Mummy Makeover Before and After Photos

Review Real Patient Results – Pre and Post Mummy Makeover Surgery Before and After Photo Gallery

Mommy Makeover Photos | Before and After Surgery Galleries

This photo gallery displays Before and After Photos for Dr Mark Doyle’s mummy makeover surgery patients. The images displayed in each gallery depict the results for actual patients.

*Remember, each patient is different, and results can vary from patient to patient. *Individual patients will have uniquely individual and varying results.

You can see many more examples of Dr Doyle’s before and after photos during a personal consultation. Call us on 07 55980988 to arrange an appointment with Dr Mark Doyle on the Gold Coast near the Coolangatta Airport.

Mummy Makeover Before and After Photos by Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Mark Doyle

Mummy makeover surgery is a great option if you’ve experienced changes to your abdomen and breasts over time. If you’d had children you may have experienced sagging breasts due to volume loss as well as lost elasticity around the tummy area. Mummy makeover helps you regain your pre-pregnancy body by targeting multiple areas – mainly the breast and abdomen.

Mummy makeover is performed on the Gold Coast by Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Mark Doyle. It involves contouring and tightening the areas most affected by pregnancy. It involves a combination of procedures that will be discussed during your consultation. These include breast lift, breast lift with implants, liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery.

As shown above, in Dr Doyle’s real patient mummy makeover photo gallery, this procedure helps you to restore your pre-pregnancy body, and have a contouring and tightening effect on the areas that are most affected by pregnancy.

What to Look for In Before and After Surgery Images

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When reviewing before and after plastic surgery images, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. These plastic surgery image galleries can help you to identify a cosmetic surgeon’s skill and experience, and understand the results you might expect from this surgeon. To make the most out of your before and after image gallery viewing, here are some tips to follow:

1. Search for “before” images that look similar to you (either tummy or breast)

There’s no point idealising someone else’s mommy makeover images if they had a completely different body to start with. By searching for patient photos with a similar breast (and tummy) shape and size to you, you can begin to compile your favourite after images.

Take note of patients with similar concerns to you and assess whether you would be satisfied with their post-surgery result.  This can help identify whether or not your surgeon can achieve your aesthetic goals and tastes for surgery.

Tip* As mummy makeover is a combination surgery, you can assess the images in two parts – breast and tummy. If one patient’s breasts are similar to yours but not her stomach, determine whether you like the outcome of just her breast augmentation or breast lift surgery. You can search for similar results you’d like by sourcing through Dr Doyle’s breast augmentation images, breast lift images, breast lift with implants images, and also Dr Doyle’s tummy tuck before and after images.

2. Look for consistent, yet varied results

Skilled surgeons have the ability to adapt their surgical technique and outcome to complement each patient’s anatomy. When searching through mummy makeover before and after images, look for results that appear natural and symmetrical, but with that patient’s features.

Search for variety in the ‘looks’ your surgeon can achieve. If all ‘after’ breast surgery images look the same, it’s likely that the surgeon’s technique, implant placement and implant shape and size aren’t varied enough. The same applies to tummy surgery, the “tuck” and incision line should vary based on the patients ‘before’ stomach. If there is no variety, this may be a sign that the surgeon may not be able to achieve your personal aesthetic goals – rather they’ll aim for the ‘look’ that they’re skilled at.

3. Improved or maintained symmetry

Most women have some natural variations in symmetry. Sometimes this is slight, other times it is severe. While a cosmetic surgeon may not be able to achieve perfect symmetry with a cosmetic procedure, a skilled plastic surgeon will work to improve the symmetry and balance between the breasts.

4. Strategically placed scars

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When you are looking at each surgeon’s before and after galleries, note what the patients’ scars look like, particularly their size and location. While some variation is expected, most patients’ scars should be difficult to detect. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will place incisions in the natural folds of the skin or where they can be easily concealed by clothing.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Doyle prefers to insert breast implants using an inframammary incision (an incision that is made underneath your breast in the breast crease). This helps to minimise visible scarring and ensures natural-looking results.

To lift the breasts, Dr Doyle uses a lollipop technique (an incision around your areola/nipple complex with a vertical scar extending down from the areola down to the breast crease) whenever possible. This allows him to reposition the nipple after excess fat and breast tissue is removed. If having a breast lift with implants, the breast implants are inserted through the vertical incision.

Tummy tuck scars are typically visible across the top of the pelvic area but extend from hip bone to hip bone. More often than not, they are placed low enough that they can be concealed with clothing.

5. Learn to recognize new vs. final results

Some cosmetic surgeons take “after” photos sooner than others—sometimes as soon as a month or two after surgery. Unfortunately, these early after pictures can give the impression of subpar results, even though in reality the patient’s results are still taking shape. Some signs of too-fresh results include:

  • Conspicuous scars that are still bright pink or red
  • Breasts sit unnaturally high on the chest after breast augmentation
  • Visible swelling, skin discolouration, or asymmetry

If you like much of that surgeon’s work, but notice that many before and after photos look like they may be “too fresh,” ask the surgeon when the patients’ photos were taken. In general, “after” photos taken 6 months or more after surgery will give you the best indication of how a patient’s final results will look.

6. Ask to view before and after photos during your consultation too

Many patients have great surgical results and are happy to show them, they just prefer that they are not posted on the internet. So, as well as viewing before and after mummy makeover photos online, ask to view real patients before and afters during your plastic surgery consultation too.

Mummy Makeover Options

A mummy makeover is one of Dr Doyle’s signature combination procedures. It typically includes breast and tummy surgery but can be tailored to achieve your desired result. You may consider the following procedures as part of your post-pregnancy surgery:

If you choose breast augmentation for your breast surgery aspect, you will need to consider the many sizes and shapes of breast implants. As results vary from patient to patient, it’s important that you discuss your reasons for undergoing breast augmentation surgery and your aesthetic goals in detail during your initial consultation with Dr Doyle. This will allow you to select the breast implant shape, size and placement that will best achieve your aesthetic goals.

Recovery After Mummy Makeover Surgery

You’ll likely need 2-3 weeks off work following mommy makeover surgery to ensure a quality recovery.  Dr Doyle will provide you with post-operative care instructions which you should follow EXACTLY to ensure you are not straining your wounds.

You should also follow Dr Doyle’s best practice cosmetic surgery recovery tips, which include an adequate wound healing dietand the use of supplements. It’s important to do your research before undergoing surgery so that you know what’s normal and what’s not with your recovery. You should know when to get into contact with Dr Doyle should a problem arise.

What are the risks involved with Mummy Makeover Surgery?

All surgery involves risks. Any surgical procedure carries some risk of infection, severe bruising, or reaction to anaesthesia.

In the case of breast augmentation surgery, there is the possibility of complications related to the breast implant, such as rupture, rippling, or capsular contracture. With tummy tuck surgery, risks include bleeding, wound infection, wound breakdown and poor scarring (thick and raised scar).

These complications can mostly be avoided by following Dr Doyle’s strict post-operative instructions.  Find out more about the risks of mummy makeover surgery in our guide or on our General Risks of Surgery page.

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Mummy Makeover Pricing

How much does a Mummy Makeover cost? Prices and Fees for a Mummy Makeover

The cost of a mummy makeover is different for all patients. Not all patients have the same requirements and not all procedures need to be included in the final surgery. Anaesthetist, surgeon and hospital fees will also need to be factored into the final cost. Since a mommy makeover is mostly cosmetic, it won’t always qualify for a Medicare rebate. This possibility can be discussed with Dr Doyle during your consultation once your specific needs have been assessed.

You can access our list of pricing resources to find out more about the cost of mummy makeover surgery, or download our pricing guide to learn more:

Mummy Makeover FAQS – Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeover

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What’s included in a Mummy Makeover?

Your mummy makeover combination procedure may include:

How much do you have to weigh to get a mummy makeover?

There is no definite weight for this procedure, however, you MUST be at a healthy weight. It is best that you are close to your goal weight for tummy surgery as this will increase the longevity of your results.

A healthy weight can be measured by BMI. If your body mass index is above 40, then you qualify as obese and it’s advised that you do NOT undergo tummy tuck surgery.

Does Medicare or private health insurance cover Mummy Makeover?

Generally speaking, mummy makeover surgery is considered an elective cosmetic procedure, meaning that it is not covered by Medicare or insurance.

However, some Medicare item numbers may apply for heavy breasts or loose tummy skin given you meet the stringent criteria. Typically, you’ll only be able to access these Medicare rebates if you proceed with your mummy makeover procedure in TWO stages/surgeries. You can read more about this on our blog.

How painful is the recovery from Mummy Makeover?

The surgery itself is painless as you will be under a general anesthetic. Most patients feel discomfort for the first week and this is well-managed by pain pumps and pain medication ordered by Dr Doyle.

Is Mommy Makeover worth it?

Only you’ll be able to decide if mummy makeover surgery is worth it for you.

If your post-pregnancy body is causing you to be self-conscious, a mummy makeover can have a positive impact on self-esteem. Women who undergo this procedure report a dramatic increase in their confidence, with the procedure having a 96% Worth It Score among RealSelf members.

Will mummy makeover leave a scar?

Yes, mummy makeover can leave significant scars, including a hip-to-hip scar from tummy tuck surgery.

If you are worried about scarring, know that all scars naturally fade over time. There are also specific steps you can take to keep scarring to a minimum. Keeping your incision sites protected from harmful UV rays, even after they’ve healed, is one way to prevent noticeable scarring. Patients can also use silicone gel sheets and massage techniques as a way to reduce scars after a mummy makeover. Scar treatments are undertaken in Dr Doyle’s office following your surgery to minimise your scarring.

Book a Consultation

If you would like to learn more about mommy makeover surgery or would like to view more mummy makeover before and after images, book a consultation with Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Mark Doyle on the Gold Coast.

About Dr Mark Doyle FRACS (Plast) – Queensland Plastic Surgeon

Servicing patients in Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Cairns and New South Wales NSW – Northern Rivers, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore and more.

Dr Mark Doyle is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over thirty years of experience performing BreastBodyFace and Nose surgery. As a highly esteemed plastic surgeon, Dr Mark is driven by an intense passion for helping patients achieve a happier, more beautiful self through advanced cosmetic surgery procedures.

He maintains a strong commitment to achieving the best possible results for all his breast, body, face and nose patients, both men and women.


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*DISCLAIMER: All information on Gold Coast Plastic Surgery website is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Results can vary significantly and depend on individual patient circumstances. All images on this website, unless specified as real patient images, are stock images used for illustrative purposes only. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your surgeon. Book a consult for details regarding your cosmetic surgery procedure.