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 this is a truly life changing event, the birth of your baby and subsequent breast feeding can have significant downsides which may not be reversed by simple diet and exercise alone in the following weeks, months and years. This is when a little help may sometimes be required if you are keen to make changes. This mummy makeover page will hopefully provide an overview of what procedures are available 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 surgery.
Hugely popular mummy makeover surgery
The hugely popular Mummy Makeover (‘mommy’ makeover if you are from the States) consists of one or more procedures performed on mummies who have had one or more children. These procedures may be small ‘nips and tucks’ or indeed represent more major makeovers. There are common combinations of surgeries that Mr Banwell performs regularly such as tummy tuck with breast augmentation, breast lift with tummy tuck, breast augmentation and labiaplasty, breast reduction and liposuction, hybrid breast augmentation and mini tummy tuck.
The mix of surgeries that you can choose from include:
Patient selection and surgical credentials
In appropriately selected patients Mr Banwell is able perform combination mummy makeover procedures in a single setting. This often leads to a quicker recovery time than if you were to have each procedure at a separate time. If you are considering a mummy makeover, Mr Banwell and his team are on hand to help decide which mix of surgeries might interest you. 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 procedure relating to Mummy Makeover last year even despite the economic and political climate indicating the popularity and demand for these procedures with Mr Banwell.
“The Mummy Makeover is hugely popular amongst my patients who are seeking to reclaim their pre-baby bodies” Mr. Paul Banwell FRCS (Plast)
Preparing for your Bespoke Mummy Makeover
It is important to prepare well in the lead up to your surgery by ensuring your diet is good, you have stopped smoking and that you are getting plenty of sleep. Being well hydrated too is extremely important so please make sure you drink plenty of water and ensure that you avoid significant amounts of alcohol 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 all 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 the operation is very important – remember that lifting the children in the first few weeks after the operation is not advised.
Recovery following Mummy Makeover
Everyone recovers differently following surgery. Mr Banwell will give you guideline 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 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. 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 in London Harley Street
Mr Banwell sees patients 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 to consult in Harley Street, London as this may 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 +44 1342 330302.
Information on Bespoke Mummy Makeover
Please feel free to browse the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section below and download the information sheet for your records. Alternatively you should probably look at the individual procedure pages as this will also give you further insight about the surgery, recovery and expectations. If you have any questions then please do call the clinic on 01342 330302.
Best locations for Mummy Makeover Surgery in the UK
Mr Banwell performs mummy makeover surgery for patients 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) and in Tunbridge Wells. He also operates in Harley Street in London.