Depending on the procedures that a patient chooses, the mommy makeover recovery period is between 2 to 4 weeks. It is obvious that each body needs a different time to recover and heal completely. All instructions and recommendations that the surgeon gives are specific, and for the patient’s needs, so it is necessary to follow them all.
There are gauzes or bandages applied to the incisions, and the surgeon will guide you to use an elastic bandage or support bra for reducing swelling and supporting the breasts. For the tummy, waist and buttocks, there will be a compression garment that might be used following the surgery.
The doctor will give the patient some specific instructions such as:
- • How to care for surgical wounds after the surgery.
- • Specific Instructions for general health.
- • What medications to consume for the healing period and to avoid infection.
- • Follow up sessions after the plastic surgery with the surgeon.
It is recommended to ask specific questions from the surgeon about the recovery period, as this procedure is a custom-tailored surgery. Questions like these:
What medications, how to care for incisions, if there is a drain and how long, the first shower or bath time following the surgery, when is possible to go back to normal life and the follow-up sessions dates and etc.
To know more details about the recovery of this operation which is a combination of surgeries, you can check the recovery of the specific procedures by clicking on that procedure.
The plastic surgeon will explain in detail the possible complications associated with the procedure. These possible risks of mommy makeover surgery include the following, although all are not created equal.
- • Bleeding
- • Infection
- • Poor healing of incisions
- • Hematoma
- • Seroma
- • Loss of nipple sensation,
- • Inability to breastfeed
- • Implant leak
- • Capsular contracture
- • Anaplastic large cell lymphoma
- • Unfavorable scarring
- • Recurrent looseness of skin
- • Fat necrosis
- • Deep venous thrombosis
- • Cardiac and pulmonary complications
- • Asymmetry
- • Persistent pain
- • Contour deformity
- • Fat embolization and anesthesia risks
More information about the risks for the mommy makeover procedure is available on the related pages of the procedures.
Price & Cost:
From $15,000. Our surgeon can give you an exact estimate of the cost after examination & talking with you. The Consult session is free.
Dr. Jiayi Hu MD, FRCSC, Hon.B.Sc. (Plastic Surgeon)
Dr. Stephanie Byun MD, FRCSC (Plastic Surgeon)
Dr. Narayanan Nandagopal, MB, FRCPS, FRCS, FRC (Plastic Surgeon)
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