Mommy Makeover Recovery Time
Recovery after any major surgery can be a challenge. Caring for yourself is hard to do as a mother, so it’s important to understand the mommy makeover recovery time before scheduling surgery.
Mommy makeover surgery is a combination of several different surgeries, all of which help mothers reclaim their bodies after childbirth and breastfeeding. When you have a consultation with Dr. Serota to plan your own mommy makeover in Denver, the procedures included will be tailored to your specific needs. Together, you and Dr. Serota will decide which procedures will work together the best to create the look you want to achieve. Some of the procedures typical to a mommy makeover include breast enhancements, usually a breast lift and/or breast augmentation; liposuction to remove excess fat from various locations; and a tummy tuck to tighten the skin and muscles of the abdomen. Other procedures for the rest of the body and even the face may be added to your surgery.
Of course, the specific duration of your mommy makeover recovery time will all depend on which procedures are included in your mommy makeover package. If you had a breast surgery, you will likely be fitted with a surgical bra that must be worn throughout your recovery. If you had a tummy tuck, you will be instructed to wear an abdominal binder to help control any swelling as well as to support the new contours of your waist. Additional compression garments will often be required to be worn where liposuction was performed.
In some cases, drains may be placed at the incision sites of your various surgeries to help collect any excess fluids. Your body will probably be swollen and bruised near the sites of your surgeries, you’ll likely be able to ease some of the discomfort with cold compresses and ice packs. Because of the swelling, you may not notice the difference your procedures have made to your new body at first. As the swelling and bruising subside, your new figure will emerge and you’ll fall in love with your firmer and more youthful-looking body.
Full recovery from a mommy makeover usually takes about six weeks, but may change slightly based on the procedures included in your package. To schedule a mommy makeover with Dr. Serota, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com today.