A “full mummy makeover” is a term used to describe a combination of cosmetic procedures that aim to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy body shape and appearance. The exact procedures included in a full mummy makeover vary but commonly include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation or lift, liposuction, and other body contouring procedures. The goal is to help women feel more confident and comfortable with their bodies after pregnancy and childbirth. It’s important to note that a full mummy makeover is a personal choice and should only be considered after a woman has fully recovered from pregnancy and childbirth and has consulted with a qualified plastic surgeon.
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Compared with a standard mummy makeover, a full makeover includes the following procedures combined into one operation:
- 360 Liposuction
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Breast lift (mastopexy)
- Fat transfer to the hips (lipofilling)
Full Mummy Makeover – procedure combinations
The recovery time after a full mummy makeover is longer compared with a standard mummy makeover due to the surgically invasive nature of the procedure, with four procedures combined into one operation.
360 liposuction, also known as circumferential liposuction, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat from the waist and hips to create a more defined and contoured silhouette. Unlike traditional liposuction, which typically focuses on one specific area, 360 liposuction addresses fat deposits around the entire waistline to achieve a smoother, more proportionate appearance. The procedure is often performed under general anaesthesia and may involve several small incisions to allow for the insertion of a thin tube called a cannula, which is used to suction out the fat. Recovery time can vary, but most patients are able to return to normal activities within a few weeks.
Abdominoplasty commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck,” is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen to create a flatter, more toned appearance. The procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia and involves making a horizontal incision low on the abdominal wall, through which the excess skin and fat are removed. The abdominal muscles may also be tightened to create a more defined and toned appearance. In some cases, a second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove additional skin and fat. Recovery time varies, but most patients are able to return to normal activities within a few weeks.
Breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that raises and reshapes sagging or drooping breasts to create a youthful and more perky appearance. The procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia and involves removing excess skin and repositioning the breast tissue to create a higher and firmer breast contour. The areola and nipple may also be repositioned to a more youthful position. In some cases, breast implants may be used in conjunction with a breast lift to enhance volume and improve shape. Recovery time varies, but most patients are able to return to normal activities within a few weeks.
Fat transfer to the hips
Fat transfer to the hips is a cosmetic surgery procedure that uses excess fat from one area of the body to enhance the size and shape of the hips. The procedure typically involves liposuction to remove fat from areas such as the abdomen, thighs, or flanks, which is then purified and reinjected into the hips to create a fuller, more rounded appearance. Fat transfer to the hips is often performed under general anaesthesia. Recovery time can vary, but most patients are able to return to normal activities within a few days.
What are the risks of a full mummy makeover?
A full mummy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that can have various risks and complications, just like any other surgery. Some of the potential risks and complications include:
- Anaesthesia risks: There is a risk of complications associated with general anaesthesia, such as breathing difficulties, allergic reactions, and adverse reactions to medications.
- Bleeding: There is a risk of excessive bleeding during or after surgery, which can lead to infection and other complications.
- Infection: All surgical procedures carry a risk of infection, which can lead to prolonged healing, scarring, and other complications.
- Poor healing: Some individuals may experience slow healing or the formation of unsightly scars.
- Numbness or sensitivity changes: There may be temporary or permanent changes in sensation in the treated areas.
- Asymmetry: Uneven results, such as asymmetry in size or shape, can occur with any cosmetic surgery.
- Revision surgery: In some cases, additional surgery may be required to achieve the desired results or to correct any complications.
It’s important to fully understand the potential risks and complications before undergoing a full mummy makeover and to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon at Centre for Surgery to ensure that you receive safe and effective care.
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How many sizes can I drop with a mummy makeover?
The number of sizes that can be dropped with a mummy makeover varies from person to person and depends on several factors, including the amount and location of excess fat and skin, the individual’s body type and weight, and the specific procedures performed. During a mummy makeover, a combination of procedures such as tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast surgery may be performed to address specific areas of concern. Still, the overall goal is not to necessarily drop a specific number of sizes, but rather to restore a more aesthetically pleasing and proportionate shape to the body. It’s important to have realistic expectations which will help to determine the most appropriate and effective procedures for your individual needs and goals.
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Is a full mummy makeover worth it?
Whether a full mummy makeover is worth it depends on individual factors, goals, and expectations. A mummy makeover can help restore a more aesthetically pleasing and proportionate shape to the body after pregnancy and childbirth, but it’s important to have realistic expectations and understand the potential risks and limitations of the procedures involved. It may be worth it for some individuals who are unhappy with their appearance and who feel that the benefits of surgery outweigh the potential risks and limitations. However, others may prefer to pursue non-surgical alternatives or lifestyle changes to achieve their desired results. The best way to determine if a full mummy makeover is right for you is to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon at Centre for Surgery in London. At our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic, your surgeon can evaluate your individual needs, goals, and anatomy and provide you with personalised recommendations.
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