Mummy Makeover – Breast and Tummy Combined Surgery in Melbourne, Victoria
Mummy Makeover Breast & Tummy Surgeries by Dr Craig Rubinstein, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Top expert on Breast & Tummy Surgery Cosmetic for Women
What is a Mummy Makeover?
A Mummy Makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that can help restore your post-pregnancy body. There is no typical combination of procedures as these are generally tailored to your individual needs. These procedures may include a combination of a Tummy Tuck with a Breast Surgery and sometimes vaginal rejuvenation or other surgeries.
Sometimes all the exercise in the world cannot help a body that has been stretched or is suffering torn abdominal muscles due to pregnancy.
Although, mothers have simply lived with the post-pregnancy changes to their bodies in the past that doesn’t have to be the case anymore. Thanks to modern plastic surgery procedures many women have the chance to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. These advances include smoothing contours, improving ptosis (drooping or sagging), as well as repairing damage such as abdominal hernias and diastasis recti.
The makeover combines plastic surgery procedures that address issues including:
- Restoring breast shape
- Correcting sagging breasts. Also known as breast ptosis
- Addressing nipple size or shape
- Correct sagging stomach skin and stubborn abdominal fat
- Repair abdominal muscle issues
- Address issues with urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, or laxity
Most Common Mummy Makeover Combined Procedures
The most commonly combined procedures are breast and tummy tuck surgery. However, there are a number of surgeries that can be combined to create the preferred outcome.
Below is a list of Surgeries that can, in short, be combined for a mummy makeover procedure:
- Breast Surgery
- Implants. Also known as Breast Augmentation or a boob job.
- Reduction. Reducing the size of your breasts.
- Breast Lift. Commonly called Boob lift – with or without implants
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
- Vaginal tightening. Also called, MonaLisa Touch laser
- Body contouring liposuction/liposculpture
- Arm lift (Brachioplasty)
- Inner thigh lift
Download the Procedure Guide for Post-Pregnancy Surgery.
About The Range of Makeover Procedures
A mummy makeover procedure is complicated and can consist of a series of highly complex procedures. As a result, It should be undertaken by one of Australia’s top plastic surgeons, like Dr Craig Rubinstein.
Furthermore, a mummy makeover may need to be performed over several procedures, depending on the outcome. This is something that needs to be discussed with your surgeon during your consult.
When Should I Consider a Mummy Makeover?
If you have finished having children and are concerned about your post-pregnancy body, then a mummy makeover procedure might be a good option for you. Furthermore, Mummy Makeovers are generally suitable for mothers of all ages. However, you should consult your plastic surgeon for more information.
Post-pregnancy body concerns can include:
- Lower back issues since giving birth
- Suffering from abdominal issues including diastasis recti
- Abdominal sagging and fat deposits that are not improved with exercise or diet
- Breasts that have become large, heavy and/or ptotic (sagging)
- Or, breasts that have lost volume after breastfeeding
- Flabby upper arms that do not improve with exercise
- And, Vaginal laxity or dryness
How can Breast & Body Scars be minimised?
All surgery leaves scarring. And, a mummy makeover procedure is no different. However, the level and location of your scarring will depend on the procedures undertaken. Of course, experienced surgeons like Dr Rubinstein are extremely careful about scar placement and minimisation, with surgical scars generally fading over time.
Dr Rubinstein also conducts follow-up treatments using a V-Beam laser, Fraxel Laser and Healite II to minimise your scars, with most scars being barely visible after 12 months.
Does a Mummy Makeover affect Breastfeeding or Future Pregnancy?
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can drastically change your body. As a result, it is recommended that you wait until after you have finished having children before pursuing a mummy makeover.
However, if you wish to pursue a mummy makeover with breast augmentation and are considering breastfeeding in the future, it is important to remember that many women are unable to breastfeed, regardless of whether they have undergone a breast augmentation procedure or not.
Nevertheless, it’s important to note that breast augmentation may affect your ability to breastfeed. Especially if you decide to have an incision around the nipple.
Will the Surgery affect on Breast Screening in later life?
If you are considering any type of breast augmentation as part of your mummy makeover you may be wondering if it will affect future breast screening. In general, breast implants cause very little, if any, interference with mammography. However, it is important that you discuss your risk of breast cancer with your plastic surgeon and GP, especially if you have a first degree relative with a history of cancer.
All women who have had breast implants should inform their radiographer so tests can be adjusted as needed.
How much is a Mummy Makeover? – Cost – Price of Breast & Tummy Surgery
The cost of mummy makeover surgery can vary across Australia and Melbourne. It depends entirely on the surgeon you choose, where you have your operation, the quality of your breast implants, etc.
Often sites that post the estimated cost of a mummy makeover surgery do not include all the related and necessary expenses. As a result, you may end up paying more than you expected. Dr Rubinstein never recommends shopping for low-cost surgery as it is unlikely that a FRACS level plastic surgeon will be performing the procedure. It is important to do your research before deciding on a plastic surgeon for your chosen procedure. Further, revision surgery is costly and is not guaranteed to fix the issue you experienced with your initial surgery, if you chose to explore cheaper surgical options.
It is always important to pursue plastic surgery based on skill, not cost.
For more detail on prices visit the Surgery Prices page
Further Reading – Medical References on Mummy Makeover
- ISAPS. December 2018. What Exactly Is a Mommy Makeover
- ASAPS. December 2018. The Baby Body Can Be Fixed
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons. December 2018. What is mommy make over?