Recovery With Children After Your Mommy Makeover in Miami

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Considering the procedure term, “mommy makeover,” Miami patients juggling kids while healing is nothing unusual. Plenty of moms choose to reshape their figures with tummy tucks and breast surgeries. Sometimes this is a personal choice after the children have grown, and other women book their surgeries only a year after giving birth.

If you have children who need lots of care, you’ll have some specific challenges to consider while you recover from your Miami mommy makeover.

Lengthier recovery

Rather than just one or two weeks that some people take off work for a single procedure, the mommy makeover in Miami combines multiple operations and extends recovery time. It’s still far preferable for many busy people as it allows them to go through all the scheduling and planning only once. However, you must realistically prepare for 3 to 4 weeks of rest and help with tasks at home.

It’s quite possible for a makeover patient to feel ready for work by two weeks, but that’s usually the case if she’s had only a mini tummy tuck, abdominal liposuction and/or breast augmentation. The more extensive your procedures are, the longer it will take to heal. Factors like abdominal muscle repair and your personal perception of discomfort will influence the experience. Rushing back to regular activity will sometimes slow progress, so the experts at Body by Craft recommend preparing for extra help and ample time off.

Typical restrictions post- mommy makeover

Your plastic surgeon will likely advise you to avoid strenuous activity like aerobic workouts, sex and jogging for three weeks after surgery. That’s to minimize swelling and bleeding risks.

As well, you’ll have to take showers instead of baths and stay out of pools, hot tubs and the ocean for a few weeks, until incisions heal. That can be a frustrating adjustment but well worth it to avoid infection. You will likely be asked to wear a compression garment and a surgical bra, so expect to have some baggy, comfy clothes on hand for roughly one month.

Anyone who’s had breast surgery or tummy tuck is not permitted to lift heavy objects for 4 to 6 weeks. That includes picking up children, so this often poses the biggest challenge.

Keep in mind that there are plenty of things you can still do, like light activity, preparing meals, reading and walking with your kids. You’re going to need an extra set of hands, so this is a good time to call on family and friends for babysitting, running errands or pet care. Patients often hire a nanny or housekeeper temporarily to ease stress and ensure they heal well. You’ll be there to supervise, but you mustn’t do the physical work.

People with older children are usually able to prepare them for understanding and pitching in while mom recovers. You’ll still have to plan for alternate rides to school and other errands that involve driving for the first week or two.

There’s no doubt that for busy moms, the recovery after a cosmetic procedure can be a challenging time. If you set aside plenty of time after surgery and ask for lots of extra help, then you can relax and enjoy the staycation without feeling guilty or overwhelmed. You deserve to feel great about your body, mom. If you’d like a consultation, contact Body by Craft today.

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