What to Expect During Recovery from a Mommy Makeover

Top view of mother with baby boy lying on floor and playing with dumbbellsAlthough being a mother can feel like an incredible gift, many women want to return to their pre-baby look and struggle with not being able to reach their goals. Pregnancy affects each woman differently depending on the changes that have occurred, and some women lose confidence and a positive self-image.

There are many non-invasive treatments option that can provide some of the desired aesthetic changes. However, a mommy makeover can bring back your pre-baby body in a single surgical operation and is very customizable to meet your exact situation and specific goals.

A mommy makeover procedure is the combination of several cosmetic surgeries that can be performed simultaneously and are chosen based on the specific effects pregnancy has had on your body. These include breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, tummy tucks, and other procedures that improve the aesthetic of your “post-pregnancy body.”

In general, the recovery from a mommy makeover takes about 6-weeks to 2 months. However, since each mommy makeover can be a different combination of individual procedures, the specific recovery depends greatly on which procedures are performed and how the individual patient responds to the surgery.

For mommy makeovers that include liposuction or a tummy tuck, most women report being able to return to work within about two weeks and fully recover around 6 weeks after the surgery. In some cases, women can return to work a week after their surgery. However, rest and avoiding strenuous activity are highly advised.

Preparation for when you return home from your surgery can help improve your recovery and reduce any pain or discomfort that might come. By preparing a special area in your home that allows you to relax while being near anything you might need during your recovery, you can reduce the chance of disturbing the surgical site and reduce swelling and pain.

Board-Certified Surgeon Dr. Raymond Jean and the expert team at Main Line Plastic Surgery in Bryn Mawr, PA, can work with you to develop the perfect recovery that matches your mommy makeover plan. Call the office at 484-222-0010 or visit www.mainlinplasticsurgery.com to schedule an appointment today.

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