In our last blog entry we talked about choosing the right time for a mommy makeover and the many options available to help women restore their pre-pregnancy figures. Today, we’ll discuss the recovery process from a mommy makeover and give you more information about what you can expect.
As with any type of surgery, there will be some time that needs to be set aside to make a safe and proper recovery. Since mommy makeovers involve a combination of procedures, many mothers who are considering this treatment ask about the duration of the recovery period – and how long they will have to wait before they can fully dedicate their energy to their family, their careers, and their daily activities.
Mommy makeover procedures are completely customized to meet your needs and desires. As such, the exact recovery time for the procedure will depend on your specific treatment plan and the options you have selected as part of your mommy makeover. These options can include:
Tummy tuck surgery
Other procedures, such as facial rejuvenation and non-surgical treatments, can also be part of a mommy makeover.
It typically takes patients several weeks to fully recover from a mommy makeover if a number of major surgeries are part of the procedure. Whether you have your mommy makeover performed in a single operation or staged over a series of appointments will also be a factor into your recovery process. During recovery, it is extremely important to rest your body. Since you should avoid lifting anything over five pounds or straining your core during recovery, mothers with small children may require some extra assistance. Exercise should also be put on hold during this time to ensure a fast and healthy recovery.
During your initial consultation, we can go over all aspects of mommy makeover procedures and determine the best options for your needs. At that time, I’ll be able to give you a more concrete idea of what to plan for during the recovery process. While recovery does require an investment of time, the beautiful results that can be produced by a mommy makeover will likely be paying off that investment for a long time to come!
For more information about mommy makeovers, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.