What to Expect During Your 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 than for other popular procedures. Many mommy makeover patients at our Denver practice ask what they can expect during the healing process. How long does it take to recover completely? And how can they feel more prepared for surgery?

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.

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 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 begin to fade as your body gradually recovers. After about 3 months, you can start to see your final body contouring results. 

How can I prepare for my 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. 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. They may be able to 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 you rest and recover in peace.

How can I maintain my mommy makeover results?

A mommy makeover can trim and tone the body, but contouring isn’t a final solution. You should pair your procedure with regular exercise, and you should eat 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 office by phone at (303) 951-2100 (Denver) or (303) 278-2600 (Golden).

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