Congratulations on your decision to undergo a Mommy Makeover! This transformative procedure can help restore your pre-pregnancy body by correcting the negative effects that pregnancy and childbirth have on a woman’s figure. As you embark on this exciting journey, it’s important to understand the recovery process and what to expect in terms of healing time.
Recovery time for a Mommy Makeover can vary from patient to patient because each Mommy Makeover is tailored to the patient’s unique needs. But for a typical Mommy Makeover patient whose procedure includes a breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction, the initial recovery period usually lasts between 7 and 14 days.
During the initial recovery phase, you will need to prioritize rest so that you allow your body to heal properly. It’s recommended to have someone assist you with daily activities, especially if you have young children. Taking time off work and arranging for help at home can greatly aid in your recovery process.
In the first week following your Mommy Makeover, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Your surgeon will provide you with pain medication to manage any discomfort. Follow their instructions regarding medication usage and any post-operative care guidelines to ensure that your recovery goes as smoothly and quickly as possible.
Around the two-week mark after surgery, most patients feel ready to resume light activities. Take care to listen to your body and do not push yourself too hard, otherwise you risk setting yourself back in your recovery. But neither should you hold yourself back, because engaging in light exercises (like short walks) can improve your blood circulation and promote healing.
As the days pass, you will gradually regain your strength and energy. While you may be feeling ready to return to work after just 2 weeks, a Mommy Makeover is a major surgery and your body will still be healing for some time. Strenuous activities such as running, lifting weights, and abdominal exercises should be avoided for approximately 6 weeks. Remember, everyone heals at their own pace, so it’s important to be patient and allow your body the time it needs to fully recover.
Because Mommy Makeover surgery is customizable, your recovery timeline and experience may differ from what is described here. Nonetheless, this should give you a general idea of what to expect. If you’d like to learn what you should expect for your particular recovery experience, talk to your surgeon. And if you have any questions or concerns during your recovery, don’t hesitate to reach out to your plastic surgeon, as they are there to support you every step of the way.
After you’ve made it through your recovery, you will be free to enjoy the transformative results of your Mommy Makeover. We hope you enjoy your new body contours and newfound confidence, mama! You deserve it!
To learn more about the Mommy Makeover recovery experience, schedule an appointment with Dr. Joyce Aycock. Call (720) 634-7400 or contact us online today.