Considering Plastic Surgery on your Abdominal area or Breasts?
Are you wanting a post-baby ‘Mummy Make-Over’ for your body or breasts?
Are you missing the firmness of your pre-baby body? Do you want to explore the rejuvenating contouring possibilities of a Mummy Makeover? Mummy Makeover Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Procedures are popular options to reshape your baggy tummy, saggy breasts or stubborn fat deposits after having children. We even have vaginal lasers to help with post-pregnancy or post-menopausal urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness or laxity, or other female concerns after having children or undergoing other hormonal changes throughout your life.
The two most commonly sought procedures for MUMS are breast surgery (breast lift, breast augmentation, augmentation-mastopexy, and breast reduction), nipple reshaping or nipple location restoration, and abdominoplasty and liposuction procedures. Body contouring can help you get a firmer, flatter tummy or perkier, uplifted breasts again. Choose from our top Mummy Makeover specialists on our team of Melbourne’s Specialist Plastic Surgeons.
Why choose a breast lift, breast reduction, augmentation or tummy tuck procedure?
Some women don’t mind the changes to their bodies after pregnancy. Others are keen to ‘get their pre-baby body’ back to resemble how it was BEFORE children, to the extent possible through surgery and non-surgery body contouring (such as EnCurve RF Fat Reduction). Others simply want to remove sagging tummy skin and uplift their breasts or nipples to where they were once located, before their children came along.
Mummy Makeover Surgery is often focused on the breast and tummy areas, but can include other procedures to help you remedy or contour specific areas of concern.
Mummy Makeover surgeries typically involve combined breast and tummy contouring procedures or arm lift and thigh lift procedures which help you get your pre-baby body contours back to where you feel more confident, feminine and sexy.
Our Australian Specialists are highly-regarded for their body contouring and breast enhancement surgery expertise including Breast Lift with Implants, breast reduction procedures, implant removal & replacement and Tummy Tuck, Liposuction and Body Contouring techniques.
Our Team’s top Surgeons for Breast & Tummy Tuck Surgery include Dr Rubinstein, Dr McManamny, Dr Barnett, Dr Wyten, Dr Maxwell and Dr Robbins. Dr Burt is our eyelid rejuvenation and eyelid modification expert, and several of our team also specialise in liposuction/body contouring, facial surgery and nose reshaping. Find out which SURGEON is best for your specific surgery goals by phoning our Patient Care Advisor team on (03) 8849 1444 or send an enquiry form today.
You can also read more about other related procedures on our Breast Pages.
Mummy Makeovers: When should I consider Breast and Tummy Tuck Surgery?
- Has having kids ‘ruined’ your tummy, breasts or body contours?
- Are you having incontinence issues or lower-back related problems since giving birth?
- Does your tummy look like a deflated, overly-stretched balloon?
- Does a protruding stomach area leave you looking bumpy or feeling out of balance?
- Are you tired of breasts that look like empty sacks, or having southward-pointing nipples?
- Are you sick of excess flab on your upper arms- that some people call ‘bingo wings’ or ‘tuck shop arms’?
Mummy Makeover Surgery is often suitable for Mums of All Ages.
In the past, most Mums just lived with the changed bodies they ended up with after having children but today, more Mums have options for getting their bodies back after having children.
Some get their bodies and breasts back to where they want them through diet and exercise; others simply cannot accomplish what they want without surgical intervention. That’s because where there is abdominal damage, hormonal changes, over-stretched skin and stubborn fat stores, surgery is often the only type of treatment that can give you back the contours you’re wanting to attain again. Liposuction or EnCurve RF may also be viable options; our Specialist Surgeons in Melbourne can help you understand the benefits, risks and alternatives to getting back your pre-baby body.
- Do you miss having a smooth, svelte and firm tummy or torso?
- Do you have stretched, sagging tummy skin after having children?
- Have your breasts started to noticeably sag?
Many women find not only does their body change after having children, they try to disguise these changes by wearing loose, baggy clothing, simply because they are no longer comfortable with their body shape.
- Are you limiting your clothing choices to loose & baggy outfits after having babies?
- Do you love your family but wish you had your pre-baby body firmness and body-confidence back?
- Do you want your breast and nipples repositioned to where they once were, e.g., before you breast fed?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, you might be a good candidate for a Mummy Makeover procedure.
You may have found that nothing you can do, no amount of exercise or eating healthily, to get your body back into the natural contours you want to re-experience after having children.
Getting a flat belly, smoother stomach, or non-droopy breasts sometimes can become impossible without some extra help, and that’s where our Specialist Mummy Makeover Team comes in to help.
Fortunately, stomach muscle changes and disruptions to the abdominal tissues from pregnancy or childbirth are now reparable with Surgery, including advanced Tummy Tuck techniques.
When the abdominal muscles separate, no amount of exercise or sit ups can fully repair the separated muscles. “And it is this muscle tissue disruption that leaves many mums with a bulging or sagging stomach line and ‘flabby waist’ contours even when they diet and exercise”.
If breastfeeding and post-baby body changes have turned your once-sexy waistline contours into something a bit-less desirable, our leading Melbourne Plastic Surgeons can help you get your body and breasts back in shape again.
If you’ve been wearing baggy clothing to hide your post-pregnancy stomach contours, then the combination of surgeries known as a ‘Mummy Makeover’ may be for you.
If you have abdominal muscle and tissue damage and stretched, excess skin from pregnancy or from a significant weight change, and are otherwise physically and emotionally healthy, you may be a suitable candidate to get a Mummy Makeover.
Ask yourself the following questions to determine if you’re a potential candidate for Mummy Makeover surgery procedures
- Are you uncomfortable revealing your stomach, breasts or upper arms?
- Do you have weak abdominal muscles or stress-related incontinence and mild bladder weakness after having children?
- Have your nipples started pointing ‘south’?
- Do your breasts look empty or droopy?
If so, a Mummy Makeover can help restore your body to its firmer pre-pregnancy physique.
Our Australian Specialists are highly-regarded for their body sculpting surgery expertise including Breast Lift with Implants, breast reduction procedures, implant removal & replacement and Revision Surgery expertise.
Please contact us using the Enquiry Form to arrange to book a consultation.
Send an Enquiry Form today or phone (03) 8849 1444 to speak with our Patient Care Advisor.
You can also read more about other related procedures on our Breast Pages.
How Mummy Makeover Surgery Can Help You
Body Contouring & Breast Surgery can help you get your pre-baby body ‘back’ and Repair Your Abdominal Muscles to get a Flatter Tummy
Our Specialist Breast and Body Surgeons can help you get your body confidence back along with a tighter tummy again after having children.
Mums who are fitness-oriented, Mums of multiple pregnancies or twins, Mums over 40 and even younger Mums who have been missing wearing more fitted styles of clothing report a renewed sense of femininity and restored body confidence after getting their body ‘back again’ through body contouring surgery and excess skin reductions.
Some body changes that occur with pregnancy or breast feeding simply cannot be exercised or dieted away, but actually require surgery or liposuction to remedy.
Despite actively exercising regularly and good nutrition, you may be left with loose, sagging stomach skin and injured (torn or over-stretched) abdominal muscles in need of surgical repair. You might even have an abdominal-area hernia or umbilical hernia that has resulted in protrusions in your tummy area.
And whether or not you breast fed, pregnancy-related changes to your breasts may have left you with downwards-pointing nipples or sagging, empty drooping ‘breast sacks’ that have little resemblance to the breasts you used to have.
You don’t have to allow abdominal muscle damage from pregnancy or from a hysterectomy, weight changes, hormonal changes or gravity to continue to impact the clothes you’re able to wear, or your levels of body confidence.
You can opt, instead, for Surgery to repair the prematurely ageing or damaged abdominal muscles that has occurred during pregnancy or after early menopause.
Our Surgeons can help you if exercise and good nutrition fail to help you get your body firmness back again after having children.
So if you’re missing the firmness, smoothness or position of your pre-baby breasts and tummy skin, our Surgeons can help.
To get your BOUNCE back when you don’t bounce back naturally after having children, get in touch with a Patient Care Advisor to see which of our Mummy Makeover Specialists and which procedures are right for you!
Ask one of our leading Mummy Makeover Surgeons or a Patient Care Advisors which specific procedures can help you to
- Restore your breast shape or breast and nipple position
- Adjust your nipple appearance to its original, pre-breast-feeding size or location
- Revitalise your vaginal skin if it has suffered laxity after vaginal childbirth or after early menopause
- Repair your abdominal muscles which were damaged or torn during pregnancy and childbirth
Post-pregnancy body & breast changes can leave you with a drastically changed physique and a loss of body confidence
Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can change your body in drastic, undesired ways
Even if you do everything you can to keep in shape before, during or after your pregnancy. It’s just what happens when certain body changes occur in relation to pregnancy, child-birth, breast-feeding or gravity and ageing skin.
But you can help reverse some of the undesired body changes via choosing surgical procedures — especially if you find they simply aren’t amenable to good nutrition and exercise or other forms of rejuvenation that isn’t surgical in nature.
For suitable surgical candidates, Mummy Makeover procedures can:
- Help you get a smoother looking stomach
- Reposition, contour and uplift your breasts to help ‘reposition’ or ‘relocate’ them to where they were before you had children
- Have you feel more comfortable wearing fitted, tailored clothing again as well as feeling more comfortable in bikinis, swimwear, sleeveless clothing and lingerie
- Remove the bulging appearance that’s commonly called “a muffin top”
- Return your body confidence and sense of femininity
- Restore the contours that help you feel sexier or more desirable and body-confident
- Help you feel like “a yummy mummy’ — a woman who maintains a fit, healthy and balanced appearance despite raising young children
A Mummy Makeover is not a replacement for exercise and good nutrition and individual patient results can vary significantly.
Whilst Tummy, Breast and Body Contouring procedures can help remedy parts of your body that cannot be fixed by exercise or good nutrition alone, it is important to exercise and maintain a healthy weight for best results. And it’s important to have realistic expectations of what surgery can, and cannot, do for your body.
Read our Disclaimer pages for information about variances in surgical outcomes for different patients.
And be sure to ask your Specialist Surgeon what you can expect and can’t expect from Mummy Makeover Surgery as well as how to best prepare for an optimal surgical outcome.
What does a Mummy Makeover Procedure Involve?
A Mummy Makeover is a fully customised combination of body and breast surgeries. With fully customised Mummy Makeover procedures, we can help you to get your pre-baby body back using breast enhancement procedures and tummy tuck surgery as well as other body lift or liposuction contouring procedures.
Your Mummy Makeover Specialist Plastic Surgeon can discuss which specific combination will work to meet your needs.
A complete ‘Mummy Makeover’ might include:
- Tummy Tuck
- Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
- Liposuction or contouring
- Breast lift (with or without implants)
- Breast reduction
- Upper Arm Lift
- Inner Thigh Lift
- Vaginal tightening by MonaLisa Touch
- even a buttock lift (Brazilian Butt Lift)
Tummy tuck surgery can help remove your excess abdominal tissue to return you to a more svelte figure.
An inner thigh or buttock lift (with or without liposuction) can help remedy the look of loose or out-of-proportion thighs and buttocks. Liposuction can also help improve the contour of these areas of the body if there is excess fatty tissue causing unwanted lumps, bumps or body distortions (so long as the skin is tight or being excised during surgery).
We sometimes combine additional procedures to improve your shape or form. Combining surgeries can save you having to surgery downtime, but each and every surgery plan is tailored to meet your individual needs.
Our Mummy Makeover Specialists are:
- Dr Richard Maxwell
- Dr Douglas McManamny
- Dr Craig Rubinstein
- Dr Richard Maxwell
- Dr Tom Robbins & Dr Geoff Barnett also specialise in Body Lifts and Breast Lift Surgery for patients who have lost significant weight.
To book your consultation send an Enquiry Form today or phone (03) 8849 1444 to speak with our Patient Care Advisor.
What is the Process leading up to the Procedure?
Before you go ahead with Makeover surgery, you should expect to have several consultations with your surgeon.
These will cover topics such as your individual needs, surgical options, clinical examinations, measurements and a cooling off period.
What are the Pre-Operative Requirements?
The decision to have surgery is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if breast lift risks and potential complications are acceptable.
Your surgeon will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery and will then answer any questions and concerns that you may have.
Be sure to communicate your precise outcome desires to your Surgeon during your pre-surgery consultations and discuss fully whether or not your expectations are realistic in terms of what surgery can and cannot do for your particular body shape and existing breast tissue.
We may require some patients to get a medical clearance prior to having surgery. This can vary from patient to patient and may involve images or blood tests or surgery clearance by their GP.
You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks or potential complications, as well as what to expect during recovery.
You should stop smoking at least 4 weeks prior to surgery, as well as stop aspirin products at least one week before surgery.
On the evening before surgery, you may not eat or drink anything after midnight.
Remember that individual results can vary significantly.
Please read our Disclaimer page for details, and ask your surgeon what to expect from your breast lift procedure.
What is the Post-Operative Recovery like?
Our approach to recovery is simple. We do whatever we can to get you back to your normal life as soon as possible.
Following your Mummy Makeover you’ll be given specific post-op instructions to follow.
After the procedure, you can expect some swelling and scarring, but both of these will reduce over time. You’ll likely have swelling and soreness four to six weeks.
Pain management is customised for each patient and will be discussed as part of your consultation with your surgeon.
Each patient circumstances and recovery are different however typically you should expect follow up appointments on day 2, at 1 week, 1 month, and 4 months with drains removed at first post-op follow up appointment, 2-3 days post op.
It is important to follow your Breast Specialist’s post-surgical instructions for best recovery and surgical results.
What is the Normal Recovery Downtime After Mummy Makeover?
Recovery periods vary depending on the types and combinations of procedures.
As a general rule, expect to take 4-6 weeks after your surgery to get back on your feet properly.
But it’s best to check with your Surgeon for a more accurate estimate.
What sort of after-care should I plan for?
Above all, ensure you follow all instructions given to you by your surgeon.
This may include guidelines around physical activity, medication and physical support such as supportive and well-fitting bras or other garments.
Aside from that, try to avoid exposing the wounds to sunlight for at least 12 months, and be sure to seek help if you experience any unusual pain or bleeding.
Enlisting the help of a friend or family member in the weeks after your procedure is also a good idea if possible.
Surgery Risks and Recovery
What are the Risks and Possible Complications?
Any surgery poses a certain amount of risk and potential complications.
Potential complications include, but are not limited to:
- poor scarring
- seroma (accumulation of fluid)
- implant issues (wrinkling, leakage, rupture)
- capsular contracture
Common side effects include bruising and swelling.
The shape of the body and breast may change over time, and the final result may not be realized for a few months.
It is highly important that you choose the best possible Breast Specialist surgeon to minimise risks associated with your procedure.
Risks of Surgery can include:
General Anaesthesia – Most healthy patients respond well to general anaesthesia as modern techniques are very safe. Our team will provide you with the details of your anaesthetists prior to your surgery to discuss any specific concerns.
Bleeding (Haematoma) – This may require a visit to the operating theatre to remove the blood clot.
Infection – Your Surgeon will prescribe you with antibiotics and monitor you closely.
Delayed Wound Healing – Your Surgeon and Nurse advisor will manage the healing process. This usually occurs within patients who are overweight, smokers or who have an infection.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Fluid build-up (Seroma)
Scarring – (every effort is made to place the scar within the areas covered by high cut swimwear or underwear). Initially there is almost always some contour issues or puckers. These settle over the months but sometimes may require a small revision often under local anaesthetic. Scars continue to mature and improve for up to 18 months after surgery. Stretch marks may not all be removed or new ones may be created. You will receive 3 Fraxel Laser treatments approximately 8 weeks post-surgery to manage and improve scarring with our Dermal Clinician.
Numbness – This will occur 100% of the time and mostly settles over the months and up to 1-2 years.
Asymmetry – There may be irregular ridges and crease to both sides. Scars may be slightly different on your right compared to you left side.
Umbilical Malposition/Loss – This is a very rare complication and may require further surgery.
Pain – This will be managed appropriately with pain medications and prompt aftercare.
All successful surgery outcomes are the result of realistic expectations of the patient, realistic surgical goals and the knowledge of possible risks and complications. Nothing is ever guaranteed in science and medicine.
Risks are minimised through careful patient screening and planning, high standards of surgical training, meticulous surgical technique and vigilant post-operative care.
Small, less serious issues are common and every effort is made to resolve them quickly.
These rarely have long term effect on an excellent final result.
*Disclaimer: Individual results can vary significantly from patient to patient.
The information we provide is of a general nature.
To find out what to expect for your preferred procedures, arrange to see one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for a full-history and surgical consultation. Read more about surgical outcome variability on our Disclaimer Page.
Before & After Images of Surgery Results For Mummy Makeover procedures
Visit our Before and After photographs* of some of our Mummy Makeover surgery patients.
Please send a confidential enquiry form today to arrange to see our images in our Clinic and meet our Nurse Team for your selected Surgeon.
Melbourne’s Most Experienced Breast Plastic Surgeons
Our highly-experienced Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons for post-baby Body Contouring Surgery & Breast Rejuvenation procedures such as breast lifts include (L to R) Specialists Dr Craig Rubinstein, Dr Douglas McManamny, Dr Geoff Barnett, Dr Tom Robbins, and Dr Richard Maxwell.
Our Leading Plastic Surgeons operate at accredited major hospitals in and around Melbourne using only experienced Anaesthetists and a top team of surgical support staff.
Why choose our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for your Mummy Makeover?
Our leading Melbourne Tummy Tuck Specialist Plastic Surgeons are experts at the body and breast surgeries.
All of our Surgeons have over 20 years of surgical experience and extensive expertise in performing breast enhancement procedures including Breast Lifts, which are complex procedures requiring extensive measurements, surgical planning and high-level surgical skills
- Our Specialist Breast Lift Surgeons focus on providing you with:
- no drain procedures
- minimal scarring
- scar-reduction treatments using Fraxel (best practice standard for scar minimisation)
- getting you an excellent, long-lasting breast enhancement result
- Our Team are genuine masters in perforing precision complex procedures
Our Surgeons offer patients a high-quality consultation, precision surgical planning, extensive pre-surgical measurements and markups and long-lasting surgery results.
They can give you a firmer, more youthful look, and restore your body-confidence.
Our leading Australian Mummy Makeover Specialists regularly helps Mums restore their desired ‘pre-baby’ body contours.
With expert surgical precision, excess skin folds can be removed and abdominal tears repaired through an Abdominoplasty Surgery (Tummy Tuck).
Scar minimisation is managed by our specialist Dermal Clinicians and your Plastic Surgeon, often through Fraxel laser treatments.
Healite II treatments and Rapid Recovery Packages are also included with your Surgery procedure by one of our Leading Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons, who have decades of expertise at helping Mums regain their desired physiques and body contours.
Are your surgeons Plastic Surgeons or Cosmetic Surgeons – what’s the difference?
All of our six surgeons are qualified Plastic Surgeons – this is NOT the same as Cosmetic Surgeons. Our team of surgeons specialise in different areas of cosmetic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and have decades of experience and training.
The difference between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon is significant.
Anyone with an MBBS qualification (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) can call themselves a ‘cosmetic surgeon’, however they have not had the minimum 12 years of rigorous training that is required to become a Plastic Surgeon and most are not accredited to operate in leading hospitals (that’s why they operate in their backroom clinic or in day surgeries).
Some people calling themselves ‘cosmetic surgeons’ actually trained as dentists or dermatologists (Skin doctors).
Membership of RACS (Royal Australian College of Surgeons) means you are surgeon but you could be a Maxillofacial surgeon or ENT surgeon and may not have much expertise in Plastic Surgery.
Please choose a quality Plastic Surgeon that is accredited by a recognised association.
Look for membership of ASPS, ASAPS or ISAPS as a minimum qualification for your surgeon. These members are regarded as highly trained specialists in their field.
You should also choose an experienced plastic surgeon not a under qualified ‘cosmetic surgeon’ or physician.
Dr Craig Rubinstein, Dr Douglas McManamny and Dr Geoff Barnett regularly consult in Hawthorn East at 759 Burwood Road which is highly convenient to S. Yarra, Toorak, Kew and Richmond and Ivanhoe as well as inner and eastern suburbs. Dr Maxwell has a location in Williamstown as well as at our Hawthorn East rooms.
Our boutique-style Hawthorn Clinic has onsite parking as well as free 2 hour street parking nearby.
We are conveniently accessible from Balwyn, Richmond, Hawthorn, Kew, Toorak, South Yarra, Brighton, Bentleigh, Glen Huntley, Malvern, Inner Eastern Suburbs, Bayside Melbourne, Sandringham, St Kilda, Melbourne CBD, North Melbourne, Ivanhoe, Eltham, and Yarra Valley VIC.
- Free onsite parking – large parking lot in Medical Facility at 50 Kangan Drive, Level 1.
- Take the lift or one-flight of stairs to the 1st Level
- Conveniently accessible from South East Melbourne, Mornington, Mt Martha, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston and South-Eastern Victoria including Sorrento, Gippsland and the foothills of the Dandenongs as well as other regions of the Mornington Peninsula.
Support for Interstate or International Patients
If you live outside of Melbourne, Australia, contact us OR visit our Interstate or Overseas Patients page to find out how we can help you.
How Much Do Mummy Makeovers Cost?
Like any cosmetic surgery, Mummy Makeovers can vary greatly in price. Often this price directly reflects the quality of the surgery, as well as the thoroughness of the pre- and post-surgery care.
We believe in providing comprehensive, top-class procedures to every patient, in a way that makes them feel safe and confident.
Finance and Payment Plans for Your Surgery
For more information on quotes and costs, simply get in touch with one of our clinics.
NEXT STEP: Book your Initial Consultation
- Email us or Call on (03) 8849 1400 to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment.
- A Referral from your GP or specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral
- Book a consultation with your Surgeon by paying the $200 consultation fee
What to Bring to your Surgeon Consultation
- Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
- Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly
- You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
Want more information before scheduling your Surgeon consultation?
- Request more information about the procedure – call or contact us
- Book a Complimentary Nurse Consultation (FREE)
- Organise a phone call with Patient Advisor (FREE)
- Attend our Regular Practice Events and hear from our of Specialist Tummy Tuck Surgeons and their top support team (FREE)
- Organise a Skype call consultation with a Surgeon (available for Interstate patients)
- Speak with a past patient that has had the procedure – call or contact us
- Browse our Frequently Asked Questions including including how to choose a Surgeon for your procedure
Please contact us using this form to arrange to book a consultation with one of our expert Specialist Plastic Surgeons or to speak with our Patient Care Advisor. Dr Richard Maxwell has a special surgical interest in Mummy Makeovers and combined procedures.