A mummy makeover is a tummy tuck and breast surgery performed during one procedure. Breast surgery can include breast reduction, breast lift (mastopexy), breast augmentation, and breast implant revision. The advantage of having a mummy makeover is that both procedures are performed together during a single operation. This allows us to address more than one issue at once and reduces the recovery time. Dr Broadhurst recommends waiting at least six months after your last child before seeking plastic surgery. It is also vital to ensure you have finished breastfeeding for at least six months prior to surgery.
What are the benefits?
Many women notice changes in their bodies after pregnancy. Although these changes are a natural part of childrearing, some women choose to undergo surgery to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. A mummy makeover is a common surgery after childbirth. It has tightening effects on areas that have been altered during pregnancy. The benefits of this surgery include:
- Less excess skin and fat on the lower torso
- Tighter abdominal muscles
- Enhanced breast shape with restored volume
- A more ideal body shape that mimics your pre-pregnancy figure
- Several areas of the body are improved at once
- High patient satisfaction rate
You should not seek body contouring surgery to act in the place of a healthy diet and exercise. Rather, it is best for women who want to address loose skin and fatty tissue that cannot be removed by natural means. Ideal patients are non-smokers and have kept a stable weight for the past three months.
Mummy Makeover with Dr Broadhurst
“I pride myself on the individual care and support I provide each of my patients. From your first consultation, I will work one-on-one with you to tailor a treatment plan to suit your unique body, fit your lifestyle and achieve the enhanced look you’ve been dreaming of.”
Your Initial Consultation
Before your mummy makeover surgery, you will need to have an initial meeting over the phone or via FaceTime. This appointment will help us find out if you are a good candidate and clarify your goals for surgery. Dr Broadhurst will ask questions about your medical history and assess your body to pinpoint the exact areas of skin and fat. You will discuss your specific concerns about your body as well as the outcomes you wish to gain from your breast and abdominal procedures. You should also bring up any past health issues, current medicines, and any past surgeries you have had. We will then be able to create a path for treatment that is suited to your needs. We can also outline what you can expect after the surgery and in the recovery period.
Your Second Consultation
Your second consult will be face to face at one of our Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, or Ballina locations. It will take place a few weeks prior to your surgery, at no cost to you. During this appointment, we will discuss your surgery in detail to ensure you are fully informed and confirm any final details. We will outline what needs to be done before and after the surgery so that you know what to expect.
Dr Broadhurst is here to answer any questions you may have. Ask our team any questions or concerns, no matter how big or small. Dr Broadhurst has extensive knowledge and experience in plastic surgery and will provide you with all the essential details for your mummy makeover surgery.
What to expect during your procedure?
Mummy makeover surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic in an inpatient hospital. The surgery will normally take between three and five hours, depending on which breast surgery option you choose. The most common breast surgery options are breast lift (mastopexy) and breast augmentation. Women who have had a caesarean birth also may need a scar revision. We can discuss which post-pregnancy body shaping options are best for you during your consultation.
This removes excess skin and reshapes the breast tissue to restore firmness, while raising the nipples and breasts. It tightens the breast skin to reduce sagging and give the breasts a lifted appearance.
The treatment enhances and increases the size of the breasts using implants. Patients can choose the size and shape of their implants to achieve their desired look.
This reduces the size of the breasts to help make them proportionate to your body. It can also reduce back and shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts.
The surgery replaces old breast implants with new ones. Although many patients need this for health reasons, some women choose to replace their implants due to a desire for a different shape or size.
This removes excess skin and fat to make the abdomen thinner, tighter, and firmer. This surgery also tightens the abdominal muscles to improve their function and restore separated muscles after pregnancy.
Your surgeon will use breast treatment and body treatment techniques to create your ideal body. Body contouring after pregnancy is different for every patient. As a result, the exact surgical methods will depend on your needs and goals, in line with the issues discussed leading up to your surgery.