Three Tips for Proper Care After Mommy Makeover Surgery

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


Mommy makeover surgery is often an extensive procedure that is used to make enhancements across multiple areas of the body. Not only that, but each mommy makeover is unique, as it is customized to help meet the specific needs of each patient as an individual woman. Because of these factors, mommy makeover recovery details will also vary from person to person. Still, there are some general mommy makeover aftercare instructions that can help to make recovery a smooth, efficient, comfortable, and successful process. Here, you’ll find three important tips for mommy makeover recovery provided by top Newport Beach, CA board-certified plastic surgeon and owner of SSK Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sean Kelishadi.

What areas of the body does a mommy makeover treat?

During your initial consultation for an Orange County mommy makeover, Dr. Kelishadi will listen carefully to your concerns and desired outcome. A thorough evaluation will also be performed to assess the extent of your concerns and provide Dr. Kelishadi with the necessary information to tailor a customized plan for your mommy makeover surgery. Because many mommy makeover surgeries are performed specifically to address physical and aesthetic changes associated with weight loss, aging, or pregnancy, procedures often include some combination of the following:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Liposuction
  • Skin removal/skin tightening
  • Thigh lift
  • Butt enhancement

What to expect after mommy makeover surgery

With the fairly extensive nature of mommy makeover surgery, patients should have a good understanding of what to expect during their recovery period and plan accordingly. Three useful tips for optimizing your mommy makeover recovery include:

1. Get plenty of rest

Rest and sleep are critical for giving your body the chance to heal and recover. It is important to minimize stress levels, abstain from strenuous physical activity and exercise, and take an appropriate amount of time off of work after mommy makeover surgery.

2. Practice healthy habits

A nutritious, balanced diet and adequate fluid intake are also helpful during mommy makeover recovery. Patients should also minimize sodium and caffeine intake, abstain from alcohol and nicotine, and take their medications and supplements as directed.

3. Don’t rush it

Remember that your body has just undergone a significant procedure that likely involved multiple surgical sites. It may be necessary to walk with your body bent at a slight angle, sleep on your back with your head elevated, and adjust other positions and routines based on the details of your mommy makeover. While this can seem like an inconvenience, resuming your normal routines and positions too soon after a mommy makeover can cause unwanted complications and actually delay your recovery.

By following Dr. Kelishadi’s detailed aftercare instructions, which will be provided before and after your procedure, you can set yourself up for a successful recovery and beautiful, long-lasting mommy makeover results.

With mommy makeover surgery in Orange County, CA, you can finally feel like a sexy, youthful version of yourself once again

The toll that bearing children, losing weight, or simply getting older can take on a woman’s body is impossible to ignore. If you are uncomfortable or self-conscious about your body and are interested in learning more about how a mommy makeover can help, call SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with leading Newport Beach 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.