Are you unhappy with the changes in your body after giving birth? A mommy makeover is a great way to reverse those changes. Although most patients like to talk about the procedures in a mommy makeover, it’s also important to know what to expect during recovery so that the process can be as smooth as possible. So how long is recovery from a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is the term used to describe the procedures women undergo to address physical changes brought on by childbirth and breastfeeding. These procedures typically focus on the breasts and abdomen, which are the areas that are most impacted by pregnancy.
A breast lift/and or breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction are the most common procedures in a mommy makeover.
How long is recovery from a Mommy Makeover?
Recovery from a mommy makeover ranges anywhere from 2-4 weeks. It all depends on the specific procedures done.
Also, since a mommy makeover is customized based on the specific concerns of each patient, the recovery process will not be the same for everyone. More invasive procedures such as breast augmentation and a tummy tuck will require several weeks of recovery if they are performed together (learn more).
Most patients will need to have assistance from family or friends for the first week after surgery, especially if they have small children. Women that have a desk job are usually able to return to work within 1-2 weeks, but patients are advised to refrain from heavy lifting for at least 4 weeks.
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