A highly sought after cosmetic surgical procedure for those Moms out there who are done having children is a Mommy Makeover. Having children, even one, can take a toll on your body, and that’s why a Mommy Makeover in Orlando is becoming more common.
The Mommy Makeover is a general term for a customized surgical plan that often includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation of some kind.
Regardless of what cosmetic procedures you decide on, it's important to know what to expect during recovery, especially when you have little ones running around.
Always Keep Recovery In Mind
With every Mommy Makeover procedure in Orlando, there are at least 2 areas of your body that will need healing time post-op. Some cosmetic surgical procedure options require less recovery time than others, so it is essential to always keep the healing process in mind.
Make sure your scheduled surgery date takes into account your lifestyle, work, and family needs. Also, consider seasonal activities that you like to take part in. If you plan to have a Mommy Makeover in Orlando and you enjoy boating, make sure to understand what your limitations will be. Also, think about big vacations or events that you are planning because you will want to be fully healed to attend. We recommend choosing a surgical date at least 8 to 10 weeks before anything important.
Most Uncomfortable Surgical Procedures
The surgical procedures that tend to be the most uncomfortable during recovery are the tummy tuck and liposuction. The pain after a tummy tuck can be somewhat intense because the surgeon tightens abdominal muscles, and it will feel like you did the most strenuous ab workout of your life. If you’ve ever been sore after a great ab workout, you know, you use your abdominal muscles for quite a lot.
The discomfort after liposuction is usually less intense than a tummy tuck. The surgical procedure causes “trauma” to the underlying skin and fat tissue but does not involve muscles. Post-op liposuction usually feels more like tenderness than actual pain.
If you are considering having a Mommy Makeover in Orlando, this is Dr. Azad’s general timeline. Please note that every patient experiences post-operative healing differently, and the recovery time will depend on which surgical procedures are involved in your Mommy Makeover.
Week 1: Sleep, eat, and slowly moving around the house. Week one will be one of the most intense parts of your recovery. Dr. Azad will go over what each individual should expect the first week in more detail, but in general, you need to take it easy, take care of yourself, and do nothing. It's a good idea to have things set up before your mommy makeover surgery so prepare food, clean the house, get the needed household supplies, and even choose some tv-series you have been waiting to binge-watch.
Week 2: Expect fatigue, tenderness, and soreness - but all in all, week two is much better. Most patients are done needing narcotic pain medication, which means they may be cleared to drive. Rest is still crucial even though you will be feeling much better and resuming some normal activities. So still take it easy and remember naps are your friend.
Week 3: What mommy makeover patients experience in week three varies a lot. It will really depend on the individual's rate of healing. Some patients heal slower than others, which is normal. However, it’s important to remember no matter what your rate of healing is, you did recently have surgery. And as frustrating as it may be, you still need to rest, recover, and heal.
Week 4: You made it, one step closer to normal! Still being mindful of how your body feels, a majority of patients are resuming normal life.
Weeks 5 and 6: Results, results, results! Finally, the past few weeks of discomfort pay off, and you are available to see the results of your mommy makeover. The swelling is usually gone, and patients often feel better emotionally and physically.
Above is the basic timeline for most Mommy Makeovers in Orlando, but every patient is unique, and this timeline can vary. To talk more about your surgical procedure options and the Mommy Makeover in Orlando, schedule a consultation with Dr. Azad.