How To Help Your Recovery From a Mommy Makeover

asian woman wearing swimsuit posing with arms crossed Regaining your pre-baby look after delivery can sometimes be a challenge. Even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, you might be left with extra weight, sagging skin, or are just unhappy with your appearance.

Although there are many non-invasive procedures and treatments that can slowly bring some of the results you desire, these often take multiple appointments. In many cases, the results are only temporary.

A mommy makeover can be a great option for a more permanent return to your pre-baby look. Being a more invasive and surgical procedure, there are additional risks and a more lengthy recovery. However, adverse reactions or complications are very rare.

Perhaps best of all, you can likely achieve your aesthetic goals with just one surgical visit. And with certain preparations before your procedure, you can reduce the time and discomfort of your recovery.

Since a mommy makeover is not a specific procedure but refers to a combination of surgical cosmetic procedures, the specific recovery will vary from patient to patient. Depending on the specific procedures performed, such as breast augmentation, liposuction, or tummy tuck, the length of recovery may vary but will generally be around 6 weeks.

For the first week or so, most of the recovery will be focused on regaining sensation and feeling around the surgery sites. Most patients report this being the time during the recovery with the most discomfort and pain. However, these will subside over the next few weeks.

Before your surgery, it will be helpful to prepare an area in your home that provides the best support for your recovery. This should be on the main level and close to any food or items you may need throughout the day. While some movement is good, especially as you progress through the recovery time, this will help reduce the stress on your body and protect the surgical sites.

Dr. Salzman and the team at Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa in Louisville, KY, can help develop a surgical and recovery plan to quickly and safely get you to the pre-baby appearance you are looking for. Call 502-425-5200 or visit to schedule a consultation today.

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