What Is a Mommy Makeover? Answers to Your Top Mommy Makeover FAQs 

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A mommy makeover is for women who want to change the shape of their bodies, especially new moms who want to restore their bodies after giving birth. This procedure typically includes breast augmentation, liposuction, and a tummy tuck, but you can customize your mommy makeover to suit your desired results.

If you’re like most people considering mommy makeover surgery, you have many questions about the procedure, its results, and what recovery is like. In this post, you’ll find answers to many of your top questions.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover most often combines surgical procedures to improve your breasts and midsection after a pregnancy or weight loss. Some women also add procedures to slim their thighs, contour their hips, remove unwanted fat, or rejuvenate their vaginal area. A major benefit of a mommy makeover is that combining the procedures allows you to have only one recovery period versus several.

How Long Is Recovery After a Mommy Makeover?

The length of your mommy makeover recovery will depend on your chosen procedures. Most mommy makeovers include a tummy tuck, which usually requires the longest recovery time. Plan on taking at least 2 weeks off from work so you can recover fully at home. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities during these 2 weeks.

Can You Get a Mommy Makeover Without Being a Mom?

Yes, you can! The natural aging process or weight fluctuations can affect your body even if you haven’t been pregnant. If you want to improve sagging breasts, a soft midsection, and stubborn fat deposits on your body, you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover.

You can also include nonsurgical facial rejuvenation such as BOTOX® Cosmetic/Dysport® or dermal fillers with your mommy makeover for a head-to-toe transformation.

How Soon Can I Exercise After a Mommy Makeover?

Everyone’s recovery process will be different, so follow your surgeon’s instructions and pay careful attention to how your body feels before you resume exercising. Typically, you can start working out 6 to 8 weeks after your procedure.

You can engage in gentle movement and take slow walks during the first 2 weeks of your recovery. This will help prevent blood clots and aid the recovery process.

How Long After a Mommy Makeover Can I Have Intercourse?

It’s normal to want to get back to your everyday life with your partner, but it’s a good idea to wait at least 4 to 6 weeks before having intercourse to avoid negatively impacting your results. Engaging in sex too soon can elevate your heart rate, cause bleeding, lead to painful muscle spasms, and irritate the surgical wound.

A mommy makeover is a great way to contour your body and boost your self-confidence. A board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon who works closely with you to customize your procedure can give you excellent, long-lasting results. To see if a mommy makeover can benefit you, request a consultation or call us at (734) 712-2323 to schedule an appointment.

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