Because mommy makeovers are complex procedures, the recovery period tends to be lengthier and more intense than it is with other single procedures.
Generally speaking, you should expect to take about two weeks off work for your initial at-home recovery. Be sure to schedule childcare if you require it as well. You won’t be able to lift heavy things, including children, directly after your surgery — usually for about six weeks.
For the first few days, walking will be difficult, so it’s important to have some at-home care in place. Set up as much of it as possible before your surgery to help ease the transition. Dr. Aghayan will provide you with detailed at-home care instructions. Following these instructions will help progress your healing and mitigate swelling, pain, and scarring.
You will likely be able to resume your normal daily activities after about two weeks, but expect to avoid exercise and other strenuous physical activities for approximately two months. Most patients find that total healing takes around six months.