Mommy makeover recovery is highly individualized. In addition to taking into account a woman’s unique circumstances and goals, a mommy makeover might target more than one area of her body, such as her breasts and abdominal area. Therefore, the recovery can be more involved than the healing period associated with a single surgical procedure. During a consultation, Dr. Daniel Greenwald, a Board-certified plastic surgeon at Bayshore Plastic Surgery who performs cosmetic surgery in Tampa, Florida, can provide a prospective patient with personalized advice on what she can expect during her mommy makeover recovery period.

Many of the mommy makeover patients Dr. Greenwald treats in Tampa, FL, want to focus on reducing residual pregnancy fat that has settled around their abdomens, hips, thighs, and buttocks, as well as firming and tightening their breasts. To achieve these appearance goals, a mommy makeover might include one or more of the following procedures:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Buttocks lift
  • Breast lift and/or breast augmentation

Additionally, a woman might choose to incorporate liposuction into her treatment plan to sculpt and smooth her hips, thighs, and lower abdomen. Depending on the procedures involved, Dr. Greenwald might perform a mommy makeover during two or more surgical sessions. This can help ease the mommy makeover recovery process and also reduce some of the risks commonly associated with cosmetic surgery, such as infection, bleeding, and excessive scarring.

Prior to surgery, Dr. Greenwald provides each of his patients with detailed, personalized post-operative instructions. In general, a patient is advised to ask a family member or friend to assist her during the first few days afterward. She should also arrange for some restful time off from work (both inside and outside the home). Following surgery, a specialized bandage might be placed around a woman’s breasts and/or a compression binder might be fitted placed around her abdomen. Post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with pain medications. Taking into account a number of different factors, Dr. Greenwald can recommend an appropriate amount of time for a particular patient’s mommy makeover recovery. Every patient recovers at a different rate, but in general, the rehabilitation period following a mommy makeover that includes breast lift and tummy tuck procedures can usually take anywhere from three to four weeks to two to three months.

If you are interested in a mommy makeover and the recovery you might expect, please contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 1-888-840-3199 to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Greenwald at his clinic in Tampa, FL. Dr. Greenwald can help you create a customized treatment plan to meet your aesthetic goals.