A TOP Stretton surgeon has seen the number of 'mummy makeover' surgeries double at his clinic in the last year.

He says shows like ITVBe’s Real Housewives of Cheshire are fuelling the demand.

Mummy Makeover is the term to describe the combined surgical procedure of both a breast lift or full augmentation with implants and a tummy tuck.

Gerard Lambe, a consultant cosmetic and plastic surgeon who operates from the Spire Hospitals in both Stretton and Manchester, is a spokesperson for industry body BAAPS - the British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons.

He has seen a 200 per cent increase in the trend for mums-to-be to ‘pre book’ their Mummy Makeover - reserving their surgery up to a year in advance of giving birth to guarantee their op.

Mr Lambe attributes the exceptional demand for Mummy Makeovers to shows like ITVBe’s Real Housewives of Cheshire, where cast members such as Rachel Lugo have been very open about their own surgery and have further inspired mums around the country.

However, for some women a standard mummy makeover has not been enough and in response cosmetic surgeon Mr Lambe has introduced the 'triple M' or 'mummy makeover max' which includes an eye lift to remove bags under and on the upper eye lids.

Mr Lambe, who lives with his wife and two daughters in Sale, said: “For many patients I found that they were delighted with their mummy makeovers.

"Carrying a baby, giving birth and then breast-feeding can leave many women’s bodies with a lot less elasticity and tone.

"Many mums complain of losing their breast fullness and become very concerned about the excess flesh and skin around their abdomens.

"However, lots of mums confided with me when they returned for their six week post-op check up that while their bodies looked so much better, the sleepless nights and general exhaustion of being a mother had taken its toll on their face and eyes in particular.

"As an eye lift takes only 45 mins and can be carried out under local anaesthetic, I decided to incorporate this very straightforward but incredibly dramatic and rejuvenating procedure into the procedure.

"I also add tweaks using injectables to fade wrinkles and even liposuction on arms and thighs if a patient is suitable.”

"We take patient care very seriously and we do not recommend women having any surgery until at least nine months post-birth. In rare cases, we may consider six months but the patient must not be breast feeding and needs to be in excellent physical health."