Eight Ways To Take Care Of Yourself After Mommy Makeover Surgery

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


For many women, having children and raising a family takes a toll, both mentally and physically. Even women who have not had children often find that their bodies change with age, weight loss, and other life events. To help restore a more youthful and feminine figure, thousands of women each year turn to cosmetic surgery. In particular, the mommy makeover is a widely popular procedure designed to address the unique needs and goals of each patient as an individual. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi helps women feel more like themselves once again with fully customizable mommy makeover surgery. If you are considering a mommy makeover, be sure to review the information below to better understand what you can expect after surgery and how to ensure the speediest and most comfortable recovery possible.

What is included in a mommy makeover?

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, the mommy makeover is one of the most versatile procedures available today. In fact, each and every mommy makeover case performed by Dr. Kelishadi is customized to meet the specific needs, goals, and anatomy of the patient as an individual. Because most mommy makeover patients are interested in reversing the unwanted side effects of pregnancy and/or weight loss, a Newport Beach mommy makeover typically includes some combination of the following:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Fat transfer to the breast
  • Butt lift
  • Brazilian butt lift
  • Labiaplasty

What is mommy makeover recovery like?

The details of mommy makeover recovery can vary from person to person based on the woman’s age and overall health, her body’s response to surgery, and which specific treatments and procedures were performed. In some cases, recovery after mommy makeover surgery may only take 4 – 6 weeks, while patients who undergo a more extensive mommy makeover may require an extended recovery period of several months or longer. During your initial consultation for mommy makeover surgery in Orange County, CA, Dr. Kelishadi will customize a surgical plan that best meets your needs and help you understand what to expect during your recovery.

What can I do to make mommy makeover recovery easier?

Patience is key when it comes to healing and recovery after a procedure as invasive as the mommy makeover. However, there are certain things you can do to ensure proper healing, maximize your comfort level, and achieve the most beautiful results possible. Eight helpful tips for self-care after mommy makeover surgery include:

  1. Get plenty of rest
  2. Eat a healthy diet/stay hydrated
  3. Do not smoke
  4. Do not lift, strain, or engage in other strenuous physical activity
  5. Sleep on your back with your upper and lower body slightly elevated
  6. Walk with a slight bend to your upper body
  7. Take your medications as directed
  8. Attend all mommy makeover follow-up appointments as scheduled

Almost immediately after mommy makeover surgery, postoperative swelling and discomfort may leave you feeling exhausted, frustrated, or discouraged. While these side effects and limitations can, understandably, be disruptive, rest assured that you will feel much more like yourself within a few weeks or months, and your stunning new figure will be well worth the wait.

Look and feel like the young, sexy woman you are inside with full mommy makeover surgery in Orange County, CA

Becoming a mother and/or getting older doesn’t mean you have to settle for a saggy, droopy, unrecognizable body. If you are ready to restore your youthful, feminine figure and feel more confident than ever, call SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one mommy makeover consultation with top Orange County board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.