Mommy makeovers are becoming more and more popular as moms across the country are discovering the benefits of combining multiple rejuvenating procedures into one complete package.
But what exactly does a mommy makeover do, and how long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover? Read on to find out.
This question is difficult to answer. A mommy makeover combines 3 separate procedures—liposuction, tummy tuck and breast augmentation—and each person experiences a slightly different recovery process.
The length of your recovery depends on your overall health, the extent of your procedure, and the skill of your plastic surgeon.
While your experience will vary, you should expect to resume normal activities between 4 and 6 weeks after your procedure.
Luckily, by combining these procedures you’ll also combine the recovery periods! (Check out our tips for recovery from breast augmentation)
Pain is normal after most surgical procedures, and mommy makeovers are no different.
A mommy makeover significantly alters large parts of your body, and you’ll experience pain as your body heals and adjusts.
To aid with pain and maximize your results, your doctor will probably ask you to wear a compression garment. Use it!
You’ll likely also be prescribed a prescription painkiller for the first few days of your recovery. After a few days, you may switch to an over-the-counter medication, or you may not need any kind of pain relief—everyone experiences pain differently.
Again, each recovery is different. In general, you should expect:
While it can be frustrating to need weeks off work to recover, remember that a mommy makeover combines 3 substantial procedures. Taken separately, you’d need months to recover, not weeks!
Complications after plastic surgery are uncommon, especially when you choose a highly experienced surgeon. However, you should seek medical help immediately if you experience the following:
These complications are rare. Your surgeon will work with you to make sure your procedure and recovery are as safe as possible.
Undergoing any surgical procedure is a big decision, especially a combined procedure like a mommy makeover. It’s critical to choose a doctor who’ll be your partner, making the whole process safe and simple.