Mummy Makeover

A ‘mummy makeover’ is increasingly being used in cosmetic practice to restore the shape and appearance of a woman's body after pregnancy. The effects of pregnancy on the soft tissues of the breast and abdominal wall can alter the appearance of the body significantly. Often women look to improve the contour of both their breasts and their abdomen at the same time.

A mummy makeover is typically performed as a single-stage procedure, although can be staged.

At A Glance

Operation time

Depends on procedure usually 4 hours



Hospital stay

1 night


6 weeks

2 weeks before you can lift a small child


2 weeks


After 48 hours

Back to work

3 - 4 weeks

Full Recovery

6 weeks

Frequenty Asked Questions

What is a mummy makeover procedure?

A 'mummy makeover' is a combination of procedures involving the breast, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs and labia designed to restore the body to its original contours and appearance before childbearing.

A combination of the following procedures can be selected (which may be possible to be performed as a single operation):

The breast augmentation and lift aim to deliver a firmer breast with better contouring and can either be done at once or in a staged fashion with the lift first and then the augmentation.

For women also in need of a tummy tuck, the excess skin and fat from below the umbilicus is removed and redraped to provide a firmer appearance of the abdomen, whilst the muscles underneath are centralised to provide better contouring and appearance. The incision is concealed below the bikini-line, and the procedure is often combined with liposuction to further improve contouring. Typical areas for liposuction include the tummy, hips & thighs.

Why have a mummy makeover?

The key reason for having a mummy makeover procedure is to help restore a more visually pleasing body shape and appearance, similar to the one enjoyed before pregnancy and childbirth.

The procedures aim to reverse any unwanted changes, ranging from unmoveable 'baby weight', to changes in breast size and shape, excess abdominal skin and undesired genital shape and function changes.

What are the benefits of a mummy makeover?

Mothers who undergo such procedures report an increase in self-confidence and a sense of psychological wellbeing.  By combining procedures the cost is less and there is a single period of ‘downtime’.

Typically expected improvements from surgery include:

  • Removal of excess abdominal skin and fat 
  • Tightening of the stomach wall muscles
  • Reducing or restoring breast volume and shape
  • Reducing the visibility of scars and stretch marks
  • Removal of excess pockets of fat and skin from trouble areas such as the waist, arms and thighs
  • Rejuvenating the appearance and structure of the vaginal region
  • Increased satisfaction with the overall body contour and shape

Most commonly procedure combinations include tummy tuck, breast enlargement and liposuction, but of course combinations will be bespoke to you.

I had my child by c-section, can I still have a tummy tuck?

Most definitely. 

Am I suitable for a mummy makeover?

Mummy makeover surgery is a highly personal decision and should only be undertaken if you feel strongly that you would like to restore the appearance of your pre-pregnancy body.

You are likely to be a suitable candidate for mummy makeover surgery if:

  • You are in good psychological and physical health
  • You are at your ideal body weight
  • You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations of what can be achieved via surgery
  • You are a mother who has experienced body shape and contour changes following one or multiple pregnancies 
  • You have completed your family
  • You are no longer breastfeeding (surgery ideally should be 6 months after completion of breastfeeding, however you can book a consultation before this)

When would I be suitable for this surgery?

It can take several months for the body to settle down after pregnancy & breastfeeding, so surgery should be considered only when a complete recovery has been made.

Usually, within a year of childbirth, it should be possible to assess your permanent new body shape, enabling you to make decisions about whether a mummy makeover is right for you.  Often you can check in earlier with a free initial consultation to discuss the changes you would like to make and to determine which procedure or combination of procedures is right for you.   We can also use our Crisalix 3D body imaging to help you visualise your results of surgery to help in your decision making.

How many procedures can I have simultaneously?

Although not all women are suitable the vast majority can have multiple procedures simultaneously.  Mr Sawyer will talk you through which procedures can be combined and whether there may be a benefit in staging the procedures.  He will discuss the pros and cons of your circumstances.

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I first met Adam Sawyer in March 2019, when I consulted him about having abdomnioplasty. He put me totally at ease and I felt very comfortable about the surgery. I chose him because he has experience in weight loss surgery and subsequent loose skin surgery. I had abdomnioplasty and liposuction in July 2019. The surgery was a complete success, and I am very pleased with the results. I consulted with Adam twice more, each time he put me at ease, I found him to be a very friendly guy. I have also recommended him to a friend who has since consulted him about her surgery. If I needed surgery in the future I would not hesitate to go back to Adam Sawyer.

Dr Adam Sawyer is a professional and personable individual who made me feel at ease right away. He was very thorough in his approach ensuring all aspects of my abdominoplasty were explained. I felt confident he could deliver the realistic results I hoped for and he never let me down.

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