There’s no denying the impact a mommy makeover can make — see the difference for yourself!
Meet Our Mommy Makeover Surgeon Dr. Arif Chaudhry
Dr. Arif Chaudhry is a Mayo Clinic fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with an emphasis on surgeries often included in mommy makeovers. Combining an attention to detail with technical expertise and an artist’s touch, Dr. Chaudhry is an expert at making you feel positive and affirmed throughout the entire plastic surgery experience.
A Closer Look at The Recovery Process
We’ve already stated that recovery after a mommy makeover typically extends between two and four weeks depending on the number of procedures and your unique healing experience.
It’s important to keep the following things in mind during the recovery process:
If you have a job in an office or something similarly low-impact, you should be able to return to work within 2 weeks. If your job requires a lot of physical activity, it’s more likely that you’ll need to wait 4+ weeks.
Because strenuous activity needs to be limited for the immediate period after the procedure, moms will need to make sure they have support on hand to wrangle children as needed. You won’t want to be bending over to pick up anything as heavy as a wiggling toddler until your surgical site has begun healing.
It’s entirely acceptable to decline activities or social commitments during the healing process from a mommy makeover. Prioritizing rest and recovery is paramount for optimal results. Listening to your body, respecting its need for adequate downtime and setting proper boundaries contributes to a smoother recuperation that protects your long-term wellbeing.
Staying Well After a Mommy Makeover
Maintaining your wellness after a mommy makeover means focusing on three main things: your physical health, your mental health and your lifestyle.
Maintaining mental health after a mommy makeover involves practicing self-compassion and care. It’s totally normal to feel a bit off after a big bodily change — even a good one that you planned for! Engaging in open communication with supportive friends, family or a mental health professional can provide the outlet you need.
Sustaining physical health after a mommy makeover involves gradually reintroducing exercise and following your surgeon’s recommendations for post-operative activities. Adhering to a nutritious diet with a focus on hydration and adequate protein intake supports the healing process and helps maintain overall physical well-being. Regular check-ups with your surgeon will help ensure proper recovery as well.
After your mommy makeover, it’s recommended to make any health-focused lifestyle changes you’re capable of. Incorporating a balanced diet, practicing regular exercise, keeping your weight stable and prioritizing positive self-talk and care will all go a long way toward supporting your wellness long-term.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re in reasonably good health and have the desire for multiple procedures with a single recovery period you are likely a candidate for a mommy makeover. However, if the choice to get a mommy makeover has come after childbirth, subsequent pregnancies can re-stretch the skin and undo the effects of the surgery, so it’s considered best to wait until you’re done having children.
No two mommy makeovers are identical — it always depends on the patient’s unique desires and needs. The most common procedures considered as part of a mommy makeover are breast lifts, breast augmentation and tummy tucks.
At Renew Plastic Surgery we greet each patient with an understanding and dedicated goal to help you achieve what you want. Because every patient has different needs and desires, the initial consultation will be spent addressing your trouble areas and how to best support them.
To ensure long-term success after a mommy makeover procedure, it’s essential to follow post-operative care instructions provided by your surgeon, including proper wound care, medication management and activity restrictions.
Additionally, these procedures can be impacted by additional pregnancies or significant changes in weight. To ensure long-term results, don’t commit to a mommy makeover until you’re sure your body won’t face any more big changes. There’ll always be time when you (and your body) are ready.
Regular follow-up appointments with your surgeon for evaluations and adjustments, if needed, can also play a crucial role in ensuring the ongoing success of any mommy makeover.