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How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

Posted on January 3, 2020 by: Dr. Rocheford

You’ve met with your plastic surgeon, undergone your procedure, and now it’s time to start your journey toward recovery! It can seem easy from a distance, but in reality, your recovery is an important and sometimes difficult part of your mommy makeover. You should know exactly what to expect before you go ahead with your surgery, so here’s a guide to mommy makeover recovery with Dr. Rocheford.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is not a specific procedure or group of procedures but is customized based on unique changes accrued during pregnancy and childbirth. These options can range from cosmetic injections to liposuction, tummy tuck and breast lift, or even labiaplasty once fully healed from vaginal birth. Your mommy makeover will address specific areas where you see concerns– and the greatest benefit is that you can plan around one recovery period rather than several.

What is the recovery time frame?

Mommy makeover recovery times depend on a variety of factors, but mostly your overall health and what specific procedures you opt for. When looking at recovery time for plastic surgery, it’s important to note that the keyword is “surgery.” Any major medical procedure will come with a significant recovery period, so you should plan accordingly. Most patients who opt for a breast surgery and tummy tuck combo need at least two or three weeks of downtime along with additional weeks of light activity.

What can I expect after surgery?

After your surgery, you will likely be kept for observation until the anesthesia wears off, but this can be longer for some patients. Before you leave, your plastic surgeon will have specific instructions to follow at different stages of your recovery. These instructions include how to take care of your incision sites, what to do for pain and swelling, and what sort of movement restrictions are in place for the time being. The most important thing to remember when entering recovery is, don’t be afraid to ask!

Schedule a Consultation

The mommy makeover is an effective way to transform your body with a single recovery period so you can get back to what matters most. To meet with Dr. Rocheford and begin exploring your options, contact our Woodbury office by calling or filling out our online form.

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