Mommy Makeover Surgery Recovery

Mommy makeover is an elaborate procedure, and the patient should cautiously assess various options before proceeding with the plastic surgery. At the time of the pre-op consultation, the patient should seek information on various aspects, such as recovery and downtime, among others.

The recovery period will depend on the number and types of surgeries performed. A combination of procedures is beneficial for the patient as she will undergo recovery only once for numerous surgeries. An experienced surgeon will create an appropriate blend of procedures to ensure minimal recovery time and satisfactory outcomes for the patient. 

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides mommy makeover to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.


Recovery Process 

The patient will require two weeks of leave from the workplace to recover from a mommy makeover. Women who have small children may consider organizing childcare for the early recovery period as well as someone to drive her back after the procedure. The patient will experience mild inflammation and pain in the incision areas in the initial seven to ten days.

Sometimes the swelling and pain will resolve by the end of the initial week. During the early recovery period, the surgeon may prescribe pain drugs to ensure that the patient remains comfortable.

The patient should get sufficient rest during this period, but she should also perform mild walks around the home as well as light activities to promote blood circulation in the incision sites. 

At the end of the first week, the surgeon may remove the sutures and drains. The patient can return to regular activities in around two weeks. But she should continue to avoid aggressive exercises and lifting heavy objects for the next two to three weeks. 

The inflammation will slowly resolve over the next several weeks and months as the body gets acclimatized to its new, more youthful contours after a mommy makeover cosmetic surgery.


Quicker Recovery

The patient can undertake certain measures to experience a short recovery period. The surgeon may ask the patient to wear a compression garment or bandage over the treatment area for some time to help reduce inflammation and allow more natural skin healing. During the recovery stage, the patient may need to discontinue the use of specific medications, such as vitamin E and blood thinners. 

If the patient smokes, she will need to quit smoking during the recovery period. Smoking leads to obstructions in blood flow, causing a slower recovery. Smokers experience a higher risk of more visible scarring and complications. For this reason, it is crucial to stop smoking for at least two weeks before and after the procedure.

The patient should consume a balanced diet comprising whole grains, proteins, vegetables, fruits, and low-fat dairy products. These foods expedite healing. Stemming from this, the patient develops healthy habits that allow her to maintain the outcomes of a mommy makeover for a more prolonged period.

During the initial few weeks after the procedure, the patient may experience some emotional side-effects. She should try to maintain a positive mind frame throughout the mommy makeover process. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for mommy makeover.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

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