Patient Care – Mummy Makeover
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Mummy Makeover Review
Mr Lambe has changed my life. I lost weight post pregnancy and was left with an apron and extremely heavy drooped breasts. My mummy makeover has given me confidence in my body again and I can now go into any shop and pick anything from the rails. Mr Lambe oozes an indescribable trust. I felt like I had known him all my life. I truly can’t thank you enough, you’ve given me my life back!
Mummy Makeover What to Expect
2 – 2.5 hours
From Three Weeks
From 8 Weeks
From One Day
Showers after 3 days, no bathing until healed
Sports bra for 6 -8 weeks
Time off work
2 weeks for sedentary roles
Before & After Results
What is a Mummy Makeover?
A Mummy Makeover is the term used to describe a number of procedures which are designed to return a woman to her pre-pregnancy body.
They are mostly a combination of a Breast Augmentation/Reduction/Uplift, a Mini or Full Tummy Tuck and/or Liposuction to areas such as the Saddle Bags which can be stubborn and difficult to shift by purely diet and exercise alone.
A Breast Augmentation, commonly known as a ‘boob job’, involves placing implants in the breasts to increase your cup size, correct an asymmetry or replace any volume (especially in the upper part of the breast) which is sometimes lost after pregnancy.
The results are usually great and the majority of women are delighted with their new shape. It is normal for the breasts to be a little swollen after the operation and it can take a number of months to see the final results.
Silicone implants have been extensively investigated and found to have no association with any diseases. we use high-quality implants from reputable companies.
MUMMY MAKEOVER CASE STUDY
Jill*, 43 from Bristol
Questions at Consultation
- that she had completed her family and
- she was otherwise in good health.
The decision to NOT have any more children in this instance is very important as if you have the surgery and then have another pregnancy then this can undo the benefits of both the breast surgery and/or tummy tuck surgery and you would in effect be starting again with any more cosmetic surgery procedures if more changes were to occur after pregnancy and motherhood.
The question about good general health is particularly important too, as having surgery on multiple areas requires a patient to be in good health in order to have a smooth and safe post-operative recovery.
Mummy Makeover Options
A Mummy Makeover consultation takes time as there are different options to discuss for improving the “mummy tummy” and the breasts. The most frequently performed operation to improve the tummy is a full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) as this is the best procedure to tighten the skin above and below the tummy button and also allows me to tighten the underlying muscles which can become stretched apart during pregnancy.
Breast Surgery Options
First Mummy Makeover Consultation
The Day of Surgery
I firstly went to see Jill to put her at ease and answer any last minute questions she may have had. She signed her consent for having the surgery and confirmed that she had read about the risks and complications and what to expect from her surgery. She was then looked after by my team of nurses before being wheeled into theatre.
Her surgery went well and all her wounds were dressed with a special surgical glue and then a special dressing, called a PICO, was applied to the breast wounds to ensure that they would heal without any problems. An abdominal pressure garment was applied in theatre and then Jill was nursed on the ward for the next 2 days.
Post Operative Care
After being discharged from hospital, her next appointment was made for her dressings to be seen after 7 days when I like to remove the PICO dressing. I then saw her again a week later to check on her progress and she was healing well. The pressure garment is kept in place for 6 weeks post surgery to help reduce any swelling and to improve the final shape. I saw Jill last week and she had an excellent shape and is delighted with her new body.
The scars are settling well and I prescribed some Kelo Cote scar gel to help mature the scars even sooner for her.
I now enjoy shopping for new bras and clothes again and I am delighted with my “new” body. My confidence has returned and I feel like I am back to feeling like myself again. Thank you.
FAQ ABOUT MUMMY MAKEOVER SURGERY
Below are some common FAQ’s about Mummy Makeover surgery.
What is the price of a mummy makeover?
All procedures at Reflect Clinic are unique to you as we all have different types of skin, unique shapes and our own individual aspirations.
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You should not have this procedure if
What is a mummy makeover?
A mummy makeover is the term given to a combination of procedures designed to rejuvenate a woman’s body after she has completed her family.
A number of women see big changes in their breasts and tummy areas after bearing children and even after rigorous diet and exercise regimes there often remain some areas that cannot be improved which can affect a woman’s confidence and self esteem. Mummy makeover surgery is where all the options for surgery are employed in order to restore a pre- baby body appearance.
For some ladies, a breast uplift (Mastopexy) alone may be enough but for other ladies it is perhaps a breast reduction and both of these procedures may utilise breast implants to achieve the right size and shape that you would like.
The tummy area is most often treated with a full abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. This is often preferable to a mini tummy tuck as it allows me to repair and tighten the layer of connective tissue that sits on top of the muscles. The tummy muscles (recti) can often become separated after childbirth especially after twins or a large baby. Unfortunately, no amount of exercise will correct this.
In addition to these operations, liposuction can be done at the same time and sometimes facial surgery such as upper eyelids (a blepharoplasty). Liposuction can be used to treat many different areas but the more frequently treated zones are around the flanks (outside of the thighs).
How long am I in hospital for?
Who should not have a mummy makeover?
As this requires you having multiple procedures under general anaesthetic (ie asleep) it is important that you are in good health to start with.
If you are on any medications that may affect your wounds healing, like steroids or immunosuppressants, then multiple operations at the same time may not be suitable for you.
If you are a smoker, or use a vape containing nicotine, then you should stop for at least 3 weeks pre-op and for at least 6 weeks post-op as it will have a marked impact on your ability to heal and increase your risk of blood clots and chest problems.
How long will I need help after surgery?
What bra should I wear post-op?
What should I do if I am worried post-op?
What about breast feeding?
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