Mummy Makeover FAQs


After pregnancy or breastfeeding, you may find yourself with a body that has lost its contour and the fit look you had when you were younger. If you would like to restore the fullness and shape of your breasts and rejuvenate your belly and intimate parts, you may consider a Mummy Makeover procedure.

Our Breast and Tummy Tuck Surgeons, Dr Craig Rubinstein, Dr Rebecca Wyten, and Dr Patrick Briggs are all specialist plastic surgeons who can restore your youthful figure after pregnancy, your self-esteem and make you proud of how well you look once again.

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What Is Mummy Makeover FAQs

What is mummy makeover?

  • A mummy makeover is a complex plastic surgery that addresses multiple problems after pregnancy.
  • This procedure;
    • Restores the fullness and volume of your breasts
    • Tightens your abdominal muscles
    • Reduces your waist
    • And removes any unsightly skin you may have on your belly.
  • It is a common procedure in mums, especially after multiple pregnancies and breastfeeding.

What is the mummy package?

  • The mummy package or mummy makeover is a complex surgical procedure that rejuvenates the body of mums and women who may look like they’ve had multiple pregnancies.
  • A mummy package includes a breast lift, tummy tuck, labiaplasty, and may include some extra liposuction.

What is a full mummy makeover?

  • A full mummy makeover can include breast surgery, a tummy tuck, some liposuction and sometimes a labiaplasty.
  • The breast surgery may be a simple breast lift, and it may be a breast reduction or a breast augmentation with implants or a fat transfer breast augmentation.
  • Labiaplasty and liposuction are also optional procedures.
  • During the initial screening, your specialised plastic surgeon will be able to assess your situation and propose the right combo for you.

What is included in a Mummy Makeover?

  • A mummy makeover can include multiple procedures, such as a tummy tuck, breast surgery, some liposuction and feminine rejuvenation.
  • Some women also decide to have a Brazilian Butt Lift to use the removed fat after a tummy tuck.
  • If you find yourself with saggy, loose skin and droopy breasts after one or more pregnancies, you may want to consult an experienced plastic surgeon and discuss your concerns.
  • A mummy makeover is a great procedure that restores your figure and rejuvenates your contours.

What are the best Mummy Makeover procedures?

  • The best Mummy Makeover procedures are tummy tuck and breast surgery.
  • The tummy tuck restores the youthfulness of your tummy by removing some fat deposits from your abdomen, and the flanks or love handles.
  • It also removes saggy skin after pregnancy and brings loose abdominal muscles together for a reshaped waistline.
  • The breasts may be droopy; they may sag or look deflated. If this is a concern for you, Dr Craig Rubinstein, Dr Rebecca Wyten, and Dr Patrick Briggs can reduce the size of your boobs, lift them or enlarge them.

What is the most natural Mummy Makeover?

  • The most natural mummy makeover is the one that a specialist plastic surgeon does.
  • It is done in a hospital theatre by an experienced surgeon who has a lot of experience and years, if not decades, of satisfied clients and successful procedures.
  • Another natural mummy makeover is the one that your plastic surgeon has customised to your body and your needs.
  • The most natural looking mummy makeover results from a compromise between your surgeon’s expertise and your realistic expectations of what the surgeon can do.

What are the different types of Mummy Makeover?

  • There are many different types of mummy makeovers. A mummy makeover is a combination of any of the following:
  1. Breast surgery: breast reduction (via excision or liposuction), breast lift or breast augmentation (with or without implants, fat graft breast augmentation or hybrid breast augmentation),
  2. Tummy tuck: with or without tightening of the abs, a mini tummy tuck, full tummy tuck, Fleur-de-Lis and a circumferential or a 360 tummy tuck,
  3. Liposuction: abdomen, flanks, love handles and breasts,
  4. Feminine rejuvenation: vaginoplasty, labiaplasty, Mona Lisa Touch feminine rejuvenation.

By properly combining these surgeries, you can best utilise the time under anaesthesia, and you may benefit from a single recovery time for all these procedures. This is a combo most sought by busy mums looking for a complete mommy makeover.

How common are mummy makeovers?

  • Mummy makeovers are becoming a more and more common procedure – combining breast & tummy surgery post pregnancy. Most women are attracted to this life-changing procedure by the prospect of having multiple body issues resolved simultaneously with
  • In the USA alone, around 62% of mums have admitted to considering a mummy makeover.

Is a Mummy Makeover a good idea?

  • Yes, a mummy makeover is a good idea.
  • Mummy makeover is a great procedure that restores your youthful looks, waistline, and skin elasticity.
  • Women who undergo a mummy makeover procedure feel and look younger and report being happier.
  • Added benefits of this procedure are smaller breast ptosis or breast laxity, firmer skin and reduced chances of developing infections in any skin folds.
  • Your body will look better even on the beach since all scars can be neatly hidden by the swimwear and the natural contours of your body.

How can I tighten my tummy with a Mummy Makeover?

  • You can tighten your tummy with a mummy makeover.
  • Mummy makeover includes a tummy tuck as a standard procedure.
  • During a mummy makeover, your specialised plastic surgeon removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen and possibly even the flanks and brings your abs together for a firmer, shapelier look and a streamlined appearance.

How would I look with a Mummy Makeover?

  • You would look truly refreshed with a Mummy Makeover.
  • In this procedure, your specialised plastic surgeon tightens the saggy skin on your abdomen, reduces your flanks and reduces your waist.
  • They will also do liposuction on any body part that needs it and breast surgery for breasts that follow the rest of your contour.
  • You will look several years younger and achieve the same contour you had when you were much younger.

How much younger can a Mummy Makeover make you look?

  • Hard to say. Since no two patients are the same, some look ten years younger, while might look 15 years younger.
  • This surgical procedure removes the extra skin and stubborn fat deposits and rejuvenates your breasts for a much younger-looking body and a contoured figure.

How much weight do you lose with a mummy makeover?

  • You can lose anywhere between 2.7- 3.6 kilos of fat from the liposuction alone.
  • You can add more to this number, and most women report losing anywhere between 2-3 pants sizes.
  • The exact weight you can lose with a mummy makeover depends mostly on how much excess skin you have to begin with.
  • However, a mummy makeover is not a weight-loss procedure.

How soon can you fly after a mummy makeover?

  • You should wait for several weeks before travelling after a mummy makeover.
  • If you travel from abroad to have your tummy tuck, if everything is fine during your recovery time, you can fly back home some 2-3 weeks after the procedure.
  • Still, you have to have proper care and good conditions for recovery even back home to let your body fully heal.
  • Any good surgeon strongly opposes travelling right after a tummy tuck procedure since you are almost certain to develop complications.
  • Remember, most ruined mummy makeovers and post-op complications are due to inadequate aftercare.

What is the best alternative to a Mummy Makeover?

  • A mummy makeover is a complex surgical procedure, so alternatives could be any procedures that you would normally find in a Mummy Makeover.
  • If you want to tighten your belly, you may have a tummy tuck only. If you want to reduce or enlarge your breasts, you may also choose breast reduction or breast augmentation. However, most busy mums choose to have all the procedures together since they can better use the time spend under the anaesthetic.
  • Furthermore, having multiple procedures simultaneously saves time and some money since the same surgical theatre is used for all procedures if they are done simultaneously.

Am I The Right Candidate / Mummy Makeover Prerequisites FAQs

How do I know if I need a Mummy Makeover?

  • You may need a mummy makeover if you:
    • Had one or more pregnancies,
    • Breastfed,
    • Do not plan on having more children in the next year or so,
    • Have loose, droopy skin,
    • Suffer embarrassment due to your looks,
    • Avoid social activities that would make you show your body,
  • Or, if you have noticed that your;
    • Breasts are not firm as they used to be,
    • Stomach hangs over the swimwear,
    • Waistline is gone,
  • Its also important that you have realistic expectations of what your specialised plastic surgeon can and cannot do in a surgical theatre.

So, if you fall into one or more of these categories, please consult your experienced plastic surgeon and schedule the initial screening.

Should I get a Mummy Makeover or Lipo?

  • A Mummy Makeover and lipo are two different procedures.
  • You may want to have liposuction if you have pockets of stubborn fat in specific areas of your body, such as the tummy, the thighs, the pubic area, the chin or the upper arms.
  • Liposuction can remove up to 5 litres of fat, which may seem a lot, but it does not address the saggy, droopy skin you may have after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What is the best age for a Mummy Makeover?

  • The best age for a mummy makeover is any age when you are certain that you will have no more children.
  • Your last pregnancy and breastfeeding should ideally end at least six months before a mummy makeover procedure.
  • A breast and tummy surgery does not impact your ability to have children later on, but pregnancy after a mummy makeover can undo the results.
  • The six-month wait period from your last lactating days is there to ensure that your breast tissue has subsided in size and that your specialised plastic surgeon can assess your situation properly.

Is 60 too old for a Mummy Makeover?

  • No, 60 is not too old for a mummy makeover.
  • You should be healthy enough to undergo major surgery, and you should inform your specialised plastic surgeon of any medication you may be taking regularly, as well as any chronic medical conditions you may have, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • You should be mindful that recovering from a mummy makeover at 40-45 is much faster and easier than at 60.

How much weight and skin can I remove with a Mummy Makeover?

  • You can remove several kilos of fat,
  • How much skin can be removed in a mummy makeover mostly depends on how much lax skin you had in the first place and what kind of tummy tuck you opted for.
  • A mummy makeover is not a weight-loss procedure, but your surgeon will be able to give an estimate.
  • Remember that no two patients are the same, so what may be 5 kilos for a friend may be achieved in your case with a 2.5kg removal.

Mummy Makeover Preparation FAQs

How do I prepare for a Mummy Makeover?

  • To prepare for a mummy makeover, you should:
    • Start regular light exercise several weeks before the surgery to tone your muscles,
    • Start a healthy diet rich in fibres and vitamins,
    • Stop smoking at least six weeks before your surgery,
    • Do all the blood work your specialised plastic surgeon has asked for,
    • Gather all the documents you may need,
    • Find a friend or a family member to help you back to your house after the procedure and to help you out in the initial few days after a mommy makeover,
    • Be prepared: buy everything such as medication and cold packs that you may need to have in your home for the recovery.

Should I lose weight before a Mummy Makeover?

  • Yes, you should lose weight before a Mummy Makeover.
  • Losing weight before a mummy makeover will bring out your natural contours so that the surgeon can better address your concerns.
  • It will also reduce chances for complications before and after the procedure and shorten the Breast and Tummy surgery time.
  • In losing weight, always make sure to do so in a healthy way, without compromising your health and safety and maintain a stable weight for at least several months before your mommy surgery.

What is the ideal BMI for a Mummy Makeover?

  • The ideal BMI for a mummy makeover is around 25.
  • Many surgeons will agree to operate even if your BMI is closer to 28.
  • For an exact estimate and professional advice, please contact one of our specialised plastic surgeons and schedule an initial screening.
  • The ideal BMI for one person may not be ideal for you since no two patients are alike.

How do I prepare for a mummy makeover consultation?

  • To prepare for a mummy makeover consultation, you should:
    • Think about the results you want to achieve,
    • Revise your medical history and your family medical history,
    • Think of any medication and chronic conditions you may have,
    • Find the best surgeon to operate on you. A mummy makeover is not an easy procedure, and you want only the best surgeon to operate on you,
    • Be prepared that your surgeon may not meet all your needs.

What do I need to buy before a mummy makeover?

  • There are several things you should buy before a mummy makeover:
    • A compression garment,
    • Bandages, gauze and dressings,
    • A cold pack or two (one on the body, one in the fridge),
    • Medication that your specialised plastic surgeon has prescribed to you.

You should also ensure that your pantry is full since you won’t be able to leave the house for several weeks.

Mummy Makeover Procedure FAQs

What are the steps in a Mummy Makeover procedure?

  • There are several steps in a mummy makeover procedure:
    • Breast augmentation and lift or a breast reduction and lift,
    • Liposuction,
    • Tummy tuck,
    • Feminine rejuvenation.
  • Alternatively, if you would like a fat graft breast augmentation, the procedure goes like this:
    • Liposuction,
    • Fat transfer breast augmentation,
    • Tummy tuck,
    • Feminine rejuvenation.

What type of anesthesia is used for Mummy Makeover?

  • Your specialised plastic surgeon will give you general anaesthesia for your comfort, which means you will be asleep during surgery.
  • You will not feel any pain, and you will wake up some two and a half hours later, with the procedure finished.

Where are Mummy Makeover scars located?

  • A mummy makeover is a complex procedure that results in several scars.
  • For any breast surgery, the scars will be placed around your areola, in the breast fold or both, with one more incision connecting the two.
  • The tummy tuck scars will be placed under the C-section incision site.
  • Your surgeon will hide all the scars as much as possible in the natural crevices and contours of your body.
  • The scars that are of concern to you can be faded using scar revision procedures.

How long does a Mummy Makeover take?

  • A mummy makeover surgery can take 3 to 6 hours in theatre – depending on your body and procedures chosen..
  • There is some extra time that you will spend in the clinic for the prep work and the release.
  • You will be released and can go back home the same day. In some rare cases, your specialised plastic surgeon may suggest you stay in the hospital for a day.

Can you get a Mummy Makeover twice?

  • Yes, you can get a Mummy makeover twice. The procedure results are permanent in the sense that the skin and fat that are removed do not come back. However,
    • New pregnancies,
    • Massive weight gain and loss,
    • Lifestyle choices and
    • Aging can all contribute to more skin laxity and more fat deposits to form.
  • If this is the case for you, contact your specialised plastic surgeon and schedule an appointment.
  • Make sure to specify that this would be your second mummy makeover.

Who is the best surgeon for a mummy makeover?

  • The best surgeon for a mummy makeover is a surgeon who has:
    • Ample experience in the field of breast and tummy rejuvenation,
    • Proper credentials – is board-certified and has gone through accredited schools,
    • Can operate in a surgical theatre – beware of cosmetic surgeons who operate in their own offices; they do so because they cannot get access to operate in proper hospitals,
    • Can inform you of all the risks and complications of your case,
    • Operates at reasonable prices – prices that are too low are low for a reason. Inexperienced surgeons may charge lower rates but will also compromise your safety and results. Never let an inexperienced cosmetic surgeon do a mummy makeover on you.
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Mummy Makeover Recovery FAQs

How painful is recovery from Mummy Makeover?

  • Mummy makeover is an extensive surgical procedure that can result in pain and discomfort.
  • During the procedure, you will be under general anaesthesia.
  • After the procedure, you will be given pain medication to mediate the pain and discomfort, and you will continue taking this medicine for several days.
  • Most patients do not need pain relievers a week to ten days post-op.

How long does it take to heal after mummy makeover?

  • It takes around two weeks for the initial healing after a mummy makeover.
  • Two days post-op, the incisions will have reattached themselves, and you may be able to wash gently.
  • Most of the bruising and swelling reduces within four to six weeks, and your specialist plastic surgeon will remove your drains about 1 to 7 days after surgery depending on your case.

How long does it take to recover from a Mummy Makeover?

  • The initial stage of the mummy makeover recovery takes around two weeks.
  • In this time, most of the bruising and swelling will be gone.
  • By the end of four weeks, you will be able to resume all most activities.
  • You can stop wearing your compression garment about 6 to 12 weeks post-op, and you will be able to resume the most strenuous activities, such as swimming and heavy lifting, approximately three months after the procedure when directed by your surgeon.

How can I speed up my Mummy Makeover recovery?

  • You can significantly speed up your mummy makeover recovery by:
    • Staying healthy both before and after the procedure,
    • Eating a healthy diet and having regular physical activity,
    • Taking plenty of rest,
    • Taking good care of the wounds and
    • Following ALL advice that your specialised plastic surgeon gave you on aftercare.

What is the fastest way to recover from a Mummy Makeover?

  • The fastest way to recover from a Mummy makeover would begin with the pre-op period.
  • Eat a healthy and varied diet full of vitamins and fibres.
  • This will ensure that your body is healthy, strong and ready to undergo a major surgery.
  • The benefits of a healthy diet and exercise will help you recover from this procedure faster.

How do you reduce swelling after a Mummy Makeover?

  • Fast recovery is the key to reducing swelling after a Mummy Makeover.
  • You should not drink alcohol after surgery, for at least two weeks.
  • You should also avoid smoking before and after as it can slow down the recovery and promote swelling.
  • Your specialised plastic surgeon may choose to put drains to help with the excess fluid accumulation.
  • They may also suggest a Manual Lymph Drainage massage (MLD message) some two weeks post-op.
  • Your surgeon will also give you a compression garment that you should wear for at least six weeks after surgery.

How long does the tightness last after a Mummy Makeover?

  • The tightness after a mummy makeover is a result of the skin tightening that your surgeon has done as well as the swelling. Both are a normal part of the recovery.
  • This tightness may last anywhere from a few days to 6 months and will settle over time.
  • Tightness, numbness, and tingling sensation are normal parts of the mummy makeover recovery that will gradually subside.

How do you clean Mummy Makeover stitches?

  • The best thing to do is consult your specialist plastic surgeon about your specific instructions for cleaning and dressing your stitches.

How long should you wear compression garments after a Mummy Makeover?

  • You should wear your compression garment for around six to 12 weeks after surgery.
  • The compression garment will keep the skin and the incision in place as they heal and reattach themselves.
  • You may occasionally take the compression garment off. For example when taking a shower and washing it.
  • You should wear the compression garment while sleeping.

What happens if you don’t wear compression garment after Mummy Makeover?

  • You may compromise the final results if you do not wear a compression garment.
  • The swelling may increase, the recovery time get prolonged, and the incision may take longer to heal.
  • This can all result in infections and widen the scar and keloids, none of which are nice.
  • Always follow your specialised plastic surgeon’s advice to minimise the risks of complications.

Can I sleep without my compression garment?

  • No, you should not sleep without your compression garment.
  • Compression garments should be worn 24/7 for the first six weeks after your procedure, even at night.
  • You can take off your compression garment to take a shower and to wash it.
  • Never put a wet compression garment on your body.

How do you sleep after a Mummy Makeover?

  • You should sleep in a reclined position and on your back after a mummy makeover.
  • If you experience any back pain, you may also decide to reduce the recline (take a pillow from under you) but keep your torso in a somewhat elevated position to promote liquid drainage.
  • You should not sleep on your side for a few weeks and on the stomach for at least six weeks.

How long after a Mummy Makeover can I sleep on my side?

  • You can sleep on your side two weeks after a mummy makeover if the recovery goes as planned.
  • In general, you should not sleep on your side for as long as possible because sleeping on the back promotes healthy healing and better results.
  • Your specialised plastic surgeon may suggest an even longer period of not sleeping on the side, depending on your state.
  • If that does happen, please always listen to your specialised plastic surgeon’s advice.

How long does it take to look normal after a Mummy Makeover?

  • You will have a fairly good idea of what you will look like after approximately two weeks after the surgery, once most of the bruising and swelling are gone.
  • From this time on, there may still be some swelling, and it is completely normal to experience swelling for up to 9 months after a mummy makeover procedure.
  • The changes in the last several months will mostly relate to your abdomen’s definition and toning, not to any radical changes in your contours.

How long before Mummy Makeover looks natural?

  • It may take up to 9 months for the results to look natural.
  • Most of the bruising and swelling are gone two weeks after the procedure, while the remaining swelling will stay around for nine months.
  • You will look natural a few months after the procedure, although a little bit puffy in the tummy area.

How do you wash your hair after a Mummy Makeover?

  • You should not take a shower or wash your hair for 48 hours after surgery.
  • After this time, you can wash your hair with lukewarm water and soap.
  • Make sure to rinse well and dry your hair thoroughly before returning to your daily activities.
  • If breast surgery was a part of your mummy makeover, you might need help washing your hair since it may be difficult moving your arms above your head.

What can you eat after a Mummy Makeover?

  • After a mummy makeover, you can eat anything, such as fruits, vegetables, meats, grains etc.
  • Make sure that your diet is varied and rich in fibres since this promotes good gut health and stimulates your immune system.
  • You should avoid alcohol and tobacco since they can slow down the recovery and may contribute to complications.

Can you walk after a mommy makeover?

  • Yes, you can, in fact its incouraged.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and try to be on your feet for at least several minutes on the day of the surgery.
  • Walking will promote blood flow, speed up the recovery process and prevent blood clots from forming during a long rest period.
  • Please plan to have somebody by your side in the first few days since the pain relievers may cause you to feel nauseated.
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Mummy Makeover Longer-Term Results FAQs

Is a Mummy Makeover permanent?

  • Yes, it is permanent surgery.
  • The fat tissues and the extra skin that are removed are gone for good.
  • You should change the breast implants (if you had them implanted) after some ten years.
  • However, you should be mindful that your body will keep changing as you age, even after a mummy makeover.
  • Over time, you may experience new skin laxity, new fat deposits, and breast ptosis. In this case, you can have a second mummy makeover or smaller-scale touch-up surgeries.

How visible is scaring after a mummy makeover?

  • Mummy makeover leaves visible scaring that your specialised plastic surgeon will hide in the natural contours of your body.
  • The tummy tuck scars will be hidden under your underwear, and the swimwear and your surgeon will place these scars under the C-section line.
  • The scars will mature in some 9-12 months and will not be too pronounced with good care.
  • If you are concerned about your scars even beyond this point, you can speak with your experienced plastic surgeon about scar-revision procedures.

How to minimise scarring after a mummy makeover?

  • You can minimise scarring after a mummy makeover by:
    • Making sure you have a quick and safe recovery,
    • Taking good care of the wound and the scar,
    • Applying moisturisers and SPF to the scar as soon as the initial healing is gone,
    • Staying hydrated, especially in the first few days post-op,
    • Opting for scar-revision procedures.

Ensure that you follow any other advice that your specialist plastic surgeon has given to you.

How long do the effects of a Mummy Makeover last?

  • The effects of mummy surgery are permanent.
  • However, new pregnancies, significant weight gain and loss and normal aging contribute to new skin laxity and breast droopiness.
  • New research has also shown that your body may form new fat cells around a decade after being removed.
  • If you are concerned about the permanence of your mummy makeover, make sure to maintain a healthy lifestyle to slow down the aging process as much as possible.

Does a Mummy Makeover make you look younger?

  • Yes, a mommy makeover makes you look younger.
  • It removes fat deposits, lax skin and improves your breasts for a rejuvenated, youthful figure and a healthier body.
  • A mummy makeover can also rejuvenate your intimate parts, restoring their looks and functionality.
  • A tummy and breast surgery does not address the face.
  • So, if you think that your face needs rejuvenation as well, you may opt for a facial rejuvenation surgery or a facelift.

How can you tell if someone had a Mummy Makeover?

  • Scars are a sure way to tell somebody has had a mummy makeover.
  • However, the scars are hard to notice since the surgeon can hide them in the body’s natural contours and under the swimwear line.
  • A bad mummy makeover is easy to spot: skin irregularities, overly visible scarring and breasts that do not match the body are ways to tell that a unqualified or unexperienced surgeon did the procedure.

Do Mummy Makeovers ever look natural?

  • Yes, mummy makeovers look very natural just months after your procedure.
  • After the bruising and swelling are gone, you will find yourself with a rejuvenated body and slimmer figure.
  • Always choose the best surgeons to do your surgery.
  • Our specialised plastic surgeons, Dr Craig Rubinstein, Dr Rebecca Wyten, and Dr Patrick Briggs are all board-certified plastic surgeons with thousands of plastic surgeries in their experience. They can help you achieve a natural-looking figure.

Mummy Makeover Risks And Complications FAQs

Can a Mummy Makeover make you look worse?

  • Yes, a bad, inexperienced surgeon who is not board-certified or has operated in a backroom clinic may make you significantly worse.
  • Overly tight or loose skin, bad scarring and disproportionate breasts are common complications you may face if you choose a cheap surgery or an overboard surgery.
  • Be mindful that some of these mistakes can not be fixed.

What are the risks of a mummy makeover?

  • There are several risks associated with a mummy makeover:
    • Hematoma, or blood build-up at the site that your surgeon operated on,
    • Seratoma, or excessive fluid collection in your tummy or the breasts,
    • Infection, which is usually a result of improper wound care after surgery,
    • Blood clots, which usually appear if you do not get enough physical activity during the post-op period,
    • Bruising and swelling,
    • Temporary or permanent loss of nipple sensitivity,
    • Temporary loss of skin sensitivity,
    • Breast symmastia,
    • Nipple necrosis,
    • Wide and unsightly scars,
    • Keloids.

Always choose the best, specialist plastic surgeon with ample experience in the field to operate on you. Experience, education and certification combined with proper preparation for the surgery and proper aftercare are the best ways to minimise the chances of complications occurring.

Is it worth getting a Mummy Makeover instead of lipo?

  • Yes, it is worth getting a mummy makeover over a lipo.
  • Liposuction removes only isolated pockets of stubborn fat and can remove up to five litres of fat per session without the need for a hospital stay.
  • On the other hand, a mummy makeover can remove more weight than a lipo can, addresses a wider area of your body, and deals with the issue of skin laxity at the same time.
  • Furthermore, a mummy makeover will also rejuvenate your breasts and restore their youthful look, which a lipo cannot do.

Mummy Makeover Financing FAQs

Do Medicare and insurance cover Mummy Makeover?

Will Medicare pay for Mummy Makeover?

Can I finance a mummy makeover?

  • Yes, you can finance your surgery. You can either:
  1. Start a savings account or a high-yield fund,
  2. Use a low-interest credit card,
  3. Investigate mummy makeover payment plans and special purpose medical financing.

Is Mummy Makeover worth it?

  • Yes, it is worth it. 97% of mummy makeover patients surveyed by Realself said it was worth it.
  • The procedure is a complex surgical procedure, which means that you will be able to utilise best the surgical theatre time and the recovery period since you will have multiple procedures simultaneously.
  • Most patients who undergo a mummy makeover procedure say that they look younger and feel better and healthier than before.

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Last updated: 29/04/2022
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Dr Rebecca Wyten, MBBS, FRACS (Plas), is a Melbourne VIC Female Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Australia. She is very talented in natural looking Breast Augmentation (Breast Implant Surgery), Breast Lift surgery and Breast Reduction, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Body Contouring with liposuction, Labiaplasty and other cosmetic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures (women only). She is FRACS (Plastic) qualified and has extensive experience and training in New South Wales, Victoria, and has worked alongside some of the world's top Plastic Surgeons whilst in France. Education: Dr Rebecca Wyten BSci, MBBS, FRACS (Plas) graduated in Medicine (MBBS) from the University of Sydney, NSW. She has since dedicated her artisan plastic cosmetic surgery skills to a private practice in Melbourne and Berwick on the Mornington peninsula. Bio Page:

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Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.