When Can I Return to My Daily Routine After Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Our patients that are mothers often wonder, “when can I return to my daily routine after Mommy Makeover surgery?”
Moms have a variety of things that their families depend on them for daily. Holding their kids, driving them to school, and managing other household tasks. How quickly they can get back into the swing after a Mommy Makeover can vary. It depends on what procedures your Mommy Makeover surgery included. It also depends on what exactly you do for your family on the regular.
For example, are you lifting a heavy toddler onto a change table or into a carseat? Perhaps you drive around several teenagers for traveling sports teams? Whatever the case, we can make it work! Let’s set you up for success so you can time this procedure to return to your daily routine after a Mommy Makeover as soon and seamlessly as possible.
Daily Routine After Mommy Makeover
Most Mommy Makeovers need to tackle all things Mom. This can mean addressing a belly pooch and FUPA (fat upper pubic area). There might be frustration with abdominal separation, along with extra skin and fat in the belly.
Most of the time when we perform a Mommy Makeover at Tannan Plastic Surgery, you can expect a Tummy Tuck to address diastasis recti (separation of the ab muscles) and Liposuction targeting the flanks or “love handles.” For the purposes of this blog post, we explain what you should expect for your daily routine after Mommy Makeover involving these procedures.
Daily Routine after Mommy Makeover – TODDLER WORLD
If your daily routine involves lifting a 20 or 30 lb toddler, we generally recommend you wait 2 weeks before doing that multiple times a day after a Mommy Makeover with a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction to your flanks. If you are a stay at home mom and primary caregiver to one or more toddlers, plan for help during the first couple of weeks. We all know Moms make the world go round. We need help to step up and support Mom when she needs it most.
Suppose you choose to have Breast Implants, a Breast Reduction or a Breast Lift with your Mommy Makeover. In these cases, you should add another week to your recovery time before getting back to your daily routine after a Mommy Makeover. Yes, we realize that this all takes time. But if you want to protect your investment in a Mommy Makeover, let’s not cut corners. Mama needs her rest and recovery.
Daily Routine after Mommy Makeover – School-aged kids
For those of you who feel like glorified chauffeurs to elementary, middle and high schoolers, short drives to and from activities should be ok in the second week after surgery. If your Mommy Makeover included breast surgery at the same time, two weeks of rest are advised before driving around town.
I know running errands can turn into groceries, shopping for school supplies, and a little one asking for a new toy. A 30 min car ride turns into a tour of the Triangle! Don’t jump back into the daily routine after Mommy Makeover surgery too soon. You have friends and family. Let them help and provide that loving support in your time of need.
Daily Routine after Mommy Makeover – Elder care
I have so many of my Moms transition from kids in high school/college to caring for ailing parents. This takes an emotional and physical strength and willpower that is immense. The support your loved one requires can vary, from physical body weight support to attending medical visits to coordinating medical appointments and managing the household.
The time before you can get back to this daily routine after Mommy Makeover surgery varies tremendously. We sit down and go through your day-to-day needs and figure out how to get it all done. For more physical activities, we wait a few weeks after a Mommy Makeover before returning to your routine. For the more organizational support, two weeks is often sufficient.
A Mommy Makeover procedure can transform the way you feel about yourself after the joys of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Muscle repair and removal of unwanted loose skin and fat are some of the benefits to expect from the combination of a Tummy Tuck, Liposuction and breast surgery. We look forward to seeing you at Tannan Plastic Surgery to discuss expectations around when you can get back to your daily routine after Mommy Makeover surgery!
Are you interested in learning more about Mommy Makeover surgery? Call (919) 797-0996 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shruti Tannan today!
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