27 Aug | 2019
27 Aug 2019
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Reclaiming your body after going through pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding is one of the most rewarding experiences a mother can have. One of the ways to do this is through a mommy makeover, where you can return your body to the appearance you had prior to having children.

But one of the things that hold many mothers back from going through a mommy makeover is the recovery. Busy moms really can’t afford to be down for much time and need to be on their feet as quickly as possible. This is what the recovery will be like.

When to Have a Mommy Makeover

What To Expect During Your Mommy Makeover Recovery

If you are considering whether a mommy makeover would be the right choice for you, you will need to be sure that you are ready for one. If you are going to have more children, you will need to wait until you are completely done having children before going through the process of returning your body to its pre-baby shape.

Additionally, you will need to wait until you are completely done breastfeeding before you begin the process of having a makeover. This is because the shape of your breasts, as well as your appetite and even your body shape can be affected while you are breastfeeding. Not to mention, the hormonal changes that your body goes through can affect how your body looks.

Types of Surgeries

A mommy makeover will be different for each person, depending on what your needs are. These are some of the common surgeries that are performed.

  • Breast lift: A breast lift is often performed after you have finished breastfeeding your last child. It can be done at the same time as a breast augmentation or reduction. The breasts often lose elasticity and sag following pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Breast augmentation: Just like with a breast lift, there is a lot of fat lost during the process of child rearing. Getting an augmentation can help fill out the loose skin and return your youthful look.
  • Tummy tuck: Considering the amount of stretching and reduction your stomach goes through when carrying a baby, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there is often excess skin. A tummy tuck will remove excess skin to leave you a tighter body shape.
  • Target fat reduction: A mommy makeover can also reduce specific fat areas in a non-invasive procedure or a more involved procedure. The fat can be removed and leave you with the body shape that you want.

Time for Recovery

The amount of time that it takes to recover from a procedure varies from person to person. This is because it will depend on which procedure and how many procedures that you have done at once. Each procedure will add onto the length of time that it takes to recover. Everyone heals at different speeds, so take that into account as well.

Normally, if you got a breast lift and a tummy tuck, you can expect that you will have bruising and swelling for the first two weeks following the procedures. This is where you will need the most outside help if you still have young children who require your care and attention.

After three weeks, you will have an easier time moving around and the bruises should be gone. You might still experience some swelling at this point, but should be able to return to much of your regular routine.

The final stage of recovery is much easier to manage, but it will take the longest. Your swelling and bruising should all be gone, but you will still want to watch for complications. During this phase of recovery, you will be able to see the real results of the procedures. But it still can take up to a year for a tummy tuck’s results to take full effect.

Which Procedures Are Right For You?

To know which procedures that you really need to get the results that you want, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pirani. You can go over all of your concerns with him and together you will be able to decide which procedures will work for your needs and meet your expectations.