What To Expect During Recovery From a Mommy Makeover?
- Posted on: Dec 31 2023
A mommy makeover combines cosmetic procedures to simultaneously address multiple areas of the body. It varies from one person to another depending on their goals and the combination of procedures they choose. When you work with Dr. Eric S. Schaffer, for your mommy makeover in San Antonio, TX, he will personalize your procedure based on the results you are looking for and the areas you would like to address.
A mommy makeover may include a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift, body contouring, butt lift, and so on. Because you can combine multiple procedures, your recovery may be more extensive, requiring more downtime. Learn more about what you can expect during recovery from your mommy makeover.
What Is Recovery Like From a Mommy Makeover?
Following your mommy makeover, be sure to have someone drive you home. You will be unable to drive since the procedure uses general anesthesia. You may also request that a friend or family member help you around the house for a few days since you will have trouble moving around, cooking, and cleaning.
During this time, you should be prioritizing sleep and rest. You will likely feel tired as your body works to heal and recover. Sleep can help your body recover properly by reducing cortisol levels and inflammation.
Depending on the procedures you have performed, you will likely need about two to three weeks of downtime. Be sure to schedule your vacation days ahead of time.
We will provide detailed aftercare instructions, including how to care for the surgical sites, what medications to take, and what to avoid.
Tips for a Smooth Recovery
You may also ensure your recovery goes well by following these tips:
- Plan your meals ahead of time and have most of them prepped. It would be best not to stand for long periods, making cooking difficult.
- If you have children, ask someone to help you with their daily routines so you can rest.
- Pick up your prescriptions beforehand so you aren’t trying to get them after your procedure.
- Do not smoke or utilize blood thinners. These can inhibit your healing process and affect your results.
Contact Dr. Schaffer
For more information about getting a mommy makeover in San Antonio, TX, contact Dr. Schaffer.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he can develop a personalized plan to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Dr. Schaffer has been named a “Texas Super Doctor” for many years and is proud to be the recipient of many honors for his excellence.
For more information, contact the office at 210-227-3223 to schedule a consultation.
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