Pregnancy and breastfeeding can result in significant changes in a woman’s body. The weight fluctuations during pregnancy can cause loose skin, stretch marks, and increased fat in the abdomen. It can also stretch the muscle layer which often does not return to normal afterwards. Breastfeeding can also result in enlarged nipples, skin sagging, and the loss of breast volume. For women who want to get their pre-baby bodies back, a mummy makeover can help. This group of procedures helps achieve well-defined and youthful body contours.
Dr Cope will walk you through the options available to get you back to the body you want. He will also tailor a package that will best suit your specific needs.
Whatever your concerns, here in Sydney Dr Cope will work with you to achieve your desired results. This will make you feel like your old self again and regain confidence in your body’s appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your body type and goals may be different from other patients. Therefore, the total costs associated with the procedure may also vary. This will depend on the following factors:
- Cost of breast implants
- Cost of compression garments
- Cost of medical tests
- Length of stay in the hospital
- Operating time
- The complexity of your procedure
- The number of procedures needed to achieve your desired results
- The type of your procedure
- Your anaesthetist’s fee
- Your surgeon’s fee
Most insurance companies will not cover the costs of this surgery since it is a cosmetic procedure. This means that it is performed to improve the appearance of a certain body part.
During your consultation, we will give you a detailed and personalised breakdown of the total costs of your mummy makeover procedure.
During your mummy makeover consultation, we will assess your general health to determine if you are a good candidate. In general, we recommend the procedure for women with:
- Stable weight
- Realistic expectations and a positive outlook
- Body changes related to pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Good physical and mental health
Mummy makeover procedure is also ideal for women who are not planning to have any further children in the future. If you get pregnant again after your surgery, it can affect the results of the procedure.
The procedure can address unwanted changes in different body parts such as:
The recovery time will depend on the type and number of procedures you had. In general, you should wait at least 10 days (four to six weeks for tummy tuck) before resuming your normal activities.
Scarring is an expected outcome of any surgery. However, these scars heal very well and lighten over time. Our Sydney Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Cope uses the most advanced techniques to ensure that the incisions are well hidden.
To ensure optimal results, we recommend that you should wait at least three to six months, but ideally one year after breastfeeding. This gives the breasts and tummy enough time to adjust to their new natural position.
To reduce the risks and complications associated with mummy makeover procedure, we recommend that you should adhere to the following instructions:
- Arrange for someone who will help you with your house chores and daily activities.
- Avoid taking supplements or medications that can increase your risk of bleeding or bruising.
- Drink a lot of water.
- Eat healthy foods.
- Inform your surgeon of any medication you are taking.
- Reduce alcohol consumption.
- Stop smoking at least six weeks before your procedure.
- Try to achieve a stable weight.
To speed up your recovery after your surgery, you should:
- Apply ice packs on the operated site.
- Avoid heavy lifting and other strenuous exercises.
- Avoid stressful situations.
- Consult with your surgeon immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Perform regular wound care.
- Wear support bra or compression garments regularly.
In most cases, it is combined with other surgical procedures to achieve better results. This also shortens the recovery time. During your consultation, Dr Cope will recommend which procedures will best suit your body type and goals.
After your mummy makeover surgery, you will have some swelling, bruising, and redness. You will also experience pain in the incision sites. Any discomfort you may feel can be easily managed with oral pain medications. Application of ice packs on the operated site can also help reduce discomfort.