Mummy Makeover Surgery, Cheshire & Manchester, UK

 Treatment Time:

2 – 2.5 hours

Hospital Stay:

One Night

Walking:

Day one

Bathing:

Showers after 3 days, no bathing until healed.

Driving

3 weeks

Exercising:

8 weeks

Aftercare

Sports Bra for 6-8 weeks

Time Off Work:

2 weeks for sedentary roles

A Mummy Makeover is the term described for a number of procedures which are designed to return a woman to her pre-preganancy body.

They are a combination of a Breast Augmentation/Reduction/Uplift, 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 cup size, correct asymmetry or replace any volume which is sometimes lost after pregnancy. It is the ideal procedure for ladies who are unhappy with the present size of their breasts. It is sometimes combined with a Breast Uplift (Mastopexy).

 

The Results:

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.

Reviews From Patients

``Had a great experience with Reflect``
“Had a great experience with Reflect. I was so nervous but was made to feel at ease. I was able to call whenever I wanted and no question was a silly one. Dr Lambe was amazing it took me years to find the courage to go through with it and now I just wished I’d done it sooner! The hospital was amazing and staff were amazing. Wouldn’t think twice about recommending  “
ChristinaWest Didsbury
``Brilliant!!``
“After having 3 children my boobs were sadly lacking their bounce and started facing south.  My tummy was a mess too with really baggy skin around my knicker line so I always had to wear baggy clothes to cover it up which made me feel like Bagpuss.  My friend recommended her Surgeon who had done a fantastic boob job on her. After Christmas, I decided enough was enough and had two consultations with Mr Lambe so that I knew what I was letting myself in for. I can honestly say that my boobs are now nice and high, my tummy is flatter and I now have my waist back.  I’ve bought myself loads of new clothes which suit my new figure and I feel like a new woman!”
JudeManchester


 

FAQ About Mummy Makeover Surgery

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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 breast and tummy areas after bearing children and even after rigorous diet and exercise regimes there often remain some areas that cannot be improved which affect a woman’s confidence and self esteem. After all the rigours of pregnancy, child birth and breast feeding, Mummy Makeover surgery is most frequently carried out on the breast and tummy areas. All the options for surgery are employed in order to restore a pre baby body appearance. For some a Breast lift (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 the patient desires. 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. No amount of exercise will correct this. In addition to these operations, other procedures that can be done at the same time include liposuction and sometimes facial surgery such as upper eyelids (Blepharoplasty). Liposuction can be used to treat many different areas but the more frequently treated zones are around the flanks and the outside of the thighs. Liposuction tends to be a treatment I use to finesse the end result and requires you to wear a pressure garment for a period of at least 5 weeks after the Mummy Makeover operation to maximise the end result.

Given that more then one operation is done at the same time I recommend that you stay in hospital for 2 nights as you may need a little more time to get mobile and will need some support from family and/or friends in the first few days post operation. It is important to have some help at home as you will be fatigued easily and you will benefit from practical support to do the basic activities such as shopping and cooking. If you have young children at home, it may be an idea to enlist help from family and friends in the first few days after you come home. It is, however, very important that you keep yourself mobile in order to reduce the risk of a blood clot in the legs and lungs as this is a particular risk after multiple surgeries and spending a longer time in the theatre. I recommend that you spend at least 15 minutes on your feet every 2 hours, except when you are sleeping! You will need to allow for some time off work and of course how long depends on the type of job you do. For an office-based job you can return to work in approximately 3 weeks or perhaps work some reduced hours after 2 weeks. If you have a more active and physical job, then it may help to be moved to a less active role for a short time while you recover.

As this requires you having multiple procedures 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 be contraindicated. 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.

I will review you in the clinic 10-14 days later and remove the dressings and inspect the wounds. If all is well then you will usually have a much lighter dressing applied and then a plan to review your progress in about 4 weeks and then 3 months time. It is important in the post operative period to avoid anything rubbing or pressing on the wounds and so I ask that you wear a soft and supportive sports bra with no under wiring until I am happy that all wounds have settled nicely.

A breast reduction reduces the size and weight of ladies breasts using a carefully planned pattern of scarring. The nipple is often sitting in a low position in ladies who have larger breasts and this is also lifted at the same time to create a pleasing natural appearance.
It is not possible to promise a cup size but Mr Lambe will do his very best to produce the size and shape of breasts you desire. There are limitations to what can be achieved and this will be discussed fully with you consultation.
Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) is a very rare cancer that MAY be associated with breast implant capsules. Approximately only 3 in 100 million women in the US are diagnosed per year. The relationship between breast implants and ALCL is unclear and is currently under investigation.
For an uplift you can usually be a day case. For a reduction, depending on the size of the reduction, you may need to stay overnight in the hospital and you should arrange for someone to pick you up the next day.
Generally you will need to have some help with shopping and childcare for the first week at a minimum as it is advisable not to lift anything heavy while your wounds are healing.
You should wear a supportive sports bra with no underwiring after your surgery as the wiring can rub in wounds and cause them to break down. Front fastening bras are often easier to use after surgery so you are not stretching behind you.

If you have any cause for concern after your surgery such as dressings being soiled or increasing pain and redness, then you should contact the hospital on the number provided on your discharge notes. Mr Lambe will also review you in the clinic 2 weeks after surgery and remove your dressings and check the wounds are healing nicely.

Unfortunately, breast feeding is highly unlikely to be possible after this surgery.
You will need a private consultation to discuss your personal requirements as everyone is different.