A Mummy Makeover in London is a combination of cosmetic surgery and treatments aimed at addressing the common issues faced by women who have been through pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Similar to the American ‘Mommy Makeover’ that most women may be familiar with from magazines and talk shows, the Mummy Makeover London is aimed at producing customised results to fit a woman’s unique needs.
Mr Abood is a leading specialist plastic surgeon working in the NHS and private practice. He is highly trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery and offers personally tailored Mummy Makeovers to clients from his Harley Street clinic in London.
Whether you have been through one or multiple pregnancies, you’re in the best and most trusted of hands with specialist plastic surgeon Mr Abood.
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‘Am I a candidate for a Mummy Makeover?’
Motherhood is a tremendously rewarding experience, but many women are left feeling that their bodies have changed after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Mummy makeover surgery consists of a bespoke plan of surgeries that tighten, tuck and recontour various areas of the body.
As the breast and abdomen are the primary area of change with pregnancy, a mummy makeover will often centre around them and include breast surgery and ways of removing excess sking and tightening contours.
Changes to pre-pregnancy body shape
Having a child brings significant changes to a woman’s body. For a start there is weight gain, which can be followed by weight loss for some women after the baby is born, resulting in excess skin and fat.
Carrying the baby for nine months often leaves a woman’s tummy with stretched and sagging skin and weaker tummy wall muscles. Breasts can lose volume following breastfeeding, which can result in more sagging and a change of shape.
The overall result can be a loss of self confidence, and many women long to restore their pre pregnancy body shape.
What’s in Mummy Makeover surgery London?
A mummy makeover consists of a combination of surgical procedures and aesthetic treatments aimed at tightening sagging skin or loose skin, restoring breast volume, removing excess fat, and tackling the changes arising from weaker tummy wall muscles.
At the same time, some women may wish to enhance their natural beauty with surgical procedures on areas of their body they wish to improve.
Depending on your medical history, and the outcome that you are hoping to achieve from a Mummy Makeover, a special package of cosmetic surgery and treatments will be created especially for you after your consultation with plastic surgeon Mr Abood.
And there will also be a full recovery and aftercare plan for your recovery period.
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Let’s start by looking at the different surgical procedures that normally form part of the mummy makeover surgery package. Then we’ll consider other surgical procedures that are optional, but nonetheless popular with some women when they have a mummy makeover.
The list includes:
- Breast surgery
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
- Liposuction procedure
- Scar and stretch mark removal
- Skin rejuvenation
A woman’s body goes through so many stages when they have a baby. First the breasts adapt to pregnancy and childbirth, then breastfeeding brings further changes after the child is born. Weight gain and loss have an impact on breasts too.
Breast surgery as part of mummy makeover surgery can help restore the pre baby body, in a number of different ways. The common breast surgery procedures that can be carried out as part of a mummy makeover are breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction.
Breast augmentation London
Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement surgery, is one of the most widely requested cosmetic procedures overall, and it often forms part of Mummy Makeover surgery.
Breast augmentation will address concerns that women have that their breasts are sagging, have lost volume and appear ‘deflated’, and are just generally less pert following pregnancy and childbirth.
The surgery usually involves using silicone breast implants to increase breast volume, giving them a fuller, lifted and more youthful appearance.
Creating larger, fuller breasts that are more balanced in appearance can have a positive impact upon self-confidence. But while it is a key part of the Mummy Makeover surgery, it not essential for all women having a Mummy Makeover.
Breast enlargement surgery is usually carried out under a general anaesthetic. This means you will be fully asleep for the duration of the operation which usually takes 1 hour.
You can read more about Breasts Augmentation surgery with specialist plastic surgeon Mr Abood in London here: Breast Augmentation – Treatment Guide.
Breast uplift surgery London
Breast uplift surgery (also known as ‘mastopexy’ or breast lift surgery) is a surgical procedure that lifts, reshapes and volumizes the breasts in order to achieve a more youthful appearance.
The shape of the breasts, just like the rest of the body, can change in appearance throughout adulthood. Weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding and general ageing result in the breasts losing their firm and pert look.
Breast Uplift surgery, or a breast lift, is a frequently requested cosmetic procedure and it often forms part of Mummy Makeover surgery.
Lifting the breasts to sit higher on the chest can help to restore a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance, as well as helping to boost self-confidence.
Read out more about breast lift surgery in London with Mr Abood: Breast lift – Treatment Guide.
Breast reduction surgery London
Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast tissue and skin from the breasts, to make them smaller in size. This breast procedure can also help to improve the shape of large, heavy breasts, making them lighter and more comfortable with a more youthful looking appearance.
Breast reduction surgery is included in Mummy makeover surgery when it’s something the patient has been considering for some time, possibly before pregnancy.
Removing excess breast tissue helps to improve upon the imbalance that was present pre-pregnancy and childbirth, and restores a more harmonious appearance to the body shape in conjunction with the other Mummy Makeover procedures.
The tummy tuck is a very common procedure that Mr Abood carries out on his patients in London, with common reasons being:
- Loose skin following pregnancy
- Excess skin following significant weight loss
- Loss of elasticity in the skin over time resulting in wrinkled or hanging skin.
Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck can significantly improve the contour of the abdomen, and for this reason it is often part of Mummy Makeover surgery plans.
Removing excess skin
Fluctuations in weight or significant changes in body shape due to pregnancy, can alter the appearance of the body. When skin is stretched for long periods of time, it will not shrink back and results in loose or excess skin which hangs.
Tummy-tuck surgery not only helps to create a more aesthetically pleasing shape through removing excess tummy skin – it can also help to improve and firm the abdominal wall.
The most common type of Tummy Tuck is the full tummy tuck procedure. It removes excess skin from between the belly button and the pubic area and tightens the muscles.
Some Mummy Makeover patients may only need a mini Tummy Tuck procedure, which is best suited for those who have a minimal amount of excess skin.
But please remember, a tummy-tuck is not a weight loss solution, and the same applies to Liposuction, which we will come to next. You can read more about Tummy Tuck surgery in London with plastic surgeon Mr Abood on the link below.
Tummy Tuck – Treatment Guide.
Plastic surgeon Mr Abood performs Liposuction at his Harley Street clinic in London both as part of the Mummy Makeover and on its own. Liposuction be used to remove excess fat from a variety of areas, including:
- The arms
- Thighs / knees
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from beneath the surface of the skin. It is also known as liposculpture or ‘lipo’ and is an effective procedure for treating stubborn areas of fat that won’t shift after pregnancy and childbirth, despite one’s best efforts through weight loss and exercise.
It is one of the surgical techniques that is frequently included in the Mummy Makeover procedure. It is excellent for removing excess fat and can be part of fat transfer procedures, where fat from one part of the body is transferred to another part that needs added volume.
The Tummy Tuck and Liposuction procedures deal with excess skin and fat, and are not a substitute for weight loss. Read more about Liposuction in London with Mr Abood here.
Other Mummy Makeover London procedures
Breast surgery, tummy tuck surgery and liposuction are common features of the Mummy Makeover procedure, but by no means cover all of the surgical procedures that may form part of your individualised plan.
Mummy Makeover surgery is personalised to each woman’s body and a plan is formed by your plastic surgeon following an initial consultation.
Other surgical procedures can include labiaplasty, skin surgical procedures like scar and stretch mark removal, and also aesthetic treatments for skin rejuvenation (including dermal fillers and anti wrinkle injections).
Mummy Makeover cost in London
Because the Mummy Makeover surgery package is flexible, it’s difficult to quote a one-size-fits all cost. Breast lift surgery with Mr Abood costs from £8,600 while breast augmentation costs from £6,500.
Once you and Mr Abood agree that you are a candidate for a mummy makeover, and a personalised plan is agreed, you will be provided with a quote for your mummy makeover.
Medication and the recovery process
It’s likely that a general anaesthetic will be used as part of your mummy makeover surgery.
Mr Abood and his team will put together a full recovery and aftercare plan for your recovery period. Pain medication may be prescribed during the healing process and some procedures may call for a compression garment to be worn post-surgery.
Following Mr Abood’s aftercare plan during the recovery period and maintaining a healthy lifestyle following Mummy Makeover procedures make the results much more likely to be in the optimum range and long lasting.
Why choose Mr Abood as your plastic surgeon in London?
In addition to being a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, Mr Abood understands how a woman’s body changes as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. He is uniquely qualified through his work in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to restore your pre pregnancy body shape.
Choosing to undergo a mummy makeover procedure is a big decision, and Mr Abood and his team know how to manage your patient journey with care and sensitivity, putting you at the heart of all they do. Here is Mr Abood’s promise to you:
“From the moment you set foot in my clinic you are treated as an individual and not simply another ‘client’ or ‘customer’.
Me and my small team of support staff and specialist nurses aim to give each of my patients a bespoke service from the initial contact and consultation, all the way through to the aftercare.
We appreciate the significance of a decision to have cosmetic surgery and are there to support you in your transformation every step of the way.”
Take the next step towards your Mummy Makeover
A mummy makeover procedure may be just want you’re looking for to restore your pre-pregnancy body and all-round confidence.
You’ll have lots of questions as you take the next steps, and as your plastic surgeon, Mr Abood will provide answers and reassure you that you’re in the best medical hands.
He’ll assess your medical history and conduct a physical examination. He will also seek to understand your wishes and expectations and clarify what each surgical procedure entails (including the expected outcomes and associated risks).
It’s also important to have realistic expectations when undergoing plastic surgery, and Mr Abood and his team are skilled and experienced at guiding you through the mental and emotional aspects of plastic surgery.
Please click on the link above to get in touch to arrange your initial consultation with Mr Abood. Take the next step to regaining your pre pregnancy body and enjoying the confidence that comes with feeling happy and comfortable in your own skin again.
How to find us
Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery Clinic
9 Harley Street, Marylebone
PHONE 0800 2335088