Mums, Considering a ‘Mummy Makeover’ for a Pre-Baby Body? Read This
Caption: Pregnancy and childbirth transforms a woman's body – sometimes in not-so wonderful ways. But can a mummy makeover give you a pre-baby body? Dr Terence Goh, Consultant, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) answers. (iStock photo)

"A mummy makeover (or mommy makeover) is a misleading marketing term that distracts from the serious combination of complementary procedures that are designed to restore a woman's body, particularly after pregnancy, to a pre-baby body," says Dr Terence Goh, Consultant, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a member of the SingHealth group. 

"The term oversimplifies what is being offered and done," Dr Goh adds.

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Mummy makeover: What it includes

The classic mummy makeover commonly includes:

  • "Tummy tuck" (to remove loose skin in the abdomen) and either a
  • Breast lift (to address breasts that have deflated or sagged) or
  • Breast augmentation (this can be done with implants or with the patient's own fat)

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Within this framework alone, there are a myriad of surgical options for a mummy makeover.

The modern day concept of a "mummy makeover" has also expanded to include:

  1. Liposuction (which may also be done to improve the contours of other parts of the body such as the thighs or flanks)
  2. Vaginal rejuvenation
  3. Facial rejuvenation and
  4. Treatment of varicose veins

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