How Long is the Recovery For Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Having a baby is one of the most precious things that happens in a woman’s life. Participating in the miracle of life comes with so many exciting new experiences and changes, and brings such joy to a family’s life. However, childbirth is also extremely stressful on a woman’s body and can bring about many changes that are not desirable. Most moms struggle in some way from pregnancy weight gain, stretched abdomen, and sagging breasts. For this reason, Mommy Makeover surgeries have come to mom’s rescue.
What Is A Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a procedure that addresses a woman’s post-pregnancy body issues all at once. Because all women and all pregnancies are different, each Mommy Makeover will be customized to the patient’s individual needs. Generally speaking, though, a Mommy Makeover will consist of any combination of the following:
Abdominal Contouring. This can take the form of a tummy tuck or liposuction to address the weight gain and stretched abdominal muscles.
Breast Procedure. Breasts increase in size during breastfeeding and afterward can droop or sag. Many women opt a breast lift to help the breasts sit higher, while others seek breast augmentation to make up for any tissue loss that occurs.
Vaginal Rejuvenation. After childbirth, many women struggle with compromised elasticity and other effects of hormonal changes. Mom’s can opt for some form of vaginal rejuvenation during their mommy makeover.
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The recovery time for a Mommy Makeover surgery depends a lot on your body’s own healing as well as the extent of the procedures that you choose. Generally speaking, skin rejuvenation treatments and vaginal rejuvenation treatments have little to no downtime and few restrictions following a typical treatment. Abdominal and breast surgeries will have the longest recovery times of the procedures that you may choose, so these surgeries will most likely dictate your recovery time. For this reason, we will look at the general recovery time for abdominal and breast procedures.
During the first few weeks after your surgery, it is recommended that you have someone around to help you with everyday tasks such as cooking, laundry, cleaning, driving and to help you move to the bathroom. After the first week, you will be able to get up and move more frequently. You will be sore and may have swelling, bruising, tingling, or numbness near the surgical sites. You will have restrictions on the amount of weight you can lift and activities will still be restricted. In the second to fourth weeks, you will continue healing. At this point in the recovery, patients tend to feel more at ease moving around and the soreness, swelling, and bruising will subside. Follow-up visits with the surgeon are generally scheduled at the first week to check on your progress. Most patients are back to normal activities, with no physical restrictions after 6 – 8 weeks of recovery time and return to feeling “normal” within 3 to 6 months. Keep in mind that these are general recovery times and each person’s recovery will be unique to them and the procedures that they have chosen.
Take The Next Step
Are you interested in getting your pre-pregnancy body back? Do you have further questions? The medical staff at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery of Arizona would love to sit down with you for a complimentary consultation! You can schedule a consultation by calling our Tucson office at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. You may also schedule an appointment by completing the form on this page. Our offices are conveniently located at 698 East Wetmore, Suite #310 in Tucson, Arizona and 150 South Coronado Drive Suite #110 in Sierra Vista, Arizona.