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What is a Mummy Makeover?

The combined effects of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can have a significant impact on the body. Every woman is affected differently and in some instances, it can be difficult to regain a pre-pregnancy body. This is the reason more women are opting for Mummy Makeovers to regain their confidence and address those post-pregnancy changes.

Mr Hyder Ridha has the expertise and experience needed to perform successful Mummy Makeover procedures and is based in London and Hertfordshire.

A Mummy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures designed to restore the body to its original contours and appearance prior to pregnancy. The procedures typically involved are:

It is important to note that some women choose to have all of the procedures, and others choose a combination of a few that is right for them. All of the options will be discussed at the initial consultation.

Mummy Makeover at a Glance

Surgery Time

2 -5 hours

Time off work

2 weeks

Hospital Stay

Up to 1 night


Day 1

Reasonable Mobility

Reasonable Mobility

1 day



After 8 weeks

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Bras & Garments

6 weeks

Suture Removal

Sexual Activity

After 4 weeks



2 weeks

Full Recovery

Full Recovery

8 weeks

Mummy Makeover in 6 Steps: A Guide For New Mothers

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Benefits of Mummy Makeover

There are numerous benefits of getting Mummy Makeover surgery:

  • Effective way to return to a pre-pregnancy figure
  • Regain confidence and improve self-esteem
  • Improve the shape and/or size of the breasts with breast implants
  • Restore lost volume to the breasts
  • Remove stubborn pockets of fat and excess skin
  • Reducing enlarged nipple length due to pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Restore lost volume or shape in the buttocks
  • Tighten abdominal muscles
  • Improve the overall body contour and shape

Am I a good candidate for the procedure?

If you are one of many mums that struggle to achieve their desired figure through a healthy diet and regular exercise, then a Mummy Makeover could be the next option. If this is something you are considering please contact us to book a consultation with Mr Ridha.

He can talk you through all of the procedures, and answer any questions you may have. This will give you the opportunity to determine whether it is the right choice for you.

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What are the risks of having Mummy Makeover surgery?

All of the procedures involved in a Mummy Makeover are considered safe as long as they are carried out by a fully trained, qualified professional. Mr Ridha has years of experience and has carried out thousands of these procedures, so you’re in very safe hands.

However, we always emphasise that all surgical procedures carry risks. Very rare but potential risks of Mummy Makeover surgery can include an adverse reaction to anaesthesia, infection, delayed healing and hematoma.

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How is a Mummy Makeover carried out
at HR Plastic Surgery?

If you decide to have your Mummy Makeover surgery with us at HR Plastic Surgery, this is what you can expect:


Your first consultation is a crucial part of your journey and we make it a priority that you feel at ease throughout. Carried out by Mr Ridha personally, he will take time to listen carefully to understand your goals, before examining you in the presence of a chaperone.

He will then discuss the suitable treatment options available, including the risks and benefits, recovery times and expected outcomes. Mr Ridha is happy for you to attend with a family member or friend should you feel it necessary or for additional support. 


As a Mummy Makeover consists of a combination of procedures but all require a general anaesthetic and typically involve a 1 to 2-night stay in the hospital. The total amount of time needed to carry out your surgery will depend on the specific procedures you have chosen. The full details of your procedures will be explained to you at your initial consultation. 


Recovery time slightly varies depending on which procedures you have. Most patients are considered fully recovered after 3 to 4 months but final results can take from 6 to 12 months as by this time all swelling will have resolved and the tissue settled completely.

It is important to follow the advice of your surgeon’s postoperative guidelines to ensure you recover as quickly as possible.

Mummy Makeover Before and After pictures

Below you can see some of the great results
that our previous patients have achieved:

Do these photos remind you of your case?
You can get similar results or better.


How much does a mummy makeover cost in London?

The total cost of your mummy makeover depends on your specific requirements. We recommend that you book an initial consultation with Mr Rhida, during which he is able to give you an accurate cost based on your aesthetic goals.

Why choose us?

At HR Plastic Surgery we strive to ensure that every patient receives the best possible service and care throughout the entire process. Starting with the initial consultation to the surgery itself we strive to ensure I patients achieve optimal, long-lasting results.

We aim to assist our patients in achieving a natural, fresh look, with a tailored care plan unique to them. We believe that plastic surgery should both rejuvenate and create aesthetic harmony.

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Meet Mr Ridha

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

Mr Hyder Ridha is a Consultant, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon who read medicine at the prestigious Royal Free and University College London Medical School. He graduated with distinction (MB BS) in 2003 and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology (First-class Honours).


Below you can find the questions we get most frequently asked about our Mummy makeover procedure:

While a Mummy Makeover is designed to help improve your post-pregnancy figure by removing excess skin and stubborn fat, it’s not designed to be a weight loss procedure. Only a small amount of fat and tissue is removed.

As with most body sculpting procedures, the results can last for a number of years or even be permanent. However, in order to maximise the results, you will need to ensure that you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle in general.

After about 6 months the scars typically begin to fade but it can take up to 2 years for them to significantly improve in appearance.

No, you do not need a GP referral to have a Mummy Makeover. A referral from your GP is helpful, as they can provide your full medical history but it’s not essential and you book a consultation without one.

Yes, it is considered to be major surgery as it includes multiple procedures during one operation and requires a significant amount of recovery time.

In the first few days after any surgical procedure, you should focus on resting as it’s a crucial part of the healing process. It’s imperative that you listen to your body and be patient but short walks around the house are essential for healthy circulation and minimising the risk of postoperative complications.

As pregnancy and childbirth put a lot of stress on your body, it’s not safe to have surgery too soon after. We recommend that you wait at least 3 to 6 months after finishing breastfeeding to allow the body to return to its new natural position.

The location of the surgical scars will depend on which procedures you had. However, we always aim to make the incisions along the natural folds of your skin, to hide any scarring as much as possible.

A full mummy makeover includes a tummy tuck surgery with muscle repair, breast surgery, genital surgery and body contouring.

Yes, you can conceive again after Mummy Makeover surgery but it’s important to note that future childbirth might affect the results of the surgery.

Mummy Makeover surgery is carried out using general anaesthesia so you won’t feel any pain. You may feel a little discomfort after the surgery but the pain and swelling will subside within a few days of taking the medication given to you post-surgery.

We highly recommend that you don’t smoke or drink alcohol for at least 2 weeks after the surgery as they impact the healing process.

Compression garments should be worn for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery and no, you must wear them even when you’re sleeping.

How to schedule a consultation

To book an appointment with Mr Ridha, please call us on + 020 3907 6830, email us at, or book online using the form below.

You can also book a 3D consultation on our website, where you can see your potential after results in 3D.

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