Different Types of Body Contouring Procedures

Body contouring procedures have become increasingly popular in the last few decades, largely due to technological advancements. These modern techniques enable people to gain confidence in themselves and feel comfortable in their own skin. There are so many different options out there which can be discussed with your surgeon, yet here are three of the most popular body contouring procedures that are giving people a new lease of life! 


Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation, sometimes referred to as a breast enlargement or ‘boob job’, is a body contouring procedure that involves the insertion of implants below the breast tissue to increase the size of the breast and also to improve the overall shape. This is one of the most popular body contouring procedures out there. Not only does it make the breasts larger but it also helps to make the body look more proportioned in many cases. 

The shell of an implant is made of silicone, and then it is filled with either saline or silicone. The fill, shape and size of the implant will depend on personal preference, with advice being given by the surgeon. Full recovery can take around 6 weeks, with support bras needing to be worn. This body contouring procedure is likely to continue in popularity for years to come! 


Mummy Makeover

Mummy makeovers have become an extremely popular body contouring procedure in the last few years especially. This term refers to a combination of different procedures to help improve the contour of the breasts and stomach at the same time. Pregnancy can cause loose or sagging skin and breasts, which is what the mummy makeover is designed to change. 

The appeal of this body contouring procedure comes with the fact that in most cases, both the procedures on the stomach and breasts can be completed at the same time. This involves liposuction and/or an abdominoplasty, as well as a mastopexy and/or breast augmentation. The end result should reduce body fat whilst improving the contouring of the body. 


Brazilian Bum Lift

Another body contouring procedure that has gained mass popularity in the last few years is the brazilian bum lift. This is sometimes also referred to as BBL surgery and it involves having a buttock augmentation that looks natural. The aim of this body contouring procedure is to increase the size of the buttocks by transferring fat from one part of the body to the other, creating larger buttocks without needing to insert implants. 

The fat is usually removed from the hips, lower back and thighs which not only helps the bum to look bigger, but it also creates a better shape overall. Patients were travelling abroad for this body contouring procedure in order to access a reduction in price, yet the results are often very poor and there were various cases of patients dying as a result of the treatment. It is much safer to have this body contouring procedure done by a professional in the UK. The mortality rate for this operation is 1 in 3000, meaning surgeons are often very selective about who they allow to have the procedure. This is something you can discuss with the surgeon. 


Final Thoughts

Body contouring procedures can be fantastic for people’s confidence and can help people to feel much more comfortable in themselves. If you are interested in having a body contouring procedure or would like more information, please visit our breast augmentation or mummy makeover pages. You can also contact us to arrange a consultation!

Skin Care Tips After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Here at Gary Ross, we want to make sure that you take the best possible skin care tips after breast augmentation surgery for your aftercare. These precautionary measures can ensure that you heal well and gain the best possible results. It can also improve your recovery time making you feel comfortable in the process.

We’ve put together a list of some important skin care tips after breast augmentation surgery that you should consider to help improve your results and recovery.

Skin care tips after breast augmentation surgery

Staying hydrated

Drinking plenty of water not only hydrates your body but it also helps keep skin hydrated. You may also experience feelings of constipation shortly after surgery. Keeping hydrated by drinking plenty of water can help to ease the feeling as well as reduce any swelling you may be experiencing.

If possible, avoid any carbonated drinks and high caffeine intake at first. Alcohol should be avoided at all costs.

Wearing the right clothing

The type of clothing that you wear can also relate to your skin care after breast augmentation surgery. To avoid any overstretching or clothes that can irritate your skin, wear clothes with buttons and zips so it’s easy to wear. This avoids complications of attempting to put on your clothes.


In the early stages of your recovery, you should aim to prevent the wound from submerging itself in water, for at least 6 weeks. Try to protect the wound where you can and avoid baths, unless the bath is shallow and doesn’t submerge the would in water for an excessive amount of time. 

If you avoid getting the wound excessively wet, this should allow you to have a shower a week after the surgery. You should still look to pat down the wound after this, however.


Another form of skin care tips after breast augmentation surgery is how you sleep. This is because of the awkward positions you find yourself can interfere with your implant and skin.

Try to sleep upright and in an elevated position for at least 6 weeks after surgery. Although this may feel uncomfortable, it can really help with swelling and discomfort. This will prevent the implant from moving around and prevent healing complications.

Skin care tips after breast augmentation

These are some important skin care tips for breast augmentation after you’ve had the surgery. Here at Gary, we’ll run through all your aftercare advice and ensure you can have the best possible recovery without the fear of complications.

Take a look at our breast augmentation page and book a consultation with us today to see if breast augmentation is right for you.

How Long is Breast Augmentation Recovery?

A step by step guide to breast augmentation recovery

When considering a boob job, having an understanding of breast augmentation recovery is vital. Breast enlargement surgery is an invasive procedure as will require a recuperation period.

Mr Ross performs may breast enlargement and rejuvenation procedures every year. The most popular remains breast augmentation, which is designed to make the breast bigger using implants.

Understanding the breast augmentation aftercare stages is helpful in ensuring a swift and safe recovery. Every patient is different, so it’s important to note this will not be exactly the same for every woman.

Below you will find some commonly asked questions to help you make sense of breast augmentation recovery, and how to maximise your recovery period.

If you have any other questions you can email the clinic.

What happens straight after breast augmentation surgery?

Immediately after breast augmentation surgery you’ll be taken to a recovery ward. How long you stay here depends on your surgical outcome, and how well you respond to the anaesthetic.

You will be in bandages and will not be able to drive. It’s advised you have a family member to help you leave the hospital.

Does it take a long time to recover from a breast augmentation?

This is entirely down to the patient and the surgical outcome. Initially, patients may experience some discomfort and swelling post surgery. You will not immediately be able to tell the results of breast augmentation surgery due to bruising and swelling.

You’ll be given breast augmentation aftercare advice upon leaving the hospital. This will include washing, sleeping and clothing guidance. If you follow the advice given by your surgeon you can expect to have a swift recovery.

Can I do anything to speed up my recovery?

Not specifically. But you can do things to aid your recovery. Following the aftercare advice is very important to avoid infections and complications post breast augmentation.

Do you have any breast augmentation aftercare advice?

Wear your post-surgery garments as instructed. Take the time to recover, and let the body heal. Ask for help from family or friends, and avoid excessive movements initially.

It’s also important to massage your scars. There’s more information on this in this recent blog post on scar massage.

When can I go back to work?

Usually within 2-4 weeks of breast augmentation surgery.

When can I exercise again?

Usually within 2-3 weeks, but it should only be light exercise like swimming.

What changes should I expect aside from physically?

Sensation usually changes following breast augmentation and the nipples may be hyper or hypo sensitive. It is uncommon to have permanent changes in sensation but can take a number of months to return back to normal.
More questions? Get in touch

If you have any more questions or you wish to book a consultation please get in touch. You can find all of the information you need on our contact us page.

Choosing a surgeon for your breast surgery

How to find the best surgeon for your breast surgery

Undergoing breast surgery is not something that should be undertaken lightly. It can be a daunting experience, and many considerations need to be made beforehand.

The most important decision you will make is your plastic surgeon. Choosing the surgeon who will perform your surgery, as well as accompany you on your journey post operatively, cannot be rushed or underestimated.

Whether you choose a breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast uplift or breast asymmetry surgery, picking the best plastic surgeon for the job is vital.

What makes a good plastic surgeon?

As well as be a highly skilled expert, a good plastic surgeon should listen to your concerns, offer constructive advice, act profession at all times, and manage expectations.

It’s important when choosing surgeon that you do your research. Find out what their background is, what they specialise in, and how often they perform your chosen procedure. This is all helpful in allowing you to make an informed decision.

Does it make a difference if my surgeon is part of a safety organisation?

Your prospective surgeon should be part of at least one professional organisation. BAAPS and BAPRAS are the most common. You should be able to find out this information on their website.

This membership ensures your surgeon is operating to the highest standards, is ethical, and can perform in their field to the highest standards.

Is picking breast specialist the best plan?

In some cases, particularly if the surgery is complex, choose a breast surgeon specifically can prove positive. They have a deep understanding of the tissues and structure of the breasts, and some patients feel more confident trusting their surgery to a specialist.

How do I know I’ve found the right surgeon?

You should feel comfortable with them, and believe they understand what you wish to achieve by undergoing breast surgery. You should feel confident in their abilities and believe they can offer you the highest standards of care.

It’s also a good idea to make sure you’re comfortable with the team at the hospital or clinic too. They will likely be part of your recovery process.

What should I ask at the consultation?

The consultation is deigned to offer you a chance to speak directly to a surgeon, and discuss your goals and motivations for undergoing the procedure. Some patients come with photos to demonstrate their points.

This is an opportunity to discuss the procedure in detail and get an understanding of what is involved before, during and after breast surgery. Ask about the specifics of the procedure, make sure you understand the risks and complications, and find out how best to recover safely and quickly.

What will they expect of me?

You surgeon will expect you to be honest and open at the consultation. Your motivations for undergoing surgery need to be clear, and you’re expected to provide an honest account of your medical history.

What negative signs should I look out for?

If you feel forced, rushed or coerced into undergoing plastic surgery you should find someone else. If a surgeon appears uninformed or uninterested in your specific goals or concerns this should also be a warning sign. Trust your instincts.

Book a consultation

Booking a consultation is quick and simple. Please follow the instructions via the contact us page. You can find out more about Mr Gary Ross on the about us page.

What is involved in mummy makeover surgery?

Take steps to transform your body with mummy makeover surgery

The combination of cosmetic procedures involved in mummy makeover surgery is designed to transform the body after pregnancy or weight loss.

Although abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) and breast rejuvenation surgery in some form, such as breast uplift surgery, are the most commonly combined body contouring procedures, others may be involved if it’s agreed they will benefit the patient.

All mummy makeover surgery treatment plans are designed to be bespoke, and are tailored to suit the needs and goals of the patient. Booking a consultation with Mr Ross is the best way to determine the suitability of this kind of body contouring surgery.

Mr Ross is a specialist in body contouring and breast rejuvenation surgery and helps patients from across the region, including areas such as Cheshire, Altrincham, Wirral, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Nantwich, Sale, Prestwich and Whitefield, to feel confident in their appearance again. 

Abdominoplasty as part of undergoing mummy makeover surgery

After pregnancy one of the main issues that may prove difficult to solve with diet and exercise is the abdomen area. Post-pregnancy women can be left with a variety of concerns pertaining to the mid section, including lax, sagging skin and stretch marks, as well as internal issues such as damaged muscles.

As part of mummy makeover surgery treatment plans an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery as most patients know it, is the most common procedure under this umbrella term. There are variants of abdominoplasty (including full and mini tummy tuck surgery) and which form of this body contouring is offered is down to the individual patient.

During abdominoplasty as part of a body reshaping overhaul excess skin can removed/lifted, and the contours of the tummy area can be redefined. A smoother silhouette is just one of the benefits of tummy tuck surgery, but some patients can also lose stretch marks.

For some patients the issue is purely aesthetic, whereas for others the muscles affected by pregnancy may need tightening, and thanks to the versatility of this procedure much can be offered in terms of restoring the mid section.

Breast rejuvenation surgery as part of a mummy makeover

The breasts can be affected by pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, and for many women undergoing breast surgery in combination with tummy tuck surgery can prove to be life changing. Breast rejuvenation surgery may include breast augmentation, mastopexy (breast uplift surgery) or fat transfer, with the goal of improving volume and/or lifting the breasts.

When patients visit seeking breast rejuvenation as part of mummy makeover surgery (or because of extreme weight loss) the main issues are empty breasts lacking in volume, sagging skin and drooping of the tissue; this in turn often makes the breasts sit lower on the body.

Mastopexy and breast uplift surgery can help to reposition the breasts, lifting them to a more youthful position. This can include a breast implant if desired, although often an implant will not be enough to change the projection of the breast.

Additional mummy makeover Manchester surgery procedures

For some women additional body reshaping procedures will need to be undertaken during surgery. These can include liposuction, fat transfer or body lifting procedures – such as brachioplasty (arm lift surgery) and thigh lift surgery – to ensure a good overall result. Any of these can be added to tummy tuck surgery or breast rejuvenation surgery/breast uplift surgery providing a combination approach to your care.

Autologous fat transfer can help to restore natural volume to the breasts (although it can’t replace breast uplift surgery/mastopexy) as part of a wider mummy makeover, and liposuction can help to reduce stubborn fat from areas of the body affected by weight loss and pregnancy. Booking a consultation is the best way to discover which body contouring procedures are likely to give you the best results.

Book a mummy makeover surgery consultation

Helping patients from Manchester and the wider area including Cheshire, Altrincham, Wirral, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Nantwich, Sale, Prestwich and Whitefield Mr Ross is one of the specialists in the UK for mummy makeovers. Book a consultation on 0845 6250640 to discuss your needs, and you can see examples of this form of body reshaping surgery on the Mummy Makeover case study pages which include breast rejuvenation surgery, breast uplift surgery and abdominoplasty/tummy tuck surgery.

Undergoing fat transfer Manchester

Choosing fat transfer Manchester to improve breast volume

When researching surgery to improve breast volume it may be worth considering autologous fat transfer Manchester. This form of cosmetic procedure is designed to enhance the shape or volume of the breasts and for some women may provide a more suitable alternative to other forms of breast surgery.

Breast fullness and volume loss are common concerns presented by patients at consultation, and this volumisation procedure can offer restorative benefits. An increasingly popular way to improve breast volume, fat transfer Manchester is a plastic surgery procedure that can provide excellent volumising results.

For some a breast augmentation with implants may be the solution, while others may benefit from a rejuvenative procedure such as a breast lift (mastopexy); however fat transfer Manchester represents a volume loss solution that can provide various benefits.

Mr. Gary Ross is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon based in Manchester offering autologous fat transfer for the breasts, as well as the face, and helps patients from areas including Cheshire, Altrincham, Wirral, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Nantwich, Sale, Prestwich and Whitefield.

Fat transfer can be used as part of a wider body overhaul, for example alongside procedures such as abdominoplasty, as part of a mummy makeover; a combination of surgical procedures designed to transform the body post pregnancy or weight loss.

What causes volume loss in the breasts?

Breasts can lose their shape or appear empty, leading women to seek a breast procedure to improve breast fullness. There are several factors that can contribute to a loss of volume in the breasts. Most commonly the depleting volume of the upper breast can be attributed to ageing, weight loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

As volume depletes from the upper breast it can cause sagging and drooping of the whole breast, as well pulling of the skin leading to a deflated or empty appearance. Patients complain of lost confidence and seek treatment to rectify the volume loss and improve breast fullness.

How can autologous fat transfer Manchester improve breast volume?

Unlike breast augmentation procedures using silicone implants or breast lift surgery (mastopexy) – often used to improve breast volume – fat transfer Manchester uses fat harvested from others areas of the body to increase breast volume in a ‘more natural’ way.

Usually taken from areas of the body where excess fat can be found, such as the abdomen and thighs, it’s transferred to the breast as part of a reshaping and volumisation procedure.

Who is autologous fat transfer Manchester suitable for?

If a patient wishes to subtly reshape and volumise her breasts without implants, or is seeking an alternative to mastopexty (breast uplift surgery), fat transfer Manchester could be suitable. In some cases the removal and transferring of fat can improve the shape the patient’s figure while achieving subtle enhancement to the breasts.
Fat transfer Manchester is not recommended for patients that seek a significant increase in breast size, require full breast uplift or don’t have enough fat to transfer.

More information about autologous fat transfer Manchester

If you would like to book a consultation to discuss potential treatment using fat transfer Manchester please call the clinic on 0845 6250640. A consultation is vital in order to ascertain whether this form of breast volumising procedure is suitable, and will provide an opportunity to learn more about this specific form of breast rejuvenation surgery.

Prospective patients from Manchester, and surrounding areas including Cheshire, Altrincham, Wirral, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Nantwich, Sale, Prestwich and Whitefield, can also find out more detailed information about this type of breast rejuvenation surgery via the Autologous Fat Transfer page.

What is mummy makeover surgery?

Discover what body contouring procedures are part of mummy makeover surgery

Mummy makeover surgery alludes to the combination of several surgical body contouring procedures designed to rejuvenate the body.

Most commonly this form of rejuvenation surgery includes a form of abdominoplasty (also know as the tummy tuck surgery) and fat removal, plus breast rejuvenation surgery of some kind. This can include mastopexy (breast uplift surgery) or breast augmentation surgery – with or without implants.

Not just for women seeking to improve their physical appearance post-pregnancy, multiple-procedure plans can also help women who may have lost a substantial amount of weight or are unhappy with the effects of the ageing process.

Mr Gary Ross is an expert in this field of cosmetic surgery and assists patients from across Manchester including areas such as Cheshire, Altrincham, Wirral, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Nantwich, Sale, Prestwich and Whitefield looking to combine abdominoplasty and tummy tuck surgery variations with breast rejuvenation surgery.

Which specific procedures will this surgery include?

This is an entirely individual and bespoke form of body contouring surgery, and therefore there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to undergoing a mummy makeover Manchester. Mr Ross tailors a treatment plan to maximise the surgical outcomes with the aim of improving the way a patient looks on the outside and feels on the inside.

Which combination of body reshaping and breast rejuvenation surgery procedures undertaken as part of a mummy makeover Manchester is determined during a consultation. This informal meeting with your plastic surgeon is designed to allow you to voice your concerns and receive some expert advice.

A mummy makeover Manchester can include several body contouring procedures including abdominoplasty; a surgical procedure know more commonly as tummy tuck surgery designed to reduce excess skin and fat as well as repair damaged or separated muscles where necessary.

Tummy tuck surgery as part of a mummy makeover

– There are several variations of abdominoplasty including ‘mini tummy tuck’ surgery options, so you can be sure Mr Ross will tailor a plan to directly tackle specific issues.

– Abdominoplasty forms part of a mummy makeover surgery because it helps to reduce excess skin, remove stretch marks and improve the overall contours of the mid section.

– A scar is inevitable, however, most prospective patients agree this is preferable to sagging, hanging skin that may occur due to pregnancy or significant weight loss.

Breast rejuvenation surgery as part of a mummy makeover

– Which form of breast surgery a patient requires depends on the specific concerns they present with. As part of mummy makeover surgery, mastopexy (breast uplift surgery) and breast augmentation may be offered.

– Breast uplift surgery is the most common procedure as part of mummy makeover surgery because it’s specifically designed to lift the breasts up, removing excess skin if needed. The nipple is usually repositioned and breast implants can be utilised during the same breast rejuvenation surgery procedure.

– Alternative options to breast uplift surgery include breast reduction and breast augmentation; this usually includes implants to improve volume which may have been lost due to breast feeding, weight loss or ageing.

Other body contouring procedures that are considered as part of mummy makeover surgery can include thigh lift surgery, brachioplasty (an arm lift to remove excess skin or reduce bingo wings) and full body lifting.

We help patients based in Manchester as well as surrounding areas including Cheshire, Altrincham, Wirral, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Nantwich, Sale, Prestwich and Whitefield. Call the clinic today on 0161 4014064 if you wish to learn more about this type of cosmetic surgery; alternatively you’ll find extensive information on the mummy makeover page.

Rejuvenate the body with mummy makeover surgery

How would mummy makeover surgery improve your self-esteem?

For women seeking to improve their self-esteem post pregnancy, mummy makeover surgery can offer life-changing results, both physically and mentally.

Surgical body contouring procedures can be combined to improve the appearance of areas of the body most commonly affected when pregnant; in most cases this includes both the abdomen and the breasts. Breast rejuvenation, breast uplift and tummy tuck surgery can all be offered as part of one surgical visit, making this form of cosmetic surgery increasingly popular.

Mr. Ross is a body contouring surgery expert in Manchester, helping patients from across the region in areas including Cheshire, Altrincham, Wirral, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Nantwich, Sale, Prestwich and Whitefield look and feel fantastic again.

Who is mummy makeover surgery suitable for?

Pregnancy can take its toll on a woman’s body, affecting both the skin quality and the tightness of muscles. Regardless of how trim or ‘in shape’ a patient may have been before having a baby, the process of gaining and losing weight, as well as breast feeding, can leave the body looking remarkably different.

Of course, this can impact someone’s self-esteem leading to unhappiness – but there are body contouring options that can help. For women unhappy with the appearance of loose skin on the abdomen or empty, sagging breasts post-pregnancy (or alternatively due to the ageing process) Mr. Gary Ross offers a combination of procedures known collectively as mummy makeover surgery.

What is involved in combination body lift surgery?

Designed to surgically improve these aesthetic concerns and boost self-esteem, procedures can include abdominoplasty, liposuction and fat removal, breast augmentation, breasy rejuvenation and mastopexy/breast uplift.

Each surgical procedure offered as part of combination surgery offers patients a different aesthetic resolution, and Mr. Ross will tailor the surgical solutions to ensure your specific goals and issues are addressed.

Tummy tuck surgery: During an abdominoplasty several issues can be improved; excess skin and fat can be reduced, the abdominal wall muscles can be tightened, and – if required – hernias can be addressed. In terms of skin rejuvenation in this area, stretch marks can also be removed or the appearance improved. Abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck surgery) is an effective form of cosmetic surgery that offers long term results.

Breast rejuvenation: For lifting and improving volume in the breasts, mastopexy/breast uplift or breast augmentation can be considered as part of the breast rejuvenation side of mummy makeover surgery. The position, shape and volume of the breasts can change during and after pregnancy, and each concern can be corrected during breast surgery.

A proportion of women will require a breast uplift whilst others may need mastopexy plus breast implants to address volume loss or to increase breast size. In some cases the nipple will need to be repositioned during breast rejuvenation surgery, which is discussed during your consultation.

Things to consider before undergoing surgery

Whether you choose to undergo breast uplift or other breast rejuvenation surgery procedures with a tummy tuck there are some things to consider before committing to undergoing cosmetic surgery. Scaring is to be expected with procedures such as abdominoplasty and breast rejuvenation procedures including mastopexy or breast uplift, but most women choosing this form of cosmetic surgery agree that this is a reasonable trade off for improved self-esteem and body confidence. The recovery process can also be demanding and you will require time away from work.

A consultation is required to determine suitability and every patient is given a bespoke treatment plan designed for their specific concerns. During a consultation you will also learn about the risks associated with the procedures involved, such as tummy tuck surgery and breast rejuvenation, and you’ll given time to consider your options before committing to mummy makeover surgery.

More information on mummy makeover surgery

You can improve your self-esteem and rejuvenate the body with a combination of body lift, tummy tuck and breast rejuvenation procedures. For more information about undergoing body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck surgery and breast uplift, or to book a consultation to discuss your needs, please contact the team on 0161 4014064.

Prospective patients from Manchester, and surrounding areas including Cheshire, Altrincham, Wirral, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Nantwich, Sale, Prestwich and Whitefield, can also find out more detailed information about this type of cosmetic surgery via the Mummy Makeover page.