Mommy Makeover Surgery
Recovery following a mommy makeover plastic surgery procedure largely depends on the body’s rate of recovery and the extent of procedures performed. Typically, you would need a longer recovery time if you have more procedures performed.
You should keep in mind that a mommy makeover procedure is typically not short and will require you to stay at home for at least a week or two. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides mommy makeover surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.
Estimated Recovery Duration
The more extensive procedures that are a part of your mommy makeover will dictate the length of time required for recovery. This is generally tummy tuck for most patients. Here is a rough estimate of expected downtime in procedures typically included in a mommy makeover:
- Breast augmentation or lift: You should be able to resume work within a few days. Strenuous exercises and heavy lifting are possible after six weeks.
- Liposuction: You should be able to resume work the next day. Strenuous exercises and heavy lifting are possible after six weeks.
- Tummy tuck: You can get back to work after two weeks. Strenuous exercises and heavy lifting are possible after six weeks.
These are a few things that can be done for making recovery easier after a mommy makeover cosmetic surgery. You should begin by creating a special rest area. Get extra pillows so you feel supported. Make sure you have access to snacks, wash basin, books, and water bottle.
Immediate Days After Surgery
You will return home the same day or the next day following the surgery. The surgeon will give you prescription pain medications and appropriate compression garments. You will need to have someone take you home as you would be on pain medications and coming out of anesthesia.
Make sure you arrange childcare and someone to help around the house. Patients should plan on sleeping on their side or back during recovery. Most patients prefer sleeping on a recliner since that allows them to bend their backs.
1 – 6 Weeks After the Surgery
Your first post-operative appointment with the surgeon would be after a week. The next appointment will be after 6 weeks or 2 months from the day of surgery. Stitches are generally removed during the first post-operative appointment.
There will be bruising for 1 – 3 weeks and swelling for 2 – 8 weeks. Tenderness and soreness may persist for a few weeks following surgery. Complications are generally rare. The most common complication following the aesthetic procedure is infection at the site of the incision.
You should follow all surgeon’s post-operative care instructions to lower this risk. You should also avoid swimming for 3 weeks following the surgery.
After 6 Weeks
You should be able to resume regular activities after 2 months or 6 weeks following the mommy makeover procedure. This includes regular exercising. Swelling, by this time, should start to subside. You will start noticing dramatic improvements in your body contours.
Your surgeon will schedule a final post-operative appointment after 6 months of the mommy makeover procedure. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for mommy makeover surgery.
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