Mommy Makeover in Turkey

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Mommy Makeover in Turkey

What is a Mummy Makeover Surgery?

A Mummy Makeover surgery, also known as a Mummy Surgery or body contouring is a name given to a series of surgeries that are done to tighten, rejuvenate and restore shape to the breast, waist, hips, and stomach. Mummy makeovers are often done to reduce the unwanted effects of childbirth and ageing.

What are the Risks of a Mummy Makeover?

Can you have a serious complication from a mommy makeover in Turkey? Not likely! Only 1 in 16,000 women had a serious complication from mommy makeovers and this is usually because of human mistakes and substandard healthcare. The most important steps towards ensuring that you have a successful surgery involve the following:
  • Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon.
  • Have your surgeon determine if, and when you will be fit for surgery.
  • Adhere strictly to the pre-operation instructions given to you.
  • Care yourself well after the surgery, follow your diet and do the exercises suggested by our medical team

What Complications May Arise from a Mommy Makeover?

Although its casualty rate is quite low after getting your mommy makeover done, you should look out for certain signs to ensure that you are safe.
What side effects can be considered normal?
  • Breast and abdominal pain.
  • Dizziness or grogginess due to the anaesthesia used.
  • Bruising and swelling.
  • Mild pain and discomfort.
  • Swelling and numbness.

How Should I Prepare for my Mummy Makeover Surgery?

The best way to know how to prepare for your Mommy Makeover is to consult a licensed plastic surgeon and adhere strictly to the dos and don’ts provided. But there are some general rules and regulations that should be followed before your mummy makeover.
  • You should wait at least six months after childbirth before the surgery.
  • You should be done having children before undergoing a mummy makeover surgery: Why? the term ‘mummy makeover is just an ambiguous term for the series of cosmetic surgeries that help enhance and restore shape to various parts of the body, it is advised that you wait until you are done having children to avoid having to go for revision surgeries. Revision surgeries are not so bad, but repeated surgical procedures increase the risk of scarring.
  • Do I need to lose weight before my mummy makeover? Yes! Although your mummy makeover surgery will involve liposuction, you will need to have lost most of your pregnancy fat before the surgery. Patients are advised to be not more than 25 pounds over their desired weight before their mommy makeover.
  • Quit smoking at least 6 weeks prior to surgery.
  • Observe the proper diet as recommended by your certified plastic surgeon.

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

It may take between 4 to 6 weeks before you will be able to get back to your normal life. Although, you will only be confined to your bed for about 10 to 14 days. Avoid lifting objects that are above 25 pounds, and if you have it’s best to have someone told to help watch over them.
Avoid vigorous exercises and chores until after six weeks after your surgery, by which time the swellings should have gone down and incisions should have closed. Furthermore, in the first two weeks of recovery, you should avoid even basic household chores to prevent inflammation and flare-ups. Pre-surgery, you should stuff your bed with pillows because you will need to keep your head legs elevated during recovery. If you have a recliner, you should make use of it. Always sleep on your back and ensure that you are wearing a supportive garment.
It should be noted that patients must not be permanently constricted to their beds to prevent blood clotting, move around during the day if you can, but don’t exert yourself.
Your period of recovery will also depend on how strictly you adhere to those post-op procedures which might seem minor such as your diet. The diet your doctor recommends for you should typically have lots of vitamins, proteins, whole grains and vegetables.
Sometimes it might take an entire year for swellings to disappear completely, and also for the full effects of your mommy makeover to become obvious. You should remain patient until then.

Are Mommy Makeovers Worth It?

Yes! Considering its high rate of success and the fact that 62% of mothers consider mommy makeovers as a reconstruction option. So if you have the money, go for it! The results of the procedure are long-lasting and can be considered as a long-term investment. It’s a big step towards, and a small price to pay for your confidence and happiness.

What is included in a Mummy Makeover Surgery in Turkey?

Mummy Makeovers focus on firming those parts of the body that are affected by childbirth and ageing, which are the stomach, hips, breast, and waist. So, what surgeries constitute what is known as Mummy Makeover surgery?
·         Breast uplift & Breast reduction
·         Breast Uplift and Breast Augmentation combination.
·         Lipoabdominoplasty (Tummy tuck).
·         Arm Lift or Thigh Lift (Optional)
Some women also choose to have dermal fillers, botox injections and on rare occasions, Brazilian butt lifts, commonly known as BBLs.
In more detailed terms, which surgeries do Mommy Makeovers Entail?
Mommy Makeover procedures may differ with respect to the patient’s unique requirements, preferences, and health status, but the following are the most common procedures in a mommy makeover surgery:
Breast Lift and Augmentation: In mummy makeover surgeries, breast augmentation is carried out to rectify saggy or drooping breasts that are often a result of breastfeeding for months. It involves inserting gel or silicone implants into the breasts to give them a rounder and firmer shape.
A breast lift also known as mastopexy is done to change the shape of the breast. It is often required to rectify nipple inversion during pregnancy. It is done by removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue with stitches to raise the breasts.
Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty: as the name implies, a tummy tuck involves the doctor making an incision at the area where your lower abdomen joins with your pubic region. This allows your surgeon to be able to pull your skin down and tighten your lower abdominal muscles. If your upper abdominal muscles need to be tightened, another cut will be made close to your navel and loose skin will be removed while damaged muscles will be repaired. Stress Urinary Incontinence can also be corrected during Abdominoplasty.
Liposuction: Liposuction is a minimally invasive fat removal procedure that is accomplished by suctioning small areas of fat with a tube. While most of the liposuction done in mummy makeovers is restricted to the abdominal area, other parts of the body that contain stubborn pockets of fat can be worked upon by your surgeon too.
Labiaplasty: It is not too uncommon that the labia minora stretches significantly during childbirth, this often leads to a flabby protrusion through the outer labia majora. Due to the sensitive nature of the labia minora, this unusual protrusion usually causes bruising and sometimes causes pain while walking, exercising and even during sex. Furthermore, some women find the protrusion embarrassing and actively seek corrective surgery for such. A labiaplasty involves removing the excess, flabby skin and stitching the labia back in place.
Turkey is well known for its top-notch healthcare system, and medical tourism is an aspect of its economy that has experienced exponential growth during the last couple of decades. Compared to other European and North American countries, healthcare in Turkey is significantly cheaper. Private healthcare centers including SALUSS Medical Group, offer top-notch medical practitioners to ensure that surgeries like Mummy Makeovers and other beauty procedures and plastic surgeries are carried out safely and effectively.
So how much is a mummy makeover package? The average price of Mummy makeovers in the United States and other European countries falls anywhere between €11,000 to €12,000. However, in Turkey, you can’t get a Mummy Makeover for as low as €4,000 with the average price being €6,000.
This depends on how many procedures are cramped into your surgery, and how fast your surgeon is. But expect it to take between four and six hours.
Yes, it is a permanent procedure. But the surgery does not automatically stop you from gaining fat. it is up to you to prevent yourself from gaining additional weight, although this might be easier by working with a personal fitness trainer and a nutritionist. Also, like has been mentioned earlier, consequent childbirth may cause you to require revision surgeries.


Like every other surgical procedure, you will experience some degree of post-op tenderness after your Mummy Makeover. However, compared to other plastic surgeries, Mommy Makeovers are not half as painful.