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Once considered a foreign concept to many, the mommy makeover is now rightly considered one of the most common cosmetic surgery options for women. For anyone who may not be familiar, a mommy makeover combines multiple body contouring procedures into one surgery to help provide comprehensive and long-lasting results for female patients. Often when discussing mommy makeovers with prospective patients, I have noticed that my patients can be hesitant due to the idea of recovering from multiple cosmetic surgery procedures simultaneously. However, I wanted to take some time to explain mommy makeover recovery and why it is often far easier to go through than many patients realize.

Downtime for recovery is unavoidable following any cosmetic surgery procedure. It’s important to both give your body time to properly heal itself following surgery and allow the results of the procedure the time they need to properly settle in. However, what many mommy makeover patients may not realize is that by combining these procedures into one surgery, you will ultimately be cutting down on your overall recovery timetable. The alternative, fully recovering from your initial procedure and then beginning the process all over again for your second and third ones, is far more timely (and financially burdensome too). And while it may seem physically overwhelming to recover from multiple surgeries at once, in my experience, it can be fairly straightforward as long as you closely follow my post-surgery recovery guidelines.

In the video below, I discuss what my patients can expect from their recovery period following a mommy makeover surgery:

While it may not be the most appropriate or helpful approach for every patient, undergoing a mommy makeover can be an incredibly effective way for women to regain their younger, pre-baby bodies of their youth. For more information or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery today. Don’t forget to follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional plastic surgery news, tips, practice updates, and much more.