What is the Recovery Time for a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a transformative procedure designed to help women regain their pre-pregnancy bodies and boost their self-confidence. It’s no secret, motherhood is a beautiful, worthwhile part of our lives but pregnancy, childbearing, and nursing can leave us with an undesirable body shape. If you’re unhappy with how you look or feel after having children, a mommy makeover may be just what you need.

So, what exactly is a mommy makeover? Well, that depends entirely on your individual goals and needs. A mommy makeover is a completely customizable combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Treatments are often lumped together allowing patients to reduce both cost and recovery time.

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Your mommy makeover may include one or more of the following treatments; tummy tuck, breast lift/augmentation, liposuction, Botox, dermal fillers, or autologous fat transfer.

The amount of time you’ll need for recovery is variable based on the procedures you’re having done. The good news is, combination-surgeries only require a single recovery period for optimal results.  When opting for a mommy makeover, you should plan downtime to be similar to that of your most extensive surgery.

For example, if the most invasive procedure you undergo is a tummy tuck, you’ll likely need about 4-6 weeks for a full recovery. Less invasive procedures such as liposuction may have you back to your normal activities in roughly 2-weeks. As time goes on, a more sculpted figure will emerge, clothes will begin to fit better, and your self-esteem will change for the better.

It’s important to schedule plenty of time off work, but you should also adequately plan sufficient child and pet care to ensure a quick healing time without complications. When in doubt, listen to your body.  Dr. Lawton will be able to give you personalized post-op instructions about activity levels at your in-person consultation.

Dr. Tenley K. Lawton is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in mommy makeover procedures. She has a distinguished track record for giving patients graceful, natural-looking results. She’ll work closely with you to help you achieve the results you want with the least amount of downtime possible.

Would you like to learn more about if a Mommy Makeover is right for you? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

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