Dr Yunaev specialises in offering patients with surgical solutions for a rejuvenated aesthetic post-pregnancy. These procedures aim to restore the patient’s pre-pregnancy body, and consists of a combination of procedures that normally include breast augmentation with lift and tummy tuck surgeries.
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The Mummy Makeover surgery package is composed of a combination of techniques to provide patients with a harmonious result and achieves a pre-pregnancy aesthetic appearance. More and more women are turning to cosmetic surgery after pregnancy to help reinstate a sense of confidence and normality after the experience of childbirth and the weight fluctuations that often come with it. This surgery is tailored to each patient’s needs and may include:
- Breast lift
- Breast reshape
- Breast augmentation with lift
- Breast reduction
- Tummy tuck
- Abdominal muscle and waist tightening
It is important to note that as a result of the tailored surgery, a consultation is required to estimate the cost. While this can be a cosmetic surgery procedure, it is also partly a reconstructive procedure in many cases that is necessary to correct abdominal abnormalities caused by pregnancy or to treat macromastia with its associated effects.
- St Luke’s Clinic, Potts Point
- Norwest Private Hospital, Bella Vista
- St Jude Street Specialist Centre, Bowral
- The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Camperdown
- Sydney Specialist Suites, Rozelle
What kind of procedures feature in a Mummy Makeover?
While the Mummy Makeover can be different for everybody based on individual needs, there are two regions that we predominantly focus on, the first of which is the breasts. Many women wish to regain a youthful volume or positioning of the breasts, which can be achieved with implants placed under the chest to elevate and create a new size. Implants will expand the breast while giving the illusion of a lift. In cases where a significant amount of loose skin is present, a breast lift can help to restore a more desirable position, whilst removing the excess skin envelope.
Breast lifts remove breast tissue and excess skin by cutting around the nipple to the fold below the breast and in some cases under the breast as well. Breast lift with augmentation is a very popular approach in this setting, which offers a more youthful aesthetic following pregnancy.
The second area of focus in a Mummy Makeover is the abdomen, for which the tummy tuck/abdominoplasty procedure is very popular. If appropriate, we may combine the liposuction procedure with a mini tummy tuck, a smaller procedure that requires less downtime while offering quicker recovery and less scarring. Tummy tucks can vary in their extent, but all aim to remove the excess skin and stretch marks and lower abdominal fat pad, with additional muscle tightening and realignment or hernia repair procedures as indicated.
How do I know this is right for me?
This is a significant operation but is a well-tolerated one, and importantly, the results are long-lasting. The scars for the tummy tuck portion of the procedure can be hidden in the bikini line and are not usually obvious. This surgery requires particular surgical expertise to minimise potential complications and to achieve good aesthetic results.
Dr. Michael Yunaev does not recommend this procedure for people who are:
- Not able to have an anaesthetic
- Prone to bleeding tendencies or have poor healing ability
- Too high risk of having surgical complications
The surgery is not a substitute for weight loss or as a replacement for an appropriate exercise program. The results of this procedure are technically permanent; however, significant fluctuations in weight can affect the desirable aesthetic created by this process, which is why we recommend a continued quality diet and regular exercise to keep you looking and feeling your best.
For that reason, you may be asked to consider delaying the procedure if you are in the process of, or planning to, lose weight, or planning to get pregnant again, as a result of the surgery may be compromised.
Surgery may be a good option for you if:
- You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
- You have realistic expectations
- You are a non-smoker or have stopped smoking
- You are bothered by the feeling that your body has been dramatically affected by childbearing
Dr. Yunaev is well known for his breast and body surgical results and will discuss a tailored plan with you during your consultation. We offer services in Sydney from:
- Potts Point
- Rozelle (near Balmain)
- Bella Vista (near Baulkham Hills, Parramatta and Blacktown)
- Southern Highlands/Bowral (Near Wollongong and within reach of Canberra)
The Mummy Makeover can be made up of a number of procedures based on what may be necessary to help achieve your body goals. The following is a brief breakdown of some of the possible procedures and their benefits:
The goal of a breast lift is the firming and reshaping of a breast that has lost these aesthetics as a result of pregnancy. The procedure aims to restore breast position and firmness, and in some cases may elevate the nipple, improve symmetry, and lessen the excess tissue at the bottom of the breast.
In some cases, women wish to combine the breast lift procedure with another to achieve extra volume in their breasts. There is a number of options for this, and it is worth considering that combining surgeries can reduce the impact of recovery and sometimes cost. If you are considering something along these lines, mention it during your consultation to help determine the best way forward.
A breast augmentation works to enlarge the size of the bust and can be the solution to some mildly droopy breasts, asymmetry, tuberous breasts, and a lack of self-confidence. It can include the use of implants and be combined with the breast lift procedure. Breast augmentation surgery does not correct significantly droopy breasts; this is where the breast lift mentioned above may be a more suitable option.
In the case of large or sagging breasts, the breast reduction can provide more comfort or relief for back, neck, and shoulder pain. Sometimes, large breasts can bring unwanted attention, which makes a woman feel uncomfortable in public; the breast reduction can help create a more natural look that suits the rest of the body shape.
Further to the cosmetic benefits of a breast reduction, this procedure can help alleviate chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain as well as skin irritation under the breasts and issues with clothing fits.
Also known as abdominoplasty, a Tummy Tuck remove sagging skin and excess fat from the abdomen and can also work to repair separated muscles or hernias if required. After pregnancy, you may experience a bulge that has been caused by excess skin or fat; the tummy tuck can help to create a flatter, firmer abdomen.
An abdominoplasty can be partly a reconstructive procedure that can correct abdominal abnormalities caused by pregnancy or relieve structural defects of the abdomen as well as various other benefits.
Liposuction improves the body’s contours by removing excess fat to slim and reshape specific areas of the body. It can permanently remove stubborn fat, tighten the skin and fine-tune the curves of the body with minimal downtime required.
The results of liposuction are dependent on your lifestyle choices post-procedure. The fat cells that have been removed as a result of the procedure will not grow back; however, weight gain can happen as per usual meaning that you may experience a larger version of your new shape if you do put on more weight. Liposuction is often performed on the abdomen, breasts, and hips in the case of a Mummy Makeover. There are, however, other areas that can benefit from this procedure, including the outer, inner, and anterior thighs, knees, arms, buttocks, cheeks, and neck.
Mummy Makeover Sydney cost
Dr. Michael Yunaev works hard to carefully tailor the Mummy Makeover procedure to the individual needs and desires of the patient. For this reason, and in particular, considering the varying nature of what is included in a Mummy Makeover, surgical costs will vary for everyone. More significant and complex procedures will come with higher costs, and in some cases, Medicare rebates may apply.
The Mummy Makeover procedure at Breast & Body Clinic is now more affordable from $145 a week* with no interest and minimal upfront setup fees.
As part of the initial consultation with Dr. Yunaev, the precise surgical quote will be given once a full assessment of your needs is completed. Once we understand this information, an individual and personalised surgical quote will show the costs associated with your procedure.
There are some procedures which may be eligible for a private health fund rebate or Medicare rebate. We strongly recommend undertaking a consultation to not only create a precise surgical plan but also to give information about the options available to you. This consultation with Dr. Yunaev is charged at a fee of $260. If you have a Medicare referral, the Medicare rebate is $73.
How Breast and Body Clinic can help
Breast and Body Clinic and Dr. Yunaev are well known throughout Sydney for their high-quality service and in-depth expertise. Dr. Yunaev is trained in General surgery, Specialist training in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery training and has over ten years’ surgical experience with an accreditation from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).
Dr. Yunaev, the Principal Doctor at Breast & Body Clinic, is highly trained with a particular passion for the treatment of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery, Benign, and Congenital Breast Disease, and General Surgery. Speak to us today about the ways we can help you achieve your body goals.
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The importance of body confidence post-pregnancy
As we know, the experience of pregnancy can cause significant changes to your body, of which some women have difficulty dealing with as they feel uncomfortable. After giving birth, it can take time for your body to get back to the way it was before if it does at all. These changes are natural but will affect the idea of a positive body image after pregnancy.
As pregnancy can create body image problems you did not have before, or worsen existing ones, many women look to cosmetic surgery as a way to combat these significant changes. Pregnancy can cause weight gain in the stomach and breasts, stretch marks, acne, and negative moods or thoughts. The procedures included in the Mummy Makeover look to improve your physical attributes which may assist the improvement of your general mental health and wellbeing as well in some instances. However, it should not be substituted for diet and exercise and good lifestyle related modifications, which can make a big difference in the physical and mental health of mums post pregnancy.
The female body has the amazing ability to nourish and deliver a baby, but it is essential to remember that pregnancy does not last forever. Your body changes are for a positive reason, to bring life into the world, and they are normal. Embrace this change with the goal and understanding that you can once again feel healthy and comfortable again, be it with our help or other lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise.
DR MICHAEL YUNAEV
“Dr Michael is a Specialist OncoPlastic and Cosmetic Breast and General Surgeon and is the Principal Doctor at Breast & Body Clinic. Dr Yunaev is a highly trained Surgeon with extensive experience and passion for treatment of all aspects of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery, Benign and Congenital Breast Disease, as well as General Surgery.”
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