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  • An overhanging pooch or belly apron?
  • Unwanted fat on the tummy and the flanks?
  • Stretched, deflated breasts that have lost their perkiness?
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A Mummy Makeover – How to get the body you want after pregnancy and childbirth

Bringing a child into the world is truly a special event. However, childbirth does take a toll on your body and can lead to a variety of issues such as saggy breasts, changes to labia, sagging skin on the tummy and butt, to name just a few. If that’s the case and you want your pre-pregnancy body back, a Mummy Makeover surgery could be just what the doctor prescribed!

A Mummy Makeover intervention usually involves multiple surgical procedures such as breast lift surgery, liposuction, and tummy tuck.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Michael Kernohan is a highly experienced Mummy Makeover surgeon in Sydney Southwest Suburbs and the Southern Highlands. He is a caring and empathetic surgeon offering safe, effective, and affordable surgery options.

UPDATE – New 30175 Medicare Item Number to subsidise some Tummy Tucks

LATEST NEWS – The Australian Government has reinstated a Medicare Item Number for a Tummy Tuck for some post-pregnancy patients suffering from Diastasis Recti (Split Tummy Muscles) if you are eligible and meet the new criteria. This new 30175 Medicare Item Number – is effective from 1st July 2022. Read the 30175 Medicare Item Number factsheet.

IF you qualify for the 30175 Medicare item number you may also get a subsidy from your Health Fund. There will still be a significant out-of-pocket GAP as Private Tummy tuck surgery is NOT FREE. There is NO Free Tummy Tuck Surgery available with Dr Kernohan.

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Why have a Mummy Makeover?

Mothers undergo a lot of physical changes during and after pregnancy and childbirth. As a result, stretch marks, sagging skin, fat accumulation on the thighs, arms, and hips can occur. A lot of women also notice unwanted changes at the level of the breasts after pregnancy or breastfeeding – the breasts can change volume, shape and position on the chest wall. Most often, women complain about the deflated aspect of the breasts, enlarged areolas, the lack of upper pole volume.

The best part about a Mummy Makeover is that it can be customized to suit your needs. For one patient, the Mummy Makeover might include a breast lift and a tummy tuck. For another patient, Dr. Kernohan might recommend a breast lift with breast implants, tummy tuck and liposuction.

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Benefits of a Mummy Makeover

Let’s look at the many benefits of getting a Mummy Makeover:

Multiple Procedures in One Go

  • Imagine if you had to get all the procedures one by one, that would take you much longer to heal and recover. With a Mummy Makeover, you can get multiple surgeries in one go. This means that you only to take time off from work and your daily activities once.
  • Say goodbye to multiple appointments, multiple recovery periods and undergoing anesthesia multiple times.

Get your Pre-Pregnancy Body Back – A Superior Result

  • As mummy makeover tackles all your problems in one go, you will be able to see a dramatic transformation in your overall looks. You will actually feel like a new woman from head to toe.

Tighten the Skin and Contour Your Body

  • During pregnancy, your body goes through a lot. The skin on the tummy is overstretched to accommodate the growing uterus. The breasts can get considerably larger in preparation for lactation. This often means you are left with saggy skin on the tummy and the breasts. During a Mummy Makeover, the surgeon can eliminate the excess skin and this leads to firmer looking skin, breasts and a better defined contour of the body.

Wear Clothes You Love

  • “I felt like I need to hide my post-childbirth body in oversized sweats and baggy clothes because I just didn’t feel comfortable wearing the clothes I used to love before getting pregnant”, mentions one of Dr. Kernohan patients. But after the Mummy Makeover, things can improve considerably – “I got back not only my pre-pregnancy body, but also my self-confidence”, notices the same patient.

Improved Confidence

  • There is an invisible link between how we look and how we feel. When we look good, we feel confident. A Mummy Makeover procedure could help you regain confidence.

Better Looking Breasts

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Mummy Makeover Procedure

The process of getting a Mummy Makeover begins with a consultation with Dr Kernohan. He will examine your body, ask about your goals and expectations from the surgery, and come down to a list of procedures that should be performed as part of your Mummy Makeover. For some patients, getting a breast lift and tummy tuck is all that is needed.

Others might need a more complex intervention to get the results they desire. This can include breast implants, breast lift, tummy tuck and liposuction. It all depends on your personal preference and your body. Dr. Kernohan will also inform you about the quotes and the procedure in detail.

In most cases, the Mummy Makeover surgery will be performed in one operative setting. But there are certain cases, where the intervention is divided into two or three parts especially if you need a lot of procedures. The Mummy Makeover is a combination of highly complex surgical procedures and is performed under general anaesthesia.

After the procedure is performed, you will need to spend a few days in the hospital. The recovery period after the Mummy Makeover is of two to three weeks, most patients can resume daily activities starting with the second week.

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Recovery after Mummy Makeover Surgery

The recovery period after a Mummy Makeover can be shorter or longer, depending on the complexity of the procedures performed. Following Dr. Kernohan’s recommendations for post-operative care is essential for a speedy, uneventful recovery. Generally speaking, when more procedures are combined, the recovery period could be slightly longer.

Let’s look at the rough estimates of the most common procedures performed during the Mummy Makeover:

  • Breast lift and/or Boob Job – Generally, the initial recovery period is of two to three weeks.
  • Liposuction – You can return to work within a few days, the recovery rarely takes more than a week.
  • Tummy tuck – You can get back to work in two weeks but have to wait eight weeks before starting to exercise.

What to Expect After a Yummy Mummy Transformation

Preparing in advance is the key to a smooth recovery. Start preparing a resting space for yourself at home. Make sure you have everything set up within arm’s reach. You should have extra pillows and blankets to keep yourself comfortable. Stack up a few books and magazines for keeping yourself entertained. Arrange for someone to help you around the house and with kids for the first few days after you get back home.

Follow these tips along with all the instructions given by your surgeon:

  • Take all the medications given by your surgeon to get rid of pain and discomfort as well as prevent any infections.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home on the day of the surgery as well as to help you around the house.
  • Take care of your drains, incisions and dressings as per the instructions of your surgeon.
  • Always visit your surgeon for all the follow-up appointments to ensure you are healing at a faster pace.
  • Follow the surgeon’s instructions regarding sleep. Depending on the procedures, the surgeon will ask to sleep on your side or back.
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol as it can hinder the healing process.
  • Rest as much as you possibly can and focus on eating healthy, balanced and home-cooked meals.
  • Wear compression garments as required by your surgeon.
  • Keep your incisions clean and dry at all times and look for the signs of infections.
  • Avoid exercising and lifting any heavy weights for at least 6 to 8 weeks post-surgery.
  • If you have fever, chills or notice any signs of infections, immediately contact your surgeon.
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Risks and Complications Post Mummy Makeover

All surgical procedures entail risks and potential complications. Dr Kernohan will explain the risks and complications of the Mummy Makeover surgery in detail during your consultation. Visit the Risks of Surgery page for more information or the patient resources page.

How Much Is a Mummy Makeover in Sydney?

Mummy Makeover surgery in Sydney can cost you around $15,000 to $30,000 depending on the procedures you want performed, the hospital you choose and the experience & expertise of your surgeon.

Visit Dr Kernohan’s surgery pricing page for more information.

Contact Dr. Kernohan’s team now for an estimate of your Mummy Makeover surgery costs.

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Will Medicare cover Mummy Makeover Surgery?

The Mummy Makeover is partly cosmetic and can be partially reconstructive surgery. If you meet the strict criteria for medically necessary surgery you may be eligible for some Medicare cover and partial support from your private health insurance.

Medicare may cover a breast lift or breast reduction if you meet their criteria. There is also a possibility of medicare covering an abdominoplasty for post weight loss (Item 30177 now) or post-pregnancy (new item number in future). Visit the Medicare Item Number page for more information.

Funding Your Mummy Transformation Procedure

There are different payment options when it comes to paying for the surgery. Surgery Payment plans are available from Medical Finance companies.

Some patients are also able to have early release of their super fund on compassionate grounds for their surgery.

Make sure to ask for an all-inclusive quote so you have a clear idea of how much you will have to pay and when.

How to Find the Best Mummy Makeover Surgeon in Sydney

The key to a good and successful surgery eventually comes down to two things; selecting the right surgeon who you can trust completely and taking proper care of yourself after the surgery.

Here are a few things you need to look for in a top mummy makeover surgeon:

  • Make sure that the surgeon is FRACS and a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  • Always check the experience and expertise of the surgeon; make sure that they have extensive experience in performing the Mummy Makeover surgery.
  • Make sure that the surgeon has the ability to operate in an accredited private hospital; it speaks volumes about the credibility of the surgeon. Many cosmetic surgeons are not accredited by hospitals and must use a day surgery or back room clinic.
  • Look for their online reviews. You can find plenty of websites and forums that share people’s experiences with the surgeon.
  • Always ask to see before and after photographs so you have a clear idea of how your results will look like post-surgery.
  • Make sure you feel completely comfortable with a surgeon before booking the surgery.

Best Questions to Ask Your Mummy Makeover Surgeon

Asking the right questions during the consultation is very important. Some of the questions you should ask about the Mummy Makeover surgry are:

  • How many Mummy Makeovers procedures have you performed in your career?
  • Are you involved during the recovery period?
  • How will you handle any complications during the Mummy Makeover?
  • What makes me the right candidate for a Mummy Makeover?
  • Can you share before and after photographs of your past clients?
  • What if something goes wrong during the surgery?
  • Is it possible to experience complications during recovery?
  • What procedures do you recommend to get rid of scars post-surgery?
  • Can you recommend me a recovery facility?
  • What are the payment options available?
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Mummy Makeover FAQs

Here is a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Mummy Makeover surgery:

What does a Mummy Makeover include?

  • A mommy makeover typically includes breast implant, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction.

How long does a Mummy Makeover take?

  • Depending on what exactly you are getting done, the entire procedure can take anywhere from four to six hours.

How many hours takes a Mummy Makeover?

  • It depends on what surgeries you are getting done as a part of a mommy makeover. Generally, it can take anywhere from four to six hours.

Are all procedures of a Mummy Makeover done all at once?

  • It depends on the surgeon’s recommendations and the procedures performed. In some cases, all the procedures are done at once while in other cases, the procedures are performed separately.

How long are you sore after a Mummy Makeover?

  • A certain level of discomfort is to experienced for about two weeks after the Mommy Makeover surgery.

When is the best time to get a Mummy Makeover?

  • The best time to get a Mommy Makeover is when you know your family is complete and you have no plans for having more children. If you still plan to have kids in the future, it is best to get the surgery done afterwards.

How do you get the best results after a Mummy Makeover?

  • Getting the best results after a Mommy Makeover is all about two different things- choosing the right surgeon and following their instructions closely.

Does a Mommy Makeover leave scars?

  • Yes, you will have scars after a Mommy Makeover but they are generally well concealed by the surgeon. You can also opt for scar miniimsation treatment at a later stage once you are fully healed.

Is it worth getting a Mummy Makeover?

  • If you want to get your pre-pregnancy body back, getting a Mommy Makeover can help you get in the best possible results now.

Further Reading and Medical References

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Dr Michael Kernohan – Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney NSW

Dr Michael Kernohan is a Sydney Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon providing a wide range of services from skin cancer to cosmetic surgery for the face, nose, breast and body.

He also offers complex reconstructive procedures following trauma and a range of cancer treatments using the most innovative and up-to-date treatment options.

Dr Kernohan is able to care for both public and private patients and currently has appointments in five Sydney hospitals and has an additional leadership role as Director of Surgical Specialities.

His main clinic is now located in Gregory Hills and he has 4 other locations – Bowral, Liverpool, Surry Hills (city) and Campbelltown Clinic – servicing patients in Sydney Southwest and Southern Highlands.

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