Mummy Makeover Surgery

Becoming a mother is, without a doubt, one of the most transformative experiences in a woman’s life. It brings unparalleled joy and meaning but can also leave lasting physical marks. The journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can alter the body in ways that exercise and diet alone might not rectify. This is where the concept of a ‘Mummy Makeover’ steps in.

A mummy makeover isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach or a single procedure; it’s tailored to your individual needs. It often encompasses a combination of procedures, addressing areas most affected by motherhood.  The combination of procedures might involve breast augmentation with or without uplift to restore volume and shape lost after breastfeeding, tummy tucks to refine the abdominal silhouette, or other specific treatments tailored to individual needs.

The amalgamation of these procedures, performed cohesively, ensures a balanced and natural enhancement, helping you feel revitalised and confident in your own skin. It’s always advisable to consider a mummy makeover in London after your family is complete, to ensure the longevity and consistency of results.

Procedure Length:
Procedure Length:

Typically 3-6 hours.

Hospital Stay:
Hospital Stay:

An overnight stay is recommended.


General anaesthesia.


Typically 2-4 weeks.


Avoid for 48 hours post-surgery. Baths, swimming, or soaking the incisions should be avoided for 6 weeks.


Sleep on your back with your upper body elevated for 2 weeks post surgery.


Should be avoided for at least 1-2 weeks post-surgery.


Avoid smoking for at least 6 weeks before surgery and post-surgery.

Direct Sun Exposure:
Direct Sun Exposure:

Should be avoided for at least 6 weeks post-surgery. Always use a high-SPF outdoors.

Benefits of Mummy Makeover

Being aware of the potential benefits of a mummy makeover can offer a grounded perspective, ensuring you possess a realistic set of expectations. Here are some advantages that you can expect following the mummy makeover procedure:

  • Improved Confidence:

    One of the most profound impacts of a mummy makeover is the uplift in self-assurance. This procedure returns your body to a physique more reminiscent of your pre-childbearing days and can profoundly revive your sense of self-worth, helping you take on the day with renewed confidence.

  • Efficient Recovery Process:

    Undergoing a suite of procedures at the same time can be more time-efficient than spacing them out. This holistic approach tends to reduce overall downtime and accelerates the journey back to daily routines.

  • Revitalised Skin Tone and Texture:

    Pregnancy and childbirth might leave behind stretch marks, or perhaps a change in skin elasticity on the abdomen or breasts. The mummy makeover addresses many of these concerns, enhancing skin tightness and potentially minimising the visible memories of pregnancy.

  • Rejuvenated Breast Contour:

    The aftermath of breastfeeding or natural post-pregnancy changes can sometimes lead to a loss of breast fullness or a shift in positioning. This procedure can revitalise this area, restoring a firmer, more youthful profile irrespective of whether you opt for augmentation.

  • Access to Your Wardrobe:

    Post-pregnancy changes might have left you feeling restricted in your clothing selections – old clothes feeling too small and newer clothes not fitting right. After a mummy makeover, many find a broader range of clothing fits them gracefully, meaning that you can dress yourself however you want, feeling confident no matter the outfit you choose.

Surgical Techniques Used During Mummy Makeover

A mummy makeover isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution; rather, it’s a carefully tailored combination of surgeries designed to address the unique changes every woman experiences post-childbirth. Below is a closer look at some of the main procedures that often form this treatment.

Pregnancy stretches the abdominal area, sometimes leaving behind loose skin and weakened muscles. A tummy tuck directly addresses this, removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles to produce a tighter, more fitting midsection that resembles your pre-pregnancy body.

Even with diligent diet and exercise, some fat deposits prove stubborn. Liposuction is a straightforward solution, directly removing these unwanted fat pockets from areas like the abdomen, thighs, or hips. The outcome is a body shape that’s more streamlined and defined.

Breasts can sag or lose volume post-pregnancy. A breast augmentation is provided as part of the mummy makeover to help lift what nature provides or adjust the shape of your breast. This can often be done with or without implants, depending on your desired goal.

For some women, bigger isn’t always better, especially if enlarged breasts cause discomfort. A breast reduction surgery reduces breast size, bringing them into proportion with the rest of the body and alleviating any associated strain.

Mummy Makeover Procedure: What To Expect

A mummy makeover is a tailored approach to help you feel more like yourself again. Knowing what happens on the day can help you approach the procedure with confidence. Here’s a straightforward breakdown of what will happen on the day of your procedure:

  • Consultation with the Surgeon:

    On arrival, you’ll discuss the procedures you’ve chosen with Mr Kshem Yapa. This is an opportunity to ask any questions and confirm the plan for the day.

  • Anaesthesia:

    Your comfort and safety are our priority. You’ll be given a general anaesthetic, ensuring you’re asleep and feel no pain during the surgery. The anaesthetist will explain this to you and check your health history beforehand.

  • Procedure Overview:

    Your specific procedures will depend on your choices:
    – Tummy Tuck: Removing excess skin and tightening abdominal muscles.
    – Liposuction: Removing specific fat deposits to better shape your body.
    – Breast Lift or Augmentation: Reshaping, lifting, or adding implants to the breasts.
    – Breast Reduction: Removing excess tissue to decrease breast size.

  • Post-Procedure Care:

    Once the surgery is complete, you’ll be in a recovery area where our team will monitor you as the anaesthetic wears off. We’ll ensure you’re recovering as expected.

Risks and Complications

Every surgical procedure comes with inherent risks. While Mr Kshem Yapa will uphold the highest standards and follow guidelines to minimise complications, it’s essential to be informed about the potential risks associated with a mummy makeover. Here are some of the main complications to consider:

As with any surgery, there’s a risk of infection. Symptoms might include a raised temperature, persistent discomfort, or unusual fluid.

Any surgery involving incisions will result in scarring. Mr Kshem Yapa will place these as inconspicuously as possible, but some visible scarring may occur.

Some mummy makeover procedures can lead to temporary or even permanent altered sensations in the operated areas.

This refers to the accumulation of blood outside blood vessels, leading to pain and swelling. In certain instances, surgical intervention might be required to drain it.

A buildup of clear bodily fluid, known as a seroma, could pose challenges to the healing process. In some cases, drainage might be necessary.

On rare occasions, individuals may exhibit allergic reactions to anaesthesia or surgical materials. Always inform your surgical team about known allergies.

If you’re considering expanding your family and breastfeeding in the future, discuss this with Mr Kshem Yapa. Some procedures could influence your ability to breastfeed.


Recovering from a mummy makeover is complex and timely, contingent on both the specific procedures you’ve decided to have and how your body heals. Generally, extensive surgeries like abdominoplasty might require a couple of weeks before returning to work and at least six weeks before resuming strenuous activities. In contrast, procedures like liposuction or breast augmentation have quicker turnarounds, often allowing a return to work within days, but still advising a six-week wait for heavy lifting or intense exercise.


Following your surgery, it’s important to rest in a well-prepared area, ensuring easy access to essentials. You’ll be provided with compression garments and you might require pain relief, which Mr Kshem Yapa can provide. It is advised that you arrange for transportation. Adhering to all post-op guidelines, especially during the crucial 1-6 week period, is vital for optimal healing and results. By the two-month mark, most patients see significant improvements and can resume regular activities.


You will be provided with a direct phone line to our experienced specialist cosmetic surgery nurse who provides an on call service 24 hrs a day, from the moment you have surgery, for any questions or concerns you may have or any other support you may need. We take pride in making sure our patients are well looked after following surgery and want you to feel well supported throughout your journey with us.

Book your consultation

If you would like to discuss this procedure in detail and understand if it’s the right procedure for your goals, book a consultation with Mr Kshem Yapa.


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