How Long is Recovery After a Mommy Makeover?

Even if a mother deeply loves her children, but she may not love the physical changes that come with pregnancy and breastfeeding. Many women struggle with sagging breasts, stubborn fat, stretch marks, and torn abdominal muscles that affect their appearance. A mommy makeover can restore your pre-baby body and boost your confidence.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures aimed at restoring a woman’s pre-pregnancy body. The surgery is tailored to address each patient’s specific concerns and typically includes one or more procedures, such as a tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, or labiaplasty. 

With a customized assortment of treatments, a mommy makeover can address common pregnancy concerns like:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Increased or decreased breast size
  • Excess skin, often around the abdomen
  • Stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to exercise
  • Torn abdominal muscles
  • Stretch marks

How Long is Mommy Makeover Recovery?

The recovery time for a mommy makeover depends on the specific procedures included. Generally, patients can expect to take about one to two weeks off work and other regular activities. Full recovery from a mommy makeover may take eight weeks or more.

Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and soreness for the first few days after surgery. We recommend having someone available to help you around the house and with childcare during this time. Dr. Rankin will give you aftercare instructions and monitor your healing progress, and the NorCal Plastic Surgery team will be available to answer any questions. We have multiple convenient locations in Greenbrae and Walnut Creek.

When Will I See Results After a Mommy Makeover?

While some results may be immediately visible after the procedure, it may take several weeks to see the final results of a mommy makeover. Swelling and bruising will gradually subside over the first few weeks, and the incision scars will fade over time. Once your body heals, you can enjoy a slimmer, more contoured figure with reduced sagging and stretch marks, depending on your unique procedure. 

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We’d love to help you get all the information you need in order to make the best choice for your eyes. Request a consultation today! Our staff is available and happy to answer your every question.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover may be an excellent option for women who are unhappy with their post-pregnancy bodies and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. Candidates for a mommy makeover should be in good overall health, have a stable weight, and be done having children. Another pregnancy after your mommy makeover would undo the results of the surgery.

Wonderful service and great results! Dr. Rankin is super nice and great at his job and the staff at Greenbrae surgery center were amazing! Overall 10/10 experience and would go back for any other surgeries in the future!

Next Steps

If you are interested in a mommy makeover, please reach out to our qualified staff to schedule a consultation at one of our convenient locations in Walnut Creek and Greenbrae. Schedule your consultation with NorCal Plastic Surgery by calling our East Bay location at (925) 856-4800 or our North Bay location at 415-727-9666, or by filling out the consultation request form below. Helping you achieve your cosmetic goals is an honor and a privilege at NorCal Plastic Surgery, proudly serving the East Bay, Marin County, and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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