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What is a Mummy Makeover?

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what is a Mummy makeover?

A mummy makeover is a suite of cosmetic procedures that will restore your body shape after pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. 

Mummy makeover surgery is usually focused on the breasts and abdomen as these are the most affected by pregnancy changes.

Why do women opt for rejuvenating surgery after childbirth?

Many women find the contrast between their pre-pregnancy body and their post-baby appearance challenging. 

The size and shape of the breasts can change and weight gained during pregnancy can be hard to shift.

With an average weight gain of between 10 and 12.5kg, your skin and muscles may be stretched to the limit, especially on your abdomen where stretch marks, lax skin and loose muscles are common legacies of pregnancy. 

Multiple pregnancies can make the effects more significant and even a healthy diet and strenuous exercise may not give you the body you want.

Which surgical procedures are typically included in mummy makeover surgery?

The mummy makeover can be individually designed for you to rejuvenate all the parts of your body affected by pregnancy, breastfeeding and childbirth. 

Using a variety of tightening and contouring procedures, Miss Breahna will resculpt your body and recreate a visually pleasing body shape.

The most popular surgical procedures that Miss Breahna performs for her clients during a mummy makeover are:

Tummy tuck

The surgical term for a tummy tuck is an abdominoplasty. In Miss Breahna’s skilled hands, this is a straightforward procedure to remove sagging skin and excess tissue from the abdomen.

The abdominal muscles can be very stretched by your growing baby and these can be tightened at the same time.

The tummy tuck will give you a flatter and more toned profile, allowing you to fit into your favourite jeans much more comfortably.


Some lucky women only develop a neat bump that disappears after their baby is born.

Most women gain pregnancy weight all over the body. Despite your best efforts, you may still have stubborn fat deposits on the abdomen, hips, thighs, flanks and arms months after your baby is born.

Miss Breahna uses liposuction to remove excess fat from these areas, recontouring your body to restore a sleeker profile.

Breast augmentation or breast lift

The size of your breasts can change considerably during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Your breasts may lose volume and firmness, causing them to look saggy.

Some patients only require a breast lift to remove stretched skin and restore the position of the breast and its nipple.

Other women prefer to combine the uplift with a breast augmentation using breast implants to boost breast volume and restore the rounded shape of the cleavage.

Breast reduction

Post-baby breasts can be significantly larger than before conception and Miss Breahna can perform breast reduction surgery to make your breasts smaller and firmer, restoring the proportions of your body. 

Other plastic surgery procedures that could be part of a makeover for a new mother

Miss Breahna often performs arm and thigh lifts during the mummy makeover. Fat techniques can also be used as part of the recontouring process.

Some women opt to have a labiaplasty to restore the appearance of the labia after childbirth.

Recovery after makeover surgery

Mummy makeover patients remain in the hospital for a couple of nights after surgery depending on the treatments that have been performed. Full recovery may take up to three months and Miss Breahna encourages her patients to rest as much as possible initially to give the body time to heal.

Miss Breahna often performs all the aspects of the mummy makeover at the same time but your individual case may mean that more than one procedure is preferable. If you have had multiple procedures your recovery time may be affected.

Is mummy makeover surgery risky?

Plastic surgery procedures carry all the same risks as any surgery.

General surgical complications like bleeding, bruising, and the risk of infection are all possible after a mummy makeover. However, these risks are all minimised by your choice of an excellent surgeon.

Miss Breahna’s expertise and her commitment to your aftercare will make you feel confident that your surgical procedure will have an excellent outcome.

The mummy makeover with Anca Breahna

Anca Breahna brings a feminine perspective to her cosmetic surgery work as well as vast experience and surgical expertise.

Miss Breahna always has two consultations with clients considering mummy makeover surgery. She will be completely honest with you about whether the surgical approach is right for you. If surgery is appropriate, then she will ensure that you have realistic expectations about the end result.

You will have two consultations at Miss Breahna’s Cheshire Clinic and together you can design a mummy makeover procedure that will restore your physical appearance and return you to your confident self. 

Find out more about mummy makeovers

Why not contact Miss Breahna’s Cheshire clinic today to book a consultation?

Further Reading about Body Procedures with Consultant Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna


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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



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Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

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How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Team

Call Claire on 0800 080 6026 or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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