What to Expect During Mommy Makeover Recovery

A woman who has recovered from her Mommy Makeover opens curtains to get a better view of the outdoors.

A mommy makeover is a unique procedure that is actually several treatments combined into one. Because it’s a combination surgery, the recovery time is a bit longer compared to other popular cosmetic procedures. Many mommy makeover patients at our Denver practice often wonder what to expect during mommy makeover recovery. Are you curious about what to expect during the healing process? Are you concerned about how long it takes to heal and recover completely? 

In this blog post, we’ll provide answers to the 3 top mommy makeover recovery questions we hear at our practice. We hope that our answers give you the information you need to understand the recovery process better, support your own healing after surgery, and enjoy your results as soon as possible.

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Mommy Makeover Before & After by Dr. Vath in Denver, CO
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Mommy Makeover Before & After by Dr. Vath in Denver, CO

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a very specialized procedure that is customized to each patient’s needs. The required recovery time will depend on the specific procedures chosen—breast augmentation, tummy tuck, etc.—as these procedures each have their own recovery timelines. 

Overall, you can expect to take around 2 weeks off from work. During those first few days, have a friend or loved one help you around the house and avoid any bending or heavy lifting. Swelling, bruising, and tenderness will fade as your body gradually recovers. After about 3 months, you can start to truly appreciate your final body contouring results. This related blog post shares a detailed week-by-week mommy makeover recovery overview. 

How can I prepare for mommy makeover surgery?

The best way to prepare for plastic surgery is to live a healthy lifestyle, including eating nourishing meals to ensure your body has the strength and energy it needs to heal and recover properly. Avoid smoking or excess alcohol consumption as these activities can raise the risk of potential complications. 

Before heading into your procedure, be sure to communicate with friends and family and inform them of your plans. Try to enlist their help around the house with smaller chores or childcare during your first few days of recovery. Having the smaller details covered by someone you trust helps alleviate stress and ensures you are able to rest and recover comfortably.

How can I maintain my mommy makeover results?

A mommy makeover can trim and tone the body, but contouring isn’t a miracle solution. You should pair your procedure with regular exercise and maintain a healthy, nutrient-dense diet. Preventing excessive weight gain is the best way to make your mommy makeover results last as long as possible. By listening to your body—both during recovery and beyond—you will be able to enjoy your new look for years to come.

If you would like to learn more about your mommy makeover options and costs in the Denver area request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice by phone at (303) 278-2600.

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