What To Expect After Your Mommy Makeover Surgery

April 30, 2024

If you have ever considered cosmetic surgery to address several concerns, you might find that the mommy makeover provides the best fit. Rather than a particular surgery, this is a group of procedures that can transform the whole body. At Body by Ravi, each procedure is customized for the patient, often leading to the best possible results. If you’re wondering what it’s like after a mommy makeover, you’re in the right place.

Day of the Surgery

Since mommy makeovers cover a range of surgeries, recovery times vary considerably. The extent of procedures you have done, combined with your unique physiology, will determine your recovery period at every stage.

With that said, many mommy makeovers are outpatient procedures. That means once the procedure is done, you will wait in a recovery room until you wake up. When Dr. Ravi Somayazula deems you ready, you can go home. If, however, you have an inpatient procedure, then you can expect to stay at the hospital for at least a day following your procedure.

First Two Weeks of Recovery

Once you are home, you will go through the bulk of the recovery process. For the first few days, it’s normal to experience pain and discomfort. You may also notice swelling and bruising. Dr. Ravi will provide you with pain management medications for those days. By the end of the first week, most patients are through the most intense phase of discomfort. 

Lingering pain tends to be very mild. Similarly, swelling and bruising will subside, although some bruises can take multiple weeks to completely fade.

Dr. Ravi will also give you care instructions on how to properly keep incision sites clean and what activities to avoid. The vast majority of patients will not be back to full, regular activities after two weeks.

Returning to Normalcy

Once you can return to work, you will still avoid strenuous activity while your body continues to recover. Again, the time period changes from one patient to the next. On average, you’ll be looking at six weeks to get back to normal. Once Dr. Ravi gives you the all-clear, you can resume normal activities.

Access More Mommy Makeover Recovery Tips in Houston, TX

There’s a lot to consider with a mommy makeover, and the best path forward starts with a personal consultation. Get yours by calling Body by Ravi at (281) 242-1061 or filling out the online form.

Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, are Board-Certified Physicians, while using a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and AVÉLI ® Cellulite treatment. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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