Pregnancy is undoubtedly a game changer. Whether it comes to your lifestyle or appearance, there are bound to be marked changes post-pregnancy.
It is precisely because of this that mummy makeovers are gaining in popularity as of late.
Mummy what? If the term has you feeling a little lost, don’t worry, we’re here to break it down for you. To sum it up in a single sentence? They are procedures that allow you to regain your pre-pregnancy appearance effortlessly. Cue the gasp!
What is a mummy makeover?
Created to address various post-pregnancy body issues, a mummy makeover essentially refers to several surgical procedures to key areas such as the tummy, breasts and buttocks. This can be anything from breast augmentation to tummy tucks to vaginal rejuvenation, of course, depending on your preference!
What ties it all together is that this procedures enable post-pregnancy moms to regain their figure from before in no time at all. Sure, there may be some downtime required to recover from each surgical procedure, but it is considerably less effort than having to work at restoring your previous shape.
What does a normal mummy makeover comprise of?
As mentioned, most procedures within a mummy makeover focuses on several key areas, though the most popular ones seem to be focused on the breasts and abdomen, such as:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Buttock augmentation
- Tummy tuck
Who is a suitable candidate for a mummy makeover?
Good candidates for a mummy makeover include:
- Mothers whose pregnancy has negatively affected the size and shape of their breasts
- Mothers distressed about a sagging tummy and stretch marks
- Mothers with pockets of fat on their waist, abdomen, arms and thighs that do not improve with diet or exercise.
- Mothers who do not want to bear any more children.
The last point is particularly important to note! Mummy makeovers are not recommended for women looking to bear more children in the future, especially if they’re looking to get tummy tucks or liposuction during their mummy makeover.
The reason behind so lies in how the abdominal wall requires to stretch out once more (to make room for a larger uterus!) during pregnancy, which thus effectively unravels all the hard work from the previous liposuction and or tummy tuck.
When is the best time to have a mummy makeover?
According to experts, there is no best time to undergo a mummy makeover per se as there are many other factors that come into play when it comes to post-childbirth care. However, it is recommended that you wait until your body shape is relatively stable before undergoing any procedures.
A good gauge will be three to six months after the delivery of the baby, or when mothers have concluded breast-feeding their babies.
Are there any risks associated with a mummy makeover?
There are a variety of risks commonly associated with the procedures within a mummy makeover. Some of the more general ones include an infection risk, which can happen even in the most clean and hygienic of surroundings. There isn’t a high likelihood of it occurring, though it can be treated with a dose of antibiotic pills.
Other risks associated with a mummy makeover? Excessive post surgery bleeding as well as pulmonary embolisms. For the latter, it refers to blood clots that usually starts in the legs, travelling through the bloodstream to the lungs and leading to a blockage of the major artery within it. Bear in mind, though, that these are extremely rare occurrences.
There are, however, more risks when it comes to the specific procedures. Here are some common ones:
Breast Augmentation/Breast Lift:
- Change in nipple or breast sensation
- Poor scarring
- Implant leakage of rupture
- Revision surgery
- Fluid accumulation
- Skin loss
- Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
- Unfavourable scarring
- Persistent pain
What is the downtime required after a mummy makeover?
It really depends on the number of procedures and what are the chosen procedures at hand. For tummy tucks and liposuction, about two weeks of downtime is considered to be standard. For breast augmentation and breast lifts, it is more towards three to seven days.
As with most surgery aftercare, remember to avoid any rigorous activity. It is recommended that you go back to exercising around the fifth or sixth week mark, if need be.
How long will the effects of my mummy makeover last?
As mentioned, it really depends on what time of procedures you’ve picked. The effects of liposuction are permanent, for instance, with subsequent weight gain not showing on your form as much due to the fact that the procedure involves the actual physical removal of fat cells. Yup, this means that you won’t gain as much weight in the area where you had liposuction.
For breast augmentation, on the other hand, it really varies according to your body and lifestyle. Typically, the average life span is about seven years, though a study has recently found that the majority of breast augmentation cases can last up to ten to twenty years.
Where can I go in Singapore to get a mummy makeover?
Keen on trying it out for yourself now that you have all the facts? Well, you’re in luck, because there are several clinics in Singapore that offers this mummy makeover service.
Here are some of them:
1. MH Plastic Surgery
Helmed by Dr Martin Huang, MH Plastic Surgery is a definite top contender when it comes to getting a mummy makeover. With more than twenty five years of experience under his belt, you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be in great hands.
He also specialises in breast augmentation (amongst other popular procedures such as double eyelid surgery), with their Mummy Makeover package comprising of breast augmentation, radio frequency assisted liposculpture, and abdominoplasty. Check out their page here to glean more details as to how to make an appointment with them!
Contact them to enquire about rates.
Address: 290 Orchard Road, Paragon, #20-01, Singapore 238859
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat: 9am-1pm, closed on Sundays.
Contact: 6733 3372 | Site
2. Dr. Marco Faria Correa Plastic Surgery
Located within Mount Elizabeth Novena’s Hospital Specialist Centre, Dr. Marco Faria Correa Plastic Surgery provides quality healthcare, greater privacy, and easy access for their customers. As a worldwide pioneer in endoscopic plastic surgery, the titular Dr. Marco has performed countless of surgeries on patients in Singapore and overseas alike, having won several international awards for his skill and expertise.
Their Mummy Makeover package includes facial surgical treatments as well such as lasers, chemical peels, and basic rejuvenation, so be sure to consider them if you’re planning on a complete head to toe transformation!
Contact them to enquire about rates.
Address: 38 Irrawaddy Road, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, #10-26/27, Singapore 329563
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm, closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Contact: 6690 4523 | Site