Throughout pregnancy and childbirth, a woman’s body can go through many changes. A mommy makeover is a comprehensive solution to restore a woman’s pre-baby figure through a combination of plastic surgery procedures. If you are considering a mommy makeover, knowing what to expect during recovery can make the process much smoother. Read on to learn more.
What to Expect After Surgery
Following a mommy makeover, you will be given compression garments to wear to help reduce swelling and support your new body contours. You may also have drains placed to help collect any excess fluid. Bruising and discomfort are to be expected, though discomfort can be controlled with prescribed pain medication.
Mommy Makeover Recovery Time
When combining several body contouring procedures, it can often require weeks of recovery time. Most patients can expect 4-6 weeks of recovery time, and checkups with Dr. Chao will be necessary during that time to ensure you are recovering well.
Depending upon the extent of your treatment, you will probably need someone to help you get around the house and carry out everyday tasks in the early phases of recovery. If you have young children, you would greatly benefit to arrange childcare during your recovery.
As for when you can show of your results, most patients can expect to enjoy their new figures within 2-3 months of surgery.