Pregnancy and breast feeding can negatively impact a woman’s body, and it’s often difficult to get it back the way it was. That’s why mommy makeover surgery has become so popular. One of the questions plastic surgeons get asked regularly by women considering the procedure is – How long is the recovery for a mommy makeover.
What exactly is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a set of procedures that are done to help women restore their pre-baby figure. The most common procedures include a breast augmentation and/or breast lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and liposuction.
How Long Is The Recovery For Mommy Makeover?
Recovery after a mommy makeover varies, as it depends on the type and extent of the procedures done.
Downtime after breast enhancement surgery averages 1-2 weeks. There is typically some bruising and swelling that can last up to two weeks, but the shape and size of the breasts should be fully settled about 3 months after surgery.
Most patients feel well enough to resume daily activities within 7-10 days of a tummy tuck. However, heavy lifting and strenuous activities should be avoided for at least 6 weeks. Final results can be seen 6-8 months after surgery.
Recovery after ultrasound-assisted liposuction is usually very short, about 2-4 days, but there is typically some swelling and bruising that can last up to 2 weeks. Patients are required to wear a compression garment for at least 6 weeks to help with healing.
Are you ready to restore your figure with a mommy makeover? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the San Francisco and Walnut Creek, CA areas, contact Andrew Barnett M.D. for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Barnett at www.drbarnett.com, or by calling (415) 943-0749.