What is a Mummy Makeover?
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 surgery combines different cosmetic surgeries, typically a breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction, 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. Omar 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.
Contact the CREO Clinic today to book a consultation with Dr. Tillo and find out how a mummy makeover can be tailored to transform your body and restore your pre-pregnancy figure.
Quick Overview of Mummy Makeover Procedure
Surgery time4-6 Hours
Hospital time24 Hours
Full recovery12 weeks
What Procedures are Included In Mummy Makeover Surgery?
Mummy makeover surgery 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.
Women are often left with deflated and saggy breasts after breastfeeding. A breast augmentation procedure is a breast surgery that corrects this cosmetic concern by reshaping and adding volume to the breasts, either through a fat transfer or by adding implants.
Dr. Tillo is revered for his signature composite breast augmentation, where he combines implants with fat transfer to provide exceptional results.
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 great way to pamper yourself after the effects of pregnancy and childbirth have taken their toll. This surgical package is comprehensive in nature and offers a vast range of aesthetic and practical benefits for women:
- Comprehensively restores the pre-pregnancy figure by targeting multiple areas of the body.
- The tummy tuck procedure repairs muscle separation caused by pregnancy, alleviating associated medical issues like lower back pain.
- A breast augmentation gives the breasts more volume and enhances their shape.
- Liposuction targets stubborn fat deposits that can’t be treated with diet and exercise alone, adding definition to the body.
- Produces results in a short space of time.
- Combines the recovery time for all procedures.
- More cost-effective than undergoing each procedure separately.
Mummy Makeover Before & After
Visualising Your Results Before Surgery
Who is a Good Candidate for a Mummy Makeover?
A good candidate for a mummy makeover should:
- Be looking to contour and enhance areas of the body impacted by pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Be in good physical and psychological health.
- Be at their ideal weight. Use our BMI calculator to see whether you are a suitable candidate
- Have had their final pregnancy and be finished with childbearing, as future pregnancies can impact the results from surgery.
- Have realistic expectations of the results a mummy makeover can achieve.
Why Choose CREO Clinic for a Mummy Makeover?
The mummy makeover is the mother of all body transformation surgeries for women. For this procedure, you need a surgeon who understands the complexities of the female form, and how different surgical techniques can be employed to craft the pre-pregnancy figure.
The CREO Clinic is a specialist plastic surgery clinic providing expert-led cosmetic procedures to create exceptional results. Our medical director, Dr. Omar Tillo, is a master in the field of body contouring procedures and, having performed countless successful mummy makeovers, has mastered the surgical skills needed to perform this complex surgery.
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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.
For patients seeking to spread the cost of their mummy makeover, we offer a range of financing options via our partners, Chrysalis Finance.
Preparing for Your Mummy Makeover
In the lead up to your mummy makeover, you will need to take the following steps:
- Maintain a stable, healthy BMI
- Stop any oestrogen contraceptives or HRT four weeks before surgery to reduce the risk of blood clots
- Cease nicotine consumption four weeks before your mummy makeover to prevent complications
- Cut down your alcohol intake to ensure a smooth healing process
- Prepare for recovery and make your home comfortable
On the day of your surgery, our nurse will also ensure you are prepared for your mummy makeover and will perform any pre-surgical checks.
Mummy Makeover Procedure
A mummy makeover usually takes between 4-6 hours and is completed under general anaesthetic.
The exact procedure varies depending on the surgical combination you choose and the different surgical techniques being used. Dr. Tillo will design and discuss your options with you during your consultation and design a bespoke surgical procedure accordingly.
During a standard mummy makeover, Dr. Tillo first performs the liposuction surgery, followed by the breast augmentation, and finishes with the tummy tuck.
Mummy Makeover Recovery
The mummy makeover 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 feel able to return to most office work ten days after surgery. However, a full recovery will take up to 12 weeks, depending on the procedures chosen. After this, you will be able to resume streneous exercise.
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.
What Are the Risks of a Mummy Makeover?
Although the chance of complications is low, like any surgical procedure, a mummy makeover has some risks that you should be aware of:
- Poor healing and wound breakdown
- Fat necrosis or embolism
- Loss of sensation
Mummy Makeover FAQs
What are the benefits of a mummy makeover?
A mummy makeover can provide a comprehensive body transformation for women after pregnancy by contouring multiple parts of the body at once. In addition, a mummy makeover delivers quick and cost-effective results, with the downtime from each individual procedure condensed into one single recovery period.
Can a mummy makeover be completed in one day?
A standard mummy makeover consisting of a breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction can be performed in one single surgery. However, if you wish to perform other procedures, for example, a Brazilian butt lift, you will need to split the procedures into two different surgeries.
Will the results of my mummy makeover be permanent?
The results of a mummy makeover are permanent. However, you will need to maintain a stable weight to get the most out of your results, as major weight fluctuations can cause fat cells to swell or contract, and can cause lax skin to redevelop around the abdomen. The natural ageing process can also impact your results by causing lax skin to develop, meaning you may wish to undergo BodyTite to ‘top-up’ your mummy makeover results.
How soon after giving birth can I get a mummy makeover?
You will need to wait six months after you have finished breastfeeding before undergoing a mummy makeover. This is to allow enough time for the size and shape of your breasts to stabilise.
Will I lose weight from a mummy makeover?
A mummy makeover is not designed to be a weight loss procedure. Therefore, you should aim to be at your ideal weight prior to surgery to get the most out of your mummy makeover results. However, by removing the lax skin folds during your tummy tuck and fat cells during liposuction, you may find that a small amount of weight is removed accordingly.
What should my expectations be for mummy makeover results?
A standard mummy makeover will provide you with a more contoured upper body, with the lax skin around your abdomen removed and the excess, stubborn fat deposits removed. Your breasts will also be fuller in appearance if you have undergone a breast augmentation, thanks to the insertion of fat cells and/or implants.
Can I customise my mummy makeover?
A mummy makeover can be tailored according to your individual needs and the results you wish to achieve. For example, the breast augmentation part of a mummy makeover can be replaced with a breast lift or breast reduction if desired. On top of this, additional procedures can be added, though this may result in your procedures being split into two different surgical sessions.
Does a mummy makeover include BBL?
You may wish to add a BBL to a mummy makeover to contour the lower body as well as the upper region. However, you will need to split the procedures into two different sessions of surgery to ensure that you can recover safely and avoid ruining the results..
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 stabilise. 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.
Can I breastfeed after a mummy makeover?
A mummy makeover should not interfere with your ability to breastfeed. However, you will need to wait at least six months after breastfeeding to undergo the procedure to give the size and shape of the breasts. In addition, you should wait until after your final pregnancy before having mummy makeover surgery as further pregnancies and breastfeeding can greatly impact the results of your surgery.
Is a mummy makeover worth it?
Many patients are glad they’ve had this comprehensive procedure done because 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.
Will I need to wear a compression garment after a mummy makeover?
You will need to wear a compression garment for the first six weeks after mummy makeover surgery. This is to reduce any post-surgical swelling and minimise any associated discomfort.
How do I prepare my body for a mummy makeover?
There are several steps to take before your mummy makeover surgery to prepare. First, you will need to stop smoking four weeks prior to surgery and reduce your alcohol intake, as both of these substances can increase the risk of complications. You will also need to stop taking any hormonal contracepts or HRT four weeks prior to the procedure,
What are the alternatives to getting a mummy makeover?
A mummy makeover is the most effective way of contouring the upper body following pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, alternatives may include lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, or less-invasive surgical body contouring procedures, such as BodyTite.
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 skin and 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 and Thigh Lift
A thigh lift, or thighplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes loose skin and fat from the thighs to contour the area. The procedure is often combined with a mummy makeover as the thighs are another area that can be affected by pregnancy. By undergoing both procedures, both the upper and lower body can be contoured for a more comprehensive body transformation.