Restore your pre-baby body with our ‘mummy makeover’ package.
Motherhood. While it can be the most rewarding experience of a woman’s life, it can also be one of the toughest, particularly its physical effects. Only a mum knows the true toll a baby takes on her body.
The pressures of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and time, can all contribute to unwanted changes in a woman’s body.
Breasts often become overstretched and saggy following birth and breastfeeding. Other problems like enlarged areolas, unevenly shaped or ‘empty’ looking breasts, loose fat around the waistline, extra fatty deposits on the hips, pigmentation in the face, and stretch marks, are all common complaints for most mums.
While diet and exercise can help, many mothers find their body never goes back to looking like it once did. It can be difficult to return to your pre-baby shape, no matter how strict your diet or exercise regime.
A ‘mummy makeover’ is a surgical option to help restore (or even enhance) characteristics of your pre-baby body. The procedure involves a combination of the latest cosmetic surgery techniques to improve a mum’s body’s contour and overall appearance.
Having a Mummy Makeover in Perth
A mummy makeover in Perth may involve a combination of the following plastic surgery procedures:
- Breast procedure – such as a breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction or breast revision.
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) – to address sagging skin and fatty areas.
- Liposuction – to sculpt the hips, thighs, abdomen, buttocks and other areas by removing fatty deposits.
- Labiaplasty – to reduce the size or reshape the labia, following trauma from a vaginal birth.
An advantage of mummy makeover cosmetic surgery is that combining procedures means you will usually have one recovery for multiple surgeries. In some cases, the cost may also be reduced.
Choosing the right combination of surgical procedures depends on individual body characteristics and personal goals. Your plastic surgeon will discuss your expectations with you and advise the most suitable procedure or combination of procedures to achieve your desired look.
Read more about our mummy makeovers in this story featured in The West Australian newspaper. Find out why you should only choose a specialist plastic surgeon to perform mummy makeover cosmetic surgery, in this recent article in The Daily Telegraph here.
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Frequently Asked Questions
For many Perth mothers, a mummy makeover provides an ideal solution to address a range of concerns about their physical appearance after childbirth.
A mummy makeover can help restore pre-pregnancy body shape and improve the body’s contour and appearance by addressing excess fat or loose skin and removing, tightening or reshaping the breasts, abdomen, hips, buttocks, legs or labia.
A patient’s own individual body characteristic and personal goals, balanced with our surgical recommendations, is what ultimately determines an appropriate ‘package’ of procedures. Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Assure Cosmetic Centre is the best person to determine if your expectations are achievable.
A mummy makeover in Perth may include one or a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures, depending on your body’s individual characteristics and your post-pregnancy body goals. Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will discuss your expectations with you and advise the most suitable procedure or combination of procedures to achieve your desired look.
Click on the links below to learn more about some of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures used for our mummy makeovers:
Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons perform mummy makeover surgeries in an accredited hospital under general anaesthetic. Most patients require a hospital stay either overnight or up to several days to recover after these procedures. This will depend on your general health, the extent of the procedure/s, and your surgeon’s advice.
You will need to attend a post-operative consultation approximately 5-7 days after discharge from hospital, and again 7-14 days after this with subsequent post-op visits scheduled according to your individual needs.
After pregnancy and childbirth, it takes time for the body to return to its normal state. We recommend waiting for around one year after your final pregnancy before contemplating a mummy makeover. You must also be finished breastfeeding.
Following an initial consultation with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons, we then advise waiting or a period of six months prior to going ahead. In this time, good nutrition and regular exercise will be important, to ensure your body is in a stable condition and shape prior to surgery.
Although no major complications are expected with a mummy makeover, this will depend on the individual procedure/s undertaken. Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will discuss what you can expect from the procedure/s, as each will have different side effects, risks and recovery periods. It is important to carefully follow your surgeon’s advice to reduce the risk of complications.
A post-operative care plan will be discussed with you before and after your Perth mummy makeover procedure. Post-operative reviews will also be scheduled. The specific recovery time and post-operative care needs will be different for each mummy makeover surgery. Returning to work and your normal activities is an individual matter and your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will advise you.
The initial consultation with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will cost approximately $220 (fees vary slightly per surgeon) and take about 30-45 minutes. If a Medicare item applies to your potential procedure then you will be entitled to a rebate from Medicare of approximately $75, providing you have a written referral from your GP or specialist. GP referrals are valid for 12 months and specialist referrals for 3 months.
Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will provide an indication of the likely costs, which will include your surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fees and hospital and theatre fees. Your surgeon’s fee includes all post-operative care and nurse dressings. Pricing of your surgeon’s fee will vary from case to case and combination areas of surgery (breasts, abdomen, hips, buttocks, legs, labia).
Indicative price ranges are below. In some cases, a discount may be provided for combining procedures:
- Breast Augmentation – $8,990 all-inclusive Fabulous Breasts package^
- Breast Lift – $5,000 to $7,000* (without implants)
- Tummy Tuck – $5,000 to $7,000*
- Liposuction – $3,000 to $5,000*
- Labiaplasty – $1,500 to $3,000*
* Price excludes GST. Anaesthetist, hospital and theatre fees are additional.
^ Price includes GST. Surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist fee, breast implants, hospital and theatre fees are included. Click here for full terms and information.
There may be Medicare and private health insurance rebates available for some mummy makeover procedures in Perth depending on strict Medicare eligibility criteria. Your surgeon can provide you with more information, but you would then need to talk to your private health insurer to determine exactly how much cover they will provide and confirm what your final out-of-pocket costs will be.
A good starting point is to book a consultation with one of our experienced team at Assure Cosmetic Centre. You will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and ask questions. You will be provided with detailed information regarding the treatments or procedures that can help you, the expected outcomes, and the costs involved. Click here to make an appointment.
The Australian Foundation for Plastic Surgery (part of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons) is a helpful and reliable source of information online. Their website is an excellent place to research a range of surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments, and view video animations. Click here to visit their website.