Mommy Makeover Recovery

What to Expect During Your Mommy Makeover Recovery | NYC Experts

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Recovering from a mommy makeover is a unique experience because it involves recovering from multiple surgeries at once. A mommy makeover surgery typically involves breast enhancement and a tummy tuck, but can also include other surgeries too. 

At Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, we provide our patients with detailed aftercare instructions for their individual mommy makeover, but these are some general guidelines.

Tips for Recovering After a Mommy Makeover

Your recovery will depend on what surgeries were included in your mommy makeover. 

Follow Instructions

The best way to ensure your mommy makeover recovery goes smoothly is to follow the aftercare instructions that your surgeon provides. The instructions will include how to care for incisions and prevent scarring, your medication information, as well as your expected timeline for recovery.


Getting enough rest and taking it easy during your recovery is essential. You should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting (including children), and make sure you have a comfortable place to recline during the first few days. Getting enough sleep is important for healing as well.

Mommy Makeover Recovery Timeline

Your timeline may look different depending on your individual circumstances. Generally, this is what you might expect from your recovery.

First 4 to 5 Days

The first several days are when rest is the most important. You’ll want someone around to help you for the first 24 hours after your surgery and probably for a few days after. If you had drains placed in any of your incisions, you’ll have a post-op appointment 1 week after to have them removed.

Week 2

This is when you’ll start to feel better, but keep up best practices and follow instructions.

Most patients are fully able to return to work after the first couple of weeks, depending on how active the job is.

Weeks 3 to 4

By one month, the bruising has resolved and you should be feeling almost completely back to normal. You should be safe to resume working out and most of your normal routines.

Visit Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery for Your Mommy Makeover Consultation Today

Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who combines his passion for medicine and love for aesthetics to create amazing results and help patients restore their bodies after pregnancy.

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