How Long is the Recovery for a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeovers are the ideal choice for correcting issues that have developed during pregnancy, childbirth and the natural aging process. The reason mommy makeovers are so effective is that they combine multiple cosmetic surgery techniques into a single procedure, targeting multiple areas of the body at once. This approach produces life-changing results, but it is important to be aware that it also comes with a few caveats. Perhaps most important is the recovery period following the mommy makeover, which can last from anywhere between a few weeks to a few months.
Explaining The Mommy Makeover Recovery
The recovery period following a mommy makeover is complex, which is why it’s difficult to give an exact estimate on an individual’s timeline. Most of the body’s recovery process occurs within the first two weeks. This two-week period makes up the traditional “recovery” period, during which time you should be getting as much rest as possible by taking time off from work and other activities. After this two-week period, you may still experience some side effects from your mommy makeover surgery. These side effects can include:
- Changes in sensitivity
The side effects above may persist for as long as two months following your procedure, although many will resolve much earlier. It is this duration of the recovery process that can be difficult to specify, as it will vary by patient.
What Influences My Recovery Period?
There are several components of the mommy makeover and your personal health that can have an impact on the recovery process following your surgery.
When it comes to the mommy makeover procedure, your recovery will be influenced by the types of cosmetic surgery techniques that are involved in your procedure. Most mommy makeover procedures involve some combination of a tummy tuck, liposuction and breast enhancement, but more can be added when desired. For procedures that incorporate more techniques and address multiple areas of the body, a longer recovery period may be expected.
Your personal health and recovery efforts are also vitally important to your recovery time. First and foremost, you need to adhere to the recovery guidelines provided. These are provided to you during the treatment process, and will include:
- Avoiding tobacco and alcohol
- No swimming or hot baths
- Resting as recommended and sleeping in the advised positions
- Taking medications as prescribed
- Avoiding exercise and other strenuous activities
Following these guidelines ensures that your body heals as quickly as possible, while also preventing injury, complications and other undesirable risks. Additionally, we recommend eating a nutritious diet and drinking plenty of water to give your body the nutrients it needs during the recovery process.
Are You Considering a Mommy Makeover?
To learn more about the mommy makeover procedure, contact us today at Pollack Plastic Surgery. With Dr. Pollack, you can discuss your goals, build a personalized treatment plan and achieve the best possible outcome. We’ll also be happy to discuss the recovery period of your mommy makeover, so you can best prepare for your treatment.