While you are deciding whether or not you want to take some time off and treat yourself to a mummy makeover procedure, it can be very exciting, but also quite nerve-racking in the weeks that lead up to your surgical procedure. To help give you some peace of mind and ensure that you’re 100% prepared and ready at every step of the way, make sure that you ask your surgeon the following five important questions during your mummy makeover consultation.
Am I a suitable candidate for a mummy makeover?
Pretty much any female who is in overall good health and wants to improve the shape and tone of her physique is a suitable candidate for a mummy makeover. However, there are a few restrictions that can determine whether a mummy makeover might be right for you. Your plastic surgeon should discuss the following questions with you:
- Are you finished having children?
- When did you last give birth?
- Are you currently breastfeeding?
- What are your appearance goals?
Answering your surgeon’s questions truthfully will help him/her prepare an individualised procedure to achieve your desired results.
Which procedures should I include?
If your plastic surgeon has decided that you’re a suitable candidate for a mummy makeover and you want to proceed to the next step it will then be time to start planning which procedures the mummy makeover should include. The most common procedures to include with a mummy makeover are a breast enhancement, liposuction and tummy tuck.
What surgical techniques do you think I should have?
As soon as you know what specific procedures you want to have included as part of your mummy makeover surgery, you will be able to have a more thorough discussion with your plastic surgeon.
Questions you may want to ask may include:
- How big will the incision be?
- Where will the incision appear?
- Will liposuction be included in the procedure?
If a breast procedure is included in your mummy makeover, some questions to ask are:
- What type of implants and placement options do I have?
- Will the implant placement affect the scarring?
- Will I see my desired results with just implants alone or will I have to have a breast lift too?
How long will it take for scars to heal?
A skilled and experienced surgeon like plastic surgeon Dr Peter Laniewski will take care at placing the scars in a way that they will be easily hidden by a swimsuit or underwear. Just remember that it can take up to one in a half years for the scar to completely mature; thus you should keep seeing improvements in your scars over the course of the next year.
What will I experience during the recovery time?
Most patients need one to three weeks off of work to fully recover from their mummy makeover surgery. Although, the length of your own recovery will deeply depend on the number and type of procedures that were included in your mummy makeover. During the first few weeks of your recovery, you’ll need to take it slow and refrain from any heavy lifting; this includes lifting young children. It’s completely normal to experience some bruising, swelling and tightness during the first stage of recovery, but these symptoms will gradually reduce as you continue to heal.