MUMMY MAKEOVER SYDNEY NSW
Have you been considering a Mummy Makeover?
For most women, no amount of diet or exercise can restore a tummy or breasts that have been stretched and contracted through pregnancy and breastfeeding. It’s simply beyond the limits of our bodies’ capabilities for natural repair. That’s why so many women are asking for Dr Jeremy Hunt’s help to get their pre-pregnancy body back. By combining tummy and breast procedures in one surgery session, a mummy makeover or post-pregnancy makeover can leave you looking and feeling your confident self again.
A Mummy Makeover Surgery Procedure can include:
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
Your abdomen stretches a huge amount during pregnancy and while it will spring back to some degree after you give birth, sometimes this is just not enough. Split abdominal muscles and over-stretched skin can leave you with tummy excess that no amount of sit-ups will shift. The solution is an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck procedure, to leave your stomach looking flat and fit.
- A mini abdominoplasty (or mini tummy tuck procedure) addresses excess skin below the belly button, and leaves a shorter scar.
- An endoscopic abdominoplasty allows skin to be tightened below the belly button as well as tightening muscles, and also leaves a shorter scar.
- A full abdominoplasty involves all of the excess skin below the belly button being removed and the muscles tightened. It can be combined with liposuction to achieve optimal fat removal, and achieves maximum tightening of the abdomen.
Dr Hunt will discuss each of these options with you during your personal one-on-consultation, explaining your options and helping you choose the tummy tuck procedure that is right for you. When you’re ready, you can book your consultation here.
Breast surgery (breast implants, breast lift/reduction or both)
Some women’s breasts return to their original pre-pregnancy shape and size after giving birth and breastfeeding. However, this is the exception rather than the rule, and most women find their breasts are bigger, smaller, saggier or softer post pregnancy. As part of your mummy makeover, Dr Hunt will address these using one of the following techniques:
- A breast augmentation uses a breast implant to restore lost breast volume.
- A breast lift elevates the nipple and tightens any loose skin.
- An augmentation mastopexy combines breast implants with a breast lift to restore volume and position.
During your consultation with Dr Hunt, he will talk through each of these procedures to help you determine what’s right for you. Book your consultation here.
Benefits of Mummy Makeover
Mummy Makeover is a complex plastic surgery intervention that aims to help you regain the pre-pregnancy body. The intervention targets different areas of the body, depending on your particular needs. There are multiple benefits associated with undergoing this procedure. Among them we can mention:
- Strengthens weak abdominal muscles
- The tummy is firmer and flatter
- Eliminates saggy skin from the inferior abdominal area
- Increases self-confidence
- Corrects saggy breasts
Watch Dr Hunt Talk About the benefits of a Mummy Makeover
Recovery after a Mummy Makeover
The recovery period after a Mummy Makeover is highly dependent on the complexity of the procedure. Expect a certain level of discomfort to occur during the first few days post-op.
It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two weeks after a Mummy Makeover and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after a Mummy Makeover:
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
- Avoid steam rooms and saunas
- Sleep on your back
- Avoid lifting heavy objects from the floor
- Avoid ample arms movements
To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.
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Mummy Makeover Cost Sydney - How much does a Mummy Makeover cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees
The cost of a Mummy Makeover Surgery in Sydney, Australia varies for each patient depending on the type of procedures, the results you want and the time required in theatre. Your total cost will include surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist fee, hospital fees and surgical aftercare & support.
Listing an exact cost for a mummy makeover is not possible because every patient’s requirements are different. A mummy makeover is one of the most customisable surgeries, so the only way to determine a more exact cost is to schedule a consultation with Dr Hunt. Once your goals and expectations have been discussed, Dr Hunt can tell you what you can expect to pay.
The final cost will also take surgeon, hospital and anaesthetist fees into account. Along with the procedures you decide to include, the complexity of your makeover will determine how long the surgery will take, which will also affect the cost. If specific criteria are met, some patients are able to apply for a Medicare rebate, which will cover some of the costs associated with a mummy makeover. Procedures that are deemed medically necessary have a higher chance of qualifying for a rebate.
Take the next step today
With over 20 years of experience as a specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt has built a reputation in Sydney for his ability to rejuvenate the body using the most innovative surgical techniques.
Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care which he offers every patient and that begins from the day of first consultation.
Join the thousands of happy past patients today by booking a consultation with Dr Hunt at your earliest convenience.
During your detailed initial consultation with Dr Hunt, your medical history will be reviewed, perform a comprehensive assessment of your breasts & tummy, establish any concerns or risks, and provide you with an accurate cost for your mummy makeover procedure.
Take the next step to your pre-baby body today.
Dr Hunt has performed hundreds of breast surgeries on women of all ages, from enlargements and reductions to lifts and reconstructions, but the end result is always the same – increased confidence and big smiles. Most women say it’s the best thing they’ve ever done for themselves and they should have done it earlier.
Book your personal consultation today to see many more of Dr Hunt’s breast augmentation success stories and discuss what he can achieve for your breasts.
Dislaimer – Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.
Mommy Makeover FAQs
Should I have a mommy makeover?
If you have been dieting, exercising and are still unhappy with your post-pregnancy body, a mummy makeover can be the ideal solution for getting your old breasts and tummy back – or even to improve on your pre-pregnancy figure!
What's involved in a mommy makeover?
A mummy makeover is made up of two procedures performed at the same time – breast surgery, and a tummy tuck procedure. Both will be performed by Dr Hunt under general anesthetic at your chosen hospital. Dr Hunt only works with the top Sydney anesthetists, so you are assured of only the very best care. To learn more of what’s involved with a breast enlargement surgery, click here. To learn more about what’s involved with a breast lift surgery, click here. To learn more about what’s involved with a tummy tuck surgery, click here.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
The mummy makeover is a surgical procedure that involves a combination of surgery, usually on the breasts and the abdomen. The abdominal contouring procedures that may be used include liposuction as well as a series of tummy tucks and are often used to correct changes after pregnancy and childbirth. When the abdominal contouring procedure is combined with a form of breast surgery, be it a breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation, this combination is often termed a mummy makeover.
The term mummy makeover has been applied to the combined surgical procedures of abdominal contouring surgery and breast enhancement surgery used to address some of the changes in a woman’s body after pregnancy and breast feeding.
With changes in body shape through pregnancy, achieving a “pre-pregnancy” body is not always going to be possible unless surgical correction is undertaken. The areas of greatest change are going to be:
- Around the abdomen with stretching of the muscles
- Excess skin possibly affected by stretch marks
- Increased breast volume can lead to laxity of skin and a drop in the position of the breast tissue and the nipple.
A “mummy makeover” is combined breast and abdominal surgery to correct these two areas during the same procedure.
What are the Tummy Surgery Options for a Mommy Makeover?
The size of the growing baby needs the tissues of the tummy to stretch to make room during pregnancy. After giving birth the tissue will spring back to a certain extent, but sometimes this isn’t the same as pre-pregnancy resulting in stretched or split abdominal muscles and excess loose skin. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedure will tighten stretched and split muscles, remove excess fat, and tighten the skin by removing loose skin below the belly button.
Types of Tummy Surgery
- Mini abdominoplasty – a smaller abdominoplasty addresses excess skin below the belly button but will not allow tightening of the muscles. The advantage of this surgery is a shorter scar.
- Endoscopic abdominoplasty – allows the skin to be tightened below the belly button as well as tightening the muscles. This is often done through a shorter incision.
- Full Tummy Tuck – Full Abdominoplasty – a full abdominoplasty will involve all of the skin below the belly button being removed and the split tummy muscles being tightened. It can be combined with liposuction of the abdomen to remove fat and achieve the maximum tightening of the abdominal tissue. The scar usually runs from hip to hip.
What are the Breast Surgery Options for Mommy Makeover?
Changes in breast volume during pregnancy and breastfeeding can leave the skin deflated and drooping. The solution may be a breast implant to restore volume, or a lift to elevate the nipple position or a combination of the two.
Types of Breast Surgery
- Breast Augmentation – uses a breast implant, either silicone or saline, to restore lost breast volume. Replacing the volume will also give a degree of lift to the nipple.
- Breast Lift – Mastopexy – usually done through the “lollipop scar” the nipple is elevated, and the loose skin of the breast is tightened.
- Breast LIft with Implants – Augmentation mastopexy – uses a breast implant to restore volume in combination with a breast lift.
- Breast Reduction Surgery – to reduce the size of heavy or sagging breasts
A Mummy Makeover is a procedure that addresses concerns in the contour of the abdomen and breast after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Any of the above procedures can be combined to achieve a patients desired result. Each person is an individual with specific needs and Dr Hunt ensures each procedure is tailored to address the individual patients concerns.
If you are considering a mummy makeover, book your one-on-one consultation with Dr Hunt today to see how he could help you.
Am I a candidate for a mommy makeover?
As a mummy makeover involves a combination of procedures, the key to success is to seek the opinion of a fully qualified plastic surgeon who can guide you to the most appropriate procedure. The abdominal component of a mummy makeover may involve liposuction, mini-tummy tuck, full tummy tuck procedure or an expanded tummy tuck to address and correct excess skin, lax muscles and disproportionate deposition of fat. The combination of any of these abdominal procedures with breast surgery in the form of a breast reduction, breast lift or breast augmentation would make a mummy makeover. As each patient is different it is key is to be assessed by a fully qualified plastic surgeon who can create an individualised treatment plan to be carried out in a fully qualified surgical facility.
Does Medicare cover a mummy makeover?
Medicare does not cover purely cosmetic procedures, only those deemed to be medically necessary.
Medicare and Breast Surgery
In terms of breast surgery, procedures that cause functional limitations such as excessively large breasts can be covered by a Medicare item number. There is also a Medicare Item Number for Breast Lift of Saggy Breasts.
Operations that involve breast implants are rarely covered by Medicare. If the procedure addresses a functional limitation, such as significant breast asymmetry, then this will be covered by a Medicare item number.
In relation to mummy makeovers Medicare item numbers can sometimes be applied to these procedures if certain criteria are met. These procedures would include breast reduction, correction of congenital breast disease and of course, breast reconstruction after cancer treatment.
Medicare and Abdominal Surgery
Medicare item numbers are designed to be applied to medical problems that require medical correction. In terms of abdominal surgery, Medicare item numbers do apply if there has been a significant weight loss that has resulted in excess skin that creates functional problems, such as skin chafing.
This is assessed by the degree of drop in a patient’s BMI or body mass index which is the ratio of their weight to their height.
If there has been a significant drop in the BMI that has created laxity of skin, then Medicare item numbers could potentially apply.
If a Medicare item number does apply to a surgical procedure, it means that private health care (depending on the level of cover) will potentially cover hospital and operating theatre costs.
Where does mummy makeover surgery happen?
As these are large surgical procedures, Dr Hunt always performs mummy makeovers in a fully accredited hospital under general anaesthetic.
What is the recovery after a mummy makeover?
The recovery time from surgery will be determined by the extensiveness of the surgical procedure.
For example, a mini-tummy tuck may involve a 1 or 2 night stay in hospital with 1 to 2 weeks of recovery. Whereas a full abdominoplasty would require a longer stay in hospital, potentially 4 or 5 days and then 3 to 4 weeks of recovery.
Similarly, larger breast surgery will require longer recovery periods. It would be reasonable to consider a 1 week recovery for a breast augmentation and potentially 2 weeks recovery for a breast reduction.
What are the benefits of combining procedures in a mummy makeover?
It is possible to combine multiple surgical procedures safely and the decision to do so will be based on the patient’s health, age and a discretionary choice of the surgeon involved.
Patients often choose this option as it is more cost effective, includes only one visit to hospital and one recovery period.
What are the Common Myths about a Mummy Makeover?
Three Common Myths about Mummy Makeovers
There are often myths associated with different types of surgical procedures and they can be accepted as the truth. Dr Hunt addresses some of the most common myths associated with mummy makeover surgery.
1. Only mums can have a mummy makeover
The term mummy makeover was coined to describe the combination of surgeries that correct changes to the body after pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, you don’t have to have had children to be considered for this procedure. Any patient who is considering a combination of abdominal and breast surgery is a candidate for a mummy makeover.
2. A mummy makeover is a cosmetic procedure
In many cases a mummy makeover will be a purely elective and cosmetic. However, in some cases there will be a medical need to correct functional changes due to excess skin and limitations potentially due to large and heavy pendulous breasts.
In cases such as these where there are functional medical issues, the procedure is not cosmetic and may be covered by Medicare item numbers.
3. I’m too old for a mummy makeover
A mummy makeover that corrects changes in the abdomen and breasts following pregnancy and childbirth is often addressed soon after pregnancy. However, this is not always the case and many patients choose to undergo this procedure many years later.
Many mums find they are very busy with their young children and often only find time to address their personal concerns when their children are much older or have left home.
There is no age limit to when a person can consider getting a mummy makeover. Dr Hunt’s mummy makeover patients range from new mums to grandmothers with young grandchildren.
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About Dr Jeremy Hunt
Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. He is widely regarded as a top plastic surgeon in Australia. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.