different cosmetic surgeries in one comprehensive procedure, resulting in a dramatic transformation. Such a combination of surgeries requires a great deal of skill and attention to detail that few plastic surgeons hold.
As an expert in body plastic surgeries, Dr Tillo has spent his career specialising exclusively in cosmetic surgeries from the neck down. He has extensive experience in performing the combination of surgeries that comprise a mummy makeover, both together and separately.
Dr. Tillo designs and selects from an array of surgical techniques and technologies that safely contour and recreate the patient’s ideal results.
Surgery time4-6 Hours
Hospital time24 Hours
Full recovery4-6 weeks
What is a Mummy Makeover
A mummy makeover is a combination of surgeries that aim to restore women with their pre-pregnancy body or to contour the body after significant weight loss. Typically, this combination involves a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, and liposuction in order to reconstruct the areas of the body most affected during pregnancy. However, patients may wish to vary this combination according to their needs. For example, some patients may choose to have a breast lift instead of a breast augmentation.
Women are often left with deflated and saggy breasts after breastfeeding. A breast augmentation procedure corrects this cosmetic concern by reshaping and adding volume to the breasts, either through a fat transfer or by adding implants. You can discuss the most suitable approach for you during your mummy makeover consultation.
After childbirth, women are left with excess skin around the stomach and weakened abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, corrects both these issues by removing the excess skin and fat in the area and tightening the muscles in the abdomen. As a result, women can achieve a flatter and toned stomach with a stronger core.
Pregnancy often causes weight gain, which leads to the development of excess fat in several areas of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, and hips. Liposuction is a procedure that removes pockets of excess fat in targeted areas of the body. As a result, women can achieve a sculpted figure and regain their pre-pregnancy curves and contours.
Why Get a Mummy Makeover
A mummy makeover is a comprehensive procedure that offers many aesthetic and practical benefits for women:
- A mummy makeover contours multiple areas of the body that have been affected by pregnancy or significant weight loss. As a result, women can regain their pre-pregnancy bodies and obtain their ideal figures.
- A mummy makeover produces results in a short space of time that often cannot be obtained through diet and exercise alone.
- A mummy makeover allows women to combine the recovery time for all procedures.
- A mummy makeover is more cost-effective than undergoing each surgery separately.
Mummy Makeover Cost in London
In general, the price of a mummy makeover in London that combines a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction starts from £19,900.
A mummy makeover is a bespoke treatment, the cost of which varies depending on your surgical needs and the combination of surgeries you choose to undergo. During your consultation, Dr Tillo will discuss your concerns and examine the areas that you wish to contour, after which he will design an individualised procedure that incorporates the most suitable surgical techniques and technologies.
Mummy Makeover Procedure
A mummy makeover usually takes between 4-6 hours to perform. The exact procedure varies depending on the surgical combination you choose and the different surgical techniques being used. Dr Tillo will design and discuss a bespoke surgical procedure with you during a consultation. Typically, the surgeon first performs the liposuction surgery, followed by the breast augmentation, and finishes with the tummy tuck.
The recovery period varies depending on a range of factors such as your surgical combination and the size of the areas being treated. The tummy tuck is usually the most invasive of the three surgeries, and therefore takes the longest to heal.
In general, patients that undergo a mummy makeover with a full tummy tuck can expect to resume their normal daily routine 2-3 months after the surgery. Whereas patients that have a mummy makeover with the less invasive mini tummy tuck are able to resume most activities 4-6 weeks after the surgery.
Mummy Makeover Results
You will see the final results of your mummy makeover surgeries as the swelling in the affected areas dissipates. Typically, this takes around six weeks for all three procedures, with continuous improvements occurring over the next 12-18 months as the body continues to heal and the residual swelling gradually subsides. By this time, you will have enhanced breasts, a flatter and stronger abdomen, and a more contoured figure.
Mummy Makeover and Labiaplasty
A labiaplasty is a surgery that reshapes and reduces the size of the labia minora (the inner tissue of the vaginal folds). Pregnancy and childbirth often swells and stretches the labia minora, leaving women with excess tissue that protrudes outwards.
This can affect women both aesthetically and functionally as it can cause irritation when engaging in sexual intercourse, wearing tight clothes, and performing other activities. For this reason, women often choose to include a labiaplasty in their mummy makeover.
Mummy Makeover FAQ
Who is a good candidate for a mummy makeover?
During your consultation, Dr. Tillo will determine your suitability for a mummy makeover. In general, the procedure is suitable for most women who are in good health and who wish to contour their bodies following childbirth or drastic weight loss.
Does a mummy makeover include BBL?
A mummy makeover is a procedure that you can customise to deliver your ideal figure. Therefore, if you wish to enhance and reshape your buttocks with a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) surgery, it is a possibility that you can discuss during your consultation.
However, your surgeon may advise you to have the BBL procedure at a later stage as this will make for a more comfortable recovery, and there may not be enough time to safely perform all your chosen surgeries in one session.
When is the best time to get a mummy makeover?
The best time to get a mummy makeover is after you have stopped breastfeeding for at least six months, as this gives enough time for the shape and size of your breasts to stabilize. Furthermore, in order to maintain results, you should have the procedure after you have finished having children and reached your ideal weight.
Can I get pregnant after a mummy makeover?
Yes, a mummy makeover does not affect your ability to get pregnant in any way. However, any subsequent pregnancies may alter or reverse the results of your cosmetic surgeries.
Is a mummy makeover worth it?
A mummy makeover is a popular cosmetic procedure among women who wish to enhance and contour their bodies which often look saggy and deflated in certain areas following a pregnancy. Many patients consider this comprehensive procedure to be worthwhile as it contours multiple areas of their body in one session. Furthermore, it is an individualised procedure that we can customise according to the needs and desires of each patient.