Attention, mothers: it’s time to treat yourself! While you may have one of the toughest jobs on earth, you don’t have to let it take its toll on your body. Whether you want to get your old body back or finally have the body that you have always dreamt of having, a Mummy Makeover can be exactly what you need.
A Mummy Makeover at the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery is a customised group of cosmetic procedures performed by Dr Turner to give you exactly the body you want. You can remove unsightly fat, banish stretch marks, add volume to deflated breasts, and so much more.
Benefits of a Mummy Makeover
Everything changes after your have kids and your body is no exception. After having children, a mother’s skin elasticity, muscle tone, body and breast shape change. Of course, this can be a real source of frustration and a common reason why some women lose confidence in their appearance. Unfortunately, diet and exercise can only do so much.
A Mummy Makeover can transform your body and your self-esteem. When you visit our Sydney clinic, Dr Turner will have an in-depth conversation with you to create a customised treatment plan that will address your unique needs and desires.
Ready to learn more? Here are a few of the incredible benefits that a Mummy Makeover can give you.
- Reshape and sculpt your problem areas such as the thigh, arms, and stomach
- Achieve a defined and toned pre-baby body contour
- Improve your breast shape, size, and perkiness
- Define your waist, buttocks, arms, and legs
- Make your feel desirable and sexy again
- Improve your self-confidence
- Give you the freedom to create a customised dream body!
Ideal Candidate for a Mummy Makeover
The best candidates for a Mummy Makeover are non-smokers who are close to their ideal weight, in good general health, and don’t plan to have more children. While having a Mummy Makeover won’t affect any future pregnancies, those pregnancies will undo some of the benefits of the procedures performed.
Due to high risk and unpredictable results, Dr Turner does not perform any type of surgery on smokers or patients with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30. If you want to have a procedure done, it is essential to lose weight in advance and commit to not using any nicotine (including gum, patches, and vaping) for at least six weeks before and 12 weeks after your operation.
What to Expect from a Mummy Makeover
There is not one standard type of Mummy Makeover. The procedure is totally customisable and Dr Turner will create a treatment plan that is catered to you.
Mummy Makeovers often include procedures like a breast lift, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, liposuction, and Brazilian Butt Lift. There are many more options as well that can address your unique needs and wishes.
A breast augmentation can be done to restore volume to deflated breasts after breastfeeding. A breast lift or breast reduction will minimise sagging and add perk. A labiaplasty will restore your genital area to its pre-baby form. A liposuction can remove stubborn fat and sculpt problem areas. A tummy tuck will tighten your abdominal muscles, flatten your stomach, and reshape your waist. A Brazilian Butt Lift can sculpt the waist and add volume to your buttocks.
Some women opt to have two or three procedures which means that they can have an entire Mummy Makeover done in a single session. If you opt to have a breast lift and tummy tuck, for example, these can both be done on the same day. Other women choose to have two Mummy Makeover surgery sessions. By having less done at once, you’ll have a fast recovery time and you can spread out the cost.
When you visit the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr Turner have a one-on-one consultation with you to discuss each possible procedure. Looking at your needs and wishes, he will then develop a personal plan for you.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
An abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck as it’s often called, will eliminate saggy skin and stretch marks. Whether you gained a lot of weight during your pregnancy, carried twins or triplets, or just aren’t happy with your post-baby stomach, this can be an incredibly transformative procedure. By dealing with the loss of abdominal muscle tone, flabby and excess skin, fatty deposits, and stretch marks, a tummy tuck will give you your pre-baby body and self-confidence back.
During an abdominoplasty, Dr Turner will remove excess fat and loose skin while restoring separated or weakened muscles for a firmer and smoother look. A tummy tuck is also done in conjunction with a liposuction to create a proportional and natural looking curve.
In some cases, there is no amount of diet and exercise that will eliminate stubborn fat. This is why liposuction is such a popular part of the Mummy Makeover. Liposuction is a safe procedure that can eliminate fat from anywhere in your body.
Liposuction is very often done alongside a tummy tuck to create a pre-baby look to your torso. It can also be done as part of a fat grafting process. This is a great option because it allows you to take fat out of undesirable spots and put it exactly where you want it. This means that you can remove fat from your thighs and use that fat to add volume to your breasts or butt. You can also do this along with a Brazilian Butt Lift or breast lift to reverse gravity and add volume.
Breast augmentation adds volume to your breasts. Women often opt to have breast implants for volume and a breast lift to revive sagging breasts. If your nipples have changed post-baby, a breast lift can create ideal nipple placement.
Whether you want to get your old body back or to finally have the body that you have always dreamt of, a breast augmentation is a safe option that’ll boost your confidence and enhance your cleavage.
Many women are happy with the size of their breasts but are frustrated with sagging and a lack of firmness. If you want to correct dropping nipples and turn back the clock, a breast lift is a great option.
A breast lift is a totally customisable procedure that will allow you to create exactly the shape and lift that you want.
Often breastfeeding and pregnancy makes breasts bigger. If you already had large breasts, this can be very problematic. Many women visit our Sydney clinic complaining about back problem, shoulder pain, and other issues related to large breasts.
A breast reduction can eliminate pain and create a youthful look while maintaining voluminous cleavage.
During pregnancy, it is normal for the labia to enlarge and expand in response to changing hormones and growing pelvic pressure. While this is a natural and healthy process, unfortunately, it can be a permanent change. The good news is that you don’t have to live with it! A labiaplasty is a simple and safe procedure that will restore your natural vaginal shape.
Your Consultation with Dr Turner
Your Mummy Makeover consultation begins with a personal one-on-one consultation with Dr Turner at his Sydney clinic to discuss your operation, your expectations, and your concerns.
Since the Mummy Makeover is a highly customisable process, Dr Turner will talk to you about your goals and recommend a range of different options that could work for you.
During this consultation, Dr Turner and his staff will:
- Review the Mummy Makeover surgery with you
- Clearly discuss the potential risks of the procedure
- Outline in detail how the surgery is performed
- Explain what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure
- Provide detailed cost and payment information
- Answer all your questions
The first step to getting a Mummy Makeover surgery is coming in for a consultation. We understand that this is a big step for many women and we aim to make the process as simple and comfortable as possible. When you are ready to talk about having a procedure, our Sydney office will schedule a Mummy Makeover consultation to discuss every detail of the procedure. It is a no-commitment, informal conversation that will leave you informed and ready to make a decision about moving forward.
To begin your consultation, Dr Turner will examine you to determine if you are a good candidate for a Mummy Makeover by looking at your medical profile.
Dr Turner will expertly guide you through your Mummy Makeover options. He will discuss every aspect of the procedure to ensure that you have will have the exact look you that you want.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I prepare for a Mummy Makeover surgery?
Prior to your operation, you will also undergo necessary tests to ensure that your medical records are up-to-date. As with other types of surgery, a chest x-ray and blood tests will be given to assess your general health. Dr Turner will also photograph every area being treated so that you have a before and after reference.
Two weeks before your surgery, you’ll need to stop taking aspirin-containing products to minimise bleeding. If you smoke, this is also the time to stop. Smoking restricts the blood flow and may affect healing, resulting in wound breakdown and less than ideal results, so it’s imperative that you stop smoking at least two weeks before having a Brazilian Butt Lift. This includes giving up nicotine patching and gum as well as e-cigarettes.
What should I expect during recovery from a Mummy Makeover surgery?
Your recovery and post-op care will largely depend on which Mummy Makeover procedures you choose. Your hospital stay can range from one afternoon to five days. When you visit our Sydney clinic for your Mummy Makeover consultation, Dr Turner will give let you know exactly what to expect from your unique Mummy Makeover.
One of the most common Mummy Makeovers is a tummy tuck and breast lift combination. With this type of procedure, you’ll rest for two weeks at home before going to back to work.
Will Mummy Makeover surgery improve my stomach’s appearance after having a caesarean?
A tummy tuck can remove scars and stretch marks while giving you your flat stomach back. This procedure is one of the most commonly requested operations in a Mummy Makeover.
What happens if I get pregnant after my Mummy Makeover surgery?
Before your Mummy Makeover, Dr Turner recommends that you wait until you know that you don’t want any more children. The only way to ensure good results from a Mummy Makeover surgery is to maintain a consistent weight and not become pregnant again. Pregnancy and resulting childbirth will undo many of the benefits of the procedures performed on you.
What are the risks associated with a Mummy Makeover surgery?
When you visit our Sydney clinic, Dr Turner will give you a clear picture of every risk associated with having a Mummy Makeover.
It is important that you carefully read and understand every potential risk so that you are totally clear on every aspect of the procedure.
General Risks Associated with Surgery
- Postoperative infection
- Bleeding or haematoma
- Poor scarring including keloid scars
- Blood clots in legs or lungs
- Revision surgery to correct or improve outcome
When can I go back to my normal routine after a Mummy Makeover?
Your healing time will depend on which procedures you choose. Generally speaking, you’ll need help with normal activities for the first one to two weeks after your surgery. Normal activities such as driving, going to the grocery store, lifting your child, and going to work will not be easy for you during the initial recovery period.
When can I start exercising again?
Light activities like walking are great for the healing process. Moderate to high-intensity cardiovascular exercise and strength training, however, will need to be avoided during the initial healing phases.
Following your Mummy Makeover, you will return to our Sydney clinic regularly for monitoring. Dr Turner will guide you through the process of returning to your normal routine.
How long after my Mummy Makeover surgery can I see results?
Your healing process will depend on the exact procedures that you have had. Generally speaking, it will take a few months for the swelling to go down. The final outcome can take up to one year to be fully appreciated.
Will the scars be obvious?
The scars following the Mummy Makeover procedures will be situated in hidden areas of the body. Some scarring will be more visible than others depending on the area, your genetics, and many other factors. Prior to your procedure, Dr Turner will show you exactly what to expect.
What type of anaesthesia will be used for my Mummy Makeover surgery?
General anaesthesia is used for the majority of the Mummy Makeover procedures. You’ll be under the close monitoring of an anaesthetist during your Mummy Makeover Surgery.
Are there Medicare rebates available for my Mummy Makeover?
The majority of Mummy Makeover procedures are considered to be cosmetic procedures. This means that they won’t qualify for rebates from Medicare or your private health fund.