Whether you’ve recently become a new mother or have finished building your family, you’d do anything for your children. Unfortunately, you don’t exactly love what they’ve done to your body, thanks to the physical triple-whammy that can come with pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
That’s why more mothers are turning to the Mommy Makeover to help get their pre-baby bodies back. This highly customizable procedure makes it possible to address any cosmetic issues that may be bothering you, like deflated breasts from breastfeeding, a stubborn tummy pooch, and more.
But with the Mommy Makeover comes an important question: “Will a Mommy Makeover require a lot of downtime?”
While no two patients are alike, most women can expect to spend about four to six weeks fully recovering from their Mommy Makeover procedure. This is due to the fact that the most popular procedure options – breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction – require about one to two weeks of consistent rest, with another few weeks slowly getting back to normal routines.
Most patients are usually able to return to work about a week after the Mommy Makeover procedure, but this decision will ultimately be made between you and your plastic surgeon.
Make sure you have someone at home to help with your children while you’re recovering. You’ll be prohibited from lifting heavy objects (including babies!) for the first few weeks, so have your partner, parent, or friend step in to help.
Prepare lots of meals ahead of time, and make sure you stay hydrated, especially during those pivotal first few days of recovery.
Stock up on your favorite entertainment, like books, streaming services, and games. You’ll be enjoying a lot of downtime, so it’s a great chance to catch up on your favorite reads!
Follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions very closely, as they’re pivotal for ensuring you have a happy and healthy recovery from your Mommy Makeover.
Dr Greenberg And Staff are Great!! He listens to your preferences and explains procedure in detail from start to finish. I am So pleased with my results.!! Very professional and reassuring. Couldn't have made a better choice!
Want to learn more about Mommy Makeover downtime? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 499-8603