What to Expect During Mommy Makeover Recovery

Posted on December 28, 2018 by: Dr. Rocheford

Following pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women wish to return to their pre-baby figure. While diet and exercise are always a good start, there are some areas of the body that need a little more help. This is where a mommy makeover comes in. A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that can help to address any “problem” areas that may be the result of motherhood. Read on to learn more about what to expect during recovery, and some tips to help ensure a smooth experience.

How Long Will Mommy Makeover Recovery Be?

A mommy makeover is a highly individualized procedure, meaning that no two will be exactly the same. Because of this, recovery time will vary based on the procedures that you choose to include. However, many women take about two weeks off from work to rest at home. It is also a good idea to enlist some help from another trusted adult during recovery, since you will have to avoid lifting anything heavy, including children.

As you continue to recover, you will gradually be able to increase your physical activity. Most women can return to normal activities after about three months, though it can take six months to a year to see final mommy makeover results.

Tips for a Quick Recovery

Avoid Smoking

If you are a smoker, you will be asked to avoid smoking for at least one month before and after your procedure. This is because smoking can cause complications and interfere with the natural healing process.

Eat Healthy

Recovery is not the time to worry about dieting. It is important that you eat healing, nourishing meals to help you recover. Try to fill your refrigerator with fresh fruits and veggies, lean proteins, and drink plenty of water.

Listen to Your Body

While you may be anxious to get back to your everyday routine, do not push your body too soon. If you are feeling any discomfort or pain while performing everyday tasks, listen to your body! The recovery process is a slow and steady one.

Stay in Contact with Your Surgeon

During recovery, please do not hesitate to contact your surgeon if you have any questions or concerns. Remember, there is no such thing as a bad question!

If you are interested in learning more about the mommy makeover procedure, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rocheford.