How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Mommy Makeover?

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Mommy Makeover?


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What Does a Mommy Makeover Do?

The mommy makeover is a combination surgery that utilizes plastic surgery procedures to sculpt your body for a more ideal look. A mommy makeover helps women to gain back their confidence in themselves after bearing children. Pregnancy changes women’s bodies to a drastic degree, many women struggle to feel normal afterward. Getting back to the pre-baby body is a focus point for many mom’s but it’s not always easy to do, even with a strict diet and exercises your body can still have stretch marks, loose skin, or excess fatty tissue. To help, we offer the mommy makeover which gives women a customized surgery that can give them the body they’ve been missing. Dr. Hardesty and his highly skilled team are experts in plastic surgery and will give amazing results. Imagine the difference this could procedure have on your life.

What Procedures Are Involved in a Mommy Makeover?

The mommy makeover is a combination procedure, meaning it doesn’t cover just one particular surgery but rather a few that are done simultaneously to get the desired results. The different procedures that can be part of the mommy makeover are:

Depending on what your desired goals are we can customize this procedure here at Imagine Plastic Surgery specifically to you. By using the many different techniques, we are able to fulfill our motto of “One Goal, Many Options.” The reason that a mommy makeover is not just a few specific surgeries is that everyone is different. All women are unique and the way that bearing children affects your body is unique, the main point of a mommy makeover is to get your body back to where it was—or better. So, we listen to your goal and then we pick the procedures that will help reach that goal.

Before & After

What to Expect During Recovery?

The mommy makeover recovery time is fairly lengthy. It could take two to three months before you are feeling 100% healed, but this is because of the amount of change that is being done at one time to the body. The recovery time varies depending exactly on the procedures you opt for during your mommy makeover. Dr. Hardesty makes sure that the healing process is as smooth and easy as possible for his patients to ensure that they are comfortable. You can expect to be resting for the first week after your surgery. Most patients can return to non-strenuous work after about 10 days. At this stage, some progressive exercise can be started. This could be some short walks or elliptical. Within 6 weeks most patients can return to full exercise and activities.

During your recovery time, you will notice some swelling, bruising, and inflammation. You will be given compression garments to wear for the first few days following surgery to help diminish bleeding and swelling. Your breasts, abdomen, and thighs may feel tight and sore. It is important to take care of yourself during this time by having a healthy diet and refraining from smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages. The most important thing you can do during your recovery time is to keep a relationship with Dr. Hardesty and the team at Imagine Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hardesty will provide complete care instructions for you to make your recovery period as easy as possible. Although it may seem long, the permanent results you get afterward are unmatched.

Schedule a Consultation

The mommy makeover recovery time varies, but you can expect at least two months of healing time. This will be worth it once you are able to see your final results at the end. To learn more about mommy makeover and the difference that Dr. Hardesty can provide, contact our Riverside office to schedule a consultation. You can do this by calling, filling out an online form, or taking our quick survey and our team will reach out to you.

What is the cost?

At Imagine Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety a different procedures that all vary in prices. We strive in being transparent to all potential patients and being up front with how much our services may cost. For more information regarding the costs and prices, visit our plastic surgery prices page!


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