If you’re considering treatment with the mommy makeover to restore your pre-pregnancy body, it’s important to first understand what kind of recovery process to expect before you can enjoy your results. You should also understand that the recovery period will be different from one person to another. Talk to your surgeon about your unique recovery process, however, here are some things you can expect:
After the surgery
Mommy makeover surgery will be done using general anesthesia. It means that you will be unconscious during this period so you will feel no discomfort from your procedure. When you wake up, you may feel weak and nauseous and you should arrange for someone who can drive you to go back home. You may want to have bland foods ready in case you experience nausea after your procedure.
Weeks 1 and 2
For the first two weeks of your recovery process, you will be limited to what movements you can perform. If you have pets or small children, you may want someone there to assist you. You may have some inflammation so you will need to have enough rest. During this stage, you should stay away from doing other activities which may cause physical, emotional and psychological distress. You should not try to bend or lift things during this time.
Weeks 3 to 5
In the third to fifth week, you will likely be feeling better and more presentable. Patients typically are back in work at this time, but might still experience some lingering swelling and bruising. You will begin to see your results at this time for a slimmer, more shapely figure. You should still avoid more strenuous activity and exercise for several more weeks or until given the OK by your surgeon.
Over the 6th week
At this time, your recovery will be coming to an end and you can go back to all your regular activities. You can go back to exercising when you want to. However, you should continue to see your surgeon for follow up and further assessment of your healing process.
After the healing process, you will be able to get back your pre-pregnancy figure and it will boost your self-esteem. After the surgery, the recovery period will also be crucial, and you will get impressive results from a mommy makeover surgery when you heal well. Make sure you ask Dr. Shienbaum any questions you have about the recovery process to ensure sucessful results. Contact our office to schedule your consultation.
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Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit Brandonplasticsurgery.com