When Can I Return to Work After Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Pregnancy and childbirth, both beautiful experiences, can impose harsh changes on a woman’s body. Stretch marks, lax skin, and stubborn fat deposits make it challenging to feel toned and comfortable in one’s postpartum figure. At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang works with moms near Tampa, FL by providing them with highly tailored cosmetic treatment plans. Dr. Mang is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can perform unique mommy makeover surgeries that slim and tone patients’ silhouettes for youthful, gorgeous outcomes that last.
What is mommy makeover surgery?
Mommy makeover surgery is a personalized cosmetic plan that utilizes several surgical and/or nonsurgical procedures to tone and slim the body after pregnancy and childbirth. Many mothers struggle with reclaiming their pre-pregnancy body via traditional diet and physical exercise regimens. At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Mang assesses each patient’s needs and listens to their cosmetic goals to help determine what procedures to include in their mommy makeover package.
What procedures are included in mommy makeover surgery?
Each mommy makeover surgery is custom-designed to help meet each patient’s needs and desires. Depending on your goals, your mommy makeover can include a combination of any of the following:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
For moms who are interested in nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, Dr. Mang can also provide nonsurgical liposuction, skin tightening, and vaginal rejuvenation treatments.
Benefits of mommy makeover surgery
Patients can enjoy numerous benefits from mommy makeover surgery, including:
- Personalized surgical plans
- Structured recovery protocols
- Minimal scarring
- Tighter, slimmer waistline
- Firmer, toned areas
- Long-lasting results
How the surgical process works
Depending on the procedures selected, a mommy makeover can take between 3 – 7 hours to complete. For invasive techniques, patients are placed under general anesthesia for added comfort. Dr. Mang creates small incisions to carefully remove and/or transfer excessive fat and tissue to artfully sculpt the body. Once incisions are closed, Dr. Mang will send the patient to the recovery room for close monitoring. For complex cases, patients may need to stay for one overnight visit. Once approved for discharge, the patient can return home to begin their recovery period.
Recovery after mommy makeover surgery
Invasive cosmetic procedures are typically paired with lengthy recovery periods. The first couple of weeks can be challenging, but some mobility is encouraged to promote healing. Depending on the number of procedures and complexity of each, it may take a patient up to six months to heal. To optimize recovery and reduce the risk of complications, patients should avoid participating in physical activity or other strenuous activities for at least two months. After a few weeks, patients can gradually start participating in a somewhat normal routine.
When can I return to work after mommy makeover surgery?
Many patients can return to work approximately 2 – 4 weeks after mommy makeover surgery. However, this depends on each patient’s recovery and the type of work or physical labor they are expected to return to. Consult with Dr. Mang about what timeframe to expect for your specific mommy makeover surgery.
What if I get pregnant after my mommy makeover surgery?
Pregnancy and childbirth are very likely to change your mommy makeover results. If you happen to get pregnant after receiving your mommy makeover, or experience body-altering weight gain, and are interested in freshening your figure for a slimmer, tighter appearance, contact us to schedule a future consultation.
Learn more about mommy makeover surgery and recovery expectations
If you reside in or near Tampa, FL, and are ready to get your slim, youthful figure back after pregnancy and childbirth, contact us at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery and schedule a consultation today. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang looks forward to working with you to help you achieve long-lasting, gorgeous cosmetic outcomes.