As a mother, pregnancy and having a child is a unique and very special time in your life – it is a wonderful experience to watch how your body changes to accommodate bringing a new life into the world. However, whilst childbirth is a truly life changing event, the pregnancy and birth of your baby and subsequent breast feeding can have significant downsides for many women like excess skin and stretch marks on the body or alteration of breast tissue. These effects of pregnancy particularly on the tummy and breasts may also persist despite diet and weight loss or toning exercises in the following weeks, months and even years after giving birth. Changes to our skin and body can impact self confidence. This is when a little makeover help such as breast surgery may sometimes be required if you are keen to make changes to recapture aspects of your pre-pregnancy body that seems beyond usual diet and exercise. This mummy makeover UK page will hopefully provide an overview of what skin and body procedures are available post pregnancy and how Mr Banwell can potentially help you to feel more body confident.
The Banwell Clinic in the South East of England is one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery and cosmetic medicine practices and specialises in Mummy Makeover plastic surgery.
WHAT IS A MUMMY MAKEOVER?
The hugely popular Mummy Makeover surgery procedure (mommy makeover if you are from the States) consists of one or more plastic surgery body procedures performed on mummies who have had one or more children. These surgery procedures may be just small ‘nips and tucks’ for many women or indeed represent more major makeovers like breast lift and tackling stretch marks. There are common combinations of surgeries that Mr Banwell performs as part of mummy makeovers focussing on tummy area and breast volume or breast shape such as tummy tuck with breast augmentation (breast implants), breast lift with tummy tuck, breast augmentation and labiaplasty, breast reduction and liposuction, hybrid breast augmentation and mini tummy tuck.
The mix of surgeries for the body that you can choose from include:
Patient selection and surgical credentials
In appropriately selected patients Mr Banwell is able perform combination mummy makeover plastic surgery procedures in a single setting. This often leads to a quicker skin and body recovery time and results for many women than if you were to have each operation at a separate time. If you would like a mummy makeover, Mr Banwell and his team are on hand to help decide which mix of treatments might interest you and if you are a suitable cadidate for the treatment. Please note that Mr Banwell is a highly qualified Plastic Surgeon and is a full member of BAAPS, BAPRAS, and ISAPS; furthermore The Banwell Clinic also offers 3D computerised imaging facilities and is an authorised Crisalix 3D specialist centre. Interestingly, the Banwell Clinic saw a huge 50% rise in surgical procedures relating to Mummy Makeovers last year despite the economic and political climate indicating the popularity and demand for these body procedures with Mr Banwell.
“The Mummy Makeover is hugely popular amongst my patients who are seeking to reclaim their pre-baby pre preganancy bodies” Mr. Paul Banwell FRCS (Plast)
Preparing for your Bespoke Makeover
It is important to prepare your body well in the lead up to your surgery by ensuring your diet is good. Make sure you have stopped smoking any nicotine products and that you are getting plenty of sleep. Being well hydrated too is extremely important for your body so please make sure you drink plenty of water and ensure that you avoid drinking alcohol or at least reduce alcohol intake the weekend prior to surgery! One of the aspects that surgeons do not always communicate is the importance of having supportive family and friends during the surgical journey. Partners, family and friends all need to help out and sometimes parents and in-laws may come in to their own. As a mummy, feeling confident that your children will be looked after whilst you are resting after surgery is very important – remember that lifting the children in the first few weeks after surgery is not advised.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER?
Everyone recovers differently following a mommy makeover. Mr Banwell will give you guideline surgery recovery times during consultation but this is only a guide and some patients will recover much quicker and some less quickly. The most important thing is to rest up, do not try and do things too quickly and adhere to all the wound healing advice given. Remember to order your compression garments (Mr Banwell recommends Macom Medical) – these will need to be worn for 8 weeks usually. Showering is allowed after surgery and you will be instructed how to use a hairdryer on a warm setting to dry off the flesh-coloured micropore tape on your skin. Initially you will obviously be a little restricted in terms of mobility and exercise so it is important to maintain a healthy diet and eat well – we have an excellent dietician on hand for advice should you wish an onward referral for a bespoke nutritional plan.
Mummy Makeover Procedure in London Harley Street
Mr Banwell sees patients for surgical procedures from all over the UK, from Europe, Russia and Asia. Our base is at the home of Plastic Surgery in the UK in East Grinstead and this is less than half an hour away from Gatwick Airport and under an hour by train from London. However, many patients like a mummy makeover consultation in Harley Street, London as this may also be more convenient. Mr Banwell would be happy to consult with you regarding mummy makeover surgery in London Harley Street if this is more convenient. Please feel free to call the office on phone number +44 1342 330302 or use our consultation contact form.
Please feel free to browse the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section below about mommy makeover surgery and download the information sheet for your records. Alternatively you should probably look at the individual makeover procedure pages as this will also give you further insight about mummy makeovers, recovery and expectations. If you have any questions that you would like to ask then please do call the clinic on 01342 330302.
Best locations for Surgery in the UK
Mr Banwell performs mummy makeover procedures for patients at clinics in Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, London and all around the UK. He consults in Harley Street and in various locations in the South East including East Grinstead, Tunbridge Wells, Haywards Heath and Brighton. Mr Banwell’s main operating lists are in East Grinstead (at the famous McIndoe Centre Hospital) and in Tunbridge Wells. He also operates in Harley Street in London.