Mommy makeover is a comprehensive plastic surgery that typically involves multiple procedures for the breast, abdomen and other areas of the body. Recovery process in this procedure will vary from one patient to another depending on the extent of surgery involved. Some patients may get only breast lift and liposuction in the flanks, while some others may require a full tummy tuck, breast implants, and body lift procedures.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center (MBody) is a leading practice headed by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, which provides mommy makeover to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and surrounding communities.
In an average mommy makeover plastic surgery, the patient can expect to resume their normal activities in about 10 to 14 days after the procedure. Most women will be able to return to their workplace by the end of two weeks, but they should continue to avoid strenuous activities or lifting of heavy weights for at least a month after the surgery.
The patient can usually resume driving in about two weeks, and also walk five miles on a flat surface by this time. Running and other mild exercises can begin in about four weeks. For hard workouts, it is better to wait till at least six weeks after a mommy makeover. Each case is different, and it is better to discuss with the plastic surgeon and follow their recommendations to resume a regular lifestyle.
The length of the recovery period will also depend on how skillfully the surgeon has performed the procedure, and the type and location of incisions. With a conservative approach, the incisions can be minimized. For instance, a common incision may be used to perform breast lift and tummy tuck.
MBody receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and nearby areas for mommy makeover and various other surgical and non-surgical procedures of the breast, body, and face.
Most patients may be able to return home the same day of surgery after a few hours under observation at the surgery center. They should have someone to drive them back home and preferably stay overnight to assist the patient. If the mom has very little children, she may require additional help for the first week.
Mild pain and soreness in the incision sites is expected in the first week. This can be managed with pain medications prescribed by the surgeon. In many cases, the drains and sutures will be removed after the first week. Patients are expected to stay home in the first few days, but need not remain confined to bed all the time. Short walks and simple activities at home should be performed after the first one or two days.
In the second week, the swelling and bruising will subside considerably. By the end of second week most patients will be able to return to their regular activities. Patients who diligently follow the surgeon’s instructions will have a faster and safer recovery.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit
Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond and surrounding communities.