Even though you had your child months ago, you may be experiencing problems when it comes to getting your pre-pregnancy body back. That is because all new mothers go through multiple changes every time they are pregnant. Because of these changes, diet and exercise often do not always work as well as you want them to.
As a mother, there are many new parts of your everyday life that could be drastically changing how you look. You’ve gained weight for the past nine months or so, only to lose a chunk of it during childbirth. You may be breastfeeding and dealing with stretch marks. All of these factors likely are causing drastic changes to your body. Many mothers are turning to plastic surgery in an effort to get their pre-pregnancy body back, especially when diet and exercise aren’t enough. This is where the “Mommy Makeover” comes into play. A Mommy Makeover will target the problem areas that many mothers experience. The procedure usually consists of a breast lift or reduction, tummy tuck, and liposuction on the tummy, thighs, or back.
What is the Recovery Time of a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover usually takes around six weeks to fully recover from. During this time you will not be permitted to exercise. Your plastic surgeon will also have to approve any exercises after your six weeks are over. If you are eager to hit your local beach in a new bikini, make sure that you factor in six weeks of recovery time.
Day One of Recovery
When you undergo a Mommy Makeover, you will be groggy and tired from the anesthesia. You will want to have a caregiver available for the next 24 hours at least, as it may be hard to move around for the first couple of days. You will need to rest as much as possible during this time.
Week One to Two of Recovery
During the first week, bed rest is very important. Many patients compare the feeling to a C-section recovery. You will need to relax as much as possible during this time. While everyone heals at different speeds, the first two weeks after surgery is the most important for everyone. If you are still taking pain medication, you should not drive.
You will be told to steer clear of any physical activity for two weeks after your surgery. However, you will need to walk about 50-100 feet every hour, eight to ten times a day, in order to prevent blood clots from forming in your legs. Avoid physical and emotional stress as much as you possibly can, and do not consume alcohol or smoke. You should not pick up anything heavy.
Week Three to Five of Recovery
During this time you can gradually return to your normal routines, provided nothing is too strenuous for you. Most patients come off of their pain medication by this point and are permitted to drive again.
Week Six and Beyond
Your plastic surgeon will likely give you the green light to exercise and resume all normal activities after six weeks. Just remember, you may need additional time to get your stamina up. Keep eating right and making healthy choices while enjoying a body you worked hard for.
Call the Professionals at Taylor Plastic Surgery Today
If you are ready to learn more about how a Mommy Makeover can change your life, call Dr. Taylor and the professionals at Taylor Plastic Surgery. Let our company help you decide whether or not the procedure is right for you! Request a consultation by calling 479-316-3337 today. We look forward to working with you!