Dr Terence Goh, Consultant, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), sets the record straight on the mummy makeover and how it needs to be carefully considered.
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Pregnancy and childbirth transforms a woman’s body – sometimes in not-so wonderful ways.
"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
"The term oversimplifies what is being offered and done," Dr Goh adds.
What is included in a mummy makeover
Indeed, 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)
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:
- Liposuction (which may also be done to improve the contours of other parts of the body such as the thighs or flanks)
- Vaginal rejuvenation
- Facial rejuvenation and
- Treatment of varicose veins
See the next page for the five types of mummy makeover procedures.
See previous page for the six body changes that women go through after childbirth.