What is the recovery time after a mommy makeover?
Recovery from mommy makeover will vary depending on your procedure. Combined breast and abdomen or breast and body procedures usually require several weeks of recovery, and a couple weeks off work. You will want to have a friend or loved one at home with you that can help you for a week to ten days. Sometimes we will recommend that you stay overnight after more extensive procedures or if you have spent longer time under anesthesia. Our goal is always your health, safety and happiness.
As each Bellevue mommy makeover is customized, the timeline varies from patient to patient. When it is safe to perform several procedures in one surgery, this will be arranged, saving you the added costs of another surgery, as well just one recovery period. The surgeries often performed in one surgical appointment include a tummy tuck and breast lift. The timeline for recovery from this approach is about six weeks, with you feeling comfortable and confident in a swimsuit in about three months after your mommy makeover is complete.
Some women may be better served by a “staged” approach to a mommy makeover, typically two surgeries. Dr. Flugstad will advise the safest, most effective method, based upon the number of body areas requiring treatment and your overall health. Recovery from each surgery is typically in the range of two to six weeks, so your staged surgical plan must be carefully arranged around your schedule, childcare issues, and other considerations.