Mummy Makeover Surgery FAQs

Mummy Makeover Surgery FAQs

Are the Results of My Mummy Makeover Permanent?

As we get older our bodies continue to change and our skin loses its elasticity. The results of your mummy makeover will last many years but are not permanent. This is especially the case if you have any further pregnancies. This is why we advise that you only consider this procedure when you no longer wish to child-bear. 

Many of the mummy makeover procedure results can also be affected by excessive weight loss or gain. For example, dramatic weight loss or weight gain can adversely affect the results of a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast reduction or enlargement and buttock augmentation. Therefore, we recommend that you try to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle in order to maintain your results for as long as possible.

Do I Need a GP Referral for a Mummy Makeover?

Your surgeon can see you for an initial consultation without a referral from your GP. If you decide to have the mummy makeover surgery, they may then have to contact your GP. The purpose of this will be to get an accurate update of your medical records.

There may be some medical conditions may require a GP sign off prior to surgery, but your Patient Care Adviser will let you know if this applies to you.

What Effect Can Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol Have on My Mummy Makeover?

Certain lifestyle factors can increase the risk of complications during and after a mummy makeover. These include smoking, drinking alcohol, being overweight and taking drugs (for medical or recreational use.)

Smoking can increase the time it takes your wounds to heal, and therefore make you more likely to develop an infection. Therefore patients must stop smoking and using all nicotine products at least six weeks before surgery. In addition, if you can cut down on your alcohol intake prior to your surgery, this is also helpful and do refrain from taking recreational drugs. Your doctor will discuss your current BMI and drug use at your consultation and advise you further on this.

Published: Thursday, 4 February 2021

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