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If I Get a Mommy Makeover, How Long Until I’m Bikini Ready?

Posted by Laurence Weider, MD on September 11, 2019

One of the biggest societal pressures that mothers face is the desire to get back to their pre-baby bodies. Though this may seem insignificant in contrast to the demands of being a mother, it is still a major concern for many moms. Becoming a mother is rewarding and exhausting, and it can also be stressful as women see their bodies go through such major changes. To get back to where you feel most confident, Dr. Weider offers mommy makeover procedures to his patients.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover describes the breast and body contouring procedures that are done in combination with women who are finished having children. By addressing all of your concerns at one time, you are able to minimize expenses and recovery time. In most cases, a mommy makeover includes a breast procedure and a body contouring procedure. The breast procedure can be a breast augmentation, an augmentation with a breast lift or a breast reduction. The body contouring procedure typically includes a tummy tuck, liposuction or both. Of course other areas such as the arms, thighs and buttocks are sometimes addressed as well. During your initial consultation, your goals will be reviewed and a customized surgical plan will be created for you.

Recovery from Mommy Makeover

One of the most commonly asked questions regarding a mommy makeover is how long to allow for recovery. While recovery time will vary depending on the specific procedures involved as well as work requirements, most women plan on about four to six weeks for a full recovery. However, work can typically be resumed within two to three weeks. You will experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort over the course of a few weeks. It is important that you have help at home to take care of tasks, since you will need plenty of rest. Patients can start doing some light activity after two weeks, however strenuous movement and exercise should be put off for four to six weeks.

Though you may be fully ready to return to all daily activities and exercise after six to eight weeks of recovery, it may take six months or longer for your scars to fade.

Schedule a Consultation

It is important to plan your mommy makeover after you are done having children and you are at a healthy weight. In addition, you should make sure you will have adequate time to fully recover. To schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Weider at Weider Plastic Surgery in Dallas, Texas. He will help you to feel more confident than ever.

Dr. Laurence Weider, MD is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Weider has a wealth of experience performing all aspects of cosmetic surgery.