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Length of recovery time expected for a Mommy Makeover

Length of recovery time expected for a Mommy Makeover

Becoming a Mom is a life-changing experience – for your mind and body. FFor many women, the body-changing aspects of pregnancy and nursing can be challenging as understandably, your figure is unlikely to be a priority for some time after your baby’s birth.. Moms often find there , comes a time when they would like to obtain or even improve on their pre-pregnancy shape. Diet and exercise can go a long way to helping you lose baby weight and tone your shape. Unfortunately, not every improvement can be addressed through diet and exercise. Sagging skin, loss of breast volume, and stubborn areas of fat may never rectify no matter how hard you work at it. 


All women deserve to feel good about their appearance. Cosmetic surgery procedures can help to transform those aspects of your body affected by becoming a mom. Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation surgery, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction and CoolSculpting are the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures sought by moms.


Ordinarily, the desire for multiple areas of your body to be improved would necessitate multiple surgeries, each with its own individual recovery period. However, a benefit of a a Mommy Makeover is you may be able to combine your procedures into just one surgery. This means you may undergo one, slightly more extensive and complex recovery period affecting various parts of your body at once, rather than several recoveries spaced months apart. For many women who are busy juggling their home, children and often a hectic career, the notion of being out of action for more than just a few days is unthinkable. However, it is far easier to arrange for the necessary help and support for just a single recovery than it is to find it several times over.

What is the expected recovery time for a Mommy Makeover?

Your recovery time will depend on which surgeries were included in your Mommy Makeover, and on how well you can relax and heal during your recovery period. Although a Mommy Makeover typically comprises of a Breast Lift/Enhancement, Tummy Tuck and Liposuction or CoolSculpting, Dr. Faulkner will allow you to tailor the package of treatments to fit your specific requirements. Patients may opt for a Breast Enlargement and Lift, while others may overlook this area of their body entirely.

Dr. Faulkner will be able to give you an approximate timeline for your post-Mommy Makeover recovery, but stereotypically you can expect:

-         To be up and walking around within 24 hours of your Mommy Makeover. Mobility is important as it helps to facilitate the healing process and expedites recovery time.

-         To be able to return to a sedentary job or full-time parenting without support within two to three weeks of your Mommy Makeover.

-         To return to most physical activities within eight to twelve weeks of your surgery.


How quickly you recover from your Mommy Makeover will be reliant on ensuring you follow all of the instructions and advice provided by Dr. Faulkner.. This includes important recommendations such as giving up smoking (which has been shown to dramatically slow the healing process), avoiding alcohol and taking pain medications as well as any other prescribed drugs exactly as directed. Many people have concerns about taking prescription pain relief, but you will be in some discomfort in the days directly after your Mommy Makeover and since suffering in pain can slow the rate at which you heal, it is strongly recommended you take your medications as prescribed so that you can avoid unnecessary discomfort.

If you are considering a mommy makeover and you would like more information about what the procedure entails or what you can expect from your recovery period, please do not hesitate to contact us and speak to our experienced and highly discreet cosmetic surgery team.


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