Reverse Abdominoplasty Combined with Breast Surgery (Mummy Makeover) Sydney

About the treatmenet

A reverse abdominoplasty (reverse tummy tuck) is a surgical procedure designed to address excess skin and laxity in the upper abdomen, specifically above the belly button. Unlike a traditional abdominoplasty, which focuses on the lower abdomen, this procedure targets the upper abdominal area, often affected by significant weight loss or pregnancy.

What is involved in a combination surgery of the breast and body (also known as a Mummy Makeover)?

A combination surgery of the breast and body (mummy makeover) often includes:

  • Mastopexy (Breast Lift): A breast lift addresses loss of volume and changes in breast shape that may occur after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Augmentation Mammoplasty (Breast Augmentation): A surgical procedure that involves placing implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles to increase breast size.
  • Reduction Mammoplasty: A breast reduction removes excess breast tissue from the breast.
  • Liposuction: A body contouring procedure designed to remove excess fat deposits from the body permanently.
  • Reverse Abdominoplasty: Tightens abdominal muscles and removes excess skin, helping restore the abdomen.

Who is an Ideal Candidate?

If you’re considering a combination surgery (mummy makeover), these factors are important:

  • Having good overall health.
  • Maintaining a stable weight.
  • Having realistic expectations.
  • Experiencing loose skin specifically in the upper abdomen.
  • Having good skin elasticity.

What to expect from procedure

Our team will provide comprehensive guidance on post-operative care to ensure a smooth recovery. This typically includes:

Initial recovery: This typically involves a hospital stay for 1-2 days depending on the complexity of the procedures combined.
Pain management: Medication will be prescribed to manage any discomfort.
Compression garments: Wearing compression garments for several weeks is essential to support healing and minimize swelling.
Activity restrictions: Strenuous activity will be restricted for a specific period, gradually increasing as your body heals.
Follow-up appointments: Regular follow-up appointments with your surgeon are crucial to monitor progress and address any concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about recovery, please do not hesitate to ask Dr Ania Smialkowski or Dr. Liew during your consultation. As Specialist Plastic Surgeons, they are here to help you every step of the way.

Like to know more about your treatment options?

Email us at or contact us on (02) 8356 2888 to book your consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are there any risks associated with reverse abdominoplasty surgery?

Reverse abdominoplasty, while effective, carries some risks like bleeding, infection, and nerve damage. It’s crucial to consult with your surgeon to understand these risks and determine if this procedure is suitable for you.

What is the recovery time for combination surgery (Mummy Makeover)?

While you will be provided specific recovery instructions based on your individual case., most individuals experience significant improvements and final results by 6 months and beyond. However, full healing, including scar maturation, can take up to 12 months.



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