If you’re considering any type of cosmetic surgery, you will undoubtedly be thinking about the scarring. It’s completely normal to worry about scarring and to wonder if it will be visible in regular clothing or a bikini. Keep reading to find out how your mummy makeover scars will look after your procedure.
What Does a Mummy Makeover Include?
It’s entirely normal for your body to change during pregnancy and childbirth. Often, it can feel very tough to get your body back. This is why many women opt for a mummy makeover to restore body contours and feel firmer, smoother, and more youthful.
A mummy makeover is a selection of procedures. Depending on your concerns and what you’re looking to achieve, you may choose certain surgeries. In general, a mummy makeover can include:
Mummy Makeover Before and After UK
Here are some before and after mummy makeover photos from the Harley Clinic. You can see how the combination of procedures is a very personal decision based entirely on what you’re looking to achieve.
What are Mummy Makeover Scars Like?
As you can see, a mummy makeover involves several procedures. It’s major surgery, and although your surgeon will make every effort to conceal scarring, you will have some visible scarring. Your scar placement will depend on the type of surgeries you have and the techniques your surgeon uses.
An incision will create a scar. So, it’s impossible to perform these types of procedures without leaving a scar. There is no method of surgery that leaves no scar when making an incision on the skin. Saying that, a skilled surgeon will create neat and tidy scars that should become much less noticeable over time.
Here’s what to expect for the different scars you could have in a mummy makeover:
Tummy Tuck Scars
You will have a scar from hip to hip, which your surgeon will place as low as possible. You can expect the scar to look red and raised freshly after your surgery. It’s normal for scarring to start like this and fade over time.
Depending on the technique your plastic surgeon uses, your tummy tuck scar may look slightly different. For example, a mini tummy tuck has only one incision that’s typically shorter than a traditional abdominoplasty.
Mini Tummy Tuck Scars
Breast Surgery Scars
It’s common to include breast procedures like breast augmentation and a breast lift within a mummy makeover. This is because the breasts are often an area of the body that’s impacted by pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Breast Augmentation Scars
Many women choose to have either breast implants or breast augmentation fat transfer during their mommy makeover. Depending on where the implants are inserted, your scarring will be where your surgeon makes the incisions.
Breast augmentation scars are most obvious immediately following your surgery. This makes sense as the incisions are so fresh, and your body has kickstarted the healing process. The incisions will close in a few weeks but can take a couple of years to really fade.
Typically, you may have incisions along the breast fold, around the nipple, and in some cases, under the arm. Scar placement depends on the technique used within the procedure.
For more information, read our guide on breast augmentation scars and 10 useful tips for optimal scar healing.
Breast Lift Scars
You will have a scar around your areola and potentially scarring vertically on the breast, plus scarring in the inframammary fold.
These are small incisions in the targeted area. Typically, liposuction leaves small yet visible scars. Over time, they fade and heal and become less obvious.
Your liposuction scar will be in the treatment area. So, this could be on your stomach, thighs, or hips, depending on your target body area. Liposuction uses very small incisions, so scarring is usually minimal. This is even more so with Vaser liposuction, which is less invasive than traditional liposuction.
A labiaplasty or designer vagina tends to leave scars that should naturally blend into the folds of the labia. Fortunately, labia typically have natural folds and creases. Often scars are not visible to the naked eye because of the way the labia looks. Your plastic surgeon will also do their utmost to create well-concealed scars.
How to Minimise Mummy Makeover Scarring
An expert and skilled surgeon can create fine and well-concealed scarring, but not invisible scarring. After your procedure, your surgeon will give you advice on how to minimise the appearance of cosmetic surgery scars.
Before you start caring for your scars, you need to make sure you’re looking after your wounds. That means keeping them clean and avoiding submerging your incisions too quickly.
It’s typical for scarring to look red and raised during the first stages of healing. Fuel your recovery with nutrients and stay hydrated. Your surgeon may recommend silicone tape as you recover, especially with breast augmentation scars. It’s important that you follow post-operative instructions. The recovery process is a massive part of the overall procedure and your outcome.
The scarring you have from a mummy makeover naturally depends on the combination of procedures you have. Scarring can be expertly concealed in the natural creases of the body but not completely invisible. Over the next year or so, all scarring should continue to fade. Gradually, scars will shift from red and raised to pinker and much flatter.
Mummy Makeover London at The Harley Clinic
It’s crucial that you feel completely confident in your plastic surgeon; it will be one of the most important decisions on your mummy makeover journey.
If you’re considering a mummy makeover, book a consultation today with Dr. Riaz Agha, who can answer all your questions and concerns.