14 Dec Mommy Makeover Recovery: How Long Is Realistic?
You have delivered a beautiful baby, perhaps your family is complete, but a Mommy Makeover is likely what could be on your mind. New moms everywhere can have loose skin, a protruding tummy, sagging breasts, or a combination of the three – and let’s face it, it’s not what you thought it would be.
But there is hope – you can have that pre-pregnancy body again! A Mommy Makeover can address all of these issues at once. If you happen to be reading this article, you’re most likely anxious about what it will be like to recover from a mommy makeover.
It’s normal to be nervous. All surgeries, big or small, will undoubtedly include some physical discomfort. But remember, the healing process is only temporary, and your beautiful results are permanent.
The vast majority of mommy makeover patients report that their biggest regret is that they waited so long to have the procedure done.
What To Expect During Your Mommy Makeover Recovery
During the first week, you may experience:
• Tight stomach and breasts
• Swelling and bruising
• Numbness and tingling
Your doctor will instruct you that you should get up and move around every few hours. Of course, this can be challenging as abdominal surgery makes it difficult to stand up straight.
For the first week following surgery, you will be sore and uncomfortable. This is the hardest part, and you may be anxious about your decision during this period. But, medication helps to manage the pain, and this tough time will be over quickly.
As your mommy makeover healing continues, you will likely experience:
• Sensations such as numbness, tingling, itching, pins, and needles, or occasional soreness
• Minor swelling when you wake, do something strenuous, or eat salty food – may come and go
• Changes in scarring as you heal – scars will start off dark, raised, and firm; fade, flatten, soften over time
After three months, most patients have healed and can resume normal activities. During that first year, however, if something feels uncomfortable or causes residual discomfort, pay attention. Your body is giving you a sign that it’s not quite ready for that particular activity. Slow down and listen to your body.
Mommy Makeover Consultation with Dr. John Park, Newport Beach
If you are considering looking into a Mommy Makeover and you have concerns and questions, it’s time to give board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Park a call. Dr. Park is located in Newport Beach and sees patients from all over the country. His vast experience and knowledge will become evident at your complimentary consultation. Call the office of Dr. John Park at (949) 777- 6883 to arrange your personalized appointment.