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Mummy Tuck

Pregnancy and childbirth can change the appearance of the body in a variety of ways, and the mummy tuck (also called ‘mummy make-over’) can help to restore its original form. The procedures aim to recontour the body by removing excess fat and skin, and are selected according to your individual needs. The areas that the mummy tuck targets can include: breasts, abdomen, labia, buttocks and thighs.

Some women find that their body does not always look and feel the same way it did, before having a baby. Concerns such as: stubborn fat, volume loss in the breasts and excess skin around the stomach can affect the look of a slim and toned appearance, with a stretched labia leading to both physical and aesthetic concerns. Lost elasticity in the skin and strength in the muscles can often mean that getting back into shape is more difficult, with some women finding that it isn’t having the desired effect at all.

Reshape & Restore Procedures - Mummy Tuck

Pregnancy and childbirth can change the appearance of the body in a variety of ways, and the mummy tuck (also called ‘mummy make-over’) can help to restore its original form. The procedures aim to recontour the body by removing excess fat and skin, and are selected according to your individual needs. The areas that the mummy tuck targets can include: breasts, abdomen, labia, buttocks and thighs.

Some women find that their body does not always look and feel the same way it did, before having a baby. Concerns such as: stubborn fat, volume loss in the breasts and excess skin around the stomach can affect the look of a slim and toned appearance, with a stretched labia leading to both physical and aesthetic concerns. Lost elasticity in the skin and strength in the muscles can often mean that getting back into shape is more difficult, with some women finding that it isn’t having the desired effect at all.

At a Glance

Duration

4 hours

Type Of Anaesthetic

General anaesthetic

Return To Work (job dependent)

2 - 3 weeks

Day Case / Overnight

Overnight stay

Bra / Garment To Be Worn For

As advised

Return To Gym

6 - 8 weeks

In-depth Procedure Information

The Consultation

A case by case approach is taken at Reshape & Restore when a woman requests a mummy tuck. An examination will determine the areas which require attention and we will discuss the series of procedures that can be undertaken. We will discuss the techniques that can be used to meet the expectations of your desired end result, outlining any side effects and potential risks. Putting you in touch with past patients who have undergone a mummy tuck at Reshape & Restore, is a part of our service that we find can be very valuable. To see and hear other people’s positive results can be very reassuring and help you to understand what the outcome can look like in reality.

The Procedure

Each mummy tuck procedure requires its own personalised treatment plan. A series of body lifting operations are typically performed during the same session, and will often include: a breast lift (mastopexy) and / or breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty – mini or full) and thigh lift. In some cases, rejuvenation of the vagina is also carried out through a reduction or tightening of the labia (vaginal lips). Through carefully placed incisions, depending on the extent of the ‘lift’ that is required, excess skin and tissue is cut away. This allows for the remaining skin and muscles to be tightened, creating a firmer appearance that is more natural-looking and better contoured.

In some cases excess fat can be removed through the use of liposuction. This method of fat removal can be effective when used on the thighs, stomach, under the chin, upper arms and buttocks.

Aftercare & Results

The body will feel very tender following the mummy tuck procedure and the recovery period may last for up to 8 weeks. Before you are discharged from hospital a thorough examination will be carried out and a suitable course of pain relief will be recommended. You will need to lower your activity levels dramatically in the weeks that follow the procedure and your surgeon will want to arrange a series of follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery. You may need to take up to 4 weeks off work and you will need to refrain from driving and going to the gym. As your surgeon assesses the progression of your healing, you may also receive advice on caring for wounds and how to help with minimising any scarring.

Body lifting procedures following childbearing can help to restore your pre-baby figure and create a slimmer, toned appearance. As each body responds and recovers differently to this incredible event, a personalised approach at Reshape & Restore enables the construction of a customisable plan that produces bespoke results.

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FAQ's

You will be given plenty of time to consider your options before the mummy tuck procedure takes place. If you are planning on extending your family and having more children in the future you will need to take into account the effects this can have on your body and how it could alter the results that this procedure would produce.

For many women the mummy tuck helps to greatly improve personal well-being as the body is reshaped and confidence is restored.

Reshape & Restore are experienced surgeons who carry out each procedure with accuracy and care. Their attentions are wholly focused on the needs of the patient and they will be placed at the forefront throughout every step of the surgical process. Body lifting procedures have been used to help recontour the body for many years and the mummy tuck, in particular, is fast growing in popularity. A variety of modern and successful techniques are used during these procedures which consider the placing of discrete scarring.

Common effects that can be expected from the mummy tuck procedure includes swelling and bruising at treated areas. Depending on which procedures have been carried out, scarring is very likely on the stomach, breasts and thighs. Caring for your wounds will be advised as part of the healing process so that the appearance of scarring can be minimised.

Potential complications can include: poor healing, thickened scarring, haematoma, infection and irregular contouring. Your surgeon will ensure all risks have been explained to you prior to surgery.

Your initial consultation will give you the necessary insight into the entire surgical process, helping you to fully prepare for the series of procedures you will undergo. Our surgeons and their team of experts ensure that you are supported throughout your journey and are available to answer any questions or concerns at any time.

Any tests that need to be carried out prior to the procedure will be taken care of by the team at Reshape & Restore, as well as other advice, including: stopping smoking, stopping certain medications and any fasting that may be required.

Procedure Pricing Reshape & Restore Pricing

Prices From

£6500

Plastic surgery procedures are not off the peg but tailor made, bespoke procedures that vary from person to person. The above prices act as a guide in the standard or average case. The actual cost of surgery may be less or more and will be confirmed after your consultation.

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Prices From

£6500

Plastic surgery procedures are not off the peg but tailor made, bespoke procedures that vary from person to person. The above prices act as a guide in the standard or average case. The actual cost of surgery may be less or more and will be confirmed after your consultation.

Enquire Today
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