Recovery From Mommy Makeover Surgery

Posted on Nov 23,2022 By Dr. Y Anthony Nakamura

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After giving birth, many women struggle to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. Despite their best efforts with diet and exercise, women often find that certain parts of their bodies never entirely return to their pre-baby shape, even after reaching their ideal weight. Among the many cosmetic procedures available, the “mommy makeover” has quickly become a favorite for helping women get back in shape after having children. See below for details on what to expect from a mommy makeover operation, how long it will take to recover, and how long you can anticipate the results to last.

A Mommy Makeover: What Is It?

The term “Mommy Makeover” refers to the suite of cosmetic procedures sought out by women after giving birth to fix or enhance the parts of their bodies most commonly affected by pregnancy. The mommy makeover is typically customized to a patient’s unique needs with different cosmetic procedures. The biggest benefit of the mommy makeover is that all procedures are combined into a single surgical session. Still, this process has both pros and cons.


One of the key advantages of a mommy transformation is that it can fix several cosmetic problems in a single operation with only one downtime. Your body can look like it did before you had children with the help of a specialized process tailored to your needs, restoring your self-esteem by making you look and feel great.


Due to the number of procedures performed, a mommy makeover can require 4-6 weeks of dedicated downtime. This can be a significant amount of time for many moms, especially if they have young children who need constant care. You’ll also have to limit your physical activity and avoid lifting anything over 10 pounds (including children or pets).

What Exactly Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?

Since the abdomen and breasts are most negatively affected by pregnancy and childbirth, they are the primary focus areas during a mommy makeover procedure. Many women also opt for procedures like liposuction or breast reduction depending on their unique goals. During your consultation with Dr. Nakamura, you’ll discuss your unique needs from the mommy makeover.

What Can I Expect After a Mommy Makeover?

After a mommy makeover, it can take several weeks of recovery before your final results begin to emerge. However, the mommy makeover is one of the most permanent solutions to achieving your pre-baby body. With a healthy and active lifestyle, you can maintain your results for many years to come. For best results, though, it’s best to be finished having children since additional pregnancies can negatively impact your results. Our team will give you detailed aftercare instructions on caring for incisions, limiting activity, and taking medications so you can have a smooth and successful recovery.

Schedule a Consultation

At Accent on You, we can help you explore your options for a mommy makeover to improve your confidence. To meet with our board-certified plastic surgeon and learn more, contact our Arlington, TX office by calling or filling out our online form.

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Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura is a recognized expert in plastic surgery and body contouring, providing excellent care while taking a personal approach with each and every patient.

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