The process of recovering from a mommy makeover is a little different for every woman. Your experience will depend on factors such as the number and type of procedures included in your surgical plan, your body’s natural rate of healing, and your adherence to pre-operative and post-operative guidelines. Keep reading for a general idea of what to expect.
Recovery Time Frame
Discomfort, swelling, and bruising are normal after surgery, particularly during the first few days. OTC and prescription pain medication can help you feel more comfortable. Swelling can be minimized by wearing a compression garment as instructed and by taking short walks.
It is important to have assistance around the house for a week or so. Things such as driving and lifting heavy objects should be avoided during the initial stages of healing. It will be several weeks before you can resume normal activities. Take things slow and do not push yourself to do anything before you are ready.
You will not be cleared to performed strenuous exercises or demanding physical activities for four to six weeks. Dr. Stan Castor will help you decide what activities are appropriate and how long you will need to take off work.
The benefit of having procedures performed together is that you will only have one recovery period. In the end, choosing to have several separate surgeries would result in more days spent recuperating. A mommy makeover is a great way to achieve your desired results without putting your life on hold for longer than necessary.
Schedule Your Tampa Bay Mommy Makeover Consultation
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor will go over every aspect of your recovery in person. He will set you up for success by establishing realistic expectations for your specific situation.
Call 813-971-2000 today to schedule your mommy makeover consultation. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center helps women from Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas feel confident and beautiful.